CREDC is helping Southwest Washington entrepreneurs access capital, talent, and partners to accelerate growth and weather the "Valley of Death" in the startup life cycle.


Connect with mentorships and capital for growth 


Oregon Angel Fund
Funding and support to build the next generation of world-class growth companies 

FusionX Ventures
Investing in early stage companies where they can add significant value

Portland Seed Fund
Top-performing early-stage venture fund focused on investments in the Pacific Northwest

Cascade Angels
Creating opportunities for investors and businesses in Oregon to drive economic growth and fuel prosperity

TiE Oregon
Growing business through mentoring, networking, education, incubating and funding

Washington Technology Industry Association
Mobilize industry, education and government to make our region the leading technology community in the world

Technology Association of Oregon
Empowering businesses and entrepreneurs through networks, events, resources and more

Collaborating, together.

Columbia Collective 



Connecting like minds 

GROW Clark County Event Series

Grow Clark County is CREDC’s newest forum for connecting and empowering Clark County’s entrepreneurship and startup communities!

Committed to bringing together and connecting people, Grow Clark County aims to strengthen and grow our innovative knowledge economy and to provide opportunities for our most exciting and groundbreaking startups to pitch their products, business model and strategy, and interact with businesses and resources that can help their business grow and flourish; all over a bottle of beer or a glass of wine.   

Partnership Projects

The Vancouver Tech Project (#vantechy) is an after-hours forum that brings together innovators in our local technology and coding community to network, contract, and collaborate.


The City of Vancouver and the CREDC are pleased to announce the City's participation in the national "Startup in a Day" initiative, launched by the Small Business Administration and the White House in 2015. 

Initiative designed to grow and support tech companies located in downtown Vancouver, east Vancouver and Camas by cultivating partnerships between private business, education, local governments and agencies.

WSU Vancouver's Business Growth MAP works with organizations (for profit and nonprofit) from all industries throughout Southwest Washington and the Portland metropolitan area, including organizations in underserved communities

For more information on innovation and starting up in Clark County, Washington please contact
Max Ault, Vice President, Director of Business Growth & Development 
at 360-567-1055 or