Month: September 2014

Hey Startups: 4 Tips for Inbound Marketing Success

Well you asked for it. More completely unsolicited advice that costs you zero dollars. Next up is Cari Baldwin is president of Bluebird Strategies.The Bend-based marketing automation and demand generation firm serves fast-growing tech companies, including established firms and venture-backed startups. A seasoned demand gen expert, Baldwin has more than two decades of experience in the field. Here is her free advice on why inbound marketing is a critical tool for startups.

ICYMI: These 5 Startups Will Pitch at BVC

Bend was a flurry of startup love last night as 10 founders pitched their concept-stage ideas to a packed PubTalk house. The event sold out and more than 300 people watched the pitches from three separate rooms at McMenamins downtown. The startup founders were vying for a chance to present at the Bend Venture Conference, and ultimately win $10,000 for their businesses. The audience voted on five to move forward.

Unmanned Systems Conference Launches in Warm Springs

If you haven’t heard, Central Oregon is the hot spot for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). Collectively, we want to bring a large portion of this massive industry to our state in the next 20 years. Leading that effort are the folks from SOAR Oregon and the Cascade Chapter of AUVSI. Their upcoming conference on Oct 1 and 2 will discuss the future of this technology under the event banner of “Working Together in the National Airspace System.”

The event will mark the first conference at a UAS Test Range in the Pacific Northwest and include prominent industry speakers, flight demonstrations, technical sessions, a job fair, and business networking. For the full flyer, see below, or to register online, click here.

2014 BVC unConference Flyer

New BendTECH CoWorking Space Debuts at the unConference

Do you like free beer, voting on things and pitching your latest business idea? Then we’ve got an event for you. BendTECH is proud to host the 5th Annual Bend Venture unConference Oct 16. Did we mention it’s free?

The highlight of the evening is the pitch competition. It’s an open opportunity for anyone (seriously anyone) to pitch their business and vie for a wildcard spot in the BVC concept stage competition the next day. The unConference attendees will vote to decide which presenter moves on.

In addition to startup awesomeness, we’ll also be celebrating the launch of the new BendTECH coworking space. We hope you’ll join us!

A few details:

– There will be plenty of parking available at the building

– Bring a coat if the weather is cool.. part of the event will be outdoors

#50startups: Meet Ubimodo

Have you ever been lost or stuck somewhere and had that terrible realization that no one knows where you are or when you’re supposed to be home? The founders of Bend-based startup Ubimodo are creating a software app to prevent just that.