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Record Breaking Amount Raised In Bend For Business Start Ups

Bend, Ore. – Cascade Angels Fund 2014, LLC has increased its financial position in the first and second place winners of the Bend Venture Conference (BVC) launch stage competition. This week, the Fund announced an additional $42,000 investment in Poached Jobs and an additional $48,000 investment in Amplion Research, pushing the overall BVC investment to […]

Already dominant in the Northwest, Bend Venture Conference on track to becoming premier angel conference in US

Now in its eleventh year, Bend Venture Conference set a record for Oregon angel conference investments in 2014, exceeding $1 million invested across companies like Amplion Research, Bright.md, CrowdStreet, Droplr, Manzama, and Poached Jobs. “In 2013, angels nationwide invested nearly as much money, but did 17 times more deals than venture capitalists,” said Jason Moyer, […]

Amplion wins big at the Bend Venture Conference with promise to become the Kayak of biomarkers

Amplion Research wants to make finding biological information as easy as searching for a flight on Kayak. And the 20-month-old maker of the BiomarkerBase data service is well on its way of fulfilling that mission after scoring the top prize at the Bend Venture Conference on Friday, outpacing four other startups to secure $400,000 in […]

2014 Bend Venture Conference: Keynote Speaker

2014 Bend Venture Conference Speaker: Dr. Steve Sliwa  Founder of Seeq Corporation 2014 Keynote Speaker Dr. Steve Sliwa is CEO and a Founder of Seeq Corporation. Steve is committed to leading a customer-focused, lean start-up, which effectively changes the way industry uses their process data. Steve was CEO of Insitu from 2002 through early 2011. […]

OVER $900K IN FUNDING AWARDED AT BVC SHATTERS OREGON RECORD FOR ANGEL CONFERENCES

BEND, Ore. – October 17, 2014 – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO), today hosted the annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC), with a sold-out crowd of over 400 attendees, and announced the winners of over $900K in investments and total prizes. Side investment deals, which are still being finalized, are at approximately $175,000, bringing the […]

Can Bend become the next Boulder? This venture capitalist thinks so, and here’s why

BEND, Ore. — Venture capitalist Dino Vendetti is buzzing through his adopted hometown of Bend — showing off attractions that he thinks will one day establish this picturesque Central Oregon city as a new entrepreneurial hub. With a sports rack adorning his Toyota Prius, Vendetti — the founding partner of Bend-based Seven Peaks Ventures — […]

$500K ESTIMATED BVC INVESTMENT TO BREAK ANGEL CONFERENCE RECORD IN OREGON

Craft3 adds $26,500 to the 2014 BVC Fund, and launch stage finalists are announced Media Contacts: Brian Vierra EDCO Venture Catalyst 541.388.3236 ext. 5 [email protected] Jason Moyer Fund Manager for the 2014 BVC, LLC. 503.313.2334 [email protected] BEND, Ore. – October 2, 2014 – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO), host of the annual Bend Venture […]

BVC Announces 10 Concept Stage Companies to Compete at 9/27 PubTalk

BEND, Ore. – How much can be packed into a three minute pitch? Quite a lot, if you’re a prepared entrepreneur with a unique business proposition looking for exposure and funding. Of course, it helps if you can talk fast! The PubTalk event on September 27th will be held at McMenamins in downtown Bend, with […]

2014 BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE ADDS A SECOND BIG INVESTOR

Seven Peaks Ventures throws $100K into BVC – assures Oregon’s largest angel conference will be bigger than ever. BEND, Ore. – September 9, 2014 – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO), host of the annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC), has secured the participation of Seven Peaks Ventures Fund I, LP, the Bend-based early-stage venture capital […]

Bend-based veterinarian develops vaccine for Pigeon Fever

In the late summer and early fall of 2011, Dr. Patrick Young found himself treating horses on a daily basis for pigeon fever, a painful and debilitating disease. “I just felt sorry for the horses and their owners,” says Young, an equine lameness and sports medicine veterinarian at The Athletic Horse in Bend. So he […]