Because You’re My Favorite: News + Jobs Roundup

Today we offer up a tasty jambalaya of news and jobs announcements that have been simmering on the stove that is our email. Did I take that metaphor too far? I think that was too much. First up, some news. We were pumped to see that Cairn is a finalist for the Oregon Entrepreneur Network […]

Did Someone Say Cocktail Reception? Bend Design, Swivel and Bend Venture Conferences Fill Packed Week

Clear your calendars friends. Because the second full week of October is shaping up to be a quick succession of Bend conferences focused on creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship. The week begins with the marketing conference Swivel (formerly Bend Webcam). It ends with the Bend Venture Conference. And now the inaugural Bend Design Conference will squeeze […]

Jobs Roundup: G5, Kollective, Tech Soft 3D Are Hiring

Apologies for the blog being a bit slow this week. Bend’s tech and startup community is alive and well, this blogger has just been on a small vacation. But vacation’s nearly over! Now as summer rounds into fall, you may be thinking that you could use a little change. Maybe you could try a new Kombucha […]

Cascade Angels Invests $100k in Bend-Based Odysys

Cascade Angels Fund announced today that it has invested $100,000 in Bend-based start-up Odysys, Inc. (one of our #50startups). According to the news release, the Cascade Angels team was impressed with the Odysys platform, which helps independent hotels improve their digital marketing efforts. The company launched its product this spring and is already generating revenue. “We […]


FoodFu Selected to Pitch at Google Summer of Apps

As our old friend Ferris Bueller likes to say “Life moves pretty fast.” Lisa and Jim Sipe know what he means. The pair launched FoodFu, an interactive cooking competition app at the end of July. This week? Well, they’ll be pitching the app at Google as part of the Summer of Apps Eating & Drinking […]


Meet Kollective at Open House Aug. 27th

Kollective has been in Silicon Valley for more than a decade, but the tech company recently opened an office in Bend. Stay tuned for more on them later this week. The company moved a dozen of its SV employees to a new space in the 1001 Tech Center (and they’re hiring more people here. See […]