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Wednesday
Jan 11, 2012
OEN PubTalk™ - Seed Oregon Championship Round
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Want to learn what it takes for entrepreneurs to raise capital? OEN’s Seed Oregon PubTalks are for you.

OEN’s Seed Oregon is a unique opportunity for companies from Oregon and Southwest Washington that are seeking capital within the range of $100,000 to $2,000,000. In this competition, CEOs of emerging companies learn the rules of the road for effective fundraising and receive coaching from content experts to help them shine; come show time. This entertaining and educational competition will showcase the winners from the OEN Seed Oregon September, October and November PubTalks.

Pitching Companies:

Comic Rocket

MyReplayLive

RES Equine

The overall winner of OEN’s Seed Oregon PubTalk will receive exposure at OEN’s Angel Oregon 2012 the premier angel investing event in the Northwest on April 18th.

Member Special: Pre-Register and Save

OEN members can save by pre-registering online. Online registration for this event closes Wednesday, January 11th at 2:00 pm. Please register at the door after that time, no discounts will be applied.

PubTalk Sponsors:

Ater Wynne

Become a 5-Minute Pitch Company

PubTalk is a lively forum where very early-stage entrepreneurs from any industry get a chance to test their company pitch in front of an audience of their peers. Presenters and attendees alike, learn from the challenging questions, which test the presenting entrepreneur’s business model. Companies who would like to apply to present at an upcoming PubTalk can apply here: http://www.oen.org/5_minute_pitch.aspx

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Wednesday
Jan 18, 2012
OEN Business Plan Development Seminar - January 2012
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

Need to learn how to develop a solid business plan? This seminar is for you. Join OEN at OTBC to attend the OEN Business Plan Development Seminar. It reviews all components of an effective, compelling business plan. You'll learn from seasoned OEN experts why certain information is important and how your audience will evaluate what you present. Besides learning what is critical to include in an effective business plan, you'll take away valuable handouts and a listing of key resources.

Registration is required, and space is limited to 15 entrepreneurs.

Presenter: Steve Morris Steve Morris is the Executive Director of OTBC and the Managing Director of OregonStartups.com. He is a veteran of three start-ups, and has more than 25 years of management experience in the software, service, and semiconductor test industries at companies such as Hewlett Packard, Integrated Measurement Systems, Cadence Design Systems, Mentor Graphics, Credence Corporation and Teseda Corporation. He holds a B.A. in mathematics from Reed College and a Masters of Science degree from Carnegie-Mellon University Graduate School of Industrial Administration (now The Tepper School of Business).

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Wednesday
Feb 8, 2012
OEN SEO Workshop: 11 Actionable Tactics to Get Your Content Ranking on Google
Perkins Coie (PDX)

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is much more than just inserting keywords into your title tags. These days you need to go beyond the tags and ensure that your design and development of your site is search engine friendly. Learn 11 actionable SEO tactics that will cover optimizing your site backend, site copy, site assets, inbound links, and social signals. This is not just for geeks – marketers or those that are in charge of creating content and marketing it on search engines and social media sites are more than welcomed!

Speaker: Hallie Janssen, CEO of Anvil Media

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OEN PubTalk™ - Life in an Incubator
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Incubators. That word seems to be all the rage right now, but what really happens within these start up incubators? Do they help companies become successful or at least get over certain challenges? What type of companies and people find the incubator experience to be a positive? Are there downfalls to going through the experience?

Come to OEN's February PubTalk and hear from the companies that have just completed the local incubator sessions at PIE (http://www.piepdx.com), OTBC (http://otbc.org) and the Portland Seed Fund (http://portlandseedfund.com). It is sure to be an engaging evening filled with Q&A with the panelists.

Moderator Pinky Gonzales -Bio:http://www.linkedin.com/in/pinkygonzales

Panelist PDX Seed Fund Company - Viziify - Todd Silverstein, CEO and Cofounder Vizify showcases the best of you by creating a highly visual, interactive profile based on the sites and services you already use. http://vizify.com/

OTBC - SheerID - CEO Jake Weatherly For companies who currently offer or would like to offer discounts to groups like college students, association members, active-duty and veteran military personnel, government employees, etc., SheerID instantly establishes that your customer qualifies for the discount they are attempting to redeem. The SheerID verification platform ensures that your exclusive offers are only used by a verified member of the targeted group. It all happens instantly, quietly and without fraud. This means that you can freely offer any type of special promotions or discounts to your target market and it will be protected while keeping your customer experience seamless in your online shopping cart. For more information, go to www.sheerid.com.

