Growth in Eugene Technology Sector

Growth in Eugene Technology Sector

We love hearing stories about growth in Eugene — it is, after all, home to our largest Jones & Roth office. Check out this excellent article by Matt Sayre, Director at Technology Association Eugene, about the bright future of the city’s technology sector. “How Eugene’s tech sector plans to triple employment by 2021” by Matt Sayre, Director, Technology Association Eugene Read Full...
Bend Venture Conference Awards $620k to Startups

Bend Venture Conference Awards $620k to Startups

The Startup & Emerging team at Jones & Roth CPAs & Business Advisors were honored to participate in the 12th Annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC). Congratulations to EDCO, the Cascade Angels and all of the other sponsors, volunteers and stakeholders that contributed to this outstanding event. The BVC is quickly becoming one of the top entrepreneurial events in the country. The BVC attracted record attendance, the sold out crowd watched over $620,000 funded to deserving companies in the early and growth stages. Winners of the BVC, LLC, Growth Stage competition Growth Stage finalist, Odysys, which helps hotels drive more direct bookings at a lower cost by allowing hoteliers to connect, manage and track digital marketing efforts with one simple platform, won the conference’s major prize, a $205,000 investment. A secondary investment of $125,000 was awarded to Perfect Company, a Vancouver, Wash., company revolutionizing cooking with a connected scale and interactive recipe solution. The investment arm of the conference, BVC, LLC, awarded the Growth Stage investments following considerable due diligence of each of the five presenting finalists. The investment included $50,000 from Oregon Community Foundation/Meyer Memorial Trust and $75,000 from Oregon Growth Account.“The caliber of the companies pitching this year was outstanding,” said Brian Vierra, Venture Catalyst for EDCO. “Odysys and Perfect Company built on their success from last year and were strong on the stage. We hope to announce final investment dollars in the next few weeks.” Winner of the $15,000 BendBroadband Business Early Stage competition SnoPlanks won the $15,000 BendBroadband Business Early Stage Cash Prize. For this competition, conference attendees voted on the company they believed could benefit the most from the...
Startup Client Feature: Civil Comments

Startup Client Feature: Civil Comments

Jones & Roth startup client Civil Comments was recently featured in a Fast Company article. The startup based in Portland Oregon promises to fix community comments on the web. Internet comments are broken. A small population of abusive trolls have ruined Internet commenting for everyone. On this, pretty much everyone can agree. What people can’t agree on is what to do about it. Some sites nuke their comment sections from orbit. Others hire teams of moderators to try to police the trolls. And still others just shrug and are content to see the conversation shift off-site to Facebook and Twitter. Read Full Article...
OEN Announces Finalists for the 22nd Annual Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards

OEN Announces Finalists for the 22nd Annual Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards

Portland, Ore., Sept 1,  2015— The Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN) is pleased to announce 16 finalists—from over 60 nominees—for the 2015 OEN Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards. After a series of interviews and reviews by expert judging panels, OEN will announce one winner from each category—Launch Stage, Development Stage, Growth Stage, and Entrepreneurial Achievement—on October 22nd, 2015 during the 22nd annual awards ceremony at the Oregon Convention Center. The Game Changer winner will be determined by an audience vote. Read the full article by the Oregon Entrepreneurs...
Beaverton Looks for a Few Good Incubator-Worthy Startups

Beaverton Looks for a Few Good Incubator-Worthy Startups

The City of Beaverton and startup incubator Oregon Technology Business Center want to give $100,000 to local startups. The pair have created the Beaverton $100K Startup Challenge, which will dish the money among five startups and provide coaching and mentoring expertise from the Business Center. Read the full story by Andy Giegerich, Digital Managing Editor of the Portland Business...
Silicon Forest Celebrates 8th Birthday

Silicon Forest Celebrates 8th Birthday

Congratulations to Silicon Forest, the excellent blog covering the startup scene in Portland Oregon. Rick Turoczy has done an amazing job with this project. They are celebrating their 8th year anniversary.  Silicon Forest is 8. Terrific resource for following Portland startup news and...