Tend.ai, a Bend-based robotics software startup, has pivoted from the original premise of the company to focus on predictive maintenance for industrial manufacturing, says CEO and co-founder James Gentes.
If you like cookies and like supporting Bend startups, then today is your lucky day. The No-Bake Cookie Co. is testing out all five of its no-bake cookies in Bend and Redmond-area Albertsons and Safeway grocery stores.
Startup resources continue to pop up in Bend. The latest is Starve Ups, an Oregon startup accelerator that is opening a chapter here. Founders and other interested parties can learn more at Starve Ups’ chapter launch event April 9 at 5:30 p.m. at BendTECH.
The StartupBend inbox has been overflowing with all sorts of interesting tidbits so we decided to round them all up into one delicious soup of news. Who wants news soup? Sorry no soup for you. Just kidding. Spend a few minutes getting caught up and penciling things into your calendar.
Cascade Angels, Bend’s own organized angel fund, has been growing since its inception in 2014, both in the dollars it has to invest and the number of companies in its portfolio. To date the organization has invested $2.7 million into 17 Oregon companies. Most recently, the fund expanded its leadership team to include Robert Pease, who will join the organization’s co-founder Julie Harrelson. They will serve as fund co-managers.
When it comes to raising funds for charity, there are few things more effective than an auction. But when auction items go for less than what their donors hoped—or don’t capture the audience’s attention at all, then everyone misses out.
We survived January aka the month that lasts 10 years. In celebration I wanted to relay to you a story that I found so delightful I wish I could hear it again for the first time. I’ve been thinking—and laughing—about this anecdote that Matt Smith, founder of Tribe Pilot, told me for a few weeks.
If you know a high school girl interested in tech — or you want to support young women in STEM — then heads up: ChickTech is coming to Central Oregon. The national nonprofit is running two weekend-long events for high school students. The first is in Bend on Feb. 2nd and 3rd, and the second in Madras on March 1st and 2nd.