We want to make sure you’re getting the most out of your OEN membership. Join us for our inaugural member orientation so you can introduce yourself to OEN staff and fellow OEN members, and understand the benefits that come with joining our membership network.
Scaling a startup requires careful attention to the operational details within the company. Our experts in finance, human resources, and real estate will equip you with concepts and tools to build and evaluate operations to support your vision. You will learn how to tailor your company’s operational competencies, processes, and assets to a specific business strategy.
Want to chat with an OEN staff member about how to get started leveraging our network? How to leverage other entrepreneurial resources in Portland and beyond? How to best take advantage of your membership? How to get more involved in OEN? Make an appointment during our Oct 4 office hours so you can introduce yourself and chat with us.
You’ve turned your idea into a product – now how do you grow your team and deliver that product to the broader market? In this workshop session, we will focus on the unique and practical considerations of scaling product development for the next level.
Startups face unique challenges when it comes to identifying and developing their growth engines and putting sustainable processes in place. In this workshop session, learn how to create a sales force and develop a selling process and strategy.
Before you put your name out there, make sure it’s the right name. In this session, you’ll learn how to select and protect a product or brand name, including do-it-yourself tricks, tips and pitfalls to avoid. We’ll also cover branding and marketing basics so you can make sure your name stands out.
It’s like the Oscars, but with less glam and more grit. Each fall, over 600 local business leaders converge at OEN’s Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards Dinner for Oregon’s largest and most prestigious business networking event. Join us for our October 25 Awards Dinner to honor local startups and founders who are making their mark, meet Oregon’s movers and shakers in the business community, and recognize the economic impact of entrepreneurship in Oregon.
Your product is delicious. But is it worth an investor’s or lender’s money? In this session, successful food and beverage entrepreneurs will identify the challenges and upsides to raising capital for a food and beverage company, and the factors that distinguish the industry from other sectors.
Safety might not be sexy. But ensuring that food is safe, labeled properly, and made in the right kind of facility are key to a food entrepreneur’s success. Join us as we review the regulatory framework governing food safety and food labeling, and discuss best practices for kitchen-sharing agreements.