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We’re excited to announce the finalists for our first annual Impact Awards, recognizing promising and noted changemakers in our region who are seeking bold ways to make a large and lasting difference. Winners will be announced at the Elevating Impact Summit on June 21.
Finalists for the Student Impact Award:
- Ahmed Abidine, Portland State University / Elkarti Morocco
- Glenda Alfaro, Mt. Hood Community College / CGI U Finalist
- Orion Falvey, University of Oregon / Oregon Mobile Medical
- Brian Forrester, Portland State University / Hands-On Philanthropy
- Simon Ngawhika, Portland State University / PSU Net Impact
Finalists for the Impact Entrepreneur Award:
- Shane Endicott, Our United Villages
- Michael “Luni” Libes, Fledge Incubator
- Tim O’Brien, Tropical Salvage
- Adam Reid, KOREducators
- Evan Thomas, SWEETSense, Manna Energy, Portland State University
- Ben West, EcoZoom
Finalists for the Corporate/Nonprofit Impact Intrapreneur Award:
- Catherine Ellingson, New Avenues for Youth
- Mark Holloway, Social Venture Partners Portland
- John Haines, Mercy Corps NW
- Kazi Huque, Grameen Intel
- Doug Stamm, Meyer Memorial Trust
The Elevating Impact Summit will gather hundreds of bold, creative thinkers and action-oriented doers. More than 25 panelists will cover topics including impact investing, education, media and startup life. Aspiring social entrepreneurs will pitch their innovations in a rapid-fire pitch session and the event concludes with a cocktail reception. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about social entrepreneurship in your community — buy your ticket before May 21 for an early-bird discount.
Don’t miss the Women’s Business Summit on Wednesday, June 12 from 9 a.m.—2 p.m. at Mercy Corps.
Hosted by the Women’s Business Center at Mercy Corps NW, home of the Business Foundations courses, the event will focus on the journeys of successful women entrepreneurs in Portland. Learn from women business owners about the challenges they overcame, the resources available to other women entrepreneurs, and how to create an effective work-life balance.
Women business owners are encouraged to reserve a booth to sell their products and services directly at the event. Summit registration is only $20, and a vendor booth costs $35.
Check back soon for a link to the event registration page. For more information, please contact Women’s Business Center Manager Randhi Wilson.
What: Women’s Business Summit
When: Wednesday, June 12, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Aceh Room, Mercy Corps headquarters, 45 SW Ankeny St., Portland OR
How much? Only $20!
Looking to raise capital from angel investors? The application deadlines for three of the biggest local angel conferences are rapidly approaching, so don’t miss out!
January 9: final deadline for Angel Oregon, offering coaching, visibility, and the chance for both concept and launch-stage companies to compete for up to $400k in funding at the April 17 event. Your application fee also gets you a year-long membership in the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network, one of the region’s foremost entrepreneurship communities.
For entrepreneurs, OEN’s Angel Oregon offers you:
- The chance to compete for an investment award
- Valuable coaching from experienced angel investors and serial entrepreneurs
- Exposure within the greater community
- Further development of your presentation skills
- Help in refining your business plans
January 30: deadline for the Southern Oregon Angel Conference in Jacksonville on April 11. Launch-stage companies are eligible for up to $200k in investment, while concept-stage ventures compete for a startup grant. Applicants are expected to generate economic impact in Southern Oregon.
Who should apply:
- any product or service in any sector, start-up or expansion
- companies from the Pacific Northwest and Northern California
- start-ups, expansions, proof of concepts or prototypes
- companies raising $200,000 to $2 million in capital
- companies with rapid expansion and growth opportunities
February 14: deadline to submit your business plan to the Willamette Angel Conference, to compete for up to $200k at the May 9 event in Corvallis. Applicants receive coaching and valuable experience working with investors on the due diligence process.
Participating in the WAC has benefits that go beyond the opportunity to receive an investment prize. Many entrepreneurs value the learning experience, the opportunity to better understand their own business model, and the opportunity to see how funding works
Can’t get enough of crowdfunding? Neither can Portland, apparently. This week, you have no less than three business crowdfunding events, each with a different focus and approach.
On Wednesday, OEN presents a Pub Talk on raising startup capital through Kickstarter. Moderated by Scott Schroeder of Mega Tech, Benjamin Jacobsen of Jacobsen Salt and Casey Hopkins of Elevation Lab will share their crowdfunding campaign stories. 5:15 p.m. at Backspace. $30.
This Friday, we’re joining Nedspace and the Social Venture Society to host “Crowdfunding for Social Entrepreneurs.” Alex Budak, co-founder of StartSomeGood, will talk fundraising as storytelling and tips for running a successful campaign. Anaïs Tuepker, co-founder of Preciva.com, will discuss her successful campaign as a social entrepreneur. 5 p.m. at the PSU School of Business, Room 170. FREE.
And on Saturday, an OTBC crowdfunding workshop will walk you through creating your pitch, developing content, and determining your budget for a successful business crowdfunding campaign. 10 a.m. at OTBC. $325.