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Bitcoin - Fireside Chat with TCVN and Brock Pierce {Presented by Total-Apps}

We are very excited to launch Tech in Motion: OC's next meetup in collaboration with TCVN! We will be co-hosting a Fireside Chat, with speaker Brock Pierce, to be moderated by Ash Kumra of TCVN at Knobbe Martens in Irvine! 

The Bitcoin Revolution & How To Win In Digital Currency

Uber Entrepreneur & Investor Brock Pierce is one of the world's biggest Bitcoin investors and advocates. What people might not know is that he discovered it's potential before 99% of most people (alongside several other forms of digital currencies). Learn from Brock in this exclusive fireside chat on how to find the next "Big" trend, what the "Bitcoin" phenomena is all about and how to win "Big" in your own market space.

Fireside Chat Guest: 

Brock PierceUber Entrepreneur / Investor 

Brock Pierce is a 15-time entrepreneur best known for pioneering the market for digital currency. He has raised more than $200 million on behalf of his companies and led more than 30 acquisitions. Pierce was called a "guru" of the Bitcoin space by USA Today in 2013, given his numerous businesses and contributions to the Bitcoin economy going back to early mining activities in 2009. Prior to his Bitcoin activities, Pierce launched his first of many digital and virtual currency startups in 1998, which have collectively processed billions of dollars in sales. Pierce is currently a Managing Director of the Clearstone Global Gaming Fund and sits on the boards of IMI Exchange, GoCoin, ExpressCoin,, Robocoin Asia, Mastercoin Foundation, Xfire, Playsino,FGL, and Spicy Horse Games. He is also BitAngels Los Angeles City Leader and an angel investor in numerous Bitcoin related startups such as BTC China. Pierce also speaks regularly about Bitcoin at leading conferences ranging from the Milken Global Conference to Inside Bitcoin. 


Ash Kumra - TCVN Chairman & Co-Founder

Ash is an award winning entrepreneur, author and public speaker recognized twice by the White House as an entrepreneur making an impact. Ash is currently co-founder of; an online community empowering users to achieve dreams in all areas of life using Dreamboards, visualization, community, helpful products & content. Ash is also the creator and author of the book series "Confessions from an Entrepreneur" (an inside look on how to succeed as an entrepreneur).


6pm - Networking

6:45 -7:00pm - Introductions

7:00 - 7:30PM - 30 Second Elevator Pitch Contest 
A panel of judges will review and pick a winner at the end. Criteria for elevator pitch company is an product, technology, internet, mobile or digital media company who has not received a Series A investment round.

7:45 - 8:00pm - Break

8:00 - 9:00pm - Fireside Chat / Q & A

TCVN is one of Southern California’s premier technology business networks. Through a wide variety of forums, pitch sessions, workshops, and other networking events, they bring together entrepreneurs and resources from every facet of the technology and startup landscape.

Total-Apps has revolutionized over 15,000 online businesses - saving clients thousands of dollars through specialized credit card processing solutions. The company’s executives are experts in protecting their clients from online fraud and security breaches, optimizing website performance through proprietary technologies, and providing customized solutions from their network of 700+ strategic vendors. Total-Apps provides a simple, on-stop-shop for any internet related business. In simplest terms, Total-Apps’ primary goal is to help their clients double their overall business within the first year.

We also want to thank Jobspring Partners and Workbridge Associates for their continued sponsorship of Tech in Motion!  Without their generous help, we would not be able to host these events for free.  If you are looking for a technical role, or looking to fill a technical role, please contact either Brittani or Olivia!

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  • Haral T.

    Timely article on bitcoin:
    Bitcoin malware count soars as cryptocurrency value climbs

    March 4, 2014

  • Paul D.

    I missed the meetup stuck on a job... any chance anyone has a recording?

    March 3, 2014

  • Chris P.

    Okay, a friend runs a news service ( and is trying to pay his war dispossessed correspondent in Sudan. Western Union was used, and the banks where there are any take a big chunk. Can he get paid and have local currency with bitcoin? Any assistance would be most appreciated, Chris

    February 28, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes Chris that is possible. Here is a scenario. Where is your friend who needs to pay the guy in the Sudan?

      February 28, 2014

    • Chris P.

      He's here in Orange County. The news service as mentioned is

      February 28, 2014

  • Amerika B.

    Awesome event ! Great job to everyone that was involved in putting it together !

    1 · February 28, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      You did a great job too Amerika!

      1 · February 28, 2014

    • Amerika B.

      Thank you ! I look forward to seeing you again in future events !

      1 · February 28, 2014

  • doug w.

    Excellent event. Hope to have more of this quality. Come to the Voss lunch Sat Mar 1! 12:00 at Slaters 50/50 in Anaheim.

    February 28, 2014

  • Randy S.

    Great event! Brock offered a great perspective of the future of Bitcoin.

    February 28, 2014

  • Steve B.

    Great event I will say as a TCVN Board Member.
    I appreciate all your efforts including the OVHS Business Academy Volunteers.
    Brock was incredible and open. He stayed later to share his journey to whoever was interested.

    February 28, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great meetup and many had questions about Google Glass I was wearing. I'll be be having lunch with a bunch of techies tomorrow Saturday noon if anyone wants to come out and checkout Google Glass and talk tech.

    February 28, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Impressive. Brock and the others rocked it.

    1 · February 28, 2014

  • Rob K.

    Great event and glad to see back online!

    1 · February 28, 2014

  • Brittani A.

    What an amazing and informative event!

    1 · February 28, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Brock Pierce is a great speaker whom I enjoyed everything he had to say about his success and current Bitcoin envolvement.

    1 · February 28, 2014

  • Pete

    what is the parking/parking cost situation for this one?

    1 · February 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member


    1 · February 26, 2014

  • Amir G.

    I'm starting a bitcoin venture and looking for co-founders on both the technical and BD sides

    2 · February 5, 2014

  • Rick G.

    Very excited to learn about this evolving market!

    1 · February 4, 2014

  • Jesus N.

    I am very excited to learn about digital currency and how it has and will affect the global economy. Hoping to meet entrepreneurs and Brock Pierce.

    1 · January 29, 2014

  • Diana F.

    I'd love to come hear more about bitcoin! I'm new to the area, and looking forward to meeting people from my new community.

    2 · January 28, 2014

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