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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 […]

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. […]

2020 Bend Venture Conference Applications Now Open

2019 BVC Winners holding checks outside the Tower Theatre

THE BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE RETURNS OCTOBER 15-16, 2020 | COMPANY APPLICATIONS OPEN NOW THRU AUGUST 13TH BEND, OR (July 14, 2020) – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) will again host the annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC) on Thursday, October 15 – Friday, October 16, 2020, in downtown Bend and virtually online. Ticketing, speaker announcements […]

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 […]

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, […]

EDCO ANNOUNCES THE FIRST ROUND OF SEMI-FINALISTS IN THE GROWTH AND IMPACT CATEGORIES ADVANCING TO THE NEXT STAGE OF THE 2018 BVC

EDCO ANNOUNCES THE FIRST ROUND OF SEMI-FINALISTS IN THE GROWTH AND IMPACT CATEGORIES ADVANCING TO THE NEXT STAGE OF THE 2018 BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE BEND, Ore. – September 6, 2018 – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) announced the first round of companies to advance in the Growth and Impact Categories for the 15th Annual Bend […]

Catching Up with Last Year’s Bend Venture Conference Winner: Hubb

By Cascade Angels At last year’s Bend Venture Conference (BVC), event technology company, Hubb, received $2,515,000 in investment, making them the conference’s biggest winner ever. With BVC just around the corner (October 19-20), we caught up with Hubb CEO, Allie Magyar, to find out what they’ve been up to the past year and get some […]

EDCO ANNOUNCE THE TOP TWENTY GROWTH STAGE COMPANIES TO ADVANCE AS PART OF THE 2017 BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE

BEND, Ore. – August 31, 2017 –Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) announced the Top Twenty companies to advance to the next round of the Growth Stage Competition for the 14th Annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC) to be held Thursday, October 19- Friday, October 20. This group of companies is one step closer to presenting […]

THE BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE 2017 APPLICATION DEADLINE FRIDAY, AUGUST 11TH

BEND, OR (August 7, 2017) – The application deadline for companies looking to present at the largest Angel Conference in the West, the Bend Venture Conference (BVC), is fast approaching. To be considered, companies must have their applications completed by this Friday, August 11th. The 14th annual two-day conference returns Thursday, October 19 – Friday, […]