StartupBend provides coverage of local startup and entrepreneurial activity in Central Oregon.

Our fearless editor:

Kelly Kearsley

Kelly Kearsley

Kelly Kearsley, the co-founder of StartupBend.com, is passionate about startups, entrepreneurship and Bend. In addition to writing this blog, she creates content and manages content projects for global financial companies, tech firms and startups. She began her career as a newspaper journalist and later worked as a freelance writer. Her work has appeared in WSJ.com, Money Magazine, CNNMoney, MSNBC and Runner's World. See her work at kellykearsley.contently.com or kellykearsley.com.

You can reach Kelly by email at [email protected].
Kelly Kearsley

Our technical chief:

James Gentes

Co-Founder at Tend.ai
James is a huge fan of Bend's startup scene. He is responsible for creating the BendTech coworking space at 1001 SW Emkay during his many years as board member and president of the Tech Alliance of Central Oregon.

He loves to write code, is passionate about design, and he's an analytics geek. He's helped organize and pitched at the Bend Venture Conference, he's a mentor and alumni of the FoundersPad business accelerator program, and his last startup (The Social Business) was acquired in 2014 by Innovation Garden in New York.

You can reach James by email at [email protected].