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EDCO Announces Five Early Stage Finalists for the Bend Venture Conference

BEND, Ore. – September 23, 2016 – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO), host of the 13th Annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC), has announced the five Early Stage finalists that will vie for the $15K BendBroadband Business cash prize at BVC on Friday, October 14, 2016. In alphabetical order, the five Early Stage finalists, selected […]

EDCO Announces Semi-Finalists for the Bend Venture Conference

Twenty-Six Companies Selected Across Three Competition Categories BEND, Ore. – September 13, 2016 – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) has selected 26 semi-finalists across three competition categories for the 13th Annual Bend Venture Conference. This group includes 10 Early Stage, 10 Growth Stage and six Social Impact companies that may have an opportunity to […]

EDCO Announces Two Keynotes for 2016 Bend Venture Conference

Largest angel conference in the Pacific Northwest will feature speakers from Zillow and Adobe BEND, Ore. – August 3, 2016 – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) today announced that the 13th Annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC) will feature two keynote speakers – Rebekah Bastian of Zillow and Loni Stark of Adobe, on Thursday, October […]

Total Awards in 2015 Bend Venture Conference Companies Hit $947,500

BEND, Ore. – January 26, 2016 – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) today announced that the total awards in 2015 Bend Venture Conference companies has hit $947,500, up from $620,000, which was awarded in mid-October at the end of the conference. Investments in two of the winning Growth Stage companies, Odysys andPerfect Company, have […]

2015 Bend Venture Conference: Keynote Speaker

2015 Bend Venture Conference Speaker: Darren Pleasance Google’s Global Customer Acquisitions team lead 2015 Keynote Speaker Darren Pleasance, who leads Google’s Global Customer Acquisitions team based at Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, CA, was the 2015 BVC Keynote Speaker. In his role, Darren leads a team of ~1,700 people in 32 countries focused on helping companies to use […]

Over $620K in Funding Awarded at the Bend Venture Conference

BEND, Ore. – October 16, 2015 – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO), today hosted the 12th Annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC) with a sold-out crowd and just announced the winners of $620,000 in investment awards, cash prizes and services. Side investment deals are still being finalized. The following is a list of the winners: […]

EDCO Announces Early and Growth Stage Semi-Finalists for the Bend Venture Conference

BEND, Ore. – September 16, 2015 – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO), host of the 12th Annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC), has selected the 10 Early Stage and nine Growth Stage semi-finalists that may have an opportunity to compete at the BVC on Friday, October 16. The 10 Early Stage semi-finalists were selected after […]

Amazon to Acquire 2007 BVC Winner Elemental Technologies

Amazon has agreed to acquire Portland-based video processing startup Elemental Technologies. Founded in 2006, Elemental helps big media entities like HBO and ESPN seamlessly process video content across a full slate of mobile devices. The company enables more than 700 clients take video that was destined for legacy video distribution systems — IPTV, managed cable network, broadcast over the air, […]

Bend gets ready to again welcome waves of angels and entrepreneurs

As reported by Malia Spencer, Portland Business Journal – Jul 7, 2015 This year the Bend-based conference is slated for October 15-16. The angel conference is hosted by economic development nonprofit EDCO (Economic Development of Central Oregon) and seeks early stage and growth stage startups. In 2014, the event dolled out more than $1 million in investments and […]

$15,000 Early Stage Award up for grabs!

BendBroadband Business steps up their game by 50% on the 2015 BVC Early stage award from to $15,000 from last year’s $10,000. BendBroadband Business is proud to sponsor the Early Stage Award at the Bend Venture Conference (BVC) again this year. The BVC, hosted by EDCO, is the largest Angel Conference in the Pacific Northwest. Last […]