Alon and I decided to turn a successful meetup group into something much more ambitious in January 2017.
We set out to unify a very fragmented region made up of smaller cities outside of LA’s bustling Silicon Beach and Downtown areas. Our region suffers from the perception that investors, startups, entrepreneurs, talent, jobs, and resources can not be found here. This perception is caused by how disconnected we are as individuals, organizations, and government agencies.
To overcome that we have been organizing a steady line up of events that are free to attend and open to the public. These events serve as a catalyst to bring everyone across the region together as a single community, to educate people about the opportunities and resources in their backyard, and to change their perception–you don’t need to leave the area to pursue success.
Alon and I have been doing this almost entirely alone and out of our own pockets. The priorities have been on growing the largest, high quality network of people from all walks of life and on demonstrating to all of you what benefits and value we offer.
We are at the point now where we feel extremely confident with what we have demonstrated. We are ready to take 805 Startups to the next phase of growth for your benefit.
We need to do this together. We need your support to generate enough revenue to not only expand on what we have built thus far, but to simply continue bringing you and our shared community the immense support we provide. If we do not meet the fundraising goal below we will have to call it quits.
This has been an amazing journey thus far. Few things are as rewarding and fulfilling as leading the community through 805 Startups. We have helped people of all ages and backgrounds to not only find their way to pursue a dream, but we have helped some achieve their dreams. We get to inspire and educate people while helping people build meaningful relationships. Alon and I want to continue this work.
The journey has only just begun, and we hope you join us in taking the next step forward with 805 Startups.
To do so, please register as a Full Member, a Sponsor, or a Client. You can learn more below.