Version 1 Conference - The Startup Conference for Non-Technical Founders
Sep
28
8:00 AM08:00

Version 1 Conference - The Startup Conference for Non-Technical Founders

Full-day conference will conclude with a networking afterparty for local startups, investors, entrepreneurs, and technology leaders.

Talks and workshops including:

  • Venture Capital

  • Crowdfunding

  • MVP Building

  • Market Validation & Market Testing

  • Marketing & Growth

  • Product Launch

  • Building Apps Without a Developer

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Women Founders Network 2019 Fast Pitch Event
Oct
30
5:00 PM17:00

Women Founders Network 2019 Fast Pitch Event

This is the grand finale to the 2019 Fast Pitch competition where the Top 10 female founders pitch on-stage to compete for $50,000 in cash prizes, $150,000 in professional services and a bonus $5,000 Junior Judges cash award.

Who should attend?

⭐️ Investors - meet top female founders leading exciting new businesses
⭐️ Entrepreneurs - be inspired and join the network
⭐️ Business Professionals - great networking opportunities
⭐️ Students - special pricing available! Contact to learn more

Agenda:
5:00-6:00 - Check-in & Networking Reception
6:00-6:15 - Welcome & Sponsor Acknowledgments
6:15-6:30 - Keynote Speaker
6:30-8:20 - Fast Pitch Presentations
8:20-8:40 - Break / Judges Convene for Voting
8:40-9:00 - Award Presentations & Closing Remarks

Food, wine and beverages will be served.

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Iridium Small Business & StartUp Conference for Entrepreneurs
Sep
21
9:00 AM09:00

Iridium Small Business & StartUp Conference for Entrepreneurs

The Iridium Conference is an intense sprint of focused work, development, education, and marketing for entrepreneurs. This is a conference for doing.

This conference is ideal for Ideas & Businesses that are 0-36 months old and Entrepreneurs looking for trusted insight and the most current tools available to help create and execute their passion project. This is not a series of passive lectures from speakers who’ve already "made it". Iridium is a conference for entrepreneurs who are "making it", right now. Everyone you hear from at Iridium has launched in the last 5 years. We are bringing experts and entrepreneurs together to answer pressing questions and deliver actionable advice and hyper-current education.

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Perfecting the Raise: Raising Capital for Pre-Seed and Seed Stage Startups
Aug
15
6:00 PM18:00

Perfecting the Raise: Raising Capital for Pre-Seed and Seed Stage Startups

We know many of you out there have amazing ideas, but can find it extremely frustrating to get your idea off the ground. Nothing is more frustrating than having a product or app that investors won't look at! 

Well that's why, WestWave Ventures is hosting a VC Panel as our first event in the LA VentureConnect Series. This event will go through the difficulties of navigating a Pre-Seed and Seed-Stage Capital Raise. We will have questions answered about the importance of traction at the Pre-Seed Stage of a company's lifespan, how to strategically find investors who align with your company's mission and stage of investment, and ways to properly approach investors with a fair valuation of your company.

Schedule:

Networking- 6:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.

Opening Remarks- 6:45 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

VC Panel- 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Networking- 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Panelists:

Kory Chapelle - EGFS - Moderator of VC Panel

Josh Schlisserman - WestWave Ventures - Principal

Thea Knobel - Techstars - Venture Associate

JJ Richa - Tech Coast Angels - Angel

Sophia Khan - Greycroft - Investor

Minnie Ingersoll - TenOneTen Ventures - Managing Partner

Ray McKenzie - Red Beach Advisors/MultiPass Ventures - Managing Partner

Abha Nath - Wonder Ventures - Investor

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Soylent Innovation Lab Speaker Series - Los Angeles VCs Talk Strategy
Aug
15
4:00 PM16:00

Soylent Innovation Lab Speaker Series - Los Angeles VCs Talk Strategy

Please join us for the 5th Soylent Innovation Lab Speaker Series Event! This event will feature some of the leaders in Los Angeles Venture Capital. They will talk about their investment strategies, what they think makes a great pitch, and the types of companies and missions that get them excited.

