We’re excited to report that the eighth annual BendTECH unConference is back and scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 17th at the 1001 Tech Center. The unConference is fun-filled pitchfest for all manner of aspiring entrepreneurs, sponsored by Kollective and the City of Bend.
Bend Outdoor Worx announced four different funding awards for its upcoming Venture Out Conference, scheduled for Oct. 18th at the Tower Theater in Bend. The conference debuted last year as the first and only funding event for the outdoor industry.
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There’s been a lot going on lately–from events to company growth to new hires to new offices. We’d love to write a story about each one of these things, but as part-time news hounds, we were falling behind. And we want to keep you in the know. So here is a high-level glance at some of the exciting things happening in our tech and startup community.
One of the most fun parts of the Bend Venture Conference is the early stage competition. It features Central Oregon startups who are just getting going, and vying for a $17,500 award to help them launch. Adding to the fun: The audience at this month’s PubTalk, along with an expert panel, gets to weigh in on who moves on to the main conference.
Do you love contests? Do you love #winning? Do you really, really want to go to Bend Venture Conference? Then it might just be your lucky day.
Tech Tours is coming back to Bend this year. The event — literally a tour of various Bend tech companies plus tacos, beer and an after party — is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 19.
The wind-up to Bend Venture Conference has begun, with EDCO today announcing the top 10 semi-finalists for the growth stage competition. You might have surmised that we’re fans of Bend startups — so we’re pumped to see the list include two companies from right here in smokey Central Oregon.