Since his first job at Fuji Film, Christian Rea has loved photography, technology and also entrepreneurship. The Bend native came back to Central Oregon in 2013, and is now combining those passions into a fun and friendly startup.
EDCO just announced the Bend Venture Conference Top Five Growth Stage finalists–aka the founders pitching on stage at the conference–and they include two Bend tech startups.
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.
One of the most fun parts of the Bend Venture Conference is the early stage competition. It features Central Oregon startups who are just getting going, and vying for a $17,500 award to help them launch. Adding to the fun: The audience at this month’s PubTalk, along with an expert panel, gets to weigh in on who moves on to the main conference.
Do you love contests? Do you love #winning? Do you really, really want to go to Bend Venture Conference? Then it might just be your lucky day.
With school back in session, life gets a little more scheduled — and lot busier — for families. So it seems like the perfect time to introduce you to one of Bend’s newest startups, kidcareshare.
The Venture Out Festival is accepting applications from outdoor startups through the end of this month. So if you’re looking for cash prizes, investment or simply a chance to get the word out to an enthusiastic crowd of outdoorsy people, then you best apply. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 18.
By Julie Harrelson and Natalie Dent, Cascade Angels