Join us for this incredible panel and enjoy food and drinks afterward!

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Lessons Learned from Successful Entrepreneurs
Aug
13
6:00 PM18:00

Lessons Learned from Successful Entrepreneurs

Join StartOut Los Angeles for an evening of networking and lively panel discussions with distinguished, successful LGBT Entrepreneurs on lessons they have learned with their Start-up companies that subsequently failed. If failure is such a great teacher, why does no one teach us how to “fail better”? Open Bar and hors d'oeuvres- supplied by StartEngine, an equity crowdfunding platform.

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AI LA Presents: A Data-Driven Social
Aug
13
6:00 PM18:00

AI LA Presents: A Data-Driven Social

We are living in a data-driven World. Storytellers, creators, entrepreneurs, and established business leaders who want to survive in a constantly changing professional environment need to be equipped with the right tools and team to stay competitive and ahead of the game.

This is the AI LA Community's inaugural Signature Summer Rooftop Social, a soirée you won't want to miss!

DJ Jen Lasher will be entertaining us with her chill vibes all night! 

Ticket Includes

  • All the delicious tacos you can eat

  • Drinks

  • Live Music

  • A chance to win up to $10,000 worth of fun stuff

  • Networking on a downtown rooftop

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2019 Innovation CO-LABoration: Women of Color in Tech Taking Center Stage
Jul
26
9:00 AM09:00

2019 Innovation CO-LABoration: Women of Color in Tech Taking Center Stage

Join AnitaB.org for this unique one-day experience bringing together innovators across the tech industry. Women in tech, DEI and HR professionals, government employees, executives, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, community-based organizations, activists, and artists will collaborate to create transformative and radical solutions for some of the most persistent and pressing issues in the industry: the recruitment, retention, and advancement of women in tech. The Innovation CO-LAB will launch in Los Angeles, CA with a focus on women of color (WOC) and will also highlight WOC founders and entrepreneurs.

The AnitaB.org Innovation CO-LAB is a must-attend experience that is expected to sell out. Sessions, panels, workshops, and demos have been carefully curated to create an interactive experience that will engage your creativity, spark your curiosity, challenge your perceptions, and invite you to implement real change in your own organizations and communities.

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In-Person Info Session: Grid110 Fall Applications
Jul
23
6:30 PM18:30

In-Person Info Session: Grid110 Fall Applications

Sign-up for the July 23rd In-Person Info Session - HERE

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We are officially accepting applications for both of our Fall 2019 programs: Idea to Prototype and Residency. The deadline to apply: July 26, 2019. Programs will start in September 2019. If you are accepted to either program, it’s free of charge to participate.

Do you want to learn more, have follow-up questions, or just want to meet the folks behind Grid110? The Grid110 team will be conducting information sessions, both virtually and in-person leading up to the deadline. Bring your questions as we provide additional information about the application process and our programs!

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Springboard Enterprises Dolphin Tank® with Women Founders Network
Jul
23
6:00 PM18:00

Springboard Enterprises Dolphin Tank® with Women Founders Network

Springboard Enterprises Dolphin Tank® programs are “helpful feedback-driven” pitch sessions for entrepreneurs to receive constructive insights from knowledgeable professionals. Dolphin Tanks aren’t about sharks, piranhas, dragons, or competing for the best idea – they’re about channeling the expertise of the people in the room.

The Dolphin Tank is an interactive discussion led by an expert panel that focuses on one thing: “How can we help?” The objective is to provide connections and advice to enable entrepreneurs to overcome their challenges and capitalize on their opportunities.

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Virtual Info Session: Grid110 Fall Applications
Jul
17
12:30 PM12:30

Virtual Info Session: Grid110 Fall Applications

Sign-up for the July 17th Virtual Info Session - HERE

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We are officially accepting applications for both of our Fall 2019 programs: Idea to Prototype and Residency. The deadline to apply: July 26, 2019. Programs will start in September 2019. If you are accepted to either program, it’s free of charge to participate.

