September 18, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm$49
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OregonAF is a premier PNW food + beverage investment event hosted by Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN)
Are you OregonAF? With a Taster’s Ticket to the Oregon Angel Food Grand Finale on September 18th, 2020, you can be. This year’s finale will be hosted live online and you can watch for free, but to sample the products from the OregonAF Makers pitching at the finale you’ll need to pick up a Taster’s Ticket, which includes all of the following:
- Online access to the OregonAF Grand Finale, featuring pitches from 10 OregonAF Makers
- An OregonAF zippered cooler bag, loaded with food and beverage samples from this year’s OregonAF Makers!
- One We Are OregonAF Event T-Shirt (buy an extra shirt or more merch here!)
- Special OregonAF cocktail recipe from renowned Portland bartender Jessica Braasch
- Special ZEROPROOF OregonAF cocktail recipe from Oregon startup Foolproof
- Gifts and swag from the OregonAF sponsors
Estimated value = $135!
Get yours right here for $69, or just $49 if you’re an OEN Member.
What is Oregon Angel Food?
OregonAF is a tremendous opportunity for food + beverage entrepreneurs in the PNW to work with industry experts to fine-tune their businesses, and potentially to earn a $200,000 angel investment in their company. It’s also an incredible way for local accredited investors to pool resources and invest together in a promising early-stage food or beverage company.
A total of 60 Makers from around Oregon and the PNW applied to Oregon Angel Food this year, and nearly 30 local investors have pooled at least $5,000 each. In addition, more than 25 professional food buyers, merchandisers, retailers, financiers, lawyers and experts in R&D, operations and logistics came together to support these entrepreneurs in a series of intense education and coaching sessions.
Of the 60 founders who have been working with our team of volunteer mentors all summer, 10 will be pitching their companies at the Grand Finale. These Makers represent the best of innovative food + beverage, and the breadth of creative and ambitious founders in the Pacific Northwest: 60% identify as womxn, 35% identify as founders of color, and more than a third hail from outside the Portland Metro region.
Tune in the afternoon of September 18th to watch, taste and vote!
- 4 Makers are early-stage concept companies whose products aren’t yet broadly available – you’ll get to try them first with your Taster’s Ticket!
- 6 are vying for a $200,000 angel investment to scale their companies nationally, to be announced at the end of the Grand Finale.
- All 10 are eligible for your vote for the People’s Champ Loafy Trophy!
To keep everyone safe and healthy, please plan to pick-up your Taster’s Ticket bag and any OregonAF merchandise you order on Sunday, September 13th, between 3-5pm at the Redd on Salmon St. (831 SE Salmon St., Portland). If you live outside the Portland Metro area or are not available for pick-up, you can choose to have your bag of samples and swag shipped to your home for a shipping fee of $9.95.
Are you OregonAF? Show it off! Thanks to designer Bob Smith, we’ve created an incredible line of OregonAF merchandise, featuring our new mascot – “Loafy” – on T-shirts, hats, enamel pins, stickers and magnets! Shop here. Merchandise will be available for contactless pick-up with your Taster’s Ticket, or can be shipped to your home. All merchandise sales support the work of the nonprofit Oregon Entrepreneurs Network!
Date & Time: September 18th, 2-5pm (includes networking time and virtual afterparty!)
Cost: $49 for OEN Members, $69 for Non-Members. Contactless pick-up on 9/13 is FREE, or shipping is $9.95.
Not yet an OEN member? Join today and get $20 off your Taster’s Ticket!
Link: Access links will be emailed to Taster’s Ticket holders, and also posted here and on www.weareoregonaf.com the day of the event for free access.
Merchandise: All merchandise sales support the work of the nonprofit Oregon Entrepreneurs Network!
Hashtags: #oregonaf #weareoregonaf #oregonaf2020
OregonAF Investment Finalists
American Soul Brothers
American Soul Brothers is a veteran/minority owned business selling, healthy, gourmet BBQ sauces and spreads.
For Bitter For Worse
We make complex cocktails with love, not alcohol.
Goodwolf Feeding Company
Delicious sparkling probiotic beverage, flavored with organic cold-pressed ingredients.
Great Life by Lucinda
Our original garden veggie burger mix will convert even the most die-hard red meat eater. Made from healthy ingredients, just add water and you have a meat-free substitute that tasted great and is good for you too.
Take Two Foods
Take Two Barleymilk is a delicious, truly nourishing plant-based milk crafted from a powerhouse, nutrient-rich, low-carbon, plant-based protein source: Rejuvenated Barley (upcycled spent grain from beer brewing).
The Cracker King
The tastiest gluten-free crackers on Planet Earth!