The Oregon Technology Business Center, OTBC, has announced the winners of the 2022 Westside Startup Challenge cohort and awarded a $25,000 convertible note investment in each company.
OTBC is a City of Beaverton-sponsored startup incubator and the only Oregon incubator investing in and mentoring startups for one year in the OTBC office in Beaverton.
Mayor Lacey Beaty presented the checks to the five 2022 winners selected from 49 companies who applied for funding.
The winners of the 2022 Beaverton Startup Challenge are:
- CampsEZ – Makes it easy for parents to find and register for activities, camps, and sports for their kids (www.campsez.com)
- DIY Bar – Craft workshop meets bar concept that has pivoted to also selling kits to individuals & businesses for team-building (www.diybar.co)
- Howl at the Spoon – Wildly convenient artisan sauces made by hand in small batches for home, backpacking or travel (www.howlatthespoon.com)
- Khalsa Salsa – Combines bold Indian spices with classic fresh ingredients of Mexican salsa for a first-of-its-kind fusion (www.khalsasalsa.net)
- Sport Source – Connects coaches, athletes, trainers and families with spaces to play, move, train, or exercise (www.sport-source.com)
Jim McCreight, Executive Director of OTBC, said “this is our seventh annual Startup Challenge Competition and we are proud to support these entrepreneurs and their companies. We were able to raise over $152,000 this year to invest in these promising young companies.”
In the previous six years, the Westside Startup Challenge companies have gone on to raise over $70 million in additional funding. Applications for the 2023 cohort will open in August 2022.
Jim McCreight, Exec Director
Oregon Technology Business Center