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You're already a winner. In procrastination. Now get your OEN Angel Oregon application done.

I get it. You’re busy. You’re building the next big thing. And you’ve been heads down, barely sleeping, using every spare minute to work on your dream. I get it. I do. But every once in a while you need to come up for air. And get out in front of people. And here in Portland, one of the best places to do that is OEN Angel Oregon. Read More

Portland Seed Fund alum Brandlive walks away with the OEN Angel Oregon win

The annual OEN Angel Oregon competition was held yesterday. A bunch of promising companies pitched to the crowd. But when the dust settled, it was one of the tech companies that walked away the winner, BrandLive. Read More

Apply yourself: Pending deadlines for Portland Seed Fund, OEN Angel Oregon, Nike+ Accelerator, Upstart Labs

Okay, you’ve had your fun. But let’s be honest, we’re almost to Epiphany and twelve drummers drumming in a Portland drum circle or whatever. Time to get out of the laying-low mode and back into full production. Read More

Shazam! Voila! and Alakazam! OpenSesame wins OEN Angel Oregon 2011 and 4-Tell walks away with the crowd favorite

When it comes to critiques of the Portland startup scene, one of the chief complaints is a shortage of “successful exits” and “repeat entrepreneurs.” We see them here and there. With the Iterasis and the Urban Airships and the AboutUses. But for the most part, those types of Portland startups are few and far between.

But that may be changing. At OEN Angel Oregon yesterday, we not only saw a couple of tech companies walk away with some recognition, we saw some repeat entrepreneurial talent take on their next challenges. Read More

OEN’s Angel Oregon 2010 and the state of startups and capital in Portland from Carolynn Duncan of Portland Ten

A quick download of the day’s events and outcomes, a taste for what the experience of being at Angel Oregon is like from a blend of perspectives, a status update on Portland’s startup scene

[Editor’s note: Thanks to Carolynn Duncan, Director, Portland Ten, for her assistance in covering OEN’s Angel Oregon, last week. Her recap and insights follow.]

This year, I was invited to attend OEN’s Angel Oregon, chaired by Angela Jackson, and the Oregon Entrepreneurs’ Network, and to write a guest article highlighting the experience. My hope is that you’ll get a quick download of the day’s events and outcomes, a taste for what the experience of being at OEN’s Angel Oregon is like from a blend of perspectives, a status update on Portland’s startup scene, and finally, that you consider attending and/or participating as an entrepreneur or investor at next year’s event. Read More

REMINDER: OEN Angel Oregon 2010 applications are due today

There’s no better place than Angel Oregon. Even better? Angel Oregon has been focusing on improving its competition for seed stage companies. And if you’re interested in seeing how, you better get a move on. Applications for Angel Oregon 2010 are due today.

One of the most important issues with every company wrestles is finding the capital they need to remain competitive. But it’s especially an issue for startups.

And there’s no better way to get some of that critical capital—after you’ve exhausted your friends and family funding—than getting involved with Angels who both understand the startup environment and provide that much needed bump.

But where do you meet those folks? There’s no better place than Angel Oregon. Even better? Angel Oregon has been focusing on improving its competition for seed stage companies. And if you’re interested in seeing how, you better get a move on. Applications for Angel Oregon 2010 are due today. Read More

Zapproved vies for Willamette Angel Conference crown as lone Web startup finalist

When it comes to Oregon companies competing for Angel funding, I’m always going to pull for the Web-based apps. It’s just kind of how I am. And those folks are definitely starting to turn heads, whether it’s at speed pitching events like the Big Idea Bash or through competitions like Angel Oregon.

In 2009, Portland-based WeoGeo has come closest to winning top prize at these competitions. Earlier this year, they were robbed walked away as the runner up for the Angel Oregon event.

Now, another Portland startup, Zapproved, is looking to claim the prize at the first Willamette Angel Conference. Read More

Angels among us? Only if you apply by January 7

OENIt’s that time of year again.

Time for a bunch of startups to begin vying for funding via Angel Oregon, the annual competition from the OEN that pits startup against startup during stumping sessions at PubTalks. Why? Hopes of securing some much needed funding for their companies.

OEN’s Angel Oregon is the nation’s premier investor/entrepreneur matchmaking event. Angel Oregon brings together Oregon and SW Washington’s brightest entrepreneurial talent with qualified angel investors. The top six companies who apply, including the OEN Seed Oregon PubTalk winner, will present at the OEN Angel Oregon conference on March 12th at the Governor Hotel. Two investment prizes will be awarded by a final vote of the OEN Investment Committee.

In 2007, an architectural software company walked away with the prize. In 2008, it was an apparel company. Could this be the year that a Silicon Forest Web company takes the big prize? I don’t know. Are you going to apply?

You have until the end of the day on January 7 to get registered. Go get ’em, tiger.

[Editor: The link to the guidelines on the main page seems to be broken, so here’s a direct link to the 2009 OEN Angel Oregon application guidelines.]

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