Time: April 7, 2009 from 5pm to 7pm
Location: RCC/SOU Higher Education Center
Street: 101 8th Street
City/Town: Medford, Oregon
Website or Map: http://younoodle.com/groups/s…
Event Type: business, capital, jobs
Organized By: Startup Now Oregon
Latest Activity: Apr 6, 2009
Join Oregon's entrepreneurs Tuesday evening April 7th, at 5:00 PM at HEC to explore and answer the question "What Would Your Startup Do With $250,000 in 2009?"
In the last 6 months the economy, access to capital, the cost of talent and the opportunities for innovation have all changed. We think it’s time for the relationship between entrepreneurs and the State of Oregon to change, too (the state needs jobs & entrepreneurs need capital!).
Hear stories of successful, local homegrown companies that have either bootstrapped or raised funds and then grown themselves to success.
Most importantly, though, the goal of this event is to prove to the State of Oregon that there are enough jobs, compelling ideas and entrepreneurs to warrant an immediate investment of $100,000,000 for startups that want to hire local talent.
We are working to raise a $100M fund that makes small investments in Oregon-based companies who hire Oregon-based employees. Now, in 2009. Not next year or some point in the future. In growing these new startups, we are investing in innovation, creating jobs and building Oregon’s brand with innovators and entrepreneurs.
Please be prepared to answer the following questions:
- Could your company hire $250,000 worth of Oregon-based talent in 2009 to get it to the next level?
- What could your company achieve during 2009 with a $250,000 investment?
- How many new jobs could we create if 400 new Oregon startups were funded?
- How would you like to see $100,000,000 invested in Oregon startups?
Brought to you in part by SOREDI, Jefferson Grapevine, Capybara Ventures, NW Technology Ventures, NedSpace, Oregon Angel Fund, Oregon Entrepreneurs Network, Starve Ups Reference Capital and the Software Association of Oregon.
HEC is proud to host an Oregon entrepreneurial startup event during this unparalleled time of economic disruption. Be a part of this unparalleled movement!
Paul Mace - [email protected] (541) 840-2994
Wayne Embree - [email protected] (503) 619.4310
Josh Friedman - [email protected] (503) 705.7975
Mark Grimes - [email protected] (503) 502.0185
Harvey Mathews - [email protected] (503) 999-5849
Marybeth Buonassissi, Office Manager
~ Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development, Inc. (SOREDI)
673 Market Street, Medford, OR 97504