February 2021 PubTalk Keynote Speaker: Evan Witte
Founder & Managing Director | Battery Ventures
Why the Next Generation of Startups Are Remote
Relive the February 2021 Central Oregon PubTalk keynote speech given by Evan Witte. Evan gives his insight into why more remote places like Central Oregon are no longer seen as a second-tier location.
Battery Ventures is a 37-year-old firm with a global presence, having navigated through multiple business cycles while continuing to thrive. Evan joined Battery Ventures in 2020, working to build the firm’s business-development practice through which Battery works closely with developers, technologists and product-management executives across cloud-native and innovative Fortune 500 corporations. Previously, he worked as a business development manager at Intel and has also co-founded two companies: Cursive Labs, a San Diego tech incubator, and Spoutable, an online advertising company.
PubTalk Company lineup
Pitching Company: Rising Wild
Founder & Managing Director Brooke Jackson
Rising Wild is ushering in a new era of adventure and fitness for kids and families by gamifying fitness to encourage healthy habits. Their mission is to get kids outside and moving by combining a mobile app with a monthly subscription box. Their adventure and fitness programs include virtual events and challenges with outdoor-themed Rising Wild heroes – Dawn, Sage, Sunshine, and Grit – who share stories that inspire adventure, sport, play, and the outdoors.
Company Update: TriAgenics
President & CEO Leigh Colby
Dr. Colby has founded and guided multiple successful entities over the course of his career. TriAgenics is his fifth startup with the other four still operating today. TriAgenics has developed a one-minute dental procedure that prevents wisdom teeth from ever forming, eliminating the most common surgery amongst young adults between the ages of 15 and 25. This technology will allow for general and pediatric dentists to safely and effectively deliver improved lifelong outcomes with none of the typical complications seen from the conventional extraction used today
EDCO’s Central Oregon PubTalk, held the fourth Thursday of the month, is a happy hour aimed at bringing together different facets of the business community in one place to network, share ideas, and further local businesses.