PIE - Revisu - CEO Brad Heller Revisu allows designers to effortlessly share Photoshop, Illustrator, and other design files for their clients to review, comment, and approve--whether they have the right software or not. http://revisu.com


5 Minute Pitch Companies - Both from the Portland State Business Accelerator

Tellagence - Matt Hixson - Co-founder and CEO Tellagence develops and markets predictive social analytics software that gives companies insights on behaviors such as how people will share a message across a community or how individuals within the community will respond to a call to action. Understanding these behaviors are critical to any organization being able to optimize and measure their use of social networks for business objectives such as shaping brand perception, increasing awareness or lead generation.

Sight Line Applications - Jordan Holt - CTO SightLine Applications, LLC produces embedded video stabilization, object tracking, and image enhancement systems well-suited for airborne and ground video applications which demand high performance in a small, light, low-power package. SightLine systems reduce operator workload and increase situational awareness in surveillance and security applications. They are designed specifically to work on unmanned vehicles where low latency feedback to a camera gimbal system is critical. www.sightlineapplications.com

Member Special: Pre-Register and Save OEN members can save by pre-registering online. Online registration for this event closes Wednesday, February 8th at 2:00 pm. Please register at the door after that time, no discounts will be applied.

Become a 5-Minute Pitch Company PubTalk is a lively forum where very early-stage entrepreneurs from any industry get a chance to test their company pitch in front of an audience of their peers. Presenters and attendees alike, learn from the challenging questions, which test the presenting entrepreneur’s business model. Companies who would like to apply to present at an upcoming PubTalk can apply here: http://www.oen.org/5_minute_pitch.aspx

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Wednesday
Feb 15, 2012
OEN PubTalk™ Hillsboro - Hillsboro is on Tap
Coyote's Bar and Grill

Attention Westside entrepreneurs: OEN is bringing PubTalk™ to Hillsboro on Wednesday, February 15! Join other entrepreneurs for the area’s premier networking event from 5:15pm to 7:00 pm at Coyote’s Bar & Grill, 5301 W Baseline in Hillsboro.

The Hillsboro Chamber, Oregon Entrepreneurs Network, and Jones & Roth are pleased to partner in bringing you the OEN PubTalk™ - Hillsboro. If you haven’t already discovered, PubTalks are a unique mix of educational panel discussions delivered by successful entrepreneurs, investors or business experts combined with opportunities for entrepreneurs to gain expertise in delivering investment pitches.

At the February PubTalk, we’ll be hearing from the founders of ZH Brewing Company: Shauna Carter, Nick Roberts, and Alan Taylor.

5-Minute Pitch presentations from: Steven Speer, Cardiowise, and Mark Bates, Good Works Now.

Cost is $15/HCC, OEN, TiE and OTBC members and $30/non-members and guests. The OEN PubTalk™ - Hillsboro series is proudly sponsored by Jones & Roth.

Register below or contact Kirsten Ringen OEN’s Director of Membership Services at 503-222-2270 or [email protected].

Contact the chamber’s Special Events Director, Kris Carico at 503.726.2145 or [email protected] for more information about future programs or to get a pitch application.

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Wednesday
Feb 22, 2012
OEN Workshop: Intelligent Hiring
Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce

Good managers and leaders agree - the most valuable asset in any company is its employees.

Is your hiring process set up to support your most valuable asset?

While there is no exact science for guaranteeing the perfect hire, you can improve your chances of hiring right the first time through a well planned and executed hiring process. This interactive session addresses the legal considerations associated with hiring and provides participants with tools to identify and uncover a candidate’s skills, performance and fit within their industry and workplace culture. Participants will practice interviewing and screening techniques and will develop a plan for refining their current hiring practices.

What You Will Gain: • Understand pertinent employment laws affecting the hiring and interview process • Implement practices to avoid negligent hiring practices • Acquire and practice the most effective interview styles and strategies • Plan and organize an objective interview and evaluation process

Who Will Benefit: • Supervisors • Managers • HR Professionals

Speaker: Molly Kelley

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Thursday
Feb 23, 2012
OEN Workshop: Intelligent Hiring - March 2012
Miller Nash

Good managers and leaders agree - the most valuable asset in any company is its employees.

Is your hiring process set up to support your most valuable asset?

While there is no exact science for guaranteeing the perfect hire, you can improve your chances of hiring right the first time through a well planned and executed hiring process. This interactive session addresses the legal considerations associated with hiring and provides participants with tools to identify and uncover a candidate’s skills, performance and fit within their industry and workplace culture. Participants will practice interviewing and screening techniques and will develop a plan for refining their current hiring practices.

