Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) will again host the annual two-day Bend Venture Conference (BVC). This highly successful conference is now in its 15th year and will take place at the iconic Tower Theater, October 18 – Friday October 19th. The BVC is a staple in the region’s entrepreneurial community. The conference attracts strong applicants and large checks from private investors. There will be keynote speakers from across the country representing angel investors, venture capitalists, and entrepreneurs. There are three competition categories: Growth Stage, Early Stage and Impact. The application period is open now through August 8th. Companies from across the US are invited to apply. Check out the EDCO website for more info.