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.


Applications Open for 2018 WAC

Hemex Health (pictured) shared the 2017 WAC investment with Diatomix. 

2015 Winner

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.