This week, the federal government kicked off an SBIR road tour to promote their ability to invest in small businesses through grants and technology licensing. It started Tuesday in Portland, followed by Seattle, WA Wednesday then wrapping up in Anchorage, AK.
It’s not every day that we have a CEO from our local tech community run for public office. If you’re interested in learning more about Bend’s leadership, or have opinions about changes that you would like to see in our fair city, now is your chance to meet Bill Moseley, of software company GL Solutions, in person to share your thoughts.
Last week, RAIN Eugene held their “State of the Startup Ecosystem” address, where they highlighted the latest companies emerging from their accelerator program. The event was sold out with nearly 500 people attending, and the startup vibe was contagious. To top things off, our beloved past Venture Catalyst and Tech Alliance president, Jim Coonan, delivered the opening presentation.
Our startup community has a few people working behind the scenes to keep it moving forward. One of them is Jim Schell, a long time advocate for entrepreneurship and doer of things. In the following guest blog post, Jim provides a ‘state of the union’ for our local ecosystem and as usual, it is a good read.