Angel Investment Opportunities in Oregon

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Entrepreneurs and startups in the Northwest, especially in Oregon, should be aware of several angel investment group investment programs coming up in the next few months. Here’s a list: Angel Oregon www.oenangeloregon.org. Oregon Angel Fund www.oregonangelfund.com.

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Calling For Oregon Angel Investment Candidates

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Is your company in Oregon? Is it a startup or early-stage company looking for angel investment? Does it have the kind of team and growth prospects that can make money for investors?

2016 Portland Marathon

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I can now check Oregon off the “marathon in every state list.” Running marathon oregon portland shobe” After a four year hiatus, I ran marathon #24 in Portland today. My official time was 5:38 but there are some caveats that bring it down almost 20 minutes (to around 5:20). More on that in a bit. Once again I ran it with my running buddy Matt Shobe. This is the fourth marathon we’ve done together (Portland, Detroit, St. Louis, and Huntsville).

Random Blog Recommendation: Crater Lake, Oregon

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Microbrews and business plan competitions?

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At Bplans, we’re proud of our home state of Oregon. For the first time ever, start-ups in Oregon have many, many places they can go for help, compete for funding, and feel like they get mentoring, advice, and support — without having to relocate to the Silicon Valley or Seattle.”

One Little Ice Cream Cart That’s About to Have Big Growth

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Beginning as a small red cart in Eugene, Oregon, today Red Wagon Creamery has a downtown storefront, local retail distribution, and online ordering. However, by working closely with the Oregon Department of Agriculture and learning through their own research, Red Wagon found its way.

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Reflection on Local Angel Investment From Inside Out

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I just finished with the fourth of our annual angel investment event for my local group based in Eugene and Corvallis, Oregon. We now have an investment in Cascade ProDrug, using technology developed at our own University of Oregon (based in Eugene, where I live) to help people fight cancer by reducing the toxic effects of chemotherapy. Invested Interests convertible note gust.com Oregon State University University of Oregon Willamette Angel Conference

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Leaders: Don’t Try to Do Everything — You’ll End Up Accomplishing Nothing

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Business Management leadership Management oregon daily emeraldThe hardest lesson for a leader to learn, is when to leave something to someone else. The pressure of being in charge can cause them to think they need to be god’s gift to everything under the sun.

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Do You Have Your Elevator Pitch Ready?

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I was there last Thursday to hear these two pitches , two of the best from 16 one-minute pitches at the University of Oregon’s New Venture Championship. The first, from Visiray , a team representing the University of Oregon: And the second one, KarmaGoat , from UCLA. He has an MBA from Stanford and degrees with honors from the University of Oregon and the University of Notre Dame. Tweet Could you describe your company in 60 seconds?

Rice Business Plan Prize Money Hits $1 Million

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I’m delighted to be a judge at both of these contests, as well as the University of Oregon New Venture Competition later this week in Portland, OR. I’ve already read my four plans for the Oregon contest, and just finished six plans for the Rice one.

A Good Answer in a Business Plan Contest

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It happened last Friday in the semi-final round of the University of Oregon’s New Venture Competition, which was eventually won Saturday by a University of Louisville company named NanoMark Therapuetics.

Interactive Map: Where We Move When We Move

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current affairs trends America moves California forbes.com interactive map Lane County Oregon Santa Clara County Silicon ValleyThis is cool, and maybe even useful. I caught Map: Where Americans Are Moving yesterday on Forbes.com.

The Problem of Redundancy in Business Plan Documents

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This happens every April as I read business plans for my angel investment group in Oregon and for business plan competitions held this month by University of Oregon , Rice University , University of Texas , and the University of Notre Dame. Business Planning business plan Moot Corp New Venture Championship RBPC Rice Business Plan Contest University of Notre Dame University of Oregon University of Texas Venture Labs Willamette Angel Conference

How Facebook is helping corporate IT

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I wrote in my last book about Facebook’s massive efficiencies in its data center in Prineville, Oregon and how it had started to share specs. Facebook and corporate marketing, for sure but helping IT? Yes, and not charging for it.

