Innovation & Growth Fair - Q4

BRINGING THE COMMUNITY TOGETHER to support you

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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 40 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"

Face to Face Workshops

Work closely with a variety of mentor panels to develop practical skills to start and grow a business or to pursue and advance a career

Over 400 Attendees

Connect with the people from your community that share in the value of promoting growth and innovation.

Holiday Drive For Our Regional Non-Profits

Come meet the great non-profits in our community and discover the amazing resources and support they provide

Every non-profit exhibiting will benefit from our fundraising activities that include:

  Toy Drive

   Food Drive

  Charity Auction

   Hourly Raffles

  

Great Opportunities To Get Involved

Be a Mentor

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.

Be an Exhibitor

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.

Sponsor a Workshop Station

Demonstrate your expertise, develop trust, and generate long term leads by sponsoring a workshop station, built around your team, to teach practical skills to your customer base

-FREE ADMISSION-

3pm to 7pm

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Agoura Hills Recreation Center

29900 Ladyface Court, Agoura Hills, CA 91301

BECOME A SPONSOR

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

Contact us to learn more.

Speakers

How to Start and Grow Your Business

4:30pm to 5:30pm

SPEAKERS TO BE ANNOUNCED

Fundraising & Exit Strategies, and Investment Strategies

6:00pm to 7:00pm

SPEAKERS TO BE ANNOUNCED

Mentors

Get exposed to a wide variety of people sharing their passions and experience with you on our expo floor.

Topics Include

🤖 AI/Machine Learning

🌱Biotech/science 

⛓️ Blockchain/Crypto

🏢 Business / Entrepreneurship

💬 Community Development    

📷 Content Creator (photo/video/writer) 

🔒 Cyber Security

🎓 Education   

⚡ Electrical Engineer

📈Finance/Accounting 

⚕️ Health Care 

👋 HR/Recruiting

🌍International Growth

💵 Investor/M&A

👩‍⚖️ Legal

📋 Logistics 

🎯 Marketing/Sales

🎖️Military/Veteran

📐 Physical Engineer

🎁 Physical Products

🏠 Real Estate

⌨️ Software Engineer/ Programmer 

🖥️Software Products 

💻 Web Design/Front End/UX/Graphics

🧘Wellness

MANY TO BE ANNOUNCED

Workshop

Using Improv to Pursue Your Business Goals, with Jill Evans

During the event you and your team can work with Jill Evans to learn how to apply the practice of improv towards reaching your business goals.

Learn how to pitch better or how to build stronger teams–improv can play a beneficial role in your success.

At the UCLA Anderson School of Management’s 2017 Business Creation Option thesis program (“BCO”) for start-up businesses, Jill and the Corporate Improv Connection team successfully tested and demonstrated our core proposition that collaborative environments tend to prompt uninhibited contributions which move work teams faster and further than non-coached work teams.

You can join Jill on the patio throughout the event’s duration.

Exhibitors

Autism Society Ventura

We are here to help!

1 in 59 children now have Autism according to the CDC. 

If your child has recently been diagnosed with Autism, or you have been told that your child is exhibiting “autistic-like” behavior, it can be very challenging and stressful figuring out where to start and who to contact.

We can help! Come meet us to learn how!

CENTER4SPECIALNEEDS

Center4SpecialNeeds is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation founded in 2011. It was established to provide resources, education, and offer a variety of supports for families who have children with special needs / developmental disabilities in Ventura County,  Los Angeles County, Orange County, and Santa Barbara County. 

Our purpose is to build a foundation—eventually a multi-disciplinary center—that bridges the gap for those children who fall between the cracks; the children who have developmental disabilities and do not qualify for regional center services and are not covered by insurance.

We will enable parents to provide their children with the necessary treatments and interventions they require and deserve to reach their full potential.

City of Camarillo

With year-round near-perfect weather, Camarillo is especially attractive to visitors who delight in the warm California climate.

Picturesque agricultural vistas and cool ocean breezes set the backdrop for a charming old town downtown. All this makes Camarillo the perfect destination for a wonderful weekend getaway or a relaxing weeks vacation.

Spend the day strolling downtown, stopping for a refreshing drink or fresh summer salad alfresco style. Or visit a wide range of local breweries— a perfect way to spend a lazy afternoon, or early evening.

Don’t forget about our world-class outlet mall, attracting international visitors from France, Canada and China. Come for the Sun, Stay for the Fun!

