OEN June PubTalk: The Non-Dilutive Funding Landscape


For a startup, running the business is incredibly challenging especially when it comes to accessing capital. One of the most difficult decisions is to take outside investment and risk dilution. Dilution refers to the loss of equity that occurs when a company issues new shares, reducing a founder’s (or founders’) ownership stake and giving investors more control over the company.

Non-dilutive funding refers to any capital a business owner receives that doesn’t require them to give up equity or ownership. Contributions from donors, tax credit programs, vouchers, grants, competition prize money, and even “friend and family” investment constitute forms of non-dilutive capital. Additionally, some of the major types of non-dilutive funding include venture debt, revenue-based financing and asset-based financing, which are especially attractive for new companies since owners retain full control of their own enterprises.

Your equity matters, which is why the OEN June PubTalk on Wednesday, June 14th will introduce three panelists with expertise in this type of funding to discuss the advantages and disadvantages when considering non-dilutive funding. You’ll learn where to start researching different deal structures, what type of business plan you’ll need to prepare, and what is a timeline to expect to secure funding.



Location: Fresh Consulting
, 811 SE Stark St #300 Portland, (the venue does not offer on-site parking. There is ample street parking)

Time: 5:15 – 7:30pm

Hashtag: #OENPubTalk

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

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Can’t Be There In Person?

Check out the pitches and panel via live stream on Zoom starting at 6 pm.



Dave Hansen  |
Executive Vice President | Umpqua Bank





Dimitry Gershenson | CEO & Founder | Enduring Planet

Dimitry started Enduring Planet building on his 14 years of experience across climate tech, ops, and impact investing. Prior to Enduring Planet, Dimitry led M&A and served as COO for Rango Wireless, an Enduring Ventures portfolio company. Before that, Dimitry built Meta’s Energy Access program, a $15M+ investing initiative that enabled clean energy access for 3M people and unlocked nearly $500M in additional capital in underserved markets like Kenya and India. While at Meta, Dimitry also led the development of multiple predictive ML products in the cleantech space and built corporate accelerator programs for impact startups in India and Puerto Rico.


Sam Posl  |  Territory Manager  |  Camber Road




Caroline SeliaSenior Content Strategist  I  SMBX

Caroline Selia is the Senior Content Strategist for SMBX. She has 12 years of financial marketing experience on Wall Street most recently at the Quant Strategy Hedge Fund, R.G. Niederhoffer. She began her career working with the Adam Dell Venture Capital Fund. She also has vast digital media experience as a consultant (including social media, content writing, video production, & podcasts) with clients such as Spotify, Fireball Network, and 5 Senses Tasting. ⁠


June 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 June PubTalk.

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

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June 14, 2023 5:15 PM - June 14, 2023 7:30 PM
Fresh Consulting
811 SE Stark St #300
Portland, bbOR
Rylee O'Brien
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