OEN cultivates a thriving and diverse community of entrepreneurs through its networking programs, fosters innovation through education, facilitates success by connecting individuals for mentoring and coaching, stimulates growth through access to investors, and celebrates entrepreneurial achievement through recognition and a culture of giving back.

Angel Food Conference & Education Series 2019
Coaching Program
Startup Series
Venture Catalysts
Entrepreneurship Awards
Startup Tradeshow
Webinars & Workshops

Become an OEN member to get deep discounts on our events, plus free passes to our PubTalks, workshops, Tradeshow, and more!


OEN’s monthly 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. And yes, it takes place at a pub.

As of 2018, OEN now has monthly Westside PubTalks™! These are the same as our Portland flagship PubTalks, just a bit more west and a whole lot newer.  

OEN Coaching Program

Entrepreneurship is hard, but it’s much harder if you try to go it alone. OEN’s new Peer Coaching Program is an opportunity for entrepreneurs to share their goals, challenges, insights, and advice in an intimate and confidential setting.

OEN Startup Series

No entrepreneur can be expected to know it all. Our 10-week Startup Series covers the nuts and bolts of the areas in which you may lack expertise, including business structure, financial management, sales & marketing strategies, fundraising, and more. 

OEN Cannabis Business Basics

Our 10-week Cannabis Business Basics series covers the nuts and bolts of building and scaling a strong business, through the lens of the cannabis industry.

OEN Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards

It’s like the Oscars, but with less glam and more grit. Each fall, over 600 local business leaders converge at OEN’s Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards Dinner to honor Oregon’s brightest, boldest, and best entrepreneurs.

OEN Angel Oregon Program & Showcase

Our Angel Oregon Program offers early-stage companies an opportunity to compete for an investment award while receiving valuable coaching from angel investors. Meanwhile, new angel investors have a chance to conduct due diligence and network with experienced investors. The program culminates in a showcase of up-and-coming startups, during which finalist companies present their pitches to the general public and we announce the winner of our investment award.

For 2019, Angel Oregon is back — with a TWIST. Visit the Angel Food Conference program page to learn about how we’ve adapted the winning Angel Oregon formula specifically for the food and beverage sector. 

OEN Entrepreneurial Summit

Our Entrepreneurial Summit is an annual storytelling event that brings a group of successful Oregon entrepreneurs into one place for one evening. Each speaker gets 10-15 minutes to share his or her personal story of challenge and triumph.

Startup Resources Tradeshow

OEN’s annual tradeshow is the perfect starting point for new entrepreneurs trying to navigate our startup ecosystem. It includes representatives from local organizations, accelerators, incubators, universities, and government programs that provide support, mentorship and potential funding for entrepreneurs.

Food & Beverage Showcase and Pitch Program

OEN presents the Food & Beverage Showcase & Pitch Program—a series of workshops and events dedicated to supporting F&B entrepreneurs in Oregon and SW Washington. This program is perfect for entrepreneurs who want to better tell their story, whether it’s getting products on shelves, engaging distributors, seeking investment, hiring talent, or getting a new customer.

Webinars & Workshops

Do Excel spreadsheets make your heart skip a beat? Are you embarrassed to admit that you’re not sure what a hashtag is? No entrepreneur can be expected to know it all. Our in-person and online workshops cover the nuts and bolts of the areas in which you may lack expertise,

Summer Food Fair

Our annual Summer Food Fair is a festive outdoor affair with a focus on networking, snacking, and having fun. It’s your chance to sample your way through Oregon’s food & beverage ecosystem and meet the entrepreneurs who are creating and sharing deliciousness daily.

Custom Review

Our Concept and Executive Summary Plan reviews are a litmus test from experts who will challenge assumptions and answer perplexing questions about making an idea a reality.

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