Starve Ups was founded in October 2000 by a group of first time founders, from seven Oregon-based startup companies, as Oregon's first startup accelerator. In attendance were the founders of what became the startups knowns as AssetExchange, CoolerEmail, eROI, Rumblefish, VIA, Versation and wired.MD.
Starve Ups Eugene was founded in December of 2013 by a group of founders, from ten Oregon-based startup companies including: Arcimoto, BT Biotech, Dyscover.me, Dune Sciences, Light Dance, Manage My Co-op, MxResearch, NemaMetrix, Organik and Red Duck Foods.
Starve Ups Bend was founded in April 2018 by a group of founders solely from Oregon-based startup companies. The founding members of the chapter are to be announced as a part of the newest Class.