BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) – Economic Development for Central Oregon will host the 17th Annual Bend Venture Conference on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 15-16, both in-person and virtually. Tickets are on sale now.
For the safety of those attending, the in-person conference will be spread out across multiple locations in downtown Bend to allow for proper social distancing. Further details involving exact locations, speakers and agenda will be announced in the coming weeks.
BVC will also be livestreamed, expanding the reach of the conference outside of Bend’s physical borders, allowing for more people to participate in the event.
The Bend Venture Conference is once again featuring three competition categories: Growth Stage, Impact and Early Stage. Over 80 companies from across the United States applied to present at this year’s conference. The due diligence process is underway, which will determine the companies that make it to the Tower Theatre stage, with semi-finalist and finalist announcements being released leading up to the event.
This celebration of entrepreneurship will showcase inspiring companies while bringing in educational opportunities and speakers from across the country utilizing a mix of in-person and virtual programming. For updates on the event, visit bendvc.com.
About Bend Venture Conference (BVC)
The Bend Venture Conference is an annual celebration of entrepreneurship, innovation and connections. Now in its 17th year, BVC, is one of the largest angel conferences in the country. Over the past six years, more than $11 million has been invested in 38 companies as a result of the conference. This year’s conference will take place both in-person in Bend, Oregon, and virtually online on October 15-16, 2020, gathering entrepreneurs, investors and business leaders. bendvc.com
About Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO)
EDCO is a non-profit corporation supported by private and public members and stakeholders, whose mission is to create middle-class jobs in Central Oregon by recruiting new employers to move to the region; helping entrepreneurs start new, scalable businesses; and working with businesses that are already here to grow their operations. edcoinfo.com