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Happy 2022! We are returning virtually in Feb 2022, with a monthly meeting at 8:30 AM, always on the 1st Friday of each month. Christy Conner (The Confident Connector) will moderate a Presentation with Q&A, followed by moderated Open Networking. Friday Coffee MeetUp brings together a cross-section of interested innovators (investors, entrepreneurs, programmers, CTO's, VC's, angels, etc) who are eager to more actively engage with other members of our local community (previously in-person at Cross Campus's Pasadena co-working space). These sessions occur on Friday Mornings from 8:30 am to 10 am. Typically there is first a short structured presentation on a specific topic or a deeper dive on a local company. All interested parties are welcome to attend. You can learn about upcoming meetups and about how you can attend in person at FridayCoffeeMeetup.com. Our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqEpMLu3sr...
Friday Coffee Meetup is brought to you by Echo-Factory, a Pasadena-based marketing and advertising agency that specializes in helping healthcare, consumer goods, cleantech and aerospace companies achieve rapid, sustainable growth. Echo-Factory’s CEO Mike Schaffer is a co-founder and co-host of the Friday Coffee Meetup. If you’re interested in how Echo-Factory could help your company achieve rapid, sustainable growth, you can learn more at echo-factory.com.

Upcoming events (2)

Gillian Delaunay: Celebrating a 'Not Normal' Founder Journey to Disruptive Tech

http://fridaycoffeemeetup.com
FRIDAY COFFEE MEETUP presented by Echo-Factory IS VIRTUAL.
MODERATED by Christy Conner (The Confident Connector)

***STAY AFTERWARDS FOR OPEN NETWORKING.
***UP TO 500 PARTICIPANTS...

GILLIAN DELAUNAY
Celebrating a 'Not Normal' Founder Journey Into Disruptive Tech

Summary
A waitress, a stewardess on a billionaire's yacht, a celebrity nanny, a fitness instructor- but I was always the Founder and CEO of a disruptive tech company. How passion and ingenuity give you the special sauce to solve a problem no one else can.

Join Gillian on a journey to banish imposter syndrome and to celebrate YOUR unique disruptions. Bottom line: You are meant to share your uniqueness with the world for our species survival, not maintain industry bubbles. It's the science of evolution. This talk includes the pathway and technologies to building NEON ID and Certified Humane Technology, along with tips, industry hacks, pitfalls, lessons learned, 'failures' and success.

Bio
Gillian started her career as a producer after graduating from NYU Tisch for Film and Television. Luckily with all that school debt (sarcasm), she decided to completely abandon the 'normal' career path to pursue a passion in harnessing the power of the Internet to help people better understand themselves from diverse personality perspectives - and to earn data income for that uniqueness. Instead of imposter syndrome, she turned a lifelong passion that stemmed from childhood trauma into a disruptive technology on the forefront of Internet customization and data independence. As the story goes, each non-traditional stepping stone to launch, including crazy side hustles all along the way, were critical for the guts to be disruptive. Each 'not normal' stepping stone (her family worried sometimes!) led to building a vast and important network needed to pull it all off. Every plot twist had a reason that no one else needed to understand. Each thrilling moment was woven into the fabric of her company that was built for us, the humans, called NEON ID.

Email: [masked]
@theneonid
@sillygillibilly

Delilah Panio - Public Venture Capital: Is it Right for Your Company?

http://fridaycoffeemeetup.com
FRIDAY COFFEE MEETUP presented by Echo-Factory IS VIRTUAL.
MODERATED by Christy Conner (The Confident Connector)

***STAY AFTERWARDS FOR OPEN NETWORKING.
***UP TO 500 PARTICIPANTS...

DELILAH PANIO:
Public Venture Capital: Is it right for your company?

Summary:
TSX and TSX Venture Exchange offer US companies a unique listing and financing option to achieve their growth strategy. “Public venture capital” can be used as an alternative to private capital options for companies raising Series B+ capital.

Bio:
Delilah Panio, VP, US Capital Formation
Toronto Stock Exchange + TSX Venture Exchange
Based in Southern California, Delilah advises U.S. companies on the opportunity to list and raise capital on Canada’s premier equity markets. She is a frequent speaker and pitch competition judge and coach, and was named in the “2019 Top 100 People in Finance” Magazine. Previously, Delilah spent 10 years at TSX in business development and strategy. She has advised many companies on the going public process and provides an understanding of private and public financing options in Canada and the U.S. Delilah is an Advisory Board Member for MAPLE Business Council, a trade organization between Canada and Southern California, and is Co-Chair of the Capital Council for WE Global, an innovation studio for women entrepreneurs.

Email: [masked]
Links: https://www.linkedin.com/in/delilah-panio/

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