March 2021 PubTalk Keynote Speaker: Randy Adams
Managing Partner, C-Level Solutions | Strategic Advisor
Three Failures of a Serial Entrepreneur
Experience the March 2021 Central Oregon PubTalk keynote speech given by, Randy Adams. Randy dives into his own experiences as a serial entrepreneur and the three failures to avoid.
Check out the full event to hear pitches and updates from local companies and start-ups. Click here to see pitching company Boundless, an update from Josie’s Best Gluten Free Mixes, and of course our keynote Randy Adams.
Randy Adams has a vast background of knowledge, having been a serial entrepreneur for over 35 years. He’s founded nine venture-backed technology companies including autonomous vehicle insurance, digital avatars, software-publishing, IT, e-commerce, and two celebrity-based digital media companies (ever heard of Will Ferrell or Marlon Wayans?). He’s published more than 30 consumer software applications that have collectively sold more than 20 million copies worldwide. Raised more than $100M in venture capital. Had five successful start-up exits return more than $1B to investors…and the list goes on.
He is credited with raising the initial funds for Yahoo, creating the first desktop publishing app for the PC, managing the team that created PDF and Acrobat, and creating the first e-commerce site on the web. Currently, he runs C-Level Solutions, providing consulting services for early-stage companies.
PubTalk Company lineup
Pitching Company: Boundless
Co-Founder Ian Gregg
Flying on commercial airlines can be inefficient, unpredictable and exhausting. Boundless was created to raise your transportation expectations by defining a new category of travel: personal aviation. They aim to make your final travel destination more accessible for both pilots and passengers. Think of it as a charter solution for the environmentally and cost-conscious individual. Boundless is empowering people to move seamlessly between home, work and play with an elevated mobility solution.
Company Update: Josie’s Best Gluten Free Mixes
Founder & CEO Josie Johnson
Some of Founder & CEO Josie Johnson’s main passions are cooking and baking. But when allergies led her to go gluten-free, Josie’s Best was born. Josie’s Best produces gluten-free and allergen-free baking mixes from Sisters, Oregon. Recently, they were featured on Good Morning America, further spreading the word of their delicious mixes.
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.