So last night was EDCO PubTalk, and the 10 semifinalists for the early stage Bend Venture Conference competition pitched their business ideas. There was a delightful range of companies, with founders talking about everything from babysitter services to instant coffee to trip planning apps to blockchain-based tech.
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.”
Bend Outdoor Worx announced four different funding awards for its upcoming Venture Out Conference, scheduled for Oct. 18th at the Tower Theater in Bend. The conference debuted last year as the first and only funding event for the outdoor industry.
From TAO STEAM:
We’re excited to report that the eighth annual BendTECH unConference is back and scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 17th at the 1001 Tech Center. The unConference is fun-filled pitchfest for all manner of aspiring entrepreneurs, sponsored by Kollective, the City of Bend, Associated Technologies Council and the 1001 Tech Space.
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.
Tech Tours is coming back to Bend this year. The event — literally a tour of various Bend tech companies plus tacos, beer and an after party — is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 19.