Bend Venture Conference
The Bend Venture Conference (BVC), hosted by EDCO and partially sponsored by Business Oregon, is the largest Angel Conference in the Pacific Northwest. More than 465 attendees, 50 prominent investors, and 65 companies joined us for a celebration of entrepreneurship and innovation. Investment, awards, and prizes of close to $1 million opened the opportunity for multiple winners at the 2015 conference! At the 2015 BVC, there were two categories of competition, Early Stage and Growth Stage, with five finalists (companies) selected in each category. In 2016, we're adding a Social Impact Track with a target investment amount of $25,000-$100,000, with $25,000 already committed (some of which are matching dollars).
Location: Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St., Bend, OR 97701
Register online at the Conference Registration site
Cascade Chapter AUVSI Fall Symposium
Save the date October 20-21, 2016, for the Cascade Chapter of AUVSI's Fall Symposium. This year's focus will be autonomous systems and robotics. The symposium will be in a TED-event format. If you work in Aerospace, Defense, Semiconductor, or related industries you may be interested in attending. Watch the Cascade Chapter's Web site for details as they are published.
Supply Chain Opportunities Conference - Roundtable
The Supply Chain Conference will help companies develop new knowledge, new contacts, and new business ventures. Several 25-minute roundtables will provide manufacturers and procurement representatives opportunities to network with contractors and suppliers throughout the Northwest. Key presentations from large manufacturers sharing supply chain opportunities will include: Chris O'Claire, VP, Operations & Supply Chain Director, Esterline Controls & Comms Systems; Denise Cooper, Procurement Governance, Daimler Trucks; and Robin Tate, Director of Materials, FLIR Systems.
Location: Holiday Inn Portland Airport, 8439 NE Columbia Blvd. Portland, OR 97220
Register at www.pndc.us or call 1-888-701-7632.