From TAO STEAM:
There’s been a lot going on lately–from events to company growth to new hires to new offices. We’d love to write a story about each one of these things, but as part-time news hounds, we were falling behind. And we want to keep you in the know. So here is a high-level glance at some of the exciting things happening in our tech and startup community.
Tech Tours is coming back to Bend this year. The event — literally a tour of various Bend tech companies plus tacos, beer and an after party — is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 19.
We all know that finding small office space in Bend is like finding a magical unicorn in your backyard or a parking space downtown during the summer. It’s a challenge. So here’s some good news on the office space front: Real Time Research is subletting a small office in its building, which is directly across from BendTECH and the 1001 Tech Center (and Thump, where I spend all my money).
Yesterday we announced that Ignite TAO is presenting 11 tech talks at an event later this month. Some of you noticed that of the 11 speakers, only two are women. As one StartupBend reader and growth strategist/public speaker Kristin Luck put it in a tweet, that’s “not awesome.”
The Technology Association of Oregon has whipped up a fun little event that everyone should go to on Aug. 17. Side note: It’s right before the end of times — also known as the eclipse — and it might be the last time you can get out of your house for days. Anyways, Ignite: TAO is a fun-filled evening featuring 11 speakers, each with five minutes to give a talk on a tech-related topic.
The Outdoor Retailer Summer Market kicks off today in SLC and there’s a slew of Bend outdoor companies exhibiting, as well as many more attending the show. EDCO has also sent a team (they do every year) to let people know that Central Oregon is great place to start and grow outdoor companies.