Title Sponsors

Schwabe,  Williamson & Wyatt




Site Design By

Fifth Annual Bend Venture unConference

Join us at the unConference on Thursday afternoon to be part of lively, casual discussions while enjoying the best of Central Oregon's tastes and tech talent

Central Oregon Beer + Founders + Hackers + Usergroups + Concept Presentations = The Bend Venture unConference

Unconference Logo Web.png

Thursday, October 16, 2014
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Pre-registration required

Logistics: This year we are located at 1001 SW Emkay Dr. 97702 tech building 

Please note that registration is included with all BVC tickets. Not attending BVC? Sign up here. (Only registered attendees will receive an email with information about location, parking, and transportation.)

What's the agenda at the 2014 unConference?
Unconference Attendees.jpegPresentation this year are going to be concept-stage companies competing for a wild-card entry into the Bend Venture Conference. These pitches will be 3 minutes each (no slides) with 5 minutes of discussion:

2:00 - 2:30: Welcome Networking
2:30 - 3:30: BVC WildCard Pitches - Round 1
3:45 - 4:45: BVC WildCard Pitches - Round 2
5:00: End of Voting & Winner Announcement

FoundersPad Concept Pitch Competition

FoundersPad, the startup accelerator in Bend, works with a select few companies for an intense 12-week bootcamp on Lean Startup Principles, Customer Development, and - you guessed it - pitching for investment funds.  Concept-stage companies will pitch their hearts out to convince the crowd that they deserve the coveted "Wild Card" spot to pitch in the Concept Stage Competition at BVC the next day. The pitches are fast, the passion is high, the reward is $10,000 and it all comes down to your vote - this is an event you don't want to miss!

What else?

Silipint Bend Ale Trail.jpgHow about a flowing keg of great local beer, a huge expo with information about local tech user groups and other community-minded organizations, the Concept Stage Pitches... and YOU.

Created four years ago by the local Tech Alliance and its co-working space, TechSpaceBend, the unConference gives a nod to Central Oregon's incredibly talented techies - both those who have a gig with a local shop, and many more who've found their telecommuting heaven right here in the High Desert.   

See you there.