2023 Angel Oregon Technology

AOTech, the premier PNW technology investment program hosted by Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN), is BACK! 


AOTech kicks off April 13th with a four-week investment-readiness education series, featuring local founders who have successfully scaled technology companies, which benefits technology startups at any stage of development.

You’ll learn:

  • Key pathways to scaling a technology startup
  • Lessons learned in building a technology company from experienced local founders
  • How to create a case for investment to local and out of state investors
  • What investors in the sector really want, and how to engage them successfully

At the end of the education program, those companies that are indeed investment-ready can apply to be considered for an equity angel investment of up to $200,000, to be presented at the live AOTech Finale in June.

AOTech Entrepreneur Registration – $95 OEN Members; $125 Non-Members, includes:

  • Four core educational workshops featuring successful technology founders
  • Live AOTech Mixer with mentors and investors in Portland
  • Pitch practice opportunities and feedback from mentors and investors
  • Opportunity to apply for up to $200K equity investment 
  • Ticket to the AOTech Finale in June in Portland


April 4th: Non Technical Founders SaaS Workshop from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM open to all non-technical founders regardless of stage.

April 6th: Entrepreneur Info Session from 8:30-9:15 AM via Zoom REGISTER HERE

April 13th: Investment Routes for your Tech Startup
This session will explore the types of funding available to founders and go deep into navigating funding based on the stage of your business and the developmental phase of your product. Beyond traditional venture capital, there is a funding landscape that includes federal and state opportunities as well as financing options that will be discussed. Featuring: Leon Wolf, VertueLab; Thomas Schnell, Business Oregon

April 20th: Surviving Technical Due Diligence
This session will foster a conversation about the technical due diligence process, what topics will be addressed, which documents you’ll have to produce, and how to prepare mentally for such an exercise. Featuring: Ryan Comingdeer, Investor; Deepthi Madhava, Oregon Venture Fund

April 27: Building a Diverse & Versatile Team
This session will discuss team structure, from finding a co-founder to building out your c-suite, and how it evolves at different stages in your company’s journey. The speakers will touch on how to curate talent that fits properly in an ideal tech startup team structure and expand with your company’s growth. Featuring: Marquita JaramilloThe BFM Fund; Kabir Bhatia, Investor

May 4th: Pitch Perfect: The Dos and Don’ts of Investor Pitching
This session will focus on what not to do, such as getting too detailed on the tech. And will also cover what to absolutely include in your pitch such as tailoring it to your audience and other tips for the perfect pitch! Featuring: Sce Pike, ADT; John Harkness, Rewire Neuro

May 5th: Practice Pitch 

May 10th: Fast Pitch
During these fastpitch sessions, AOTech entrepreneurs will give a 3-5 minute pitch introducing their company to local investors.





OSU Advantage AcceleratorPerkins Coie





May 5, 2023 8:30 AM - June 22, 2023 7:00 PM
Oregon United States
Cara Turano
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