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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 […]

2019 Companies Vying to Present on the BVC Stage

EDCO ANNOUNCES THE FIRST ROUND OF COMPANIES IN THE GROWTH, EARLY AND IMPACT CATEGORIES ADVANCING TO THE NEXT STAGE OF THE 2019 BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE BEND, OR – September 6, 2019 – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) announced the first round of companies to advance in the Growth, Impact and Early Stage Categories for […]

THE BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE RETURNS OCTOBER 17-18, 2019

THE BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE RETURNS OCTOBER 17-18 CONFERENCE TICKETS ON SALE NOW COMPANY APPLICATIONS OPEN NOW THRU AUGUST 15TH BEND, OR (July 18, 2019) – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) will again host the annual two-day Bend Venture Conference (BVC) on Thursday, October 17 – Friday, October 18, 2019, at the iconic Tower Theatre […]

BladeRunner Energy Making a Splash In Renewable Energy

BLADERUNNER ENERGY’S FISH FRIENDLY POWER GENERATOR MAKING A SPLASH IN RENEWABLE ENERGY Bend Venture Conference Early Stage Winner Making Headlines Bend, Ore. – December 11, 2018 – In 2017, BladeRunner Energy took home the Early Stage Award of $17,500 at the Bend Venture Conference (BVC). Since then, they have gone on to improve their technology, […]

2018 Bend Venture Conference: Keynote Speakers

2018 Bend Venture Conference Speaker: Emily Chang  Anchor & Executive Producer of Bloomberg Technology  2018 Keynote Speaker Friday’s keynote, Emily Chang, is the anchor and executive producer of Bloomberg Technology, a daily TV show focused on global technology. She regularly speaks with top tech executives, investors, and entrepreneurs in her podcast, Bloomberg Studio 1.0. The Harvard University graduate has won […]