• Meet a Silicon Valley VC - David Hornik (General Partner, August Capital)

    THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-santa-clarita-presents-david-hornik-general-partner-august-capital Join the Startup Grind Santa Clarita Chapter, powered by Google as we host David Hornik, General Partner at August Capital. Tickets include food and drinks so please plan on being there to nosh & network. Silicon Valley is visiting Santa Clarita Valley! David Hornik is a General Partner at August Capital where he invests in consumer and enterprise software and services. He has worked closely with startups for the last 20 years. Prior to joining August, David was a litigator at Cravath Swaine & Moore, and corporate and licensing attorney at Venture Law Group and Perkins Coie. David is the author of the first venture capital blog, VentureBlog, and the first venture capital podcast, VentureCast. He is the founder and producer of The Lobby conferences, a series of events that gather the thought leaders in consumer and enterprise technology. This is the event you have been waiting for! Agenda 6:30 pm: Check-In & Network 7:30 pm: Founder Q&A 8:30 pm: Make Connections --- Speaker David Hornik - August Capital (General Partner) David Hornik is a General Partner at August Capital where he invests in consumer and enterprise software and services. He has worked closely with startups for the last 20 years. Hosted By James McKinney, Santa Clarita Chapter Director --- Global Partner Google for Entrepreneurs (http://www.google.com/entrepreneurs/) Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products. Local Sponsorss Deloitte & Touche LLP (https://www.deloitte.com) Deloitte provides industry-leading audit, consulting, tax, and advisory services to many of the world’s most admired brands, including 80 percent of the Fortune 500. As a member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, a network of member firms, we are proud to be part of the largest global professional services network, serving our clients in the markets that are most important to them. Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation (http://www.scvedc.org) ATTRACT. GROW. MARKET. INFORM. The Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation continues its mission of fostering a growth-friendly environment and unifying our region's approach to economic development. We strive to support the creation of high paying jobs for our trained workforce, stimulate economic activities that grow the regional tax base, and strategically position the Santa Clarita Valley and its businesses to better compete in the global economy. Partners Sharky's Woodfired Mexican Grill (https://order.sharkys.com/menu/sharkys-valencia) Food is our way of life. We believe food with purpose is more than just serving great tasting quality food. Healthy fast casual mexican restaurant with high quality ingredients. Status Not Quo (https://statusnotquo.com/) Full technical production firm specializing in Web, Mobile, and Salesforce Development. All development is completed right here in Los Angeles County. We are experts at developing in-depth technology strategies, based on your business objectives and goals. Signal (https://signalscv.com/) The Signal is a community newspaper serving the Santa Clarita Valley in northern Los Angeles County, The Signal is a thriving multimedia corporation offering some 280,000 residents a 5 day a week local newspaper, monthly and periodic topical magazines and the go-to website for local news and information. The Signal’s award-winning newspaper covers local news, sports and community activities throughout the SCV including Newhall, Valencia, Saugus, Canyon Country, Stevenson Ranch, and Castaic. --- THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-santa-clarita-presents-david-hornik-general-partner-august-capital

  • Let's Chat Blockchain w/ Eric Solis (Founder, MovoCash)

