Oregon’s Statewide Angel Conferences to
Benefit from $175,000 investment commitment
Corvallis, Oregon—January 25, 2011 — The Willamette Angel Conference announced today the pledged support by the Oregon Growth Account (OGA) for the five angel investment conferences in Oregon for 2011. The Willamette Angel Conference is presenting its 3rd conference this year. The Willamette Angel Conference has brought together investors and start up companies with education, mentoring and funding over the past two years, helping grow new businesses in the Corvallis and Eugene area.
“This is a great show of support for start-up businesses, and the investors that make new business possible. We are proud to have the Willamette Conference supported as part of this effort.” said Willamette Angel Conference 2011 chair, Bill Ford.
OEN’s Angel Oregon 2011 and The Bend Venture Conference (Bend), the two most senior events, must raise at least $100,000 investment capital and they will receive a 25% match from OGA for the angel investment capital raised, with a cap of $50,000 in OGA funds for the 2011 investment pool in each investment conference. Also receiving the opportunity to get matching funds are The Southern Oregon Angel Investment Network (Medford), The Willamette Angel Conference (Corvallis/Eugene), The Gorge Angel Investment Conference (The Dalles). These conferences must raise at least $75,000 investment capital and will be awarded a 25% match from OGA for the angel investment capital raised with a cap of $25,000 in OGA funds per conference. Companies winning awards must be Oregon-based companies and OGA will review the match for future years.
About The Willamette Angel Conference
Fostering Entrepreneurship and Investment in Oregon's Willamette Valley
The Willamette Angel Conference is an investor conference, connecting early stage and seed businesses with angel and venture investors. It is held alternately in Corvallis and Eugene, focusing on high growth businesses with a need for capital in Oregon. Entrepreneurs and start-ups can submit their business plans for review and coaching, ultimately vying for up to a $200,000 investment.