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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 […]

The Bend Venture Conference Awards $1.65 Million To Eight Companies

THE BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE AWARDS OVER $7,600,000 IN LAST FOUR YEARS, WITH $1,650,000 IN FUNDING FOR 2017 Eight Companies Across Three Competition Categories Take Home Investments & Cash Prizes BEND, OR – October 20, 2017 – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) hosted the 14th Annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC) to a sold-out crowd at […]

10 “WHOA” MOMENTS FROM THE BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE OVER THE YEARS

by: Tenth Month Bend Thirteen years ago, iPods dominated the market, Skype wowed the world, a thing called “The Facebook” was all the rage on college campuses, and if you had a one-megapixel phone camera, you were doing alright. In a tiny corner of the world, the Bend Venture Conference also made its debut. Since […]

Catching Up with Last Year’s Bend Venture Conference Winner: Hubb

By Cascade Angels At last year’s Bend Venture Conference (BVC), event technology company, Hubb, received $2,515,000 in investment, making them the conference’s biggest winner ever. With BVC just around the corner (October 19-20), we caught up with Hubb CEO, Allie Magyar, to find out what they’ve been up to the past year and get some […]

EDCO Announces the Final Four Social Impact Companies to Advance to the Bend Venture Conference

EDCO ANNOUNCES THE FINAL FOUR SOCIAL IMPACT COMPANIES TO ADVANCE TO THE 2017 BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE To Present on the Tower Theatre Stage Thursday, October 19 BEND, OR (October 4, 2017) – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) announced the Final Four Social Impact Companies to advance to the 14th Annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC) in […]

EDCO Announces the Top Five Early Stage Finalists to Present At the Bend Venture Conference

EDCO ANNOUNCES THE FIVE EARLY STAGE FINALISTS TO PRESENT AT THE 14TH ANNUAL BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE OCTOBER 19-20 Finalists Chosen During Last Night’s Sold Out PubTalk BEND, OR (September 29, 2017) – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) announced the Top Five Early Stage finalists to present at the 14th Annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC) […]

EDCO ANNOUNCES THE FIVE GROWTH STAGE FINALISTS TO PRESENT AT THE 14TH ANNUAL BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE OCTOBER 19-20

BEND, OR (September 28, 2017) – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) announced the Top Five Growth Stage finalists to present at the 14th Annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC) Thursday, October 19 – Friday, October 20 on the iconic Tower Theatre stage in Downtown Bend. The Growth Stage Competition, which includes companies that have a proven concept, have generated initial revenues, and are prepared to scale […]

Top Ten BVC Early Stage Semi-Finalists Just Announced, To Present at PubTalk Sept. 28

EDCO’S BIGGEST PUBTALK OF THE YEAR SEPTEMBER 28th WHERE TEN EARLY STAGE SEMI-FINALISTS COMPETE FOR A SPOT ON THE BVC STAGE BEND, OR (September 13, 2017) – Economic Development for Central Oregon‘s (EDCO) next PubTalk, the biggest of 2017, will take place Thursday, September 28th, 5 pm at McMenamins in Downtown Bend. This PubTalk will feature […]

EDCO Announces Top Ten Social Impact BVC Semi-Finalists

EDCO ANNOUNCES THE TOP TEN SOCIAL IMPACT COMPANIES TO ADVANCE AS PART OF THE 2017 BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE Early Stage Semi-Finalists To Be Announced Next Week BEND, OR (September 8, 2017) – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) announced the Top Ten Social Impact Companies to advance to the next round for the 14th Annual […]