The Gorge Angel Conference


OEN Gorge Accelerator Boot Camp Grads Pitch at the Gorge Angel Conference!

Gorge Angel Conference

The Gorge Angel Conference was held November 5, 2013 at the Columbia Center of the Arts in Hood River and featured pitches by OEN Gorge Accelerator Boot Camp Graduates.  Each presenting company worked hard over 8 weeks to prepare their business models and presentations with a team of mentors and coaches –  seasoned entrepreneurs willing to share their experience and knowledge with startups. Attending the Conference were other entrepreneurs, potential customers, professional service providers and angel investors interested in the products and services of the Boot Camp companies.

The Grads did a great job!  I kept hearing over and over how well they did, how polished the presentations were, how exciting the companies coming out of the Gorge are. It is fun to see the progress they made since the first session.”

- Jason Glaspey, Palo Plan Founder; PIE Co-Founder and Boot Camp Facilitator

Congratulations Winners!

Audience Favorite: MTM Care

Wow! Yesterday (Gorge Angel Conference) was great! We are feeling super grateful for the whole experience.”

- Randee Bowder & Nicole Schrankel, Co-Founders of MTMCare

 Randee Bowder, co-founder of MTM Care


Palo Alto LivePitch $5oo Cash Prize: Blueshift

The class (Boot Camp) really was great – I am feeling a lot better about my level of understanding of what I’m doing.”

- Sam Beck, Founder of Blueshift

Sam Beck, Founder of Blueshift


Presenting Companies:

  • Blueshift – battery free portable electronic speakers
  • Green Top Table (website coming soon) – ecofriendly restaurant design table & bar tops
  • MTMCare – phoned-based connector of pharmacists and patients

The OEN Gorge Accelerator Boot Camp was made possible through grant funding to the OEN from the Oregon Community Foundation.  Several Boot Camp scholarships were provided to eligible food entrepreneurs by the Gorge Grown Food Network, via grant funding from the Meyer Memorial Trust.

The Gorge Angel Conference was presented by Gorge Innoventure in partnership with the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network and Business Oregon.  Gorge Innoventure is a business accelerator in Hood River.  For more information contact Robin Cope, OEN Regional Catalyst Manager,






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