We were happy to see a lot of familiar and new faces at StartupBend’s first Demo & Drinks. The event featured the founders of CodePen and PulsedLight/Garmin sharing insights about their products as well as their own startup stories. More than 50 people turned out.
If you’ve ever had a loved one in the hospital, then you know the overwhelming gratitude you feel toward the doctors and nurses that cared for them. And you may have also experienced the frustration of finding the right way to thank them. Amanda Krantz — a Bay Area startup veteran and new Bend resident — has devised a solution in DohJe, a gratitude platform that provides an easy way to say thanks to health care providers. We recently talked with Krantz about how DohJe (pronounced Doe-Jay) is actually a retention tool, her personal experience that inspired it and … that one time she was a drummer in a touring band.
Is there a thing that you want to do — that you dream of doing — and yet you don’t know how to start? Then you’re going to want to join us for the Muse Women’s Conference Salon Series Startups conversation, featuring four inspiring women from Bend’s startup community, on March 4th.
The founders of Cairn announced today that they raised $1.7 million to further the growth of the startup, which is innovating how outdoor gear companies introduce products to consumers and receive feedback.
The founding team of AirFit has gotten a lot done since presenting as an early stage finalist at the Bend Venture Conference just three months ago. The startup, which aims to operate gyms inside of airports, opened its prototype facility here in Bend, is planning for a first location in New York’s JFK airport and began raising a Series A round of $2 million. We caught up with AirFit’s Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer Jenna Dodge recently to learn more about the company, what travelers want from airport gyms and AirFit’s plans for the future.
If you or your company likes to make things, then you’ll be pumped to know that the High Desert Makers are debuting the new High Desert Maker Mill tonight.