Entrepreneurs in the Eugene area can get help with the tricky job of starting a new business through the Oregon Incubator Program, an initiative offered by the Duck Store and recently profiled in the Register-Guard.
The program offers businesspeople in the very earliest stages of development the opportunity to see their product on store shelves. And getting accepted is very competitive — only eight startups have gotten in during the last year.
“Our programs are open to whomever can benefit and we see potential in,” said Brian Wright, the Duck Store’s merchandising manager. “We view this contribution to the community as a part of our stewardship mission and are proud to give back.”
The Duck Store incubator is typically for people who aren’t quite ready for the larger accelerators, such as the Regional Accelerator and Innovation Network. However, it isn’t uncommon for those participating in the Oregon Incubator Program to go on to these more advanced programs.
For more, read “Duck incubator helps hatch local startups” in the Register-Guard.