Believe it or not (but really it’s true) we’ve already completed the first 10 of our #50startups project. It seems like we started only yesterday. Sniff. This week we’re seeing who was paying attention with a brain-busting quiz.
By Rane Johnson
Tech Alliance of Central Oregon Board Member
Principal Research Director, Microsoft Research
Amplion, the Bend-based biotech startup, continues to swoop up money. The company took home the $150,000 launch stage investment today at the Roseburg Angel Investor Network (RAIN) conference.
In a travel industry dominated by Internet giants such as Expedia and Travelocity, it can be hard for independent hotels to grab the attention of potential customers. Odysys CEO and co-founder Kent Schnepp wants to change that via a digital marketing platform he’s created especially for them.
The Flybook’s clients provide people with all sorts of fun from guided fly fishing and river rafting trips to walking tours and destination lodges. But for many, managing all those reservations can be a headache. That’s where this Bend-based startup comes in. BendTECH caught up with The Flybook’s co-founder Craig Langer to learn more about the company’s reservation software, the industry it serves and why relaunching their company six years in was smartest move the founders have made.
Bend's tech community got a dose of friendly competition recently as the folks from G5 and Manzama battled it on the kickball sloshball field. What's sloshball you say? Well it's like kickball, but you hold a beer the entire time you're playing. I feel like your arm might get tired, but sounds like everything turned out OK.