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 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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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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rebranding BendTECH

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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coworking office bendtech

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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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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