Since his first job at Fuji Film, Christian Rea has loved photography, technology and also entrepreneurship. The Bend native came back to Central Oregon in 2013, and is now combining those passions into a fun and friendly startup.
Bend Outdoor Worx has announced the finalists for its second annual Venture Out Festival, a funding event focused solely on the outdoor industry. It’s happening right here on October 18th, at the Tower Theater in downtown Bend.
So last night was EDCO PubTalk, and the 10 semifinalists for the early stage Bend Venture Conference competition pitched their business ideas. There was a delightful range of companies, with founders talking about everything from babysitter services to instant coffee to trip planning apps to blockchain-based tech.
EDCO just announced the Bend Venture Conference Top Five Growth Stage finalists–aka the founders pitching on stage at the conference–and they include two Bend tech startups.
Bend-based InvestiPro announced today that it’s closed a seed round of funding from Cascade Angels. Founded by Dana Barbato, the startup provides a cloud-based platform that automates workplace investigations.
From Cascade Angels: “We loved the creativity of this entry, which was presented in the form of a pitch deck. (And, who doesn’t love a good pitch deck?) Well played, Taylor.”
Bend Outdoor Worx announced four different funding awards for its upcoming Venture Out Conference, scheduled for Oct. 18th at the Tower Theater in Bend. The conference debuted last year as the first and only funding event for the outdoor industry.
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