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State-backed Oregon Enterprise Blockchain Venture Studio names its first six startups who will go all-in on distributed ledger tech

COURTESY: OREGON ENTERPRISE BLOCKCHAIN VENTURE STUDIO (OEBVS) - Founders from Brave, Chronicled, Patientory, Concord, qiibee and Everest are the inaugural class at the Oregon Enterprise Blockchain Venture Studio (OEBVS). The studio and its partners are betting that blockchain – a way of securely tracking files and minimizing risk across all types of computer networks -  will become the new standard in business.

Founders from Brave, Chronicled, Patientory, Concord, qiibee and Everest are the inaugural class at the Oregon Enterprise Blockchain Venture Studio (OEBVS).

The studio and its partners are betting that blockchain — a way of securely tracking files and minimizing risk across all types of computer networks — will become the new standard in business.

R/GA Ventures (part of the digital ad agency), Moda, Umpqua Bank, Portland State University, Oregon Health & Science University, Business Oregon, ConsenSys and blockchain research firm Smith + Crown announced the six companies that will participate OEBVS program, which is designed to build blockchain-based ecosystems and solutions and position Oregon's businesses and institutions to compete globally.

PMG: JOSEPH GALLIVAN - R/GA announced the first six companies that will take part in the Oregon Enterprise Blockchain Venture Studio (OEBVS). Here is the inside of R/GA in the PEarl District in April 2019 when it hosted a talked called Designing for Inclusion.

"Over the last few years, we have seen blockchain technology evolve from early and sometimes experimental uses to increased adoption at the enterprise level," said Stephen Plumlee, Vice Chairman of R/GA and Managing Partner of R/GA Ventures. "We look forward to working with our industry-leading partners and with these innovative startups to refine and implement new enterprise blockchain platforms and applications that have the potential to substantially impact multiple verticals."

The companies are involved in community initiatives, health records, supply chain, advertising and media technology, identity management, back-office processes, and internal employee tools.

PMG: JOSEPH GALLIVAN - Founding member of the R/GA Ventures team, Jonathan Bradley. The Oregon Enterprise Blockchain Venture Studio (OEBVS) is a partnership between R/GA Ventures and several other companies such as ConsenSys, Moda, the Oregon Health and Science University, Business Oregon, Portland State University, Umpqua Bank and Smith + Crown.

They are:

Brave

Brave software's fast, privacy-oriented browser, combined with its blockchain-based digital advertising platform (Basic Attention Token), is resetting the web for users, publishers, and advertisers. Users get a better, less cluttered, and speedier web experience, publishers increase their revenue share, and advertisers receive better conversion.

Chronicled

Chronicled is pioneering enterprise solutions and networks powered by blockchain to improve the way supply chains operate.

Concord

Concord provides privacy-first data solutions that protect and reward brands and the people they engage with.

Everest

Everest's platform solves for verifiable identity, secure value exchange, and transparent accounting – with a distributed ledger and storage system, mobile phone application, and administrative community management portal.

qiibee

qiibee is a standard for loyalty on the blockchain. Through qiibee's plug-and-play solutions, businesses worldwide are running and operating loyalty programs on the blockchain in a few hours, while reducing costs and maximizing customer lifetime value.

Patientory

Patientory, Inc. empowers end-users globally with a secure platform to manage and transfer their health data to achieve actionable insights for improved health outcomes and well-being

The Studio program is taking place at R/GA Portland's Pearl District office and will conclude in October 2019 with a demo event. During this event, each company will present to industry leaders, partners, investors, and customers from the technology and innovation community.


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