EDCO Events

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
• Annual EDCO Board Member Lunch
• 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 Events

September PubTalk

Thursday, September 27, 2018
McMenamins Old St. Francis School, Bend, Oregon

The biggest PubTalk of the year! Bend Venture Conference Early Stage semi-finalists will deliver three-minute pitches, then the audience and an expert panel will vote to decide which five go on to present at the Bend Venture Conference, October 18-19.

Early Stage semi-finalists:

  1. Doing (Portland, Ore.) – A platform that allows businesses to curate and embed events for their clientele.
  2. Ella & Oak (Bend, Ore.) – An online bridal marketplace for plus-size brides bringing the “try and buy” experience home to consumers before making the big purchase.
  3. LifeExec (Bend, Ore.) – A life management web application that allows clients to securely store information and distribute communications during any life event.
  4. LuDela (Bend, Ore.) – Bringing smart technology to the scented candle space.
  5. mimble (Portland, Ore.) – A financial savings app designed to create and track savings goals.
  6. Plover, Inc. (Portland, Ore.) – A carwash machine that utilizes computer vision and modern robotics to clean cars using only steam and water.
  7. Raaft (Bend, Ore.) – Provider of easy-to-use software that helps software as a service (SAAS) companies reduce customer cancellations.
  8. Rogue Approach (Bend, Ore.) – Developer of an unmanned aircraft hybrid-electric powertrain to significantly extend flight time.
  9. ShoeBio (Corvallis, Ore.) – A sneaker searching platform that scours over 360 websites to help you find the best price on your favorite sneakers.
  10. ZibaHub (Portland, Ore.) – A professional social networking platform connecting health and beauty practitioners to jobs, customers, and each other.

5:00 pm to 5:45 pm Networking – Drinks and appetizers
5:45 pm to 7:45 pm Early Stage semi-finalists Presentations

$25 EDCO members | $35 non-members
Admission includes one drink and appetizers

Become a member here or contact Heidi Hausner at 541-388-3236 X7 for more information

Tickets available Here

Title Sponsors

Supporting Sponsors

2018 Early Stage Investor Sponsor



15th Annual Bend Venture Conference

October 18-19, 2018
Bend, Oregon
For More Info, visit: www.bendvc.com

About the Bend Venture Conference (BVC)
Now in its 15th year, BVC, hosted by EDCO, is one of the largest angel conferences in the country. Over the past four years, more than $7.8 million has been invested in 34 companies as a result of the conference. This year, over 600 entrepreneurs, investors, and business leaders are expected to attend the multi-day conference on October 18-19, in Bend, Oregon. For more information, visit www.bendvc.com.

This year’s keynotes will feature Bloomberg’s Anchor and Executive Producer and the best-selling author of Brotopia, Emily Chang, as well as the Senior Director of Social Innovation at Indiegogo, Breanna DiGiammarino.

Tickets to attend available here

Event Questions?
Contact Erin Reilly at ereilly@edcoinfo.com or 541-388-3236 x3.

Title Sponsors



2018 Early Stage Sponsor



Mark Your Calendars!

November PubTalk

Thursday, November 15, 2018
McMenamins Old St. Francis School, Bend, Oregon

EDCO’s Central Oregon PubTalk is a happy hour aimed at bringing together different facets of the business community in one place to network, share ideas and further local businesses.

Keynote Speaker: To be Announced
Company Pitches: To be Announced
Company Update: To be Announced

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm Networking – Drinks and appetizers
6:00 pm to 6:45 pm Company Presentations
6:45 pm to 7:30 pm Keynote Speaker

$25 EDCO members | $35 non-members
Admission includes one drink and appetizers

Become a member here or contact Heidi Hausner at 541-388-3236 X7 for more information