BendTECH Blog

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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Maps + Computers + Beer = MapNight

By Tierney O'Dea | November 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Join us for MapNight @ BendTECH 11/18 5pm, a local event for GIS Day, a global celebration! What is GIS? Unless you are kicking it old school with a handwritten dead-tree map, most of the maps we use today on smartphones, computers, and even printed, are a result of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). We can use a GIS like Google Maps to find our way around, but it can do much more. Besides being a killer data visualization tool, GIS basically makes the world a complex quilt of data that can be layered, explored, analyzed, and put to good use in decision making and planning. A spectrum of users from students to journalists, firefighters, business leaders, oceanographers, and many more use GIS every day, working towards a better…

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BendTECH Coworking Evolves, Tech Talk This Week

By Tierney O'Dea | October 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

The first question people ask when you arrive in Central Oregon is “what do you do?” because it’s somewhat of a coup to figure out how to live in this singularly beautiful, active, and just urban enough town. Bend is well on it’s way to becoming a mecca for independent workers and startups because many of the…

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The BendTECH Blog Becomes StartupBend

By Kelly Kearsley | October 13, 2015 | 0 Comments
Startup Bend

We have a big announcement that involves a little startup, well, started by us. As of today, our blog will now be StartupBend. For the past year, we’ve been working hard to tell the world about both the burgeoning tech and startup community in this most favorite place we call home. Beyond giving us the…

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6th Annual BVC unConference Adds Speed Networking Event

By James Gentes | October 6, 2015 | 2 Comments
2015 BVC unConference

If you’ve been craving to connect with people in the outdoor, bio-science, tech, brewing, or food & beverage industries, you’ll want to take part in our new unConference event: speed networking sponsored by OSU Cascades. Or if you’re trying to win a wild-card concept spot at the Bend Venture Conference (a $15k award) then this is…

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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