EVs, food delivery, women's apparel and biotech big winners at Bend Venture Conference 2022

Portland Business Journal

January 4, 2023

Seven companies landed investment at the 2022 Bend Venture Conference. Bend Venture Conference

Seven companies walked away with checks totaling $665,000 from this year’s Bend Venture Conference.

A big winner from the two-day investment conference was Portland-based Photon Marine, which collected $235,000. The company won one of the conference investments under the impact category snagging $45,000 from the BVC Impact LLC. It also landed a $150,000 investment from Elevate Capital and its Innovation Gap Fund II and $40,000 from Portland Seed Fund.

Photon Marine is the latest company from Portland entrepreneur Marcelino Alvarez, who is working with co-founders Tara Russell, Nick Schoeps and Charles Steinback to build high-powered electric outboard motors for commercial boats.

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