Category Archives: Events

Tribe Pilot and Locals Compass Win unConference Cash

Lots happened at the BendTECH unConference Tuesday afternoon: A line of founders camped out to snag pitch spots, 18 people pitched their best business ideas, the crowd cheered and laughed, and some founders won cash and prizes. There was also a row of people making it rain on the winners. Good times.

Time for Some Un! unConference Announces Prizes of $2,500, $1,500 AND Free Cowbells for the First 100 Attendees

People: We’re a week out from the BendTECH unConference and I wanted to make sure you all are aware of some of the new additions and changes to this year’s event, which is a fun and fast pitchfest for entrepreneurs and startup founders. First and foremost, thanks to our amazing sponsors — Kollective, City of Bend, Associated Technologies Council and 1001 Tech Space — we are offering cash and other prizes to the winning pitches.

What Will Bend Be Like in 30 Years? Join the Discussion at the Bend Chamber’s Event Tuesday 10/10

The future of Bend is a topic that’s always ripe for discussion. How much will the city grow? What will that growth look like? Who will drive it? Will it make the city better or impact the things we love? The Bend Chamber of Commerce will tackle these issues in more in a unique What’s Brewing event scheduled for Tuesday (tomorrow) at 5 p.m. at the Tower Theater.

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.”