The Bend Chamber of Commerce is organizing the first-ever Bend Young Professional Summit, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 29th. The summit gives professionals ages 21 through 40 the opportunity to network, share ideas and get involved with the community.
EDCO today announced the 10 early stage companies that will be pitching at next week’s PubTalk in hopes of landing a spot in the Bend Venture Conference and a chance to win a $20,000 investment from the Portland Seed Fund.
Bend-based Seven Peaks Ventures announced today that it’s launching its second fund, which aims to funnel $28 million in venture funding toward early stage tech startups in the PNW and rest of the west. The firm launched in 2013 with the goal of helping to fill the regional capital gap facing PNW, and particularly, Oregon-based startups. The first fund, which totaled $7.5 million, invested in multiple Oregon startups, including Bend-based Manzama, and Portland-based CrowdStreet and Bright.md.
The Technology Association of Oregon will host its annual tech tour in Bend on Monday, Sept. 17. The unique events offers job hunters, tech enthusiasts and students the chance to tour several of Central Oregon’s tech companies, see what they’re working on, and network with potential employers. The Bend event is part of a statewide week of tech tours, with TAO hosting similar events in Portland, Eugene, Vancouver, and Hood River.
The third week of October may seem far enough away – especially as we’re still wearing flip flops and remembering the fun of summer. But such is the nature of time, it keeps on moving and here we are thinking about Bend Venture Conference.
If you’re looking for something interesting to do Thursday evening, check out a new Bend startup that is combining an innovation on candles with a social mission. LuDela is hosting a meet-and-greet happy hour Thursday 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Tech Center Thump followed by product demos and a slideshow.
For the second year in a row, the Bend Fall Festival will feature a section of booths dedicated to local startups. Last year, several startups took the opportunity to show their products and concepts to the 40,000 people that flood downtown for the two-day event.
Yes, it’s one billion degrees outside and all you want to do is put your buns in an inner tube and float down the river. BUT FALL IS AROUND THE CORNER. And for startup founders, that means now is the time to apply for the Bend Venture Conference.