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