2024 Angel Oregon Technology


Angel Oregon Technology (AOTech) is designed to support early-stage technology startups based in Oregon and Southwest Washington by offering investment-readiness education, mentorship with successful local entrepreneurs in their sector, and connectivity within the local technology community.

The program is one in a series of Angel Oregon events facilitated by OEN which includes Angel Oregon Life and Bioscience (AOBIO) and Oregon Angel Food (OregonAF).



OEN Member: $100
Non-Member: $150



Based on interest from regional technology investors Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN) is opening a 2024 Angel Oregon Technology (AOTech) Investment Fund.

OEN Member early stage technology companies and participants in the 2024 AOTech Spring Cohort, ready for dilutive capital investment, may apply to this program.

What is an early stage company eligible to apply for investment through AOTech?

Those with an established product/service, team, advisory board and roadmap may apply for consideration for the AOTech equity investment.

The application will require a pitch deck and financials. Interested founders should be able to demonstrate traction for a proof of concept in the form of prior funding (via grants, loans, “friends & family”) and have a clear sense of the company’s valuation.

Interested companies should fill out the interest form by Monday, June 10th.







  • AOTech SECOND cohort in 2024 features a three-week investment-readiness education series for technology startups at any stage of development.
    • Cohort 2: Education Series
      Tuesdays, August 20th – September 3rd – 8:30 – 10:00 am on Zoom


  • In-Person Practice Pitch sessions.
    • Cohort 2: Pitch Practice
      Tuesday, September 17th – 11:00 am – 1:00 pm – Moss Adams.


  • Tuesday, September 24th – 4:00 – 7:00 pm – Location TBD



All education sessions will be conducted via Zoom. Content portions will be recorded and will be available to all registered participants following the session.


Investment Routes for your Tech Startup

Tuesday, August 20th
8:30 – 10:00 am

Featuring: Julie Harrelson – Managing Director – Cascade Seed Fund; Scott Leback – Partner, Moss Adams; Paresh Patel – CEO, PayRange; Tom Schnell – Team Lead / Finance Officer, Business Oregon

Every startup is different, and as such, fundraising journeys are unique. If you’re a founder of a tech startup, you understand how crucial money is when building a business. And raising funds is especially challenging for startups.

Venture capital, angel investors, private equity, government grants, accelerators, and incubators are some of the most common funding resources for tech startups.

This AOTech 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. 

Session Focus Points

  • Creating a Business Plan
  • Bootstrapping & Family & Friends
  • Banks
  • Government Grants
  • Accelerators & Incubators
  • Venture Capital
  • Angel Funding

Tackling Term Sheets

Tuesday, August 27th
8:30 – 10:00 am

Featuring: Mary Hull, Partner – Stoel Rives andGlenn Butler, Board Chair, Bellingham Angel Investors

For founders seeking funding, the term sheet is a critical document that can make or break a deal. It sets out the key terms that will form the building blocks of the relationship and alignment between the company and the investor.

More than just a financial contract, term sheets are about preserving your startup’s vision, protecting its interests, and ensuring a fair partnership with investors.

This AOTech panel conversation will tackle term sheets, unraveling their significance, key components, and the critical art of negotiation. 

Session Focus Points

  • Cap Tables
  • Valuation
  • Option Pools
  • Liquidation Preferences
  • Board of Directors
  • Investor Rights
  • Ownership Percentage of Share Classes
  • Participation Rights
  • Dividends


Surviving Technical Due Diligence

Tuesday, September 3rd
8:30 – 10:00 am

Featuring: Ryan Comingdeer, Fractional CTO – InnovāDev; Scott Grout,
Tech CEO, Executive Mentor & Investor;  Jessica Murrey, Co-Founder – Wicked Saints Studio

The goal of technical due diligence for a startup is to assess a product or service’s systems and infrastructure for potential risks, weaknesses, or gaps. This is done to catch anything that could hinder your company’s growth trajectory or compromise its ability to deliver on promises to investors, customers, and partners before it’s a problem

Successful technical due diligence requires careful planning and preparation. Understanding the process can help defuse many uncertainties and provide focus on the items that matter most.

This AOTech conversation will teach participants what to expect during a technical audit and how to prepare — both logistically and mentally — for the entire process.

Session Focus Points

  • Team Responsibilities
  • Product Roadmap
  • Technology Stack
  • Processes
  • Documentation
  • Security: Practices & Concerns
  • Backups & Disaster Recovery
  • Technical Debt 





  • To build your business: learn how best to finance growth, meet investors, connect with mentors, and solve operational problems
  • To build community: connect with fellow founders and investors in the technology sector, learn the stories behind home-grown successes, and grow your network
  • To build the local economy: earn investment, find local suppliers, and meet local talent


  • FOUNDERS: Technology founders and founding teams of all kinds – and stages – are welcome to register for the education sessions.
  • ANGELS: accredited investors game to invest collectively in a technology company and help grow the regional tech sector are welcome. Details below.
  • MENTORS: specialists of all kinds support founders with their time and talents in grant applications, business model development, regulatory compliance and testing, and so on.










March 19, 2024 8:30 AM - September 17, 2024 11:00 AM March 19, 2024 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM April 2, 2024 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM April 9, 2024 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM April 16, 2024 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM August 20, 2024 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM August 27, 2024 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM September 3, 2024 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM September 17, 2024 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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