Oregon BEST names business advisory board
By Christina Williams, Sustainable Business Oregon
Sustainable Business Oregon
The Oreogn Built Environment & Sustainable Technologies Center named 12 business executives Monday to oversee its commercialization program, including the distribution of $225,000 in commercialization grants.
The new board will review applications and make recommendations for grants which will be paid out to three $75,000 grant recipients early next year. According to Oregon BEST, the grants are aimed at startups and research groups with a cleantech product likely to lead to Oregon jobs.
After the grants are announced, Oregon BEST will help connect the selected teams with technical, business and financial resources as well as its network of research facilities and 180 faculty members from Oregon universities.
The new advisory board includes:
• John Chen, Phoenix Venture Partners
• Aman Desouza, CertainTeed
• Steve Eichenlaub, Intel Capital
• Sarah Krasley, Autodesk Inc.
• Doug Moore, McKinstry
• Brooke Randall, Equilibrium Capital
• Adrian Roberts, Battelle
• Gregg Semler, Pivotal Investments
• Martin Tobias, NW Energy Angels
• Steve Vincent, Avista
• Andrea Wendt-Olson, Jeld-Wen Inc.
• Matthew Wilson, Lane Powell
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