Umpqua Growth Talks Will Return Soon!

Check back often for updates on Pitch Nights for Startups and Small Business for 2023-2024


Sign up to attend upcoming GrowthTalks events.


Present your business idea at one of our Pitch Nights for a chance to win funding.


Reach local entrepreneurs and help support their journey while creating economic vitality in Douglas County.

Why We Do It

GrowthTalks is produced by Umpqua Economic Development Partnership. As a Douglas County economic development organization, part of what we focus on is workforce and entrepreneurial development. The ability of entrepreneurs to start new businesses and scale them is critical for future economic growth in our county. Our Pitch Night events will return soon, allowing us to grow our startup community and lead entrepreneurs down a pathway to success.

Thank you to our partners!

Title Partners

Supporting Partners

Pitch Night

We regularly hold Pitch Night events to support local entrepreneurs and small businesses. Prize funds can be used for startup costs, equipment purchases, and other expenses that are incurred when starting or growing a small business.

Apply today to pitch your business!

Pitch Your Idea!


You can apply to pitch at one of our Pitch Nights for Startups or a Pitch Night for Small Businesses events through GrowthTalks.


If approved, you can pitch your business idea or business improvement plans to a panel of judges and potentially get funded.


If you are a selected winner, you can receive capital to start that business or give your current business a much needed boost!

Come to our next GrowthTalks event!

Hosted by Backside Brewing Co.

1640 NE Odell Ave Roseburg, Oregon 97470

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