The Bend Venture Conference, hosted by EDCO, is the largest angel conference in the Pacific NW. The BVC takes place in beautiful downtown Bend at the historic Tower Theatre. This event creates a high level of entrepreneurial activity and energy. Throughout the day attendees hear company pitches, break away for lunch to continue high-level networking at nearby restaurants, and take an active role in voting to determine the Early Stage outcome.
Having BVC in the heart of Bend is part of the tradition. The conference has been held at the Tower Theatre since its inception in 2004. After fourteen years, attendees and participants are still eager to see how the conference evolves – becoming bigger and better than previous years. Over $1.83 million was awarded in investments and prizes at the 2017 conference!
The 2018 Bend Venture Conference will feature three competition categories: Early Stage, Growth Stage, and Impact with five finalists (companies) selected in each category.