Angel Oregon Technology is designed to support early-stage technology startups based in Oregon and Southwest Washington by offering investment-readiness education, mentorship with successful local entrepreneurs in their sector, and connectivity within the local technology community.

There will be no investment opportunity for the technology cohorts in 2024.

The program is one in a series of Angel Oregon events facilitated by OEN which includes Angel Oregon Life and Bioscience (AOBIO) and Oregon Angel Food (OregonAF).

2024 will feature two three-week investment-readiness education series for technology startups at any stage of development. Cohort 1 launches Tuesdays, March 19th – April 9th and Cohort 2 will be presented Tuesdays, August 20th – September 17th.




  • AOTech will host TWO cohorts in 2024 featuring a three-week investment-readiness education series for technology startups at any stage of development.
    • Cohort 1: Education Series
      Tuesdays, March 19th – April 9th – 8:30 – 10:00 am on Zoom
    • Cohort 2: Education Series
      Tuesdays, August 20th – September 3rd – 8:30 – 10:00 am on Zoom


  • In-Person Practice Pitch sessions.
    • Cohort 1: Pitch Practice
      Tuesday, April 16th – 11:00 am – 1:00 pm location TBD
  • Cohort 2: Pitch Practice
    Tuesday, September 17th – 11:00 am – 1:00 pm location TBD.


All education sessions will be conducted via Zoom. Content portions will be recorded and will be available to all registered participants following the session.

Tackling Term Sheets

Tuesday, March 19th
8:30 – 10:00 am

For founders seeking funding, the term sheet is a critical document that can make or break a deal. It sets out the key terms that will form the building blocks of the relationship and alignment between the company and the investor.

More than just a financial contract, term sheets are about preserving your startup’s vision, protecting its interests, and ensuring a fair partnership with investors.

This AOTech panel conversation will tackle term sheets, unraveling their significance, key components, and the critical art of negotiation. 

Session Focus Points

  • Cap Tables
  • Valuation
  • Option Pools
  • Liquidation Preferences
  • Board of Directors
  • Investor Rights
  • Ownership Percentage of Share Classes
  • Participation Rights
  • Dividends

Presented By: Stoel Rives


Mary Hull
Stoel Rives


Surviving Technical Due Diligence

Tuesday, April 2nd
8:30 – 10:00 am

The goal of technical due diligence for a startup is to assess a product or service’s systems and infrastructure for potential risks, weaknesses, or gaps. This is done to catch anything that could hinder your company’s growth trajectory or compromise its ability to deliver on promises to investors, customers, and partners before it’s a problem

Successful technical due diligence requires careful planning and preparation. Understanding the process can help defuse many uncertainties and provide focus on the items that matter most.

This AOTech conversation will teach participants what to expect during technical due diligence and how to prepare — both logistically and mentally — for the entire process.

Session Focus Points

  • Team Responsibilities
  • Product Roadmap
  • Technology Stack
  • Processes
  • Documentation
  • Setting up a Data Room
  • Security: Practices & Concerns
  • Backups & Disaster Recovery
  • Technical Debt



Ryan Comingdeer



Susy Dunn
Chief Administrative Officer


Devon Horace
Portland Seed Fund

Investment Routes for your Tech Startup

Tuesday, April 9th
8:30 – 10:00 am

Every startup is different, and as such, fundraising journeys are unique. If you’re a founder of a tech startup, you understand how crucial money is when building a business. And raising funds is especially challenging for startups.

Venture capital, angel investors, private equity, government grants, accelerators, and incubators are some of the most common funding resources for tech startups.

This AOTech session will explore the types of funding available to founders and go deep into navigating funding based on the stage of your business and the developmental phase of your product. 

Session Focus Points

  • Creating a Business Plan
  • Bootstrapping & Family & Friends
  • Banks
  • Government Grants
  • Accelerators & Incubators
  • Venture Capital
  • Angel Funding





Celeste Edman
Entrepreneur & Fractional Executive



Tom Schnell
Team Lead / Finance Officer
Business Oregon



  • To build your business: learn how best to finance growth, meet investors, connect with mentors, and solve operational problems
  • To build community: connect with fellow founders and investors in the technology sector, learn the stories behind home-grown successes, and grow your network
  • To build the local economy: earn investment, find local suppliers, and meet local talent


  • FOUNDERS: Technology founders and founding teams of all kinds – and stages – are welcome to register for the education sessions.
  • ANGELS: accredited investors game to invest collectively in a technology company and help grow the regional tech sector are welcome. Details below.
  • MENTORS: specialists of all kinds support founders with their time and talents in grant applications, business model development, regulatory compliance and testing, and so on.







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