Announcing May’s PubTalk Lineup


(Photos | Courtesy of EDCO)

PubTalk is just two weeks away and will feature more Bend Outdoor Worx (BOW) cohort companies. One is a mission-driven, women-founded hiking sock company. The other is creating versatile easy-to-pack vehicle awnings. Is anyone else ready to get outside and play?

Plus, an update from a condiment co-founder that stirred up a startup in a college classroom and a keynote from a local overland vehicle company born from a lifetime of adventure.


Lance Gillies | Co-Founder & CEO | EarthCruiser Overland Vehicles
Michelle Boltz | Co-Founder | EarthCruiser Overland Vehicles

BOW Pitching Companies:

Brittany Coleman | Founder & CEO | Tough Cutie
Henry Proegler & Matthew Pearson | Co-Founders | MoonFab
Check out two other BOW cohort companies: ESPLORI & Tailgate Industries

Company Update:

Jessica Zutz Hilbert | Co-Founder | Red Duck Foods

Company Spotlight

Brittany Coleman | Founder & CEO
Tough Cutie
Tough Cutie is a new women’s outdoor brand on a mission to support women from the ground up and increase diversity in the outdoors. Thoughtfully designed for the outdoor enthusiast, their Tough Cutie Hikers are made with merino wool and include performance features to keep you out longer and stronger. Their first product is a premium women’s hiking sock they named Eve: The Original Ladies Light Weight Hiker Crew.
Tough Cutie is the only minority-owned outdoor sock brand with a majority women-owned value chain.

Central Oregon PubTalk
Thursday, May 26
Silver Moon Brewing | In-Person + Virtual
5pm Networking | 5:30pm Program

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