What You Will Gain: • Understand pertinent employment laws affecting the hiring and interview process • Implement practices to avoid negligent hiring practices • Acquire and practice the most effective interview styles and strategies • Plan and organize an objective interview and evaluation process

Who Will Benefit: • Supervisors • Managers • HR Professionals

Speaker: Molly Kelley with XeniumHR

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OEN Workshop: Intelligent Hiring - March 2012
Miller Nash

Good managers and leaders agree - the most valuable asset in any company is its employees.

Is your hiring process set up to support your most valuable asset?

While there is no exact science for guaranteeing the perfect hire, you can improve your chances of hiring right the first time through a well planned and executed hiring process. This interactive session addresses the legal considerations associated with hiring and provides participants with tools to identify and uncover a candidate’s skills, performance and fit within their industry and workplace culture. Participants will practice interviewing and screening techniques and will develop a plan for refining their current hiring practices.

What You Will Gain: • Understand pertinent employment laws affecting the hiring and interview process • Implement practices to avoid negligent hiring practices • Acquire and practice the most effective interview styles and strategies • Plan and organize an objective interview and evaluation process

Who Will Benefit: • Supervisors • Managers • HR Professionals

Speaker: Molly Kelley with XeniumHR

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Monday
Mar 5, 2012
OEN Workshop: Intelligent Hiring
Miller Nash

Good managers and leaders agree - the most valuable asset in any company is its employees.

Is your hiring process set up to support your most valuable asset?

While there is no exact science for guaranteeing the perfect hire, you can improve your chances of hiring right the first time through a well planned and executed hiring process. This interactive session addresses the legal considerations associated with hiring and provides participants with tools to identify and uncover a candidate’s skills, performance and fit within their industry and workplace culture. Participants will practice interviewing and screening techniques and will develop a plan for refining their current hiring practices.

What You Will Gain:

• Understand pertinent employment laws affecting the hiring and interview process • Implement practices to avoid negligent hiring practices • Acquire and practice the most effective interview styles and strategies • Plan and organize an objective interview and evaluation process

Who Will Benefit:

• Supervisors • Managers • HR Professionals

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OEN Workshop: Sales 101: What Every Entrepreneur Needs to know about Sales
Stoel Rives LLP

You've got a great product but how do you sell it? This workshop will show you the foundations that you need to know, to move your product or service.

In this workshop, participants will learn:

•How to create and exchange value through building and fostering relationships. •Why and how customers choose to buy. •How to plan, prepare, and jump start an effective sales strategy. •How to successfully start and manage your own sales, even if you've never done it before. The first steps towards building a sales team and/or 3rd party sales networks.

People that will benefit from this workshop are:

•Entrepreneurs who are new to sales or are seeking to raise capital (there are some very similar principles that apply) •Business owners and leaders who may not be familiar with sales and want to improve their existing sales efforts. •Individuals that want to become more involved in their company's sales activities •Individuals wishing to start a career in sales or development.

Presenter: Robin Wang

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Thursday
Mar 8, 2012
OEN SEO Workshop: 11 Actionable Tactics to Get Your Content Ranking on Google
Perkins Coie (PDX)

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is much more than just inserting keywords into your title tags. These days you need to go beyond the tags and ensure that your design and development of your site is search engine friendly. Learn 11 actionable SEO tactics that will cover optimizing your site backend, site copy, site assets, inbound links, and social signals. This is not just for geeks – marketers or those that are in charge of creating content and marketing it on search engines and social media sites are more than welcomed!

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Tuesday
Mar 13, 2012
OEN CEO Roundtable: How to build great teams by having a rigorous HR personnel management system
First Citizen's Bank

In this OEN CEO Roundtable, Nitin will talk about the HR philosophy, culture, policies, and tactics that allowed Saber to grow from 20 employees to 1200 with zero voluntary separations from the company in its first 8 years. More importantly, 100% of the management team that drove this growth were promoted from within (programmers to executives) thus keeping our compensation and recruiting costs amongst the lowest in the industry.

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.

Who should attend this event: CEOs and VP of HR for current and future high growth companies though any CEO that wants to build a company with a fabulous performance based culture would benefit from this event.

To register for this event, please call Kirsten Ringen, OEN Director of Membership Services, at 503-222-2270 x 113.

Speaker: Nitin Khanna, CEO, MergerTech Nitin Khanna, CEO, MergerTech, a boutique investment bank that facilitates mergers and acquisitions for technology companies with less than $100MM in revenue. Prior to MergerTech, Nitin was the founder, Chairman and CEO of Saber Corp. a Portland based national firm focused on providing technology solutions to government clients. Nitin started Saber in July 1998 and grew it to $120MM in revenues by 2007. The company was sold to EDS in December 2007 for $460MM. Currently he is very active in the Portland tech entrepreneurial community as an advisor, investor, mentor, and teacher.

