By Sean Leslie
Founder, Cascade Cadence
By Sean Leslie
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.
Remember when we reported that new Bend startup Tribe Pilot had been selected as one of three early stage companies to pitch at the OUTFOUND festival in Hood River last weekend? They won. Matt Smith, the company’s founder, snagged the popular vote for his early-stage startup, a social app that helps plan group adventures.
Hood River will be hosting an adventure sports and outdoor innovation festival next week, and a host of Bend speakers, startups and business leaders are participating. The inaugural OUTFOUND Series, slated for June 9 through June 11, combines an outdoor business expo and startup competition with social and recreational activities. According to the news release:
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TAO Kicks Off Diversity and Leadership Series Next Week w/ Unconscious Bias Workshop - Startup News Roundup! CS Jobs, Funding Opps, BendTECH Running Club, PubTalk & More - Check Out the Bend Startups Selected to Pitch at TechFestNW - OSU-Cascades Co-Lab Incubator Seeks Startups + Kicking Off Funding Bootcamp - Kidcareshare Founder Selected for Project Entrepreneur Cohort - Come to This! Women Who Reinvent Themselves Panel Friday Morning - Cascade Angels New Fund Co-Manager Robert Pease Talks Startup Success, Failure and the Trouble with Ping Pong - Want to Dig into Coworking? BendTECH is Hiring a Community and Operations Manager - Bend Startup Mission Limelight Takes Nonprofit Auctions to the Next Level - Your Tuesday Night Plans: Bend Chamber Event Highlights Women and Entrepreneurship - Tired of Not Moving Forward on Your Next Big Thing? Maybe This Baby Whale Can Help - Know High School Girls Interested in Tech? ChickTech Weekend Workshops Coming to Bend and Madras - ICYMI: OSU Cascades CS Student Hackathon Helps Fight Human Trafficking - Bend Startup DohJe Wins OpenIDEO Gratitude in the Workplace Challenge - Does it Feel Like Everyone You Know in Bend is Starting a Biz? (Report: They Are) - TAO Women in Steam Hosts Info Event on New Equal Pay Law - Outdoor Product Startups: Bend Outdoor Worx is Accepting Apps for 2018 Accelerator Program - Bend Tech Employers Plan to Hire Nearly 300 Tech Employees in 2018 - Need Gifts? This 2017 Bend Startup Holiday Gift Guide Has You Covered - The Future is Here: How Tend.ai Co-Founder Mark Silliman Transformed His Honda into a Self-Driving Car - It's Cyber Monday! 10 Gadgety Gifts to Jumpstart Your Holiday Shopping - A Jobs Board Blowout! Apptoto, LeadMethod, Odysys, Flybook, TechSoft 3D and Bend Research Hiring - What's Next for BVC Winner LeadMethod? New Offices, More People and Plan for Growth - OnBoard Dynamics CEO Rita Hansen Chosen for U.S. Delegation Headed to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in India - Need Some Spice in Your Life? Check out Red Duck Foods Taco Sauce Kickstarter - OSU-Cascades Hosts Global Day of Code Retreat! 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Free Workshop for Improving Your Everyday Public Speaking and Presentation Skills - New OSU-Cascades CS Professor Spearheads Program to Connect Tech Employers and Students - Small Town, Big Money: Bend Startups Raise $21 Mil This Year -- And More to Come - 5 Startup Tips from Bend Founders, VCs and Serial Entrepreneurs #julieselfie - Tech Jobs on the Blog: G5, Tend.ai and TechSoft 3D Hiring - #julieselfie: Five Talent CEO on What Bend Needs to Grow Smart + Advice to His 25-Year-Old Self - BVC 2016: $3.76 Million in Investments Sets a Record, Women Slay and Oregon Wins - The unConference is 10/12! 