The Bend Venture Conference, LLC is a private investment vehicle established annually to help finance the most promising business startups emerging from the event each year. Participation in the fund is by invitation only, limited to accredited investors. In 2016, the fund raised over $240K and allocated $140K to Hubb and $100K to RFPIO. In 2016, a second LLC, the BVC Social Impact LLC was established. In its first year the fund raised over $100K and allocated $50K to Hemex Health and $50K to OpConnect. (An additional $3.56 million in funds was committed to finalists from other institutional and private sources).