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.

Thanks to our 2017 General Sponsors!

General Sponsorship Opportunities

Of our 100+ annual sponsors, over 50 support OEN at an organizational level, helping to sustain and enhance the impact of the largest and most ambitious entrepreneurial assistance organization in the state of Oregon. Their generous contributions make our organizational operations possible, from keeping our servers running, to marketing our events, to growing our membership base.

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 Angel Oregon Showcase

Held each April, the Angel Oregon Showcase represents a culmination of our Angel Oregon Investment Program for angel investors and entrepreneurs. Over 300 investors, entrepreneurs, and business leaders converge at the event to hear pitches from Oregon’s most exciting up-and-coming companies. At the end of the day, the winning company receives an investment award of over $200,000.

When it comes entrepreneurial support and community, look no further than OEN’s Angel Oregon Showcase. Whether you are C level, a startup team member, an entrepreneur, a small business owner, an investor or just straight curious about the Oregon startup scene, the Showcase is the place to be!”

Matt Holland, CEO & Founder, Synergistic Creations

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 24th year, the OEN Awards Dinner is Oregon’s largest and most prestigious business networking event.

Chris Elsenbach, JLL

By sponsoring the Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards, JLL is supporting and connecting with the best and brightest entrepreneurs, innovators and job creators in Oregon. We have returned as sponsors every year, because this is the premier event in celebration of Oregon companies and business leaders. It allows us to invest our time and money in the future of Oregon.”

Chris Elsenbach, JLL

OEN Entrepreneurial Summit

The OEN Entrepreneurial Summit gathers successful Oregon entrepreneurs from a range of industries to share their personal stories of challenge and triumph.

Whether expanding opportunities for life-saving medical research, pioneering new energy-saving systems, or reinventing the perfect donut, our storytellers share an appetite for adventure, innovation, and problem-solving. Our Summit typically attracts a crowd of 150-200 entrepreneurs.

Entrepreneurs are the most amazing people in the world. They are willing to take risks, willing to step to the edge, willing to fly. It’s the most important thing for entrepreneurs to get together and share their stories.”

Kristine Akins, Founder of BikeTrak

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.

Held the second Wednesday of every month (excluding August and December), 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

Want to learn more?

Please email our Executive Director Maggie Finnerty at or call (503) 222-2270.

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