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June 2024

2024 Oregon Angel Food: Investment Announcement Mixer

Get in on the ground floor of Oregon’s emerging food and beverage sector. Startups will vie for a potential $150K+ equity investment, to be announced at the Oregon Angel Food Investment Mixer on June 6th, 4-7pm at McMenamins Mission Theater in Portland. Tickets on sale now.

Details
June 6, 2024 4:00 PM - June 6, 2024 7:00 PM
Mission Theater
1624 NW Glisan
Portland, bbOR

OEN June PubTalk: Networking in Dayton

 

PubTalks are Oregon Entrepreneurs Network’s flagship networking events where members of the entrepreneurial community gather to connect and learn from and about entrepreneurs.

Our networking PubTalk series in 2024, taking place outside of the Portland-Metro area, will kick off summer at our June PubTalk on Wednesday, June 12th starting at 5:00 pm.

We’re partnering with Portland Seed Fund and Stoller Family Estate for a fun evening where attendees will

  • Make new connections
  • Engage in conversation
  • Discover opportunities and partners to help your business grow!

There will be food, beverages, 5-Minute Pitches from regional entrepreneurs, and a facilitated networking game to loosen up the crowd.


Details


Location: Stoller Family Estate Experience Center
, 16161 NE McDougall Rd, Dayton, OR 97114

Time: 5:00 – 7:00pm

Hashtag: #OENPubTalk

Cost: $15 for OEN members; $25 for non-members. *Sorry, no refunds.* 


Not yet an OEN member?
 Join today, and you can get a free pass to a PubTalk!

 


June 5-Minute Pitch

At each PubTalk three companies are invited to wow the crowd with a five minute pitch. OEN is delighted to welcome these companies for our June PubTalk.

   

If you are interested in having your company pitch at a future PubTalk please click here to email Rylee O’Brien.


Thank You Sponsors

 

 

           

 


Disclaimer

Please be aware that OEN will take photographs and videos in public areas of the event. We may use such media in marketing materials, educational products, and publications. Your image and the sound of your voice may be recorded. That information may be included in our materials if you are identified during the recording or by name. Recordings may be edited, copied, exhibited, published, or distributed. By registering for and attending the event, you agree and consent to our use of your image or recording as described in this paragraph.

Details
June 12, 2024 5:00 PM - June 12, 2024 7:00 PM
Stoller Family Estate Experience Center
16161 NE McDougall Rd
Dayton, bbOR

Pitch, Please: June

 

Receive feedback on your pitch before stepping foot in front of investors, buyers, or customers.

Pitch, Please is a monthly event hosted by OEN offering founders and entrepreneurs the opportunity to showcase their 5-minute pitch virtually or in person at select events throughout the state.

Following the pitch, regional thought leaders will ask questions and provide feedback to help strengthen pitches for when it’s time for the real thing.


Details


Location: 
Zoom

Date: Tuesday, June 18th

Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Cost: Free for OEN members

Not yet an OEN member? Join today, and you can get to join in on future Pitch, Please events.

REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT WILL CLOSE DOWN ON FRIDAY, JUNE 14TH.

 


FAQ’s

  • This event is only open to OEN Entrepreneur/Start Up Members who are in the Concept, Early ($0 – $99,999), Development ($100k – $1M), and Growth ($1M – $5M) stages.
  • There are limited spots at Pitch, Please per month, so registered companies will be contacted by an OEN staff member to confirm that they are pitching and provide a schedule with their estimated pitch time.
  • Pitching companies will create their own slides and control them on Zoom during the event.
  • Startup companies NOT selected to pitch that month are encouraged to observe the event to learn from other founders and our Feedback Panel. They will also be given priority for the next month’s event lineup.
  • This event WILL be recorded and provided to pitching companies for their reference. It will not be released to the public.

June Feedback Panel

 

 

Chris Magaña
Strategic Advisor
IMS Capital

 

Prashanth Peketi
Senior Consultant
Pepper Foster Consulting

 

Details
June 18, 2024 11:00 AM - June 18, 2024 1:00 PM
Zoom

July 2024

OEN July PubTalk: Secrets to Scaling a Service Based Business

 

When you’re a service-based business owner, your clients are buying your skills or expertise, which can be trickier to scale than product-based businesses.

