Co-founders of SnoPlanks James Nicol and Ryan Holmes say they’ve been blown away by the support they’ve received from the Bend community, especially leading up to their win at the Bend Venture Conference. The pair’s poetic pitch for their startup earned them the $15,000 Bendbroadband Early Stage Award.
To say thank you, SnoPlanks is offering a 25% discount on a their handmade bamboo snowboards or skis to anyone with a Bend zip code. The Give-Back-to-Bend promo begins Nov. 1 and runs through Thanksgiving. “The BVC really validated that we not only have a great product, but that the community believes that we could be successful in the long term,” Holmes says.
Nicol adds they wanted to find a way to express their gratitude, and that giving back to the community is a core company value. “This is what we can do right now,” he says. So if you’ve been contemplating buying a new board and you live in our fair city, jump on it.