BendTECH Blog

Remote Worker Meetup at BendTECH creates a feeling of community

By Coworking BendTECH | January 13, 2020

Andrew Young had made his decision. He was going to move away from Seattle and make a new home in a smaller, quieter, less-busy town, even if he had to quit his job to do it. “I walked into my boss’ office and told him I was planning to leave Seattle,” recalls Young, a marine…

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New Year, new BendTECH coworking space in Northwest Crossing neighborhood!

By Jason Koblin | December 27, 2019

Opening January 6, BendTECH’s new coworking office space is opening at 2738 NW Potts Court in beautiful Bend, Oregon! Our new space features: 34 dedicated desks available for $285 a month Ten flex desks—available on a daily first-come, first-served basis—for $150 a month One drop-in “conversation room” Four reservable conferences rooms: two small, one medium…

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BendTECH puts the “un” in “unconference” for ten years running.

By Coworking BendTECH | October 1, 2019

Celebrate BendTECH unConference’s Tenth Anniversary with Cash Prizes, Free Beer and Kombucha, Cowbells and More BendTECH’s unconference is turning 10! Come celebrate our fun startup pitchfest on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m, at BendTECH’s HQ at 1001 SW Emkay in Bend, Oregon.   The unConference gives startup founders a chance…

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Bend Oregon Growth Accelerator

BendTECH up for Growth Accelerator Fund grant

By Coworking BendTECH | July 29, 2019

As one of the fastest-growing small cities in America, it’s a good bet that lots of people see moving to Bend, Oregon as an opportunity to live a successful, fulfilling life. The burgeoning population has also given rise to numerous successful new businesses, proving the town also provides an opportunity to start or grow a…

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Vector Remote Care, a company that grew too big for BendTECH

By Coworking BendTECH | June 10, 2019

When Kevin Hoffman was 13 years old, his mother suddenly and unexpectedly suffered a cardiac arrest while on a family ski trip. She survived and largely recovered, and to prevent further cardiac events, an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) was surgically inserted into her chest to regulate her heartbeat. But a minor car accident caused unseen…

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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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