Food Forward

Food Forward staff and volunteers rescue over 375,000 pounds of surplus produce each week from fruit trees, farmers markets and the Los Angeles Wholesale Produce Market. 

100% of these fresh fruits and vegetables are donated to over 1,800 hunger relief agencies across 8 counties in Southern California.

 

GIANT PARTNERS

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.

Herman Bennett Foundation

The Herman Bennett Foundation is a private 501(c) 3 non-profit organization helping qualified low-income pet owners spay and neuter their cats and dogs.

Our Feral Cat Program provides vouchers for spaying or neutering feral cats.

We have expanded our operations to include: Supporting Military/Service Dogs who are in need of Medical Assistance (not covered by any agency); No-Kill Animal Shelters in Feral Cat spaying/neutering; and Animal Rescue Groups providing homes to cats and Dogs through ADOPTION.

International Business Accelerator

The International Business Accelerator taps into Global Markets from LAX and Silicon Beach.

The IBA is a joint program of the Community Vitalization Council, an economic development non-profit, and K5 Ventures, an early-stage venture fund that partners with and invests in technology-driven businesses led by visionary founders.

The IBA focuses on helping US based companies understand how to capitalize on a global marketplace through exporting. 

The IBA also helps give international companies a guided roadmap to US market entry with Los Angeles as the entry point. The LAX and Silicon Beach areas of Los Angeles are home to hundreds of cutting edge tech and advanced manufacturing companies.  Many of which benefit from these relationships and through exporting.

Come learn about our programs to accelerate your business through an international reach.

Laubach Literacy of Ventura County

Laubach Literacy of Ventura County is an all-volunteer non-profit corporation dedicated to teaching adults by helping them to learn or improve their English communication skills.

Our objective is to help individuals in our communities to effectively be able to communicate in English. We offer flexible one to one and small group instruction in Ventura, Oxnard, Camarillo, Ojai, Santa Paula, Moorpark and The Conejo Valley.

We offer one day training seminars 4 times a year for tutors. All tutor and student materials are provided by Laubach free of charge.

Many Mansions

As a provider of affordable housing and life-enriching services for low-income individuals and families, we would be happy to connect with anyone who would like to learn more about us or who may be interested in partnering with us.

We recently began construction on our Ormond Beach Villas project, Ventura County’s first permanent affordable housing for veterans. We are also gearing up for our annual Bowls of Hope event, which takes place on November 4th at California Lutheran University. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.

Merito Foundation

We are dedicated to protecting the ocean by facilitating education, conservation, and scientific research opportunities to multicultural youth and their communities.

We increase students’ understanding of the importance of the ocean in their lives, awareness of ocean-related threats, and the adoption of environmentally friendly practices so that we all contribute to ocean protection.

We also strive to motivate diverse youth to pursue science, technology or engineering careers that relate to the ocean.

ModVans

ModVans is a brand new Recreational Vehicle Manufacturer based in Ventura, California.

Our vision is to build a line of high-quality, high-design RVs for modern lifestyles and budgets and offer them for sale direct to the consumer.

Office Evolution

Office Rentals, Conference Room Rentals, Business Address plan, Shared Work Spaces, and More!

We have 24 furnished office space available on temporary office rentals or shot term office rentals. They range in size from 110 square feet – 225 square feet.

We have secure ethernet WiFi internet that is business class so you will have the internet speed you need!

We also have interior or exterior offices available. They are easy setup offices to make your life simpler and come as all inclusive dedicated workspaces. 

OurFriend

Our product is happiness .

We are a platform that supports positive expression and healthy connections with people online.

We are interested in meeting psychologists, mindful practitioners and teachers, life coaches, and investors.

Raising Hope

RaisingHOPE provides advocacy, awareness and funds to abused and neglected children, many of whom are or were in the foster care system, in the Ventura County area through community events, mentoring and legal services.
 
We provide advocacy, funds for kids, and youth mentorship.

Wild at Heart Ojai

We are dedicated to crafting the most flavorful and nutrient dense food from only the best Organic California grown produce.

Wild At Heart Ojai is part of the slow food sustainable movement, changing the way people think about our food.

Our connections & commitment to sourcing local, organic, sustainable, whole food ingredients represents a fresh take on an industry that has long suffered from over-processed & unhealthy choices.

We implement these ideals and positive environmental practices in our kitchen & offer a new local 805 product that supports our organic farmers.

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