Category Archives: Co-working

BendTECH Coworking Evolves + Tech Talk This Week


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.

BendTECH Construction

BendTECH Prepares for Grand Opening

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.

How to Start a Coworking Space

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.

Announcing BendTECH @ 1001: A new collaborative workspace for startups

The Tech Alliance of Central Oregon is excited to announce a new, premier co-working space for startups and technology professionals. Formerly Techspace Bend, the new BendTECH facility will add an impressive 3,000sqft indoor/outdoor cafe + bar + event space, bike racks and showers, redundant fibre for best-in-class internet connectivity, tech-related events and worskhops, free beer, and plenty of parking.

Central Oregon Startup Ecosystem

A Map of the Central Oregon Startup Ecosystem

After a few folks pointed out that we lacked a proper guide for how entrepreneurs could get their business concepts funded, I created this infographic to help visualize our ecosystem. We were coming up on the Bend Venture Conference in 2013 and had an exciting array of companies exiting FoundersPad and entering the competition.