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September 2022

Oregon Angel Food 2022 Grand Finale & Marketplace


Meet Oregon’s best new local food and beverage innovators at the Oregon Angel Food Grand Finale & Marketplace at the Redd on Salmon Street, Saturday, September 17th from 1-6pm.

Oregon Angel Food (affectionately known as OregonAF) is so named because one company will be selected for angel investment (“Shark Tank” style) by a group of local investors at the end of the program.

In addition to the OregonAF Grand Finale – during which finalist food entrepreneurs will make their last pitch to investors on the main stage – the entire venue will be taken over by a local food Marketplace featuring craft food and beverage entrepreneurs from around the Pacific Northwest. Sample, sip, buy, or start daydreaming about holiday and host gifting…

The $15 General Admission ticket includes access to the Grand Finale and Marketplace, including the main stage show and food and beverage sampling throughout the marketplace. Also available are a limited number of $75 Taster’s Tickets, which include a curated bag of samples to take home and two drink tickets, along with the regular admission. Entrance is free for children under 12. Additional food and beverages will be available on-site for purchase.

Proceeds benefit the nonprofit Oregon Entrepreneurs Network.

Emcee: The Cracker King

Jovani Prince, Founder + CEO of The Cracker King, and recipient of the Taster’s Champ Award at OregonAF 2020, will be your host for the main stage show. 


To be announced after August 3rd!

Emerge Initiative Awardees

To be announced at the Grand Finale. The Emerge Initiative is a partnership with BFM Fund to create non-dilutive grants of $5K each to very early stage entrepreneurs led by founders of color. Awardees will pitch on the main stage at the OregonAF Grand Finale.


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September 17, 2022 1:00 PM
September 17, 2022 6:00 PM
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Redd on Salmon St.
831 SE Salmon St.
Portland OR United States

November 2022

OEN Entrepreneurship Awards 2022: Save the Date


Please save the date for the OEN Entrepreneurship Awards, hopefully to be held live and in-person on Thursday, November 17, 2022. We’ll keep this page updated as the date and details are confirmed.


As a reminder, here are the finalists and winners from the 2021 Awards, held on November 18th, 2021.

2021 OEN Awards Finalists


Early Stage:

Development Stage:

Growth Stage:

  • Winner! Slumberkins Kelly Oriard & Callie Christensen | Co-Founders & Co-CEOs
  • ABSCI Sean McClain, Founder & CEO
  • RFPIO Inc. Ganesh Shankar, CEO & Co-Founder, AJ Sunder & Sankar Lagudo, Co-Founders


Entrepreneurial Achievement: 

OEN 30th Anniversary Award:

  • Winner! Absci | Sean McClain – Founder & CEO. Absci won the OEN Gamechanger Award in 2015 and the Launch/Startup Stage Award in 2017.
  • Salt & Straw | Kim Malek – Co-Founder & CEO, Tyler Malek – Co-Founder and Head of Innovation. Salt & Straw won the OEN Development Stage Award in 2014.
  • Vacasa | Lisa Jurinka – Chief Legal Officer. Vacasa won the OEN Growth Stage Award in 2018 and Founder Eric Breon was awarded the Entrepreneurial Achievement Award in 2015. 
  • Wildfang | Emma McIlroy – Founder & CEO. Wildfang won the OEN Development Stage Award in 2013, and Emma McIlroy was awarded the OEN Entrepreneurial Achievement Award in 2018.
  • Zapproved Monica Enand – Founder & CEO. Monica Enand was awarded the OEN Entrepreneurial Achievement Award in 2016.
  • ZoomInfo Henry Schuck – Co-Founder & CEO. ZoomInfo, then known as DiscoverOrg, won the OEN Growth Stage Award in 2015.


Learn More

Please contact Alex Gamboa Grand to make plans for the OEN Entrepreneurship Awards in 2022.


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November 17, 2022 5:00 PM
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