BendTECH officially launched its crowdfunding campaign this week with an ambitious goal of raising $80,000 to support Central Oregon tech entrepreneurs.
A program of the nonprofit Tech Alliance, BendTECH wants to create:
- A dedicated co-working space for techies and startups. BendTECH (the name of the new co-working space, as well as this blog) will be located at 1001 Emkay. The former Forest Service building is currently being renovated into a modern office space.
- Programs to help entrepreneurs. The space would also provide education programs aimed at helping startups grow.
- A giant meetup space for events. The unConference, Startup Weekend, Hack Nights. You name it. BendTECH could host it.
- A tech news blog. Ahem. Hello. That would be this blog, which aims to relay the region’s tech news and happenings to, you know, the whole world. (Have a story? Contact me.)
“There is a lot of activity around startups and tech in Central Oregon right now,” says James Gentes, executive director of Tech Alliance . “We want to provide as much support as we can to the entrepreneurs and startup founders who call Bend home.”
The campaign runs until Oct. 1. Because Tech Alliance is a 501(c)3, your donations are tax deductible.
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