It’s that time of year again. Time to nominate your favorite startup folks for the OEN Awards. And this time, it’s even more special. Because it’s the 30th anniversary of OEN supporting entrepreneurs throughout Oregon.Read More
Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN) names new board of directors
The long running membership organization, OEN, has announced a new board of directors to guide the organization. Six of the board members are returning and nine have been added.Read More
The plot thickens with A Kids Book About podcasts… or is it A Kids Podcast About?
As reported by the Portland Business Journal, Portland startup A Kids Book About is going to be more than about books. The company is now branching out to develop a podcast network, as well.Read More
Continuing to work on your network, even during these strange times
Continuing to develop relationships and meet new people can be critical to ensuring a startup founder has the most potential for success. But how is a founder supposed to find the energy to do that sort of work in a pandemic isolated world?Read More
And then suddenly Portland had an entirely new podcast network
You’ve probably noticed it. People being cooped up. Needing a creative outlet. Other folks needing to feel connected. And that means a lot more people are taking the time to create content beyond the random tweet or update here and there. So it only stands to reason that this period in time would result in new media companies. Meet CoBa.fm.Read More
This was originally going to be a self promotional post about an upcoming Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN) event
This post was originally supposed to be about an upcoming OEN Pub Talk panel I was going to be part of. But unfortunately, it’s turned now, instead, into post about OEN, itself. And the dire straits in which the organization has suddenly and unexpectedly become embroiled.Read More
Revisiting the Startup Champions Network Portland visit
Sometimes, it takes an outside perspective to help you better understand your world. Earlier this year, Portland had the opportunity to host the Startup Champions Network, a group of startup ecosystem builders who mentor one another on what’s working in their respective communities. And as much as it was a pleasure to introduce folks to what was happening in Portland, getting feedback and insights from a variety of viewpoints was the true reward of putting the event together.Read More
Want to help entrepreneurs across Oregon? OEN wants to talk to you
I know I usually share jobs via the newsletter. Or via the job board. But this one deserved a blog post. Because it’s a big opportunity to support startups and entrepreneurs throughout our state. The Oregon Entrepreneurs Network is looking for a new executive director.
Startupathon: A 24-hour podcast to raise money for women entrepreneurs in developing countries
If there’s one place that the Portland startup community shines, it’s working together to help others. We’ve seen that play out multiple times with efforts like Business for a Better Portland, as one example, and with any number of fundraisers and food drives. So with Portland Startup Week 2018 coming up, it makes perfect sense that the community would use that as an opportunity to come together again to help others. Introducing the Startupathon, a 24-hour podcast fundraiser put on by the Startup Radio Network.