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Startups: Win an OEN Entrepreneurship Award - How We Grew Our Startup Community by 500% - Cascade Angels Invests in Lumen Learning - Weekly Jobs Roundup: GL Solutions, Five Talent, Systema, Stridebox - 5 Lessons Learned From Our #50startups Project - Pull-Style, Hands-Free Stroller KidRunner Debuts Kickstarter - #50startups: How Hydaway Won Kickstarter and What’s Next - Cascade Angels Raises $725k for 2015 Fund - New Oregon Crowdfunding Law is the Hot Topic at ComCap:Oregon - Bend Product Designer Blows Up Kickstarter With Pocket-Sized Water Bottle - Julie Harrelson: What Makes a Great Angel and Great Investment - Bend Outdoor Worx Highlighted in Built Oregon Editorial - High Desert Maker Mill to Open on Bend's Westside - Weekly Jobs Round-Up: Manzama, Odysys, Five Talent and BendBroadband Want You - Odysys Selected by the Collision Conference - #dogsofstartups: Sage @Odysys Doesn't Do Business Casual OK? - Agency Revolution Ditches Big Office Digs, Becoming Mostly Remote - #50startups: Are You an Accidental Sales Manager? Meet UpTyck - Onboard Dynamics Selects Board, Moves Toward Commercialization - #50startups: Party Gorilla Helps You Find the Fun - Craft3 Invests $25,000 in Cascade Angels 2015 Fund - #Dogsofstartups: Meet Moses, Ti and Jax - Suggest Speakers (Maybe You?) for TedxBendWomen - #50Startups: Symplmed, Working to Streamline Healthcare - #DogsofStartups: Behind Every Good Startup is ... a Dog - Meet Bend's First Lifesize Robot - New Executives Named for Oregon Drone Industry Development - whurkin' It: Bend-based whurk Introduces Mobile App - Cascade Angels to Receive Up To $100K Investment from Oregon Growth Board - Skills That Pay Bills: New BendPoly Debuts Practical Digital Marketing Program - Bend Bioscience Event & New Website - Running Hands Free! Meet kidRunner's New Ambassador Team - Want a Coffee Bot? New Tutorial Can Help You Make One - OSU Cascades Searching For Comp Sci Prof - #50startups: Goodkid Foods Takes the Sugar Out of Snack Bars - First Look: BendTECH's New Co-Working Space Now Open - JuJu is at PubTalk Next Thursday - Navis Hiring for 25 Tech/Dev Positions in Bend - Cairn Gets New Brand Expert and Nears New Digs - #50Startups: Better Firefighting Through Technology with Firewhat - Manzama: Hiring, Volunteering and Quizzing Like a Boss - #50startups: PrestoBox First to Automate Branding Process - Startups Looking for Funds? Cascade Angels Accepting Applications - #50startups: PulsedLight Helps Drones Fly Safely - Facebook Exec Headlines SearchFest Digital Marketing Conference - BendTECH Prepares for Grand Opening - Who's That at Onboard Dynamics? Oh You Know, the Governor - Lasers and Beer at Hack Night Tonight - #50startups: Kidrunner Sprints Toward Summer Launch of Hands-Free Stroller - Join The GIF Renaissance with ScaleHouse and Caldera's Workshop - 10Barrel Founders to Present at PubTalk - Big Dream Film Showing Friday in Bend - La Pine-based TurboPUP on Shark Tank Friday - #50startups: LeadMethod Helps Companies Manage Outside Sales Reps - Meet Impossible Engine, Animating Big Tech Brands from Bend - Amplion Seeking Marketing VP, Engineer - Agency Rev is Hiring; Odysys Hired (Again) - Amplion Closes $1 Million Seed Round - Cascade Angels Invests More in BVC Winners - Marketing Blog Highlights LeadMethod as App of Week - BT Moves: Odysys Hires Jon Vlasak as Designer - SOAR Oregon Launches New Site for UAS Test Ranges - #50startups: JUJU App Like 'Emoticons on Crack' - #50startups: Former Dice Exec Founds Whurk to Connect College Kids and Brands - Meet our #50startup quiz winners! - Free Advice: Hey Startups, Here's How to Get More Press - #50startups: Onboard Dynamics and How Your Home (or Biz's) Natural Gas Line Can Fuel Your Car - #50startups: Take our Quiz. Win a Prize ... and a Hug. A Real Live Hug. - A Bend Techie's Big Dream: More Girls in STEM Careers - #50startups