Linda Bidrossian is an entrepreneur and an executive with specialization to launch and grow businesses. She earned her Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Southern California focusing on international policy. She worked in Armenia through the United States Agency for International Development on local governance training city leaders and local mayors on fiscal reform. As a Department of State Fellow, she represented California in Kazakhstan speaking to economic community leaders about building technology ecosystems.
She is masterful in developing partnerships. She developed the Bixel Exchange technology center hosted by the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce and the Small Business Administration’s Small Business Development Centers. In a 12-month period, she wrote a winning proposal securing a five-year contract to be worth over $2.2M. She drafted agreements with SAP Software, Warner Bros. Media Camp, YouTube Space LA, JP Morgan Chase, and NBC Universal to deliver programing while raising sponsorship dollars.
Through her direction, the Bixel Exchange supported the growth of technology ventures in the region. Linda was a keynote speaker for BayPay Forum and has been a guest presenter for a variety of technology events.
Her expertise supporting entrepreneurs in high-tech started while she was elected to the Board of SCORE Los Angeles. SCORE, like SBDC, supports the SBA with counseling and education programing. As a Board member, Linda hired a team of social media expert trainers to help educate entrepreneurs in LA County that has one of the highest concentrations of minority- and women-owned businesses in the nation.
Linda incubated a technology startup out of University of Southern California’s Viterbi School of Engineering – her alma mater. Linda formed a team of engineers and business leaders to help build WelcomeFaith.com, a platform that allows houses of worship to bring their practice out of the brick and mortar and on to the online market. WelcomeFaith helps organizations collect donations and reach a larger audience around the clock.
Linda spent 10-years in the Bay Area supporting companies across industries increasing revenues and opening new markets. Starting with PricewaterhouseCoopers, she was part of the team that serviced the top 10 percent of PwC’s Forbes 200 clients and helped the firm secure a knowledge management platform. As the Director of the Institutional Development Group, with DPK Consulting now part of Tetra Tech a publicly traded company, she expanded DPK’s markets into new geographies. In addition, she monitored voting in Armenia as a regional specialist.
She has authored and contributed to successful proposals and implemented projects for the USAID, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, and the United Nations Development Program. Linda has been interviewed by the American Public Media’s Marketplace, Law.com, and other media outlets.
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