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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, […]

OVER $1.8 MILLION IN FUNDING AWARDED AT THE 2018 BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE

2018 Bend Venture Conference

OVER $1.8 MILLION IN FUNDING AWARDED AT THE 2018 BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE, BRINGING THE FIVE YEAR TOTAL TO NEARLY $10 MILLION Seven Companies across Three Competition Categories Take Home Investments and Cash Prizes BEND, OR – October 19, 2018 – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) hosted the 15th Annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC) to […]

2018 BVC Growth & Impact Finalists Announced

EDCO ANNOUNCE FINALISTS FOR THE GROWTH STAGE AND IMPACT CATEGORIES ADVANCING TO THE BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE, OCTOBER 18 & 19 BEND, Ore. – October 4, 2018 – Today, Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) announced the Growth Stage and Impact companies advancing to the 15th Annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC) on Thursday, October 18 – Friday, October 19, 2018. In just […]

EDCO Announces the 2018 BVC Early Stage Finalists

EDCO ANNOUNCES THE FIVE EARLY STAGE FINALISTS TO PRESENT AT THE 15TH ANNUAL BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE OCTOBER 18-19 Finalists Chosen During Last Night’s Sold Out PubTalk BEND, Ore. – September 28, 2018 – Economic Development for Central Oregon(EDCO) announces the Top Five Early Stage Finalists advancing to the 15th Annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC) on Thursday, October 18 – Friday, […]

EDCO ANNOUNCES THE BVC EARLY STAGE SEMI-FINALISTS

BEND, Ore. – September 17, 2018 – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) announced the semi-finalist companies to advance in the Early Stage competition for the 15th Annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC) to be held Thursday, October 18 – Friday, October 19, 2018. This group of companies is one step closer to presenting on the […]

EDCO ANNOUNCES THE SEMI-FINALISTS IN GROWTH AND IMPACT CATEGORIES

EDCO ANNOUNCES THE SEMI-FINALISTS IN GROWTH AND IMPACT CATEGORIES ADVANCING TO THE NEXT STAGE FOR THE 2018 BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE BEND, Ore. – September 13, 2018 – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) announced the semi-finalist companies to advance in the Growth and Impact Categories for the 15th Annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC) to be […]

EDCO Announces Keynote Speakers for 2018 BVC

2018 Keynote Speakers

THE 15TH ANNUAL BVC TICKETS ON SALE; KEYNOTE SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED featuring BLOOMBERG’S EMILY CHANG, INDIEGOGO’S BREANNA DIGIAMMARINO BEND, OR (August 23, 2018) – The Bend Venture Conference (BVC), one of the most prestigious entrepreneur events in the Pacific Northwest, has announced two keynote speakers for the fall conference: Bloomberg Technology host and best-selling author Emily […]

2014 BVC Winner CrowdStreet Closes Series B Funding Round

2014 BVC Winner CrowdStreet Closes $8 Million Series B Funding Round Bend, Ore., August 2, 2018 – On Tuesday, the 2014 Bend Venture Conference Seven Peaks investment winner, CrowdStreet, announced the completion of their $8 million Series B Funding Round. Existing investors Seven Peaks Ventures, along with Grotech Ventures, Rally Ventures, and Green Visor Capital headed […]

Past BVC winner Jama Software acquires Portland analytics company Notion

Past Bend Venture Conference winner Jama Software has acquired Notion, a Portland-based analytics company. The entire Notion team will join Jama’s 150 employee team to expand its analytic capabilities. Notion uses multiple data sources to understand business information and team metrics. […] Turning business information into actionable data is tricky, and this is where Notion excels. […]

What’s Next for LeadMethod After BVC Win?

At the 2017 Bend Venture Conference (BVC) just a few weeks ago, LeadMethod, a lead management software platform, received almost $500,000 in investment. We talked with LeadMethod CEO, Justin Johnson, to find out how the funds will be used to continue to grow the company (hint: more staff, bigger office, fast growth) and also got […]