What we're about
Friday Coffee Meetup brings together Pasadena’s innovation and startup community on the first Friday of every month, both in-person (as of June 3, 2022) and on Zoom.
Learn from leaders in the tech, entrepreneurship and venture capital community. Experience presentations from dynamic speakers and engage with other innovators.
For more than eight years, Friday Coffee Meetup has been where Pasadena’s innovation community gathered weekly, and then most recently, monthly and virtually. Today, with a revived partnership with Innovate Pasadena, Friday Coffee Meetup will continue the legacy of connecting and invigorating our community with more programs of authentic, inspiring and informative presentations and valuable welcoming and personal networking.
Friday Coffee Meetup is open to Pasadena’s entire innovation community, including (but certainly not limited to) entrepreneurs, programmers, chief technology officers (CTOs), venture capitalists (VCs), angel investors, thought leaders, and more.
Each meeting includes a monthly presentation from a leader in the innovation community, followed by Q&A, and then time for meet-the-speaker in person and informal networking.
Friday Coffee Meetup is supported by a team of dedicated volunteers, including John Chou, Doreen Chen Allen, Evan Tsang, Jan Young, Wayne Little, Tobey Dodge, and Christy Conner.
Founded in 2013 by Andy Wilson, and Mike Schaffer, with sponsorship provided by Echo Factory the last few years, Friday Coffee Meetup is now sustained through a partnership with Innovate Pasadena that began in 2022. We invite you to learn more about upcoming meetups by visiting innovatepasadena.org and following Innovate Pasadena on social media.
Recordings of many previous events are available on our YouTube channels: