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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.

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

Video: Q&A with Early Stage Award finalist Outdoor Logic Solutions

The Bend Venture Conference, hosted by EDCO, is the largest angel conference in the Pacific Northwest. It’s also happening Oct. 15-16 at Bend’s Tower Theatre, where five finalists for the BendBroadband Early Stage Award will compete for a $15,000 prize that we’re proud to fund! In an effort to get to know the five finalists… Continue Reading

Video: Q&A with Early Stage Award finalist Radventure

The Bend Venture Conference, hosted by EDCO, is the largest angel conference in the Pacific Northwest. It’s also happening Oct. 15-16 at Bend’s Tower Theatre, where five finalists for the BendBroadband Early Stage Award will compete for a $15,000 prize that we’re proud to fund! In an effort to get to know the five finalists… Continue Reading

Video: Q&A with Early Stage Award finalist Radventure