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Wednesday
Mar 14, 2012
OEN PubTalk™ - Mobile Apps
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The March PubTalk features a panel of experts from companies who know the ins and outs of the mobile application space. Panelists include leadership from CrowdCompass and Meridian. These companies are creating innovative technologies, building partnerships and client networks, and securing funding sources.

Come hear experienced mobile entrepreneurs share their unique insights into what’s next for mobile development, including a conversation as to challenges and opportunities in finding talent, building revenue, raising investment dollars, and other topics. Tim Shields of Comic Rocket will lead the conversation as moderator.

5 Minute Pitch Companies: Splitsvil

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Wednesday
Apr 11, 2012
OEN PubTalk™ Urban Airship taking flight
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Urban Airship powers the world's most successful mobile apps. It is great for brands because it make makes mobile apps far more engaging, effective, efficient and profitable. It is also one of the hot new mobile technology startups in Portland that is breathing excitement into the Portland entrepreneurial ecosystem and making the world take notice. In fact they were recently named as one of the Top 25 Mobile Companies by tech news site Informilo. With $21.6 M in funding and a potentially huge marketplace of app developers, Urban Airship is considered “one to watch”.

Come to OEN's April PubTalk and hear from Urban Airship’s CEO, Scott Kveton. He will share the story of Urban Airship’s journey since being founded in 2009. He will also share his goals for Urban Airship’s future and insights that entrepreneurs should think about as they work to make their own startup take flight.

Speaker: Urban Airship – Scott Kveton, Co-founder and CEO Scott Kveton is the co-founder and CEO of Urban Airship based in Portland, Oregon. He is widely recognized as an expert on mobile app strategy and cloud infrastructure. He speaks frequently on app monetization, engagement and the developer ecosystems around the various mobile platforms. Prior to starting Urban Airship, Kveton had more than a dozen years of experience building technology, developing business strategy and leading engineering teams with companies including Amazon.com, Rulespace, JanRain and Vidoop.

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Friday
Apr 13, 2012
OEN Internship and Job Fair
PSU Business Accelerator

Students:

The Oregon Entrepreneurs Network would like to invite you to participate at this year's Internship Workshop and Job Fair event. Internships not only provide excellent work experience, but also allow you to be an integral part of an exciting and dynamic business environment. Learn how to maximize the internship experience and meet some of Oregon's hottest startups.

Companies seeking Interns:

If you are a company seeking summer interns, the OEN invites you to participate at this spring's Internship Workshop and Job Fair. Learn how to maximize the internship experience and connect with some of Oregon’s brightest business students. The Job Fair will be held in a speed dating format where each company will be able to meet with the students for 10 minutes per session.

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Wednesday
Apr 18, 2012
OEN's Angel Oregon 2012
Sentinel Hotel

For innovators, investors, and networkers alike, OEN’s Angel Oregon is more than the northwest’s premier angel investment prize conference; it’s where breakthrough ideas are nurtured, new markets are tapped, and invaluable business connections are made.

At OEN’s Angel Oregon 2012 investment conference, Oregon and southwest Washington’s brightest entrepreneurs will be competing for the launch-stage investment award. It is the perfect opportunity for entrepreneurs to present to accredited angel investors.

This must-attend event gives presenting companies excellent visibility and a chance to obtain substantial investment capital by bringing together Oregon and southwest Washington’s brightest entrepreneurial talent with accredited angel investors.

People interested in applying or investing should visit www.oenangeloregon.org to learn more.

Conference attendence includes: lunch, keynote speaker, presentations followed by questions and answers by Launch Stage Company Finalists and Concept Stage Company Finalists, vote for audience favorites, announcement of winners, and celebratory networking reception.

Pricing

•Early bird Member Registration: $185 (Early bird pricing ends March 22nd)

•Early bird Non-member: $310 (Includes a one-year individual membership to OEN)

•OEN Member Registration: $210 (After March 22nd)

•OEN Non-member Registration: $335 ( Includes a one-year individual membership to OEN)

•Academic Registration: $140

•Additional colleague from finalist company: $132

•OEN Board and Angel Oregon Committee Registration: $130

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Monday
Apr 23, 2012
2012 Gorge OEN Pre-Conference Seminars & Reception and Gorge Angel Conference
through Columbia Gorge Hotel and the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center

Gorge OEN Pre-Conference Seminars & Reception and Gorge Angel Conference

Pre-Conference Seminars & Reception Date: April 23, 2012 Time: 1:00-7:00 PM Columbia Gorge Hotel 4000 Westcliff Drive Hood River, OR 97031

