Entrepreneurial Journeys Part 1: Origin Stories


How did you get the idea for your startup? When did you know your idea had legs? What gave you the confidence to make the leap and launch as a business? These questions will be answered by three successful founders in the first of a series of “Entrepreneurial Journeys” PubTalks.

From these founder Origin Stories, you’ll learn:

  • What questions will help decide if your idea is ready to go all-in
  • How to prepare for the entrepreneurial journey, both practically and emotionally
  • How to build momentum even before you start


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03/11/2020 05:15 PM
03/11/2020 7:00 PM
OEN PubTalk Entrepreneurial Journeys Part 1
Origin Stories
Lucky Lab 1945 NW Quimby




PubTalks™ are OEN’s flagship monthly happy hours — perfect starting points for folks new to the entrepreneurial community, and a great place for established members to make new connections. Casual networking begins at 5:15pm and includes free pizza and a no-host bar; program begins at 5:45.

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Cost: $15 for OEN members; $25 for non-members. We take walk-ins if space allows, but prices will be $20 for OEN members and $35 for non-members at the door. *Sorry, no refunds.* 

Not yet an OEN member? Join today and you can get a free pass to our March PubTalk!


Malia Spencer

Reporter, Portland Business Journal

Malia Spencer covers technology and startups for the Portland Business Journal. Part of this coverage includes the stories of entrepreneurs. She has been in Portland for six years. Prior to Portland, she was manufacturing and technology reporter for the Pittsburgh Business Times in Pittsburgh, PA. She is originally from the Bay Area.



Christy Goldsby

Founder, Honey Mama’s

Growing up in Portland, OR in a family of cooks, bakers, farmers, and gardeners, the kitchen was always a place of celebration, creativity, nourishment and joy for founder, Christy Goldsby. After running a family-owned bakery and coffee roasting business in the early 2000’s, she started Honey Mama’s as a way to share her love of baking and passion for health. Determined to make an impact through conscious eating, she prioritized using only the highest quality, nutrient-rich, whole superfoods in Honey Mama’s bars without sacrificing pleasure so you can thrive and your taste buds can celebrate!

Tyrone Poole

Founder, OneApp

OneApp is a movement creating resources that help everyone gain access to housing. Through partnerships with property managers, government agencies, nonprofits, businesses, and investors, we have created the largest database of rental criteria in Oregon.  OneAppOregon.com is a free online rental marketplace to pre-qualify renters for housing so they can apply for thousands of listings through one common application.


Sean McClain

Founder and CEO, AbSci

Sean McClain is a biotech innovator & entrepreneur based in Vancouver, WA.  He is the founder and CEO of AbSci, a growth-stage synthetic biology company focused on engineering microbes for the biomanufacture of therapeutic proteins.  Its patented SoluPro® expression platform rapidly produces complex proteins, ranging from mAbs, Fabs, enzymes, hormones and peptides, to emerging novel classes of biotherapeutics. Sean is passionate about developing technologies that can both drive down drug costs and enable the manufacture of difficult-to-produce molecules that would otherwise not make it to the market.  Under his leadership AbSci has grown to 43 employees, raised more than $40M in capital, and has established partnerships with industry-leading pharmaceutical companies for the development of biomanufacturing technologies for life-saving drugs.


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March 11, 2020 5:15 PM
March 11, 2020 7:00 PM
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Lucky Lab
1945 NW Quimby
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