    Status Not Quo - Studio

    THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-santa-clarita-presents-eric-solis-founder-movocash Join the Startup Grind Santa Clarita Chapter, powered by Google as we host Eric Solis, Founder & CEO of MovoCash. Tickets include food and drinks so please plan on being there to nosh & network. Everyone is talking about blockchain and this month we will be jumping on the bandwagon! For more than 15 years, Eric Solis has been a key contributor to the advancement of digital finance, including payments, micro-investing, securities, money transfer systems, transfer agents and record keeping. Today, the founder and CEO of MovoCash, Inc. is combining the best of banking and blockchain through MOVO, a highly-secure digital banking app that allows people to bank regardless of their financial background. There are quite a few things happening with MovoCash so I am sure major updates will be shared as we lead up to this event. Make sure you get your tickets to come and celebrate an SCV entrepreneur. Agenda 6:30 pm: Check-In & Network 7:30 pm: Founder Q&A 8:30 pm: Make Connections --- Speaker Eric Solis - MovoCash (Founder & CEO) Eric Solis is Founder & CEO of MovoCash. A startup combining the best of banking and blockchain. Hosted By James McKinney, Santa Clarita Chapter Director --- Global Partner Google for Entrepreneurs (http://www.google.com/entrepreneurs/) Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products. Local Sponsorss Deloitte & Touche LLP (https://www.deloitte.com) Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation (http://www.scvedc.org) Partners Sharky's Woodfired Mexican Grill (https://order.sharkys.com/menu/sharkys-valencia) Signal (https://signalscv.com/) Status Not Quo (https://statusnotquo.com/) --- Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 400 cities and 120 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit StartupGrind.com (https://www.startupgrind.com/) or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind (https://twitter.com/StartupGrind). --- THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-santa-clarita-presents-eric-solis-founder-movocash

  • Nanxi Liu (Co-Founder & CEO, Enplug)

    Status Not Quo - Studio

    THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-santa-clarita-presents-nanxi-liu-co-founder-ceo-enplug Join the Startup Grind Santa Clarita Chapter, powered by Google as we host Nanxi Liu, Founder & CEO of Enplug. Tickets include food and drinks so please plan on being there to nosh & network. Nanxi Liu is the CEO and founder of Enplug, a leading digital signage software company. Enplug is used to manage and distribute dynamic content like interactive social media, news, dashboard, and more on digital displays in corporate offices, hotels, shopping malls, banks, and stadiums. The company is headquartered in Los Angeles and has global offices in London, Melbourne, Sao Paulo, and Tokyo. In college, Nanxi founded Nanoly Bioscience, a venture-backed biotech company that develops polymers to eliminate refrigeration for vaccines. Nanoly received the Top Research award at the World Biomaterials Congress and is still successfully operating today. Nanxi is on the board of advisors for Covington Capital Management, which manages $3 billion. She also serves on the board of directors for Tiger Scholarship Foundation and the National Youth Foster Institute. As a producer of the Amazon TV show, The Bay, Nanxi won an Emmy Award. Nanxi studied at UC Berkeley and was named Forbes 30 Under 30. Agenda 6:30 pm: Check-In & Network 7:30 pm: Founder Q&A 8:30 pm: Make Connections --- Speaker Nanxi Liu - Enplug (Co-Founder & CEO) Nanxi Liu is the CEO and founder of Enplug, a leading digital signage software company. Enplug is used to manage and distribute dynamic content like interactive social media, news, dashboard, and more on digital displays in corporate offices, hotels, shopping malls, banks, and stadiums. The company is headquartered in Los Angeles and has global offices in London, Melbourne, Sao Paulo, and Tokyo. Hosted By James McKinney, Santa Clarita Chapter Director --- Global Partner Google for Entrepreneurs (http://www.google.com/entrepreneurs/) Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products. Local Sponsorss Deloitte & Touche LLP (https://www.deloitte.com) Deloitte provides industry-leading audit, consulting, tax, and advisory services to many of the world’s most admired brands, including 80 percent of the Fortune 500. As a member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, a network of member firms, we are proud to be part of the largest global professional services network, serving our clients in the markets that are most important to them. Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation (http://www.scvedc.org) ATTRACT. GROW. MARKET. INFORM. The Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation continues its mission of fostering a growth-friendly environment and unifying our region's approach to economic development. We strive to support the creation of high paying jobs for our trained workforce, stimulate economic activities that grow the regional tax base, and strategically position the Santa Clarita Valley and its businesses to better compete in the global economy. Partners Status Not Quo (https://statusnotquo.com/) Full technical production firm specializing in Web, Mobile, and Salesforce Development. All development is completed right here in Los Angeles County. We are experts at developing in-depth technology strategies, based on your business objectives and goals. --- THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-santa-clarita-presents-nanxi-liu-co-founder-ceo-enplug

