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.
We’re kicking off BVC today with Kelly Kearsley publishing live updates from the event, which is also being livestreamed here: http://new.livestream.com/handinhandproductions/2014BVC
Nearly two dozen entrepreneurs showed up at today’s unConference to pitch their business ideas with the hope of winning the wild card concept stage spot at Friday’s Bend Venture Conference. Molly Scofield, of Bend, emerged the clear victor with her pitch for The Handsel, an app that aims to improve and streamline the experience of buying stuff via Facebook groups.
Well the Bend Venture Conference is nearly upon us. So in lieu of our usual Wednesday #50startups post, we’re previewing who all is coming to the BVC Friday and what they’re after.
With its inaugural fund now closed, Cascade Angels plans to announce its 2015 fund at Friday’s Bend Venture Conference. “We have many great start-ups in Central Oregon and across the state”, says Julie Harrelson, Cascade Angels Fund Manager. “A fund such as Cascade Angels 2015, LLC makes a strong contribution to putting Central Oregon on […]
Less than a year ago, Prineville-based Ochoco Arms won the Bend Venture Conference Concept Stage Division, taking home the $10,000 prize presented by BendBroadband. We touched base with CEO Sam Lambert to get an update on the company and learn what has transpired in the past year.
Our #50startups project marches forward today with Cairn, a Bend-based subscription box company for outdoor enthusiasts. Founder Rob Little started the business in March as an extension of an idea he had while an MBA student at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business.