OEN October PubTalk: Founder Horror Stories


You don’t need devils, ghosts, or skeletons to bring chills to the spines of founders and entrepreneurs. 

Disappearing funding, co-founder ghosting, loss of a key employee, regulatory red tape, cease and desist threats …regardless of the industry, there are a number of known (and unknown) risks, and some truly scary situations.

Join Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN) and October PubTalk host Forward/Slash for a conversation with local innovators who will share the terrifying stories that accompanied their journeys to success. And learn valuable tools to prepare yourself and your team for whatever hair-raising turn of events may lie ahead.



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.* 

Featured Vendors

  • For Bitter or Worse will be on hand sharing samples of their complex cocktails made with love, not alcohol.
  • And speaking of great alcohol alternatives, Good Wolf and their gut friendly beverages will be available for all who want to grab a sample.
  • The Pub Under the Stairs will be serving some tasty beverages as well! Hood River Distillers is sponsoring our October Punch – Timberline Vodka Autumn Punch, we will have Chemistry Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, as well as Laurelhurst Brewing beer.

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

Can’t Be There In Person?

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



Beth Nguyen
Senior Manager
Geffen Mesher




Alan Hwang
Chief Growth Officer



Tisson Mathew
SkyPoint Cloud, Inc.



Amina Moreau




October 5-Minute Pitch

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





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

Thank You Sponsors





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.

October 11, 2023 5:15 PM - October 11, 2023 7:30 PM
Fresh Consulting
811 SE Stark St #300
Portland, bbOR
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