Editor’s note: This post sponsored by Venture Northwest.

The Northwest’s hottest emerging businesses are on the rise at OEN’s Venture Northwest 2009. Even better, now there are two ways to hear about new investment opportunities: in person and via live online broadcast. OEN’s Venture Northwest is an annual conference that draws institutional investors and investment bankers from across the Western U.S. who are interested in emerging Northwest businesses and the region’s growth segments.

OEN Venture Northwest
Thursday, October 29, 2009
The Nine’s Hotel in Portland, Oregon

The conference will showcase emerging companies representing a variety of industries. Hear company presentations directly from the entrepreneurs themselves. Whether you are watching in person or via the internet, you can help choose the audience favorite and text in your vote for the company you think represents the best opportunity. Additionally, hear from some of Oregon’s leaders including Gerry Langeler of OVP, Steve Wynne, founder of Ater Wynne, and the former CEO of adidas America, and Ron Schmitz, CIO of the state of Oregon, who’ll share observations about current VC activity, management insights, and industry trends.

Don’t miss hearing about some regional successes such as Dave Moffenbeier of Absorbent Technologies who raised over a quarter of a billion dollars for his three Oregon startups; Jim Johnson who took Tripwire from muddling along to over a $100M a year run rate, with rumors of an IPO on the horizon and Keith Oelrich who has taken Insight Schools from startup to a very attractive liquidity event in just 18 months.

There is still time to register for OEN’s Venture Northwest. Price to attend in person is $495 (register here) and price for the online broadcast is $250 (register here).

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