December News & Events
2017 Highlights

In 2017, OzSBI completed the renovation of its second floor, adding 10,000 square feet of office, meeting and coworking space to the already-bustling environment. The incubator now boasts more than 21,000 square feet of modern office space with high speed fiber internet, a robust mentoring network of 20 highly qualified business mentors, and a brand new  microloan program for Oregon County. 

In 2017, OzSBI helped six new businesses move in, and provided business assistance to six existing companies through our Affiliate program. Eighteen entrepreneurs graduated from LaunchU, a nine-week business development program offered exclusively at the Incubator.  OzSBI was also awarded an USDA grant to help local manufacturers grow and started a community Tech Meetup to spur the development of innovative technology-centric businesses in the region.  

Our goal for 2018 is to continue our work incubating new ideas and new businesses, while creating new opportunities to engage the business community.

Merry Christmas from the OzSBI Staff

Professional Workshops & Meet Ups


Hear a TechTalk. Join those working to improve all things tech for West Plains including startups, networking, innovation, business, and more, and have a fine local craft beer while doing it.

Date: Thursday, December 14th
Time: 5 pm
Cost: FREE
Location: Wages Brewing Company Taproom

SMART START: Starting A Successful Business

Do you dream of starting your own business, but don't know where to begin? How do you validate your startup idea before you quit you day job? What chance does your idea have of being profitable?

It's easy to become overwhelmed in the early stages of launching a company. Learn the first steps to starting a business your own business and how to pave the way to success. 

This hour long workshop will outline the first steps you need to take, how to create a business plan, and how to get a handle of the finances from the start.

Date: Thursday, January 18th
Time: 12-1 pm
Cost: FREE
Location: OzSBI Meeting Room

2018 Workshop List Coming Soon

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