If you’re an Oregon startup looking for funding, then you’ve got two weeks to get your application into Cascade Angels. The Bend-based fund is accepting applications through April 15. Cascade Angels expects to invest in two to six companies this year, in amounts ranging from $50,000 to $250,000.
If you have a food-related startup, then we have an event for you. The bi-monthly meeting of the Central Oregon Food Cluster is talking about financing options for food startups. The meeting will feature a panel of finance experts as well as a local, food business success story.
When you talk to startup founders about starting companies in Bend, they’ll often remark on how collaborative the town is — people are frequently generous with their time and the entrepreneurs often support each other. A recent partnership between startups Hydaway and Cairn shows this in action.
It’s basically drone-o-rama at next week’s EDCO PubTalk. First, the keynote speaker is Jonathan Downey, founder and CEO of Airware, a San Francisco-based company that has developed an operating system for commercial drones, allowing enterprises to take full advantage of aerial data for any commercial application. USA Today named Downey its Innovator of the Year in 2015 for his work in the commercial drone industry.
CrowdStreet announced today that it closed a $3.5 million Series A funding round, which was led by Rally Ventures and included investments from Bend-based Seven Peaks, as well as the Portland Seed Fund and Green Visor Capital.
If you’ve always wanted a list of startups that are working and growing right here in Bend, then today is basically your best day ever. Thanks to startupcommunity.org, we have now have a good, initial accounting of the startups here.
As the former vice president of IT for G5, Lewis Howell has long been interested in protecting the data and securing the privacy of companies. Now the founder of Bend-based Hueya (pronounced Who-Ya) has developed product aimed at providing enterprise-level IT security to individuals.