Bend Venture Conference winner RFPIO announced a $25M investment from K1 Investment Management today. The announcement was the largest round yet for the young startup, and represented a nice return for BVC investors.
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.
The Technology Association of Oregon is hosting a valuable event for anyone who has ever had the experience of wishing they felt a little more confident, sounded more powerful or projected themselves in a different way. The Confidence Project is a three-hour workshop on July 31 for anyone, of experience level who want to develop consistent confidence when networking, leading and building valuable relationships.
Mark you calendar for Wednesday, July 11, because there’s a free speaker series launching with a great topic. The 1001 Tech Center is hosting a talk by Kris Prochaska, a business consultant, therapist and Tedx speaker, on how companies can create a better culture.
This is a guest post from a member of our tech community, David Welton, who is spearheading the local YIMBY movement, which is interested in more finding more affordable housing solutions. David connects the dots for why this is an issue for the tech community and beyond.
BendTECH is celebrating Pride month with its first Out in Tech event, Wednesday, June 20th. The evening features a panel of LGBTQ+ identifying industry professionals answering questions, discussing their experiences and offering insights about being out in tech, opportunities in the industry and more.
The BendTECH Startup Resource Fair is nearly here. As part of being the primary sponsor, Cooley is offering office hours for startup founders from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, June 7th (tomorrow) in the BendTECH lounge.
Our startup ecosystem continues to grow–and the newest addition is an exciting one. Talena Barker and Christine Callahan recently launched BendX Bootcamp, a program aimed at helping women entrepreneurs transform their ideas for a company into reality. The program is accepting applications through July 15 and the first cohort will start in September. We caught up with Talena recently to learn more about BendX. You can also catch her in person at Thursday’s BendTECH Startup Resource Fair.