It’s not as simple as selling more products when the product is your time, and your time is limited. When there are only so many hours available in a day, how does a service-based entrepreneur grow their business?

Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN), PubTalks Presenting Sponsor Portland Seed Fund, and our friends at Macro Law Group invite you to a conversation on Wednesday, July 10th with entrepreneurs who have successfully scaled service-based businesses. They will provide you with the secrets and best advice you’ll need for fueling your business’ growth.

 


Details


Location: Brandlive
, 3303 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227, (the venue does not offer on-site parking. There is street parking available)

Time: 5:00 – 7:30pm

Hashtag: #OENPubTalk

Cost: $15 for OEN members; $25 for non-members. *Sorry, no refunds.* 

To Be Served: Darwoft Malbec, Deschutes Brewing, For Bitter for Worse, and more!

Not yet an OEN member? Join today, and you can get a free pass to a PubTalk!

 


Moderator

 

 

 

Bill Pierznik
Partner
Macro Law Group

Panelists

 

 

Marcelino Alverez
CEO
Photon Marine

 

 

Shawn Busse
CEO & Founder
Kinesis

 

Agnes Zach
Founder & CEO
Nonprofit Professionals Now

 

 

 


July 5-Minute Pitch

At each PubTalk two companies are invited to wow the crowd with a five minute pitch. OEN is delighted to welcome these companies for our July PubTalk.

     

 

If you are interested in having your company pitch at a future PubTalk please email Rylee O’Brien.


Thank You Sponsors

 

 

 

 

 

   

 


Disclaimer

Please be aware that OEN will take photographs and videos in public areas of the event. We may use such media in marketing materials, educational products, and publications. Your image and the sound of your voice may be recorded. That information may be included in our materials if you are identified during the recording or by name. Recordings may be edited, copied, exhibited, published, or distributed. By registering for and attending the event, you agree and consent to our use of your image or recording as described in this paragraph.

Details
July 10, 2024 5:00 PM - July 10, 2024 6:30 PM
Brandlive
3303 N Mississippi Ave
Portland, bbOR

Pitch, Please: July

 

Receive feedback on your pitch before stepping foot in front of investors, buyers, or customers.

Pitch, Please is a monthly event hosted by OEN offering founders and entrepreneurs the opportunity to showcase their 5-minute pitch virtually or in person at select events throughout the state.

Following the pitch, regional thought leaders will ask questions and provide feedback to help strengthen pitches for when it’s time for the real thing.


Details


Location: 
Zoom

Date: Tuesday, July 16th

Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Cost: Free for OEN members

Not yet an OEN member? Join today, and you can get to join in on future Pitch, Please events.

REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT WILL CLOSE DOWN ON FRIDAY, JULY 12TH.

 


FAQ’s

  • This event is only open to OEN Entrepreneur/Start Up Members who are in the Concept, Early ($0 – $99,999), Development ($100k – $1M), and Growth ($1M – $5M) stages.
  • There are limited spots at Pitch, Please per month, so registered companies will be contacted by an OEN staff member to confirm that they are pitching and provide a schedule with their estimated pitch time.
  • Pitching companies will create their own slides and control them on Zoom during the event.
  • Startup companies NOT selected to pitch that month are encouraged to observe the event to learn from other founders and our Feedback Panel. They will also be given priority for the next month’s event lineup.
  • This event WILL be recorded and provided to pitching companies for their reference. It will not be released to the public.

July Feedback Panel

 

 

Dr. Alan Kadish
CEO
InvestorMatch.ai 

 

Nedra Rezinas
Marketing Strategist | Coach
Nedra Rezinas Consulting

Details
July 16, 2024 11:00 AM - July 16, 2024 1:00 PM
Zoom

August 2024

August Entrepreneur Mixer

Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN) is excited to be partnering with Lane Powell, City of Vancouver and CoLab Coworking for our August Entrepreneur Mixer in Vancouver, Washington from 5:00 – 6:30 pm on Thursday, August 1st.

