Willamette Angels Conference

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

About Us


The Willamette Angel 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 Corvallis Chamber of Commerce, and the Regional Accelerator & Innovation Network, 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 eight-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 2017

The 2017 Willamette Angel Conference is May 11th in Corvallis, Oregon. Located at the historic Whiteside Theatre, the 2017 WAC is innovating and incorporating new ideas. This year, the WAC kicks-off with a VIP Brunch followed by a half-day conference full of exciting company pitches, entrepreneurial and angel awards, and a dynamic keynote speaker. The day will end with a high-energy reception attracting nearly 400 Eugene and Corvallis business leaders, investors and entrepreneurs.


Agility Robotics and Code3Simulator Announced

Winners of 2016 Willamette Angels Conference

(Eugene Johnson/E. W. Johnson Photography)
(Eugene Johnson/E. W. Johnson Photography)

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.