Join OEN's Food & Beverage Cluster

OEN has a long history of helping entrepreneurs across industries. But we also know that each industry has its own specific challenges and demands.

That’s why we’re organizing our first-ever Food & Beverage Cluster so you and other food & beverage entrepreneurs can make connections and access resources tailored to your needs.

As part of our Food & Beverage Cluster you’ll get access to our full suite of membership benefits, PLUS:

  • A members-only, online food and beverage forum, where you can ask questions, share news, offer advice, and make connections.
  • Networking events and educational workshops tailored to the food and beverage industry, including a video library of on-demand workshops.
  • A statewide calendar of events and opportunities specific to food & beverage entrepreneurs.

Find a Plan that Fits Your Needs

Got a great idea and trying to figure out how to get if off the ground? Join us as a Concept Stage individual member so we can help you prepare for launch. If you’ve already launched and are starting to bring in revenue, check out our Company Membership options, designed to help you and your team scale your company to the next level.

When my co-founder and I discovered OEN, it was like being welcomed into an extended family. Suddenly, we had a friendly, helpful community that we could call on when we got stuck or needed advice.”

– Junea Rocha, Brazi Bites

Membership Benefits

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 Food & Beverage members can access discounts to our “Recipe for Success” Food & Beverage workshop series, as well as a video library of on-demand industry-specific workshops. Our members also get deep discounts on our Startup 411 workshop, 10-week Startup Series, and Peer Coaching Program, which are open to entrepreneurs across industries.

Online Food & Beverage Forum

Our members-only, food and beverage online forum will be your go-to place to ask questions and share advice with peers and mentors in your 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.

Statewide Calendar of Events

OEN is certainly not the only organization in Oregon that offers events tailored to the food & beverage industry. We collaborate with partners statewide to consolidate all relevant events into one convenient, searchable calendar. Never miss another networking, learning, or funding opportunity!

Member Pricing for Flagship Events

As a member, you get deep discounts on our flagship events, including our Entrepreneurial Summit, which brings a group of successful food & beverage entrepreneurs into one place for one evening to share personal stories of challenge and triumph. You also get our member rate for OEN’s annual Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards Dinner, Oregon’s largest and most prestigious business networking event.

PubTalk Passes

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.

Tradeshow Pass

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.

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.

PR Opportunities

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.

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