We are entrepreneurs. We are investors. We are mentors. And we are employees. We are Oregonians. And we are those who recognize the unique opportunity that now stands before this incredible state. Together, we have actively supported and contributed to the growing momentum of Oregon’s nascent startup community — and the sustainable increase in economic development it portends.
Contributed by Now for Bend, a community coalition supporting OSU-Cascades Westside campus.
Handsel, one of our #50startups, has had a busy spring. The app that aims to make buying and selling things on social networks easier is up and running with five Facebook groups, including the popular Bend Girlfriend Swap, which has thousands of members. (The latter is a group for women and moms buying and selling used clothes, kids gear, etc.)
Smartwaiver, your friendly digital waiver company, is looking to hire a Director of Outbound Sales. So if you’ve always dreamed of working in an office with perks that include a small robot that delivers you coffee, then you best apply.
And it’s the jobs roundup! Back and better than ever. So if you’re looking for a job, we might just be able to help you out …
FireWhat has purchased Bend-based Geo-Spatial Solutions in a merger that aims to take advantage of the two GIS companies complementary capabilities. FireWhat (one of our #50startups) is a Dunsmuir, Calif.-based company with an expanding presence in Bend.
Chris Perret is no stranger to solving IT problems that vex major corporations as they try to keep pace with technology. He headed up the first mobile and automotive division of Wind River, which was later acquired by Intel. He founded one of the first Mobile App Management providers, which was purchased by Symantec within 18 months. And now, with his newest venture, Nacho Cove, he wants to tackle email, a productivity-killer that Perret contends has yet to be truly innovated. BendTECH sat down with Perret to learn more about his startup, how to eliminate the time suck of email and the story behind his company’s name.