When it comes to testing Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), Oregon is geographically rich, boasting forested valleys, farmland, rivers, ocean beaches, large dry-land agricultural sites, bays, and a mountain peak reaching 10,000 feet.
Julia Junkin found herself at a juncture a few years ago. A licensed artist, she’d created designs for major retail brands via her ceramic company with product being sold throughout the country. But she wanted to change course and do something new.
Bend-based startup whurk has been chugging along in stealth mode, signing up its first clients and hiring a sales and executive team. But considering its founder’s brand-name resume, half-million in seed funding and an advisory board that includes some experienced tech and media veterans, this startup’s low profile likely won’t last long.
During the Thanksgiving holiday, we had a little contest, a battle of the brains if you will, to see who really, really knows about Bend startups. We posted this quiz. And people submitted their answers in hopes of winning a prize package that included: their picture on this very blog, a coffee card AND one […]
It seems like I can’t swing a dead cat (I’ve really been wanting to write that lately) without hitting a local startup that is wondering how to get more press. The question poses a conundrum for enterprising founders who see the benefit of increased exposure but have limited time, money, resources and money to focus […]
You know that natural gas line that serves your house or small business? What if you could also use it to fuel your car or truck? Onboard Dynamics is aiming to commercialize a technology that provides for natural gas compression on board your vehicle, basically allowing you to refuel anywhere there’s a low-pressure natural gas […]
Believe it or not (but really it’s true) we’ve already completed the first 10 of our #50startups project. It seems like we started only yesterday. Sniff. This week we’re seeing who was paying attention with a brain-busting quiz.
By Rane Johnson Tech Alliance of Central Oregon Board Member Principal Research Director, Microsoft Research