  • Fireside Chat w/ April Beyer (Founder & CEO, LEVEL Connections)

    Status Not Quo - Studio

    THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-santa-clarita-presents-april-beyer-founder-ceo-level-connections Join the Startup Grind Santa Clarita Chapter, powered by Google as we host April Beyer, Founder & CEO of LEVEL Connections. Tickets include food and drinks so please plan on being there to nosh & network. LEVEL Connections, is a matchmaking network built on a hybrid of technology and human support to revolutionize the dating industry. While most other agencies are trying to scale by hiring a young, inexperienced sales force, April hand-crafted an AI profiling platform to mimic her matching process. The result is more meaningful dates and more potential for lasting relationships. As a pioneer in the dating industry, April Beyer has been one of the most sought after dating experts for 20 years. Dr. Phil calls her “The Best of the Best.” and she has been featured on 20/20, ABC News, Good Morning America, MSNBC, and in countless print and digital publications. April recognized the negative shift in behaviors due to the chaos of dating apps and developed a truly unique solution for the problems and frustrations they have caused. Her network is different from every site, service, and app in the market because the proprietary matching technology is fueled by April's expertise and experience. The EVT (Emotional Value Trigger) profiling process April created is like Myers & Briggs for your heart! As of today, April has accepted no outside funding and is not a developer. Join us as we explore April's story and what her next moves are to disrupt the massive industry that is matchmaking. [Must be 18+ to attend] Agenda 6:30 pm: Check-In & Network 7:30 pm: Founder Q&A 8:30 pm: Make Connections --- Speaker April Beyer - LEVEL Connections (Founder & CEO) April Beyer, the Founder & CEO of LEVEL Connections. April is changing the matchmaking industry using an AI driven profiling platform based upon her 20+ years of experience. Dr. Phil calls April "the best of the best" and has been featured on 20/20, Good Morning America, and ABC News. Join us as she shares her entrepreneurial story in building LEVEL Connections. Hosted By James McKinney, Santa Clarita Chapter Director --- Global Partner Google for Entrepreneurs (http://www.google.com/entrepreneurs/) Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products. Local Sponsorss Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation (http://www.scvedc.org) ATTRACT. GROW. MARKET. INFORM. The Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation continues its mission of fostering a growth-friendly environment and unifying our region's approach to economic development. We strive to support the creation of high paying jobs for our trained workforce, stimulate economic activities that grow the regional tax base, and strategically position the Santa Clarita Valley and its businesses to better compete in the global economy. Deloitte & Touche LLP (https://www.deloitte.com) Deloitte provides industry-leading audit, consulting, tax, and advisory services to many of the world’s most admired brands, including 80 percent of the Fortune 500. As a member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, a network of member firms, we are proud to be part of the largest global professional services network, serving our clients in the markets that are most important to them. --- THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-santa-clarita-presents-april-beyer-founder-ceo-level-connections

  • Google Startup Grind featuring Rachel Hollis (Author, Media Influencer, Founder)