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Interactive Map: Where We Move When We Move

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current affairs trends America moves California forbes.com interactive map Lane County Oregon Santa Clara County Silicon ValleyTweet This is cool, and maybe even useful. I caught Map: Where Americans Are Moving yesterday on Forbes.com.

Bigger in Bend – Building a Regional Startup Cluster–part 1 of 3

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Dino and I kept in touch as he moved up to Bend, Oregon on a mission to engineer Bend into a regional technology cluster. Part 1: Bend, Oregon Ecosystem and Entrepreneurs. Bend, Oregon is an ideal case study because of its size, location and entrepreneurial characteristics.

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Willamette Angel Conference Invests More than $450K

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The event concludes three months of study (called “due diligence”) by the group of more than 30 angel investors, about half and half from the Oregon university towns Corvallis and Eugene. This year’s event was held on campus at Oregon State University.

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Do You Need a Business Plan? Scientific Research Says Yes

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With the help of my friend Jeff, from the University of Oregon, I’ve been looking at academic research on business planning—the actual science around planning and how it impacts both startups and existing businesses. University of Oregon.

Girls Are Getting Into Programming

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Palo Alto Software’s very own Lara Fields was recently interviewed by KLCC (Eugene, Oregon’s NPR affiliate station) for a segment on women in programming.

4 Reasons Why Credit Unions Are Better For Your Business

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My mentor was my dad, who owned a small business in Milwaukie, Oregon. Today I’m CEO of Oregon’s second largest state-chartered credit union, and I love going to work every day, making a difference in the lives of our members, employees and the communities we serve.

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ProfessorVC: Man Camp

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Just returned from a golf trip to Bandon Dunes , Oregon. And even if he built it, would anyone come to this remote Oregon outpost?" ProfessorVC. The last blogger in Silicon Valley. Thursday, November 13, 2008. Man Camp.

Running From Aspen to Basalt

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So, I’m in significantly better shape, which makes me happy since my October 2016 Marathon in Portland, Oregon was a debacle. I’m running my 25th marathon in South Dakota on 10/8/17.

Austin Loses $50 Million Smart City Challenge to Columbus

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Columbus beat Austin, Denver, Portland, Oregon, Kansas City, Missouri, Pittsburgh and San Francisco to win the first […] The post Austin Loses $50 Million Smart City Challenge to Columbus appeared first on SiliconHills.

moovel Moves Austin Team to Portland Headquarters

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And on Wednesday, moovel announced plans to consolidate its operations and house everyone at its Portland, Oregon headquarters. In April, Austin-based RideScout and Portland-based GlobeSherpa merged and re-branded to form moovel North America, a subsidiary of Daimler.

Engineering a Regional Tech Cluster-part 3 of 3 of Bigger in Bend

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Dino Vendetti a VC at Bay Partners, moved up to Bend, Oregon on a mission to engineer Bend into a regional technology cluster. Part 1: Bend, Oregon Ecosystem and Entrepreneurs.

Today From 9am–10am PDT: #askadeveloper Your Programming Questions

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in Computer and Information Science from the University of Oregon. In honor of National Programmer’s Day, we invite you to join us on Twitter with your computer programming questions today for the first-ever Bplans #askadeveloper Tweetchat.

What are the top VC firms and angel groups in Seattle/Portland/Vancouver (or Pacific Northwest area)?

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Oregon Angel Fund – Portland, OR ( [link] nd.com/ ). The Pacific Northwest has some of the best and most active angel groups in the country (and I say that coming from New York!) Check out: Alliance of Angels - Seattle, WA ( [link] els.com/ ). Bellingham Angel Group - Bellingham, WA ( [link] els.com/ ). Boise Angel Alliance – Boise, ID ( [link] iance.com/ ). Eastern Idaho Angel Group – Rexburg, ID ( [link] org/idah… ).

Why are local businesses so good for the economy?

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Congressman Peter DeFazio (Oregon, D) stopped by the Palo Alto Software office yesterday and discussed the important role small businesses play in their local economies. While many cities and regions spend time and resources trying to attract and convince large corporations to relocate to their area, DeFazio says a focus on the local businesses can be a better fit. If you can’t view the video above, click here to view it on YouTube.

