[image-3]Pecha Kucha is back y’all. It’s been five long months since the last Pecha Kucha talk, held during this year’s Wine + Food festival. But on Tues. Aug. 23 the event returns. The location, as usual is TBA, but we do know that this month’s Pecha Kucha theme is entrepreneurship. Tickets go on sale Tues. Aug. 16. Read on for speaker info.
Adam Fetsch, Daydreamer Concepts
From the people who brought you Rewined Candles, Daydreamer Concepts is a product development, manufacturing, distribution and marketing company launched in early 2016 by Rewined founder Adam Fetsch. Read more about Fetsch’s various projects, including Wentworth Street boutique Candlefish and flagship brands Produce, Lulie Wallace, and 42 Pressed, here.
David Crowley and Jimmy Poole, The Alley
Co-owners of downtown’s only bowling alley/bar and restaurant, David Crowley and Jimmy Poole opened The Alley four years ago after launching a successful restaurant/bowling alley in Raleigh, N.C. Since then The Alley has become an uber popular spot for watching sports and live music, and for, well, bowling. Poole’s latest project is with Chef Robert Berry. The two are opening Pancito & Lefty in Upper King’s old Zappo’s Pizza spot some time this winter.
Dave Brown, Shine Papers
Shine Papers are kind of what they sound like — 24 karat gold rolling papers. That’s what you were thinking, right? Dave Brown, CEO of Shine Papers, came up with the papers’ design, so that joints smoke with a slow burn and gold ash. While Charlestonians can’t enjoy Brown’s papers as they were intended, for marijuana, of course, you can snag some of your own on your next trip to Colorado.
Alicia Aloe, Open Angler
Open Angler is a company that helps you find and book fishing charters. Co-founded by Alicia Aloe and Eddie Eddenfield, the company was featured in P&C‘s Inside Business section earlier this year. Calling themselves the Airbnb of fishing charters, the company is based in Charleston but operates with 1,200 guides across 37 states.
Alex Collier, Sunday Ent.
We most recently wrote about Alex Collier, founder of Sunday Ent., an original composition, music library, and licensing company, this past January in “Gig to Gig,” an article about young creatives in the Holy City. The Berklee College of Music grad, along with business partner Josh Smoak, has created a music library of 300 tunes. He also manages local bands like Faline and Heyrocco.
Christine Osborne, Wonder Works
Christine Osborne is the owner of Wonder Works, City Paper‘s Best of Charleston Best Toy Store for four years now. After 25 years in the toy store business, Osborne knows a thing or two about what does and doesn’t work in the land of entrepreneurship. One thing that does work? Community involvement. And Osborne has plenty of that, donating to children’s charities and supporting local child entrepreneurs, musicians, and authors.
Ryan Fiorini, Biotech entrepreneur
Selected as one of Charlie Magazine’s 50 Most Progressive earlier this year, Dr. Ryan Fiorini was the president and CEO of Perle Bioscience, a company that seeks to find treatments and a cure for Type 1 diabetes. Learn more about its mission here.
Rob Bertschy, Swurfer
You’ve probably seen a Swurfer somewhere in the Lowcountry — a swing that creates the sensation of surfing, through the air of course. Founded by Rob Bertschy, the swing came into being after Bertschy decided to create a piece of curved wood for his kids to rock back and forth on until they were old enough to actually surf the ocean. Learn more about the swing here.