    • What we'll do THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET HERE (https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-santa-clarita-presents-rachel-hollis-founder-ceo-chic-media) Rachel Hollis (Founder & CEO, Chic Media) Join the Startup Grind Santa Clarita Chapter, powered by Google as we host Rachel Hollis. Rachel is an Author, Founder, Media Mogul, Public Speaker and Social Media Influencer. Tickets include food and drinks so please plan on being there to nosh & network. Motivational, inspirational, and always approachable, Rachel’s tell-it-like-it-is attitude is a refreshing approach that allows her to authentically connect with millions of women around the world. Rachel has worked with top brands including Walmart, Disney Junior, JCPenney, Rubbermaid, Sprint, and Keurig to create innovative and compelling content for Chic Media’s award-winning women’s lifestyle blog. Her highly anticipated new book, GIRL, WASH YOUR FACE: STOP BELIEVING THE LIES ABOUT WHO YOU ARE SO YOU CAN BECOME WHO YOU WERE MEANT TO BE, will be available February 6, 2018. You will not want to miss this opportunity to hear directly from an Entrepreneur that has achieved various levels of success and overcome numerous challenges to get where she is at today. [Must be 18+ to attend] Agenda 6:30 pm Check-In & Network 7:30 pm Founder Q&A 8:30 pm Make Connections Speaker Rachel Hollis - Chic Media (Founder & CEO) Hosted By James McKinney, Santa Clarita Chapter Director Twitter: @snqjames (http://twitter.com/snqjames) Global Partner (http://www.google.com/entrepreneurs/) Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products. Sponsors (http://www.scvedc.org) ATTRACT. GROW. MARKET. INFORM. The Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation continues its mission of fostering a growth-friendly environment and unifying our region's approach to economic de • What to bring A willingness to help others...and of course business cards. • Important to know

  • Learn How to Streamline your Business in 2018 with Cloud Computing (Workshop!)

    What is "The Cloud" and more importantly, what does it mean for you and how you are going to accomplish your goals in 2018? There is so much more to cloud computing than just "iCloud" or "Dropbox." Here is your chance to learn how to optimize your business in The Cloud for FREE in this two hour workshop presented by one of our own EngageSCV members Matt Atkin, from SkySilk Cloud Services! This is an entry-level workshop that will teach how to deploy a virtual machine to a cloud platform for website hosting, database management, app development, etc using Linux. You will also learn about some cloud computing concepts, tools, and techniques that are meant to illustrate the near infinite possibilities facilitated by the use of cloud computing. For those with cloud computing experience, our team will be available for more in-depth questions and discussions. Please bring a laptop, no programming or Linux experience required! This will be an interactive Q&A style session that will allow for you to experiment with many different options, questions are expected and appreciated! This workshop is presented by SkySilk Cloud Services: (www.skysilk.com) What: Learn How to Optimize your Business in 2018 with Cloud Computing Proposed Time: Wed. March 7th @ 6:30pm - 7:30pm Where: Newhall Town Library Community Room (1st Floor) Feel free to reach out with any questions! • What to bring Laptop (optional)

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  • Google Startup Grind Fireside Chat w/ Kate Edwards (CoFounder - Heartbeat)

    • What we'll do Join the Startup Grind Santa Clarita Chapter, powered by Google as we host Kate Edwards, Co-Founder & COO of Heartbeat. Tickets include food and drinks so please plan on being there to nosh & network. During Kate's career she has experienced numerous successes working with some of the largest brands in the world. With global brand experience under her belt she co-founded Heartbeat to change the way brands leverage social ambassadors. You will not want to miss this opportunity to hear directly from an Entrepreneur that has achieved various levels of success with bringing brands to consumers, and now ventures to change the brand-engagement dynamic. [Must be 18+ to attend] If you have ever been to a Startup Grind event then you understand the value of being there. If this event will be your first time then let me highlight why you should plan on coming... (1) Being part of the larger entrepreneurial community of Santa Clarita matters and we have success stories to prove it. (2) Unless you have taken a business from concept to acquisition or IPO then you don't have all the answers. Our Founders have been there or are at least farther down the road than we are. The real-world education is worth the ticket price. (3) Tacos and Beer. • What to bring Bring business cards and a desire to help others. • Important to know This is a ticketed event so please get your tickets here https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-santa-clarita-presents-kate-edwards-co-founder-coo-of-heartbeat#/

  • Google Startup Grind featuring Baron Davis (NBA All-Star, Investor, Founder)