NEW! Pre-Conference Seminars & Reception, presented by Gorge OEN and Co-Sponsored by the Gorge Technology Alliance. Three seminars packed with information about business planning, company valuation and commercializing big ideas - from research to product. Seminars are followed by a Reception with food and cash bar. 1:00-2:00 PM - "Top Ten Business Plan Tips" - Palo Alto Software 2:00-3:30 PM - "Valuations for the Owner & Investor" - Cascadian Group and Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP 3:30-5:00 PM - "Big Ideas: Commercializing Oregon's Research" - ONAMI and OSU 5:30-7:00 PM - "Reception & Cash Bar"

5th Gorge Angel Conference Date: April 24, 2012 Time: 11:30 AM - 5:00 PM Columbia Gorge Discovery Center 5000 Discovery Drive The Dalles, OR 97058

Gorge OEN's Gorge Angel Conference matches the brightest companies with qualified investors. Seed-stage to established businesses with a connection to the Gorge will compete for a "Key(s)" to the Gorge Angel Investor Network (GAIN, LLC) "Negotiation Room" for an anticipated investment of up to $100,000.

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Tuesday
Apr 24, 2012
OEN Business Plan Development Seminar
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

Need to learn how to develop a solid business plan? This seminar is for you. Join OEN at OTBC to attend the OEN Business Plan Development Seminar. It reviews all components of an effective, compelling business plan. You'll learn from seasoned OEN experts why certain information is important and how your audience will evaluate what you present. Besides learning what is critical to include in an effective business plan, you'll take away valuable handouts and a listing of key resources.

Registration is required, and space is limited to 15 entrepreneurs.

Presenter: Steve Morris Steve Morris is the Executive Director of OTBC and the Managing Director of OregonStartups.com. He is a veteran of three start-ups, and has more than 25 years of management experience in the software, service, and semiconductor test industries at companies such as Hewlett Packard, Integrated Measurement Systems, Cadence Design Systems, Mentor Graphics, Credence Corporation and Teseda Corporation. He holds a B.A. in mathematics from Reed College and a Masters of Science degree from Carnegie-Mellon University Graduate School of Industrial Administration (now The Tepper School of Business).

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Wednesday
Apr 25, 2012
OEN Webinar: Tax Issues Around Compensation
Online (Portland)

Many small (and even large) businesses struggle with structuring the compensation of key employees. This webinar will focus on the some of the common ways to compensate key employees and the tax and other legal issues that are often implicated by such arrangements. Topics will include equity and quasi-equity arrangements, deferred compensation and how to comply with or be exempt from the grasp of Internal Revenue Code Section 409A, and common missteps in structuring key employee compensation.

Speaker: Ryan Nisle Ryan R. Nisle, a partner in the business department, joined Miller Nash in 2001. Ryan focuses his practice primarily on tax and business law, with an emphasis on partnership and corporate tax, state and local taxation, international taxation, executive compensation, and tax incentives related to energy and affordable housing.

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Tuesday
May 1, 2012
OEN Webinar: Life in an Incubator Series: Hively
Online (Portland)

According to Business Incubation Works, "Business incubators reduce the risk of small business failures. Historically,

NBIA* member incubators have reported that 87 percent of all firms that have graduated from their incubators are still in business." In this webinar series, OEN will explore the ups and downs of starting a company in an incubator.

What really happens within start up incubators? Do they help companies become successful or at least get over certain challenges? What type of companies and people find the incubator experience to be a positive? Are there downfalls to going through the experience? These are just a few of the questions you can ask Jason Lander who has started his successful company in an incubator.

Want to submit your questions ahead of time? Email them to Larry Williams at [email protected] for the next session.

*National Business Incubation Association

Speaker Bios: Jason Lander

Jason Lander is the Founder and CEO of Hively. This is the second tech start up company he has founded here in Portland, Oregon. Through these companies Jason has learned a lot about the challenges of running a successful start up including the pros and cons of raising capital, boot strapping, building strategic over tactical features and going through a start up incubator.

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Friday
May 4, 2012
OEN Webinar: Life in an Incubator Series: OpenSesame
Online

According to Business Incubation Works, “Business incubators reduce the risk of small business failures. Historically, NBIA* member incubators have reported that 87 percent of all firms that have graduated from their incubators are still in business.” In this webinar series, OEN will explore the ups and downs of starting a company in an incubator.

What really happens within start up incubators? Do they help companies become successful or at least get over certain challenges? What type of companies and people find the incubator experience to be a positive? Are there downfalls to going through the experience? These are just a few of the questions you can ask Josh Blank and Tom Turnbull who has started their successful company in an incubator.

Want to submit your questions ahead of time? Email them to Larry Williams at [email protected]en.org for the next session.

