Develop Open Technology Business Center

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 08/30/2005 - 07:47.

Oregon's commitment to Open Source is well demonstrated by the establishment of their Open Technology Business Center in Beaverton - we need this in NEO:

We bring talent, ideas and capital together to support the
founding, funding and growth of Open Technology businesses and projects.

Our members include entrepreneurs, small Open Technology companies, large technology suppliers and venture capital firms. The Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) and City of Beaverton are our founding partners.

Our executive and venture capital advisors challenge our start-ups to show how their use of shared core technology differentiates, accelerates, and delivers truly market-driven solutions. The result is a class of new ventures with uncommon support and opportunity for success.

Location

Our mission is global but we’re located in Beaverton, Oregon - a key area of innovation for Open Technology. IBM and Intel have global Linux competency centers located nearby and the Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) is right here. Linus Torvalds, the founder of Linux lives here. The O’Reilly open source conference for developers (OSCON) is held here. Oregon has deep embedded Linux and open source expertise and a robust talent pool in innovative technologies.