Angel Food Conference & Education Series 2019

Learn more and apply to our Developing Stage Competition

Got a Great Idea?

We want to help it take flight. Apply to the Developing 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 to 200+ investors and business leaders at OEN’s Angel Food Conference for a chance to win a $100K+ investment (actual investment will depend on the number of investors)

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.

Eligibility Requirements

OEN’s Angel Food Conference & Education Series is only open to companies located in Oregon or SW, Washington.

Companies participating in the Developing Stage competition typically:

  • Have a proven concept and a complete business plan developed
  • Have a product and are selling it at farmer’s markets, local stores, national chains, etc.
  • Have generated revenues of $250K to about $2M and are ready for market expansion
  • Non-consumer products companies like restaurants are eligible to go through the program but are not eligible to compete for the investment.

Paola Moretto of Nouvola

The due diligence process was very well-done and extremely professional. I was really impressed by the quality of the investors and their ability to understand the market opportunity and business model.”

Paola Moretto, Nouvola

Key Dates

  • April 3: Info session
  • April 17: Pitch applications due by 12:00 midnight
  • May 8: PubTalk PitchFest
  • June 19: Angel Food Conference (winners announced), including a food fair

Application Fees

The cost to apply to the Angel Food Conference for the Developing Stage Competition is $250 for OEN members and $500 for non-members. The non-member rate includes one year of OEN Development Stage Membership (cost of $395, with a $500 value).

Investment Vehicle

The investment award will likely be made in the form of a convertible note. This instrument will later convert into company equity as part of a “qualified equity financing” or other qualifying event.

Ready to apply?

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

Applications are due by 12:00 midnight on Wednesday, April 17.

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