    • What we'll do Join the Startup Grind Santa Clarita Chapter, powered by Google as we host Baron Davis, NBA All-Star, Investor, Media Mogul, and Serial Entrepreneur. Tickets include food and drinks so please plan on being there to nosh & network. During Baron's career he has experienced numerous successes including a massive exit upon the acquisition of VitaminWater by Coca-Cola. He is now shaking things up with his new media enterprise, Black Santa. You will not want to miss this opportunity to hear directly from an Entrepreneur that has achieved various levels of success and overcome numerous challenges to get where he is at today. For those who have never been to a Google Startup Grind know that the event is about learning and making friends. People that have attended Google Startup Grind have had chance meetings with investors, met a business partner, and never left disappointed. [Must be 18+ to attend] • What to bring Bring a positive attitude and look to give more than you get. It all comes back around so don't sweat "getting yours". • Important to know Tickets are $15 and include food, beer, and wine. This is a ticketed event so grab them ahead of time as they are more expensive at the door...if there are any tickets available. Baron is proving to be a pretty big draw. Here is the link: https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-santa-clarita-presents-baron-davis-nba-all-star-founder-investor#/

  • Startup Grind Holiday Party

    Pocock Brewing Company

    BUY YOUR TICKET BELOW. USE CODE "GEM" FOR 30% OFF: https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-santa-clarita-presents-startup-grind-holiday-party/#/code-GEM If you think the Startup Grind Santa Clarita monthly events are great, wait until you see the Holiday Party! You will not want to miss The Largest Entrepreneurial Holiday Party the SCV has ever seen!!! Startup Grind's great partner, Pocock Brewing, has invited everyone to celebrate at their newly expanded location. I hope you will consider joining us. This party is to celebrate all that you, and our entire community, have accomplished this past year. Let's wrap up 2017 with an incredible gathering of Entrepreneurs from the SCV. Tickets include food and two (2) drink tickets. Note: You must be 21+ to attend and you must pre-purchase your ticket for this event as there will be no ticket sales on the day of the event. NOTE: THERE IS A LIMITED AMOUNT OF TICKETS TO BE SOLD FOR THIS EVENT SO DO NOT DELAY! BUY YOUR TICKET BELOW. USE CODE "GEM" FOR 30% OFF: https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-santa-clarita-presents-startup-grind-holiday-party/#/code-GEM See you there!

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  • Startup Weekend SCV 2017

    Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center

    We're back this year for our 5th Annual Startup Weekend SCV! Startup Weekend SCV is a unique opportunity for developers, designers, and business people to team up and build a startup in just 54 hours! This event that happens all over the world can help you get from zero to a new company by Sunday night! Weekend activities include rapid-fire startup pitches, prototype building, customer development, coaching and feedback by local mentors, a keynote speaker, concluding with a Shark Tank-style judging session. This opportunity provides you with a challenging, engaging, and risk-free space to test out that great idea you’ve been hanging on to (or help someone build theirs). You'll be taken care of: •Breakfast, lunch, and dinner •Networking •Keynote speaker •Team building •Coaching •Customer development •Pitching & Judging Our World-Class Judges: RUSTIN KRETZ — Founder & CEO of Scorpion Internet Marketing SAURABH SURI — CIO and Managing Partner at CerraCap Ventures VINCE ZAMPELLA — Founder of Infinity Ward, creators of the Call of Duty series (!!!) AND MORE! Our Amazing Sponsors: PLATINUM — Scorpion Internet Marketing, City of Santa Clarita GOLD — Gem Digital Agency, Santa Clarita Economic Development Corporation, Steamwork Center, and College of the Canyons SILVER — Romper Jack, Whiz Tutor TICKETS ON SALE NOW! WHEN November 17–19th Friday through Sunday Friday: 6:30pm–10pm Saturday, Sunday: 9am–10pm WHERE College of the Canyons Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center Rockwell Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita, CA 91355 GET YOUR EARLY BIRD TICKETS NOW (ONLY $45!!!): https://www.startupweekendscv.com/#get-ticket