Since its opening a year-and-a-half ago, E::SPACE Labs has been working hard to provide technical training opportunities for Central Oregonians. E::SPACE offers engineering design services for startups and established businesses, as well as training courses in electronic hardware development, product development and entrepreneurship. And they’ve recently ramped up their education efforts via a partnership with Central Oregon Community College.
Some blog posts have just one cool thing–this one actually has two, so because bang for your buck. First, meet Think Tanky, a consulting firm started here in Bend by Amy Doherty. Amy is drawing on her deep experience with nonprofits to help for-profit companies integrate their values and social impact intentions with their business.
There was some very cool news out of Portland this week, and I wanted to be sure that all of you StartupBend readers saw it. A group of women entrepreneurs, investors and lenders debuted the XXcelerate Fund on Tuesday. The fund is designed to fill the capital gap that many women entrepreneurs face.
Did snOMG give you some time to reflect? Maybe you realized that this year is the year you’re going to make a job change, start a new career, or find a job in Bend. Fortunately, we have some openings for you to consider. G5 has pert near blown up our job board with several open positions, everything from software engineers to client success to product managers.
Julie Harrelson, CEO of the Harrelson Group, Fund Manager of Cascade Angels, has a beloved penchant for taking selfies with entrepreneurs, investors and people of Oregon who support building a strong Oregon through entrepreneurialism. This blog continues a series of selfies + blogs about the amazing people she’s met in the last couple of years. #julieselfie
- The three types of connections you need to build, grow and sustain a network.
- Julie’s best practices networking toolkit and tips for networking mastery.
- How to make networking easy and fun.
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Locals Compass, a Bend-based travel tech startup, is looking for locals who love Bend and love sharing all that it has to offer. The site plans to connect travelers with locals who can provide personalized travel itineraries that reflect their travel style, preferences and provides an authentic travel experience. And Bend is the startup’s first market.
Bend startup Onboard Dynamics has signed a contract with SoCalGas, which will fund the demonstration and testing of a new mobile natural gas compressor that can re-fuel compressed natural gas vehicles on the go, according to a recent news release. SoCalGas plans to use the Onboard Dynamics compressors to refuel CNG buses in two California school districts, beginning this summer.