Do you want to learn more, have follow-up questions, or just want to meet the folks behind Grid110? The Grid110 team will be conducting information sessions, both virtually and in-person leading up to the deadline. Bring your questions as we provide additional information about the application process and our programs!

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In-Person Info Session: Grid110 Fall Applications
Jul
10
6:30 PM18:30

In-Person Info Session: Grid110 Fall Applications

Sign-up for the July 10th In-Person Info Session - HERE

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We are officially accepting applications for both of our Fall 2019 programs: Idea to Prototype and Residency. The deadline to apply: July 26, 2019. Programs will start in September 2019. If you are accepted to either program, it’s free of charge to participate.

Do you want to learn more, have follow-up questions, or just want to meet the folks behind Grid110? The Grid110 team will be conducting information sessions, both virtually and in-person leading up to the deadline. Bring your questions as we provide additional information about the application process and our programs!

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Grid110 5th Annual Summer Soiree
Jun
27
7:00 PM19:00

Grid110 5th Annual Summer Soiree

We're excited to celebrate the kickoff of our 5th year of programming with this event. We have now had over 100 startups participate in our programs (69% female founders, 58% founders of color), and we can't wait to announce our plans for the future. Meet LA's most exceptional tech and creative entrepreneurs, investors, city officials, and other startup community stakeholders. There will be tacos, drinks, and a night of celebration!

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Venture Forward Series
Jun
26
6:30 PM18:30

Venture Forward Series

The Riveter x Christina Vuleta present Venture Forward, a venturing salon focused on helping entrepreneurs move forward in their business ventures. Join us for an evening of collaborative wisdom with featured advisors and connecting with women who are a step or two ahead of you can accelerate your progress and offer the support you need.

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From Idea to Investment: What Startups Should Know About Getting Funding
Jun
26
5:00 PM17:00

From Idea to Investment: What Startups Should Know About Getting Funding

Whether you've got a great idea and are wondering about what the funding situation looks like on the path ahead, OR you're more established and want to hear the latest goings-on in the startup investment world, our June Tech on Tap has got you covered--join us for an after-hours session of mixing and mingling with fellow innovators. A panel featuring a few our local movers and shakers will share their personal guidance on:


• Sources of investment for startups
• How to get into an accelerator or an incubator
• Preparing for meetings with investors
• Key things to be able to communicate about your product/service
• How to communicate traction
• How investors pick the right team for projects
• Subsector trends in investment
• Public, private and grassroots organizations’ broader capacity to meet the needs of startups

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Virtual Info Session: Grid110 Fall Applications
Jun
25
12:30 PM12:30

Virtual Info Session: Grid110 Fall Applications

Sign-up for the June 25th Virtual Info Session - HERE

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We are officially accepting applications for both of our Fall 2019 programs: Idea to Prototype and Residency. The deadline to apply: July 26, 2019. Programs will start in September 2019. If you are accepted to either program, it’s free of charge to participate.

Do you want to learn more, have follow-up questions, or just want to meet the folks behind Grid110? The Grid110 team will be conducting information sessions, both virtually and in-person leading up to the deadline. Bring your questions as we provide additional information about the application process and our programs!

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The Future of Femtech x Grid110
Jun
23
12:00 PM12:00

The Future of Femtech x Grid110

Join the LA Design Festival and Grid110 for a panel discussion highlighting female professionals in the industry who are creating the future of Women's Health and Wellness solutions. During this panel, we will focus on the opportunities for designing gender-specific health solutions for women where there currently may be gaps in design and delivery and discuss how can we better implement health solutions to improve the wellbeing for all women.

The panel will be featuring Mastaneh Sharafi, PhD, RD (Director of Scientific and Clinical Affairs, Ritual), Melanie Cristol (Founder and CEO, Lorals), Yanghee Paik (Co-Founder and CEO, Rael). The panel will be moderated by Miki Reynolds, who is the Executive Director of Grid110.

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Women in Tech & Entrepreneurship
Jun
13
6:30 PM18:30

Women in Tech & Entrepreneurship

Join us for an inspiring night of stories from women in tech. You'll hear from our esteemed panel of speakers who are pioneers in their respective fields, representing many facets of the LA tech industry. They will give insight on how they've reached their level of success, advice on navigating the workplace, and how we can support the next generation.

