Mentor Protege Program

Since 1995 over 100 small businesses have participated in the program. It’s also served as a national model for other agencies including the Small Business Administration and the National Associated General Contractors.  

The three-year program pairs each protégé with two industry mentors, who assist with developing business plans and marketing strategies; understanding financial statements; and determining short- and long-term business goals. 

To join the program, businesses must be: 

  • Certified by the Oregon Certification Office for Business Inclusion and Diversity 
  • In continuous operation for the last 36 months
  • Current on all taxes and applicable licenses

We’re currently accepting applications for our 2020-2023 cohort: Apply today

Current Protégés:


Mentor-Protégé Program Partners


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