10K - 300K
10K - 300K
OEN launched Angel Oregon in the late ’90s and the Spring Investment Program in 2005, which culminates in the annual Angel Oregon Showcase. During the Showcase, finalist companies present their pitches to a crowd of over 300 investors, business leaders, and entrepreneurs.
Typically held in the spring of each year, OEN’s Angel Oregon has offered early-stage companies an opportunity to compete for an investment award, historically $200,000 – $300,000, while receiving valuable coaching from angel investors and serial entrepreneurs.
Concept-stage companies have also been invited to compete for a package of goods and services worth over $15,000 that includes free office space. In 2017, OEN also awarded two $10,000 cash prizes and one $15,000 cash prize, provided by the Portland Development Commission, for women and minority entrepreneurs.
Since 2005, 885 companies have applied to compete for OEN’s Angel Oregon Investment Award and 123 were selected to present at OEN’s Angel Oregon Showcase. From 2005 to 2017, over $3.4 million has been directly invested through OEN’s Angel Oregon LLC Investment Award and there have been four favorable exits. Additional investment has been made outside of the LLCs, and Angel Oregon finalist companies have created more than 750 jobs.
Female Founders, POC Founders