About OEN

We believe that a thriving network of entrepreneurs makes Oregon stronger


What We Do

OEN helps entrepreneurs start up and scale up by connecting them to peers and mentors, startup funding opportunities, and hands-on training. A nonprofit, membership-driven organization with a 28-year track record, OEN is Oregon’s only organization that supports scalable startups from every industry across the state.

OEN community

We cultivate a thriving, diverse community
At OEN we cultivate personal connections with over 50 events and programs each year. More than 54,000 community members from a wide range of industries and backgrounds have participated in an OEN program or event since 1999.

Angel Oregon

We stimulate growth through access to funding & investors
We’re dedicated to growing fast and forward. Through OEN’s Angel Oregon program, we give entrepreneurs access to funding and investors – primary factors in helping a company grow from a good idea into a great business.


We promote success through recognition & visibility
In a crowded marketplace, it takes more than just a great idea to succeed. OEN hosts several high-profile entrepreneurship programs each year, including the OEN Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards to celebrate, educate, and promote companies that have what it takes to succeed.


We foster innovation through education & mentoring
OEN provides a full spectrum of educational and networking opportunities to our entrepreneurs. Our monthly PubTalks, annual Summit, and ongoing workshops bring the best and brightest entrepreneurs to the table.


We inspire a culture of giving back
Everything that we do at OEN incorporates a spirit of giving back. Our extraordinary network of volunteers give their time, money, and expertise to help the next wave of entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life.

From 2010 to 2014, OEN actively operated the Entrepreneurs Foundation of the Northwest (EFNW), which has returned over $10 million to 100 non-profits in dollars raised and volunteer time.

Get Involved

Whether you’re looking to launch or grow a business, build your client pipeline, or invest in Oregon’s economic future, there are many ways to become a part of our thriving network.

Become a member

Join Oregon’s premier entrepreneurial network! An OEN membership will help you succeed by opening the door to the resources, know-how, and networks you need to take your idea to the next level.

Sponsor OEN

You want new clients. We want to connect entrepreneurs to your expertise. OEN is uniquely positioned to connect your company to hundreds of local entrepreneurs and startup companies that are actively seeking your services. Through OEN sponsorship, you can reach a target market of highly educated, business decision-makers; gain visibility as an industry leader, and support job creation and economic development in Oregon.

Join our investment community

Do you want to help grow a vibrant economy in Oregon? Sign up for an investor membership to take part in our investor education series so you can learn how to give back to your community in a fun, engaging way that may result in a financial return.

Donate to OEN

Join OEN’s Startup Circle with a monthly gift! It takes a lot to make an idea a reality, and even more to grow and sustain it. Entrepreneurs can’t go it alone–they need mentorship, education, and ongoing support. Help us help Oregon’s dreamers, leaders, doers, and makers by supporting OEN on monthly basis.

OEN History

A nonprofit, membership-driven organization with a 27-year track record, OEN is Oregon’s only organization that supports scalable startups from every industry across the state.

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