If you’ve been craving to connect with people in the outdoor, bio-science, tech, brewing, or food & beverage industries, you’ll want to take part in our new unConference event: speed networking sponsored by OSU Cascades. Or if you’re trying to win a wild-card concept spot at the Bend Venture Conference (a $15k award) then this is […]
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 […]
Have an outdoor startup you want to get off the ground? Bend Outdoor Worx, Central Oregon’s outdoor industry accelerator, is on the hunt for companies to join its pending third session. BOW is accepting applications now through July 27. BOW focuses on providing fledgling local companies — and outdoor industry companies that would like to […]
We are entrepreneurs. We are investors. We are mentors. And we are employees. We are Oregonians. And we are those who recognize the unique opportunity that now stands before this incredible state. Together, we have actively supported and contributed to the growing momentum of Oregon’s nascent startup community — and the sustainable increase in economic development it portends.
Contributed by Now for Bend, a community coalition supporting OSU-Cascades Westside campus. Plans for the expansion of OSU-Cascades on Bend’s west side are moving forward with strong support from local supporters and advocates. However, this week marks another critical point for OSU-Cascades, as Oregon state legislators review $2 million in funding for the university’s proposed […]
SOAR Oregon, the non-profit funded by the state of Oregon to kickstart the drone industry, made two key hires this week as it begins its second year of operation. Chuck Allen, a veteran of entrepreneurial startups and multinational corporations, is the new Executive Director of SOAR. John Stevens, a leader in manned and unmanned aircraft operations and […]
Oregon Growth Board and Cascade Angels Fund 2015 agreed on a potential $100K investment last month for the coming year. This investment in the 2015 Fund comes after a successful 2014 for Cascade Angels and the means to provide more local, patient capital for launch stage companies. OGB will provide a $50K investment and add an additional […]
What if I told you that Bend would soon to be home to a new digital marketing program that teaches college students and recent grads practical skills they likely aren’t learning in school? Well, the cat’s officially out of the bag — and he’s already creating a lead nurturing campaign. BendPoly is the latest project […]