Are those not three of your favorite things? Because they should be. If you're not already going, motor yourself over to McMenamin's tonight for Central Oregon PubTalk. The keynote speaker is Jim Huston, co-managing director of the Portland Seed Fund.<br />

Are those not three of your favorite things? Because they should be. If you’re not already going, motor yourself over to McMenamin’s tonight for Central Oregon PubTalk. The keynote speaker is Jim Huston, co-managing director of the Portland Seed Fund.

The Portland Seed Fund is a privately managed fund and non-resident accelerator for emerging companies. Launched in 2011, it has raised about $6.5 million for its second fund, up from $3 million for its first.

The fund just graduated its fifth class of startups, which included Bend’s own Droplr. (Check back soon for a post on Droplr’s growth and lessons learned from their most recent fundraising adventure).

PubTalk will also feature presentations by Bend-based startup, Amplion Research, and Portland-based Works Electric. Amplion’s first product, BiomarkerBase is a database of every biomarker currently in active clinical use. 

Works Electric makes motorized scooters. But they’re not what you expect. Unless you’re expecting a badass scooter that seems more like a cool motorcycle that you stand on. Then they’re exactly what you expect.

It’s a great line up, topped by an update from Humm Kombucha. Hope to see you there.

Central Oregon PubTalk
5 p.m. @ McMenamin’s Father Luke’s Room

Kelly Kearsley

Kelly Kearsley

Kelly Kearsley, the co-founder of StartupBend.com, is passionate about startups, entrepreneurship and Bend. In addition to writing this blog, she creates content and manages content projects for global financial companies, tech firms and startups. She began her career as a newspaper journalist and later worked as a freelance writer. Her work has appeared in WSJ.com, Money Magazine, CNNMoney, MSNBC and Runner's World. See her work at kellykearsley.contently.com or kellykearsley.com.

You can reach Kelly by email at [email protected].
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