During this event, you’ll have the opportunity to meet ambitious founders and entrepreneurs with a broad range of expertise and skills who are open to building new relationships and strengthening the regional innovation ecosystem.

Enjoy nibbles and drinks, networking, and the chance to learn from regional thought leaders.


Pricing

  • OEN Member: Free
  • Non-Member: $10

Light food and drinks will be provided for attendees.


The goal of OEN Entrepreneur Mixers are to prioritize founders and give them a space to have open conversations with peers. Please only register for this event if you are an Oregon or SW Washington founder or entrepreneur at an early, development or growth stage startup.

 


THANK YOU SPONSORS

 

Lane Powell


Details
August 1, 2024 5:00 PM - August 1, 2024 6:30 PM
CoLab Coworking
915 Broadway Street
Vancouver, Washington United States

2024 Business Startup Essentials: Cohort 2

 

Oregon Entrepreneurs Network Startup Business Essentials is a 5-part series designed to equip entrepreneurs with the essentials to support their growing businesses, uncover the common pitfalls that lead to failure, and gain invaluable insights from thought leaders and successful founders. Offering practical guidance and expert advice to set you on the right path on your entrepreneurial journey.

Participants will have the opportunity to meet peers and a community of service providers, investors, organizations and agencies available to support your success.

Monday’s – 8:30 – 10:00 am

Monday, September 16th – 4:30 – 7:00 pm

    • Cohort Pitch Practice

All Zoom programming will be recorded and distributed following the session for asynchronous participation.


Startup Business Essentials Series Pricing

  • $100 OEN Member
  • $150 Non-Member

All programming will be recorded and distributed following the session for asynchronous participation.


The program is a best fit for:

  • Entrepreneurs and founders who are in the Concept, Early ($0 – $99,999), and Development ($100k – $1M) stages of their company’s growth.
  • Ideally post-revenue, with a product created and launched.
  • Those looking to learn how best to finance growth, meet investors, connect with mentors, and solve operational problems
  • Interest in working towards investment through OEN’s Angel Oregon programs.
  • Desire to eventually build a regional/national brand.

Education Series registration includes:

  • Five core workshops featuring top regional thought leaders, all conducted via Zoom and recorded.
  • Recommendations for books, blogs, podcasts, templates and more to support your business.
  • Admission into OEN’s August virtual Pitch, Please program, regardless of membership status.
  • In-person Pitch Practice with mentors and investors in Portland.
  • Discount on registration for 2024 OEN Oregon Angel programming (AOBio, AOTech and OregonAF) including the opportunity to vie for equity investment (AOBio).

Education Sessions

DEVELOPING A HEALTHY FINANCIAL STRUCTURE

Monday, August 5th  I  8:30 am

Featuring: Beth Nguyen, Senior Manager – Forward/Slash

Used by company decision-makers and potential partners, investors and lenders alike, a financial plan typically includes the company’s sales forecast, cash flow projection, expected expenses, key financial metrics and more. It serves as the fiscal backbone of any successful venture.

By delving into these core components, businesses can effectively allocate resources, mitigate risks, and ensure long-term sustainability.

Session Focus Points

  • Review the current structures in place to track and manage financial information.
  • Learn how to read your Profit/Loss (P/L) and Balance Sheet to make informed financial decisions.
  • Determine healthy margins for your business based on your industry.
  • Identify tools to help you manage your finances.
  • Identify the professionals you need to hire to assist you with creating a healthy financial routine.

INSURING YOUR STARTUP

Monday, August 12th I 8:30 am

Featuring: Richard Lucas –West Portland Agency Manager – COUNTRY Financial and Guillermo Salazar – Financial Representative – COUNTRY Financial

As you launch your company, there’s a lot to think about, and getting insurance is probably nowhere near the top of your list. But having the proper business insurance in place from its early stages is essential, and a smart small business insurance plan addresses the types of risks that affect your company and industry.

