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MEDP in partnership with Launch Mid-Valley announces Innovation Development Opportunities

Jan 30, 2020

(MCMINNVILLE, OR) LAUNCH Mid-Valley, a regional collaborative unearthing innovative resources to help launch startups and support growth businesses is seeking Angel Investors, Entrepreneurs, and locals in the business community to join the Mid-Valley Innovation movement in the following four ways. 1) Angel Investors, 2) Angel Fund Applicants, 3) Business mentors, and 4) Start-ups looking to grow.

The Mid-Valley Angel Fund will offer seed funding for 2-4 startups in the coming months. This initiative is exploring investment opportunities to support a healthy entrepreneurial ecosystem and is seeking investors to help catalyze growth. Mike White, Mid-Valley Venture Catalyst said “Becoming an Angel Investor is a great way to learn more about alternative investment options and ways to diversify your portfolio. It is also a way to build your network of like-minded investors and is a great opportunity to invest in early-stage companies. This type of early investment has a profound effect on local economies by supporting new businesses and creating local jobs.”    For more information about contributing to the fund through angel investing contact Mike White, LMV. 

If you are an entrepreneur interested in applying for the Mid-Valley Angel Fund your application can be submitted at . Applications close on March 6, 2020. Candidates with questions about the application process are encouraged to reach out to Mike White for support and assistance.

The Launch Mid-Valley Startup Bootcamp is a 3-day intensive that uses lean startup strategies to help entrepreneurs and businesses level-up. Taking Place at the Falls Event Center in McMinnville, OR February 28- March 1, 2020.  Whether you have an existing new business, a business idea, or are just curious about the startup process, this bootcamp will provide you with information, connections, and tactics to help you grow. There will be business owners, corporate coaches, angel investors and city leaders available all weekend to assist and encourage you through the process.  The weekend will include networking, keynotes from experts across all areas of business development, business coaching, time to work in teams developing a business plan and pitch, and the opportunity to pitch your business idea for startup funding. Current prize package valued at $2,500. More information and tickets for the Launch Mid-Valley Startup Bootcamp can be found online at

The Launch Mid-Valley Initiative is always seeking business-savvy individuals with a passion for entrepreneurship to help support our programming in the region. Whether it is through business mentoring, being a guest speaker, sharing a success story, joining a panel or offering a workshop in your area of expertise, we are searching for creative collaborations for future events and programming. For more information about how you can get involved please contact Mike White, LMV.


Inquiries about these programs and events can be directed to: 

Mike White, Venture Catalyst, Launch Mid-Valley | 971.273.3456

Scott Cooper, Executive Director, McMinnville Economic Development Partnership | 503.474.6814




About MEDP: The Partnership includes the City of McMinnville, McMinnville Water & Light, McMinnville Industrial Promotions, the McMinnville Area Chamber of Commerce, and area businesses. To learn more about the McMinnville Economic Development Partnership, visit or find us at

LAUNCH Mid-Valley is a regional collaborative unearthing innovative resources to help launch startups and support growth businesses. 


The LAUNCH Mid-Valley partners are Marion, Polk, & Yamhill Counties, City of Dallas, City of Independence, City of Newberg, City of Salem, City of Woodburn, Chemeketa Small Business Development Center (SBDC), McMinnville Economic Development Partnership (MEDP), and SEDCOR.  


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