May PubTalk will feature keynote speaker Dan Hobin, Co-Founder and CEO of G5 in downtown Bend. With over 20 years experience building technology companies with high growth, Dan oversees G5′s strategic direction, execution, and planning. Most recently, Dan was the Founder and CEO of SmashCast, Inc., a Web-based digital publishing company out of San Francisco, CA. Prior to SmashCast, Dan held key roles in both marketing and sales at Beyond.com, and their spin out company, CyberSource Corporation (San Jose, CA), focused respectively on online software sales and e-commerce sales. Dan is a co-founder of Bend Venture Conference, a major local event connecting early stage companies with seed investment opportunities, as well as participating on the advisory board for OSU Cascades.
Dan completed his B.A. at the University of California at Santa Barbara in Asian Studies with a focus on Japanese Business. He is also a graduate of the Shibusawa International School in Fukaya, Japan. Dan lives in Bend, OR with his wife, Sara, and three boys.
The evening will also include two company pitches:
– Amanda Krantz, Founder and CEO of DohJe, a gratitude platform that makes it easy for patients to thank nurses, doctors, therapists or any healthcare hero who goes the extra mile.
– Austin Britts, Co-Founder of Zealios ,a skincare company for athletes that goes the distance.
We’ll also get to hear brief company updates from PubTalk alum:
Darren Powderly, Co-founder and VP, Business Development of CrowdStreet, a real estate crowd funding platform and 2014 Bend Venture Conference finalist
Shannon Keith, CEO + Co-founder of Sudara, a Bend based women’s clothing line made by and benefiting Indian women.
And, of course…networking, pizza and beer.