About SmartUps

Smart-ups is the oldest and largest entrepreneurial support group in Eugene.

We’re here to create a fun, social atmosphere where entrepreneurs can hang out with other startup founders, exchange ideas and be challenged to grow through inspiring panel discussions. This is the time and place for emerging growth-oriented companies to stay connected to each other, capital development resources, and education.

EDUCATION | workshops: Day One & Academy, coaching, and mentoring

NETWORKING | panel talks, socials, business plan pitches

CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT | angel and venture development + strategic partnerships

Early-stages of SmartUps

Caroline Cummings (former CEO/co-founder of OsoEco) and Nathan Lillegard (CEO/co-founder of Floragenex)  were entrepreneurs seeking increased local opportunities that would connect them with peers, partners, mentors, continuing education, and investors.  As a result – Smart-ups was born in February 2008 and has grown to be the premier networking event for entrepreneurs in the Eugene-Springfield area.

Thanks to our Sponsors

As with most great ventures, SmartUps has matured to success through partnerships with other passionate people.  Thanks to these local companies for their continued support of educational and networking events for entrepreneurs:

Endeavor Law, Click Refresh, Palo Alto Software and Moss Adams LLP.

We also like Forward Thinking, Oregon Entrepreneurs Network and the Oregon Small Business Development Center.

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Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce

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