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Two guys, an idea and lots of sandpaper

When SnoPlanks founders James Nicol and Ryan Holmes won the BendBroadband Early Stage Award at the 2015 Bend Venture Conference, they were handed one of those comically huge checks for $15,000. A month later, Nicol is talking about the experience in SnoPlanks’ sanding room, which is bigger than that big check — though not by much.… Continue Reading

Two guys, an idea and lots of sandpaper

Video: Q&A with Early Stage Award finalist Outdoor Logic Solutions

The Bend Venture Conference, hosted by EDCO, is the largest angel conference in the Pacific Northwest. It’s also happening Oct. 15-16 at Bend’s Tower Theatre, where five finalists for the BendBroadband Early Stage Award will compete for a $15,000 prize that we’re proud to fund! In an effort to get to know the five finalists… Continue Reading

Video: Q&A with Early Stage Award finalist Radventure

The Bend Venture Conference, hosted by EDCO, is the largest angel conference in the Pacific Northwest. It’s also happening Oct. 15-16 at Bend’s Tower Theatre, where five finalists for the BendBroadband Early Stage Award will compete for a $15,000 prize that we’re proud to fund! In an effort to get to know the five finalists… Continue Reading

Video: Q&A with Early Stage Award finalist Radventure
Getting to Know the BVC Early Stage Finalists

Getting to Know the BVC Early Stage Finalists

Last week, EDCO announced the 10 finalists vying for the $15,000 BendBroadband Early Stage Award. Each of these companies is getting ready to deliver a fast, three-minute pitch at the September 24th PubTalk, when five will be chosen to present at The Tower Theatre on October 16th. We asked the finalists how they would spend… Continue Reading

Catching up with KidRunner

Numbers tend to grab headlines at the Bend Venture Conference. In 2014, the Northwest’s largest angel conference attracted more than 400 attendees, 50 prominent investors and 65 companies. Over $1 million was invested at BVC, including $250,000 for Amplion Research and $100,000 for for Poachedjobs. The numbers grab headlines, of course, because they’re impressive. But… Continue Reading