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8:00 - 9:00 Registration / Breakfast | Korn Convocation Hall Foyer
9:00 - 10:00 Opening Keynote | Korn Convocation Hall

Paige Craig
Betterworks

10:15 - 11:15

 

Session 1

PANEL: Microfinance | Room C301

Exploring the opportunities and challenges of microfinance in today’s world

PANEL: Real Estate | Room D301

Tips on how to proceed and succeed in today’s chaotic but opportunistic real estate environment

CASE STUDY: Gaining a Local Presence Online | Room A202

An overview of online resources to leverage in creating a local presence and case studies of proven success

 

Bhagwan Chowhry (Moderator)
UCLA Anderson

Marco Lucioni
Confianza, Inc

Tom Schumacher
InVenture

Jay Turo
Growthink

Paul Habibi (Moderator)
Habibi Properties

Bryan Berkett
BT Real Estate Group

Reuben Berman
Entrada Partners

Ronnie Gul
Mesa West

Grant Simmons
The Search Agency

11:15 - 11:30 Morning Break and Refreshments | Korn Convocation Hall Foyer
11:30 - 12:30
Session 2

PANEL: The New Local News | Room C301

With the decline of local newspapers, it's up to entrepreneurs to provide local coverage through new media channels and monetize them

 

PANEL: Cleantech | Room A202

Identifying opportunities and the subsequent formation of cleantech startups

Sponsored by the Management Consulting Association

CASE STUDY: Using strategic partnerships and business development to dominate your market | Room D307

Bernie Brenner explains how using a business development strategy helped TrueCar achieve profitability, establish barriers to entry and ultimately becoming the market leader….and how the process is completely different from sales

Fast Pitch Preliminary Round | Room D301

Twelve aspiring entrepreneurs will have 90 seconds to pitch their ideas to a panel of judges. The top three will continue on to the final round.

 

Elizabeth Osder (Moderator)
The Osder Group

Leslie Berestein-Rojas
NPR's SoCal Blog, Multi-American

Giang Biscan
TheStartupAngel.com

Anh Do
Spot.us

Will Yelles
Patch

Anil Tammineedi (Moderator)
Angeleno Group

Trent Bigelow
1CleanEnergy

David Jones
SAIL Venture Partners

Jordan Ramer
EVConnect

Erik Steeb
OnGreen

Bernie Brenner
TRUECar.com

Jerry Cohen
Opteris

Brian Flucht
Blade Partners

Aaron Hirschhorn
Monitor Ventures

Rick Smith
Crosscut Ventures

12:30 - 2:00

Lunch and Networking | Alumni Plaza

2:00 - 3:00

 

 

Session 3

PANEL: Retail and Mass Customization | Room C301

Exploring the shift from mass market items to those which are individually tailored to consumer tastes

 

PANEL: Edupreneurship | Room B301

Finding innovative ways to shake up the world of education using new methods and new technology

Sponsored by Net Impact

 

PANEL: Restaurants and Growing Pains, “The Ups and Downs of Expansion” | Room C315

Discussing the challenging nature of the restaurant business, and the issues facing restaurateurs when making the decision to expand

CASE STUDY: Series A Capital Raising with the Founders of One Kings Lane | Room D301

Alison Pincus and Susan Feldman of One Kings Lane will examine their own experience with the capital raising process to help teach attendees when and how to most effectively raise capital for their start-up businesses

 

Anke Audenaert (Moderator)
Jump-Time

Anthony Flynn
YouBar

David Gross
Zazzle

Laura Kofoid
Laura Vindi

Seph Skerrit
Proper Cloth

Caprice Young (Moderator)
ICEF

Tony Karrer
TechEmpower, Inc

Mark Kleger-Heine
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools

Jake Neuberg
Revolution Prep

Estelle Reyes
NFTE Los Angeles

Rene Lynch (Moderator)
Los Angeles Times

Lee Maen
Innovative Dining Group

Kevin McCarney
Poquito Mas

Erik Oberholtzer
Tender Greens

TK Pillan
The Veggie Grill

Susan Feldman
One Kings Lane

Alison Pincus
One Kings Lane

3:00 - 3:15 Afternoon Break and Refreshments | Korn Convocation Hall Foyer
3:15 - 4:00

Fast Pitch Final Round | Korn Convocation Hall

The top three competitors from the semifinal round will have 90 seconds to pitch their ideas to a panel of judges for a cash prize

Shahin Farshchi
Lux Capital

Ed Fu
Rustic Canyon Partners

Craig Gunther
Blade Partners

Jeff Scheinrock
Originate

4:00 - 5:00 Closing Keynote | Korn Convocation Hall

Will Kassoy
Jirbo

5:00 - 6:00 Happy Hour | Alumni Plaza

 

Entrepreneurs Conference
Friday, May 13th

A full day of learning, discussion and networking.

Click to Register

 

Sponsors

Diamond

UCLA Anderson

Entrepreneurship Association

Price Center

Platinum

Pointe Marketing

Silver

Panda

Bronze

Jirbo

Lola Kimoni

MEMES

In-Kind

California Capital Summit

Lower Middle Market Transactions

Marketing Partners

Coloft

SocalTech.com

Clubs

EMA

HBA

HTBA

MA

MCA

Net Impact

SOMA

WBC