VIP Lunch #29 – Conejo Valley – August 17

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VIP Lunch #29 – Conejo Valley – August 17

This is invite only for our FULL MEMBERS and special high profile guests.

Food and drink are provided.

We provide a platform to build new relationships in an authentic manner. It’s a more intimate and casual setting that has led to many amazing friendships and opportunities between those in attendance.

Location will be revealed to our FULL MEMBERS. It will take place in Agoura Hills.

You can expect to meet startup founders, high skilled talent, government officials, investors, domain experts, educators, and corporate leaders in a casual and intimate setting.

Many of our attendees have gone on to build supportive relationships to aid in the growth of a business or a career. Many have created their own meetups to help each other develop new skills. ——–

As a FULL MEMBER you get a number of extra benefits.

For example: Not only do you gain access to this monthly lunch, you may make requests for 805 Startups to invite key people and companies in order to facilitate introductions and deeper relationships.

Become a FULL MEMBER here:

https://www.805startups.com/#pricing

See you soon!

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Pitch to your Peers – Camarillo – August 21

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Pitch to your Peers – Camarillo – August 21

Pitch to your Peers allows you to pitch your idea or company to our community with the purpose of getting invaluable feedback.

It is a great opportunity to prepare before you pitch to investors, potential co-founders, strategic business partners, clients, or any other audience.

Everyone gets up to 5 minutes to pitch. We have access to a projector screen. Be sure to bring a HDMI cable if you want to use it.

We will try to give you advice and insight into what your intended audience may connect with or be concerned with. It is as much a practice in empathy as it is in pitching.

The event also allows for you to build relationships with potential mentors, investors, clients, users, and more.

After the event we will have time for informal networking.

This is an ongoing series we are holding each month with Pharos Center for Innovation in Camarillo. Be sure to check them out: https://www.pharoscenter.com/

Sign up to pitch here if you want a guaranteed spot:
https://www.805startups.com/pitch-your-peers-registration/

RSVP Here:

Pitch to your Peers

Tuesday, Aug 21, 2018, 7:00 PM

Pharos Center for Innovation
4001 Mission Oaks Boulevard Camarillo, CA

8 805 Startups Attending

• What we'll do Pitch to your Peers allows you to pitch your idea or company to our community with the purpose of getting invaluable feedback. It is a great opportunity to prepare before you pitch to investors, potential co-founders, strategic business partners, clients, or any other audience. Everyone gets up to 5 minutes to pitch. We have access...

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Pitch to your Peers – Camarillo – July 17

Pitch to your Peers allows you to pitch your idea or company to our community with the purpose of getting invaluable feedback.

It is a great opportunity to prepare before you pitch to investors, potential co-founders, strategic business partners, clients, or any other audience.

Everyone gets up to 5 minutes to pitch. We have access to a projector screen. Be sure to bring a HDMI cable if you want to use it.

We will try to give you advice and insight into what your intended audience may connect with or be concerned with. It is as much a practice in empathy as it is in pitching.

The event also allows for you to build relationships with potential mentors, investors, clients, users, and more.

After the event we will have time for informal networking.

This is an ongoing series we are holding each month with Pharos Center for Innovation in Camarillo. Be sure to check them out: https://www.pharoscenter.com/

Sign up to pitch here if you want a guaranteed spot:
https://www.805startups.com/pitch-your-peers-registration/

RSVP Here:

Pitch to your Peers

Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018, 7:00 PM

Pharos Center for Innovation
4001 Mission Oaks Boulevard Camarillo, CA

36 805 Startups Went

• What we’ll do Pitch to your Peers allows you to pitch your idea or company to our community with the purpose of getting invaluable feedback. It is a great opportunity to prepare before you pitch to investors, potential co-founders, strategic business partners, clients, or any other audience. Everyone gets up to 5 minutes to pitch. We have access…

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Innovation and Growth Fair Q3 – Agoura Hills – Wed September 26

Innovation & Growth Fair - Q3

BRINGING THE COMMUNITY TOGETHER to support you

Days
Hours
Minutes
Seconds

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.

Over 50 Mentors

You can find a revolving cast of mentors on our expo floor that are excited to share their expertise and advice with you

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

Sit in on two panels featuring experts to help you learn "How to Grow a Business" and "Fundraising and Investment Strategies"

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.

-Get Involved -

Be a Mentor at Our Next Quarterly Innovation & Growth Fair

Volunteer one hour to share your experience in any personal or professional topic you wish.

There is no easier way to demonstrate your expertise and value while building long lasting trust with the community.

Exhibit at Our Next Quarterly Innovation & Growth Fair

Showcase your organization to over 400 attendees. Attract new hires, investors, customers, or strategic partners.

For-profits,  non-profits, and government agencies of all types are encouraged to participate.

No fee for non-profits.

ATTEND FOR FREE

We strive to promote inclusion. It is the reason why even our flagship event, this event, is free to attend.

