November 2020 PubTalk Keynote Speaker: Todd Laurence
Todd Laurence | Managing Director | Thimble Peak Advisors
What Every Founder Needs to Know About Sales and Marketing
At the November 2020 Central Oregon PubTalk, we heard from Todd Laurence as he discussed what every founder needs to know about selling and marketing.
Check out the full event to hear pitches and updates from local companies and start-ups. Click here to see pitching companies Seahorse Chocolate and Holm Made Toffee, an update from fsboHandshake, and our keynote Todd Laurence.
With sales being the key to any successful company, this discussion will apply to companies of any size. Todd is a sales leader in the technology industry, delivering workshops at various venture accelerators and colleges, including Princeton University. He’s sold complex enterprise solutions and built sales teams globally for two decades with expertise spanning a plethora of industries from open source software, large scale analytics, robotics and AI, supply chain/manufacturing, and even food/ag tech.
PubTalk Company lineup
Pitching Company: Seahorse Chocolate
Owner Amanda Gartrell
Seahorse is a single-origin chocolate studio in Bend. They believe the yummiest chocolate is a direct result of people who care deeply about the work they do everyday. They find chocolate by seeking partners who focus on transparency and quality in their work, offering direct-trade certified, single-origin cocoa that reflects the craft of the farmers and producers. Once you try their chocolate, you’ll understand!
Pitching Company: Holm Made Toffee
Chief Toffee Officer & Co-Owner Randi Holm
Founded in Glide, Oregon in 2007, Holm Made Toffee is a family-owned artisan confectioner now headquartered in Bend. Holm Made Toffee crafts their candy in traditional handmade batches, utilizing Oregon-grown hazelnuts and ingredients sourced from the Pacific Northwest in every batch.
Company Update: fsboHandshake
Co-Founder Stephanie Hix
fsboHandshake allows home sellers and buyers to transact real estate online directly, without the need for commissioned real estate agents. fsboHandshake provides the platform, tools and guidance to complete real estate transactions with confidence all the way from offer to closing, for a flat fee. Hear what they’ve been up to since their first PubTalk appearance in 2019.
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.