Save the Date: Creating Successful Startups

Connect with SoCal business leaders for a focus event and learn what it takes to create a successful startup.

A Focus Event with:

Michael Sawitz, Chief Enthusiasm Officer at FastStart.Studio and Director Tech Coast Venture Network

and

Fred M. Haney, Ph.D., Venture Capitalist, Angel Investor, Company Founder, Founder of Monday Club and Author of:

The Fundable Startup: How Disruptive Companies Attract Capital

Part I: Panel Discussions:

Funding Do’s and Don’t from Three Successful Startups

Moderator:   Michael Sawitz

Panelists:

* Lori Torres, Founder and CEO, Parcel Pending, Inc., leading provider of electronic parcel lockers

* Vahan Saakian, CEO, Green Road Capital, LLC, Previously CEO of Thrend (a location based social media application) and KnoxLabs (a full-service virtual reality technology company)

* Dr. Jack Edwards, Founder, NovaDigm Therapeutics, developer of vaccines for candidiasis and staph infections (MRSA).

PART II: Fireside Chat: “The Fundable Startup: How Disruptive Companies Attract Capital”

Michael Sawitz and Fred M. Haney, Ph.D.

Location:  The Cove at UCI Applied Innovation, 5141 California Avenue, Suite 200, Irvine, CA 92617

Date and Time:  February 13, 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Admission Free

Hosted wine, beer, soft drinks and light appetizers

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