Mark and Karl from the OSU Advantage Accelerator program stopped by yesterday to fill us in on their new program now available in Bend.
Sometimes things just naturally go together, like peanut butter and jelly or puffy coats and shorts. For Zealios, a formerly Berkeley-based startup that recently relocated to Bend, it’s their line of personal products and triathletes. “The second we dipped our toe into the triathlete community, we started growing,” says Austin Britts, Zealios co-founder.
Onboard Dynamics announced today that the Bend-based startup has raised $3 million in additional funding. The capital comes from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E, Portland Seed Fund, NW Natural, utilities and investors.
Wonder what Droplr’s up to? We did. So we wandered down the hall of the 1001 Tech Center to find out straight from CEO Gray Skinner. We’re glad we did. Since Skinner started full-time with the company in September, the startup has seen some change, mostly notably doubling its staff as well as focusing on more enterprise clients.
If you have five minutes and you like stories of good guys prevailing over evil bastards, then keep reading. CodePen, whose co-founder Tim Sabat lives here in Bend, recently received an email that would unsettle any company, but especially one whose 1 million users depend on the company’s web app to, well, work. It was a threat of a DDoS attack, complete with a ransom request.
KidRunner, a Bend-based startup that makes a pull-behind-you kid jogger, will be on ABC’s Shark Tank this Friday at 9 p.m. Founder Will Warne wasn’t able to divulge the result of the show, but says he and local long-distance superstar Max King, an athlete-ambassador for the company, appeared before the sharks.
When LeadMethod founder Justin Johnson moved the Bend-based software company into new offices last fall, there was room to spare. But the startup’s recent spate of hires has helped fill the company’s downtown digs and primed the business to grow.
We’re sending some positive Central Oregon vibes to Bend-based Odysys today. CEO Kent Schnepp is one of six startup founders competing in the growth stage competition of the OEN Angel Oregon Annual Showcase later this afternoon.