OSS Business Incubator

About Us

We are an exclusively open source software (OSS) oriented business incubator. Our mission is to foster economic development by promoting, funding, and supporting the formation and growth of companies that commercially develop new technologies, products, and services that rely on open source licensed software.

Our incubator, with its dedicated focus on open source software product and service companies, is unlike any other. Our team knows and understands the challenges faced by open source entrepreneurs because we have faced those same challenges as we have built and scaled organizations that have leveraged the power of open source software. This includes creating open source technologies with over one billion downloads and tens of millions of active users (Anaconda, NumPy, PyTorch, SciPy, etc.).

Our History

Our Journey Through Open Source

What We Do

We help start, grow, and sustain open source software communities (both company backed and community driven) and the companies and entrepreneurs that emerge from them. We do this by providing venture services such as advising and mentoring, bookkeeping, business incubation, capital investment, human resource (HR) support, legal, marketing, product management, technology development, and training, to a wide variety of organizations and open source software projects.

Decades of open source software and technology commercialization experience help us not only provide the rocket fuel that open source technology companies need, but also help our incubator clients and companies successfully organize and execute on the demand for innovative solutions to industry problems that leverage the power of open source software communities.

How We Can Help

You have open source software needs and we have open source software solutions. One of the keys to launching successful companies is having access to the right advisors and resources. Many open source technology entrepreneurs, especially first time founders, don’t know where to begin. Seasoned entrepreneurs and established companies are also looking for experienced experts who can help them navigate open source business models and go to market strategies for products or services that rely on open source technologies. Whether looking for help building an online community, launching a new open source software product or service offering, understanding open source licensing models, expanding the technical team, or navigating the complexities of launching an early stage startup, OpenTeams Incubator can help.

Supported Organizations


Supported Projects


Our Team

Our team's many years of open-source technology and commercialization experience allows us to not only connect our investors to unique investment opportunities, but to also help entrepreneurs successfully bring to market new products and services with open source foundations.


Bradden Blair

Founder & CEO

Bradden Blair has nearly 20 years of experience incubating companies and leading the adoption of open source software within organizations. He has led the acquisition and sale of several companies, including a prior technology business incubator. He holds an MBA, MHA, graduate certificate in biomedical informatics, and Ph.D. in Health Promotion & Education from the University of Utah.


Travis Oliphant

Founder & Partner

Founder and partner at OS BIG. Travis Oliphant has 20+ years’ experience in OSS scientific computing as the Creator of NumPy, SciPy, Conda, Numba, and XND and as the Founder of Anaconda (Continuum), NumFOCUS, and PyData. He has a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the Mayo Clinic.


Matt Harward

Founder & Partner

As founder and partner, Matt Harward leverages 20+ years’ experience in data science technical sales to form long-lasting customer partnerships. Founder and chief revenue officer of Quansight, a scientific computing firm focusing on OSS. Formerly, VP of Sales at Anaconda and co-founder of PPG certifications. He has a B.A. in Spanish from BYU, with a business emphasis.


Karl Rees

General Counsel

Karl's 15+ years of legal experience include time as partner at two Silicon Valley IP firms, representing startups and Fortune 500 clients in spaces such as AI/ML, databases, enterprise systems, networking, and graphics. He also worked for 5 years developing data visualization software and web applications. He holds degrees in Law and Computer Science from BYU, and is currently working on a Masters of Computer Science through the University of Texas. He supports our venture funds, spin out companies, and incubator clients.

Advisor Network

We have assembled an experienced group of open source technology mentors and advisors to support, connect with, and help build the next generation of pioneering open source technology companies. We believe the best way to help open source companies thrive is to surround their founders (our clients) with aspirant peers who've already successfully navigated the process of launching an open source technology company. Whether navigating open source software licensing models, trying to understand how to build or grow an open source community, or seeking assistance with building a product development roadmap, the OS BIG advisor network can help.

Contact Us

OpenTeams Incubator

8656 W. Hwy 71, Bldg F200
Austin, Texas 78735

Salt Lake City, UT


Thank you for your interest in OpenTeams Incubator. We welcome the opportunity to learn more about your needs and to explore how we can help accelerate your open source project or company. Email us at or fill out the form below and we would be happy to provide you with an initial consultation. One of our team members will respond to your email within 1-2 business days.

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