Additional Membership Options

TAO Venture Fellows Program

Now Angel Groups and Venture Funds can get involved with TAO and support their new investments as TAO members! This unique program offers new companies a gateway into TAO membership, subsidized by your investment organization's membership in TAO.  Under this program a venture/ angel firm can join TAO at a discounted price, based on the number of FT staff employed, and subsidize membership for its portfolio tech companies for up to one year. Investors, LPs, and associates can access TAO programming at a reduced cost while supporting the growth and development of the companies they invest in. TAO partnership with industry sponsors subsidizes a portion of the membership fees for Fellowship companies. Annual cost is based on employee/ partner tier and number of portfolio tech companies.  More info:


TAO Executives-in-Residence

TAO Executives-in-Residence are senior industry experts who gain full individual membership access to TAO in exchange for supporting the leadership of TAO communities and up to five (5) mentoring/ advising introductions annually, curated by TAO.  Annual TAO EIR Membership costs $200, and can be started via the link above.


TAO Passport Program

Does your membership organization pay a lot of attention to entrepreneurs and start-ups?  Does your organization support technology development in Oregon? Does your organization help to develop the talent and ecosystem for our tech economy to thrive?  So do we!

The TAO Passport program is for TAO “sister” organizations, institutions, and trade associations to allow your dues-paying members the chance to attend up to five (5) of our events at member pricing and a 20% discount on TAO annual membership.  If your membership organization would like to become a TAO Passport Partner, please contact



University students may request complimentary entrance to a TAO event by sending an email to Please note that student entrance will be at the discretion of TAO according to the relevance of the event content to a student audience.