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Entrepreneur Storytime: Hangtime

  • Second Street Brewery - Rufina Taproom 2920 Rufina St. Santa Fe, NM 87507 (map)

Get ready to hear Haj Khalsa, founder of Hangtime and inventor of KOALA, the smartphone leash for life on the go, share his story. We’ll get the inside scoop on what it’s like to design, test, manufacture, capitalize, and bring to market an ingenious product from right here in sunny Santa Fe. Haj will also share some of what he's learned while exploring and testing possible avenues for funding, from tapping into local resources to launching a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo and strutting his stuff at a recent startup competition (more on that at “Smartphone tether inventor pitches for $10K.)”

If that wasn’t enough, we’ll also hear snippets of the story of the Rufina Tap Room, Second Street Brewery’s third Santa Fe location. Since opening in 2017, the Rufina taproom has been offering an ever-changing rotation of their unique beers, featured beer from other NM breweries, unique food, super service, and live music within a rapidly evolving Santa Fe area formerly considered an industrial zone.