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Maps + Computers + Beer = MapNight 11/18!

Join us for MapNight @ BendTECH 11/18 5pm, a local event for GIS Day, a global celebration! What is GIS? Unless you are kicking it old school with a handwritten dead-tree map, most of the maps we use today on smartphones, computers, and even printed, are a result of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). We can use a GIS like Google Maps to find our way around, but it can do much more. Besides being a killer data visualization tool, GIS basically makes the world a complex quilt of data that can be layered, explored, analyzed, and put to good use in decision making and planning. A spectrum of users from students to journalists, firefighters, business leaders, oceanographers, and many more use GIS every day, working towards a better […]


Interested in Joining Us at BendTECH Coworking ?

We would love to have you!   Right now our web site here is evolving to focus just on our space, while all the cool news moved over to We have desks available and a waiting list for the offices. We will also be relaunching the memberships soon with a new level and more […]


BendTECH Coworking Evolves, Tech Talk This Week

The first question people ask when you arrive in Central Oregon is “what do you do?” because it’s somewhat of a coup to figure out how to live in this singularly beautiful, active, and just urban enough town. Bend is well on it’s way to becoming a mecca for independent workers and startups because many of the […]

The BendTECH Blog Becomes StartupBend

We have a big announcement that involves a little startup, well, started by us. As of today, our blog will now be StartupBend. For the past year, we’ve been working hard to tell the world about both the burgeoning tech and startup community in this most favorite place we call home. Beyond giving us the […]

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 […]

Onboard Dynamics Open House -Oct15

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 […]