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2019 Bend Venture Conference: The Next Big Thing

2019 Bend Venture Conference Speaker: Tore Steen CEO & Co-Founder, CrowdStreet The Next Big Thing: When Finance and Technology Collide Tore co-founded CrowdStreet in 2014 on a mission to democratize access to commercial real estate investing. He has deep internet and software industry experience in strategy, business development, sales, and marketing for both publicly traded and private […]

2019 Bend Venture Conference: Growing Fast

2019 Bend Venture Conference Speaker: Robert Pease Managing Director, Cascade Seed Fund What They Don’t Tell You: Lessons Learned From Growing Fast Robert Pease is Managing Director of Cascade Seed Fund, an early stage investment fund focused technology and consumer products companies in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest, as well as Fund Manager and Venture Partner […]

2019 Bend Venture Conference: Investing in Uncertain Times

2019 Bend Venture Conference Speaker: Matt Abrams General Partner, Seven Peaks Ventures Winter is Coming: Startups & Investing in Uncertain Times Matt is a General Partner with Seven Peaks Ventures with primary focus areas and expertise in: Enterprise Data & Analytics; Artificial (AI) & Machine Intelligence; and Information + Data Trust, Integrity and Security. He also focuses heavily on […]

2019 Bend Venture Conference: Where are All the Ladies?

  2019 Bend Venture Conference Speaker: Allie Magyar Founder & CEO, Hubb Barriers to Female Founders: Where are All the Ladies? Allie Magyar is a skilled entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience driving successful technology-enabled service companies. She founded Hubb to build a technology solution that directly addressed the needs of meeting planners as they […]

2019 Bend Venture Conference: Accelerating Bend

2019 Bend Venture Conference Speaker: Chris DeVore Managing Partner, Founders’ Co-op Accelerating Bend: What’s Behind a Successful Accelerator? Chris DeVore is Managing Partner of Founders’ Co-op and the former Managing Director of Techstars Seattle. Between these two roles Chris has helped over 200 Pacific Northwest startups raise over $1.5 billion in investor capital. Previously a co-founder […]

2019 Bend Venture Conference Winners

2019 winners with checks outside of Liberty Theater

EDCO ANNOUNCES THE WINNERS OF THE 16TH ANNUAL BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE Six Companies Presented with a Total of $488,000 in Investments & Cash Awards BEND, OR – October 18, 2019 – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) hosted the 16th  Annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC) to a sold-out crowd at the Tower Theatre in Downtown […]

2019 BVC Growth Stage and Impact Finalists Announced

EDCO ANNOUNCES THE FINALISTS IN THE GROWTH AND IMPACT CATEGORIES ADVANCING TO THE BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE, OCTOBER 17-18 BEND, OR – October 4, 2019 – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) announced the Semi-Finalists advancing in the Growth Stage and Impact Categories for the 16th Annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC) on Thursday, October 17 – […]

2019 BVC Early Stage Finalists Announced

ANNOUNCING THE FIVE EARLY STAGE FINALISTS TO PRESENT AT THE 16TH ANNUAL BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE OCTOBER 17-18 Finalists Chosen During Last Night’s Central Oregon PubTalk BEND, Ore. – September 27, 2019 – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) announces the Top Five Early Stage Finalists advancing to the Bend Venture Conference (BVC) on Thursday, October […]

2019 BVC Semi-Finalists for Early Stage

EDCO ANNOUNCES THE BVC EARLY STAGE SEMI-FINALISTS Ten companies to present at the largest PubTalk of the year September 26th; Competing for a $3,000 cash award and a spot on BVC Stage BEND, Ore. – September 17, 2019 – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) announced the 10 semi-finalist companies advancing in the Early Stage […]

2019 BVC Semi-Finalists for Growth Stage and Impact

EDCO ANNOUNCES THE SEMI-FINALISTS IN THE GROWTH STAGE AND IMPACT CATEGORIES; ONE STEP CLOSER TO PRESENTING AT THE 2019 BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE BEND, OR – September 12, 2019 – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) announced the Semi-Finalists advancing in the Growth Stage and Impact Categories for the 16th Annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC) on […]