Cascade Angels, Bend’s own organized angel fund, has been growing since its inception in 2014, both in the dollars it has to invest and the number of companies in its portfolio. To date the organization has invested $2.7 million into 17 Oregon companies. Most recently, the fund expanded its leadership team to include Robert Pease, who will join the organization’s co-founder Julie Harrelson. They will serve as fund co-managers.
If you like people, entrepreneurship, tech and tacos — not necessarily in that order — then we may have a job for you. BendTECH is hiring a new community and operations manager. Here is the listing. Please forward along to anyone who think may be a good fit.
When it comes to raising funds for charity, there are few things more effective than an auction. But when auction items go for less than what their donors hoped—or don’t capture the audience’s attention at all, then everyone misses out.
The Bend Chamber is kicking off a monthly spotlight on women and entrepreneurship with a panel of Central Oregon women business leaders Tuesday night. But make no mistake–this event is not just for women, it’s for everyone. More on that in a minute.
We survived January aka the month that lasts 10 years. In celebration I wanted to relay to you a story that I found so delightful I wish I could hear it again for the first time. I’ve been thinking—and laughing—about this anecdote that Matt Smith, founder of Tribe Pilot, told me for a few weeks.
If you know a high school girl interested in tech — or you want to support young women in STEM — then heads up: ChickTech is coming to Central Oregon. The national nonprofit is running two weekend-long events for high school students. The first is in Bend on Feb. 2nd and 3rd, and the second in Madras on March 1st and 2nd.
We didn’t want the week to end without acknowledging the cool work that OSU Cascades CS Instructor Yong Bakos and his band of creative-thinking CS students did last weekend. Yong organized a hackathon Saturday aimed at finding a way to help the nonprofit Guardian Group more efficiently fight online sex trafficking.
This year is off to a good start for Amanda Krantz, CEO and founder of DohJe. Amanda learned last week that DohJe was one of seven winners of the Gratitude in the Workplace Challenge, sponsored by OpenIDEO and the Greater Good Science Center.