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What's Included in Your BVC Ticket
Ticket Type
Pre-Conference Seminars
Social Impact Competition
Pre-Conference
Networking Reception
BVC Full Day
including Keynote
Winners' Reception
EDCO Member
$229
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Non-Member

$299
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Student
$115
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Social Impact
$49
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Pre-Conference
Networking Reception

$149
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Applying Company Fee
(required)
$99
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*The Top 10 Growth Stage, Early Stage and Social Impact companies will be given one (1) complimentary ticket to attend the conference. Admission includes access to the pre-conference seminars, Social Impact competition and pre-conference networking reception on 10/19, and one (1) ticket to the Bend Venture Conference on 10/20 at the Tower Theatre (including a dine around ticket for lunch). Finalists will receive one (1) additional complimentary ticket for a colleague, spouse, etc.

 

Conference Agenda

WEDNESDAY | OCTOBER 18, 2017

Evening
Venture Out Festival hosted by Bend Outdoor Worx (BOW)

  • Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St., Bend, OR 97701

THURSDAY | OCTOBER 19, 2017

8:00 – 10:45am
Pre-Conference Seminars

  • Liberty Theater, 849 NW Wall St., Bend, OR 97701

Begin With the End in Mind: Making the Right Tax Decisions for a Startup Business with Evan Dickens, presented by Jones & Roth CPAs

Social Impact Structuring and Branding for Early Stage Companies moderated by Omar Contreras with panelists Lisa Schaures and Alex Bodnar, presented by Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt

Early Stage Funding Spectrum moderated by Ryan Trout, presented by U.S. Bank with panelists Jon Maroney (Oregon Angel Fund), Tom Schnell (Business Oregon), and Jeff Baker (Craft3)

1:00 – 3:30pm
Social Impact Competition and Keynote

  • Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St., Bend, OR 97701

5:30 – 8:00pm
Broken Top Networking Reception

  • Broken Top Club, 62000 Broken Top Dr., Bend, OR 97702

8:30 – 10:30pm
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt invite you to attend the Bend Venture After Party

  • Upstairs Private Room @ 900 Wall, Downtown Bend  |  Click here to RSVP!

FRIDAY | OCTOBER 20, 2017 | TOWER THEATRE

7:30 – 8:30am
Check-in at the Liberty Theater (two doors down from the Tower Theatre)

Continental Breakfast at the Tower Theatre

8:00 – 10:00am
Morning program, featuring Early Stage company pitches

10:00am
Keynote Presentation

11:10am
Sam Blackman tribute

11:15am
Past Winners Update and InventOR Student Pitch

11:45am
Dine Around Lunch

  • 900 Wall, Drake, Noi, 5 Fusion Restaurants

1:00 – 4:00pm
Afternoon program, featuring Growth Stage company pitches

4:00pm
Awards Reception at the Liberty Theater (two doors down from the Tower Theatre)

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The iconic Tower Theatre sets the stage for the BVC

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As Oregon’s largest angel conference, BVC takes place in downtown Bend at the historic Tower Theatre creating a high level of entrepreneurial activity and energy. Throughout the day attendees hear company pitches, breakaway for lunch to continue high level networking at nearby restaurants and take an active role in voting to determine the Early Stage winner.

Having BVC in the heart of Bend is also tradition. The conference has been held at the Tower Theatre since its inception in 2004. After more than a decade, attendees and participants are eager each year to see how the conference will be bigger and better than the previous years.


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Parking in Downtown Bend

Street parking in downtown Bend is limited and enforced at a 2-hour maximum. Attendees are urged to park two blocks from the Theatre at the Centennial Parking Plaza located at 61 NW Oregon Avenue (at Lava). After you park, look for the pay envelopes by the staircases. You’ll be paying $5 all day to park in the garage.

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