Angel Food Conference & Education Series 2019

Learn more and apply to our Concept Stage Competition

Got a Great Idea?

We want to help it take flight. Apply to the Concept Stage Competition for an opportunity to:

  • Hone your pitch and business plan ($50 value)
  • Get coaching & mentoring from business leaders (Priceless!)
  • Learn from experts at four educational sessions ($200 value)
  • Present at OEN’s May 8 PubTalk Pitchfest ($25 value)
  • Present to 300+ investors and business leaders at OEN’s annual Angel Food Conference
  • Win a prize package of goods and services (worth up to $20,000)

All applicants will receive one ticket to the Angel Food Conference on June 19 ($125+ value). Applicants may also be considered for loans ranging from $25,000 – $250,000 through Business Oregon’s Small Business Expansion Program.


Angel Oregon was such a great experience for us. It’s so important to step back and look at the big picture, and really helpful to have experienced people look at your company and ask the important questions.”

Keeley Tillotson, Wild Friends Foods, Angel Oregon winner 2013

Eligibility Requirements

OEN’s Angel Food Conference 2019 Program is only open to companies located in Oregon or SW Washington.

Companies participating in the Concept Stage competition typically:

  • Have a great idea, and are close to “proof of concept”
  • Are in the process of testing their product in the market
  • Have little if any revenue – yet

If you have already generated revenue, completed your business plan, and developed your product or service, you may be a better fit for our Startup and Developing Stage Competition. Please review our Startup Stage criteria here.

Key Dates

  • April 3: Info session
  • April 8: Pitch applications due
  • May 8: PubTalk PitchFest
  • June 19: Angel Food Conference (winners announced), including a food fair

More key dates coming soon!

Application Fees

The cost to apply to the Angel Food Conference for the Concept Stage Competition is $99 for OEN members and $190 for non-members. The non-member rate includes one year of OEN Concept Stage Membership (cost of $95, with a $200 value).

Ready to apply?

We use a platform called Gust to collect and evaluate Angel Food Conference applications. If you haven’t used Gust, you’ll be asked to create an account before you get started.

Applications are due by 11:59 PM on Monday, April 8.

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