Hosted by EDCO, it's the largest Angel Conference in the Pacific Northwest!
Having BVC in the heart of Bend is a tradition. The conference has been held at the Tower Theatre since its inception in 2004. After more than a decade, attendees and participants are eager each year to see how the conference will be bigger and better than the previous years.
At the 2015 BVC, there were two categories of competition, Early Stage and Growth Stage, with five finalists (companies) selected in each category. In 2016, we’re adding a Social Impact Track with a target investment amount of $25,000-$100,000, with $25,000 already committed (some of which are matching dollars).
The Bend Venture Fund, 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 and limited to accredited investors. In 2015, the fund raised over $372K, allocated to Perfect Company and Odysys (with close to $600K in additional funds committed to finalists from other institutional and private sources). It is anticipated that the fund should exceed historical investment levels in 2016, with all prospective transactions subject to due diligence.