Become an OEN Sponsor

Be at the heart of Oregon’s entrepreneurial community

You want new clients. We want to connect entrepreneurs to your expertise. Join the over 100 companies who sponsor our educational programs, online content, signature events, and organization.

We are uniquely positioned to connect your company to hundreds of local entrepreneurs and startup companies that are actively seeking your services.

We can help you:

  • Reach a target market of highly educated, business decision-makers. Sponsorship grants you access to over 1,200 members who not only make business decisions at their companies, but who are closely connected to other Oregon business leaders.
  • Gain visibility as an industry leader. Word travels fast in the entrepreneurial community. An OEN sponsorship gives you an edge over your competition by positioning you as a company at the forefront of your industry.
  • Support job creation and economic development in Oregon. An OEN sponsorship not only pairs your name with a respected local nonprofit, but supports our mission to drive job growth and earn Oregon a national reputation as a hub of innovation and entrepreneurship.

OEN Sponsorship Overview

Download our complete 2020 Sponsorship Packet to learn more about our general and event-specific sponsorship opportunities. Whether you’re looking for brand recognition or highly targeted marketing opportunities, we have something for you.

Ready to talk more? Contact Amanda Oborne at or (503) 222-2270.

General Sponsorship Opportunities

Our general sponsors support OEN’s core mission, helping to sustain and enhance the impact of the largest and most ambitious entrepreneurial assistance organization in the state of Oregon. Your generous support directly funds the programs and services we offer to help Oregon entrepreneurs start and scale companies. A general sponsorship gains your company visibility across our wide spectrum of events, as well as access to the 2,000+ entrepreneurs who attend them each year.

OEN is a key contributor to Oregon’s entrepreneurial support system, providing entrepreneurs with invaluable access to mentoring, advice, networking and financing.”

Jason Brauser, Partner, Stoel Rives

OEN Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards

Each fall, over 600 local business leaders converge at the OEN Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards to honor Oregon’s brightest, boldest, and best entrepreneurs. Now in its 26th year, the OEN Awards Dinner is Oregon’s largest and most prestigious business networking event.

“Partnering with OEN is one of the best ways to support entrepreneurship and develop
lasting relationships in the Pacific Northwest. By sponsoring the annual Tom Holce
Entrepreneurship Awards, we honor the achievement of our region’s entrepreneurs while
ensuring their continued support through OEN. We cannot think of a better way to invest.”

Stanford Scriven, Newmark Knight Frank

Oregon Angel Food Conference

The Oregon Angel Food Conference is an opportunity to celebrate and support the F&B industry across the state. Entrepreneurs will have a chance to present their companies through pitches and tasting opportunities. There will also be discussions as to what it means to be an F&B entrepreneur in Oregon and thoughtfulness about food.  Join us on September 11, 2020 at the Redd on Salmon St.  Sponsorship details to come!

“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, Founder of Brazi Bites

OEN PubTalk

OEN’s monthly PubTalk™ is our flagship monthly happy hour, a perfect starting point for new community members and a great place for established members to make new connections. Our Portland flagship PubTalk™ is held the second Wednesday of every month, and our Westside PubTalk™ is held the third Wednesday of every month. OEN PubTalks are what the name implies — an hour of networking followed by a talk on a specified theme. Attendance ranges from 70-100 entrepreneurs.

When we started our business a few years ago I had attended some local business meet-and-greets and I felt that they were a waste of time. So I stopped going to them. This is NOT the case with OEN. Every OEN PubTalk I’ve attended I’ve learned something new, or met a valuable connection or resource.”

Christine Enderby, Founder, Nuzzle

Startup EXPO at TechFestNW

OEN’s Startup EXPO at TechFestNW is the perfect starting point for new entrepreneurs trying to navigate Oregon’s startup ecosystem. The EXPO starts at the end of Day 1 and features representatives from local organizations, accelerators, incubators, universities, and government programs that provide support, mentorship and potential funding for entrepreneurs.  Food and munchies offered to keep participants fueled and engaged.  Join us on April 2, 2020.

Oregon has a great reputation for its entrepreneur support community and programs. OEN’s Startup Resources Tradeshow is one of the best opportunities to meet that community.”

Skip Rung, President of ONAMI


OEN offers quarterly Startup 411 Workshops and Investor Education Workshops, each of which can be sponsored on an annual basis. OEN’s Startup 411 workshop, held jointly by OEN and OTBC, attracts an average of 20-30 concept-stage entrepreneurs who have an idea but aren’t sure where to start. OEN’s Investor Education workshops attract an average of 20-30 high net worth individuals who are interested in becoming angel investors.

Annie Miller

Through OEN workshops, I feel like I’ve received a degree in entrepreneurial navigation. In addition to the knowledge I gained, I formed new relationships that will be invaluable to me as my company grows.”

Annie Miller, w/you

Want to learn more?

Please email our Executive Director Amanda Oborne at or call (503) 222-2270.

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