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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, […]

Announcing The 2020 BVC Growth and Impact Competition Semi-Finalists

EDCO ANNOUNCES THE SEMI-FINALISTS FOR THE GROWTH AND IMPACT COMPETITIONS, ADVANCING ONE STEP CLOSER TO PRESENTING AT THE 2020 BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE BEND, OR – September 11, 2020 – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) announces the semi-finalists advancing in the Growth Stage and Impact Competitions for the 17th  Annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC) on […]

Announcing the First Round of Cuts for the BVC Early Stage Competition

EDCO ANNOUNCES THE EARLY STAGE COMPANIES WHO ARE ADVANCING TO THE NEXT ROUND OF DUE DILIGENCE IN THE BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE BEND, OR – September 2, 2020 –  Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) announced the companies moving to the next round in the Early Stage competition for the 17th Annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC) […]

2020 BVC Returns October 15-16

2019 BVC Winners holding checks outside the Tower Theatre

THE 2020 BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE RETURNS OCTOBER 15-16 TICKETS ON SALE NOW, INCLUDING BOTH IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL OPTIONS   BEND, OR (August 31, 2020) – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) will host the 17th Annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC) on Thursday, October 15 – Friday, October 16, 2020, both in-person and virtually. Tickets for the […]

Bend Venture Conference Scholarships Available

2019 BVC Winners holding checks outside the Tower Theatre

BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE APPLICATIONS OPEN THROUGH AUGUST 13TH BIPOC & FEMALE FOUNDER SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE BEND, OR (July 30, 2020) – Applications to the 2020 Bend Venture Conference are due in just two weeks. Companies can start their application at any time, but must be completed by Thursday, August 13th. Portland Seed Fund has committed an investment award of at […]

2019 Bend Venture Conference: Raising Killer Dough

2019 Bend Venture Conference Speaker: Dave Dahl Creator & Co-Founder of Dave’s Killer Bread Raising Killer Dough: How Dave Dahl Helped Build Dave’s Killer Bread   Dave Dahl is best known as the creator and co-founder of Dave’s Killer Bread. An inspirational figure, Dave once led a troubled past, having served over 15 years in […]