Willamette Angels Conference
Connecting early-stage companies with the capital they need to grow
The Willamette Angels Conference is an exciting component of the South Willamette’s startup ecosystem. Founded in 2009, the Willamette Angels 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, Corvallis Benton County Economic Development Office, and Corvallis Chamber of Commerce designed to advance the entrepreneurial development movement within Oregon and the Willamette Valley.
The Willamette Angels 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 seven-year history, the Willamette Angels Conference has invested over $2 million in early-stage businesses.
Agility Robotics and Code3Simulator Announced Winners of 2016 Willamette Angels Conference
Eugene-based Moonshadow Mobile won an investment of more than $500,000 at the 7th Annual Willamette Angel Conference on May 14th in Corvallis, Oregon. Moodshadow Mobile, managed by CEO Eimar Boesjes, is an Oregon-based Internet technology company working on big data visualization and data management at one tenth the storage size and 100 times existing speeds. Moodshadow’s mission is to improve the way people understand, analyze and work with data.