Central Oregon PubTalk

Presented By Economic Development of Central Oregon

  • 5 p.m. networking; Program begins at 6 p.m. |
  • $20 EDCO/OEN Members, $30 Non-Members which covers admission, a drink and appetizers. (Reservations required; call EDCO at 541-388-3236)) |
  • 18 and over

About Central Oregon PubTalk

This month:

Stand up for Kialoa Paddles
Started on Oahu in 1991, KIALOA Paddles grew out of Dave Chun's love for outrigger canoe racing. Driven by the desire to build the best paddles in the world, Dave started crafting wood paddles on his parents' lanai. Shortly thereafter, he met Midwestern transplant Meg, and it was a marriage of west and east, island heritage and mainland progressiveness.

In 1992 the Chuns moved the company to Bend, bringing the Aloha spirit with them. Against all odds, they started an outrigger club in the High Desert. Nowadays KIALOA makes a full line of stand up, outrigger and dragon boat paddles. You can still find Dave and Meg paddling on the Deschutes River near the shop, together on the water.

Check out these three early stage presenters:
Hear Founders Pad entrepreneur Kara Dake talk about how her startup, Signalfy, creates a platform for electronic dance music, the fastest growing mainstream music genre in the U.S. The new discovery platform launches in beta format in Portland this February.

Beth Larsen has turned her attention to a common product that has sorely needed an update: pet beds. Waggletops are snuggly "fitted sheets" for dog and cat beds, designed to be pulled off and washed in a jiffy. No more wrestling with covers and throwing away old beds!

After an extensive corporate career in real estate, Reese Mercer is now focused on animal advocacy. Fido Love is an online meeting place that helps pet lovers find a new home for your dog, or find a great new dog for your home.

About PubTalk:

This monthly event celebrates the spirit of entrepreneurship in Central Oregon and strives to provide a unique forum where leaders of growing businesses can network with qualified funding sources, fellow entrepreneurs, key advisors, and business professionals. PubTalk is the 4th Thursday of every month.    

Event Overview
Our monthly PubTalks feature a keynote speaker, as well as presentations by early stage companies seeking capital, advice, and feedback on their business plans. Keynote speakers are business leaders from around the region and state who share innovative business concepts, best practices and "lessons learned" for the benefit of the PubTalk audience.

Who attends PubTalk?  A diverse crowd that likes to mingle for the hour before presentations start.  The crowd typically includes entrepreneurs, media, investors, consultants, corporate executives, attorneys, financial professionals, service providers, and technologists. 

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm Networking - Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres
6:00 pm to 6:30 pm Announcements & Early Stage Company Presentation 
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm Keynote Speaker Presentation

Cost and Registration 
$20     EDCO & OEN Members 
$30    Non-Member Rates
Cost includes hors d'oeuvres and a free beverage (choice of beer or wine)

You may pay in advance by credit card online or call 541-388-3236. At the door, you may pay with cash, check (payable to EDCO) or a credit card.  Click here to subscribe to receive Central Oregon PubTalk Updates & Information.

Contact Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO): ereilly@edcoinfo.com or 541-388-3236.

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