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Wednesday
May 9, 2012
OEN Webinar: Life in an Incubator Series: Launchside
Online (Portland)

According to Business Incubation Works, "Business incubators reduce the risk of small business failures. Historically, NBIA* member incubators have reported that 87 percent of all firms that have graduated from their incubators are still in business." In this webinar series, OEN will explore the ups and downs of starting a company in an incubator.

What really happens within start up incubators? Do they help companies become successful or at least get over certain challenges? What type of companies and people find the incubator experience to be a positive? Are there downfalls to going through the experience? These are just a few of the questions you can ask Nathan Taggart who has started his successful company in an incubator.

Want to submit your questions ahead of time? Email them to Larry Williams at [email protected] for the next session.

*National Business Incubation Association

Speaker Bio: Nathan Taggart

Nathan Taggart is CEO of LaunchSide, a Portland Seed Fund company. He's acts as marketing advisor to UpStart Labs, mentors at Startup Weekend, and is active in Portland's startup community.

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Wednesday
May 16, 2012
OEN PubTalk™ Hillsboro: Three Stages of a Start-Up
Golden Valley Brewing

The Hillsboro Chamber and the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network have partnered to bring you the OEN PubTalk™ Hillsboro. Attend and you’ll find a unique mix of educational panel discussions, delivered by successful entrepreneurs, investors or business experts, combined with opportunities for entrepreneurs to gain expertise in delivering investment pitches.

Join us on May 16th, 2012 for an informative panel on the “Three Stages of a Start-Up”. This event will feature a panel of entrepreneurs representing companies from early stage to mature. Each panelist will share their triumphs and tribulations, along with their plans for the future, as they make the move along the path to success!

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Tuesday
May 22, 2012
OEN Workshop: Sales 101: What Every Entrepreneur Needs to know about Sales
Stoel Rives LLP

You've got a great product but how do you sell it? This workshop will show you the foundations that you need to know, to move your product or service.

In this workshop, participants will learn:

How to create and exchange value through building and fostering relationships. Why and how customers choose to buy. How to plan, prepare, and jump start an effective sales strategy. How to successfully start and manage your own sales, even if you've never done it before. The first steps towards building a sales team and/or 3rd party sales networks.

People that will benefit from this workshop are:

Entrepreneurs who are new to sales or are seeking to raise capital (there are some very similar principles that apply) Business owners and leaders who may not be familiar with sales and want to improve their existing sales efforts. Individuals that want to become more involved in their company's sales activities Individuals wishing to start a career in sales or development.

Presentor: Robin Wang Robin Wang is the Co-Publisher of the ReDirect Guide, a media company focusing on promoting sustainable lifestyles in Portland, Salt Lake City, and Denver/Boulder. Robin began his career as an Engineer and at that time never envisioned pursuing a career in sales. Since then, Robin has spent the vast majority of his career performing and managing sales across a wide spectrum of industries including telecommunications, software, professional and consulting services, advertising, events, media, real estate and even an occasional used car.

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Friday
Jun 8, 2012
OEN Webinar: Life in an Incubator Series: AudioName
Online (Portland)

According to Business Incubation Works, "Business incubators reduce the risk of small business failures. Historically, NBIA* member incubators have reported that 87 percent of all firms that have graduated from their incubators are still in business." In this webinar series, OEN will explore the ups and downs of starting a company in an incubator.

What really happens within start up incubators? Do they help companies become successful or at least get over certain challenges? What type of companies and people find the incubator experience to be a positive? Are there downfalls to going through the experience? These are just a few of the questions you can ask Sheetal Dube who has started his successful company in an incubator.

Want to submit your questions ahead of time? Email them to Larry Williams at [email protected] for the next session.

Presented by the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network

*National Business Incubation Association

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Speaker Bios: Sheetal Dube

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Wednesday
Jun 20, 2012
OEN Business Plan Development Seminar
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

Need to learn how to develop a solid business plan? This seminar is for you. Join OEN at OTBC to attend the OEN Business Plan Development Seminar. It reviews all components of an effective, compelling business plan. You'll learn from seasoned OEN experts why certain information is important and how your audience will evaluate what you present. Besides learning what is critical to include in an effective business plan, you'll take away valuable handouts and a listing of key resources.

Registration is required, and space is limited to 15 entrepreneurs.

Presenter: Steve Morris Steve Morris is the Executive Director of OTBC and the Managing Director of OregonStartups.com. He is a veteran of three start-ups, and has more than 25 years of management experience in the software, service, and semiconductor test industries at companies such as Hewlett Packard, Integrated Measurement Systems, Cadence Design Systems, Mentor Graphics, Credence Corporation and Teseda Corporation. He holds a B.A. in mathematics from Reed College and a Masters of Science degree from Carnegie-Mellon University Graduate School of Industrial Administration (now The Tepper School of Business).

