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Finalists Announced for Angel Conference

angel investJACKSONVILLE, Ore. – Five startup companies will compete for a $200,000 grand prize investment at the 2014 Southern Oregon Angel Investment Network Conference.

Organizers announced the five finalists at the Jefferson Grapevine event Wednesday evening. Each company will make a business pitch to a group of local investors at the conference on April 30th.

Four of the five finalists came from outside the Rogue Valley. They include: Rogue Rovers, a Hood River-based company that develops electric ATVs; Institutional Stoves, based in Cottage Grove, which builds stoves that reduce the use of fuel; Home School Technical Apparel from Portland; and Nouvola, a Portland-based software developer. The lone finalist from southern Oregon was Fire Cirkl, a brewery based in Sams Valley.

The competition is open to startup companies hoping to secure capital in order to expand.