Press

EDCO ANNOUNCES THE BVC EARLY STAGE SEMI-FINALISTS

2020 BVC Early stage companies

EDCO ANNOUNCES THE BVC EARLY STAGE SEMI-FINALISTS Eight companies to present at the September 23rd PubTalk: Road to BVC BEND, Ore. – September 14, 2021 – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) announced the eight finalist companies advancing in the Early Stage competition for the 18th Annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC) on Thursday, October 21 […]

Tickets Now Available for the 18th Annual Bend Venture Conference

2021 Bend Venture Conference

IN-PERSON & VIRTUAL TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE FOR THE 18TH ANNUAL BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE BEND, OR (September 3, 2021) – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) will host the 18th Annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC) on Thursday, October 21 – Friday, October 22, 2021, both in-person and virtually. Tickets for the 18th Annual Bend Venture Conference are on sale now. Eighteen years. […]

2021 BVC Company Applications Now Open

2021 Bend Venture Conference

THE BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE RETURNS OCTOBER 21-22, 2021 COMPANY APPLICATIONS OPEN NOW THRU AUGUST 13TH BEND, OR (July 8, 2021) – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) will again host the annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC) on Thursday, October 21 – Friday, October 22, 2021, in downtown Bend and virtually online. Ticketing, speaker announcements and […]

ANNOUNCING THE WINNERS OF THE 17TH ANNUAL BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE

2020 Winning companies

ANNOUNCING THE WINNERS OF THE 17TH ANNUAL BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE Over Half a Million Dollars Awarded BEND, Ore. – October 16, 2020 – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) hosted the 17th Annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC) from Downtown Bend. Over the past two days, 14 companies presented both in-person and virtually to a hybrid […]

2020 Bend Venture Conference: Down to the Wire

2020 Bend Venture Conference Speaker: Aidan Reilly Co-Founder of The Farmlink Project Down to the Wire: Saving and Redistributing Food Waste During a Pandemic & Beyond The Farmlink Project is a not-for-profit grassroots movement that connects farms with food banks to feed thousands in need while supporting essential jobs. Co-founder Aidan Reilly is a rising senior […]

2020 Bend Venture Conference: The Board Game

2020 Bend Venture Conference Speaker: Betsey Nelson CFO & Investor The Board Game: Assembling the Pieces to Complete The Best Team Betsey is an experienced public company CFO, board member and investor with a passion for helping entrepreneurs scale their operations and build great companies. She currently serves on the boards of three public companies – Berkeley […]

2020 Bend Venture Conference: Playing to Win

2020 Bend Venture Conference Speaker: Vernon Davis Super Bowl Champion, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and actor Playing to Win: Betting on an Investment Vernon Davis is a former American football tight end. The 15-year NFL veteran was selected by the San Francisco 49ers sixth overall in the 2006 NFL Draft and played his first 10 seasons with […]

Announcing the 2020 Growth and Impact Competition Finalists

EDCO ANNOUNCES THE GROWTH AND IMPACT COMPETITION FINALISTS PRESENTING AT THE 17TH ANNUAL BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE OCTOBER 15-16   BEND, Ore. – October 1, 2020 – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) announces the finalists in the Growth and Impact Competitions advancing to the 17th Annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC) on Thursday, October 15 – […]

Early Stage Finalists Advancing to BVC

Early Stage Finalists advancing to BVC

EDCO ANNOUNCES THE FIVE EARLY STAGE FINALISTS PRESENTING AT THE 17TH ANNUAL BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE OCTOBER 15-16 BEND, Ore. – September 25, 2020 – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) announced the top five Early Stage finalists advancing to the 17th Annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC) on Thursday, October 15 – Friday, October 16, 2020. […]

Announcing the 2020 BVC Early Stage Semi-Finalists Advancing to PubTalk

September 2020 PubTalk photo collage

EDCO ANNOUNCES THE 2020 BVC EARLY STAGE SEMI-FINALISTS Ten companies to present at the September 24th PubTalk: Road to BVC   BEND, Ore. – September 15, 2020 – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) announced the 10 semi-finalist companies advancing in the Early Stage competition for the 17th Annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC) on Thursday, […]