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

Vector Remote Care - BendTECH

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?

Shannon Enete - Coworking - BendTECH

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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WeWork, But We Also Play

WeWork, Bend Oregon, BendTECH

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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Apricity, a BendTECH Success Story

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

ludela perfect candle

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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Long time no see!

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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