#50startups catch-up: Cairn Partners with Black Diamond

Cairn, the Bend-based subscription box for outdoor enthusiasts, partnered with Black Diamond, a well-known provider of outdoor equipment and apparel, last month to include the company’s Ion headlamp in their October box. (Startup idea #27: A service that delivers me a box of donuts. Right now.) Rob Little, Cairn founder, says the startup first met […]

#50startups: The Flybook Catches More Customers

The Flybook’s clients provide people with all sorts of fun from guided fly fishing and river rafting trips to walking tours and destination lodges. But for many, managing all those reservations can be a headache. That’s where this Bend-based startup comes in. BendTECH caught up with The Flybook’s co-founder Craig Langer to learn more about the company’s reservation software, the industry it serves and why relaunching their company six years in was smartest move the founders have made.

G5 and Manzama Kick Balls (It’s Kickball People, Kickball)

Bend’s tech community got a dose of friendly competition recently as the folks from G5 and Manzama battled it on the kickball sloshball field. What’s sloshball you say? Well it’s like kickball, but you hold a beer the entire time you’re playing. I feel like your arm might get tired, but sounds like everything turned out OK.

Julie Harrelson, CEO Harrelson Group and Cascade Angels fund manager

Julie Harrelson: 5 Questions to Ask Before You Raise Money

Being an angel investor is energizing, in large part due to the optimism of the entrepreneurs about the “next big thing” that they’re creating. What I’ve learned as an investor, serial entrepreneur and fund manager is that while it’s one thing to have a great idea, the ability to start, grow and build value in a company is an entirely different challenge.

Cool Kids Code Featured in Geekwire

Bend is making headlines again, this time with a grassroots effort to tackle the shortage of developer talent by growing its own. Lisa Flynn, chief revenue officer at Manzama, authored a piece in Geekwire today detailing how she started Cool Kids Code, a free program that teaches kids how to code.