Two Indian-American students have build an incubator to help new entrepreneurs get their startups off the ground for free by connecting companies with industry experts and arranging interns.
Aman Sharma, a junior at Westview High School, and Bhavin Gupta, a senior, started Oregon Business Incubator to help newly minted entrepreneurs get their businesses off the ground for free.
“We operate at completely no cost because charging startups is counterproductive to our mission statement,” Gupta said.
“Furthermore, we hope to be an inspiration to younger students who want to pursue a career in business and entrepreneurship,” he said.
They said they’ve already helped three startups, including the one that inspired them to start the incubator, oregonlive.com reported.
The incubator works as a sort of middleman, connecting startups with outside sources that have the needed knowledge or skills. They also help companies find interns with knowledge the startups may need, the report said.