September PubTalk

The September PubTalk is the largest of the year!

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September’s PubTalk, on Thursday the 22nd, will showcase 10 Early Stage companies pitching for audience vote with a chance to move on to the 13th Annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC) on October 14th. The 10 semifinalists will each present quick, three minutes pitches and audience vote sends five finalists to the BVC stage for a chance to win a $15,000 cash prize, courtesy of BendBroadband Business.

This is EDCO’s largest PubTalk of the year and the largest PubTalk event in the state. Over 300 people will attend this sold out event, so make sure to register in advance and show up early to ensure your front row or movie theater seat. Make your vote count!

Title Sponsors

                     columbia bank        Karnopp Stacked      BendBroadband business logo (Concept Stage Award Sponsor)


2016 Bend Venture Conference: October 13-14

The Bend Venture Conference (BVC), connecting Social Impact, Early Stage and Growth Stage companies with investment opportunities, is the largest Angel Conference in the Pacific Northwest. This premier regional event attracts more than 450 top entrepreneurs, investors and business leaders. Held at the historic Tower Theatre in beautiful downtown Bend, Oregon, the BVC has expanded to two days’ worth of networking and educational opportunities including:

Thursday, October 13th
Pre-conference Seminars
Social Impact Competition and Keynote
Broken Top Pre-conference Networking Reception
Friday, October 14th
Full-day conference featuring the Early and Growth Stage Competitions and keynote address

Advanced registration is available only online. Due to facility capacity, space is limited and early registration is encouraged. For more information, go to Bend Venture Conference



2nd Annual Civil War Rally & Auction: November 9th

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Weeks before the Ducks and Beavers face off in Corvallis, EDCO and Boys & Girls Clubs of Bend (BGCB) are teaming up to host the 2nd Annual The Civil War Rally & Auction at the Riverhouse Convention Center in Bend. On November 9th, this spirited rally will bring business leaders, parents, community members and alumni together in friendly rivalry and fun to support BGCB’s youth development programs as well as Central Oregon’s long-term economic prosperity.

And it won’t be your ordinary auction. From the moment attendees step out of their cars, they will feel the energy and excitement of heading to a game. And just like fans tailgating or cheering at a game, they get to kick back and have fun, while raising critical funds for a stronger economic future.

Tickets will be on sale soon! For more information visit the Civil War Rally & Auction website.