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Meetup #1 - Starting The Startup and Live Launch of a Startup

Join fellow Los Angeles area startup entrepreneurs for Startup Workshops first meeting in Southern California at the amazing Coupa Cafe in Beverly Hills.

What to expect:

• Topics: Starting The Startup; The L.A. Startup Phenomenon

• Speakers: Tom Nora, Janine Davis

• A full, delicious, Venezuelan inspired breakfast will be served (see links to cafe menu below)

Free Parking & Free WiFi

• Network with L.A. startup entrepreneurs, mentors, advisors.

This series of meetups will enable new startups and help people find and join L.A. Startups. A recent article estimated that over 2000 startups will launch in L.A. over the next 2-3 years. If you start attending these meetings you will soon get connected to a startup or launch your own.

There will be breakfast, introductions and 2 presentations - Starting the Startup by Tom Nora (LinkedIn), and The L.A. Startup Phenomenon by Janine Davis (LinkedIn).

We will also make sure there is time to exchange contact information among all attendees and have a Live LinkedIn Exchange of contact info.

Immediately after our first meeting we will have a second meeting to launch an actual startup with the people IN THE ROOM. Anyone who attended the first meeting will be invited. Everyone who stays to participate in the 2nd half of the meeting will have the opportunity to be an equity owner in this new company.

We'll brainstorm ideas, structure and goals using the principles we discuss in the first meeting. I have a few ideas to contribute but please contact Tom Nora in advance if you have ideas.

This should be pretty exciting!

You must register for one of the remaining slots to attend. Please book early to get the cheaper rate! You can register here or on EVENTBRITE, which has more options. Please book early as we will have limited seating.


7:15-7:30 Arrive

7:30-8:00 Breakfast, Intros

8:00-8:30 Starting The Startup - Tom Nora ::: focus on long term growth and scalability

8:30-8:50 The L.A. Startup Phenomenon - Janine Davis ::: perspective of a leader in Los Angeles technology industry

8:50-9:10 Contact Info Exchange, Further Discussions


Hashtag for this event: #StartupWorkshopsLA

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About Coupa Café of Beverly Hills

Coupa CaféCoupa Café is an urban oasis, a lively Venezuelan restaurant featuring a completely new style of international dining which combines the best of Venezuelan dishes with the philosophy of promoting the use of organic and fair trade ingredients. Coupa Café is the only restaurant in the world outside of Venezuela where you can enjoy the nation's shade grown, handpicked, patio sun-dried, super fair trade organic single estate Arabica coffee beans roasted in small batches, along with international sweet and savory delights-- all of which you will be enjoying at the SMBLA Breakfast!

What's on the Menu?

Venezuelan Single Estate Coffee, regular and decaf, freshly baked pastries, kingslake and crane premium blend granola and plain white yogurt.

Learn more and become a fan of Coupa Cafe at:

We're about:

Technology Startups · Entrepreneurship · Lean Startup · Software Developers · Startup Incubation and Entrepreneurship Mentors · Cross Mentoring with expert CEO business owners · Branding · mobile advertising · HTML5 · mobile applications · Santa Monica · Venture Capital · Angel Investors · Silicon Valley Entrepreneur · Startup Ventures

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  • Janine D.

    Great mix of people, and a really fun idea that lets you think pie in the sky, but with tactical application.

    April 26, 2012

  • Devin

    @Tom: Waow, launching an actual startup? That's challenging but beyond awesome if achieved. Which startup are we looking at? P.S. I've emailed you twice, not sure if it went through. Let me know if you received them, or I'll resend. Thanks, Devin

    April 18, 2012

  • tom n.

    sorry it's so early but hopefully it will be worth it. I'm glad you're coming, I just added a 2nd feature - we're going to launch an actual startup at the end of the first meeting. contact me if you want to discuss anything in advance. see you soon. tn

    April 12, 2012

  • Devin

    Waow, guess I'll have to wake up early for this event. ;)
    Thanks Tom for organizing this workshop!

    April 4, 2012

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