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Entrepreneurship is hard. OC Tech Happy Hour is not. It's the best place for investors, entrepreneurs, engineers, the technologically inclined and the creatively inspired. Over the past 3 years we've imagined a future where we can all get together, enjoy craft beer / music / networking and enjoy talks from $Billion Company CEOs, Bootstrapped Founders, & Global Technology Leaders.

With a network now over 7,200 members strong, OC Tech Happy Hour is the fun place to embrace the startup culture, make new friends, find investors, invest in companies, learn about cutting edge technology and generally be a good human being.

We have both social and more formal tech events and everything in between. There's something for everyone whether you're just getting started or are a seasoned serial tech entrepreneur.

Our startups have raised 10s of millions of dollars, our speakers have come from virtually every industry including Virtual Reality, Blockchain (Bitcoin), Nutrition, Information Technology, SaaS, and even Wine Making!

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Virtual Speaker Series - Perspectives in early stages finance and fundraising

As we all adjust to the new normal, we're bringing our Speaker Series to you via Zoom, so be sure to register for the event. Speaker: Originally from Houston, Frank spent 10 years in the energy industry, focused on trading & commodity risk management. He assisted in the sale of Reliant Energy to NRG in 2009. In 2010, He helped launch MP2 Energy, achieving over $100 million in revenue in the first 12 months. In 2013, He was chief risk officer of Tri-Eagle Energy, managing a 120-million-dollar portfolio of commercial and residential customers in 10 states. In 2014, Frank moved to Orange County. He received an executive MBA from UCLA Anderson and launched REELY, a video platform that automatically generates highlights in real-time for sports and esports using computer vision and AI. The company has a team of thirteen spread across Los Angeles, Boston, South Carolina, and Poland. In November of 2019, REELY processed 2,500 hours of sports content. The company was named one of the top AI startups in sports by Sports Business Journal and featured at TechCrunch Disrupt. In April, Frank transitioned to an advisory role & board member and is now seeking new ventures in Energy and Technology. Agenda: 6:30-7:15 - Facilitated interview w/ Frank 7:15-7:45 - Q&A

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