Let Reinventing Rural help you bring the magic of CO.STARTERS to your rural town
Creating Innovative Rural Communities
Launch Your Small Business!
CO.STARTERS Core workshops are starting in Winter and Spring of 2023 throughout Oregon
What we do
Support rural Startups and Small Businesses
The Foundry Collective Reinventing Rural initiative helps community organizations create strong rural economies. We engage and assist local efforts to build rural economies through entrepreneurship. We offer tools, training, and guidance to foster new startup business growth and access to funding. We provide resources to develop local talent and expertise. We help create a thriving innovative culture of success in small PNW towns.
Reach subject matter experts, mentors, and other technical help to get the support you need.
Sign up for workshops, presentations, and round-table discussions. Check out our list of upcoming classes.
Join groups and meet members with similar interests or needs and engage with your peers.
why we do it
Running a Business is Hard Work
Rural areas are rich with local culture and are essential to the economy. We know gaining access to outside information can be challenging whether it be for financial assistance, technology support, or overcoming market barriers. That's why we have teamed up with experienced professionals ready to help you on your business journey.
How We Help
a place for you to learn and grow
As a member of this virtual community, you are supported in whatever stage of business you are in. Membership levels the playing field, giving rural entrepreneurs and small business owners access to tools that help support innovation, strengthen their businesses, and ultimately help rebuild their rural economy.
Benefits of being part of the community
Reinventing Rural is here to increase your business and technology knowledge, and provide access to valuable business tools and resources - for FREE.
for resources and education
mentorship from experts
with technical service providers
people with common goals
to events and workshops
Does your small business need assistance?
Get Connected with Free Resources that can Help You Stay Strong
The Reinventing Rural virtual community was launched in 2020 to help rural businesses in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest adapt to evolving economic conditions. Free technical assistance is available to help you with the impact of Covid-19 and the longer term challenges small rural businesses are facing. Our trusted partners include Rural Development Initiatives, Oregon’s Small Business Development Center, Foundry Collective, and many others.
This project is partially funded by Business Oregon through the CARES act.