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How Disruptive Companies are Getting Funded in Los Angeles

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Apr 14 8:00AM - 11:30AM

How Disruptive Companies are Getting Funded in Los Angeles

Can Southern California Become the Next Great Tech Ecosystem?

With a number of high-profile exits, including Amazons recent acquisition of Ring, Snaps IPO and the sale of Dollar Shave Club, Southern California is emerging as one of the hottest venture ecosystems in the country. But before a company and its investors can look for a profitable exit, they typically spend years of hard work designing and building a business, and it all starts with funding.

This program will examine the current state of startup development in Los Angeles, as well as the specific ingredients necessary to plan and execute a successful funding strategy for your startup:

What do we need to do to sustain SoCals momentum in creating successful startups?

Are there aspects of startup funding in our region that differ from Silicon Valley and other regions?

How can entrepreneurs equip themselves to improve their odds of finding investors and receiving funding?

Our program will open with Andy Wilsons keynote presentation, Silicon Valley South: How Southern California Could Become the Next Great Tech Ecosystem, based on a newly published survey by Boston Consulting Group commissioned by the Alliance for Southern California Innovation. Next, our panel, including investors Fred Haney and Alex Rubalcava, will discuss how successful companies go about attracting capital, including thoughts from Freds new book, The Fundable Startup. Emerging company attorney Chris Shoff will provide perspective on how best to connect with investors and share his fund raising best practices, based on his vast experience representing startup companies.

Keynote Speaker:

Andy Wilson
Executive Director
Alliance for Southern California Innovation

Speakers:

Fred Haney
Former Venture Capitalist, Angel Investor and Author

Alex Rubalcava
Co-founder
Stage Venture Partners

Chris Shoff
Partner
Latham & Watkins

Producer/Moderator:

Randy Churchill
Managing Director
Square 1 Bank

General Admission: $30.00 ($35.00 the week of the event, $40.00 at door)

Students: $15.00* ($25.00 at door)

Caltech Students - No Charge*

Advance Ticket Sales end on Friday, April 14, 2018 at 1:00 PM PST. Networking with refreshments from 8:00 - 9:00 AM / Program: 9:00 - 11:30 AM

Look forward to seeing you there!

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How to find us:Across street from Caltech Tennis courts on California Blvd!

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