Speakers Announced for the First PubTalk of the Year

People laughing at McMenamins, PubTalk logo, EDCO logo


BEND, OR (January 16, 2019)Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) has announced the speakers for the next Central Oregon PubTalk on Thursday, January 24, 5 pm at McMenamins in Downtown Bend. Tickets are on sale now and available via Eventbrite here.

EDCO’s Central Oregon PubTalk 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.

Keynote Speaker
Peter Horan, Founder, 
Horan MediaTech Advisors

Peter C. Horan is an investor, operator and advisor with a history of building successful media, commerce and ad technology businesses. As a CEO and independent director, he has been part of nine profitable exits in the last fifteen years totaling approximately $2 billion in value and $3 billion in public market value creation. He is an active early stage investor involved with the Oregon Angel Fund, Cascade Angels and Portland Seed Fund.

Previously, he was President and COO of Answers, Corp., CEO of IAC Media and Advertising, CEO of About.com, CEO of AllBusiness.com, and more. He is currently on the board of directors of Lending Tree, Business.com, Spirited Media, Topix, AdZerk, and Outdoor Project.

His keynote ‘From Prunes to Petabytes: The Unlikely History of Silicon Valley’ will focus on how Silicon Valley transformed from an agricultural paradise to the tech capital of the world. He’ll also discuss making decisions in the absence of data, the challenge of forecasting the impact of new technologies, and more.

Company Pitches
Julie Mosier and Henry Mosier, Co-founders, Food For The Sole
Food For The Sole is a dehydrated adventure food company based out of Bend, OR that makes lightweight and great tasting dehydrated meals, prepared with the freshest ingredients to give you the best-tasting experience in the backcountry.

Tommy Chipman, CEO and Co-founder, Season Search
Season Search was born out of frustration and a minor run-in with the law. Co-founder Tommy Chipman was fishing with proper licenses, but unaware of a “special exception” hidden in pages of regulatory PDFs with big consequences.

Season Search provides a universal regulatory format for businesses to provide governmental regulatory data (currently hunting and fishing regulations) to their customers in an easy to understand. The system is provided through API’s, embed codes and widgets using scalable cloud infrastructure.

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm Networking – Drinks and appetizers
6:00 pm to 6:45 pm Company Presentations
6:45 pm to 7:30 pm Keynote Speaker

Cost and Registration
$26 EDCO & OEN Members (Become an EDCO Member here)
$36 Non-Members

Admission includes appetizers and a free beverage (choice of beer, wine, or soda).

Title Sponsors

2017 PubTalk Title Sponsors Columbia Bank, Karnopp Peterson, University of Oregon, Velox Systems

About Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO)

Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) is a non-profit corporation supported by private and public members and stakeholders, whose mission is to create middle-class jobs in Central Oregon by: recruiting new employers to move to the region; helping entrepreneurs start new, scalable businesses; and working with businesses that are already here to grow their operations. For more information, visit www.edcoinfo.com.

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