I’ve had the privilege to help start 3 coworking spaces in Central Oregon (Bend, Redmond, and Sisters) and it makes sense to reflect on what has worked, in hopes that these lessons learned will help someone else to start a coworking space in their town.
This week’s #50startup isn’t a startup in the traditional sense of the word; in fact, the business is nearly 20 years old. But stick with me because Bend-based Agency Revolution has recently transformed into marketing automation software company. It’s a dramatic shift from the insurance marketing training firm that founder Michael Jans began in 1995. BendTECH caught up with CEO Jans and President Maggie Hubbell to hear more how Agency Revolution made that transition, what they’ve learned and wide opportunity for their product in the insurance industry.
If it’s been your dream to meet an autonomous robot, well you’re in luck. The next Hack Night, scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 5, will feature a Turtlebot2. From the Hack Night Invite: (Turtlebot2) is an autonomous robot programmed with ROS, which uses a Microsoft Kinect as a “fake laser” (technically an RGB-D, “D” for distance, camera) […]
Our friends over in Portland are having their annual demo day this week (Oct 24 @ 1:30pm), and they are broadcasting it live online. A few startups from last year include Orchestrate.io, Switchboard, and Teak.
It’s been a wild week for the folks at Volcano Veggies, an indoor aquaponic farming operation in Bend. Co-founders Jim and Shannon Sbarra won the $10,000 BendBroadband prize at Friday’s Bend Venture Conference as well as a the $1,500 Palo Alto LivePlan Software award.
If you’re curious about how to protect your business inventions and IP (trademarks, patents, copyrights and trade secrets), then you should learn from the professionals during this luncheon presented by Karnopp Petersen and Leber Patent Law.
There was a full rainbow right over downtown Bend late this afternoon. It seemed fitting given that it felt like it was raining money at the Bend Venture Conference awards ceremony.
It’s been a jam-packed morning at the Bend Venture Conference. Six concept stage companies made their case for the $10,000 BendBroadband prize. Steve Sliwa, former CEO of Institu, entertained the audience with stories about developing and growing his UAV (drone) company and the challenges and benefits of doing that in a small place.