Steve Morris

Executive Director at Oregon Technology Business Center (OTBC)

Steve Morris is the Executive Director of OTBC and manager of the Westside Startup Fund. He is a veteran of three investor-funded start-ups and two business-unit startups inside larger companies, and has more than 25 years of management experience in the software, service, and semiconductor test industries at companies such as Hewlett Packard, Integrated Measurement Systems, Cadence Design Systems, Mentor Graphics, Credence Corporation and Teseda Corporation. With hands-on startup CEO/founder experience, he has a broad understanding of startup issues, and an excellent ability to explain even complex startup topics in clear, easy-to-understand way. At OTBC, he has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs start and grow companies, and has developed a large inventory of startup workshops and practical startup tools. He holds a B.A. in mathematics from Reed College and a Masters of Science degree from Carnegie-Mellon University Graduate School of Industrial Administration (now The Tepper School of Business).

2019 Tech Session, 11am–Noon
Local Services to Get Your Business Going and Growing

In this panel session, representatives from several area organizations which provide services and support for starting and growing your business and reaching new markets will provide an overview of their organization and answer your questions.

  • OTBC, Steve Morris, Moderator
  • OMEP / Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership, Mike Vanier
  • OMIC / Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center, Larry “Craig” Campbell, Executive Director
  • Exceed Enterprises, Stephen Achilles, CEO


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