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Wednesday, June 9 - OEN PubTalk™: Oregon Beer Entrepreneurs - The Seeds of Suds
Oregon is a utopia for beer, contributing more than $2.3 billion to the economy and employing more than 4,700. With 74 brewing companies (32 in Portland alone), operating 102 brewing facilities in 45 cities in Oregon, it's no wonder that we are the envy of beer lovers everywhere (source: Oregon Brewers Guild).

Join OEN at the June PubTalk where three Oregon Beer-preneurs: Charlie Devereux of Double Mountain, Irene Firmat of Full Sail and, Jamie Floyd of Ninkasi Brewing will share their stories and answer your questions. Lisa Morrison host and producer of KXL radio show "Beer O'clock" will moderate the panel.

Additionally, samples from the presenting brewers will be served after the program.
A PubTalk™ in the truest sense - this is an event not to be missed!

When: Wednesday, June 9
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM (extended program for beer tasting)
Where: Backspace
115 Northwest 5th Ave.
Portland, OR 97209

OEN member $15
Non-member $25

The PubTalk is proudly sponsored by Ater Wynne and Dotster
Tuesday, June 15 - OEN Webinar - "Raising Money from Angel Investors" with Dennis Powers
Angel Investors review hundreds of business plans each year. Learn how to make your presentation stand out and be one that will inspire them to begin due diligence!

Led by Dennis Powers, Managing Partner of Cornerstone Management Resources, "Raising Money from Angel Investors" will illustrate how angel investing works, what should be included in an executive summary, and how an entrepreneur should prepare for a meeting with an angel investor

Speaker: Dennis Powers

Date: Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Registration: OEN members: No fee
Non-member registration: $30
Wednesday, June 16 - SW Washington PubTalk: Pitch & Panel
The Southwest Washington Workforce Development Council (SWWDC) in partnership with the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN) are bringing PubTalks, a vital connection with the world of entrepreneurship, to Southwest WA.

Join us for a Pitch and Panel on Wednesday, June 16 at AHA!. You'll hear Ryno Motors pitch at the event. You will also listen to insights from the Investor Panel featuring:

  • Mark Fleischauer, JH Kelly
  • Angela Jackson, AB Jackson Group
  • Mike Reynoldson, InvestAmerica Venture Group
Date & Time: Wednesday, June 16, 2010 between 5:15 and 7:30 p.m.
Location: 415 W. 6th Street, Suite 605, Vancouver, WA 98660
(Parking is available at no cost in the lot across the street)

Registration: Visit the SW Washington PubTalk Registration Page to register for this event.

OEN members is $15
Non-OEN members is $20

Sponsored by:
Thursday, June 24 - OEN Member Orientation: Leveraging Your OEN Membership
OEN offers many ways for you to connect with the Portland entrepreneurial community and leverage your contacts to create success for your business. Come to our next event on June 24th, 2010, 4PM at Someday Lounge, 125 NW 5th Avenue and hear Dana Alexander of Alexander Connections discuss how she has leveraged her OEN membership to grow her business and also to learn how you can use all of the benefits that are part of OEN membership!

Join us for the OEN SwapMeet immediately following the Member Orientation to practice your networking skills, meet new people and have some fun. Swap Meet is a free quarterly networking event also held at Someday Lounge, and begins at 5PM.

Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Address: Someday Lounge 125 NW 5th Ave
Portland, OR 97209

Registration: No fee
Thursday, June 24 OEN SwapMeet
Drop by the OEN SwapMeet, a networking program specifically for people looking to connect with entrepreneurs, early-stage companies, and the people who help them both grow. As the Oregon economy continues to develop, there will be more and more opportunity to work with, work for, or start new companies in growing industries. SwapMeet is a great way to get connected to the people making it all happen. There's no entrance fee, and no pressure. Just networking, connecting, and a no-host happy hour!

Don't miss the pre-event:
Interested in learning about how to leverage your OEN membership? Arrive early at Backspace. At 4:00 pm we are hosting an OEN member orientation where current OEN members will share some tips about getting the most out of your OEN membership. You also will meet some OEN staff and get an overview of the organization and it programs. Please register for both events.

Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Address:125 NW 5th Ave Portland, OR 97209
Registration: No fee, although you must register at
Saturday, June 26 - OEN Summer Social Fundraiser
Come join your OEN friends and kick off the summer in entrepreneurial style for our first annual OEN Summer Social. Paul and Tasca Gulick have graciously provided their estate for this inaugural event. We're going to celebrate our entrepreneurial tribe, eat a little BBQ, have a little drink, and play as hard as we work.

Ticket sale proceeds are part of OEN's fundraising initiative. There will also be some exciting on-site activities to give you the opportunity to have a bit more fun, while supporting our great programs.

The Details:
Saturday, June 26, 2010
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Gulick Acres - The home of Paul and Tasca Gulick
$150 per person

Spaces are extremely limited for this event. Please register right away to secure your fun in the sun at Gulick Acres. We hope to party with you!

Please register for this event at the OEN events page

Registration close on Thursday, June 24th and there are no on-site registrations.
Wednesday, July 21 - OEN CEO Roundtable with Frank Helle: What's the Right Busines Model For You?
Frank Helle, CEO of Axian, Inc., will lead an interactive discussion that will help entrepreneurs gain some insightful perspectives on Business Models. Come share your business model questions and experiences with other CEO's of emerging businesses.

We all talk about business models, but do we really understand what they are, and is there a concise way to describe yours? In this session of OEN's CEO Roundtable, the group will talk about business models and delve into understanding what they are, how to communicate your business model, and when to change it to intercept value migrating in your marketplace. You will also receive a high-level recap of the discussion from Frank.

Open only to CEOs or Presidents of currently operating companies that have employees. Boxed lunch will be served. This program is limited to 12 participants, and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Speaker: Frank Helle, Axian, Inc. -

When: Wednesday, July 21
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Where:309 SW Sixth Avenue
(Ironstone Bank Conference Room)
Portland, OR 97204

OEN member $46
Non-member $80

Thursday, July 22 - OEN Webinar - Getting Social 101: Quick and easy ways to get your social media bearings, with Rick Turoczy of Silicon Florist
Today, big businesses are all chasing "user generated content" and "social media" strategies. But how does that apply to startups? How do you participate with limited resources? Where should you be? What should you do? Go everywhere or focus? Get everyone involved or just a spokesperson?

There are a ton of questions. And the answers only come with experience. The good news? Gaining that experience is easier than you might think.

Join Rick Turoczy as he shares some quick tips on how to start participating in social media, getting your bearings, and understanding how you can become a valued member of communities that match your startup's goals.

Speaker: Rick Turoczy

Register for this event through the OEN events page
OEN members: no fee
Non member registration:$30

Upcoming Investment Opportunities
Need funding? Check into this upcoming opportunity to present for investment.

Applications due Thursday, June 17th
Click here to apply to the Portland Angel Network and the Oregon Angel Fund
Is Your Business Plan as Good as it Should be?
Schedule your own OEN Private Business Plan Review

It's an understatement to say there's a lot riding on your business plan. Ensure that it's air-tight by working with a private team of dedicated professionals who can review it and offer invaluable advice.

"Oregon Entrepreneurs Network's Business Plan Review was invaluable in developing our business. The advisors involved took genuine interest and provided constructive feedback we used to shape our company. The value we received went far beyond the review, providing networking opportunities and applicable local case studies that educated us on the development process. I would recommend any start-up company, entrepreneur or anyone looking for fresh and insightful perspectives to utilize this service."

Ryan Lewis
Bonfire Social Media

The review team will focus on your executive summary and point out the common, and not-so-common, pitfalls as well as your plan's weaknesses. Their goal is to provide you with objective feedback along with sound recommendations to create a compelling plan.

Cost: OEN Members pay only $100. Non-members pay $225 (includes a one-year OEN Individual membership). Registration is required.

Schedule your OEN Private Business Plan Review today!
NedSpace Discount for OEN members- Learn More
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:

* OEN membership must be current to continue to receive the discount.
Community Events
Tuesday, June 8
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM (7:15 - 7:30 registration and networking)
AMA Oregon: Successfully Launching a Branding in a Competitive Market

Thursday, June 10
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
OBA Annual Conference

Friday, June 11
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
TechAmerica- Secrets to Securing Your Next Job

Friday, June 11
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Entrepreneurial Thinking in Action: Buying and Selling Small Businesses

Wednesday, June 16
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Can You Handle Augmented Reality? Featuring Dave Elchoness, CEO and Founder of Iryss

Wednesday, October 6
GoGreen Conference
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