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Bend Venture Conference Keynote Speakers

Over the years, the Bend Venture Conference has seen many impressive speakers ranging from politicians, to entrepreneurs, to powerful business people. The Conference brings prestigious speakers yearly to speak about business, the economy, and entrepreneurship.

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Vernon Davis

Super Bowl Champion, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and actor

 Moderated by Paul Evers

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Betsey Nelson

CFO & Investor

Moderated by Sarah Smith & Kevin Long

Farmlink

Aidan Reilly

Co-Founder of The Farmlink Project

Moderated by Megan Bolt

Conference Speaker Dave Dahl

Dave Dahl

Creator & Co-Founder of Dave’s Killer Bread

Interviewed by Robert Ricciardelli

Allie Magyar

Founder & CEO, Hubb

Diane Fraiman

Managing Director, Voyager Capital

BVC speaker Chris Devore

Chris Devore

Managing Partner, Founders’ Co-op

Interviewed by Julianne Brands

Speaker Bruce Cleveland

Bruce Cleveland

 Founding Partner Wildcat Venture Partners

BVC Speaker Bruce Abrams

Matt Abrams

General Partner, Seven Peaks Ventures

Luke Kanies

Founder and Executive Chair, Puppet

Speaker Patricia Moss

Patricia Moss

Former CEO, Vice Chairman, Cascades Bancorp, Bank of the Cascades

Speaker Robert PEase

Robert Pease

Managing Director, Cascade Seed Fund

Speaker Kelly

Kelly Oriard

Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Slumberkins

Speaker Callie Christensen

Callie Christensen

Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Slumberkins

Speaker Tore Steen

Tore Steen

CEO & Co-Founder, CrowdStreet

Shamir Karkal Speaker

Shamir Karkal

Co-Founder, Simple Bank

BVC Matt Compton

Matt Compton

General Partner, Oregon Venture Fund

2018 BVC Keynote Speaker

Emily Chang

 Anchor & Executive Producer of Bloomberg Technology

2018 BVC Impact Keynote Speaker

Breanna DiGiammarino

Senior Director of Social Innovation at Indiegogo

2017 BVC keynote Tony

Tony Arnerich

Founder of Arnerich Massena

Aviel Ginzburg

Managing Director of Amazon Alexa Accelerator

Brad Feld

Co-Founder of Foundry Group

2016 Keynote Speaker REbekah

Rebekah Bastian

Vice President of Product at Zillow

Keynote Lori Stark

Lori Stark

Senior Director of Strategy & Product Marketing at Adobe

Darren Pleasance

Google’s Global Customer Acquisitions team lead

Steve Sliwa Keynote speaker

Dr. Steve Sliwa

 Founder of Seeq Corporation

Steve Blank Keynote speaker

Steve Blank

Serial Entrepreneur

Daymond John Keynote Speaker

Daymond John

CEO of FUBU

Keynote Ted Wheeler

Ted Wheeler

Oregon State Treasurer

Jonathan Heiliger

Vice President of Technical Operations at Facebook

Paul Kedrosky keynote

Paul Kedrosky

Analyst for CNBC television

Rich Karlgaard

Publisher of Forbes

Paul Kawasaki

Managing Director of Garage Technology Ventures

Paul Gulick

Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Planar Systems, Inc.

Tim Boyle

President and CEO of Columbia Sportswear Company

Dr. Robert Wiltbank

 Associate Professor of Strategic Management for Willamette University