Handful Selected as Finalist at the Bend Venture Conference Hosted by EDCO

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The Handful team will compete against four other companies for substantial funding

PORTLAND, OR- October 18, 2017

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Handful™, an active lifestyle company that creates sports bras designed to “Flatter, not Flatten®,” and apparel that supports grabbing life by the handful, has been selected as one of the finalists at the 14th Annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC) , taking place October 19th - 20th, 2017.

The Bend Venture Conference is the largest angel conference in the Pacific Northwest. Hosted by EDCO, a non-profit corporation supported by private and public members, the events mission is to help finance promising business startups to create middle-class jobs in Central Oregon.

Handful was selected to be a finalist at the Bend Venture Conference after a presentation this past September by Handful CEO and Founder, Jennifer Ferguson. Ferguson will be presenting on stage in the Growth Stage Company Competition, a category open to companies that have a proven concept, have generated initial revenues, and are prepared to scale quickly with investment.

Ferguson and Jody Filkins, CFO and COO for Handful, will then answer a series of questions following the presentation.

Last year, over 600 attendees, 50 prominent investors, and 89 companies attended the 2016 Bend Venture Conference. Investments, awards, and prizes of nearly $4 million were part of the celebration of entrepreneurship and innovation. The winner of the Growth Stage category earned $1.75 million in funding. This year, Handful will be competing against four other companies including: Drone Complier, InvestiPro, LeadMethod, and tripgrid.

For more information about the presentations and to stay connected to the competition, follow @bendventure and @handfulbra and the hashtags #BENDVC #EDCOINFO #INBEND on social media outlets.

About Handful™

Handful is a thriving business run by women who share a passion for encouraging active women of all ages to live life to the fullest. We are active, we are versatile, and we are one of a kind. We believe the world needs more dreamers and can-do spirits and a lot less negative, “no you can’t” messages. We’ve made it our mission to support women, no matter what life throws their way, and it is our core purpose to promote and enhance women’s self-esteem with a special focus on reaching the 1 in 8 women who will be diagnosed with breast cancer each year. www.handful.com

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