Outdoor Product Startups: Bend Outdoor Worx is Accepting Apps for 2018 Accelerator Program

Bend Outdoor Worx, Central Oregon’s accelerator for outdoor product startups, is currently seeking applications for next year’s program. This will be BOW’s fifth cohort, with the program’s alumni including Cairn, Zealios, The Robert Axle Project, Snow Planks and more. Does anyone remember when BOW was just starting out? It seems like just yesterday, and now all these startups are growing up. No, I’m not crying. You’re crying.

Bend Tech Employers Plan to Hire Nearly 300 Tech Employees in 2018

If you plan on job hunting in 2018, it looks like there will be a slew of tech openings. The Technology Association of Oregon put out a survey last month to area tech employers, asking about their hiring plans. Twenty-nine companies responded, noting that they planned to hire a cumulative 280+ people into tech-related positions, says Teri Hockett, VP of TAO and head of the Central Oregon TAO office.