Jan. 22, 2015 12:06 p.m.
by Allison Frost
Senior Producer, Host, OPB’s Think Out Loud

Amy Pearl, representing Hatch Innovation, with Stuart Phillips from Red Wagon Creamery and Ginger Edwards from North Fork 53, on “Crowdfunding Oregon Businesses” on Think Out Loud on OPB

Amy Pearl with Hatch Innovation has been central to getting the Oregon law passed. She’s been leading the charge for the first round of businesses who will get to try out the new funding model. We’ll talk with her about what kind of a difference this could make for businesses with fewer than 50 employees, which she says describes more than 97 percent of all the businesses in the state. By law, we’re not allowed to tell you the names of any of the other businesses who will be part of the official launch, however we are allowed to tell you that we’ll talk to two of them — an ice cream business and an agri-tourism venture.