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Willamette Angel Conference

CH2M HILL Alumni Center, Corvallis
725 SW 26th St
Corvallis, OR 97333, US (map)



The first annual Willamette Angel Conference will be held

Thursday May 14, 2009

with the goal of connecting early stage and seed businesses with Angel investors. The Willamette Valley boasts a high number of businesses that highlight the rugged individuality, forward thinking, technology and entrepreneurship that are part of Oregon's proud heritage.

Attendees will include members of organized angel groups, individual angels, prospective angels, and early-stage investment firms as well as entrepreneurial ventures and start ups interested in obtaining angel funding.

Goals of the Willamette Angel Conference

* To increase the amount of seed capital available in the Willamette Valley
* To highlight entrepreneurial ventures and provide them with possible opportunities for funding
* To showcase some of our angel funded companies
* To demonstrate our commitment to building a strong economy in the Willamette Valley

Who should attend

Inventors/Researchers/IP Holders: To learn more about the start up development and funding process, and to network to meet entrepreneurs and service providers.

Entrepreneurs: To get recognition and possibly funding for your business. To develop and hone your business plan and pitch with top quality preparation sessions. To network with investors, and begin conversations that will benefit your company down the line. To network with inventors, and other early stage professionals.

Investors: To have access to some great business investment opportunities. For new investors, to learn how to invest in early stage deals, and how to feed deals to venture capitalists.

Venture Capitalists: To identify top quality and up and coming early stage businesses in the Willamette Valley, to meet seed investors and stay connected to other venture capitalists, to learn more about commercialization from OSU, UofO and Onami.

Service Providers: To introduce your business to companies making early decisions about the direction of their company. Politicians: To help build economic development for the local and state government.

The Conference will be held at theCH2MHill Alumni Center at Oregon State University on May 14, 2009. Links provide the Agenda and directions to the conference.