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OVER $1.8 MILLION IN FUNDING AWARDED AT THE 2018 BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE

2018 Bend Venture Conference

OVER $1.8 MILLION IN FUNDING AWARDED AT THE 2018 BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE, BRINGING THE FIVE YEAR TOTAL TO NEARLY $10 MILLION Seven Companies across Three Competition Categories Take Home Investments and Cash Prizes BEND, OR – October 19, 2018 – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) hosted the 15th Annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC) to […]

2018 BVC Growth & Impact Finalists Announced

EDCO ANNOUNCE FINALISTS FOR THE GROWTH STAGE AND IMPACT CATEGORIES ADVANCING TO THE BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE, OCTOBER 18 & 19 BEND, Ore. – October 4, 2018 – Today, Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) announced the Growth Stage and Impact companies advancing to the 15th Annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC) on Thursday, October 18 – […]

EDCO Announces the 2018 BVC Early Stage Finalists

EDCO ANNOUNCES THE FIVE EARLY STAGE FINALISTS TO PRESENT AT THE 15TH ANNUAL BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE OCTOBER 18-19 Finalists Chosen During Last Night’s Sold Out PubTalk BEND, Ore. – September 28, 2018 – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) announces the Top Five Early Stage Finalists advancing to the 15th Annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC) […]

We’re Hiring – Prineville/Crook County Economic Development Director

We're Hiring Prineville Economic Development Directo

BEND, Ore. (September 6, 2018) – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) works to build a stronger, more stable and diversified local economy.  We are currently looking for a Prineville/Crook County Economic Development Director to execute the plans and programs of business retention/expansion and recruitment for projects, and assist in creating or retaining key employment […]

2018 BVC Keynote Speakers Announced

THE 15TH ANNUAL BVC TICKETS ON SALE; KEYNOTE SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED featuring BLOOMBERG’S EMILY CHANG, INDIEGOGO’S BREANNA DIGIAMMARINO BEND, OR (August 23, 2018) – The Bend Venture Conference (BVC), one of the most prestigious entrepreneur events in the Pacific Northwest, has announced two keynote speakers for the fall conference: Bloomberg Technology host and best-selling author Emily Chang, […]

2016 BVC WINNER RFPIO PROVIDES BVC INVESTORS WITH SECOND EXIT IN ONE MONTH

2016 BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE WINNER RFPIO PROVIDES BVC INVESTORS WITH SECOND EXIT IN ONE MONTH To Date, the Fastest Exit for a BVC Company, at Approximately 18 Months BEND, Ore. – July 24, 2018 – On Tuesday, 2016 Bend Venture Conference (BVC) winner RFPIO announced a $25 million investment from K1 Investment Management LLC, making […]

EDCO’s Traveling to Outdoor Retailer This July

EDCO’S HEADING TO OUTDOOR RETAILER THIS JULY SHOWCASING LOCAL COMPANIES SITTING AT THE INTERSECTION OF OUTDOOR + NATURAL PRODUCTS BEND, OR (July 19, 2018) – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) is heading to Outdoor Retailer next week with the Oregon Outdoor Alliance and a slew of Central Oregon outdoor companies. Outdoor Retailer is North America’s […]

2008 BVC Winner Jama Software Receives $200 Million in Additional Funding

2008 BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE WINNER JAMA SOFTWARE RECEIVES $200 MILLION IN ADDITIONAL FUNDING To Date, One of the Biggest Investment Rounds for a Portland Company 2008 BVC, LLC Accepts Offer to Exit BEND, Ore. – June 28, 2018 – On Tuesday, 2008 Bend Venture Conference (BVC) winner Jama Software announced a $200 million growth equity investment, […]

The Local’s Story: InvestiPro

Composite Approach

The Local’s Story: InvestiPro The third video in our Local’s Story series highlights a company that won big at the 2017 Bend Venture Conference. Follow the story of InvestiPro‘s founder, Dana Barbato, as she goes from a Human Resources professional in the restoration sector to running her own company. Her cloud-based platform guides HR professionals […]

SnoTemp Cold Storage to Open Refrigerated Warehouse in Redmond

SnoTemp Cold Storage

SnoTemp Cold Storage to Open Refrigerated Warehouse in Redmond Slated to open early 2019, the 40,000 sq. ft. warehouse will serve Central Oregon’s growing food and beverage industry Redmond, Ore. – SnoTemp Cold Storage recently announced plans to build a 40,000 sq. ft. temperature controlled warehouse in Redmond, Ore, making this SnoTemp’s third Oregon location. […]