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.



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.


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