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EDCO Announces Keynote Speakers for 2018 BVC

2018 Keynote Speakers

THE 15TH ANNUAL BVC TICKETS ON SALE; KEYNOTE SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED featuring BLOOMBERG’S EMILY CHANG, INDIEGOGO’S BREANNA DIGIAMMARINO BEND, OR (August 23, 2018) – The Bend Venture Conference (BVC), one of the most prestigious entrepreneur events in the Pacific Northwest, has announced two keynote speakers for the fall conference: Bloomberg Technology host and best-selling author Emily […]

2014 BVC Winner CrowdStreet Closes Series B Funding Round

2014 BVC Winner CrowdStreet Closes $8 Million Series B Funding Round Bend, Ore., August 2, 2018 – On Tuesday, the 2014 Bend Venture Conference Seven Peaks investment winner, CrowdStreet, announced the completion of their $8 million Series B Funding Round. Existing investors Seven Peaks Ventures, along with Grotech Ventures, Rally Ventures, and Green Visor Capital headed […]

2016 BVC Winner RFPIO Receives $25 Million Investment

BVC Winner RFPIO

2016 BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE (BVC) WINNER RFPIO PROVIDES BVC INVESTORS WITH SECOND EXIT IN ONE MONTH To Date, the Fastest Exit for a BVC Company, at Approximately 18 Months BEND, Ore. – July 24, 2018 – On Tuesday, 2016 Bend Venture Conference (BVC) winner RFPIO announced a $25 million investment from K1 Investment Management LLC, […]

BVC Returns October 18-19, 2018

2017 Bend Venture Conference Winners, LeadMethod

THE BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE RETURNS OCTOBER 18-19, 2018 CONFERENCE TICKETS ON SALE NOW COMPANY APPLICATIONS OPEN NOW THRU AUGUST 8TH BEND, OR (July 11, 2017) – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) will again host the annual two-day Bend Venture Conference (BVC), now in its 15th year, on Thursday, October 18 – Friday, October 19, […]

2008 Bend Venture Conference Winner Jama Software Receives $200 Million In Additional Funding

BVC Jama Software

To Date, One of the Biggest Investment Rounds for a Portland Company 2008 BVC, LLC Accepts Offer to Exit BEND, Ore. – June 28, 2018 – On Tuesday, 2008 Bend Venture Conference (BVC) winner Jama Software announced a $200 million growth equity investment, the largest venture financing deal in the Pacific Northwest over the past […]

Past BVC winner Jama Software acquires Portland analytics company Notion

Past Bend Venture Conference winner Jama Software has acquired Notion, a Portland-based analytics company. The entire Notion team will join Jama’s 150 employee team to expand its analytic capabilities. Notion uses multiple data sources to understand business information and team metrics. […] Turning business information into actionable data is tricky, and this is where Notion excels. […]

What’s Next for LeadMethod After BVC Win?

At the 2017 Bend Venture Conference (BVC) just a few weeks ago, LeadMethod, a lead management software platform, received almost $500,000 in investment. We talked with LeadMethod CEO, Justin Johnson, to find out how the funds will be used to continue to grow the company (hint: more staff, bigger office, fast growth) and also got […]

2017 Bend Venture Conference: Keynote Speakers

2017 Bend Venture Conference Speaker: Brad Feld  Co-Founder of  Foundry Group  2017 Keynote Speaker Brad Feld is Co-Founder of the Foundry Group, one of the most well-renowned early stage venture firms in the United States. An early stage investor and entrepreneur with over 20 years’ experience, Feld’s keynote will stream live from Boulder, Colorado, onto the Tower […]

The Bend Venture Conference Awards $1.65 Million To Eight Companies

THE BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE AWARDS OVER $7,600,000 IN LAST FOUR YEARS, WITH $1,650,000 IN FUNDING FOR 2017 Eight Companies Across Three Competition Categories Take Home Investments & Cash Prizes BEND, OR – October 20, 2017 – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) hosted the 14th Annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC) to a sold-out crowd at […]

10 “WHOA” MOMENTS FROM THE BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE OVER THE YEARS

by: Tenth Month Bend Thirteen years ago, iPods dominated the market, Skype wowed the world, a thing called “The Facebook” was all the rage on college campuses, and if you had a one-megapixel phone camera, you were doing alright. In a tiny corner of the world, the Bend Venture Conference also made its debut. Since […]