What we're about

This group is for entrepreneurs, "wannapreneurs" (have a big idea, but not sure what to do next), innovators, or anyone else interested in supporting the development of an entrepreneurial culture in the Linn-Benton region. We organize and support informal get-togethers that include coffee, pub talks, seminars, and other casual events. Our goal is to create a forum where innovators and entrepreneurs in the Albany area can network and connected to support available in our community.

Upcoming events (3)

Business Marketing Pubtalk

J & C BBQ and Catering

Join us for a night of networking, great food and drink, and a presentation by guest speaker, Lee Edward, who will talk about how to truly connect with people through online marketing for your business or organization. Lee Edward is a Marketing Specialist at Oregon State Credit Union and an accredited John Maxwell Team Leadership Coach. Lee has a broad range of experiences in successfully executing marketing strategies, including Google Analytics, Facebook Adds, SEO/SEM/PPC optimization, and brand design. Lee also has a passion for learning leadership principles, applying them to his life, and teaching them to others. Lee has an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Oregon State University and is a talented public speaker and social media coach. Lee resides in Corvallis, Oregon and enjoys spending time with his family, cross country cycling, and volunteering with local non-profits in the region. This event is free and open to the public. Appetizers and beverages will be sponsored by RAIN, please plan to purchase your own meals. Please register on Eventbrite if you wish to attend! Here is the link: https://businessmarketingpubtalk.eventbrite.com Special thanks to J & C BBQ for hosting this event! Are you interested in sponsoring or participating in this event as more than an attendee? Please contact Oregon RAIN Venture Catalyst, Corey Wright at [masked]. This event is made possible by funding from the recipients of a Rural Opportunities Initiative grant by Business Oregon, the cities of Lebanon, Monroe, Sweet Home, Harrisburg, Halsey, Philomath, Brownsville, and Adair Village, Linn and Benton Counties, and The Ford Family Foundation.

Last Founders Standing - Harrisburg

the gallery.

Bring a friend or coworker, and join us for a night of games, fun, and learning! Last Founders Standing is fun, fast-paced gamification of the entrepreneurial journey. Open for all members of the community to attend and learn. You don't have to be business savvy to play this game or have fun! In approximately 1 hour, players will form teams of 2-4 and are provided with a fictional startup idea. The game facilitator will guide the teams through 10 challenges and decisions that real entrepreneurs face. Each phase teaches an important startup concept and allows teams to earn points. The team with the most points wins, and gets prizes from the winner's box! Losing teams, well, they get prizes from the loser's box! This event is open to the public. Bring your curiosity and your ideas! Food and beverages will be provided along with prizes for all competing teams! Please RSVP on Eventbrite! https://lfsharrisburg.eventbrite.com This event will be held at The Gallery in beautiful Harrisburg, Oregon. Special thanks to the City of Harrisburg for helping organize this event, and to The Gallery for letting us use their space! Are you interested in sponsoring or participating in this event as more than an attendee? Please contact Oregon RAIN Venture Catalyst, Corey Wright at [masked]. This event is made possible by funding from the recipients of a Rural Opportunities Initiative grant by Business Oregon, the cities of Lebanon, Monroe, Sweet Home, Harrisburg, Halsey, Philomath, Brownsville, and Adair Village, Linn and Benton Counties, and The Ford Family Foundation.

Last Founders Standing - Sweet Home

Linn-Benton Community College

Bring a friend or coworker, and join us for a night of games, fun, and learning! Last Founders Standing is fun, fast-paced gamification of the entrepreneurial journey. Open for all members of the community to attend and learn. You don't have to be business savvy to play this game or have fun! In approximately 1 hour, players will form teams of 2-4 and are provided with a fictional startup idea. The game facilitator will guide the teams through 10 challenges and decisions that real entrepreneurs face. Each phase teaches an important startup concept and allows teams to earn points. The team with the most points wins, and gets prizes from the winner's box! Losing teams, well, they get prizes from the loser's box! This event is open to the public. Bring your curiosity and your ideas! Food and beverages will be provided along with prizes for all competing teams! Please RSVP on Eventbrite! https://lfssweethome.eventbrite.com This event will be held at the LBCC Sweet Home Center, in Room 101. Special thanks to the Sweet Home Chamber of Commerce for helping organize this event, and to the Linn Benton Community College for letting us use their space! Are you interested in sponsoring or participating in this event as more than an attendee? Please contact Oregon RAIN Venture Catalyst, Corey Wright at [masked]. This event is made possible by funding from the recipients of a Rural Opportunities Initiative grant by Business Oregon, the cities of Lebanon, Monroe, Sweet Home, Harrisburg, Halsey, Philomath, Brownsville, and Adair Village, Linn and Benton Counties, and The Ford Family Foundation.

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Last Founders Standing - Philomath

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