BendTECH Blog

A Coworking Space with a Coffee Shop—Could You Ask for More?

By Coworking BendTECH | April 19, 2019

Before the days of cooperative working, shared offices and the “24-hour coworking space”, as they’re now widely known, there was one place—or collection of places—where a budding entrepreneur, self-employed freelancer or remote worker could find relative peace and quiet, reliable internet access and unlimited cups of coffee: the neighborhood coffee shop. We’ve all had our…

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Summit HS Robotics Team to Unveil International Competition Robot at BendTECH on February 27

By Coworking BendTECH | February 21, 2019

The Summit High School Robotics Team, Chaos Theory, will be unveiling their 2019 competition robot at the BendTECH Coworking space on February 27 from 4-6pm. Anyone who is interested is welcome to attend. “I always compare it to basketball,” says Kei Dallas, a Senior at Bend’s Summit High School. “But the rules change every year.”…

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WeWork, But We Also Play

By Coworking BendTECH | February 13, 2019

About a week ago, The New York Times ran a piece titled “Why Are Young People Pretending to Love Work?” The piece not only dives into what the Times refers to as “exploitative burnout culture” — a culture “obsessed with striving, relentlessly positive, devoid of humor, and — once you notice it — impossible to…

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BendTECH Bios: Cara Schaller, Finance Whiz, Ski Lover, Former Unicyclist

By Coworking BendTECH | January 22, 2019

Today we’re launching the BendTECH Bios series introducing many of the awesome people who work out of BT. First up … Cara Schaller Work: Finance manager, Starbucks Years in Bend: 1 Why she’s here: Lifestyle. We were in Seattle and feeling the grind. We’d leave the house at 7 a.m. and get home at 6:30…

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Apricity, a BendTECH Success Story

By Coworking BendTECH | January 16, 2019

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

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

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

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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2017 unConference

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

By Kelly Kearsley | September 19, 2017

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

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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