Seize this amazing opportunity to promote your personal and professional growth.

No excuse to miss this. 

BECOME A SPONSOR

Leverage this event to enhance your brand and grow your company.

Contact us to learn more.

Female Entrepreneurship Meetup – Thousand Oaks – June 4

This is an ongoing series of events throughout 2018 that will highlight inspirational women from our community.

We hope to encourage women to build relationships with one another in order to share their experiences pursuing their career or business, find peer support, and to become more active in the communities around them.

All are welcome. Be sure to bring a friend to this free event!

If you would like to nominate a woman to be a speaker at a future event, please contact us with their name and why they inspire you. Email Gary at Gary@805startups.com with your nomination.

If you would like to sponsor this event, please contact gary@805startups.com

VIP Lunch #27 – Conejo Valley – June 15

This is invite only for our PLATINUM MEMBERS and special high profile guests.

Food and drink are provided.

We provide a platform to build new relationships in an authentic manner. It’s a more intimate and casual setting that has led to many amazing friendships and opportunities between those in attendance.

Location will be revealed to our PLATINUM MEMBERS. It will take place in Agoura Hills.

You can expect to meet startup founders, high skilled talent, government officials, investors, domain experts, educators, and corporate leaders in a casual and intimate setting.

Many of our attendees have gone on to build supportive relationships to aid in the growth of a business or a career. Many have created their own meetups to help each other develop new skills.


As a PLATINUM MEMBER you get a number of extra benefits.

For example: Not only do you gain access to this monthly lunch, you may make requests for 805 Startups to invite key people and companies in order to facilitate introductions and deeper relationships.

Become a PLATINUM MEMBER here:

https://www.805startups.com/membership-account-2/membership-checkout/?level=5

See you soon!

Pitch to your Peers – Camarillo – June 19

Pitch to your Peers allows you to pitch your idea or company to our community with the purpose of getting invaluable feedback.

It is a great opportunity to prepare before you pitch to investors, potential co-founders, strategic business partners, clients, or any other audience.

Everyone gets up to 5 minutes to pitch. We have access to a projector screen. Be sure to bring a HDMI cable if you want to use it.

We will try to give you advice and insight into what your intended audience may connect with or be concerned with. It is as much a practice in empathy as it is in pitching.

The event also allows for you to build relationships with potential mentors, investors, clients, users, and more.

After the event we will have time for informal networking.

This is an ongoing series we are holding each month with Pharos Center for Innovation in Camarillo. Be sure to check them out: https://www.pharoscenter.com/

Sign up to pitch here if you want a guaranteed spot:
https://www.805startups.com/pitch-your-peers-registration/

RSVP Here:

Pitch to your Peers

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018, 7:00 PM

Pharos Center for Innovation
4001 Mission Oaks Boulevard Camarillo, CA

36 805 Startups Went

• What we’ll do Pitch to your Peers allows you to pitch your idea or company to our community with the purpose of getting invaluable feedback. It is a great opportunity to prepare before you pitch to investors, potential co-founders, strategic business partners, clients, or any other audience. Everyone gets up to 5 minutes to pitch. We have access…

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May 22 News

Latest News

Lots of fun things going on with us.  You may have noticed a real down tick in events being scheduled and newsletters going out.

This is in part due to us wanting to improve the experience you are having at our events and us wanting to organize more events across the region.

In order to accomplish those goals we are designing new sponsorship packages and redesigning our paid membership programs to help us bring in more capital and resources to improve your experience.  Expect an announcement about those shortly.

We have also been building a lot of new partnerships with great companies like RMS Printing to bring you more benefits.  Be sure to reach out to them if you need any signage, business cards, or anything promotional.  Seriously, they can do anything. I’m waiting on some 805 Startups branded hammocks. haha. Just let Saleem know Gary from 805 Startups sent you.

Some Recaps

Q1 Innovation and Growth Fair:

One big goal for us is making our flagship Innovation and Growth Fair a much larger event each quarter.

We accomplished that, thanks to many of you that joined us as speakers, exhibitors, and mentors last month.

We had over 25 exhibitors and over 80 mentors on our expo floor. It was an incredibly impactful event that helped forge amazing new relationships within the community and provide invaluable guidance to about 400 attendees!

Monthly VIP Lunches:

We continue to bolster the event with new faces that are eager to support our Platinum Members and our entire community.

It’s been a great experience for all as we get to enjoy some amazing food from wonderful hosts like Uncle Af’s and Public School 805 that are eager to support the community and each of you.

Definitely reach out to them if you’re looking for amazing catering options, a location to host a meetup or fundraiser, or just have a rumbling in your stomach.

Ben at Uncle Af’s is a new business owner and eager to make new friends in the community while feeding your face with some delicious sandwiches and sides.

Public School is also looking to connect with all the non profits in the area as they are about to roll out a new program to assist in fundraising efforts. Just ask for Austin and let him know Gary from 805 Startups sent you his way.  If you are feeling shy and want an intro to Austin, just shoot me an email!