Startups are vulnerable to many of the same risks as larger, more established businesses, such as lawsuits, accidental injuries, theft of business property and cyber attacks. Without small business insurance, your startup would have to pay out of pocket for lawsuits and claims, which could be financially devastating.

Determining the needs of your business will make sure you’re properly protecting your company and your assets, as well as avoiding out-of-pocket claims.

Session Focus Points

  • Assessing Your Risks
  • Basic Coverage
  • General Liability
  • Insurance Needs upon Investment
  • Employee Coverage
  • Product Liability

 

BUSINESS ENTITY STRUCTURE CHECKLIST

Monday, August 19th  I  8:30 am

Featuring: Ann McQuesten, Corporate Partner – Perkins Coie

Launching a new business requires much more than coming up with a catchy name. As a founder, you will be faced with a multitude of important decisions. One of the first is to choose which business entity structure is the best fit for your startup.

The business structure you choose influences everything from day-to-day operations, to taxes and how much of your personal assets are at risk. You should choose a business structure that gives you the right balance of legal protections and benefits.

Session Focus Points

  • Identify the correct entity structure for your business.
  • Determine the correct documents you need to establish your business structure
  • Review the financial tasks you need to complete to establish your business.
  • Review the tax requirements for your business.
  • What it takes to switch from one entity to a different entity.

FUNDING YOUR COMPANY

Monday, August 26th I 8:30 am

Featuring: Josie Jeremiah, Associate Attorney – Tonkon Torp

Bringing your idea to life typically requires an investment — and funding a business can be tricky for entrepreneurs without a financial history or fully developed product.

The number and types of funding options can be overwhelming for a new startup and securing adequate funding for your business can be challenging. Understanding the types of startup funding can help you understand what’s out there and how it aligns with your company’s goals.

Session Focus Points

  • Becoming bankable
  • Review different funding options 
  • Determine which funding options are best for you.
  • Create a plan for funding your business.
  • Strategies for managing personal and professional debt while running a business.
  • Review balance sheets, current debt and financing needs to determine the kind of financial assistance needed to grow the business.

WHY SUCCESSION PLANNING NEEDS TO START FROM THE BEGINNING

Monday, September 9th I 8:30 am

Featuring: Aimee Keeney, Wealth Management Advisor, Northwestern Mutual

You will leave your business one day. Whether large or small, organized as a corporation, a partnership, a limited liability company or a sole proprietorship, you must be prepared for that day.

Your success represents much more than simply money and property. It represents your skill, your achievements, and your values. A coordinated exit strategy that addresses all elements can safeguard what you have worked hard to build over your lifetime.

Understanding your objectives and learning how to determine future ownership options will provide a fluid succession plan that evolves as you grow and provides immediate transition protocol should your business at large lose you through an unexpected death or disability.

Session Focus Points

  • Who will buy your business – How will ownership be transferred, not only at retirement but also in the event of a serious illness or injury?
  • How will the change of ownership and management affect the operation and value of the business?
  • What about key employees?
  • Future estate taxes and related costs from selling your business can be your largest liability in the future. Understanding liquidity needs early and building a strategy can help you preserve a legacy.

COHORT PITCH

Monday, September 16th I 4:30 pm

Cohort 2 founders and entrepreneurs will be offered the opportunity to showcase their company and share their ides with a 5-minute pitch in a non-competitive program at the end of the cohort.

Participants will receive actionable feedback that inspires them to take their ideas to the next level, and have a chance to connect with their peers and invited guests during the networking portion of the event.


THANK YOU SPONSORS

 

      Perkins Coie

Details
August 5, 2024 8:30 AM - September 16, 2024 7:00 PM
Zoom

August: Co-Work with OEN


Entrepreneurship is often a lonely experience, but it doesn’t have to be.

Exchanging best practices with other founders and entrepreneurs in the same region, even if you have differing business types, can provide precious insights. You can learn from their experiences, pick up new ideas, and stay up-to-date on industry trends.

