In the Running Pitch Competition Application

Thank you for your interest in Portland A&O’s In The Running Investment Pitch Competition in collaboration with Prosper Portland and Oregon Angel Fund (OAF).

We are seeking 5-6 Athletic & Outdoor brand companies (including fashion/apparel/accessories, maker, and non-food consumer products/services companies) based in Oregon or SW Washington, to be part of this investment opportunity.

Applications are due by COB on November 15th. Finalists will be notified on November 20th.

If selected, you will meet with OAF investors for a private coaching session in preparation for a public pitch at Portland A&O’s Annual Industry Celebration on December 7th.

Each company will be given 3 minutes to pitch at the event and the winner will be chosen by audience vote. The winner will have the opportunity to pitch at the January OAF Pipeline meeting for a chance to receive angel investment.

Criteria for Applying Companies:

  • Must be based in Oregon or SW Washington

Ideal applicants:

  • Should be seeking $100K to $3M in investment
  • Should offer potential for a venture-type return — i.e., 10X within 5 years
  • Developed their product/service beyond the concept stage
  • Have “skin in the game” in the form of sweat equity and money from founders, family, and friends
  • Have a solid plan for taking their product to market, and some early traction

First-time founders and companies at the concept stage or with little invested to date may still apply (they should simply expect the bar to be higher for the company to receive funding).

If the answer to “where are you based?” is complicated, or if you have any other questions about OAF or the application, please contact us before applying:

We look forward to meeting you!

In the Running Application

  • Company Basics

  • Business Information

  • Provide a company overview, business model, structure and products/services.
  • List the members of the management team and advisors (if applicable) and how their experience will aid in success
  • Define your customer segment, market size, competitive advantage, and competition
  • Annual Financials

  • ppt or pdf file up to 2MB
  • Pitch Event Dates