BendTECH Launches First-Annual Startup Resource Fair


(Photo above: 1001 Tech Center | Photo Courtesy of BendTech)

Showcasing the region’s best entrepreneurial resources — all in one place, at one time.

BendTECH Coworking presents the first-annual Startup Resource Fair, scheduled for Wednesday, May 24 at the 1001 Tech Center. This informative and fun event puts all the resources you need to start or grow a business in one location.

The fair features two dozen exhibitors, including:

• Venture Capital, Angel Funds and Banks
• Business/Founder Mentor Groups
• Small Business Assistance Programs
• Core Professional Services
• Educational Organizations and Resources

“The goal is to give anyone who has thought about starting a business –and those who have already launched one – the chance to connect with the best resources Central Oregon has to offer,” says Kelly Kearsley, BendTECH board member.

Each exhibitor will have a table and attendees can learn more about each organization, meet key people and ask questions. In addition, the event will include short, informal presentations — Free Advice — from select exhibitors, offering up a quick bit of their expertise.

The fair will feature experienced entrepreneurs inside the BendTECH coworking space. Identified by “Ask a Founder” signage, attendees can see the coworking space and glean advice from entrepreneurs who have already started their businesses.
Admission is free. Attendees who register will receive a ticket for a free drink. Please get more information and register at online at

The Startup Resource Fair is made possible by the 1001 Tech Space, the Bend Chamber of Commerce, Summit Bank, PayneWest Insurance, Karnopp Peterson and BendBroadband Business.

BendTECH is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting early stage entrepreneurs with affordable office spaces, startup resources and events. The organization’s flagship BendTECH coworking space — at the 1001 Tech Center — offers individual desks, community desks and two dozen small offices for tech and non-tech-related workers and businesses.

Free Drink Ticket with registration

Register at

Kelly Kearsley
BendTECH Board Member
Co-Founder, StartupBend
Startup Resource Fair Exhibitors

• Seven Peaks Ventures
• Cascade Angels
• Craft3
• Summit Bank
• Silicon Valley Bank
• Economic Development of Central Oregon
• Bend Chamber of Commerce
• Business Oregon
• E::SPACE Labs
• Technology Association of Oregon
• Small Business Development Center
• Opportunity Knocks
• Oregon Office of Small Business Assistance
• Founder’s Pad
• Karnopp Peterson
• OSU-Cascades
• Central Oregon STEM Hub
• PayneWest Insurance
• StartupBend
• And more …


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