2015 BVC unConference

If you’ve been craving to connect with people in the outdoor, bio-science, tech, brewing, or food & beverage industries, you’ll want to take part in our new unConference event: speed networking sponsored by OSU Cascades.

Or if you’re trying to win a wild-card concept spot at the Bend Venture Conference (a $15k award) then this is the place for you.

Did we mention it’s free? And no BVC ticket required.

2015 BVC unConference

BendTECH is proud to host the 6th Annual Bend Venture unConference on Thursday, Oct 15 at 1001 SW Emkay Dr.

The highlight of the evening is the pitch competition: it’s an open opportunity for anyone (seriously anyone) to pitch their business in 3 minutes (no slides) and vie for a wildcard spot in the BVC concept stage competition the next day. The unConference attendees will vote to decide which presenter moves on.


A few details:

– There will be plenty of parking available at the building

– Bring a coat if the weather is cool.. we may have the garage doors up

– If you’d like to pitch, just show up and put your name in a timeslot on the whiteboard

– A ticket to BVC is not required to attend the unConference

– The speed networking event runs from 12:30 -1:45pm

– The pitch competition runs from 2 – 4:30pm


A big thank you to Becca Williams from Red Plate Foods for her help with the event.

Our sponsors!

Summit Bank Logo

Worthy Brewing Logo

And our generous donor!

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James Gentes

CEO at Tend.ai
James is a huge fan of Bend's startup scene. He is responsible for creating the BendTech coworking space at 1001 SW Emkay during his many years as board member and president of the Tech Alliance of Central Oregon.

He loves to write code, is passionate about design, and runs StartupCommunity.org as a side hobby. He sold his previous company that he started in Bend, 'The Social Business' to Innovation Garden in New York.

You can reach James by email at [email protected].