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Bend Venture Conference

BVC Revs Up for its 9th Consecutive Year! Hear Keynote Speaker Daymond John--shark on ABC's Shark Tank.

Ready for a heady dose of passion, innovation, and competition packed into a single day? Then the 2012 Bend Venture Conference is for you!

Held at Bend's historic Tower Theatre, BVC connects startup companies with investment opportunities, attracting over 300 of the Northwest's top entrepreneurs, investors, and business leaders.

Before the Friday angel conference, enjoy small pre-conference seminars, a networking reception, the quirky ‘UnConference’, plus a chance to explore Bend’s constantly changing downtown scene. Did we forget to mention the ability to connect with investors and business leaders?

Some startups are in the preliminary stages and need to hone their concept, while others are further along, perhaps even revenue-positive. The Launch Stage category offers big prize money ($250,000 in 2011) while the BendBroadband Concept Stage award winner receives a $10K grant--just the amount many startups need to get to next level.

Keynote Speaker ~ Daymond John

From humble beginnings to a self-made multimillionaire with over $4 billion in global product sales and a starring role on ABC’s newest business reality TV show, Shark Tank, Daymond John personifies the American Dream. This best-selling author, branding guru, and entrepreneurial expert is a highly sought after business speaker. Attend BVC 2012 on October 19th to hear Daymond John's rag-to-riches story and advice for real world entrepreneurs. More about Daymond John.


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