Much ado is made about angel investment and venture capital, but the truth of the matter is that the majority of businesses get their funding elsewhere. Before you start chasing down investors, take some time to understand the full funding landscape, from small business loans to crowdfunding to those good ol’ fashioned bootstraps. Our panelists will paint a complete picture, including the implications of taking funding, the difference between dilutive and non-dilutive funding, and why it matters.
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The cost is $20 for OEN members and $35 for non-members. (Not yet an OEN member? Join now for $60 and you’ll get a coupon code to attend this workshop for free!)
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Moderator: Brenda Meltebeke, Partner at Ater Wynne
Stephen Green currently serves as Community Director of Elevate Capital. Formerly, Stephen was Vice President at Albina Community Bank where he made loans as large as $4M to companies in the advanced manufacturing, technology, and craft beverage industries. Stephen also contracted at Nike and founded the nation’s first nonprofit brewpub, Oregon Public House.
Gina Kaveny is Vice President of Business Development Northwest Territory at LSQ Funding Group, where she provides specialized working capital solutions through Factoring, Accounts Receivable Financing and Asset Based Lending to companies. Gina has worked in supply chain for more than 18 years, helping companies expand their business internationally.
Adam Zimmerman serves as acting President & CEO for Craft3, guiding organizational growth. Created in 1994, Craft3 is a certified nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) with over $200 million under management and 50 employees. Craft3 offers an array of capital products, including business, real estate, community development loans, and consumer loans.
Amy Compton was the CMO of Yellow Scope, a Portland startup that makes (amazing) science kits for girls. She bootstrapped, stretched Portland Development Commission grant dollars, and Kickstarted the heck out of Yellow Scope’s first product – all the way from concept to finalist for Educational Toy of the Year from the Toy Industry Association.
Sponsored by: Portland Development Commission