• Aditya Rajagopal - Zero to a Million: Scaling a Business in the Time of Covid

    IN-PERSON as well as ON ZOOM
    8 AM Doors open for informal networking.
    8:30 AM Presentation and Q&A moderated by Christy Conner, followed by meet-the-speaker and informal networking until 10 AM.
    Zoom at 8:30 AM https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89664068984?pwd=MXFGU0JuYXdHTU83aXFrbDlGSDBldz09
    Location: FoundrSpace, directions below, https://www.foundrspace.com
    Note: Street parking generally free until 11 AM, check signs.

    FRIDAY COFFEE MEETUP (FCM) is presented by Echo-Factory and Innovate Pasadena. This in-person event's generous host is FoundrSpace.
    SPECIAL NOTE: This event is a kickoff event for CONNECT WEEK 2022, from Oct 9th - 15th, 2022. Check it out at https://www.connectpasadena.com/about

    ChromaCode - Aditya Rajagopal - Zero to a Million: Scaling a Business in the Time of COVID

    Summary: The COVID-19 pandemic was incredibly disruptive to the normal way of life in previously unimaginable ways: going to school, showing up for work, traveling, and even buying toilet paper! Yet, in the middle of the COVID chaos, there was a boom of new tools and companies built to address these disruptions–things like Zoom for remote work, and like ChromaCode for high volume medical testing. Aditya will talk about the challenges of building and scaling a diagnostic business in the middle of a global pandemic, and how he and the ChromaCode team turned chaos into opportunity.

    Bio: Aditya Rajagopal, Ph.D, is the CTO and cofounder of ChromaCode, having invented HDPCR, ChromaCode’s core technology. Previously, he was a researcher at G no oogle[x], where he worked on novel medical imaging methods. He has expertise in thermal engineering, digital signal processing, nano-scale electronics, low-power circuit design for implantable sensors, DNA sequencing structures and techniques, and PCR devices and applications. He holds a BS and PhD from Caltech.

    Email/ social media handles:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/adityarajagopal-/

    Just a note on our FCM location: You will recognize the address and place (FoundrSpace is in the Cross Campus location where we met pre-pandemic weekly for years).

  • Andrew Hwang: Blockchain Technology, the Future Financial System

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    IN-PERSON as well as ON ZOOM
    8 AM Doors open for informal networking.
    8:30 AM Presentation and Q&A moderated by Christy Conner, followed by meet-the-speaker and informal networking until 10 AM.
    Zoom at 8:30 AM https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89664068984?pwd=MXFGU0JuYXdHTU83aXFrbDlGSDBldz09
    Location: FoundrSpace, directions below, https://www.foundrspace.com
    Note: Street parking generally free until 11 AM, check signs.

    FRIDAY COFFEE MEETUP (FCM) is presented by Echo-Factory and Innovate Pasadena. This in-person event's generous host is FoundrSpace.

    Dr. Andrew Hwang - Blockchain Technology: Where We are Headed and the Future Financial System

    Summary: Blockchain technology represents the future financial system, where everything of value will eventually be represented through blockchain. From stocks, NFTs, digital identity to digital assets, these and new opportunities will rise from this new innovated technology.

    Bio: Dr. Andrew Hwang took early retirement from a successful periodontal practice to pursue his true passion. He is currently the Lead in Blockchain Infrastructure at Rosten Capital, a hedge fund based in Newport Beach, CA. Always interested in technology and business, Dr. Hwang had founded several startup companies assisting medical practices with patient reminders, online scheduling, and website creation. During his entrepreneurial journey, he became fascinated with blockchain technology. With self-disciplined 5-6 hours daily study/research time, he is now focused solely on the upcoming blockchain revolution. His formal degrees include a BS in Biology from University of California Irvine (UCI), a Masters in Periodontology from Columbia University, and a Doctorate in Dental Surgery from UCLA.

  • Praneet Sah - SPACs, IPO, and the Stock Market: Where Are We Headed?

    IN-PERSON as well as ON ZOOM
    8 AM Doors open for informal networking.
    8:30 AM Presentation and Q&A moderated by Christy Conner, followed by meet-the-speaker and informal networking until 10 AM.
    Zoom at 8:30 AM https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89664068984?pwd=MXFGU0JuYXdHTU83aXFrbDlGSDBldz09
    Location: FoundrSpace, directions below, https://www.foundrspace.com
    Note: Street parking generally free until 11 AM, check signs.

    FRIDAY COFFEE MEETUP (FCM) is presented by Echo-Factory and Innovate Pasadena. This in-person event's generous host is FoundrSpace.

    Praneet Sah - SPACs, IPO, and the Stock Market: Where Are We Headed?

    Summary: 2020 and 2021 saw more than 1,500 companies go public despite a pandemic, but what does that mean for the economy? In times of rising interest rates and the stock market's uncertainty, let's take a look at where we're headed now.

    Bio: Praneet Sah is the founding partner for Rosten Capital working towards bringing Indian companies to the American capital markets. He has been very entrepreneurial throughout his life, including selling his mobile app company to Nokia back in 2013. He is also the founding partner of Crescent Fund which exclusively invests in student-run startups across SoCal. He holds a BS in Computer Science from UC Irvine.

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