Have you ever met someone for coffee and suddenly found yourself wearing a pair of Oculus virtual reality goggles? And then you’re flying through space dodging space rocks and making embarrassing “whoa” noises but you don’t care because you’re flying! If that doesn’t happen to you, then you probably need to have coffee with Justin […]
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We’ve got several great #50startups lined up, but we wanted to take a minute and catch up with some of the startups we’ve previously interviewed. Here’s some news from around Central Oregon startupland, including hirings, job openings, pitching, fundraising and more. And more.
Just in case you missed it, Niki Singlaub, founder of the Hydaway Bottle really, truly killed (in a good way) Kickstarter. His fundraising campaign for a collapsible water bottle ended Friday with $263,086 in total from 5,783 backers. Singlaub had set the campaign’s goal of $20,000 and did a lot of preparation to ensure he got there.
By Moe Carrick and Rane Johnson-Stempson
Tor Naerheim and Hans Blielat grew up only one street apart, and discovered by chance 20 years later that they both ended up in Bend. They launched TorHans in 2010 to “conspire against the wind” by offering aerodynamic hydration products for athletes based on a void Hans, a former pro racer and Southwest Airlines pilot, […]
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