The Bend Venture Conference and the Bend Outdoor Worx conferences are coming up — and the news about the startups participating in these pitch contests has been coming fast and furious too.
Just this week, my office mate devoted multiple emails and two frustrated phone calls to an unsuccessful attempt to cancel a subscription box. The process was hard to navigate, and ultimately left her infuriated and not only unlikely to recommend the company, but also probably apt to actively campaign against it.
The Technology Association of Oregon will host its annual tech tour in Bend on Monday, Sept. 17. The unique events offers job hunters, tech enthusiasts and students the chance to tour several of Central Oregon’s tech companies, see what they’re working on, and network with potential employers. The Bend event is part of a statewide week of tech tours, with TAO hosting similar events in Portland, Eugene, Vancouver, and Hood River.
The third week of October may seem far enough away – especially as we’re still wearing flip flops and remembering the fun of summer. But such is the nature of time, it keeps on moving and here we are thinking about Bend Venture Conference.
For the second year in a row, the Bend Fall Festival will feature a section of booths dedicated to local startups. Last year, several startups took the opportunity to show their products and concepts to the 40,000 people that flood downtown for the two-day event.
Yes, it’s one billion degrees outside and all you want to do is put your buns in an inner tube and float down the river. BUT FALL IS AROUND THE CORNER. And for startup founders, that means now is the time to apply for the Bend Venture Conference.
The Technology Association of Oregon is hosting a valuable event for anyone who has ever had the experience of wishing they felt a little more confident, sounded more powerful or projected themselves in a different way. The Confidence Project is a three-hour workshop on July 31 for anyone, of experience level who want to develop consistent confidence when networking, leading and building valuable relationships.
Mark you calendar for Wednesday, July 11, because there’s a free speaker series launching with a great topic. The 1001 Tech Center is hosting a talk by Kris Prochaska, a business consultant, therapist and Tedx speaker, on how companies can create a better culture.