Bend Venture Conference is a conference hosted by EDCO, and has been held since 2004. The conference is known as the largest Angel Conference in the Pacific Northwest.
The conference is held annually, and has awarded over $10 million to 37 different companies from 2013 to 2018. Attendee numbers reach around 600 people, and in 2018 the conference had 50 investors, and it was joined by over 70 companies to celebrate awards, investments, and prizes.
There are three competition categories to win in, including the Growth Stage Competition, the Early Stage Competition, and the Impact Competition. The Growth Stage Competition is for companies with a proven concept and have initial revenues. Early Stage Competition is for companies with a strong idea and are close to proof of concept. Impact Competition is meant for for-profit companies who have a mission with a measurable social or environmental impact.
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