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19th Annual Bend Venture Conference: Seven Companies Awarded a Total of $665,000

BEND, Ore. – October 23, 2022 – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) hosted the 19th Annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC) at the Tower Theatre in Downtown Bend. During the conference, 14 finalists presented their ideas and business models to an audience of hundreds in hopes of gaining investment from prominent funds. Of those finalists, […]

Growth Stage and Impact Finalists Presenting at the 2022 Bend Venture Conference

BEND, Ore. – October 7, 2022 – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) announces the finalists advancing in the Growth Stage and Impact tracks for the 19th Annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC) on Thursday, October 20 – Friday, October 21, 2022.  BVC is one of the largest angel investment conferences in the West; bringing together […]

Announcing the 2022 Early Stage Finalists

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BEND, Ore. – September 23, 2022 – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) announces the five finalists advancing in the Early Stage competition for the 19th Annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC) on Thursday, October 20 – Friday, October 21, 2022. These companies will compete for a minimum investment of $30,000 from Portland Seed Fund. Nine […]

2022 Growth and Impact Stage Semifinalists Announced

September 15, 2022 – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) announced the semifinalist companies advancing in the Growth and Impact Stage competitions for the 19th Annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC) on Thursday, October 20 – Friday, October 21, 2022.  The nine semifinalists in the Early Stage competition category were announced earlier this week. Each year, […]

EDCO Announces Early-Stage BVC Semifinalists presenting at September PubTalk

BEND, Ore. – September 13, 2022 – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) announced the nine semifinalist companies advancing in the Early-Stage competition for the 19th Annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC) on Thursday, October 20 – Friday, October 21, 2022. This group of companies is one step closer to presenting at BVC. The following Early-Stage […]

2022 BVC Company Applications Now Open

BEND, OR (July 14, 2022) – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) will again host the annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC) on Thursday, October 20 – Friday, October 21, 2022, in downtown Bend and virtually online. Ticketing, speaker announcements and event details for the 19th Annual Bend Venture Conference will be announced in the coming […]

ANNOUNCING THE WINNERS OF THE 2021 BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE

ANNOUNCING THE WINNERS OF THE 18TH ANNUAL BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE Seven Companies Awarded a Total of $550,000 at this Year’s Conference BEND, Ore. – October 22, 2021 – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) hosted the 18th Annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC) from Downtown Bend. Fourteen companies presented on the Tower Theatre stage to a […]

EDCO Announces the BVC 2021 Growth Stage Finalists

EDCO ANNOUNCES THE GROWTH STAGE FINALISTS PRESENTING AT THE BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE OCTOBER 21-22, 2021 BEND, OR – October 7, 2021 – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) announces the Growth Stage finalists presenting at the 18th Annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC) taking place Thursday, October 21 – Friday, October 22, 2021. The Bend Venture […]

EDCO Announces the 2021 BVC Impact Competition Finalists

EDCO ANNOUNCES THE IMPACT COMPETITON FINALISTS PRESENTING AT THE BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE OCTOBER 21-22, 2021 BEND, OR – September 29, 2021 – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) announces the finalists presenting in the Impact Competition during the 18th Annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC) on Thursday, October 21 – Friday, October 22, 2021. Hosted by […]

EDCO Announces the 2021 BVC Early Stage Finalists

EDCO ANNOUNCES THE EARLY STAGE FINALISTS PRESENTING AT THE BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE OCTOBER 21-22, 2021 Tonsil Tech wins PubTalk Audience Award, walks away with $3,000 BEND, Ore. – September 24, 2021 – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) announces the five finalists advancing in the Early Stage competition for the 18th Annual Bend Venture Conference […]