Umpqua Growth Talks are BACK!

Startup Pitch Night: Wednesday, April 17th!

Pitch Night Schedule:

5:30 - Networking

6:00 - Pitch Night Program Begins

7:30 - Winners Announced

7:30-8:00 - After Party

Small Business

Applications Open: April 15th

Application Deadline: June 5th

Finalist Notification: June 10th


Applications Open: July 15th

Application Deadline: September 4th

Finalist Notification: September 9th


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. Pitch Night events allow us to grow our startup community and lead entrepreneurs down a pathway to success.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Come to our next GrowthTalks event!

Hosted by Backside Brewing Co.

1640 NE Odell Ave Roseburg, Oregon 97470

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