BendTECH Blog

Apricity, a BendTECH Success Story

By Coworking BendTECH | January 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

One year ago, Gabe Ayers was the sole employee of his software and electrical engineering consulting firm Apricity. Today, Apricity has seven full-time employees and a handful of part-time workers. And Ayers is not stopping there. “Our goal continues to be 20 employees by the end of 2019,” he says. “We’re building an 1,800-square foot…

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LuDela – Cutting Edge Tech with an Old World Charm

By Coworking BendTECH | October 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Jamie Bianchini’s laptop screen is cracked. His keyboard is worn, half the keys polished to illegibility by years of tapping fingers. Maybe it’s time for a new computer. Nope, Jamie tells me. This one’s worth $200,000. “I went bankrupt in my twenties,” he says. “I was trying to get the fast cars, the fancy houses,…

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Coworking at Bend’s BendTECH Offices

By Coworking BendTECH | October 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Hello, BendTECH Coworking blog readers! It has indeed been a while. But as promised, we’re reinvigorating the blog with posts that detail life here at our coworking space in Bend, Oregon, posts that describe what it’s like to work in a collaborative office space, and posts introducing and showcasing the entrepreneurs, tech workers and remote…

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Long time no see!

By Coworking BendTECH | July 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

It’s been a while! It’s been an awfully long time since we’ve posted to this blog and it’s about time we got back to it! This blog will now be a place where you can learn about what’s new with the BendTECH space, learn about our community, and see what it’s like to be a…

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The unConference is 10/17: Pitch Your Idea, Vote for Startups, Win Prizes

By Kelly Kearsley | September 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
2017 unConference

Want to pitch your startup, make connections and win cash and other prizes? Want to drink free beer, listen to awesome ideas and cheer on general entrepreneurness? Then you better come to the eighth annual unConference, scheduled for 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17. This year we’re maintaining the un — that is a casual, fun,…

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BendTECH Virtual Reality Tour

By Coworking BendTECH | July 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

With the help of Cascade Virtual Reality Tours, BendTECH now has a 360 space tour! Check out the video and let us know what you think! https://www.cascade.tours/bendtech/#VR Cascade Virtual Reality Tours brings the latest in Virtual Reality technology to your location here in Central Oregon. With their tech, you can navigate different surroundings as if…

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

By Kelly Kearsley | April 30, 2017 | 0 Comments
StartUp Resource Fair poster by Stacy Desmond of Saveda Web Strategies

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…

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Tech Alliance Rebrands as BendTECH

By Kelly Kearsley | March 6, 2017 | 0 Comments
rebranding BendTECH

Tech Alliance of Central Oregon Rebrands and Refocuses as Bend Technology Entrepreneurial and Coworking Hub The Tech Alliance of Central Oregon, the nonprofit charged with developing and supporting Bend’s early-stage entrepreneurial ecosystem, has rebranded as Bend Technology Entrepreneurial and Coworking Hub (BendTECH). The name matches the noprofit’s flagship coworking space, BendTECH, and better reflects its…

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Interested in Joining Us at BendTECH Coworking?

By Coworking BendTECH | March 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

We would love to have you! There is currently a waiting list for both offices and dedicated desks, with some availability possible soon. To be contacted for the next opening, please share some info here about what you’re looking for, and we will contact you. Right now our web site here is evolving to focus just…

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Tech Talk Happy Hour, Tuesday 3/7

By Coworking BendTECH | March 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Please mark your calendars and register for the first Talk Tech Happy Hour brought to you by our friends at the Technology Association of Oregon. This month we are featuring Machine Learning Primer by Matt Abrams on Tuesday, March 7th.  We will be meeting in Thump, in the Tech Center. Matt Abrams, Investment Partner at Seven Peaks Ventures, has 20 years…

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  • Is Your Startup Eligible for a $100k Business Oregon Grant? January 16, 2019
    The BendTECH coworking space has been buzzing a bit this week as people investigate whether they should/can apply for up to $100,000 in grant funding from Business Oregon. The grants aim to help early stage startups commercialize their science, research and technology. “Without an early source of non-dilutive capital, promising companies cannot live up to […]
    Kelly Kearsley
  • Bend is the Work from Home Capital of America January 16, 2019
    The state’s Office of Economic Analysis put out some interesting research this morning that concludes that Bend is the “Work from Home Capital of America.” According to economist Josh Lehner, 12.1% of people living in Bend report that they work from home. Medford comes in at number 4 and Portland ranks 21st. These workers are […]
    Kelly Kearsley
  • Bend Robotic Sex Toy Startup Wins CES Award, Then Gets it Taken Away. Startup Pens Open Letter to Call Out Gender Bias. January 8, 2019
    A Bend-based robotic sex toy startup Lora DiCarlo won a CES Robotics Innovation Award — only to have it rescinded a month later. As the tech show kicks off in Las Vegas today, founder Lora Haddock is “calling out the organization for gender bias and inconsistency in addressing sex-positive women’s products versus male-oriented devices,” according […]
    Kelly Kearsley
  • Kickoff 2019 with an Evening of BadAss Women Entrepreneurs; Learn about Startup Funding Opportunities, Hear from Successful Founders and More December 18, 2018
    If you’re looking for funding and resources for your startup, are interested in cleantech, or simply want to be inspired by great founders, then check out the BadAss Women Entrepreneurs event on Jan. 10. Organized by Vertue Lab and supported by BendTECH, OSU-Cascades and BendX, the evening includes two panels: One on securing follow-on funding […]
    Kelly Kearsley
  • Cascade Angels Announces Largest Fund Ever w/ $1.1 Million in Investments This Year December 12, 2018
    In our house, we like to talk about “doing the work.” Want to be good at soccer? Gotta do the work. Want to improve your math? Do the work. Well, Cascade Angels has been quietly doing the work of building its investment fund and our startup ecosystem since its inception in 2014, and the effort […]
    Kelly Kearsley