We’ve got several great #50startups lined up, but we wanted to take a minute and catch up with some of the startups we’ve previously interviewed. Here’s some news from around Central Oregon startupland, including hirings, job openings, pitching, fundraising and more. And more. 

Stridebox, a subscription box service for runners, has hired five employees in the past six months. Onboard Dynamics was psyched to hire its first full-time mechanical engineer in April. The Handsel, an app that makes it easier to buy, sell and swap on Facebook, will be presenting at next week’s Pub Talk. You can still buy tickets.

Next Odysys, a Bend-based company that provides reservation and marketing software for boutique hotels, continues to hire. The company is looking for an inside sales executive as well as three developers.

Also Agency Revolution, which provides marketing automation software for insurance professionals, hired the delightful Katie Smith as its Director of Marketing. Smith comes to Agency with 12 years of marketing experience including as an independent consultant, CRM analyst for Mt. Bachelor and director of grassroots marketing and sales with Ragnar Relays.

And Kidrunner, which makes an innovative running stroller that you pull instead of push, is hosting a demo party and taking pre-orders tonight (Wednesday, May 20th) at Footzone. The company halted its Kickstarter campaign earlier this month to instead focus on implementing a pre-order model on its website.

That cleans out the inbox for now. Stay tuned.


Kelly Kearsley

Kelly Kearsley, the co-founder of StartupBend.com, is passionate about startups, entrepreneurship and Bend. In addition to writing this blog, she creates content and manages content projects for global financial companies, tech firms and startups. She began her career as a newspaper journalist and later worked as a freelance writer. Her work has appeared in WSJ.com, Money Magazine, CNNMoney, MSNBC and Runner's World. See her work at kellykearsley.contently.com or kellykearsley.com.

You can reach Kelly by email at [email protected].
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