Oregon Entrepreneurs Network is partnering with our friends at Miller Nash to host Co-Work with OEN on Wednesday, August 7th from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm at NedSpace .

Make it your headquarters for the day. Set up your laptop and co-work with other founders in their common space, private phone booths, or soft seating areas.

  • Connect, in person, with the OEN team.
  • Drop by and get answers to your IP questions from Miller Nash’s IP experts and join us for their facilitated mid-day lunch. 

So, join for the full day, or just for a portion of the day, and get connected with other regional entrepreneurs.


Featured Presentation

 

 

Julie Reed
Partner
Miller Nash

 

 

Delfina Homen
Special Counsel
Miller Nash

 

 

According to a 2017 study, startups with patents in the US have 55% higher employment growth and 80% higher sales growth over five years than startups without patents. Early-stage startups with patents can earn 73% more capital, late-stage startups can earn 71% more, and venture-growth stage startups can earn 46% more. 

By protecting intellectual property, a company can expand the value of their assets and increase future productivity. Patents and copyrights give companies exclusive ownership to their creative innovations.

We are delighted to have Julie Reed and Delfina Homen lead a basic overview of trademarks, patents, and copyrights. They will also address some situations specific to startups within each area of intellectual property law.

 


Details


Location:
NedSpace – 707 SW Washington St #1100, Portland, OR 97205

Date: Wednesday, August 7th

Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Cost: OEN Founder/Start-Up Members – All Day: $25, Morning or Afternoon Sessions: $15

Not yet an OEN member? Join today, and you can get to join in on future Co-Work with OEN events.

 


FAQ’s

  • This event is only open to OEN members in the Concept, Early ($0 – $99,999), Development ($100k – $1M), and Growth ($1M – $5M) stages.
  • There are limited spots at each Co-Work with OEN session, so registered individuals will be contacted by an OEN staff member to confirm that they have a space by Monday, July 29th.
  • A light breakfast, lunch and beverages will be provided throughout the day. Options will be provided to participants in advance of the event.

 


THANK YOU

 

Details
August 7, 2024 9:00 AM - August 7, 2024 4:00 PM
NedSpace
707 SW Washington St #1100
Portland, bbOR

OEN August PubTalk: Networking in Beaverton

 

PubTalks are Oregon Entrepreneurs Network’s flagship networking events where members of the entrepreneurial community gather to connect and learn from and about entrepreneurs.

Our networking PubTalk series in 2024, taking place outside of the Portland-Metro area, will kick off summer at our August PubTalk on Wednesday, August 14th starting at 5:00 pm.

We’re partnering with Portland Seed Fund, City of Beaverton, Oregon Startup Center, and VIDA Coworking for a fun evening where attendees will

  • Make new connections
  • Engage in conversation
  • Discover opportunities and partners to help your business grow!

There will be food, beverages, 5-Minute Pitches from regional entrepreneurs, and a facilitated networking game to loosen up the crowd.


Details


Location: VIDA Coworking
, 9400 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy #250, Beaverton, OR 97005

Time: 5:00 – 7:00pm

Hashtag: #OENPubTalk

Cost: $15 for OEN members; $25 for non-members. *Sorry, no refunds.* 


Not yet an OEN member?
 Join today, and you can get a free pass to a PubTalk!

 


August 5-Minute Pitch

At each PubTalk two companies are invited to wow the crowd with a five minute pitch. OEN is delighted to welcome these companies for our August PubTalk.

 

If you are interested in having your company pitch at a future PubTalk please click here to email Rylee O’Brien.


Thank You Sponsors

           

           

 

Details
August 14, 2024 5:00 PM - August 14, 2024 7:00 PM
VIDA Coworking
9400 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy #250
Beaverton, bbOR

Pitch, Please: August

 

Receive feedback on your pitch before stepping foot in front of investors, buyers, or customers.

Pitch, Please is a monthly event hosted by OEN offering founders and entrepreneurs the opportunity to showcase their 5-minute pitch virtually or in person at select events throughout the state.

Following the pitch, regional thought leaders will ask questions and provide feedback to help strengthen pitches for when it’s time for the real thing.


