BVC Agenda

2018 BVC Agenda will be announced soon. For reference, please see 2017 agenda below.



Wednesday | October 18, 2017


BreakOut Festival hosted by Bend Outdoor Worx (BOW)


Tower Theatre – 835 NW Wall St., Bend, OR 97701

To purchase tickets for the BreakOut Festival, please visit Bend Outdoor Worx (BOW)


Thursday | October 19, 2017


Pre-Conference Seminars

8:00am – 10:45am

Liberty Theater – 849 NW Wall St., Bend, OR 97701

Begin With the End in Mind: Making the Right Tax Decisions for a Startup Business with Evan Dickens, presented by Jones & Roth CPAs.

Impact Structuring and Branding for Early Stage Companies moderated by Omar Contreras with panelists Lisa Schaures and Alex Bodnar, presented by Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt.

Early Stage Funding Spectrum moderated by Ryan Trout, presented by U.S. Bank with panelists Jon Maroney (Oregon Angel Fund), Tom Schnell (Business Oregon), and Jeff Baker (Craft3).


Impact Competition and Keynote

1:00pm – 3:30pm

Tower Theatre – 835 NW Wall St, Bend, OR 97701


Broken Top Networking Reception

5:30pm – 8:00pm

Broken Top Club – 62000 Broken Top Dr., Bend, OR 97702


Friday | October 20, 2017


Check-in at the Liberty Theater

7:30am – 8:30am

Liberty Theater – 849 NW Wall St., Bend, OR 97701

Continental Breakfast at the Tower Theatre


Morning Program, featuring Early Stage company pitches at the Tower Theatre

8:00am – 10:00am

Tower Theatre – 835 NW Wall St., Bend, OR 97701


Keynote Presentation

10:00am – 11:00am


Sam Blackman tribute

11:10am – 11:15am


Past Winners Update and InventOR Student pitches

11:15am – 11:45am


Dine Around Lunch

11:45am – 12:45am

900 Wall – 900 NW Wall St., Bend OR 97701
Noi Thai – 550 NW Franklin Ave., Bend, OR 97701
5 Fusion – 821 NW Wall St. #100, Bend, OR 97701


Afternoon program, featuring Growth Stage company pitches

1:00pm – 4:00pm


Awards Reception at the Liberty Theater


Liberty Theater – 849 NW Wall St., Bend, OR 97701


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