Bonfire 2017

September 27-29, 2017

Presented by Seven Peaks Ventures

Bonfire is an exclusive event for visionary business leaders, venture capitalists, and select startup CEOs. It’s an opportunity to bring together both established and emerging entrepreneurs from across the country with the venture capital firms that back them to spark innovation. Nestled in the majestic Cascade Mountain range, Bonfire’s wide array of business visionaries and industry disruptors gather to expand their own boundaries via inspired keynote speakers, interactive panel discussions and cutting edge research in innovation.

Let’s face it, change is everywhere and certainly in how we invest and what companies we invest in. Bonfire creates a positive and supportive platform for sparking innovation in this industry as we continue to put the onus of innovation on smaller towns and cities outside Silicon Valley. This year’s Bonfire 2017 takes a look at tech investments through the lens of our Blindspots. What we can’t see is often more telling than what is apparent. Where are your blindspots in leadership? Financing? Economical growth? Innovation? Join us at Bonfire 2017 for compelling discussions and revealing stories that lend to growth and impact.

Conversations matter. Bring your stories and be prepared to be a part of the change.  There’s ample time to reconnect with familiar faces and have an opportunity to meet some of our dynamic keynote speakers connected to the tech industry. There’s also time to enjoy some Oregon-grown wines, scenic mountain biking, hiking and culinary delights from local organic farms in our region.

Bonfire inspires conversation because it originates from the shared human experience that we all want to succeed and we have all had successes, failures and everything in between. Whether the investment is in early stage or on the cusp of exiting, venture capitalists and CEOs share one common denominator: the entrepreneurial spirit, the passion that drives our work.

Bonfire offers a platform, via an extraordinary backdrop that is Bend, Oregon and allows CEOs and VCs to listen to one another where we don’t often have those opportunities to share our stories. Bonfire allows the voices outside of (and including) Silicon Valley to thrive and if we come to listen deeply will create the powerful economic opportunities that drive this industry.

