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BVC Announces 10 Concept Stage Companies to Compete at 9/27 PubTalk

BEND, Ore. – How much can be packed into a three minute pitch? Quite a lot, if you’re a prepared entrepreneur with a unique business proposition looking for exposure and funding. Of course, it helps if you can talk fast! The PubTalk event on September 27th will be held at McMenamins in downtown Bend, with […]

2014 BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE ADDS A SECOND BIG INVESTOR

Seven Peaks Ventures throws $100K into BVC – assures Oregon’s largest angel conference will be bigger than ever. BEND, Ore. – September 9, 2014 – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO), host of the annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC), has secured the participation of Seven Peaks Ventures Fund I, LP, the Bend-based early-stage venture capital […]

Bend-based veterinarian develops vaccine for Pigeon Fever

In the late summer and early fall of 2011, Dr. Patrick Young found himself treating horses on a daily basis for pigeon fever, a painful and debilitating disease. “I just felt sorry for the horses and their owners,” says Young, an equine lameness and sports medicine veterinarian at The Athletic Horse in Bend. So he […]

Central Oregon angels spread the love to Bend startups

The Bend-based angel fund Cascade Angels is the latest investor to sign on to this year’s Bend Venture Conference. The conference is slated for Oct. 17 in downtown Bend where 10 companies will compete for investment in two different categories. Cascade Angels are investing $121,900 into the conference’s LLC entity. That money will then be […]

2014 Bend, Oregon Venture Conference Angel Investments Unveiled

Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO), host of the annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC), has secured the participation of Cascade Angels Fund, LLC., who will be investing $121,900 in this year’s winner. Combined with investments from the Oregon Growth Account and Oregon Community Foundation, of $50,000 and $25,000 respectively, the 2014 BVC Fund is poised […]

THE 2014 BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE RETURNS OCTOBER 17TH

Media Contacts: Brian Vierra EDCO Venture Catalyst 541.388.3236 ext. 5 brian@edcoinfo.com Jason Moyer Fund Manager for the 2014 BVC, LLC. 503.313.2334 jason.moyer@cascadiangroup.us BEND, OR., August 11, 2014— Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) will again host the annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC) at the iconic Tower Theatre on Oct. 17th with warm-up activities on Thursday, Oct. […]

Dec 18, 2013 Clear Catheter Systems Wins Prestigious International Innovation Award

Dec 18, 2013 Clear Catheter Systems Wins Prestigious International Innovation Award ANAHEIM,Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Clear Catheter Systems, Inc.,announced today it has won the 2013 Innovations in Cardiovascular Interventions(ICI) Best Start-Up Innovation Award for its medical device, PleuraFlow®, anovel system that optimally evacuates blood and fluid after surgery to speedrecovery and improve patient outcomes in the ICU during […]

Oct 22, 2013 Nouvola Winner of $250,000 Prize for the Bend Venture Conference Launch Stage Companies and Ochoco Arms $10,000 for Concept Stage Competition

Oct 22, 2013 Nouvola Winner of $250,000 Prize for the Bend Venture Conference Launch Stage Companies and Ochoco Arms $10,000 for Concept Stage Competition Author- Roland White CBN Feature Writer The Tenth Annual Bend Venture Conference named the winners of the 2013 event with approximately 425 attendees from all factions of the entrepreneurial community that […]

Silicon Florist: Portland’s Elemental Technologies nominated for international awards

Silicon Florist: Portland’s Elemental Technologies nominated for international awards By: Rick Turoczy / Silicon Florist Posted: September 3, 2013 08:31 AM PDT It’s always nice to see Portland startups getting recognition. Especially when it’s on the world stage. And such is the case with Portland’s Elemental Technologies, who has been nominated for awards at the IBC—arguably the […]

August 28, 2013 ziPede Update

August 28, 2013 ziPede Update ziPede Update Given by Founder Dr. Rick Cuddihy Benefits for Doctors:  ziPede is for all doctors, nurses, dentists, orthodontists, therapists (PT, OT and mental health) and eventually pharmacists Allows doctors to easily collect, produce, organize and deliver the best health information to their patients Doctors now prescribe information as easily as they prescribe […]