Monthly VIP Lunch – Thousand Oaks – July 19

Each month we hold a special lunch designed around building authentic relationships in an intimate environment, complete with food and drinks.

Everyone in attendance has an opportunity to introduce themselves, share what they are working on, share what they could help others with, and request feedback from the group.

Additionally, attendees get to add themselves to the VIP Directory that is shared with other attendees.

This monthly event is an amazing opportunity to really get to know a variety of people looking to support you and our community.

Our past lunches have included investors, government officials, corporate executives, educational leaders, students, startups, service providers, and top talent from the area–a healthy variety of stakeholders from your economy.

If you are attending, you can request for us to invite special VIPs from the area to attend as our guest in order for you to be able to meet them.

Want to Attend?

‣ Tickets start at $75 (you can reduce the price substantially–keep reading)

You can get a ticket here:

∙Supporting Members get 50% off the ticket price

∙Full Members get VIP status and can attend for free

◦You can sign up as a Supporter or Full Member here:

If you show up without a ticket you will be charged $75 at the door

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 with your nomination.

If you would like to sponsor this event, please contact

Investing in Startups and Crypto (Bitcoin)! – Wed Jan 24 – Thousand Oaks

Come join us for a fireside chat with David Siemer. David is a General Partner at LA’s most active venture capital firm, Wavemaker Partners. He is also one of the world’s experts in cryptocurrency and blockchain.

Alon Goren, the founder of 805 Startups and also a Venture Partner at Wavemaker Partners will be the one interviewing David. It’ll be a great a time!

RSVP here:

Wednesday 7/26/17 – Startup Demo Competition

july 26 startup demo competition

july 26 startup demo competition


805 Startups is partnering with the City of Thousand Oaks to hold a startup demo competition at their beautiful Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza.

The selected startups will present in front of an audience of 400 people from across Southern California and to a panel of judges made up of ACTIVE startup investors (angels & VCs).

The winner of our last demo competition closed their seed round as a result of participating in the event (two of the judges and one audience member became investors in their startup).

This event present you an incredible opportunity to learn how to pitch, learn how investors assess startups, and to network with many investors, government officials, educators, students, professionals, entrepreneurs, and corporate leaders.


Meet Our Judges

Dustin Rosen, Managing Partner at Wonder Ventures

Richard Wolpert, Venture Partner at, Venture Advisor at Accel Partners, Co-Founder & CEO of HelloTech


Michael Tam, Associate at Crosscut Ventures

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Peter Delgrosso, Managing Partner at Bryant Stibel