BendTECH Blog

WeWork, But We Also Play

By Coworking BendTECH | February 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

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 | 0 Comments

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 | 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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  • BendTECH Launches Startup Founder Office–Free Space + Wraparound Support for Entrepreneurs February 7, 2019
    Putting on my BendTECH hat for a moment — I’ve been on the BendTECH board for a few years, and finding a way to increase access to our awesome coworking community has been on the minds of board members for awhile. That’s why we’re so excited to announce the Startup Founders Office program, which allows […]
    Kelly Kearsley
  • You’re Invited: Google Cloud Hosts Cloud Hero Event Thursday February 5, 2019
    Interested in learning more about how Google Cloud can help your business? Google Cloud + Launch Consulting have organized a Cloud Hero event for this Thursday Bend. The event includes an executive panel, discussing cloud strategies and evolving cloud technology. There’s also a chance for developers to join a “one-of-kind cloud infrastructure game that challenges […]
    Kelly Kearsley
  • What Happens When Your Startup Goes Accidentally Viral? KidRunner Shares Lessons Learned January 30, 2019
    By Sean Leslie On the morning of Monday, December 18, 2017, Will Warne strolled up to his desk at the BendTECH coworking offices, opened his laptop and checked his email. His eyes widened. Then they widened again. Instead of the three or four daily emails Will was used to receiving about his startup KidRunner—manufacturer of […]
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  • Bend Smart Candle Startup LuDela Heads to Techstars Boulder January 23, 2019
    If you have the chance to attend last year’s Bend Venture Conference, then you probably saw the wonder that was LuDela candles — smart, real-flame candles that you can turn on with a remote (or with your Alexa). Well the company also caught the attention of Techstars Boulder, and will be joining the accelerator’s 13th […]
    Kelly Kearsley
  • 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