Network with rural entrepreneurs, investors, mentors, legislators, elected officials, city/county leaders and community supporters during a day of celebrating rural innovation and big ideas!
1:30: Registration open
2:00: Kick-off with an engaging keynote presentation by SETH TIBBOTT, Founder & Chairman of Tofurky.
2:30: Special message from U.S. SENATOR WYDEN + Rural Spotlight: Entrepreneurs speak-out about their challenges & successes
3:30: Panel Discussion: Building Oregon's rural entrepreneurial economy
4:00: Rural Advocacy: Engaging legislators in reducing barriers
4:30: Rural Expo + Dinner: Rural entrepreneurs showcase their products, services, and delicious food and beverages during impactful 1.5 hours of networking
6:00: PitchFest 2020: Local entrepreneurs pitch their startups to a panel of judges from Oregon's largest venture funds. Audience votes and prizes awarded.
Registration is required to attend.
** This is a FREE event. Everyone is welcome! **
We do ask that you consider making a suggested donation of $20 or more. The money from your donation goes directly into the prize awards for the startups that are competing at this event - and it's tax-deductible!
Let’s support our rural entrepreneurs!
Oregon RAIN is 501(c)3 non-profit organization and donations to us are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Our federal tax ID number is[masked].
For more information about the event, please visit www.oregonrain.org/catalyze2020 or email Corey Wright at [masked].
Spend the night in Lebanon at the Boulder Falls Inn:
We have reserved a block of rooms at the Boulder Falls Inn at a special rate of $114/night.
Tell them you're with Oregon RAIN and they will give you the special rate.
Limited availability, so we recommend you reserve your room as soon as possible.
This event is made possible by funding from the several cities counties and foundations:
Adair Village, Albany, Brownsville, Canyon City, Coburg, Creswell, Florence, Halsey, Harrisburg, John Day, Lebanon, Lowell, Monroe, Oakridge, Philomath, Prairie City, Sweet Home, Lane County, Linn County, Benton County, Oregon Community Foundation, and The Ford Family Foundation.
Thank you all for helping build the region's entrepreneurial ecosystem!
Oregon RAIN wants everyone to feel welcomed and comfortable at our events!
Please contact us if there are any accommodations that we can make for you that will encourage your participation and we will do our best to meet your needs. Depending on the event type, accommodations may include things such as: reserving front row seating, an advance copy of slides to be projected, wheelchair access, language translation, childcare needs, etc…