OEN Westside PubTalk: Crowdfunding

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


Crowdfunding can be an effective way to get alternative financing for a project. But in case you didn’t know, this platform has become…crowded! How do you get noticed among other entrepreneurs hoping to get attention from potential investors?

Come to the Westside PubTalk to hear from local experts and entrepreneurs who have grown companies via crowdfunding.

You’ll learn:

  • If crowdfunding is right for you
  • How successful entrepreneurs attract investors
  • How to continue crowdfunding after reaching your goal

If you are considering crowdfunding as a source of capital, you don’t want to miss this event!


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11/20/2019 05:15 PM
11/20/2019 07:00 PM
OEN Westside PubTalk: Crowdfunding
Come to the Westside PubTalk to hear from local entrepreneurs who have raised significant money via Crowdfunding!

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 November PubTalk!



Ernie Bootsma

Shareholder, Buchalter | Ater Wynne

A shareholder at Buchalter | 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.




Amy Compton

Investor, Oregon Venture Fund

Amy Compton is a digital growth marketing expert who shares her magic with founders who are underrepresented in the startup world. She has run three different crowdfunding campaigns on three different platforms cumulatively raising over $161,000. She is launching her fourth crowdfunding campaign at any moment and is madly getting all of her ducks in a row for it as you are reading this.


Brad Davis

Owner, Nomad Cycles PDX

Brad Davis is the Founder of Nomad Cycles PDX, which offers bicycle electric assist solutions. Brad had great success getting funding to support the production of their EcoSpeed kit and exceeded their Kickstarter fundraising goal by over 30%.



Sensi Graves

Founder, Sensi Graves Bikinis

Sensi Graves is a professional kiteboarder and founder of Sensi Graves Bikinis, a swimwear line for active women. It’s her mission to empower women in water sports and help others create confidence and believe in themselves. Her crowdfunding campaign helped to fund Sensi Graves Bikinis’ transition to recycled fabrics made from plastic bottles and fishing nets. Sensi used Indiegogo to raise money to help with this transition, and was able to more than double her goal through crowdfunding!






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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.

November 20, 2019 5:15 PM
November 20, 2019 7:00 PM
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Golden Valley Brewery & Restaurant
1520 NW Bethany Blvd. Beaverton
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