OEN PubTalk: Beyond Kickstarter – Crowdfunding Your Startup
This event is SOLD OUT! Check out our Facebook page around 6 p.m. to catch the livestream.
Everyone knows about Kickstarter, but it’s only one of many ways to crowdfund your startup. At our January PubTalk, we’ll explore a range of crowdfunding opportunities, including regulation crowdfunding, community public offerings, Regulation A+, crowd lending, and more.
Entrepreneurs who have taken advantage of crowdfunding options will share their experiences so that you can decide whether crowdfunding is right for you.
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. Our PubTalks usually kick off with a short pitch from an OEN member, followed by audience Q&A.
As always, the program will be preceded by time for networking and will include free appetizers and pizza. Registration begins at 5:15 p.m.
Cost: $10 for OEN members; $25 for non-members. We take walk-ins if space allows, but prices will be $15 for OEN members and $35 for non-members at the door.
*Sorry, no refunds.*
Not yet an OEN member? Join today and you can get a free pass to our January PubTalk!
Amy Pearl (Moderator)
Director, Hatch Innovation
Amy founded Hatch Innovation, a nonprofit social enterprise, in 2004, and has been its director since. Its mission is to enable citizens to launch enterprises that improve communities. Amy prefers to work upstream, at the system level, replacing unjust and inefficient systems with better mechanisms for equity, creating an “enabling ecosystem” for community-building enterprises to flourish. She launched Hatch: A Community Innovation Lab in 2013, the economic engine HatchOregon in 2014, ComCap in 2015, HatchLab Baker in 2016, and HatchLab Corvallis in 2017. The global program PurposeWorks launches in 2018. Amy’s career has taken her from public television to the classroom and school district, to doing applied research at Education Northwest, to running Intel’s education website developing programs implemented worldwide. Amy has spoken at many conferences and events, including the Skoll World Forum on Social Innovation at Oxford.
Doug serves as CFO of Arcimoto, which recently completed a $19.5 million Regulation A+ IPO, approved for listing on the Nasdaq Global Market. He previously served as Founder of Strategic Financial Consulting from February 2013 to June 2015, providing financial consulting services for startup and existing businesses. From September 2012 to September 2013, he was Chief Financial Officer of ManaFuel, bringing energy independence to Pacific Island Nations. He has also served as Chief Financial Officer of GarageGames.com, Inc. and SeQuential Biofuels. Prior to 2007, he held various financial positions at Genuity, GTE, and AT&T.
President, Bike Friday
Hanna grew up in the Bike Friday family. The oldest daughter of Co-founder, Alan Scholz, Hanna was lacing wheels, counting inventory, sewing travel bags and painting racks by the time she graduated high school. In her early 20s, she started full time work at Bike Friday and eventually moved into the marketing department. Trained and inspired her Dad’s values of human power and small resource impact on the earth, she lives car-free and either rides her bike or walks to work in the mornings. Bike Friday has completed two successful Kickstarter campaigns, raising over $280,000, as well as an equity crowdfunding campaign that raised $220,000.
Founder, Veterans Business Services
Jim Mingey is the Founder of Veterans Business Services (VBS), an Oregon Benefit Company that has just launched an Oregon Intrastate Offering aimed at supporting Veteran entrepreneurs. Jim is a Vietnam Veteran who was awarded a Bronze Star and the Army Commendation Medal for Valor. His financial securities experience includes structuring and managing multiple Reg D offerings and a successful nonprofit controlled public securities offering capitalized by the Ford Foundation. Jim’s current activities include structuring and marketing Kiva loans for proof of concept and to fund his current Oregon Benefit Company offering.
Partner, Stoel Rives
Mary Hull is a partner in Stoel Rives’ Corporate practice group and is Co-Chair of the firm’s Technology Ventures Group. She has a general corporate and securities law practice with an emphasis on the representation of emerging-growth companies. Mary regularly advises start-up and early-stage companies on general corporate governance matters and equity compensation issues, and she has extensive experience in representing these clients in venture capital and angel financings. Mary has broad experience representing public and private companies in mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, debt financing transactions and executive compensation matters.
Our January PubTalk is presented by: