Portland | PUBLIC EVENT
Venture Community is Oregon’s original reverse road show for startups from every industry in the midst of a Seed or Series A Round. It is an event created by, and run by, Starve Ups. The event runs over two days and provides 25 selected, fund-ready, startups the chance to present to six premier West Coast Angel and VC funds.
Venture Community is run completely in Portland. The participating Angel and VC Funds see the 25 hand picked Oregon-based, disruptive, and high growth startups. Each company presents one-on-one to the fund vs. in an auditorium or popular demo day approach. Each fund then makes an independent funding decision and/or can syndicate with the other funds for investments.
The 25 companies are selected from input from many of the leading accelerators, organizations, and funds in Oregon including Rogue Venture Partners, Starve Ups, Oregon Entrepreneurs Network, Portland Seed Fund, and Seven Peaks Ventures.
These are some of the best and brightest companies according to the accelerators and funds that have supported them through to this phase. The selection group also believes these are some of the most deserving startups that should represent the state in front of these leading funds.