May 2020 PubTalk Keynote Speaker: Kirk Richardson
Kirk Richardson, Former President & Current Senior Advisor, KEEN Footwear
Importance of Sustainable Practises
Experience the May 2020 Central Oregon PubTalk keynote speech given by, Kirk Richardson. Kirk dives into why companies need to pursue sustainable business practices as well as why it is important to gain a reputation as a value-led brand.
Check out the full event to hear pitches and updates from local companies and start-ups. Click here to see pitching company Nota, an update from Rupie, and of course our keynote Kirk Richardson.
Kirk serves as the Senior Advisor to KEEN Footwear in Portland, lives in Sisters and specializes in Supply Chain Sustainability and Business Leadership. Over his 40 year career in the athletic and outdoor industries, Kirk has held leadership positions at Nike, Columbia Sportswear, Mountain Hardwear, Specialized Bicycles, and KEEN. His keynote will focus on why companies need to embrace sustainable business practices while striving to earn a reputation as a values-led brand.
PubTalk Company lineup
Pitching Company: Rupie
Founder & CEO Austin Anderson
The video game industry has understandably had a huge increase in use in the last few months. Rupie is a community-focused, talent-job matching platform for building video games. Whether you are an individual or a full studio, Rupie connects you to vetted talent and gigs, facilitates project negotiation and coordination while handling all the back office legwork so you can focus on doing what you do best: creating incredible game experiences.
Pitching Company: Nota
Co-Founder & CEO Brian Wald
Have you ever listened to a podcast, heard something interesting, and then had to stop what you’re doing to take a note? Nota updates the podcast user experience in a new, smarter, visually enhanced way. The platform consists of a mobile app that lets listeners see, save and share noteworthy items from their favorite podcasts, while enabling podcast hosts to manage, measure and monetize their content.
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.