Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Angel Oregon has picked six concept stage finalists out of 25 semifinalists.
Organizers tapped a range of consumer product startups from a group of 25 semifinalists. Notably missing are tech companies, especially those rooted in Portland's budding mobile development scene. Just one finalist, FoodTrekker, is based online.
It's a marked difference from other local efforts to grow early stage companies, such as the Portland Seed Fund and the Portland Incubator Experiment. The portfolios of both focus heavily on mobile technologies.
Angel Oregon's top "concept stage" entrepreneurs have the chance to land $5,000 in cash and $7,500 worth of market research during the April 18 event, sponsored by the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network. An audience vote will select the winner.
Read more at OregonLive.com.