What we're about

Startups 101 is focused on helping people interested in startups find a path to success. Everything we do is designed to inspire, educate, and foster authentic relationships.

This isn't a networking group that is focused on collecting business cards or experiencing go no-where interactive informercials. We want you to always leave with something you can act upon.

We are part of the 805 Startups network:

We believe in inclusion and diversity being a key component to innovation and growth.

Almost all of our events are designed to be accessible to everyone in order to support our mission. Everyone matters and has a role in the success of the community we share.

We offer Paid Memberships and Sponsorship Packages if you would like to gain extra benefits, to support your growth, through our relationships, expertise, and events.

If you would like to simply support our mission, we have Supporter Subscriptions (like a Patreon) available.

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Upcoming events (2)

Startup World Cup: Southern California Regionals - 3rd Party Event

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This is third-party event presented by our partners Pepperdine University and LAVA.



Pepperdine Graziadio is excited to host the Startup World Cup competition along with Pegasus Tech Ventures and the Los Angeles Venture Association at the Smothers Theater on Wednesday, August 10.

This competition provides startups with the initial opportunity to compete for an investment prize of $1,000,000 during the Grand Finale event in San Francisco this September.

Join us for an exceptional evening featuring renowned industry speakers and judges.

Inspiring Women - Understanding Social Media Marketing - 3rd Party SCORE Event

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This is a 3rd party event presented by our partner, SCORE.

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SCORE’s Inspiring Women is a free live event to help you plan a social media strategy for your business. Whether just starting out, or struggling to generate business changing results, Social Media is a critical component of your overall marketing strategy.

  • Bridget Brady “Building Your Business with the Power of Social Media”
  • Megan Abarta “Positioning Yourself as an Expert on Instagram”
  • Join us at 5:30 for Refreshments, Networking Opportunities and Community Partner Display Tables

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