E::Space Labs Hosts Grand Opening Oct. 18

If you have an interest in engineering or a hardware product you’ve been wanting to create, then we’ve got just the place for you. E::Space Labs, a new membership-based engineering lab in Bend , is hosting an open house from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 18. The lab provides hardware designers, inventors, entrepreneurs, startups […]

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OnBoard Dynamics Hosts Open House Next Week

OnBoard Dynamics, one of our #50startups and purveyor of innovative, on-vehicle natural gas compression technology, is hosting an open house from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15. CEO Rita Hansen says that so many people are going to be in town for the Bend Venture Conference, that hosting a little get together just […]

Meet the 5 Growth Stages Finalists For BVC

Hang onto your hats. Because Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO), host of the Bend Venture Conference (BVC), announced today the five growth stage companies that will pitch at the conference later this month. The startups are vying for $500,000 in investments and cash prizes. The BVC investors selected the five finalists from a pool of […]

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#50startups: SteadyBudget Closes Seed Round, Hires Devs and Sales

Want to see Bend’s fledgling startup ecosystem working? Keep reading. We resume our #50startups project with SteadyBudget, a budgeting tool for PPC analysts, started by former G5 staffer Jon Davis. That’s alum from one startup starting another. Like they do. SteadyBudget just closed its seed round of funding and is focused on growing its customer base. They’re […]

Get Your Tix for the “What Builds Bend” Event Thursday

Well, looks like you have plans on Thursday night. Built Oregon, a digital magazine featuring Oregon entrepreneurs and companies, is hosting a panel discussion in Bend highlighting several local businesses. The event, “What Builds Bend? Why Craft is Good Business in Central Oregon,” features company leaders from HydroFlask, Kialoa Paddles, Boneyard Brewing and Pacific Superfood […]

Guess What? You Can Now Order a kidRunner

We have a fun update from one of our #50startups: KidRunner recently announced that you can now pre-order a kidRunner — essentially a hands-free, pull-behind-you jogging stroller. After years of R&D and hundreds of miles of test runs and that one time Max King won a race pulling his daughter in a kidRunner, the company […]