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OEN PubTalk Seed Oregon 2010 - Round 2

Want to learn what it takes to raise capital? Come to OEN's Seed Oregon PubTalk on Wednesday, November 10 at Backspace. Register today!

Event Description:
For entrepreneurs with companies on the fundraising path, OEN's Seed Oregon is a unique opportunity to not only compete for funding opportunities, but to learn the rules of the road of effective fundraising. This entertaining and educational competition is the program for OEN PubTalks during October and November of 2010, and then again, in January and February of 2011.

The competition is for Oregon and Southwest Washington seed-stage companies who are seeking capital within the range of $100,000 to $2,000,000. One winner from each preliminary round will move on to a championship round, where a finalist will earn a coveted presenting opportunity at OEN's Angel Oregon 2011, the premier angel investing event in the Northwest, on March 16, 2011.

Round 2 Presenting Companies:
Online registration for this event closes Wednesday, November 10th at noon. Please register at the door after that time.

Date: Wednesday, November 10
Time: 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Backspace 115 Northwest 5th Ave. Portland, OR 97209
OEN Member: $15
Non-Member: $25


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Cultivating Oregon's Innovation Culture

By Aliza Earnshaw

This year's OEN's Venture Northwest conference offered something extra, beyond the opportunity for entrepreneurs and investors to size each other up. Attendees had the chance to hear three great panel discussions about how Oregon can ramp up company creation and growth.

Each panel was made up of experts in a different area of the economic ecosystem: venture capital, government and the universities.

Through each of these different lenses, one common theme came into focus: Oregonians need to shift some traditional attitudes and behaviors to create a culture of active, aggressive and ongoing business creation.

"Read more about Cultivating Oregon's Innovation Culture" or click on the "Read More" link below to read the rest of the article by Aliza Earnshaw.

Other conference news:
(Read the complete press release)

Corvallis-based Columbia Power Technologies won the people's choice award over nine other companies selected to present at OEN's Venture Northwest. Columbia Power Technologies is a renewable energy company developing a superior, utility scale wave energy device that will unlock the energy in the world's oceans.

"OEN's Venture Northwest featured a slate of fantastic companies from across the region that demonstrates a commitment to superior innovation and entrepreneurship," said Diane Fraiman, a partner at Voyager Capital and chair of OEN's Venture Northwest. "Columbia Power Technologies did a great job of winning over the VCs and attendees at OEN Venture Northwest as an outstanding business that will continue to innovate, grow, and contribute new jobs and benefit the region's economy."

As the people's choice winner of OEN's Venture Northwest, Columbia Power Technologies will receive over $27,000 in goods and services from regional businesses and service providers.

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Incorporate a Succession Plan into your Social Media Policy

by Adam Bullock

A very interesting story about the departure of Rick Sanchez from CNN was recently forwarded my way. While the circumstances of his firing remain a hot topic, Marshall Kirkpatrick of Read Write Web asks the question: what happens to Rick Sanchez on Twitter?

It's an intriguing question that more companies will be pondering in the near future with the increased popularity of social media in the workplace.

Click on the "Read More" link to read the rest of the article.

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Need funding? Opportunities to present for Investment

Entrepreneurs looking for investment capital should explore these opportunities!

OEN Portland Angel Network (PAN) - Apply
Call for applications - Due Thursday, December 2
Learn more about the Portland Angel Network

OEN's Seed Oregon PubTalk - Round 3 - Apply
Call for applications - Due Friday, December 3
Learn more about the event OEN's Seed Oregon PubTalk

OEN Angel Oregon 2011
Call for applications coming in November.

Southern Oregon Angel Investment Network - Apply
Call for applications due Friday, January 7, 2011
Learn more about the event


Read More »

 

OEN's Angel Oregon - March 2011

To many young entrepreneurial companies, OEN's Angel Oregon, the nation's premier angel investment prize conference, is nothing short of heaven-sent. This must-attend event gives emerging businesses excellent visibility and a chance to win serious investment dollars by bringing together Oregon and Southwest Washington's brightest entrepreneurial talent with accredited angel investors.

Whether you are a concept-stage company or a launch-stage company OEN's Angel Oregon is the place to get coaching, networking and real-world feedback to take you to the next level.

Read More »

 

OEN members save at souk

OEN members save at souk, a Portland-based, shared-working space. souk will be offering OEN members a 15% meeting-room discount. souk's meeting spaces are perfect for the small company looking to land, or simply impress, that big client. When the kitchen table or Starbucks just won't cut it, souk is a great and affordable option.

"OEN really appreciates the entrepreneurial nature of the flexibility souk offers clients, said Linda Weston, OEN president and executive director. "It's centrally located and entrepreneurs can book an hour, or a day, at the workspace. It gives early-stage folks the flexibility they need, when they may not be ready to take on a month-to-month commitment."


To read more about the partnership and to learn more about how to take advantage of this OEN member benefit, please click "Read More."
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TREASURE HUNT! Be one of the first three to answer the question correctly and you will win a fabulous prize!

Join OEN at the next OEN PubTalk

Wednesday, November 10, 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

Bring this coupon when you join OEN at the PubTalk and receive a complimentary admission into the event, a $25 value.

Backspace
115 Northwest 5th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209

 
OEN Members save 10% at NedSpace

NedSpace offers co-working for startups, innovative technology companies, non-profits, artists and social entrepreneurs. Now NedSpace offers Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN), members a 10% discount off monthly member rental rates*. "NedSpace is a great place to start a business, as it's not just an office, but a community of entrepreneurs helping one another," - Ken Westin, Founder & CEO of ActiveTrak.

Currently there are two locations - downtown and Old Town Portland, Oregon. NedSpace is a great place to build your company. It has all the amenities you'd expect, like internet, meeting rooms, closed offices, open offices and a warm, dry spot to park your bike... it is Portland, after all. Desks and office space are available starting from $275 at both Portland NedSpace locations. To see images of NedSpace, go here: http://bit.ly/nedspace.

Learn more about NedSpace and how to get your OEN member discount.

* OEN membership must be current to continue to receive the discount.

 
November 2010
 
In This Issue
OEN PubTalk Seed Oregon 2010 - Round 2
Cultivating Oregon's Innovation Culture
Incorporate a Succession Plan into your Social Media Policy
Need funding? Opportunities to present for Investment
OEN's Angel Oregon - March 2011
OEN members save at souk
 
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Tuesday, November 9
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
OEN Workshop - 10 tips to doubling your revenue every year, with Nitin Khanna

Wednesday, November 10
1:45 PM - 5:00 PM
OEN Internship Workshop and Job Fair

Wednesday, November 10
OEN PubTalk™ Seed Oregon 2010 - Round 2

Wednesday, November 17
4:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Business Plan Development Seminar

Thursday, November 18
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
OEN Webinar: Four Startup Risks for Venture Capital

Thursday, December 2
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
OEN Member Orientation - Leveraging Your OEN Membership

Thursday, December 2
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
OEN SwapMeet - Meet. Greet. Repeat.

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4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
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4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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Friday, November 12th – Sunday, November 14th
Beginning Friday at around 5:00 pm, ending Sunday evening, around 8:00pm
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