EDCO hosts over 50 events a year that connect the business community with networking, new ideas, and fun. Make sure to sign up to stay informed about our upcoming events.
• Monthly Central Oregon PubTalks
• Bend Venture Conference
• Civil War Rally & Auction
• EDCO Annual Luncheon
• Annual EDCO Board Member Meeting
EDCO hosts the region’s most popular business events, and our event sponsors enjoy focused, impactful exposure to the business community. Contact Erin Reilly to learn more about available sponsorship opportunities.
Upcoming EDCO Events
September 2019 PubTalk: Road to BVC
Thursday, September 26, 2019
McMenamins – Downtown Bend
The biggest PubTalk of the year is just around the corner!
This high-energy event showcases the Bend Venture Conference Early Stage semi-finalists as they deliver fast-paced, three-minute pitches to a sold-out crowd. The audience and an expert panel of judges will vote to decide which five companies advance to present at BVC on October 17-18, 2019. With the largest crowd of the year, the action will be live-streamed throughout McMenamins. NEW: This year’s event will also include outdoor seating.
5:00 – 6:00 pm Networking, drinks and appetizers
6:00 – 7:30 pm Company Presentations
Made in Crook County Tour
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Railway’s Freight Depot
We are three weeks away from Prineville/Crook County Economic Development’s Second Annual Made in Crook County Tour. We will have the opportunity to tour Phase 2 Extraction, Northwest Sign Recycling and end with a tour of the City of Prineville Railway’s Freight Depot and lunch catered by El Sancho‘s taco cart.
Learn about the boom in CBD products and how they are being processed locally, as well as how municipality signs are being recycled and re-purposed on a national scale. Don’t wait to reserve your seat for this free, industry-focused event in Crook County.
Parking and registration will be located at the Railway’s Freight Depot and we will be transported to the industrial park and back via charter bus.
Bend Venture Conference
October 17th and 18th, 2019
Tower Theatre, Downtown Bend
The Bend Venture Conference, hosted by EDCO, is the largest Angel Conference in the Pacific Northwest.
Last year, 600 attendees, 50 prominent investors, and over 70 companies joined us for a celebration of entrepreneurship and innovation. Over the past five years, investments, awards and prizes upwards of $10 million were awarded to 38 companies as a result of the conference.
For more information to attend or present, visit bendvc.edcoinfo.com/.
November 2019 PubTalk
Thursday, November 21, 2019
McMenamins – Downtown Bend
EDCO’s Central Oregon PubTalk is a monthly happy hour bringing together different facets of the business community to network, share ideas and further local businesses.
November’s speakers and pitching companies to be announced.