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Wednesday
Sep 5, 2012
OEN Business Plan Development Seminar
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

Need to learn how to develop a solid business plan? This seminar is for you. Join OEN at OTBC to attend the OEN Business Plan Development Seminar. It reviews all components of an effective, compelling business plan. You'll learn from seasoned OEN experts why certain information is important and how your audience will evaluate what you present. Besides learning what is critical to include in an effective business plan, you'll take away valuable handouts and a listing of key resources.

Registration is required, and space is limited to 15 entrepreneurs.

Presenter: Steve Morris Steve Morris is the Executive Director of OTBC and the Managing Director of OregonStartups.com. He is a veteran of three start-ups, and has more than 25 years of management experience in the software, service, and semiconductor test industries at companies such as Hewlett Packard, Integrated Measurement Systems, Cadence Design Systems, Mentor Graphics, Credence Corporation and Teseda Corporation. He holds a B.A. in mathematics from Reed College and a Masters of Science degree from Carnegie-Mellon University Graduate School of Industrial Administration (now The Tepper School of Business).

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Wednesday
Oct 3, 2012
OEN Startup Pitch & Putt
through McMenamins Edgefield

OEN is redefining the meaning of "hackathon" with our first-ever OEN Pitch & Putt at McMenamin's Edgefield on Wedneday, Oct 3. Get ready to hack around the 12-hole Edgefield pub course with your fellow Oregon and SW Washington entrepreneurs and other leaders in Oregon's entrepreneurial scene. Come share your startup stories while holding a McMenamin's beer in one hand and a club in the other! Can you do this without spilling? We will see!

At the beginning and end of the 12-hole course sits the lovely Distillery Bar. This is a great place to grab an additional drink...or two when the tournament ends at 5 PM.

Get registered today and let's have some fun! Oh, and if you happen to forget your putter, no worries because you can rent them for only $2 at the course! SCORE! (Hopefully you won't be saying FORE.)

Already have a 4-some and want to play? Let Kirsten Ringen know! [email protected].

Hole Sponsors: Alexander Connections Comcast Business Services First Citizens Bank Perkins & Co.

Photography Sponsor: Edis Jurcys Photography

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Wednesday
Nov 7, 2012
OEN Business Plan Development Seminar
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

Need to learn how to develop a solid business plan? This seminar is for you. Join OEN at OTBC to attend the OEN Business Plan Development Seminar. It reviews all components of an effective, compelling business plan. You'll learn from seasoned OEN experts why certain information is important and how your audience will evaluate what you present. Besides learning what is critical to include in an effective business plan, you'll take away valuable handouts and a listing of key resources.

Registration is required, and space is limited to 15 entrepreneurs.

Presenter: Steve Morris Steve Morris is the Executive Director of OTBC and the Managing Director of OregonStartups.com. He is a veteran of three start-ups, and has more than 25 years of management experience in the software, service, and semiconductor test industries at companies such as Hewlett Packard, Integrated Measurement Systems, Cadence Design Systems, Mentor Graphics, Credence Corporation and Teseda Corporation. He holds a B.A. in mathematics from Reed College and a Masters of Science degree from Carnegie-Mellon University Graduate School of Industrial Administration (now The Tepper School of Business).

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Wednesday
Nov 14, 2012
OEN PubTalk™ - Retail has Changed: How the New Consumer Makes Purchase Decisions
Backspace

There are only so many shopping days left until the holidays are here! How will next generation technology influence your spending decisions? Can merchants personalize your online shopping experience? What about your traditional in-store shopping? Will you realize it if they do? Join us at the OEN Pubtalk™ on November 14 to discover how three local companies – 4-Tell, Shopigniter and Embodee – are helping drive sales this holiday season. Hint: The retail landscape has changed! The distinguished panelists will describe the techniques and tactics that merchants are using to make this season’s shopping experiences different from last, and provide insight into what consumers might expect for holiday 2013.

Panelist: Ken Levy, CEO of 4-Tell 4-Tell is an ecommerce software company that provides personalized product recommendations giving a more engaging shopping experience by automatically recommending products that online shoppers are likely to buy. Its Boost® Recs4 product line delivers the next generation technology for true cross-channel personalization, working seamlessly across web, e-mail, mobile and in-store. Designed for midsize online retailers, and optimized for their budget and sales profile, 4-Tell has helped existing clients increase sales by 25% and more.

Panelist: Matt Compton, CEO at ShopIgnitor ShopIgniter enables brands and retailers to promote and sell products using social media. Industry leaders use ShopIgniter’s purpose-built solution to create, manage, and measure highly engaging product posts and experiences that drive discovery, amplification and conversion via social and mobile channels. ShopIgniter delivers measurable ROI through customer acquisition, product engagement, and purchase intent across Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and others. Founded in 2009, ShopIgniter is proud to be headquartered in Portland, OR.

