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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

Beer and Biz: $10k cash prize finalists to be selected at EDCO PubTalk

Beer and Biz: $10k cash prize finalists to be selected at EDCO PubTalk

Does the 2014 Emmy award-winning program Shark Tank (where investors decide whether to back the ideas of start-up businesses) inspire you to decide the fate of fledgling businesses? Do you care about ensuring the economic future of Central Oregon? If so, then the September 25 EDCO PubTalk is the can’t-miss event that you should plan… Continue Reading

BendBroadband Concept Award Winner: Ochoco Arms

BendBroadband Concept Award Winner: Ochoco Arms

Laser sights make guns more accurate. And that can, in certain circumstances, make them safer. “If you’re an inexperienced shooter, a laser sight can help you hit the intended target and nothing else,” says Ochoco Arms founder Sam Lambert. “That makes laser sights very useful for home defense with handguns. But there has never been… Continue Reading

2013 Bend Venture Conference Winners

2013 Bend Venture Conference Winners

  More than 425 entrepreneurs, professionals and tech magnates attended the 10th Annual Bend Venture Conference on October 18 at the Tower Theater. Every year, a group of pro investors gather to hear startups pitch their ideas. The startup with the best idea is awarded a hefty investment—this year $250,000. Bend-based cloud-computing company Nouvola took… Continue Reading

2013 Bend Venture Conference

BendBroadband is proud to once again sponsor the Concept Stage Grand Prize Award at this year’s Bend Venture Conference. We’ll be awarding $10,000 to the Central Oregonian entrepreneur with best new business idea. On October 18, six teams will present their start-up concepts to the Bend Venture Conference audience. The audience will vote for the… Continue Reading