OEN's Angel Oregon

Our angels help great ideas take flight.

OEN’s Angel Oregon attracts the state’s brightest doers, innovators, and big thinkers.

Held in the spring of each year, OEN’s Angel Oregon offers early-stage companies an opportunity to compete for an investment award, historically $200,000 – $300,000, while receiving valuable coaching from angel investors and serial entrepreneurs. Concept-stage companies can also apply to compete for a package of goods and services that includes free office space.

Meanwhile, new angel investors have a chance to learn about angel investing, conduct due diligence, and network with experienced investors.

Our experience with Angel Oregon was extremely rewarding. Every step along the way helped make Yellow Scope a stronger business. Our due diligence team was composed of seasoned experts in finance, marketing, supply chain and logistics. Their advice and support helped us refine and streamline our business plan. Perhaps even more importantly, their support strengthened our confidence that we can do this!”

Marcie Colledge and Kelly McCollum, Yellow Scope

About Angel Oregon

OEN launched Angel Oregon in the late ’90s and the Spring Investment Program in 2005, which culminates in the annual Angel Oregon Showcase. During the Showcase, finalist companies present their pitches to a crowd of over 300 investors, business leaders, and entrepreneurs.

Since 2005, 784 companies have applied to compete for OEN’s Angel Oregon Investment Award and 113 were selected to present. From 2005 to 2016, over $3 million has been directly invested through OEN’s Angel Oregon LLC Investment Award and there have been four favorable exits. Additional investment has been made outside of the LLCs, and Angel Oregon finalist companies have created more than 740 jobs.

Peter Kirwan, founder of Collexion, won our 2016 Angel Investment Award of $252,600. Collexion helps collectors find and discover high-value collectibles from all over the world. Past winners include SpaceView, Nouvola, brandlive, Wild Friends Foods, Chez Marie, OpenSesame, and DesignMedix. See all past winners here.

See Peter’s winning pitch:

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