Oct. 26 – Startup Fair & Job Fair with Startup & Investor Panels – Conejo Valley
Free Event More Details to Come!
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
3:00 PM to 9:00 PM
HUB101 – Cal Lutheran Center for Entrepreneurship
31416 Agoura Rd.
Westlake Village, CA
Event Format and Timeline
We will have an “expo” floor setup with about 50 startups and corporations.
They will each have a table and be demonstrating their services/products/tech, sharing any job opportunities (contract/part time/full time), and sharing any fundraising needs.
We will have four speaker panels scheduled focused on educating startup founders and investors on various topics.
In “expo” space:
• 3pm Check-In Table Opens
• 3pm – 9pm Startup Fair/Networking
In “audience” space:
• 4:15pm – 5pm Panel Discussion/Q&A about Starting Up a Startup: the Ideation Process, the role of UX, and Converting Your Idea Into Executable Blueprints
• 5:15pm – 6pm Panel Discussion/Q&A about Startup Up a Startup: Executing Your Vision, Recruiting/Hiring/Vetting Your Team (CoFounders, Employees, and Freelancers), and Development Tips
• 6:30pm – 7:30pm Panel Discussion/Q&A “Ryan Azlein presents, The VC’s Speak: Fundraising Tips for Startups”
• 8pm – 9pm Panel Discussion/Q&A about Becoming a Startup Investor, Investment Strategies, and Exit Strategies
For Startups That Want To Showcase
• It is free to apply and to showcase (if chosen)
For Small Businesses/Corporations That Want To Showcase
• Contact gary [at] TheRenegadeFirm.com
Contact gary [at] TheRenegadeFirm.com to be added to our special investor list to access the following perks:
• Prior to the event, investors will receive a startup directory with fundraising decks.
• Prior to the event, investors will be able to schedule time with the specific startups they are interested in meeting during the event.
David Cremin is a founder and Managing Partner of Frontier. He leads fund operations, fundraising and portfolio management for Frontier. Prior to Frontier, he was a founding partner of Zone Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm. David has raised over $200 million in venture capital partnerships and helped lead investments in over 100 companies, including Divx Networks (NASDAQ:DIVX), Clear Access (Cisco), Prolacta Bioscience and Momentfeed. He previously served as Founder and CEO of Vis-à-Vis Entertainment, a music media company. He spent several years touring as a professional musician and recording artist for RCA Records, Atlantic Records, Elektra Records and EastWest Records. David has taught business feasibility as an adjunct professor at UC Santa Barbara and California Polytechnic San Luis Obispo. He holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University.
Jim Andelman, Managing Director of Rincon Venture Partners
Jim is co-founder and Managing Director of Rincon Venture Partners. In this capacity, he is responsible for driving the fund’s investment activities, as well as the firm’s operations. Jim is in his fifteenth year as a VC. Jim received his MBA with highest distinction (first in his class) from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth, and his BS in Economics (magna cum laude) from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Jim serves on the Boards of Directors of Campus Explorer, Conversion Logic, Keen IO, Mobcrush, Rentlytics, Rainforest QA, Steelhouse, TaxJar and Tradesy. He previously served on the Boards of Cadforce (acquired by Neilsoft), Packet Island (acquired by BroadSoft), Burstly (acquired by Apple), DataPop (acquired by Criteo), Divshot (acquired by Google) and Shift (acquired by Brand Networks). In addition, he serves on the Boards of Directors of Friends of Yosemite Search and Rescue and the Los Angeles Venture Association, on the Advisory Board of the Douglas Family Preserve.
Ryan Azlein Shareholder at Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth.
Mr. Azlein advises a wide range of both private and public clients, focusing on emerging growth, development stage and middle-market companies as well as the venture capital firms, angel investors and strategic investors that invest in these types of companies. Ryan’s practice concentrates on venture capital and corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, equity and executive compensation matters, intellectual property development and licensing arrangements, SEC reporting and disclosure, public and private securities offerings, complex partnering arrangements, and general corporate matters.
Scott Dudelson Managing Director at Los Angeles Dodgers Accelerator with R/GA, Investor, Entrepreneur
Scott has immense experience in a variety of entertainment industries as both an entrepreneur and an investor. His skill set spans multiple disciplines and is leveraged to push companies and people to grow.
Stefani Washburn UX Business Strategist, Xivic
With 10+ years experience in business development & customer service, Stefani made a move to the digital world as a User Experience Designer. At Xivic her role as a UX Strategist is responsible for bridging the gap between tech & business. Taking insights from research, psychology, business, and UX best practices she helps her customers make strategic product decisions, which result in the creation of engaging and addictive experiences with their brands.
Meri Gulyan VP, Experience Strategy at Xivic
Meri Gulyan is an Experience Strategist focused on all user touch-points dedicated to understanding how users interact with a brand, product, or website even before their experience has started. She’s added conversion value to multiple brands, including Disney, Meineke, California Closets, and The Hollywood Reporter. Meri lives in Sunny LA and has been with Xivic, Inc. for 5 years.
Mohsin Syed Executive Vice President, KiwiTech
Mohsin is a transformational business and sales leader with 15 years of executive level strategic sales and business development experience. He is recognized for being a collaborative hands-on leader who is driven, passionate, energetic, results oriented, and highly impactful; particularly in high growth and fast paced environments. Mohsin specializes in: complex strategic partnering, solution sales, direct sales, inside sales management, field sales management, business development, and client engagement and retention methodologies
Andrew Tomat Head of Corporate Development at Teradyne
Andrew has a 25 year record of success in growing companies through mergers & acquisitions and new product development. His experience spans industrial automation, robotics, internet of things, and more. He previously lead Mergers and Acquisition for Canon.
More Speakers and Details to Come!
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Contact Gary [at] TheRenegadeFirm.com if interested!