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 Pierce : Uber 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, KnCMiner.cn, 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 DreamItAlive.com
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 DreamItAlive.com; 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!