Details


Location: 
Zoom

Date: Tuesday, August 20th

Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Cost: Free

Not yet an OEN member? Join today, and you can get to join in on future Pitch, Please events.

REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT WILL CLOSE DOWN ON FRIDAY, JULY 12TH.

 


FAQ’s

  • This event is only open to OEN Entrepreneur/Start Up Members who are in the Concept, Early ($0 – $99,999), Development ($100k – $1M), and Growth ($1M – $5M) stages.
  • There are limited spots at Pitch, Please per month, so registered companies will be contacted by an OEN staff member to confirm that they are pitching and provide a schedule with their estimated pitch time.
  • Pitching companies will create their own slides and control them on Zoom during the event.
  • Startup companies NOT selected to pitch that month are encouraged to observe the event to learn from other founders and our Feedback Panel. They will also be given priority for the next month’s event lineup.
  • This event WILL be recorded and provided to pitching companies for their reference. It will not be released to the public.

August Feedback Panel

 

Yoanne Clovis
Science Branding & Communication Consultant / Founder
Yoanne Clovis, LLC

Details
August 20, 2024 11:00 AM - August 20, 2024 1:00 PM
Zoom

September 2024

Pop Up & Pitch: Salem

 

Oregon Entrepreneurs Network and our friends at Burgerville invite you to our SECOND marketplace of 2024!  Meet Oregon’s best new local food and beverage innovators at Pop Up & Pitch at Chemeketa Community College Agriculture Hub in Salem on Friday, September 27th from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm.

Marketplace vendors from throughout the Pacific Northwest will be on hand with products for attendees to sample, sip and buy.

The Pop Up & Pitch afternoon will also include a series of 3-minute pitches by food and beverage entrepreneurs. Just them, their product and a microphone.

 


Details


Location:
Chemeketa Community College Agriculture Hub, 4000 Lancaster Dr NE, Salem, OR 97305

Time: 3:00 – 6:00pm

Pitches: 4:00 pm

Hashtag: #PopUp&PItch

Cost: Free


Vendor Applications

For companies who are interested in showcasing your product at one of two Pop Up & Pitch Events in 2024 we invite you to follow the link below to apply. Vendor applications close Wednesday, July 31st at 5:00 pm

POP UP & PITCH VENDOR APPLICATION

Only twenty-five companies will be chosen for each marketplace.

In addition to marketplace space, up to ten (10) Pop Up & Pitch participants will be invited to pitch their company for three-minutes from the stage. Just you, your product and a microphone.

Registration fees for the Salem market:

  • OEN Member: $50
  • Non-Member: $75

 


Featured Vendors

 


Zero proof beverages packed with functional ingredients for a buzz without the booze! Whether you are taking a night or a lifetime off drinking, we have your back!
altitudebev.com

 

 

A unique line of fermented and shelf stable hot sauces and other tasty products like tomato / hatch chili preserves and more.
bertfromearth.com

 

HYCH (“hitch”) stands for Heat You Can Handle which is what our hot sauce line is all about. HYCH crafts premium hot sauces with international flavors and perfect heat. Our mission is to inspire your next adventure with every pour!
heatyoucanhandle.com

 

Iliana’s organic, “Divinely Dairy-Free” Butter promotes health and vitality and is a product that people will love without having to sacrifice taste and texture, nor compromise their values.
ilianamaura.com

 

Pudding and frozen pudding made from organic sweet potato. Dairy, egg, soy, nut, gluten free, no added sugar, hypoallergenic, diabetic/digestive issues/kids friendly, awesome tasting.
loveinmytummyfoods.com

 

Curated Specialty Coffee Roasted by Mom
roastedbymom.com

 

 

TATU Protein Water is a clean, convenient source of protein to help you get more out of your workout.
drinktatu.com

 

 

 


Sponsors

 

     burgerville

 

 

Perkins Coie

Details
September 27, 2024 3:00 PM - September 27, 2024 6:00 PM
Chemeketa Community College - Ag Complex
4000 Lancaster Dr NE
Salem,

November 2024

2024 Oregon Entrepreneurship Awards

 

Oregon Entrepreneurs Network and Presenting Sponsor Umpqua Bank are excited to host the 2024 Oregon Entrepreneurship Awards on Wednesday, November 6th, 2024 starting at 5:00 pm at Sentinel Hotel in Portland.


