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BladeRunner Energy wins!

BladeRunner Energy wins!

BendBroadband Business is a sponsor of the Bend Venture Conference Early Stage Award with a cash grant of $17,500. BladeRunner Energy took it home! I caught up with the entrepreneurs shortly after Tyler Honzel, Sales Manager, presented them with their check. Watch this short interview to learn a little bit about this amazing environmentally conscious company!

Be sure to check out their website too! Just click here.

 

 

 

 

 

Tonight: Bend Venture Out Festival

Tonight: Bend Venture Out Festival

Tonight at the Tower Theatre in Bend, Oregon, the winners of the Bend Venture Out Festival will be announced! BendBroadband Business is a proud sponsor of “The only funding event solely focused on the outdoor product industry,” which is put on by Bend Outdoor Worx. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased here. Doors Open… Continue Reading

Record-breaking $3.75 million awarded at BVC

Record-breaking $3.75 million awarded at BVC

Press release from EDCO about this year’s record-setting Bend Venture Conference: OVER $3,755,000 IN FUNDING AWARDED AT THE BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE Ten Companies Across Three Competition Categories Take Home Investments and Cash Prizes Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) hosted the 13th Annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC) to a sold-out crowd and just announced the… Continue Reading

SnoPlanks wins $100K at Venture Out Festival

SnoPlanks secured $100,000 in funding Wednesday night as the winner of the inaugural Venture Out Festival. TOUGHER, a workwear company for women, took home the Break Out Award and $10,000 in investment. And CushCore, which produces an insert for mountain bikes that works as an in-tire suspension system, won $3,000 from BendBroadband Business as the winner of a special Judge’s Award. Created… Continue Reading

SnoPlanks wins $100K at Venture Out Festival

Spontaneous swimwear company takes unConference top prize

  Wedgis, a spontaneous swimwear startup founded by Sarah Drake, won the Wild Card spot at Bend’s unConference on Wednesday. Drake, 35, moved to Bend three months ago from Jackson Hole, Wyoming, to launch her business – and for the opportunity to pitch during the Bend Venture Conference week. With the Wild Card spot, Drake… Continue Reading

Live-tweeting from BVC: Jimmy Sbarra of Volcano Veggies

Back in 2014, Volcano Veggies — then a scrappy startup that used aquaponics to grow organic vegetables year-round in Bend — won the Early Stage Award at the Bend Venture Conference. This year, we’ve asked company co-founder Jimmy Sbarra to take over the BendBroadband Business Twitter account during the 2016 Early Stage Award competition on… Continue Reading

Tenth Month Campaign Celebrates Innovation

Tenth Month Campaign Celebrates Innovation

To the creative, the innovative and the daring, October is your month in Bend. The BendFilm Festival, Swivel Digital Marketing Conference, Bend Venture Conference, Bend Design and Venture Out Festival all take place next month, enhancing Bend’s reputation as a place for big and outside-the-box ideas. BendFilm kicks off the “celebration of ideas and innovation,” as Visit Bend has… Continue Reading

Five BVC Early Stage finalists selected

Five Central Oregon startups are one step closer to earning $15,000 from BendBroadband Business. CushCore, Fire Funder, Free Rain Designs, Hytchr and InvestiPro will advance to the finals of the Bend Venture Conference’s Early Stage competition on Oct. 14 after surviving Thursday’s semifinal round at Bend’s McMenamins Old St. Francis School. Touted by EDCO Executive Director Roger… Continue Reading

Five BVC Early Stage finalists selected

Semifinalists announced for BVC Early Stage competition

A handful of Central Oregon startup companies are one step closer to earning $15,000 from BendBroadband Business. The Bend Venture Conference announced Monday its 10 semifinalists for this year’s Early Stage competition. On Sept. 22, the field will narrow to five at EDCO‘s PubTalk. Those five finalists – chosen by an audience vote during the PubTalk – will then present… Continue Reading

Semifinalists announced for BVC Early Stage competition