Panelist: André Wolper, Founder and CEO at embodee
Embodee is a Portland based technology company that's pioneering a way for personalized garment experiences -- digitally, anytime, everywhere. The first customers are Hurley International and Nike Corp. Embodee facilitated garment can be experienced via a phone or an iPad, where they can be digitally turned, "touched," and viewed from any angle. Early applications are for garment personalization as well as shopper specific, personalized try-on. This engages buyers deeply and allows apparel buyers to experience garments before they are delivered. Embodee’s platform is built for easy adoption by brands, retailers, and their interactive agencies and web shops.

OEN Member Registration: $15 Non-Member Registration: $30

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Monday
Feb 6, 2017
OEN Office Hours at WeWork
WeWork Custom House

Are you an Oregon entrepreneur looking to get connected? Come talk to an OEN staff member about how to get started leveraging our network, educational offerings, and funding options. Stop by WeWork any time between 9 and 11 a.m. on Monday, February 6 to say hi and chat with us – no appointment necessary.

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Wednesday
Feb 8, 2017
OEN PitchFest!
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

Our PubTalk PitchFest is on! Featuring one-minute pitches from applicants to our OEN Angel Oregon Program, our PitchFest will introduce you to exciting new ideas from up-and-coming Oregon entrepreneurs.

The OEN 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.

As always, the program will be preceded by time for networking and will include free appetizers and pizza. Registration begins at 5:15 p.m.

Register here: http://bit.ly/oenpitchfest-2017

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Friday
Feb 10, 2017
OEN Workshop: Create Your Power Plan
Ater Wynne

Is one of your 2017 resolutions to create a plan for your business with clear goals and a tool for tracking your progress? This workshop is for entrepreneurs who have an established and growing business and are ready to take it to the next level.

In this one day immersion workshop you will:

  • Establish a solid a foundation: define what you offer, who you serve, why you’re in business and how your business stands apart from others
  • Create a tool you can use every day to filter opportunities and ideas
  • Articulate a clear vision of where you want to go (both long term and short term)
  • Create an actionable plan to get there

All materials, lunch, drinks & snacks included. This event is limited to 12 participants.

Register here: http://bit.ly/oenplan

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Wednesday
Apr 12, 2017
OEN PubTalk: Can Portland Be the Next Hub for Artificial Intelligence?
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

There’s a lot more to Artificial Intelligence than self-driving cars. At our April PubTalk, local AI experts will talk about what AI entrepreneurs are working on right here in Portland. They will discuss the opportunities and barriers when it comes to making Portland the next AI hub, including where AI is headed in the next 3-5 years and some of the possibilities they see in the industry based on current technology.

The OEN 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, OEN PubTalks are what the name implies — an hour of networking followed by a talk on a specified theme. And yes, they take place at a pub.

Our PubTalks usually kick off with a short pitch from an OEN member, followed by audience Q&A. As always, the program will be preceded by time for networking and will include free appetizers and pizza. Registration begins at 5:15 p.m.

Learn more and register at: http://bit.ly/pubtalkai

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Thursday
Apr 27, 2017
OEN Angel Oregon 2017 Showcase
Castaway

OEN’s Angel Oregon Showcase is your opportunity to discover breakthrough ideas, explore new markets, and make valuable business connections.

Join over 300 investors, entrepreneurs, and business leaders to get a sneak peek at Oregon’s most exciting up-and-coming companies!

Held annually each April, the Showcase represents a culmination of our Spring Angel Oregon Investment Program for angel investors and entrepreneurs.

During the investment program, early-stage companies compete for an investment award and concept-stage companies compete for a valuable package of goods and services, all while receiving coaching from angel investors and serial entrepreneurs. Meanwhile, new angel investors have a chance to conduct due diligence and learn from experienced investors.

At our annual Showcase, you will:

  • Hear pitches from up-and-coming companies across multiple sectors
  • See the showcased products and services in action at our display area
  • Vote on your favorite concept-stage company
  • Hear from a panel of investors about what goes into selecting a company for investment
  • Learn about the state of angel investing in Oregon, and the status of our past winners, in our popular “Where Are They Now?” segment
  • Network with hundreds of investors, business leaders, and entrepreneurs over lunch and at our closing reception

During the program, we will announce:

  • The concept-stage category winners based on input from an audience vote
  • The winners of $35,000 in cash awards for women and minority entrepreneurs
  • The early-stage category winner of an investment award, historically between $200,000 and $300,000
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