Attendees & Speakers

Sanjay Dholakia

Former Marketo

Ross Baird

Village Capital

Michael Self

Stagedoto Ventures

Robert Davis

Microsoft

Jill Nelson

Ruby Receptionists

Prabhat Gupta

Megh Computing

Bruce Aust

NASDAQ

Grant Farwell

Matcherino

Drew Bledsoe

Doubleback Winery

Arvind Rajan

Cricket Health

Chris Canazaro

Silicon Valley Bank

Tia Newcomer

Kindara

Tom Gonser

DocuSign/Seven Peaks VC

Stephen Marsh

Smarsh

Shannon Keith

Sudara

Corey Schmid

Seven Peaks Ventures

Dino Vendetti

Seven Peaks Ventures

Martina Welkhoff

ConveneVR

Curt Roberts

Kickstart Seed Fund

Ashley Larson

Revolution Growth

Eric Rea

Podium

Adam Boehler

Landmark Health

Mark Smith

Ventana Research

Mary Hull

Stoel Rives

Jeff Baumgarner

VistaRiver Holdings

Mat Ellis

Cloudability

Loren Alhadeff

DocuSign

Sid Krommenhoek

Peak Ventures

Amy Doherty

Bonfire Event Coordinator

Tony Abena

Deloitte/Seven Peaks VC

Moe Carrick

Moementum

Matt Abrams

Seven Peaks Ventures

Kathryn Brown

ForEach

Mike Dinsdale

DoorDash

Jake Moseley

Silicon Valley Bank

Penelope Thompson

Salesforce

Adam Krynicki

Oregon State University

Brooke Pollack

Greenspring

Carmel Galvin

Glassdoor

David Ambrose

Element 22

Bret Larsen

eVisit

Marc Spier

Budgeta

James Walter

Finagraph

Mark Thompson

Cylance

Todd Terbeek

Citrix

Julie Harrelson

Cascade Angels

Lee Reeves

Cascadia Venture Catalyst

Ben Bulkley

Trellis Rx

Len Jordan

Madrona Venture Group

Ron Fritz

Tech Soft 3D

Ken Moyle

K6 Partners

Kirsten Morbeck

SpringRock Ventures

Mark Bonham

Stoel Rives

Ed Zschau

Inductus

Dave Parker

Seven Peaks Ventures

Vijay Nagappan

MHS Capital

Janice Levenhagen

ChickTech

Cliff Monlux

Ramp Equity Partners

Robert Pease

Cascade Angels

Marcelino Alvarez

Uncorked Studios

Nick Pappas

Philips Ventures

Paul Reynolds

Torch3D

Gordon Payne

Aerohive Networks

Thomas O'keefe

4-Tell

Geoff McDonald

Element Data

Carl Krupitzer

Thinglogix

Bill Welser

RAND Corporation

Bill Graff

Cerner

Jaennae Dinius

Denali Financial

Kyle Buehner

NAVIS

Jon Krogstad

Avidbank

Ray Costantini

Bright.md

Theresa Maloney

Cogenta Communications

James Billmaier

TurboPatent

Tom Williams

DealPoint.io

Molly Carroll

 Therapist, Author, Speaker

Bryan Hale

Resin.io

Bob Kelly

Ignition Partners

David Blake

ClientSuccess

Matthew Gregory

Ockam.io

Jon Simmons

Amari.ai

James Dirksen

Solutional Inc

Tore Steen

Crowdstreet

Meghan McClelland

Oregon Angel Fund

Jamil Bhatti

Knotel

John Kern

SnowLight Investment Partners

Zilaida Salgueiro

Locals Compass

Ryan Metzger

Madrona Venture Group

Sarah Daniels

Blue Canoe Learning

Patrick McKenna

High Ridge Global

Jake Hoskins

TripGrid

Kellee Franklin

Mindful Innovation Labs

Peter Howley

Howley Management Group

Brian Brasch

PRx Performance

Kevin Eckert

Stephens Inc

Geoff Schackmann

VistaRiver Holdings

Ron Sparks

Nike

David Boardman

URC Ventures

Will West

Silvervue

Rita Hansen

Onboard Dynamics

Greg Adams

Stabilitas

Josh Friedman

Doing.io

Chris Dishman

Denali Financial

Agenda

DAY 1

SEPTEMBER 27

Arrive at Sunriver Resort

Welcome & Kickoff

Breakout SessionsBlind Spots – We all have them

Cocktails & Lawn Games

Welcome Dinner

Keynote SpeakerSanjay Dholakia, CEO Journey Startup to IPO : Interviewed by Dave Parker, DKParker, Techstars, Seven Peaks

 


DAY 2

SEPTEMBER 28

Ross Baird, CEO Village Capital: Innovation Blind Spots

Panel I – Building your Tribe : Engineering the Right Team & BOD

Panel II – The One Metric that Matters… and all the rest

Break

Panel III – The Elders: Working w/ Corporates

Panel IV – The Global Responsibility of Tech…  Onus is on us

Panel V – Impact of Startups on the Health of the Economy

Lunch & Networking

Prescribed Play : Golf, Mountain Biking, Horseback Riding

Sunset Cocktails : Hosted by Drew Bledsoe, Doubleback Winery

Bonfire Pacific NW BBQ Dinner

Keynote SpeakerMolly Carroll, Therapist, Author, Speaker

The Bonfire & Music

 


DAY 3

SEPTEMBER 29

Bonfire Workshops Kickoff : Founder’s

Your Journey: Startup Lifecycle

Early vs. Growth Stage Tactics (*Expert Guides per Discipline)

Sales:
Your 1st Sales Team + Sales Strategies for Growth

Marketing:
Guerrilla Mktg on a Dime  + Building a Marketing Machine

Capital:
Raising (Seed & A) + Raising (B+ & Beyond)

Talent:
Hiring Your 1st 20 + Hiring / Managing Your 1st 100

Wrap up

                                        
                                       

 

Presenting Sponsor

Platinum Sponsors

Event Sponsors

DOUBLEBACK WINERY

Wine Sponsor

JLL

Living Room Sponsor

DELOITTE

CEO Workshop Sponsor

SUNRIVER RESORT

Resort Sponsor

GHOST VILLAGE FILMS

Event Captures Sponsor

CRATER LAKE SPIRITS

Swag Bag Sponsor

Content Sponsors