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February Membership Meeting

  • February 07, 2017
  • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Fairview City Hall - 1300 NE Village St. Fairview, OR 97024


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Membership Meeting

Entrepreneurial Innovation in Oregon


How to Fund It

Our February meeting will focus on Entrepreneurial Innovation in Oregon and How to Fund It. We will have featured speakers panel of Maggie Finnerty, President and CEO of Oregon Entrepreneurs Network to discuss some of the trends one entrepreneurs in Oregon and Jon Maroney of the Oregon Angel Fund to discuss how Angel Investing in Oregon are funding many of these trends. Quests that will be addressed by this panel include: What are the areas prime for entrepreneurs? What resources are available to innovators? What policies could be enacted locally, regionally and statewide to encourage entrepreneurship and investing? What will be the next big thing both in innovation and in funding innovation? 

They will also be discussing Angel Oregon 2017 where Early Stage or Concept Stage businesses have an opportunity to compete for cash awards (not loans, not equity, all cash) of up to $15,000 and a loan program of up to $250,000 not to mention hundreds of thoughts of dollars in in Angel Investing. Register today. 


About Our Speakers:

Maggie Finnerty, President & Executive Director, Oregon Entrepreneurs Network

Maggie is the incoming President & Executive Director, succeeding Linda Weston when she retires this December. Maggie has a long history of supporting entrepreneurs. She practiced corporate law for nearly five years at Stoel Rives, with a focus on small and emerging companies. She was the VP of Business Development at a Portland startup, and developed and taught the first “Law for Managers” course at PSU. She later joined the faculty of Lewis & Clark Law School to launch the Small Business Legal Clinic (SBLC), where she both taught and practiced law and also served as the SBLC’s Executive Director, which provides legal support for low-income entrepreneurs. She has also served as the VP of Investor Stewardship at Greater Portland Inc. and most recently as a Client Relations Manager at Perkins Coie.

Julianne Brands - Oregon Angel Fund

Julianne's family owns a thriving, 100-year-old Oregon-based business, so she knows first-hand the valuable impact businesses can have on local communities.A former research analyst at an investment bank and an economic policy think tank, Julianne brings expertise in market research, finance, and emerging technology to help solve complex problems for entrepreneurs and investors alike.

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