$15,000 Early Stage Award up for grabs!

BendBroadband Business steps up their game by 50% on the 2015 BVC Early stage award from to $15,000 from last year’s $10,000.

BendBroadband Business is proud to sponsor the Early Stage Award at the Bend Venture Conference (BVC) again this year. The BVC, hosted by EDCO, is the largest Angel Conference in the Pacific Northwest. Last year, Volcano Veggies scooped the $10,000 award, and this year there’s $15,000 up for grabs.

The search is now on for this year’s winner. Applications are invited from early stage Central Oregon businesses, and typically come from companies that:

  • Have a great idea, and are close to “proof of concept”
  • Are pre, or very early, revenue
  • Are in the process of testing their product in the market

If this sounds like you, or you know a business at this stage whose growth could be accelerated with a $15,000 cash prize, information on how to apply can be found here.

The process works like this: Applications can be filed online beginning July 6. Upstart day is the next stage, with fast-paced reviews of the contenders. Following that, the strongest entries go through to present at PubTalk on September 24. The finalists then have three minutes each to pitch to the BVC audience on October 16, when the 2015 winner will be chosen, and pictured with their $15,000 check.

More information on attending, presenting and sponsoring the Bend Venture Conference can be found here.


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