catch-up: Cairn Partners with Black Diamond - Help Bluebird Strategies Support Girls Who Code - Amplion Wins $150,000 Investment at RAIN Conference - Do You Like Robots and Beer? Head to Hack Night Bend - G5 and Manzama Kick Balls (It's Kickball People, Kickball) - Julie Harrelson: 5 Questions to Ask Before You Raise Money - #50startups: The Flybook Catches More Customers - Cool Kids Code Featured in Geekwire - #50startups: Can The Handsel Change How You Sell Things Online? - "Beer, Rec & Tech" Parody Music Video Goes Viral - How to Start a Coworking Space - #50startups: Agency Revolution's SaaS Transformation - Portland Incubator Experiment (PIE) 2014 Demo Day Livestream - #50startups: Volcano Veggies Plants Seeds of Growth - Seminar: Intellectual Property Essentials - BVC Recap: Bend's Amplion Wins Big Money - 2104 Bend Venture Conference Live Coverage - BVC Launch Stage Companies Coming Up: Watch Live Stream - UnConference Wild Card Winner: The Handsel Heads to BVC - BVC Preview: 5 Startups Vie for Record $500k Investment - Catching Up with Ochoco Arms, 2013's BVC Concept Winner - Cascade Angels to Announce 2015 Fund at BVC - #50startups: Cairn Introduces Outdoor Enthusiasts to New Products - #50startups: Smartwaiver Provides Digital Waivers for the Masses - ICYMI: These 5 Startups Will Pitch at BVC - Hey Startups: 4 Tips for Inbound Marketing Success - #50startups: Meet StrideBox, a Subscription Box for Runners - Unmanned Systems Conference Launches in Warm Springs - Free Advice: 5 Ways to Improve Your Startup Pitch - #50startups: Meet Ubimodo - New BendTECH CoWorking Space Debuts at the unConference - 10 Concept Stage Companies Compete for Spot at BVC - Bend-based Onboard Dynamics Secures $3 Million Grant - Built Oregon: Inspirational Stories of Entrepreneurship - #50startups: Meet Bend-based Amplion Research - There are #50startups #inbend? Read All About 'Em ... - Seven Peaks BVC Investment Makes for Biggest Prize Ever - Bend's New and Old Businesses Meet, Solve All the Problems - Take It! Survey Asks STEM Employers About Hiring Needs - FoundersPad Launches New Workshops - Bend Entrepreneur Kickstarts Innovative Collapsible Water Bottle - Cascade Angels Invests Nearly $122K in BVC - Is the Tight Rental Market Preventing Tech Hires? - 8 Ways to Get Girls Interested in Programming - Former Institu CEO Steve Sliwa Headlines Bend Venture Conference - Announcing BendTECH @ 1001: A new collaborative workspace for startups - TechfestNW Conference Erupts in Portland - There's a Search and Marketing Powerhouse Serving Google, Walmart and Nordstrom in Bend? Adam Audette with RKG Wouldn't Be Anywhere Else - All hands on ... deck at Manzama - Code Oregon Provides Free Technology Training to 10,000 Job Seekers - Why I Left Amazon and Started a Company in Bend - Bend-based Manzama Raises $1.3 Million - Cairn Headed to Bend Outdoor Worx Incubator - Cascade Angels Plans $120,000 BVC Investment - A Map of the Central Oregon Startup Ecosystem - Droplr Gains Traction with Team Accounts - Bend Life: All Work and No Play ... - PubTalk Tonight: Seed Funds, BioScience and (Motorized!) Scooters - Meet Brian Vierra: EDCO's New Venture Catalyst - Move that Bus: Steve Case Spotlights Startups Outside of SV - Boosting Bend's Entrepreneurial Ecosystem - OEN Annual Summit: Lessons from the School of Hard Knocks - 4 Hiring Tips from G5's Recruiter (Hint: It's All About Culture) - BendTECH Launches Crowdfunding Campaign - BVC Alum Elemental Technologies Hires First CFO - Work Here: G5 Seeks Two Executive Leaders - Like Aerial Robotics? You'll Love Innovation Day Bend - A Place Where You Can Fail - Do Your Kids Want to Learn to Code? Manzama Will Teach 'Em -- For Free - BendTECH Jobs: LeadMethod Offers $1,500 for Developer Referrals