OEN Venture Catalyst Network brings coaches to you


OEN supports a network of mobile coaches called Venture Catalysts that serve entrepreneurs across the state. Venture Catalysts are located in Central Oregon (at Economic Development for Central Oregon-EDCO), Southern Oregon (at Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development Inc.-SOREDI), the Willamette Valley (at Regional Accelerator & Innovation Network-RAIN), Washington County and in the Mid-Valley region (at SEDCOR for Marion, Polk, Yamhill counties). The Venture Catalysts are experienced entrepreneurs with investment experience who provide the following services:

  • Assessment of business needs: Meeting initially with you to assess your business needs and provide introductions to appropriate resources or recommend next steps in your development process.
  • Educational programming: Leading PubTalks and other educational programs to increase your know-how and provide an opportunity to network with the local entrepreneurial ecosystem.
  • Coaching and mentoring: Assisting companies that have honed their concept and are on a path to launch.
  • Investor-ready assistance: Helping to hone your investment pitch and make introductions to appropriate capital resources


See the services you need? Contact the Venture Catalyst in your region to get started.

Central Oregon: Brian Vierra, brian@edcoinfo.com

Willamette Valley: Caroline Cummings, caroline@oregonrain.org

Mid-Willamette Valley Valley (Marion, Polk, and Yamhill Counties): Mike White, mike@oen.org

Washington County: Laura Kubisiak, laura@oen.org



Check out additional Regional Resources for entrepreneurs. 

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