We're building a global center for enterprise blockchain solutions

Blockchain technology is quickly maturing — from theoretical applications to real-world solutions that can transform the way we live, work, play, learn. And even govern.

To get there, we’re bringing together partners from finance, health, education tech, and more, to support a program purposely designed to help emerging startups test and launch blockchain systems with viable use cases across key industries.

Through it, we’re creating one of the first state-sponsored, public-private collaborations that leverages blockchain technologies to move Oregon, and its companies, forward. So as they grow, they can help the world move forward, too.

Introducing the Oregon Enterprise Blockchain Venture Studio

Designed to drive blockchain-led innovation, cross-industry, OEBVS will focus on developing startup-led products, services, and tools that can help Studio partners realize the full potential of blockchain technologies — from decentralized, organizational constructs to new ways of using data to drive business.

Over the course of the program, the Studio will work with selected companies to identify strategic market opportunities, and provide them with the guidance and partnerships to spark momentum and sustain ongoing growth.

Here's how it works

Participating startups will work with a specialized R/GA team tailored to their immediate growth. Made up of award-winning strategists, technologists, designers, and consultants, they’ll collaborate with each company to develop their businesses and prepare them for future milestones.

Companies will also receive one-on-one mentorship with industry executives and direct access to R/GA and our world-class Studio partners.

Here are the details

The program will take place at R/GA’s offices in the Portland Pearl District.

Kicking off July 29, 2019, the program will last twelve weeks and conclude with a demo event in October, where startups will present their company and product pitches to Studio partners, investors, and industry leaders in technology and innovation. 

If you are interested in attending the OEBVS demo event, please email us at ventures@rga.com for more information.

Areas of Interest

Retail and Commerce
Insurance, Digital Health, and Wellness
Manufacturing, Shipping, and Supply Chain
Energy and Sustainability
Civic and Institutional Solutions
Transportation, IoT, and Smart Cities
Food and Agriculture
Advertising and Marketing

Use Cases

Data management
Smart contracts
Provenance and Traceability
Data Protection and Identity Management


  • Apr 24 2019
    Applications Open
  • Jun 16 2019
    Application Deadline
  • Jul 08 2019
    Selected Companies Notified
  • Jul 29 2019
    Program Begins
  • Oct 10 2019
    Demo Day

Studio partners

Moda Health
Umpqua Bank
R/GA Ventures
Business Oregon
Portland State University School of Business
Smith and Crown

Interested in becoming a partner? Contact us.

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