About Ignite

If you had 5 minutes on stage what would you say? What if you only got 20 slides and they rotated automatically after 15 seconds?

Around the world geeks have been putting together Ignite nights to enlighten us – quickly.

I've Got 99 Cents and Not Going to Give you One

Timmy Crawford



I pretend to be rad at many things in life: skiing, writing code, being hip and trendy 30-something bendite, cooking, and writing witty things about myself on the internet. But at the root of it all, I'm a father who loves his kids, and loves playing outdoors.

Indeed there is an app for that, and most likely you *really* don't want to pay a penny for it. Journey into the mystical land of a mobile-application developer and experience what it is like to build something - and give it away, in hopes of achieving a slice of the Great American Internet Dream (aka advertising revenue). All the while, hopefully answering the question: Why are people willing to give up a piece of their privacy for throwing digital birds at chubby pigs?



Next Event

Ignite Bend ​15
​2018 TBA
Doors open at 6:00pm
Tower Theater - Bend, OR
Admission is always FREE

Tickets will be available two weeks prior to the event.


We're looking for sponsors for Ignite Bend! Please download a Sponsor Packet or check out the Sponsorships page for details.

Flame Sponsors

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Ember Sponsors

Berg Real Estate Brokers


Home System Solutions

Wanderlust Tours

Alpenglow Vacation Rentals

The Village Baker

Anjou Spa

Spark Sponsors



Multimedia Partner

Hand In Hand Productions

Media Partner

The Source Weekly

Other Partners


Mug Revolution


Mt. Bachelor

Connexion Printing

Jill Rosell Photography


Thanks to these businesses for supporting Ignite Bend!

Ideasmith • Silver Moon Brewing • Hot Box Betty • Where To Eat Guide • Dahlia's Consigment • Sara Bella Upcycled • Hypnotherapy Healing • Humm Kombucha • Robbie Bianchi • Café Sintra • Bellatazza • Spa W