OEN Westside PubTalk: Where Do Angels Hide?


***Registration is closed. We will take walk-in registration at the door. Come join us!***


Entrepreneurs are often told – After you max out your credit cards as well as funds from friends and family, the next step in the funding ladder is Angel Investors. But where do these Angels hide? How do you find Angel Investors who are interested in your particular market segment?

Come to the Westside PubTalk to hear directly from Angel Investors, as well as entrepreneurs who recently received Angel funding. Learn about the best way to network to find Angel Investors relevant to your business, and understand what these Investors expect when you meet with them.

Be prepared to find the right Angel Investors to help fuel your business growth!


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09/18/2019 05:15 PM
09/18/2019 07:00 PM
OEN PubTalk: Where Do Angels Hide?
Description of the event
Golden Valley Brewery & Restaurant, 1520 NW Bethany Blvd, Beaverton



The OEN PubTalk™ is our flagship monthly happy hour — a perfect starting point for new community members and a great place for established members to make new connections. As always, the program will be preceded by time for casual networking and will include free appetizers and pizza. Registration begins at 5:15 p.m.

Hashtag: #oenpubtalk

Cost: $15 for OEN and Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce members; $25 for non-members. We take walk-ins, but prices will be $20 for OEN members and $35 for non-members at the door. Snacks will be provided. Beer, wine, and soda available for purchase.

*Sorry, no refunds.* 

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



Ernie Bootsma

Ernie Bootsma

Partner, Ater Wynne LLP

An attorney at Ater Wynne, Ernie Bootsma has been actively representing start-up and emerging growth businesses, family businesses, and mature companies since 1990. His legal practice encompasses company formation,    finance, governance, M&A, as well as intellectual property relating to trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and licensing.




Jon Maroney

Partner, Oregon Venture Fund

Maroney is a Partner at the Oregon Venture Fund, Oregon’s largest early-stage investment firm. Prior to coming to Portland, Jon ran marketing, international sales and business development for enterprise software companies in the Bay Area. In Portland, Jon was the founder and CEO of two Portland-based companies that were pioneers in the mobile internet: StoryCode (sold to TigerLogic) and FreeRange (sold to Handmark). Jon serves on the board of several early-stage companies and is a graduate of Boston University.


Sharon Richardson-Howell

Co-founder, Huntington Hill Ventures

Sharon Richardson Howell is the CoFounder and Managing Partner of Huntington Hill Ventures, a Limited Partner in the Elevate Capital Fund, a TiE Charter Member, and an engaged Board Member. She specializes in growth, operational transformation, partnerships, and strategic storytelling. Sharon has held executive positions in tech (mobile and gaming) as well as in healthcare companies such as PeaceHealth, ZoomCare, Regence, and Cambia. Sharon has a PhD in Business Strategy from London, an MBA from UC Berkeley, and USC is her undergraduate alma mater. Serving as adjunct faculty in Prague, London, and Portland, she rarely turns down an opportunity to teach. Sharon is a prolific angel investor across a broad range of industries, an active mentor, and a strong supporter of local entrepreneurs.

Patrick Ezell

Co-founder & CRO, Bridgetown AI

Patrick Ezell is a digital leader and serial entrepreneur, leading organizations and teams in consulting, digital product & software development, and e-commerce. He is currently the Co-Founder and CRO of Bridgetown AI, and he along with Co-Founder Peter Titterington just received six-figure angel funding to drive their growth. Patrick was also the CRO and a founding team member of Streem, and CEO and Co-Founder of Copious.  He serves as an Associate Judge for the Webby Awards, the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. Patrick is a graduate of Multnomah University and has a Data Analytics Certificate from PSU.

Kelly Montoya

Founder & CEO, Little Sous

Kelly Montoya spent a career in Media (Time Inc, Sagacity Media, KinderCare Education) before starting her own boutique content studio in Portland called Scout Story Lab. There she incubated Little Sous, a contextual commerce model that monetizes content alongside consumer products. Little Sous turns the kitchen into a place where families connect and kids learn to become creative, confident cooks. She has a BA in Psychology from State University of New York College at Oswego and has been successful in raising six-figure funding from angel investors.


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Please be aware that OEN will be taking photographs and video 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. If you are identified during the recording or identify yourself by name, that information may be included in our materials. 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.

September 18, 2019 5:15 PM
September 18, 2019 7:00 PM
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Golden Valley Brewery & Restaurant
1520 NW Bethany Blvd. Beaverton
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