TechStart is now the TAO Foundation.
TAO Foundation is the Oregon 501(c)3 nonprofit subsidiary of the Technology Association of Oregon. Our mission is to serve as an “umbrella” nonprofit to support activities and programs that promote wider access to technology education for Oregon K-12 students.
TAO Foundation seeks to:
Support technology-related education programs, Align industry, foundation and public resources and Incubate new programs
Our goal is to participate with, and inspire growth within the ecosystem of groups such as STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), ETIC (Engineering and Technology Industry Council), Saturday Academy, ORTOP (Oregon Robotics Tournament & Outreach Program) and others to inspire opportunity and strengthen the skills Oregon students need to thrive in the global economy.
Our vision is to be the catalyst for the development of new talent pipelines for an inclusive, innovation-based economy.
Our supported affiliates currently include:
Center for Innovative Inclusion
APP Camp for Girls