Category Archives: Community

Time for Some Un! unConference Announces Prizes of $2,500, $1,500 AND Free Cowbells for the First 100 Attendees

People: We’re a week out from the BendTECH unConference and I wanted to make sure you all are aware of some of the new additions and changes to this year’s event, which is a fun and fast pitchfest for entrepreneurs and startup founders. First and foremost, thanks to our amazing sponsors — Kollective, City of Bend, Associated Technologies Council and 1001 Tech Space — we are offering cash and other prizes to the winning pitches.

What Will Bend Be Like in 30 Years? Join the Discussion at the Bend Chamber’s Event Tuesday 10/10

The future of Bend is a topic that’s always ripe for discussion. How much will the city grow? What will that growth look like? Who will drive it? Will it make the city better or impact the things we love? The Bend Chamber of Commerce will tackle these issues in more in a unique What’s Brewing event scheduled for Tuesday (tomorrow) at 5 p.m. at the Tower Theater.

Bend Volunteer, Philanthropist and Startup Investor Betsy Warriner on What Drives Her to Give Back #Julieselfie

Julie Harrelson, CEO of the Harrelson Group, Fund Manager of Cascade Angels, has a beloved penchant for taking selfies with entrepreneurs, investors and people of Oregon who support building a strong Oregon through entrepreneurialism. This blog continues a series of selfies + blogs about the amazing people she’s met in the last couple of years. #julieselfie

And the Winners of the Cascade Angels Bend Venture Conference Ticket Giveaway Are …

You might recall that last week Cascade Angels had a Bend Venture Conference ticket giveaway via this very blog. As part of the fun, we asked people to send in a short explanation of why they should win a ticket to BVC. The entries were fantastic and truly showcased our Central Oregon startup community — with emails coming in from early-stage startup founders, new entrepreneurs in town, recent college grads and more. Our friends at Cascade Angels had the hard job of choosing a winner. They were so moved by the number and substance of the entries, they ended up awarding not one, but two BVC tickets, and one ticket to PubTalk. The winning entries, and comments from the Cascade Angels team are below. Thanks to everyone who participated; we’d love to meet all of you at PubTalk, BVC, unConference or simply around town. The Cascade Angels BVC Ticket Giveaway winners are …   Taylor Kimberly

From Cascade Angels: “We loved the creativity of this entry, which was presented in the form of a pitch deck. (And, who doesn’t love a good pitch deck?) Well played, Taylor.”

Women in STEAM Hosts Upcoming Science Night in Support of Bend Science Station

Do you like science experiments, smart women and champagne–all for a good cause? Then you may want to join the Women in STEAM from Central Oregon, for their upcoming Science Night. On Tuesday, September 26th, TAO STEAM, and the team at the Bend Science Station, will be holding a hands-on science lesson for event attendees. Cost for the event includes drinks, hors d’œuvres and the lesson, and proceeds will go towards the construction of the new Bend Science Station’s building on the OSU-Cascades campus.


A Giant Tech and Startup News Roundup: It’s All Happening

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.