BendTECH Startup Resource Fair: Everything You Need to Start a Biz – In One Place

BendTECH Coworking presents the first-annual Startup Resource Fair, scheduled for Wednesday, May 24 at the 1001 Tech Center. This fun-filled event puts all the resources you need to start or grow a business in one location. The fair features two dozen exhibitors, including:

  • Venture Capital, Angel Funds and Banks
  • Business/Founder Mentor Groups
  • Small Business Assistance Programs
  • Core Professional Services
  • Educational Organizations and Resources

“The goal is to give anyone who has thought about starting a business – as well as those who have already launched one – the opportunity to ask important questions to topic experts and connect with all the resources Bend has to offer them,” says Kelly Kearsley, BendTECH board member.

Each exhibitor will have a table, and attendees can walk the fair, meet and talk with whichever exhibitors they’d like. In addition, the event will include short, informal presentations – Free Advice – from select exhibitors, offering up a quick bit of their expertise.

The fair will also feature founders and experienced entrepreneurs inside the BendTECH coworking space. Identified by “Ask a Founder” signage, attendees can tour the coworking space and glean advice from resident founders who have already started their businesses.

Admission is free, and every attendee receives a free drink (beer or wine). The Startup Resource Fair is made possible by these organizations, which provide endless support for Central Oregon entrepreneurs:

Event Details
Startup Resource Fair
4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Wednesday, May 24
1001 Tech Center
1001 SW Emkay, Bend OR

Free advice presentations begin at 5 p.m.
For up-to-date details on presenters, etc. go to

Free Admission
Free Beer or Wine

For more information contact

Kelly Kearsley

Kelly Kearsley

Kelly Kearsley works as a freelance writer and editor. Her work has been published in many places including CNNMoney,, Runner's World and MSNBC. She spent the first 10 years of her career as a daily newspaper reporter and got her start at the Bend Bulletin. She learned to love writing about business as an award-winning reporter for The News Tribune in Tacoma. When not writing about business, tech or startups, she enjoys trail running, spending time with her kids and kettle corn.

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Kelly Kearsley