Going forward:

  • We will be organizing an online directory for attendees to browse before/during the lunch for more efficient networking.
  • We will also be putting up a form for you to make introduction requests so we know who to extend invitations to from across the entire region.

Be sure to sign up as a Platinum Member to gain access to the lunches and other benefits.

Pitch to your Peers:

We have now done this event three times now at the amazing new Pharos Center for Innovation that our great friends Erick and Bryan Went have recently opened.

It’s been a real treat to be a part of.  =)

Each event has gone over the scheduled time with almost every single person staying until the very end.

The event goes over due to us encouraging everyone to get up in front of the community to give a pitch.  Most are elevator pitches for only a rough idea.  Even that experience has beneficial results for the person pitching and for those of us giving feedback to them.

It’s proven to be more than just practice for pitching by providing a great way to build relationships and practice valuable skills like empathy, awareness, and diplomacy.

If you have an idea or something you are actively working on, whether it is your own business or something tied to a career, we want you to join us at the next one!

Expansion Plans:

We recently found ourselves in a position to acquire four other meetup groups.  We have effectively boosted our membership from 2,450 members to 5,800 members.

The exciting thing is that three of these additional meetup groups have a strong concentration of members across LA county where we already have strong partnerships with universities, coworking spaces, and government agencies.

For the past 18 months we have been getting a lot of interest in organizing events a little more south and we feel like now it makes too much sense to not do it.

So, for those of you outside of the 805 we will be bringing you some of our great events closer to you in the very near future.

Expect to see North and South versions of our FEM and Pitch Your Peers events to roll out first.

We are also hard at work on a blockchain series, a physical product series, and a special event designed only for accredited investors.

If you are interested in helping with either of those, shoot gary an email: gary@805startups.com

Outside of 805 Startups:

Our founder, Alon, is now managing Wavemaker’s new Genesis Fund that is focused on crypto and blockchain companies.  If you have a startup or know of one that might be interesting, be sure to come to an event and share it. In fact, sign up to exhibit at our June 27 Fair!

Meanwhile, our president and director of experience, Gary, has been hard at work meeting with government agencies, nonprofits, architects, and real estate developers to move the Startmada initiative forward.

The goal is to establish an Innovation Village in each partner city with a scouting program and an accelerator program to find and develop amazing talent and job providers that align with the city’s cultural identity.

This is our way to help modernize and grow our local cities in a controlled manner that doesn’t sacrifice what makes them each unique and instead builds upon that culture.

lot more on that soon.

Pitch to your Peers – Camarillo – May 15

Pitch to your Peers allows you to pitch your idea or company to our community with the purpose of getting invaluable feedback.

It is a great opportunity to prepare before you pitch to investors, potential co-founders, strategic business partners, clients, or any other audience.

Everyone gets up to 5 minutes to pitch. We have access to a projector screen. Be sure to bring a HDMI cable if you want to use it.

We will try to give you advice and insight into what your intended audience may connect with or be concerned with. It is as much a practice in empathy as it is in pitching.

The event also allows for you to build relationships with potential mentors, investors, clients, users, and more.

After the event we will have time for informal networking.

This is an ongoing series we are holding each month with Pharos Center for Innovation in Camarillo. Be sure to check them out: https://www.pharoscenter.com/

Sign up to pitch here if you want a guaranteed spot:
https://www.805startups.com/pitch-your-peers-registration/

RSVP Here:

Pitch to your Peers

Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 7:00 PM

Pharos Center for Innovation
4001 Mission Oaks Boulevard Camarillo, CA

35 805 Startups Went

• What we’ll do Pitch to your Peers allows you to pitch your idea or company to our community with the purpose of getting invaluable feedback. It is a great opportunity to prepare before you pitch to investors, potential co-founders, strategic business partners, clients, or any other audience. Everyone gets up to 5 minutes to pitch. We have access…

Check out this Meetup →

VIP Lunch #26 – Conejo Valley – May 18

This is invite only for our PLATINUM MEMBERS and special high profile guests.

Food and drink are provided.

We provide a platform to build new relationships in an authentic manner. It’s a more intimate and casual setting that has led to many amazing friendships and opportunities between those in attendance.

Location will be revealed to our PLATINUM MEMBERS. It will take place in Agoura Hills.

You can expect to meet startup founders, high skilled talent, government officials, investors, domain experts, educators, and corporate leaders in a casual and intimate setting.

Many of our attendees have gone on to build supportive relationships to aid in the growth of a business or a career. Many have created their own meetups to help each other develop new skills.


As a PLATINUM MEMBER you get a number of extra benefits.

For example: Not only do you gain access to this monthly lunch, you may make requests for 805 Startups to invite key people and companies in order to facilitate introductions and deeper relationships.

Become a PLATINUM MEMBER here:

https://www.805startups.com/membership-account-2/membership-checkout/?level=5

See you soon!