Bend tech companies are on the hunt this week, looking for a range of talent from developers and technical writers to marketing staff and finance executives. So if you’re considering a change, looking for a job or know someone who is, look no further.
The co-founders of CodePen started their community for front-end web developers as a side project: They wanted a site that let them share their work with others, but still retain control of the code they wrote. Three years later, the site they built over a weekend has become a full-fledged business, offering free and paid features to its more than 260,000 users, garnering 3.3 million unique visitors monthly and hosting meetups around the country. BendTECH sat down with co-founder and Bendite Tim Sabat to learn more about CodePen, the community they’ve created and what the future may hold for this startup.
Biome Analytics, a Sausalito, Calif.-based biotech company, is opening a Bend office and looking for clinical data scientists and analysts to work right here in sunny Central Oregon.
Have you ever met someone for coffee and suddenly found yourself wearing a pair of Oculus virtual reality goggles? And then you’re flying through space dodging space rocks and making embarrassing “whoa” noises but you don’t care because you’re flying! If that doesn’t happen to you, then you probably need to have coffee with Justin Moravetz, founder of Bend-based Zero Transform.
Happy Thursday to the best blog readers ever. Did you know that studies show that our readers are actually better at reading than other blog readers? It’s a fact. Now are any of you looking for a job? If so, we have a little something special just for you.
We’ve got several great #50startups lined up, but we wanted to take a minute and catch up with some of the startups we’ve previously interviewed. Here’s some news from around Central Oregon startupland, including hirings, job openings, pitching, fundraising and more. And more.
Just in case you missed it, Niki Singlaub, founder of the Hydaway Bottle really, truly killed (in a good way) Kickstarter. His fundraising campaign for a collapsible water bottle ended Friday with $263,086 in total from 5,783 backers. Singlaub had set the campaign’s goal of $20,000 and did a lot of preparation to ensure he got there.
By Moe Carrick and Rane Johnson-Stempson