OEN PubTalk: From Concept to Company—Idea Yesterday, Product Today, Company Tomorrow

***Online registration is CLOSED but we will take walk-ins at the door. Join us!***


We see you. You’ve got that big idea bubbling. Some days it’s all you can think about. It’s the product or service the world really needs and you’re the one who can make it a reality. But what does it take to mold your brilliant idea into a company? What are the steps you take along the way—and where are you likely to trip?

Join us for our June PubTalk and hear from entrepreneurs who have started their journey where you are now, and they’ve turned their ideas from concepts to products and built companies around those products.

Isn’t it time to stop dreaming and build something? Come to our June PubTalk and find the inspiration you’ve been looking for to put your idea into action.


The OEN PubTalk™ is our flagship monthly happy hour — a perfect starting point for new community members and a great place for established members to make new connections. The program will be preceded by time for casual networking. Registration begins at 5:15 p.m.

Hashtag: #oenpubtalk

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. Beer, wine, and soda will be available for purchase.
*Sorry, no refunds.* 

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

Photo credit for Bertony Faustin: Chad Brown chadocreative.com

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06/12/2019 05:15 PM
06/12/2019 07:00 PM
OEN PubTalk: Idea Yesterday, Product Today, Company Tomorrow
Join us for our June PubTalk and hear from entrepreneurs who have started their journey where you are now, and they’ve turned their ideas from concepts to products and built companies around those products.
Lucky Lab, 1945 NW Quimby, Portland



Malia Spencer

Reporter, Portland Business Journal

Malia Spencer covers technology and startups for the Portland Business Journal.



Sarah Smith

Co-founder, The Dyrt

After working in international education for the majority of her career, Sarah Smith became frustrated with the experience of trying to find a campground online and decided to solve the problem herself. The Dyrt helps people find campgrounds, remember their own camping experiences, and share their experiences with others – all through reviews, photos, and videos.

Bertony Faustin

Abbey Creek Vineyard & Winery

Bertony Faustin is a 1st generation Haitian American and Owner / Manager / Winemaker / Speaker / Thought provoker / Janitor at Abbey Creek Vineyard & Winery. He was a contestant on the new REAL Reality TV Show.


Callie Christensen

Co-founder, Slumberkins

As a mother and educator, Callie Christensen is on a mission to use her educational background to build and scale Slumberkins, an authentic children’s brand promoting emotional wellness. From starting as a handmade side-hustle while on an unpaid maternity leave, Slumberkins has gained traction through social media to become a well-known direct-to-consumer brand that’s resonating with both parents and educators.


Shawn Huff

President & Co-founder, Growlerwerks

When Shawn was trying to impress a girlfriend’s parents at Salishan with some of Oregon’s finest IPA, he ended up drain-pouring the stuff two days later. It had gone flat and stale in a glass growler. That’s when he decided beer lovers needed a solution to keep craft beer fresh, and GrowlerWerks was born. (It’s OK about the girlfriend: His first love is skiing, anyway.) He’s been an entrepreneur since childhood, making and selling pottery and walking sticks during summers in Ashland. He eventually wrote his first of four patents in 2006 at the age of 27.



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June 12, 2019 5:15 PM
June 12, 2019 7:00 PM
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Lucky Lab
1945 NW Quimby
Portland OR United States
Julie Brown
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