BendTECH Blog

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

By Kelly Kearsley | April 30, 2017

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.   Event Exhibitors The fair features two dozen exhibitors, including: Venture Capital, Angel Funds and Banks Business/Founder Mentor Groups…

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Tech Alliance Rebrands as BendTECH

By Kelly Kearsley | March 6, 2017

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 mission. “There’s a real need for support, resources, connection and events that help entrepreneurs go…

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Interested in Joining Us at BendTECH Coworking?

By Coworking BendTECH | March 2, 2017

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

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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