As part of their ongoing tech training partnership, E::SPACE Labs and COCC are offering a Linux course that begins April 6.
The team at CushCore certainly caught a lot of people’s attention with their startup pitch last fall for an innovative inner-tire suspension system for mountain bikes. The perks: Better traction, improved stability and ultimately fewer flats. It was an easy sell to a town that spends a lot of time on singletrack trails.
This month’s EDCO PubTalk, scheduled for Thursday evening, should be a good one. The keynote speaker is Tom Gonser, the founder of Seattle-based DocuSign, and new partner with Seven Peaks Ventures. He will be interviewed by his Seven Peaks colleague Corey Schmid. Gonser knows a thing or two about growing startups; he helmed DocuSign through its explosive growth and raised hundreds of millions in funding for the industry-leading electronic signature tech company.
Julie Harrelson, CEO of the Harrelson Group, Fund Manager of Cascade Angels, loves 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
We’ve had a minor avalanche of job postings here at StartupBend. First off, everyone is ALRIGHT. No one was crushed under the pile up of really great openings right here in Bend, Oregon. Now it’s like a beautiful powder day. The jobs board is basically two-feet of seriously quality openings and you and your friends need to shred through them. Still on the fence? Don’t take my word for it. Instead take this quiz to discover whether you should apply.
For the past 18 months, the team at Shape has been all about the hustle. Co-founder and CEO Jon Davis notes that since they received seed funding in July 2015, the company has hired several people, rapidly expanded its product, rebranded under a new name that better reflects the company’s mission, reconfigured its pricing, explored new potential markets and spent about fifty thousand hours trying to find office space. (At a later date, we need to discuss the lease requirements that make it very challenging for startups to find office space).
The Tech Alliance of Central Oregon, the nonprofit charged with developing and supporting Bend’s early-stage entrepreneurial ecosystem, has rebranded as Bend Technology Entrepreneurial and Coworking Hub (BendTECH). The name matches the noprofit’s flagship coworking space, BendTECH, and better reflects its mission.