Category Archives: Local Tech

Maps + Computers + Beer = MapNight

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 […]

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 […]

#50startups: SteadyBudget Closes Seed Round, Hires Devs and Sales

Want to see Bend’s fledgling startup ecosystem working? Keep reading. We resume our #50startups project with SteadyBudget, a budgeting tool for PPC analysts, started by former G5 staffer Jon Davis. That’s alum from one startup starting another. Like they do. SteadyBudget just closed its seed round of funding and is focused on growing its customer base. They’re […]

Texagon Makes First Oregon Investment in LeadMethod

There’s been a lot of fundraising happening in Bend lately. And now we have a new addition to the investor pool. Texagon Capital, a private equity firm based in Bend and Houston, recently made its first investment in an Oregon-based company by funding LeadMethod, one of our #50startups. The Bend-based startup provides channel sales management […]

Cascade Angels Invests $100k in Bend-Based Odysys

Cascade Angels Fund announced today that it has invested $100,000 in Bend-based start-up Odysys, Inc. (one of our #50startups). According to the news release, the Cascade Angels team was impressed with the Odysys platform, which helps independent hotels improve their digital marketing efforts. The company launched its product this spring and is already generating revenue. “We […]

FoodFu Selected to Pitch at Google Summer of Apps

As our old friend Ferris Bueller likes to say “Life moves pretty fast.” Lisa and Jim Sipe know what he means. The pair launched FoodFu, an interactive cooking competition app at the end of July. This week? Well, they’ll be pitching the app at Google as part of the Summer of Apps Eating & Drinking […]