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Board Member Matching Event for Nonprofits and Social Good Organizations
Jun
12
6:30 PM18:30

Board Member Matching Event for Nonprofits and Social Good Organizations

Come meet nonprofit and social good organizations who are looking for new board members to support their community work. Being a board member is a rewarding opportunity to donate your skills and time to a greater cause (plus its a great resume-builder for you too!). 

You’ll walk away from this event knowing more about the organizations looking for help and how you can get involved. This workshop is part of our Mockingbird Incubator Program. Mockingbird Incubator provides a flexible 9-step program designed to put in place the infrastructure nonprofits need for sustainable growth and measurable impact.

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Demystifying Venture Capital
Jun
11
6:00 PM18:00

Demystifying Venture Capital

Raising venture funding can feel overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. Join Grid110 and Early Growth Financial Services at this panel about “Demystifying Venture Capital” which will answer your questions about getting the capital you need to level up your startup. 

Join us at Cross Campus DTLA for an in-depth discussion on venture capital with our partners WavemakerTenOneTen VenturesHalogen VenturesBackstage Capital and Greycroft. Our partners have invested in companies such as Venmo, HopSkipDrive, The Riveter, RadPad, Mindbody, and more. 

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DTLA Founder's Dinner: Tech + Startup Accelerators with Grid110's Miki Reynolds
May
30
6:30 PM18:30

DTLA Founder's Dinner: Tech + Startup Accelerators with Grid110's Miki Reynolds

This is an intimate dinner for Founders, Co-Founders, Entrepreneurs, and members of Cross Campus Co-Working Space. The special guest speaker for this dinner is Miki Reynolds, co-founder and Executive Director for Grid110, a startup and tech accelerator founded and based in Downtown Los Angeles.

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Asian Business Association's Women Business Pioneers Symposium
May
30
11:00 AM11:00

Asian Business Association's Women Business Pioneers Symposium

Meet notable women executives and learn the keys to succeeding in business in today’s marketplace. Learn firsthand from these “women business pioneers” who have demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit while rising to the top in each of their unique industries. Join us for a networking luncheon and panel discussion with these remarkable leaders.

Confirmed Speakers:

Catherine An, CEO and Founder of Tiato & An Catering-House of An

Jennifer Im, Social Media Superstar and Founder of Eggie Shop

Yanghee Paik, CEO and Co-Founder of Rael 

Moderator: May Lee, Founder and CEO of Lotus Media House and Host of May Lee Show

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Finding and engaging the right board members for nonprofit organizations
May
25
10:30 AM10:30

Finding and engaging the right board members for nonprofit organizations

Looking for board members or advisors to lead your organization in the right direction? Nonprofits and social good organizations rely on individuals who not only care about their cause but can also contribute to their organization’s mission-focused growth. 

You’ll walk away from this workshop knowing how to effectively recruit the right members and advisors for your organization and new methods for facilitating meaningful board meetings that result in strategies that help move your organization towards your goals..

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Taking the Lead 2.0: Diversifying the Entrepreneur Ecosystem
May
23
10:00 AM10:00

Taking the Lead 2.0: Diversifying the Entrepreneur Ecosystem

You’re invited to Taking the Lead 2.0: Diversifying the Entrepreneur Ecosystem, focused on increasing the representation of all types of founders in LACI’s suite of programs.

Join us to hear from a panel of LGBTQ and Veteran founders, mentors, and funders about their experiences building and supporting a successful and inclusive startup ecosystem and learn how you can help LACI incubate the next round of success stories.

