Release TourOur Fall 2015 Tour of Oregon’s “Rockstar” Entrepreneurs is off with a bang! Thanks to everyone who came out to a packed house at The Tetherow in Bend on September 1st for the first stop on this three-month tour across the state, with epic thanks to Steve Curley and Katharine Condon of the Central Oregon SBDC, Heather Stafford of Business Oregon, Ruth Miles from the Secretary of State’s Office, and most importantly, the entrepreneurs presenting their CPOs (community public offerings) that evening:

“The Bend Release Party was a great success with lots of energy and enthusiasm around a new way for everyday Oregonians to participate in the growth of local Oregon companies by investing their dollars. There was significant interest in the featured companies who did a fabulous job in presenting their businesses. Thanks to Hatch Oregon, Amy Pearl and all her team for making this an event to remember.”

—Steve Curley, Director Central Oregon SBDC

Enjoy the photos below, check out the rest of our tour stops and see where + when they’ll be next, peruse these local investing opportunities online, and we hope to see you in Portland on Sept. 10 for the next Release Party, here at Hatch!

Hatch Oregon Release Party, Bend Edition:

“At the Hatch Oregon Entrepreneurs Release Tour last night in Bend I heard presentations from local entrepreneurs. It’s exciting to share in their passion, energy and innovation as they seek to raise capital from people like you and me in their local communities. I want to invest in emerging companies where I reach out to talk with my neighbors who are bringing new ideas to reality.”

– Dave from Bend, OR

Check out our full Fall 2015 Release Tour Lineup here.