Well, looks like you have plans on Thursday night. Built Oregon, a digital magazine featuring Oregon entrepreneurs and companies, is hosting a panel discussion in Bend highlighting several local businesses.
We have a fun update from one of our #50startups: KidRunner recently announced that you can now pre-order a kidRunner — essentially a hands-free, pull-behind-you jogging stroller.
In its recent story about where people moving to Bend are coming from, the Bulletin reported that tech jobs in Deschutes County are growing at a faster rate than jobs overall.
Well that was fun. Ten startups pitched their business ideas to a packed EDCO PubTalk at McMenamins tonight. The crowd weighed in and now five will present in the early stage competition at the upcoming Bend Venture Conference. They’re vying for a $15,000 prize donated by BendBroadband ($5k more than last year).
What a difference a year makes. Last fall Rob Little, founder and CEO of Cairn, was pitching his newly started subscription box for outdoor lovers at PubTalk and the BVC. His startup is now shipping more than 10,000 boxes — and seeing double-digit growth — each month.
If you’re interested in bioscience — and in Bend’s growing bioscience community — then we’ve got an event for you. Bend Bio is hosting an evening of networking Sept. 30 at LVL TEN (Stackhouse Coffee). You can hear the latest news from the Central Oregon Research Coalition, the Bend Science Station and Seven Peaks Ventures as well as meet others involved with bioscience ventures.
Awesome Bend is looking for applications for its next $1,000 pitch night. Applications are due Oct. 1 and the pitch night, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled for Oct. 20. The award will go to the person or group whose proposed project will have the most positive impact on Bend.