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March 2024

Pitch, Please: March


Receive feedback on your pitch before stepping foot in front of investors, buyers, or customers.

Pitch, Please is a member-only monthly event hosted by OEN offering founders and entrepreneurs the opportunity to showcase their 5-minute pitch virtually or in person at select events throughout the state.

Following the pitch, regional thought leaders will ask questions and provide feedback to help strengthen pitches for when it’s time for the real thing.



Date: Tuesday, March 19th

Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Cost: Free for OEN members

Not yet an OEN member? Join today, and you can get to join in on future Pitch, Please events.




  • This event is only open to OEN Entrepreneur/Start Up Members who are in the Concept, Early ($0 – $99,999), Development ($100k – $1M), and Growth ($1M – $5M) stages.
  • There are limited spots at Pitch, Please per month, so registered companies will be contacted by an OEN staff member to confirm that they are pitching and provide a schedule with their estimated pitch time.
  • Pitching companies will create their own slides and control them on Zoom during the event.
  • Startup companies NOT selected to pitch that month are encouraged to observe the event to learn from other founders and our Feedback Panel. They will also be given priority for the next month’s event lineup.
  • This event WILL be recorded and provided to pitching companies for their reference. It will not be released to the public.

March Feedback Panel

Deepthi Madhava
Oregon Venture Fund



John Williams
Entrepreneur & Investor


March 19, 2024 11:00 AM - March 19, 2024 1:00 PM

May 2024

May: Co-Work with OEN


Entrepreneurship is often a lonely experience, but it doesn’t have to be.

Exchanging best practices with other founders and entrepreneurs in the same region, even if you have differing business types, can provide precious insights. You can learn from their experiences, pick up new ideas, and stay up-to-date on industry trends.

Oregon Entrepreneurs Network is partnering with our friends at Miller Nash to host  Co-Work with OEN on Wednesday, May 1st from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm at Kiln. Make it your headquarters for the day. Set up your laptop and co-work with other founders in their common space, private phone booths, or soft seating areas.

There will be a break mid-day for lunch which will include a facilitated conversation with a regional thought leader. This May we are delighted to welcome Mark Mohammadpour, Owner and Chief Well-being Officer, Chasing the Sun.

So, join for the full day, or just for a portion of the day, and get connected with other regional entrepreneurs.

Featured Presentation


Mark Mohammadpour
Owner and Chief Well-being Officer
Chasing the Sun


Nine Steps to Create Your Company’s Culture of Well-being
Your employees do not value ping pong tables and free beer in the office. They want to take the time off they deserve, to feel safe in sharing vulnerabilities, be confident financially, quality sleep, and many other factors that in previous eras may have seemed out of reach.

Recent data says 88% of job seekers say that a healthy culture at work is vital for success, and 86% of job seekers avoid companies with a bad reputation.

But how do we ensure we’re taking care of our employees while meeting and exceeding business objectives? By building a Culture of Well-being that establishes clear communication and expectations to meet business objectives, while respecting the needs of employees to live a healthy life.

During this session, we’ll share relatable, practical, and actionable steps to ensure you and your team are living a Culture of Well-being that positively impacts the health of your staff and your business.

  • What is a “Culture of Well-being” and what is it not.
  • Your role, your middle-manager’s role, and your junior staff’s role in its development.
  • Actionable steps to use your company’s Culture of Well-being to retain and recruit your best talent.


Kiln – 120 SE Madison St, Portland, OR 97214

Date: Wednesday, May 1st

Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Cost: OEN Founder/Start-Up Members – All Day: $25, Morning or Afternoon Sessions: $15

Not yet an OEN member? Join today, and you can get to join in on future Co-Work with OEN events.



  • This event is only open to OEN members in the Concept, Early ($0 – $99,999), Development ($100k – $1M), and Growth ($1M – $5M) stages.
  • There are limited spots at each Co-Work with OEN session, so registered individuals will be contacted by an OEN staff member to confirm that they have a space by Monday, April 15th.
  • A light breakfast, lunch and beverages will be provided throughout the day. Options will be provided to participants in advance of the event.




May 1, 2024 9:00 AM - May 1, 2024 4:00 PM
120 SE Madison St.
Portland, Oregon United States
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