Innovation & Growth Fair - Q2


June 27, 3PM TO 7PM


Taking Place


Agoura Hills Recreation Center

29900 Ladyface Court, Agoura Hills, CA 91301


When you Register Before June 20th

Ticket Price will be $25 after June 24th

A collaborative experience

Come meet and learn from a wide range of businesses, non-profits, and government agencies that are coming together to offer you more support than any one of us could provide alone.  Your success and growth is a success for our shared community.

Dozens of Mentors and Think Tanks

You can find a revolving cast of mentors on our expo floor that are excited to share their expertise and advice with you and sit down to join riveting discussions with a variety of Think Tanks

Discover Businesses

Exhibiting businesses on our expo floor will be showcasing what they do, looking for new hires, looking for investors, and looking for partners

Connect With Your Government

Meet representatives from many government agencies looking to connect you to an abundance of resources and learn how they can better serve you

Expert Speaker Panels & Workshops

Sit in on panels featuring experts to help you learn "How to Grow a Business" and "Fundraising and Investment Strategies". Discover a variety of workshops to help you learn new practical techniques and best practices.

Meet Non-Profits

Explore non-profits from across the region that are intent on supporting you and your community

Over 400 Attendees

Connect with the people from your community that share in the value of promoting growth and innovation. Shuttles will be available for overflow parking in nearby lots.

Our Most Supportive Sponsors


Explore a variety of packages to be placed in a leadership role, demonstrate your expertise, gain influence, and extend your reach across the regional community


Women in Business: insights into a woman's pursuit of a business or career

4:00pm to 5:00pm

Shannon Miller

Strategic Life & Business Coach. Entrepreneurship & Online Business Expert.

Shannon offers executive clients custom life and business coaching as well as playful interactive team building programs for sales and start up teams. ” A Happy life begins when you live on purpose.”

She is a serial entrepreneur with experience in ecommerce, importing, and acting.

Shannon is a great connector and mentor within the community.

Maria Malavenda

Maria Malavenda is an innovator, serial entrepreneur and executive. Presently she serves as the Founder and CEO of EVVEMI – a first ever data-driven recommendation platform for beauty and wellness services.

EVVEMI takes the anxiety and guesswork out of finding the hairstylist you’ll love through true personalization. EVVEMI utilizes epigenetics, personality attributes and data from thousands of successful hair relationships to match the right hairstylists to the right clients, and continuously updates the client’s beauty profile to support the beauty regimen process during and after each visit. 

Before founding EVVEMI, Maria catalyzed several award-winning high-growth ventures in healthcare, media and technology–including companies acquired by Microsoft, Bosch, and IMG.

Prior, she focused her efforts on Strategy and Corporate Development as a Fortune 100 executive (Johnson & Johnson, Inc) and a”Big 4″ management consultant (Deloitte, Accenture), and immersed herself in the “AI and digital data revolution” for ZoomInfo and Monster Worldwide.

In Maria’s off hours she provides her expertise as a judge and mentor to programs like 805 Startups, Harvard iLab, TechStars, MassChallenge, 500 Startups, Women Founders Community and NAFTE.

How to Start and Grow Your Business

5:00pm to 6:00pm

Lyn Johnson

After a great career in finance as a CPA and CFO, Lyn decided it was time to put all her experience and knowledge towards her own business.

Lyn founded West Tenth only last year and has done some very impressive work to make an very ambitious idea into an incredibly easy to understand tangible product.

Lyn originally presented West Tenth at one of our Pitch to Your Peers events about six months ago. It was one of the most impressive and compelling presentations we have seen.  

Lyn has demonstrated immense ability as an early stage founder, leader, and entrepreneur. 

Greg Monterrosa

One of the most influential and community focused leaders in our region.

Greg is the Community Manager at Hub101, Community Relations Manager at CLU, and co-founder of MyLLC.

He is also an experienced facilitator and organizer of Startup Weekends around the globe.

Greg has a lot to say about entrepreneurship, community building, and effectively taking an idea to successful business.

Mark Papia

Mr. Papia is an executive with vast experience with many functions within various corporate departments, including sales, marketing, production, purchasing and research and development.

He is adept on matters related to corporate sustainability.

Mr. Papia has held senior executive positions at News Corporation, The Walt Disney Company and Reed Elsevier PLC.

Mr. Papia also boasts significant experience working with startups. He was an early employee at Yahoo, spending four years with the Internet startup, and was the Senior VP of Sales at social media phenomenon Myspace prior to its acquisition by Fox Interactive Media. 

He will be eagerly sharing his immense experiences with you to help you understand how to start and grow your business.

