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March 2023

OEN March PubTalk: The Founder Journey


Founders and entrepreneurs possess a lot of the same characteristics like motivation, passion, curiosity and risk taking that inspire them to start and run a new business. Yet, the pathways to entrepreneurship are wildly different and each individual faces a diverse set of challenges along the way.

For our FIRST PubTalk of 2023, OEN is excited to bring to the stage three of the winners from the 2022 OEN Entrepreneurship Awards to share their own origin stories, the resources and people who have helped them along the way, what has worked for them, and where they plan on going next.

We welcome entrepreneurs at all stages to join us for this interactive conversation – whether it’s to commiserate and show solidarity with your peers or to find out what it’s really like launching and growing a business in our community.



Location: Fresh Consulting
, 811 SE Stark St #300 Portland, (the venue does not offer on-site parking. There is ample street parking)

Time: 5:15 – 7:30pm

Hashtag: #OENPubTalk

Cost: $15 for OEN members; $25 for non-members. *Sorry, no refunds.* 

Featured Vendors

  • A selection of appetizers will be provided by SporkBytes.
  • Angel Bake will be on hand with their delicious macarons.
  • The Pub Under the Stairs will be serving a Freeland Spirits Marionberry Gin Punch.
  • And more to be announced!

Not yet an OEN member? Join today, and you can get a free pass to a PubTalk!




Helen Anderson | Founder | HelloCare

Helen is the founder of HelloCare, a senior care agency that serves families from the coast to Portland. She launched her first company, Milkies, in 2008 and exited in 2013. An RN in McMinnville for 19 years and is also a proud mom of 3 adorable children.


Paresh Patel |
Founder & CEO | PayRange

A true innovator, Paresh articulates visions of the future and motivates the team to make the unimaginable possible. He thrives and does his best work when the cards are seemingly stacked against success.


Jocelyn Quarrell | Co-Founder & CEO | Bold Reuse

Jocelyn has dedicated her career to creating a more circular economy. Prior to Bold Reuse, Jocelyn was focused on sustainable transportation systems and helped launch bike share programs across the United States.


Thank You Sponsors


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March 15, 2023 5:15 PM - March 15, 2023 7:30 PM
Fresh Consulting
811 SE Stark St #300
Portland, bbOR
Rylee O'Brien
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