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June 2024

2024 Oregon Angel Food: Investment Announcement Mixer

Get in on the ground floor of Oregon’s emerging food and beverage sector. Startups will vie for a potential $150K+ equity investment, to be announced at the Oregon Angel Food Investment Mixer on June 6th, 4-7pm at McMenamins Mission Theater in Portland. Tickets on sale now.

June 6, 2024 4:00 PM - June 6, 2024 7:00 PM
Mission Theater
1624 NW Glisan
Portland, bbOR

September 2024

Pop Up & Pitch: Salem


Oregon Entrepreneurs Network and our friends at Burgerville invite you to our SECOND marketplace of 2024!  Meet Oregon’s best new local food and beverage innovators at Pop Up & Pitch at Chemeketa Community College Agriculture Hub in Salem on Friday, September 27th from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm.

Marketplace vendors from throughout the Pacific Northwest will be on hand with products for attendees to sample, sip and buy.

The Pop Up & Pitch afternoon will also include a series of 3-minute pitches by food and beverage entrepreneurs. Just them, their product and a microphone.



Chemeketa Community College Agriculture Hub, 4000 Lancaster Dr NE, Salem, OR 97305

Time: 3:00 – 6:00pm

Pitches: 4:00 pm

Hashtag: #PopUp&PItch

Cost: Free

Vendor Applications

For companies who are interested in showcasing your product at one of two Pop Up & Pitch Events in 2024 we invite you to follow the link below to apply. Vendor applications close Wednesday, July 31st at 5:00 pm


Only twenty-five companies will be chosen for each marketplace.

In addition to marketplace space, up to ten (10) Pop Up & Pitch participants will be invited to pitch their company for three-minutes from the stage. Just you, your product and a microphone.

Registration fees for the Salem market:

  • OEN Member: $50
  • Non-Member: $75


Featured Vendors


Zero proof beverages packed with functional ingredients for a buzz without the booze! Whether you are taking a night or a lifetime off drinking, we have your back!



A unique line of fermented and shelf stable hot sauces and other tasty products like tomato / hatch chili preserves and more.


HYCH (“hitch”) stands for Heat You Can Handle which is what our hot sauce line is all about. HYCH crafts premium hot sauces with international flavors and perfect heat. Our mission is to inspire your next adventure with every pour!


Iliana’s organic, “Divinely Dairy-Free” Butter promotes health and vitality and is a product that people will love without having to sacrifice taste and texture, nor compromise their values.


Pudding and frozen pudding made from organic sweet potato. Dairy, egg, soy, nut, gluten free, no added sugar, hypoallergenic, diabetic/digestive issues/kids friendly, awesome tasting.


Curated Specialty Coffee Roasted by Mom



TATU Protein Water is a clean, convenient source of protein to help you get more out of your workout.









Perkins Coie

September 27, 2024 3:00 PM - September 27, 2024 6:00 PM
Chemeketa Community College - Ag Complex
4000 Lancaster Dr NE

November 2024

2024 Oregon Entrepreneurship Awards


Oregon Entrepreneurs Network and Presenting Sponsor Umpqua Bank are excited to host the 2024 Oregon Entrepreneurship Awards on Wednesday, November 6th, 2024 starting at 5:00 pm at Sentinel Hotel in Portland.

Nominate a Company

Submit nominations in all six award categories using the following link by Monday, August 5th.



Welcome Reception

The welcome reception in the Grand Ballroom kicks off at 5:00 pm.

This is the perfect in-person opportunity to rekindle relationships and make a new connections with other members of the regional entrepreneur ecosystem.

Awards Ceremony

The Awards Ceremony will take place in the Grand Ballroom starting at 6:30 pm. Gather inspiration from, and cheer on, the incredible finalists and winners in the following categories.

Early, Development and Growth Stage Awards encompass a variety of criteria including financial achievement, traction, team and social impact.

Trailblazer will be awarded to an individual company that has demonstrated creativity, originality, and entrepreneurial spirit in its pursuit of new ideas and innovative solutions. Successfully paving a new way in existing markets, or creating new ones, through their strategies, products, services or approaches in their industries.

Entrepreneurial Achievement recognizes a founder or co-founding team who have led their company to success while demonstrating outstanding leadership.

Community Catalyst recognizes an individual or community organization that creates opportunities for connection, education and services in support of founders and entrepreneurs.


2024 Emcee

Oregon Entrepreneurs Network is delighted to welcome Strategic Outreach Manager at Oregon Health & Science University, Co-Founder and President of Latino Founders and The Shades of Entrepreneurship Podcast Host, Gabriel Flores, as our 2024 Emcee.

Gabriel is a dynamic professional with a diverse background and an unwavering dedication to entrepreneurship and community advancement. Currently the Strategic Outreach Manager at Oregon Health & Science University and former President of the Board of Directors for the American Association of Physician Liaison, Gabriel excels in connecting individuals and organizations for impactful outcomes.

As President and co-Founder of the nonprofit Latino Founders, he actively fosters the development of generational wealth within the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Gabriel’s commitment extends to his role as CEO of Creatively Insane, fostering innovation and creativity. With past ventures including SLM Apparel LLC and real estate endeavors, Gabriel’s multifaceted expertise fuels his holistic approach to success.

Gabriel also hosts The Shades of Entrepreneurship™ – The Podcast, sharing insights to inspire others on their entrepreneurial journeys. His dedication to positive change resonates in his work, leaving a lasting impact on individuals and communities alike.

After Party

Don’t rush off right after the awards!

There will be a lively celebration of all the finalists, winners and our amazing OEN community back in the Grand Ballroom following the Awards Ceremony.


Ticketing Information

The 2024 OEN Entrepreneurship Awards will include a Welcome Reception and After Party with heavy hors d’oeuvres, desserts, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. There will be no sit-down dinner.

  • OEN Member: $100
  • Non-Member $150

Help underwrite the Oregon Entrepreneurship Awards as a Community Builder or by purchasing a Party Pack. Contact Sarah Norris (sarah@oen.org) to coordinate your Awards engagement.

  • Community Builder: $2,500
    Includes eight (8) tickets to the Awards, complimentary tickets gifted to regional entrepreneurs on your behalf, and recognition on the website, in the event program, and on signage at the Awards.
  • Party Pack: $1,500
    This opportunity includes eight (8) tickets to the Awards and recognition in the event program.

Entrepreneurship Awards Sponsorship

CLICK HERE to find available sponsorship opportunities, and contact Sarah Norris (sarah@oen.org)
if your organization would like to discuss sponsoring the 2024 OEN Entrepreneurship Awards.

Thank You Sponsors





Community Builders

Bank of America
Miller Nash
Perkins & Co.


November 6, 2024 5:00 PM - November 6, 2024 11:00 PM
Sentinel Hotel
614 SW 11th Ave
Portland, bbOR
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