OEN Startup Series
Do Excel spreadsheets make your heart skip a beat? Are you embarrassed to admit that you’re not sure what a hashtag is?
No entrepreneur can be expected to know it all. Our 10-week Startup Series covers the nuts and bolts of the areas in which you may lack expertise, including business structure, financial management, sales & marketing strategies, fundraising, and more. As an added benefit, each participant will be paired with a mentor, as well as have access to a mentor in each specialty for the duration of the 10-week series.
In addition to formal instruction in weekly classes, each participant in OEN’s Startup Series will have access to a network of mentors covering each of the session topics below. Our mentors have agreed to provide guidance during the full 10 weeks of this program. Have a burning funding or accounting problem? No need to wait until week 7, just email one of our mentors. A full mentor list will be provided on the first day of class. Mentors/instructors will have expertise in:
- Welcome & Goal Setting
- Your Business Structure Checklist
- Marketing Strategy
- Building a Sales Strategy + Networking
- Developing a Healthy Financial Structure
- Planning Spatial Needs in the Short and Long Term & 3rd Party Contracts
- Lean Principles + Tools for Your Business
- Funding Your Company
- Hiring and Firing a Team & Digital Marketing
- Class Presentations and Wrap Up Session
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09/28/2018 01:30 PM
09/28/2018 04:30 PM
OEN Startup Series
OEN’s 10-week Startup Series covers the nuts and bolts of the areas in which you may lack expertise, including business structure, financial management, sales & marketing strategies, fundraising, and more.
Lane Powell (601 SW 2nd Ave, Floor 19)
Eligibility: If you’re an entrepreneur who has launched a business that is pre-revenue or bringing in less than $250,000 annually, this workshop series is for you!
Scholarship Opportunity: If you would like to be considered for a scholarship for the Startup Series, please complete this form here. Thank you to Wells Fargo for sponsoring these scholarships!
Cost: $495 for OEN members and $595 for non-members. Space is limited to 25 participants, so register early! If you prefer to tune into the webcast version only, the cost is $395 for OEN members and $495 for non-members *Sorry, no refunds*
Not yet an OEN member? Join today to save $200 and get at least one free PubTalk pass!
We welcome Lori Spencer as OEN’s new Startup Session Leader. Lori joins us with 20+ years in the food and beverage industry which includes being a founder of Oregon Chai to heading up marketing at New Seasons Market and most recently a business consultant at Tillamook Creamery. She has worked with a variety of products including tea, coffee, ice cream, fruit and chocolate on the operations, sales and marketing front.
Lori will be the glue that holds us together in our sessions and will make sure our participants are connecting to the right resources and mentors in the industry. We’re thrilled to have her join our team and learn from her skills and experience.