Meet Venture Partners at June’s Central Oregon PubTalk


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Summer is here and that means applications for the Bend Venture Conference (BVC) are about to open! Join us at Central Oregon PubTalk as Luis Balderas Villagrana, Program Director at Venture Partners, shares news of their exciting new partnership with the BVC.


Keynote Presentation:
Winners and Losers — How regulation shapes and is shaped by entrepreneurship

Corey Owens, CEO, Bonta Gelato; Former CMO, Metropolis Technologies; Former Head of Global Public Policy, WeWork

Company Pitch:
Ben Moreno, Founder

Community Update:
Venture Partners
Luis Balderas Villagrana, Program Director

Venture Partners is an educational organization on a mission to diversify the decision-makers in venture capital and entrepreneurship by providing practical education that eliminates traditional wealth and status entry barriers, VC internships, and developing actionable research to build evidence-based tools for more equitable investment practices.

Luis Balderas Villagrana, Program Director at Venture Partners, is a dedicated professional passionate about innovation and community empowerment. His career in entrepreneurship includes roles at the Portland State University Center for Entrepreneurship, Oregon Entrepreneurs Network, TiE Oregon, Emerge, and Next Up Oregon. As a first-generation individual, Luis’s journey offers him a unique perspective on the power of education and opportunity, motivating his commitment to paving the way for future innovators.

Thursday, June 27
Worthy Brewing
4:30pm Networking | 5:30pm Program
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Founded in 1994 by the late Pamela Hulse Andrews, Cascade Business News (CBN) became Central Oregon’s premier business publication. •

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