Upcoming Entrepreneur Events



March & April


YES MONTHLY PUB TALK – Wednesday, March 25, 2015 

Grab a Backside Brewery beer or some Paul O’Brien Wine and some Loggers Pizza.

  1. Hear some startup stories from local brewers and wine makers and general information about their industry here in Douglas County.
  2. Discover news on the future of this industry in our community.
  3. How these businesses will grow and change the overall culture in Roseburg.
  4. And more!

~ 5pm – 5:30pm:  Network, beer, pizza  ~ 5:30pm – 6:15pm: Wine Maker and Brewer Panel ~ 6:15+: More networking and drinks.

 Cost:  Free Admission (just chip in a few bucks to help pay for the food and drinks).

Thanks as always to support from YES’ sponsors, the Umpqua Business Center and SBDC for helping support this group, Paul O’Brien winery for hosting… Backside Brewery and Two Shy for being great YES members and contributors, Ford Family Foundation for their financial support, and YOU… for SHOWING UP and making this movement happen 

See you next week! Spread the word about the YES group and lets make 2015 the best one yet for the entrepreneurial movement in the Umpqua Valley. 



Government Contracting Opportunities

Procurement officers will be on hand to help you find, bid, and win contracts with both the state and feds. March 26, 8 AM to 3 PM.


Food for Profit

Step-by-step instructions on how to start and run a small food business. April 9-10, noon to 4 PM.

For more information on either Workshop visit: https://www.facebook.com/UmpquaSBDC.



Roseburg Startup Weekend will be April 24-26

Do you want to mingle with capable, intelligent, innovative peers who will team up to create a business in 54 hours? This event could change your life and challenge your perspective of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Ownership. What’s your best new idea? What frustrates you when you’re going through your day and can you devise an idea to make it better? Pitch your idea and see if it gets picked to be developed.




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