Become an OEN Member
Entrepreneurship is hard, but it’s even harder if you try to go it alone. Join over 1,000 Oregon entrepreneurs statewide who rely on OEN to grow and thrive.
Just getting started on a great idea? Running a company that’s poised to scale? An OEN Membership will open the door to the resources, know-how, and networks you need to reach your next milestone.
Keep scrolling to learn more about our membership plans and benefits.
Our membership benefits include: PubTalk & Tradeshow passes, workshop & program discounts, member pricing for flagship events, member mixers, PR opportunities, industry-specific forums, and more!
Depending on your membership level, you’ll receive up to four free passes to our monthly PubTalks. OEN’s PubTalk™ is a perfect starting point for new community members and a great place for established members to make new connections. Our flagship monthly happy hour includes an hour of networking followed by a talk from an expert panel on a specified theme.
All members get a pass to our Annual Startup Resources Tradeshow. Our Tradeshow helps you navigate our startup ecosystem by connecting you to representatives from local organizations, accelerators, incubators, universities, and government programs that provide support, mentorship and potential funding for entrepreneurs.
Up to 60% off Workshops & Programs
No entrepreneur can be expected to know it all. That’s why we offer uniquely tailored programs to cover the nuts and bolts of the areas in which you may lack expertise. Our Startup 411, targeted toward Concept Stage members, provides an overview of local resources and a checklist of steps to take to get started. Our 10-week Startup Series helps Startup Stage entrepreneurs create realistic, sustainable strategic plans to grow their companies. Finally, OEN’s Peer Coaching Program, geared toward Development and Growth Stage entrepreneurs, is an opportunity to share goals, challenges, insights, and advice in an intimate and confidential setting.
Member Pricing for Flagship Events
As a member, you get deep discounts on our flagship events, including our annual Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards Dinner and our Entrepreneurial Summit. The OEN Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards is Oregon’s largest and most prestigious business networking event, honoring our brightest, boldest, and best entrepreneurs. Our Entrepreneurial Summit is a storytelling event that brings a group of successful Oregon entrepreneurs into one place for one evening to share personal stories of challenge and triumph.
Free Admission to Member Mixers
We offer Orientations & Mixers for members only so you can learn how to get the most out of your membership. It’s a chance for you to introduce yourself to OEN staff and fellow OEN members, and to understand the benefits that come with joining our membership network. Each orientation includes a presentation that provides an overview of OEN programs and services, as well as time for Q&A and networking.
Our Concept Stage individual members are eligible to make a five-minute pitch at an OEN PubTalk to help gain exposure for your concept, hone your pitch, and make connections. Our Startup, Development, and Growth Stage company members are eligible to be featured on our blog, in our newsletter, and on our social media channels, reaching over 30,000 members of Oregon’s business community. Our company members are also listed in our popular Member Directory, where you have the opportunity to describe your products/services and link to yourr site.
Access to Industry-Specific Forums
Our members get access to at least one member-only forum, where they can ask questions and share advice with peers and mentors in their industry. Our forums are rigorously moderated to ensure that all posts are relevant and helpful. This is a great way to make new connections, stay in touch with members between events, get answers to your most pressing questions, and help out your peers.