Hatch Launches Statewide Release Tour Showcasing Oregon’s Entrepreneur Rockstars – Kicking Off in Bend, Oregon On September 1

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Hatch Oregon, part of Hatch Innovation’s continuing commitment to filling Oregon’s capital gap for small and startup business, launches its second STATEWIDE TOUR of homegrown Entrepreneur Rockstars beginning in Bend with stops continuing into October and early November 2015.

The second Oregon Release Tour will include legs along the North Oregon Coast, Southern Oregon, the Columbia Gorge, NE Oregon and I-5 Corridor, starting in Central Oregon on Tuesday September 1 at Tetherow Resort.

September 1 – Bend
September 10 – Portland
September 16 – Eugene
September 17 – Corvallis
September 18 – Klamath Falls
September 29 – Astoria
September 30 – Seaside
October 1 – Tillamook
November 4 – Medford

All tour dates are listed at hatchoregon.com/tour!

Every stop will feature “rockstar” entrepreneurs from the first and newest cohort of community public offerings, including Bend’s very own MacDougall & Sons Batmakers.

CPO companies will be present at various tour stops to pitch their business, discuss their offering documents — and ready for investments from everyday Oregonians. Also making an appearance in Bend will be Amy Pearl, Hatch’s Executive Director and Heather Stafford of Business Oregon.

Hatch’s Executive Director Amy Pearl explains “Early this year, every person who lives in Oregon got to add new letters to the end of their name – ‘investor.’ For the first time in Oregon’s history, all Oregonians have the choice to put their money in the people, places, and products they love – right here in Oregon. We’re now real stakeholders in our economy!. This is the most transformative finance tool in the history of Oregon!”

This second tour represents the increasing interest in local investing in Oregon by city leaders across Oregon – tour sites have tripled with the launch of the Hatch Oregon Cities Network.

Interested Oregonians (aka potential investors!) can learn more about attending at hatchoregon.com/tour and peruse the companies at secure.hatchoregon.com.

This tour is in conjunction with Hatch Oregon, Oregon’s Small Business Development Centers, Clatsop Economic Development Resources, Willamette Innovators’ Network, Slow Money South Willamette Valley, Business Oregon, Klamath County Chamber of Commerce, Col-Pac, Sustainable Valley Technology Group and other Oregon organizations.

Hatch Oregon is a brand new economic engine for growing community capital. It’s a result of the work of Hatch Innovation, the nonprofit that pushed through Oregon’s new law enabling community investing.
Learn more at hatchoregon.com and hatchthefuture.org

CONTACT:
Events & Tour Director: Jess DeNoto
Email jess@hatchthefuture.org
503.452.6898 | hatchoregon.com

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