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Idaho’s startup hub? Turns out it’s Coeur d’Alene

Credit: Sharon Fisher, Idaho Business Review What’s the metropolitan startup hub of Idaho? Turns out it’s Coeur d’Alene. That’s according to the Brookings Institution, which recently examined the Inc. 5000 list of startups nationwide. Brookings looked at the cities with the fastest growth and made geographic conclusions, such as how many […]

Mind to Market: Filling a startup funding gap in Spokane

Credit: Kevin Blocker, Spokane Journal A handful of Spokane-area investors, including a mix of organizations and individuals, has developed Mind to Market LLC to invest in early-stage startups—and to fill a gap in the region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. Steve Trabun, Avista Corp.’s regional business manager who also serves as a liaison […]

From Silicon Valley to Vancouver, WA; AR Startup RealWear Raises $17 Million

Credit: Dave Aubrey, VRFocus Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) startups are getting more support than ever before from financiers and investors, and the industry’s worth just keeps getting bigger. In 2017 we saw investments in VR and AR technologies break records, and with several investments in companies already this year, […]

OSU-Cascades names executive director of Innovation Co-Lab

Credit: Cascade Business News Adam Krynicki recently joined Oregon State University – Cascades as the first executive director of the Innovation Co-Lab, a new center at the Bend campus that will support innovative start up companies. Prior to joining OSU-Cascades, Krynicki was director of technology and energy at the Alaska […]

Bend Startup Mission Limelight Takes Nonprofit Auctions to the Next Level

Credit: Kelly Kearsley, Startup Bend. When it comes to raising funds for charity, there are few things more effective than an auction. But when auction items go for less than what their donors hoped—or don’t capture the audience’s attention at all, then everyone misses out. “We were working on fundraising projects […]

Portland logistics startup lands $10M

Credit: Malia Spencer, Puget Sound Business Journal Online international logistics marketplace Fleet Logistics Inc. is the latest Portland-area company to announce a sizable investment round this year. The downtown Portland-based startup secured $10 million from investors led by Frankfurt, Germany,-based airline Lufthansa Cargo. As part of the deal, Lufthansa Cargo Chief Commercial […]

Portland startup, NurseGrid, a health care app maker, snags $5.7M, plans more hiring

Credit: Malia Spencer, Portland Business Journal Portland health care startup NurseGrid said Thursday it has secured $5.7 million from investors. It will use the funds to boost its product team and double-down on a growth strategy as it further scales its user base. The round was led by Durham, N.C.-based […]

Cascade Angels Expands Management Team for Latest Fund

Credit: Bend Chamber of Commerce Cascade Angels has announced that their latest fund, Fund V, will be managed by 44North Ventures LLC, under the leadership of Julie Harrelson and Robert Pease. Now in its fifth year, the Cascade Angels’ ongoing mission is to create regional opportunities for select investors and […]