Category Archives: Case Studies

ManagedIP Webinar: December Edition

ManagedIP Webinar: December Edition

The New Year is just around the corner. For some, that means a fresh start. In this 15-minute webinar our expert will tell you what needs to be done to your managedIP system when a familiar face leaves for a new place.

Maintaining your system is important, so we’ll show you how to remove personal settings in web portal. We’ll also show you how to reset the name recording in the voice mail box by calling in through the phone.

The month’s webinar will take place Thursday December 21 at 3 pm.

Register right here.

Don’t miss this opportunity. Attendees will also be eligible for a $5 Amazon gift card code at the webinar’s conclusion.

Two guys, an idea and lots of sandpaper

When SnoPlanks founders James Nicol and Ryan Holmes won the BendBroadband Early Stage Award at the 2015 Bend Venture Conference, they were handed one of those comically huge checks for $15,000. A month later, Nicol is talking about the experience in SnoPlanks’ sanding room, which is bigger than that big check — though not by much.… Continue Reading

Two guys, an idea and lots of sandpaper

Catching up with KidRunner

Numbers tend to grab headlines at the Bend Venture Conference. In 2014, the Northwest’s largest angel conference attracted more than 400 attendees, 50 prominent investors and 65 companies. Over $1 million was invested at BVC, including $250,000 for Amplion Research and $100,000 for for Poachedjobs. The numbers grab headlines, of course, because they’re impressive. But… Continue Reading

Innovation in an ancient industry at Silver Moon Brewing

Innovation in an ancient industry at Silver Moon Brewing

Since taking over Silver Moon Brewing two years ago, owners Matt Barrett and James Watts have given the business a technological makeover. Everywhere you look inside Bend’s third-oldest brewery and its adjacent pub, you’ll find evidence of the duo’s modern approach to an ancient industry. There are dynamic digital tap lists hanging above the bar. Webcams… Continue Reading

BendBroadband Concept Stage Award Finalist Q&A: KidRunner

As Will Warne owner of KidRunner shares, the US market for kid joggers tops $400 million a year. While KidRunner is up against established brands, it has an advantage it can exploit as it gears up to go to market – KidRunner’s performance if far superior for people looking to run and explore with their… Continue Reading

BendBroadband Concept Stage Award Finalist Q & A Series: Free Range Equipment

BVC Concept Stage Finalist Q&A: Tosch Roy, founder and CEO of Free Range Equipment, functional purpose built backpacks for the performance focused athlete Central Oregon abounds with outdoor adventures as do the number of businesses geared toward outdoor sports! Bend Venture Conference Concept Stage finalists Free Range Equipment is one of those companies and Owner/Manager… Continue Reading

BendBroadband Concept Stage Award Finalist Q&A Series: Volcano Veggies

Post update: Watch a video interview with the Sbarras on our YouTube channel. Volcano Veggies is growing organic produce and fish right in the heart of Bend. Using aquaponics, the combination of acquaculture and hydroponics, the company is working to provide local fresh, nutritious food year-round to the people of Central Oregon and, eventually, to… Continue Reading

BendBroadband Concept Stage Award Finalist Q & A Series: Bird Dog Bioventures

BVC Concept Stage Finalist Q&A: Patrick Young founder of Bird Dog Bioventures and Owner of Veterinarian Practice The Athletic Horse Q: What was the big idea or experience that led you to found your company/product? A: I’d been working on a new vaccination for a disease in horses called Pigeon Fever. I came up here… Continue Reading

BendBroadband Concept Stage Award Finalist Q & A Series: Cairn

Rob Little of Cairn Plans to Disrupt How Consumers of the Outdoor Industry Find and Purchase Products   The outdoor recreation industry in the US generates $646 billion in consumer spending each year, according to the Outdoor Industry Association. Whether it’s an established brand with a new product or a fledgling business just getting its… Continue Reading

What Might Be Ahead for the BVC Concept-Stage Winner? Ask Ochoco Arms CEO Sam Lambert.

What Might Be Ahead for the BVC Concept-Stage Winner? Ask Ochoco Arms CEO Sam Lambert.

Less than a year ago, Prineville-based Ochoco Arms won the Bend Venture Conference Concept-Stage Division, taking home the $10,000 cash prize from BendBroadband. We touched base with CEO Sam Lambert to get an update on the company and learn what has transpired in the past year. When it comes to the outdoors, Central Oregon is… Continue Reading