RAIN (Regional Accelerator & Innovation Network)


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About Us

RAIN (Regional Accelerator & Innovation Network) is a 501(c)(3) global non-profit organization that is run by experienced entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial ecosystem-builders. RAIN exists to reduce barriers to entrepreneurship and innovation for underrepresented populations and communities. Since 2014, RAIN has been invited to serve 52 communities in Oregon and Washington, plus 3 cities in Pakistan, to help them build inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystems and innovation economies. RAIN’s model is investigative, not prescriptive – which means we join-in to existing community activities/conversations, engage local stakeholders, listen, map ecosystem assets, identify and leverage strengths, identify gaps, and spin-up programming that meets the needs of that region’s entrepreneurs.

RAIN’s Mission is to partner with communities to catalyze inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystems, connect entrepreneurs to resources—including overlooked entrepreneurs—and contribute to the creation of prosperous economies.

RAIN’s Vision is that communities everywhere support, value, and celebrate entrepreneurs; regional leaders recognize entrepreneurs are a primary creator of net new jobs; small and rural communities have thriving economies, and a culture of possibilities is embraced. Visit www.oregonrain.org to learn more.