Fundraising & Exit Strategies, and Investment Strategies

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Greg Monterrosa

One of the most influential and community focused leaders in our region.

Greg is the Community Manager at Hub101, Community Relations Manager at CLU, and co-founder of MyLLC.

He is also an experienced facilitator and organizer of Startup Weekends around the globe.

Greg will be moderating this fireside chat with Alon.

Alon Goren

Alon is a Founding Partner at GHV, Co-Founder of Crypto Invest Summit, LA Blockchain Week, 805 Startups &Investedin.

His specialties include Crypto, Blockchain, Crowdfunding, and Punk Rock 🙂.

Alon is a huge fan of innovation, disrupting the status-quo, and disinter-mediation.  He takes a punk rock approach to entrepreneurship and investing. 

Come learn how he has succeeded in fundraising as startup founder and leveraged that to set out as venture capitalist.



Micro Workshops

15 or 30 minute sessions with outstanding mentors.

Leave the event with practical knowledge and skills that you can act on immediately.

Seating will be limited – Reserve a spot using the buttons below

Portfolio review with Jon-Paul Harrison- 3:30pm to 5pm

Jon-Paul Harrison is the Senior Account Executive at Snapwire where he connects the leading brands, organizations and agencies with a global network of creators to produce on-brand visual content at scale. With a photographer-centric approach, Jon-Paul has over a decade of experience managing artists and maintaining successful relationships with creative teams across Fortune 500 companies. He will be leading a portfolio review micro workshop providing insight into developing a powerful visual identity for your brand and share industry best practices for those looking for new clients, photo agencies and/or representation.



AudioCardio is a data and science backed mobile hearing assessment and therapy that aims to protect, maintain and improve hearing. It’s like physical therapy for your hearing.

The technology has been clinically proven with Stanford University, Sutter Health, and Samsung Medical Center.

AudioCardio have recently won three pitch competitions, including local events organized by ACG101 and LAVA. 

Visit AudioCardio on the expo floor to learn more about their great mission, the tech, and opportunities to get involved. 


West Tenth is a digital marketplace where women are encouraged to turn the talents they have developed outside of the workforce into home-based businesses that serve their local communities.
West Tenth connects busy neighbors without the time to local women with the talent to tackle household and personal-care projects.
On West Tenth you’ll find local home organizers, interior decorators, home bakers, party planners, florists, crafters, fitness instructors and much, much more.

All of these services are offered by women who are running businesses from their homes.

West Tenth is the marketplace where you can access them.

We are eager to meet entrepreneurial women, those with marketing specialties, and investors that we can gain some feedback from.


Canvas Recruit is the platform you NEED to MARKET yourself as a beauty pro.

We allow you to create your professional portfolio in 5 minutes.

The Canvas Professional Portfolio makes it easy for you to network or apply for: Full-Time, Part-Time, Freelance, Backstage Event work, Collaborations etc.

Our culture is all about community and we are actively creating mentorship opportunities We would love to meet anyone interested in being a beauty mentor or in need of finding one.
We are also interested in meeting investors to gather feedback from as we grow our company.


GIANTPARTNERSprovides direct marketing lists to businesses of all sizes- from 805 startups to Fortune 500 companies.

GIANTPARTNERS can supply you with the targeted lists you need for direct mail, telemarketing, or email campaigns at a competitive rate.


Founded in 2016, Los Angeles Growth Labs is the brainchild of a SoCal-based husband and wife team on a mission to empower people through creative wellness.

Incorporating breathwork, guided meditation, sound therapy (aka “sound baths”), mindful movement, communal dining, and more, LAGL curates sessions, events, and retreats known to increase productivity, reduce stress, enhance communication, inspire collaboration, catalyze creativity, and promote feelings of relaxation and well-being.


Expy Health is a digital health startup helping patients prepare for & recover from orthopedic surgery while improving clinical efficiency through remote monitoring.

By partnering with healthcare providers committed to value-based care, Expy Health can substantially increase revenue for facilities while improving patient outcomes.

The company has recently been accepted to an accelerator program in Santa Monica hosted by the Stubbs, Alderton & Markiles law firm.

They are interested in meeting related professionals and investors that they can learn from as the company pursues growth.


Simply Branded is a digital marketing agency helping companies grow through strategic marketing and execution.
They provide consulting services as well as digital marketing services including website development, graphic design, social media management, social advertising, SEO & local SEO, blogging & content creation, and much more.
Simply Branded often hosts workshops to teach entrepreneurs and companies different aspects of digital marketing. 
Visit them on the expo floor to learn how they can help you grow.


Energia is a line of skin care products designed around specific climate based lifestyles.  

