BEND, Ore. (Oct. 10, 2016)—Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt is proud to again serve as a title sponsor of the annual Bend Venture Conference, the largest Angel Conference in the Pacific Northwest, hosted this week by Economic Development for Central Oregon.

“We empower makers and visionaries and understand that innovative companies need innovative counsel, and fast-growing companies need a team that can support them at every stage,” said Brenna Legaard, Schwabe’s Technology Industry Group Leader “We are happy to continue to support this event and the community at-large by acting as a lead voice and advocate for tech sector growth.”

The Bend Venture Conference provides early and growth stage companies an opportunity to vie for investment and cash prizes. In the past two years, participants have generated roughly $2 million in investments, helping support Economic Development for Central Oregon’s goal of attracting/creating middle class jobs in central Oregon.   

This sponsorship is part of Schwabe’s ongoing commitment to help companies grow from startup and business formation through development to protect clients’ inventions and brands. Schwabe maintains deep relationships with various angel, venture and private equity players to foster connections with emerging companies. Attorneys have held leadership positions in a number of entrepreneurial support organizations and continue to serve on the Board of EDCO.

The Bend Venture Conference will be held on Oct. 13-14 at the historic Tower Theatre in Bend.

Schwabe corporate attorney Trevor Livingston will present at the Thursday pre-conference on “Capital Raising for Startups; Knowing Your Options and Complying with the Law.”

About Bend Venture

The Bend Venture Conference is an annual conference hosted by the non-profit organization the Economic Development for Central Oregon. The conference consists of early and growth stage companies competing for investments from angel investors. For more information visit

Ewelina Kajak, (503)796-2485 

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