OEN NewsAnd Then There Were Six… Meet the Semifinalists for OEN’s Angel Oregon Fall 2014 Program

OEN's Angel Oregon Fall 2014 ProgramSix companies have made the second cut in OEN’s Angel Oregon Fall 2014 Investment Program and will proceed to compete in the next round.

Hailing from Portland, Hillsboro, and Albany, the companies run the gamut from technology to clean tech to consumer products.

From 38 applications, 13 companies survived the first cut and presented to OEN’s Angel Oregon investors on Sept. 30. The semifinalists selected to proceed will present again on October 28 to contend for the investment award—historically around $75,000. The winner will be selected from three finalists on November 11.

The semifinalist companies currently in the running for our Fall Investment award are as follows:

BIOMIO (Portland/Software)
“BIOMIO offers a 3rd Party Biometrics Authentication Service (API) which works with any application or device.”

FINEX Cast Iron Cookware Co. (Portland/Consumer Products)
“Our vision is for a modern heirloom quality cast iron skillet in every kitchen and to provide the finest American-made cookware imaginable.”

Homeschool Technical Apparel (Portland/Consumer Products)
“Homeschool creates the most durable highly breathable outerwear available. Keeping you warm and dry from the inside out.”

HydroStar USA (Hillsboro/Clean Technology)
“Enabling a clean hydrogen industry with low cost systems and safe, clean electrolyte; hydrogen without the carbon and safety concerns.”

nseXtreme (Albany/Mobile)
“Most Exciting Mobile Software Platform facilitating enhanced competition for Adrenaline Sports Enthusiasts — GoPro plus a whole lot more!”

Works Electric (Portland/Transportation)
“Makers of the world’s best performing portable electric vehicle.”


About Angel Oregon:

OEN’s Angel Oregon is the premier investment program in the Northwest for angel investors and early-stage entrepreneurs. Since 2005, 494 companies have applied to compete for investment. From 2005 until Spring 2014, over $2.9 million has been directly invested through OEN’s Angel Oregon LLC investment award and there have been three favorable exits. Additional investment has been made outside of the LLCs, and more than 700 jobs have been created. Learn more.

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