Startup & Emerging


jones-roth-startup-emergingJones & Roth is Oregon’s leading startup and advisory resource. We work with startup and emerging companies across Oregon to support success from launch to exit.

Jones & Roth supports Angel Oregon, Willamette Angel Conference (WAC), Bend Venture Conference (BVC), Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN), Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO), RAIN, and additional startup incubators and accelerators. We are devoted to supporting the Oregon startup community through services, education, and the building and development of a startup network.

Business Strategy

Business Plan Review
Go-to-Market Strategy
Management Team Development
Valuation & Exit Strategy


One-on-One Coaching

Goal Review
Pitch Development
Benchmarking & KPIs
Transition Management

Back Office Support

QuickBooks Online Setup
QBO Apps Integration Support
Monthly Bookkeeping Support
Payroll Setup & Services

Financial Expertise

Budget Creation
Financial Projections
Tax Strategy & Filings
Stock & Equity Strategy


“The Jones & Roth Startup & Emerging team has been an amazing resource for us. They have provided a wide range of services and guidance from establishing a good accounting and financial system to refining our business plan and go to market strategy. I highly recommend Jones & Roth to startups and exit minded companies looking to make the most of their entrepreneurial opportunity.”

Aja Bogdanoff

CEO, Civil Comments

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“Jones & Roth quickly became a trusted advisor and part of our team, this gave us additional credibility with investors.”

Adam Carroll

Co-Founder / CSO, Amplion

Startup & Emerging Team

Evan Dickens, CPA

Evan Dickens, CPA

Partner and Shareholder

Carrie Fortier, CPA

Carrie Fortier, CPA

Senior Manager


Colleen Kronebusch, CPA

Colleen Kronebusch, CPA

Senior Accountant

Michael Moomaw, CPA

Michael Moomaw, CPA

Senior Manager

Robert Adrian

Robert Adrian

Client Services Advisor

Startup & Emerging News

Bend Venture Conference Awards $620k to Startups

Bend Venture Conference Awards $620k to Startups

The Startup & Emerging team at Jones & Roth CPAs & Business Advisors were honored to participate in the 12th Annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC). Congratulations to EDCO, the Cascade Angels and all of the other sponsors, volunteers and stakeholders that contributed to this outstanding event. The BVC is quickly becoming one of the top entrepreneurial events in the country. The BVC attracted record attendance, the sold out crowd watched over $620,000 funded to deserving companies in the early and growth stages.

Winners of the BVC, LLC, Growth Stage competition

Growth Stage finalist, Odysys, which helps hotels drive more direct bookings at a lower cost by allowing hoteliers to connect, manage and track digital marketing efforts with one simple platform, won the conference’s major prize, a $205,000 investment. A secondary investment of $125,000 was awarded to Perfect Company, a Vancouver, Wash., company revolutionizing cooking with a connected scale and interactive recipe solution.

The investment arm of the conference, BVC, LLC, awarded the Growth Stage investments following considerable due diligence of each of the five presenting finalists. The investment included $50,000 from Oregon Community Foundation/Meyer Memorial Trust and $75,000 from Oregon Growth Account.“The caliber of the companies pitching this year was outstanding,” said Brian Vierra, Venture Catalyst for EDCO. “Odysys and Perfect Company built on their success from last year and were strong on the stage. We hope to announce final investment dollars in the next few weeks.”

Winner of the $15,000 BendBroadband Business Early Stage competition

SnoPlanks won the $15,000 BendBroadband Business Early Stage Cash Prize. For this competition, conference attendees voted on the company they believed could benefit the most from the money. SnoPlanks is a Bend-based manufacturer of high-end bamboo snowboards.

Winner of the Cascade Angels Fund Investment Award

Scratch-it, a Portland-based company with an enterprise-class cloud platform that increases traffic and engagement, won a $125,000 Investment Award from Cascade Angels.

Winners of the Seven Peaks Ventures Investment Award

Scratch-it also won a $100,000 Investment Award from Seven Peaks Ventures.

Winner of the Mandala Firestarter Marketing Program Award

Growth Stage finalist, Perfect Company also won Mandala’s Firestarter Marketing Program Award for $50,000 worth of marketing and branding services.

“This conference is a huge highlight every year,” said Julie Harrelson, CEO of Harrelson Group, Fund Manager Cascade Angels.

Startup Client Feature: Civil Comments

Startup Client Feature: Civil Comments

Jones & Roth startup client Civil Comments was recently featured in a Fast Company article. The startup based in Portland Oregon promises to fix community comments on the web.

Internet comments are broken. A small population of abusive trolls have ruined Internet commenting for everyone. On this, pretty much everyone can agree. What people can’t agree on is what to do about it. Some sites nuke their comment sections from orbit. Others hire teams of moderators to try to police the trolls. And still others just shrug and are content to see the conversation shift off-site to Facebook and Twitter.

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