There’s a story behind every entrepreneur and small business. Capturing and sharing those stories plays a big role in inspiring and helping present and future entrepreneurs. Built Oregon has made it its mission to capture and share the stories of Oregon entrepreneurs.
The founders of Built Oregon are driven by a strong belief that stories, in partnership with public and private resources, can support and drive economic development. They have a diverse and strong mix of experience and passion around entrepreneurship. Everything they do as the leaders of their company is always be focused on one thing—being an instigator of conversations, catalyst for connecting people and regions, and promoter of entrepreneurship.
For Oregon Built, Oregon’s story of innovation and entrepreneurship is one of passion, inspiration, perspiration, dedication—and more often than not—collaboration. It is a story focused on craft and attention to detail, whether that craft involves food, technology, or life sciences. From Ashland to Baker City to Astoria, Oregonians get up every day, looking to seize opportunities; opportunities that drive the state’s economy and, more importantly, our local communities.
However, these activities go largely unrecognized because those stories are rarely told. And, for Built Oregon, “even when we do see these stories, they tend to focus on the larger cities and within a small segment of industries.”
But innovation and entrepreneurship are not constrained to areas with a certain population, a particular demographic, or by geographic region. These stories span the entire state, in every corner of Oregon.
Recognizing the need for another voice to tell these stories, Built Oregon has made it its mission to see these stories from across the state told.