Nominate a Company

Submit nominations in all six award categories using the following link by Monday, August 5th.

2024 NOMINATION FORM

 


Welcome Reception

The welcome reception in the Grand Ballroom kicks off at 5:00 pm.

This is the perfect in-person opportunity to rekindle relationships and make a new connections with other members of the regional entrepreneur ecosystem.


Awards Ceremony

The Awards Ceremony will take place in the Grand Ballroom starting at 6:30 pm. Gather inspiration from, and cheer on, the incredible finalists and winners in the following categories.

Early, Development and Growth Stage Awards encompass a variety of criteria including financial achievement, traction, team and social impact.

Trailblazer will be awarded to an individual company that has demonstrated creativity, originality, and entrepreneurial spirit in its pursuit of new ideas and innovative solutions. Successfully paving a new way in existing markets, or creating new ones, through their strategies, products, services or approaches in their industries.

Entrepreneurial Achievement recognizes a founder or co-founding team who have led their company to success while demonstrating outstanding leadership.

Community Catalyst recognizes an individual or community organization that creates opportunities for connection, education and services in support of founders and entrepreneurs.

 


2024 Emcee

Oregon Entrepreneurs Network is delighted to welcome Strategic Outreach Manager at Oregon Health & Science University, Co-Founder and President of Latino Founders and The Shades of Entrepreneurship Podcast Host, Gabriel Flores, as our 2024 Emcee.

Gabriel is a dynamic professional with a diverse background and an unwavering dedication to entrepreneurship and community advancement. Currently the Strategic Outreach Manager at Oregon Health & Science University and former President of the Board of Directors for the American Association of Physician Liaison, Gabriel excels in connecting individuals and organizations for impactful outcomes.

As President and co-Founder of the nonprofit Latino Founders, he actively fosters the development of generational wealth within the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Gabriel’s commitment extends to his role as CEO of Creatively Insane, fostering innovation and creativity. With past ventures including SLM Apparel LLC and real estate endeavors, Gabriel’s multifaceted expertise fuels his holistic approach to success.

Gabriel also hosts The Shades of Entrepreneurship™ – The Podcast, sharing insights to inspire others on their entrepreneurial journeys. His dedication to positive change resonates in his work, leaving a lasting impact on individuals and communities alike.


After Party

Don’t rush off right after the awards!

There will be a lively celebration of all the finalists, winners and our amazing OEN community back in the Grand Ballroom following the Awards Ceremony.

 


Ticketing Information

The 2024 OEN Entrepreneurship Awards will include a Welcome Reception and After Party with heavy hors d’oeuvres, desserts, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. There will be no sit-down dinner.

  • OEN Member: $100
  • Non-Member $150

Help underwrite the Oregon Entrepreneurship Awards as a Community Builder or by purchasing a Party Pack. Contact Sarah Norris (sarah@oen.org) to coordinate your Awards engagement.

  • Community Builder: $2,500
    Includes eight (8) tickets to the Awards, complimentary tickets gifted to regional entrepreneurs on your behalf, and recognition on the website, in the event program, and on signage at the Awards.
  • Party Pack: $1,500
    This opportunity includes eight (8) tickets to the Awards and recognition in the event program.

Entrepreneurship Awards Sponsorship


CLICK HERE to find available sponsorship opportunities, and contact Sarah Norris (sarah@oen.org)
if your organization would like to discuss sponsoring the 2024 OEN Entrepreneurship Awards.


Thank You Sponsors

 

 

       

 


Community Builders

Bank of America
Miller Nash
Perkins & Co.

 

Details
November 6, 2024 5:00 PM - November 6, 2024 11:00 PM
Sentinel Hotel
614 SW 11th Ave
Portland, bbOR
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