Oregon State Advantage moves Corvallis startup companies forward

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The Oregon State University Advantage Program continues to help Corvallis-area entrepreneurs launch their businesses. Among the latest local companies to complete the Accelerate stage of the Advantage Accelerator program are:

Celilo Cycles

CEO Scott Campbell designs and builds bike frames made from locally and sustainably harvested Oregon White Oak. These unique bikes are not only beautiful, the wood frame offers a smoother ride with less vibration than bikes made from aluminum or carbon fiber.

Phahrma inc.

Two Oregon State scientists, Nancy Kerkvliet, a professor of immunotoxicology, and Siva Kolluri, an associate professor of cancer research, are working to commercialize and license their research findings to create a drug that could potentially prevent Type 1 diabetes and may have applications in other autoimmune diseases.

Alumni Mentoring Network

Created by Oregon State graphic design professor Andrea Marks, along with alumnus and user-experience designer Ben Cerezo, this program helps create mentoring connections between students and alumni. An online interface acts as a central hub for students, faculty, alumni and industry partners.

Pragmatic Fermentation

CEO Thomas Butler and his father are turning their family’s long history of home brewing into a new brewery. Influenced by his world travels, Butler is focusing on a lineup of beers that include pale ales, IPAs, porters and lagers.

For more information about the Advantage Accelerator program, visit oregonstate.edu/accelerator.

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