The Bend Venture Conference doled out $620,000 in investments and awards last month, but ensuing side deals have pushed the total investment figure to $877,500, Economic Development of Central Oregon reports.
By G. Matt Sybrant
EDCO Key Industry Coordinator
If you’ve been craving to connect with people in the outdoor, bio-science, tech, brewing, or food & beverage industries, you’ll want to take part in our new unConference event: speed networking sponsored by OSU Cascades.
Have an outdoor startup you want to get off the ground? Bend Outdoor Worx, Central Oregon’s outdoor industry accelerator, is on the hunt for companies to join its pending third session.
We are entrepreneurs. We are investors. We are mentors. And we are employees. We are Oregonians. And we are those who recognize the unique opportunity that now stands before this incredible state. Together, we have actively supported and contributed to the growing momentum of Oregon’s nascent startup community — and the sustainable increase in economic development it portends.
Contributed by Now for Bend, a community coalition supporting OSU-Cascades Westside campus.