The state’s Office of Economic Analysis put out some interesting research this morning that concludes that Bend is the “Work from Home Capital of America.” According to economist Josh Lehner, 12.1% of people living in Bend report that they work from home. Medford comes in at number 4 and Portland ranks 21st.
If you and your team like being part of a larger community, meeting lots of awesome people, taco get togethers (and free beer), then we may have a place for you. BendTECH Coworking — home to StartupBend — has a rare two offices available.
Our startup community keeps on growing, and that’s especially exciting when that growth translates to more resources for early stage entrepreneurs. OSU-Cascades launched its Innovation Co-Lab incubator last week. The Co-Lab will provide coworking space and coaching for startups.
If you like people, entrepreneurship, tech and tacos — not necessarily in that order — then we may have a job for you. BendTECH is hiring a new community and operations manager. Here is the listing. Please forward along to anyone who think may be a good fit.
The first question people ask when you arrive in Central Oregon is “what do you do?” because it’s somewhat of a coup to figure out how to live in this singularly beautiful, active, and just urban enough town. Bend is well on it’s way to becoming a mecca for independent workers and startups because many of the people who work here, or chose to start their businesses here, could go anywhere.
Construction is wrapping up at 1001 SW Emkay and all offices in our new coworking space are fully booked. We are excited to announce our move-in date of Feb 16, and a grand opening party to be scheduled soon thereafter.
I've had the privilege to help start 3 coworking spaces in Central Oregon (Bend, Redmond, and Sisters) and it makes sense to reflect on what has worked, in hopes that these lessons learned will help someone else to start a coworking space in their town.
Do you like free beer, voting on things and pitching your latest business idea? Then we’ve got an event for you. BendTECH is proud to host the 5th Annual Bend Venture unConference Oct 16. Did we mention it’s free?