How to Make a Splash in Silicon Beach

  • April 3, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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Award-winning transmedia producer, author, and entrepreneur Lisa Nicole Bell will share specific strategies you can use to grow your business in Silicon Beach. As an active member and supporter of the startup and tech communities in LA, she has her finger on the pulse of the most effective ways to capitalize on fresh Silicon Beach opportunities. From press and brand building to networking and fundraising, Lisa will share the secrets and strategies you need to reach your business milestones and fully realize your professional potential.

You'll learn:

-How to leverage the unique business opportunities in Silicon Beach

-Where to find funding in LA

-How to build a network that tangibly improves your bottom line

-Why your brand needs a powerful story (and how it can get you major press)

Bio:

Named a Woman Making a Difference by the Los Angeles Business Journal, Lisa Nicole Bell is an entrepreneur, transmedia producer, and on air personality whose projects have earned a variety of awards and nominations including the Cable Positive award, an NAACP Theatre award, and the Young Entrepreneur of the Year award. Lisa's background spans several industries in LA including entertainment, real estate, business development, social good, and digital media. She now serves as the founder and CEO of Inspired Life Media Group where she and her team conceive, develop, and produce original premium content and programming for multiple platforms. Lisa also writes a column for Ad:Tech and contributes to Fast Company.


In addition to being named a Strong Entrepreneur to Follow by Women 2.0, Lisa and her work have appeared in Forbes, Mashable, Black Enterprise, PBS, Fox Small Business, and more. Lisa has delivered keynote talks at national and international events including TEDx, CEO, Black Women for Wellness, and S.T.R.A.W. Bahamas. She holds a degree in Business Law from California State University, Northridge, a Princeton Review Best Business School in America. Lisa also serves as the co-chair of the LA chapter of the Young Entrepreneur Council and actively supports startup and tech communities.

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  • Jim N.

    I truly enjoyed the Blacks in Technology MeetUp last night at Google headquaters here in LA. Lisa Nicole Bell (http://lisanicolebell.com/) impressed me with her insight, humor, and advice on How to Make A Splash in Silicon Beach

    1 · April 4, 2013

    • John M.

      Meetup.com is a much better service for advancing our mission. Each month's turnout is a testimony to that.

      April 4, 2013

    • Bryan F.

      Case closed for me. Back to my lab I go. Love yall!

      April 4, 2013

  • Yvette T.

    @ John I strongly agree Meetup is a great tool! In spite of the fact that I personally know about 5 members in this group (ie. Ron Patterson) and have known each of them for a period of several years, NONE of them have ever suggested and/or simply mentioned the group. Instead, it took me to sign up w/ Meetup to know that this BITLA exists. After Lisa's presentation last night, I am undeniably ecstatic that I am a new member of this group...Hello ALL! Simply put, she was awesome!!! Cheers to Lisa for her double shot of "Informational Liqueur". Like others who attended, I was truly intoxicated by her insight, energy and spirit. I am not a "Tech" person but I am a "Lifestyle Designer" who needs technology to further advance my business. I am also a "Believer" and I believe in this group. I look forward to attending future mtgs. Bye for now!

    6 · April 4, 2013

  • Ron

    Lisa was quite excellent!

    1 · April 4, 2013

  • Ron P.

    BITLA is invited to stop by Sara The Wine Bar (http://sarathewinebar.com/) 11800 W JEFFERSON BLVD CULVER CITY, CA 90230 after the meeting for a glass of wine and up close networking from 9PM-11PM. Enjoy!!!

    1 · April 2, 2013

    • Ron P.

      John I may bring a couple guests to the meeting tonight but not all are confirmed:

      Ron Patterson Guests RSVP:
      Frank Cruz
      Brian Adams
      Orie Boone
      Anthony Runnels

      April 3, 2013

  • Glenn O.

    Will be there...

    April 3, 2013

  • Michael J.

    Out of town for this one. See you next time!

    April 2, 2013

    • John M.

      See ya next time

      April 3, 2013

  • Jas

    Ian Dunn may attend with me.

    April 3, 2013

  • Roy

    Just to confirm the meeting is 7-8pm.. The google plus account gave another time that's why I'm asking

    April 2, 2013

    • John M.

      I see a 7pm start in G+

      April 2, 2013

  • Eileen A.

    Personal scheduling conflict at the last minute.

    April 2, 2013

    • John M.

      Sorry to hear that. Hopefully we'll see you next month Eileen.

      April 2, 2013

  • Dion J.

    Can't wait...

    1 · April 2, 2013

  • Lisa B

    +8
    Robert Lambert
    Trey Haley
    Roy Wood Jr
    Shari Alexander
    Brittney Castro
    Alaia Williams
    Clifton Anderson
    Tanisha Lynn

    1 · April 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to seeing everyone on Wednesday!

    1 · March 25, 2013

    • Ron

      Good call Walter, see you tomorrow!

      April 2, 2013

  • Damien DHalli H.

    I'm coming thanks for the invite!

    1 · March 28, 2013

  • Rochelle L.

    Exciting about attending to meet everyone involved.

    1 · March 28, 2013

  • Kenneth W.

    This is my first time planning to attend. I'm looking for a team of afro geeks to do symposiums...how ever you spell it!

    1 · March 22, 2013

    • Zahir I.

      Hey Ken... I'm glad to see you join Blacks In Tech big bro. See you at our next meetup!

      March 23, 2013

  • Pamela G.

    Wow, this is awesome, I will be there. Pamela

    1 · March 21, 2013

  • JMSwag

    Hey John, I would like to bring my father in law to the next meet up. He works for the city of long beach, manager of technology services. Can he come as a guest or should he creat an account?

    March 15, 2013

    • Bryan F.

      Yes he can come is my recommendation.

      March 15, 2013

    • John M.

      Hi Johny, he's welcome to come but please have him RSVP

      March 15, 2013

  • JMSwag

    Hey, im a techie currently learning python! The command line is your friend! github.com/johnymoswag

    March 14, 2013

  • Zahir I.

    See you there!

    1 · March 12, 2013

  • stephanie

    plus one guest please

    1 · March 8, 2013

  • Eileen A.

    Looking forward to another great presentation!

    1 · February 9, 2013

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