#askadeveloper Your Web and Programming Questions

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in Computer and Information Science from the University of Oregon. Are you looking for resources to build your app, or your website? Do you need help expanding the functionality of your website, or improving the design?

Early-stage Regional Venture Funds–part 2 of 3 of Bigger in Bend

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Dino Vendetti a VC at Bay Partners, moved up to Bend, Oregon on a mission to engineer Bend into a regional technology cluster. Part 1: Bend, Oregon Ecosystem and Entrepreneurs. The Oregon startup scene today looks very different from what it did 10 years ago.

Ask Me Anything! (Well, Almost Anything)

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Palo Alto Software HQ in Eugene, Oregon. I’m Noah and I’m COO here at Palo Alto Software. In case you didn’t know, Palo Alto Software is the great company behind Bplans. Our goal has always been to help entrepreneurs succeed in business.

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Your Brand’s Tone of Voice: Why It Matters and How to Craft It

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Let’s think about Nike: Phil Knight was a track runner at the University of Oregon. Together with Bill Bowerman, the track coach at the University of Oregon, they created the famous “waffle iron” sole. Photo courtesy of Oregon Live.

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Looking Forward to Bend Venture Conference

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If you’re an Oregon company looking for angel investment, you should consider applying for the Bend Venture Conference before the Sept. 10 deadline. You can click here to go straight to the registration page.

Michigan Small Biz Giveaway … and Why Not Your State and Mine Too?

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I wish we could do this in Oregon. OK Oregon? I recently found out about this very interesting Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition. And you probably wish you could do it in your state too.

Unbreakable: The Western States 100

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Hal Koerner, two time defending Western States champion, and running store entrepreneur from Ashland, Oregon. Last night Amy and I watched the movie Unbreakable: The Western States 100. Our friends Pam and Mark Solon gave it to us. It was awesome, powerful, riveting, and inspirational.

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The High School Handbook For Young Entrepreneurs

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Although it was fairly run down and located on a reservation town in Oregon, I worked at it. by Joe Edgar, CEO of TenantCloud. The tortoise and the hare is a great bedtime story, but also proffers some advice to every young business owner and entrepreneur alike.

It’s Not All Progress in the World of Business—Although We’re Making Strides

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The Oregon Ducks’ coaches earn huge bonuses. The Oregon Ducks football team has excelled this season. In fact, the University of Oregon’s graduate teaching fellows just wrapped up a successful strike for medical leave and higher pay. The sitting Supreme Court members.

How to Calculate ROI For a Small Business

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You can reach Arlene at asoto@socc.edu or leave it in the comments here! [ Down to Business is a weekly small business advice column featured in The World Newspaper, originally published online by the Oregon Small Business Development Center Network , and republished here with permission. ].

Starting a Nonprofit: Chapter 1 of The ‘RIDE Eugene’ Story

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In Oregon, nearly 30 percent of all traffic fatalities are related to drunk driving. Drunk driving is a problem. But in the moment that it’s most preventable—when an intoxicated person leaves a bar or restaurant to drive home in their car—there is no easy or obvious solution.

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What To Do if A False Accusation Of Crime Threatens Your Business

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But, it takes a lot more than a Google search for ‘criminal defense lawyer Oregon’ to find the perfect match for you. It’s your worst nightmare come true – you’ve been accused of and maybe even arrested for a crime that you didn’t commit.

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What You Can Do To Make Customer Care Your Most Effective Marketing Strategy

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Born and raised in Oregon and having lived for several years in Seattle, Andrew has a damp, green place in his heart for the Pacific Northwest. by Andrew Tillery, Marketing Director for MAP Communications.

My Favorite 2014 Trend is Boomer-Millenial Partnerships

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I see it happening, anecdotally, both around my local community in Eugene, Oregon, and around my online community in social media, LivePlan, and so forth. Every year around this time I look forward to Steve King’s small business trends for the next year.

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Home is Where Business is Good, or Vice-Versa?

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We moved from Palo Alto, California to Eugene, Oregon. We voted with our feet, moving from the world’s startup capital to a comfortable university town (the University of Oregon is here) in Oregon. But there’s a lot less angel investment in Oregon than in California.