This event will blow all our previous events out of the water. Be sure to register right away to ensure a spot.
We'll start the night off with a (very) short presentation about the current state of the 805 Startup and Tech community, with a 5 year outlook/forecast showcasing our collective impact on the local economy.
Then, we'll honor a few of the top local community leaders and showcase their work.
Pics and full bios on our blog! (http://www.805startups.com/2015/08/community-leaders-being-honored-at-next-805startups/)
Kyle Ashby – StartupSB (http://www.meetup.com/startupsb/)
Daniel Ball – Westlake Village Lean Startup Meetup (http://www.meetup.com/Westlake-Village-Lean-Startup-Meetup/)
Vanessa Ting Anderson –
Women STEM Entrepreneurs (http://www.meetup.com/we_stem/)
Sean Bhardwaj – Ventura Ventures (http://www.meetup.com/venturaventures/)
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Then, we'll have a panel of local Venture Capitalists and Angel investors to discuss how/if geography plays a role in their decision making, the benefits of living and working in the 805, how much driving to LA stinks, and how to convince them your startup is worth their investment $!
Pics and full bios on our blog! (http://www.805startups.com/2015/08/investor-panelists-at-next-805startups/)
Richard Wolpert – Amplify (http://amplify.la/), HelloTech (https://hellotech.com/) and Accel Partners (http://www.accel.com/)
Jim Andelman – Rincon Venture Partners (http://rinconvp.com/)
Dave Gross - Persistence Partners and Connexity
Mike Panesis – CLU Center For Entrepreneurship (https://earth.callutheran.edu/entrepreneurship/index.php) and Tech Coast Angels (https://www.techcoastangels.com/)
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Lastly, drinks, snacks and networking!
If you are interested in sponsoring this event, the group, or generally being involved with 805 Startups, please contact [masked].
A big THANK YOU to our sponsors for helping make this happen!
Also, a big shoutout to our community partners, LAVA - The Los Angeles Venture Association, Cofounders Crunch, 805 Connect, V2TC, SoCalTech...