Category Archives: Funding

Mark Your Calendars: Closing the Funding Gap for STEAM Women

If you are a woman founder in the midst of fundraising–or an aspiring entrepreneur who may fundraise in the future–then we’ve got a cool event for you. The Technology Association of Oregon, BendTECH, Oregon BEST and this very blog are teaming up to host an evening talking about funding opportunities, challenges and resources available to startup women.

The BVC Social Impact Track is Back: Here are the 4 Startups Competing

The last batch of finalists for the Bend Venture Conference was just announced. Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) revealed the four companies that will be competing in the social impact competition, which includes for-profit companies whose business models are integrated with a social or environmental mission. Last year, companies in the Social Impact category won prizes ranging from $50,000 to $100,000.

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.”