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RAINmaker Grant Application Deadline

Friday, May 7, 2021 at 11:59pm

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The Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation is pleased to announce the call for applications for the Paul Anthony Troiano RAINmaker Seed Grants. These $5,000 awards are designed to support UO student-led and owned entrepreneurial startup businesses as they seek to refine and launch their concepts as new companies.

Learn more about the history of the RAINmaker grant.

To apply, submit your 1-2 page executive summary of your business or nonprofit, OR a pitch deck about your venture to Make sure to mention what traction to date you have made on your venture and how you would plan to spend the funds to grow your venture. Note: RAINmaker grants are intended for ventures that have some traction to date and development beyond the idea-stage.

Application deadline is Friday, May 7. Award winners will be announced during the UO Entrepreneurship Awards on May 24.

For further information about the RAINmaker grant program, including details on how to apply, contact Kate Harmon, Director of Cross-Campus Engagement, Lundquist Center for Entrepreneruship at

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