You’ve got to hand it to him. Tom Hanks, I mean, that guy. He’s played a variety of characters who are spirit animals for startups and founders. Me? I most readily associate with Forrest Gump. You know, not the brightest. But somehow still always lucky enough to wind up at the right place at the right time. Despite his best efforts to fail. Read More
Whether you’re thinking about starting your own company or you’re currently riding the roller coaster of the startup world, it’s always good to hear from other founders who have been there and done that. Especially when you can get feedback from a broad range of folks. And that’s what I love most about OEN’s Entrepreneurial Summit. Read More
[Editor: One of the best things about this time of year is that we often put more thought and consideration toward giving back to the community and helping others. That’s why it seemed like the perfect time to highlight the efforts of the OEN Entrepreneurs Foundation.] Read More
While everyone has different things they love about Portland, a common complaint is the prevalence of silos here in town. Where insular groups tend to remain in contact with one another—but don’t do a very good job of connecting with other groups. Now, the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN) is doing something to fix that. Read More
It’s that time of year again. Time for startups to gather and pitch their ideas to the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network’s (OEN) Angel Oregon selection committee. With the hopes of standing on stage to pitch investors. Read More
This evening, entrepreneurs statewide gathered to celebrate the entrepreneurial achievements of their peers and colleagues. And I’m happy to report that the Portland tech startup scene made a fine showing. Read More
While we love meeting startups one-on-one, we never pass up a chance to meet startups, en masse. And OEN Angel Oregon 2012 seemed to be the perfect opportunity to do just that.
Take a look back at the competition and the startups who made it an event to remember. Read More
Another Angel Oregon—the Oregon Entrepreneur Network’s (OEN) annual competition for Angel investment—has come and gone. And when the dust cleared? One of the few tech companies in the running landed in second place.