whurkin’ It: Bend-based whurk Introduces Mobile App

The founder of whurk Rob Dumas said recently that the Bend-based startup has been moving at “startup pace” since we last spoke with him. And Dumas (previously w/ Internmatch, Dice and Monster) is not joking. The company’s platform, which connects brands to an ever-ready college “whurkforce,” introduced the first version of its mobile app this […]


Bend Bioscience Event & New Website

Some of Bend’s most exciting startups are in the bioscience field, and the bioscience startup cluster recently rechristened itself the Bend Bioscience Consortium. Their goal is to connect and cultivate the sector in Central Oregon and launched their new website, www.bendbio.org, to that end.

Running Hands Free! Meet kidRunner’s New Ambassador Team

One of our recent #50startups, kidRunner, has announced its 2015 Ambassador team — a group of elite runners, adventure athlete, everyday running parents, retail partners and sponsors. If you recall, kidRunner is the Bend company that has invented a new running stroller that you pull behind you instead of push. Because using arms = good. 


Meet Oregon’s First Lifesize Robot

The Homebrew Technology Club of Oregon is excited to announce a meetup on 4/1/15, to gather with fellow technie Bendites and meet Baxter, one of only 150 life-size robots available so far and the first in Oregon. It’s 6’3″, 250 lbs, easily trainable, and able to work alongside humans.