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The Challenges and Benefits of Being an LGBTQA+ Woman CEO
May
22
6:00 PM18:00

The Challenges and Benefits of Being an LGBTQA+ Woman CEO

StartOut LA and Citi are proud to present ‘The Challenges and Benefits ofBeing an LGBTQA+ Woman CEO’ a panel of amazing entrepreneurs tell their stories:

  • The unique challenges faced being a Woman CEO, and whether they the same or different than being an LGBTQA+ CEO

  • How to use being an LGBTQA+ Woman CEO to your advantage

  • Whether things changed in the past few years in treatment as a LGBTQA+ Woman CEO

  • How facing discrimination internally and externally shapes an LGBTQA+ Woman CEO

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Urban Tech Connect - Collaborate, Create, Empower 2019
May
16
9:00 AM09:00

Urban Tech Connect - Collaborate, Create, Empower 2019

Build with industry thought leaders as well as potential investors who will offer authentic advice, invaluable insight and meaningful inspiration. Whether you’re looking to raise significant funding or be successfully acquired, Urban Tech Connect is uniquely designed to empower the next generation of South Los Angeles founders and entrepreneurs.

  • Fine tune your strategy for fundraising 

  • Target angels and VCs to raise money 

  • Overcome your fears and insecurities as a founder of color

  • Develop your go to market strategy

  • Think about opportunities in automation and how they might impact your business 

  • Keep it moving even when the odds are against you

  • Vet alternative options to raising funds for your business 

  • Develop tactics and strategies for product growth

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2019 Youth Entrepreneurial Challenge
May
11
9:00 AM09:00

2019 Youth Entrepreneurial Challenge

  • Los Angeles Trade-Tech, School of Business & Civic Engagement (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Be inspired and encouraged by the young entrepreneurs of today and tomorrow as they pitch their startups to a panel of expert judges. Support your favorite school and cheer them on as they compete for a chance to win cash and in-kind prizes.

Participating Schools and Organizations Include:

• Crenshaw High School
• Augustus Hawkins High School
• View Park Charter High School
• Diego Rivera High School
• Manual Arts High School
• Brotherhood Crusade Youth Source Center
• Watts YOM Youth Source Center
• YWCA of Greater Los Angeles
• Los Angeles Urban League
• 100 Black Men Of Los Angeles
• Los Angeles Trade Technical College

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The Creative Business Process Workshop
May
5
10:30 AM10:30

The Creative Business Process Workshop

In the beginning, running a business and working with a few clients at a time was pretty easy, right? But as your business grew, it got harder and stay on top of phone calls, emails, and all the tasks you have to do for each of your clients. 

Does this sound familiar? Do you feel like you’re just sinking deeper in the hole and no one can help you, because they’re not you?

This is where having business processes, workflow, and systems will help you streamline the busy work so you can get back to being creative.

In the Creative Business Process Workshop Tina will walk you through all the steps to make that happen. You'll get personal feedback and assistance on your current process and on the new workflow plan you’re going to create that day. Get the expert help you need to transform your business!

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The Diversity Innovation Forum
Apr
30
10:00 AM10:00

The Diversity Innovation Forum

Join us for a discussion on how diversity of ideas, talent, and perspectives fuels innovation.

We will explore the key areas where diversity and inclusion are crucial for a vibrant innovation ecosystem including:

  • Priming the STEM talent pipeline with diverse perspectives and underrepresented minorities

  • Investing in diverse founders and advancing diversity at VCs

  • Diversity at the top — diversity at the board and executive level

  • Creating an inclusive corporate culture to unlock innovation

You will hear from leaders implementing successful diversity and inclusion programs as well as discover resources and programs that address opportunities to improve D&I representation in your organizations and communities. 

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Introduction to Asana
Apr
29
10:00 AM10:00

Introduction to Asana

  • General Assembly Downtown Los Angeles (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Are you just getting started with Asana? Then this workshop is for you. Train hands-on with our Customer Success team to build the foundations for using Asana successfully—as an individual, as part of your team, and within your organization.

This workshop is designed to help you:

  • Navigate Asana with ease, from your inbox to your tasks, to team projects and more

  • Create projects and tasks to organize and track your team’s work, especially deadlines

  • Simplify team communication—comment on tasks, add followers, @teammates, respond to inbox notifications, and more

  • Better understand the different types of projects and processes you can manage in Asana

Please bring your laptop!

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