Our goal is to provide the right skin care product wherever you are in the world. No matter if you are enjoying a humid day at the beach in Miami or taking in an exciting show in dry Las Vegas, we have you covered.


CyberHorizon provides a real-time, always-on online office platform, CYBEROffice, that serves like a physical office floor. 

Employees /Clients /Consultant can work with each other shoulder to shoulder regardless of their geographic location, through any browser login.  

Our goal is to  bring the value of face-to-face presence back  in remote team interactions, especially in current agile work environments.

A video based “Integrated Office” platform with Live-Floor, Activities tracking, Meetings (Open/Private/Scrum team), Teams Directory, Announcements, Management Dashboard on productivity, Archives, and more, all in one place!

IT Security & Privacy focused, without needing to install any software or hardware, and service our customers in a SaaS model.

B2B companies can white-label CYBEROffice as an integrated part of their solutions.

CyberHorizon is interested in demonstrating their solution to any SMBs and investors, for feedback.


The Ventura County Chapter of SCORE was founded in 1971. It has been an active chapter since that time and currently has more than 60 volunteers.

The members of SCORE Ventura County are active and retired successful business owners and managers. Our members volunteer their experience and knowledge to help established business owners and potential business owners achieve success.

Our goal is to support businesses and careers flourish in the area–including you.

Come visit us to learn how we can help you succeed.


AFA HUB is a program by Actors for Autism, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization since 2005 that is dedicated to the advancement, education, and training of people on the autistic spectrum.

We provide vocational training programs for adults 18 years of age and older in Animation, Film, Video Game Design, Visual Effects, 360VR, and Micro-Enterprise. 

Our unique educational programs are vendored with the state of California Regional Center System.

We were voted Ventura County Autism Society’s 2018 Adult Services Provider of the Year! 

For more info please visit our website at or

Or visit us on the expo floor!

GDM (Game Developers Meetup)

Game Developers Meetup Group. Based at Hub101 in Westlake Village, CA.

We will meet monthly for a dev night, with more events to be announced later.

If you bring your passion, and we’ll provide the community of fellow developers.

Come get to know us to discover the larger game development community in your own backyard.


Managed Cryptocurrency Service Provider®

We make investing in the cryptocurrency market easy, safe, and profitable!

If you are actively investing in crypto or interested in becoming a crypto investor, come visit us. 

We will be happy to help you understand if your workflow is secure, how to improve it, or how to get going.


If you’re looking for a firm that will focus on your individual needs, and always treat you like a client who matters, look no further.

Our firm is large enough to offer a full range of professional services, but small enough to give you the individual attention that you deserve.

We will thoroughly and conscientiously study your personal situation, and tailor our advice to your specific needs.


Trinity Youth Services, nationally accredited by the Council on Accreditation, has been improving children’s lives through positive community impact since 1966.

Trinity provides quality short-term residential programs, foster care and adoption services, and mental health programs to traumatized, abused, neglected and abandoned children throughout Southern California and Houston, Texas


We are part of the worldwide Toastmasters organization, and meet each week to empower our members by helping them improve their speaking, communication  and leadership skills.

How do we do this? Come visit us to learn all about it.

However, the best way to find out is to experience it.  Be sure to take part in our workshop to do exactly that! 


The Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce is the official Chamber for the cities of Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village and Agoura Hills with nearly 1,000 business members representing over 30 industries.

As a nonprofit organization, the Chamber is focused on building a strong local economy and representing the interests of business with government while promoting the community as a whole.

Visit to learn how this 5-Star accredited Chamber ranking in the top 1% of Chambers nationwide can help your business grow.

*SBA’s participation or support is not an endorsement of any products, service, or entity.


The U.S. Small Business Administration  helps Americans start, build, and grow businesses.

The SBA was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation

The U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses.

Come stop by to learn about all the wonderful resources we have available to you and how to gain access to them.

ACG101 Corridor

The Power of ACG

Founded in 1954, the Association for Corporate Growth has chapters worldwide representing 14,500 members. 

ACG serves 90,000 investors, executives, lenders and advisers to growing middle-market companies.

ACG’s mission is to drive middle-market growth.  75% of ACG members report that they have done business with fellow members.  This return on investment has made ACG the most trusted and respected resource for middle-market dealmakers and business leaders who invest in growth and build companies.  

The ACG 101 Corridor Chapter serves corporate executives and professionals in the West Valley, Ventura County, and Santa Barbara areas.


When you Register Before June 20th

Ticket Price will be $25 after June 24th

Who Comes to the fair?


Home Owners

Over 30 Years Old


Make Over $200k a Year

of Businesses are Seeking Talent

Bachelors or Higher Education

Want to Learn More?