Don’t Miss the First PubTalk of 2023


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We’re excited to ring in 2023 with you at the first PubTalk of the year. Claude Ciocan will showcase his new technology, AppFit. We’ll also hear from Paul Evers and Thomas Angel on future plans for Cultivate Bend, a community for Central Oregon’s natural products consumer packaged goods (CPG) businesses, and Humm Kombucha Co-founders, Jamie Danek and Michelle Mitchell, will offer insights on scaling with a focus on company culture. Join us for all these exciting speakers, networking, food, and beverages this January!


Company Pitch: AppFit by Uptech Studio
Claude Ciocan | Founder, Uptech Studio
Matt New | Founder, Uptech Studio

Update: Cultivate Bend
Paul Evers | CEO and Co-founder, Riff and Co-founder, Crux Fermentation Project
Thomas Angel | CEO and Co-founder, Altitude Beverages

Keynote: Humm Kombucha
Michelle Mitchell | Co-founder and Chief Culture Angel, Humm Kombucha
Jamie Danek | Co-founder, Humm Kombucha

Keynote Spotlight: Humm Kombucha

Founded in 2009 by kombucha enthusiasts Jamie Danek and Michelle Mitchell, Humm is one the largest, fastest-growing beverage brands. From the company’s early days brewing in the founders’ kitchen, through its move to a state-of-the-art brewery, Humm has remained focused on great taste, accessibility and overall wellness, because health and happiness go hand-in-hand.

Unlike other kombucha brewers, Humm didn’t start off marketing to health food stores. Jamie and Michelle believed everyone should have the option to try this healthy, delicious beverage, so they marketed it to supermarkets and gas stations where kombucha wasn’t typically found. Today, you’ll find Humm beverages available at some of the world’s biggest retailers and across all 50 states as well as Sweden and Canada.

Join us in January to hear how Humm is working to maintain company culture as it scales.

Thursday, January 26
Silver Moon Brewing | In-Person + Virtual
4:30pm Networking | 5:30pm Program
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