Willamette Angels Conference

Connecting early-stage companies with the capital they need to grow

About Us


The Willamette Angels Conference is an exciting component of the South Willamette’s startup ecosystem.

Founded in 2009, the Willamette Angel Conference (WAC) is an investment conference, connecting early stage and seed startups with angel and venture investors. The WAC is a joint venture of the Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce, Oregon RAIN, and the Corvallis Chamber of Commerce designed to advance the entrepreneurial development movement within Oregon and the Willamette Valley.

The Willamette Angel Conference alternates between the communities of Eugene and Corvallis each year. Entrepreneurs and startups submit business plans for review and coaching, ultimately vying for an investment made by the WAC investor LLC.

In its nine-year history, the Willamette Angel Conference has invested over $3 million in early-stage businesses. The WAC continues to attract around 200 people to the conference each year.

WAC 2018

The 2018 Willamette Angels Conference is May 16-17 at the Downtown Athletic Club in Eugene, Oregon.

WAC Sponsor Logo - OSU
WAC Sponsor Logo - UofO
WAC Sponsor Logo - Business Oregon
WAC Sponsor Logo - Tonkon Torp
WAC Sponsor Logo - Elevate
WAC Sponsor Logo - Palo Alto Software
WAC Sponsor Logo - Jones and Roth
WAC Sponsor Logo - DAC
WAC Sponsor Logo - Revolution Design Group
WAC Sponsor Logo - ONAMI
WAC Sponsor Logo - RAIN
WAC Sponsor Logo - Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce
WAC Sponsor Logo - Corvallis Chamber of Commerce
WAC Sponsor Logo - PEAK Internet
WAC Sponsor Logo - TJs Gardens
WAC Sponsor Logo - Selco CCU