“Building an Entrepreneur Ecosystem
With Brad Feld”
TCVN presents a very special event; a fireside chat with venture capitalist, entrepreneur, author and TechStars Co-Founder Brad Feld. Brad will share his success formula as an entrepreneur, investor and activist for “Entrepreneurship Ecosystems”. Brad’s formula for success with Boulder, Colorado has been featured in his latest book “Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City” which he will also share. The fireside chat will be moderated by TCVN Chairman, Entrepreneur & Author Ash Kumra. We will also feature top Orange County entrepreneurs to do a 30 second elevator pitch for audience vote (winner will get a special prize).
Brad Feld: Brad has been an early stage investor and entrepreneur since 1987. Prior to co-founding , he co-founded Mobius Venture Capital and, prior to that, founded Intensity Ventures, a company that helped launch and operate software companies. Brad is also a co-founder of .
Brad currently serves on the board of directors of , , ,, , , , , , ,, , and for Foundry Group. Previously, Brad was an executive at AmeriData Technologies after it acquired Feld Technologies, a firm he founded in 1987 that specialized in custom software applications.
In addition to his investing efforts, Brad has been active with several non-profit organizations and currently is chair of the , co-chair of , and on the board of . Brad is a nationally recognized speaker on the topics of venture capital investing and entrepreneurship and writes the widely read blogs , , and .
Notable companies that Brad has invested in and/or sat on the boards of include Abuzz (acq. NYT), Anyday.com (acq. PALM), Critical Path (CPTH), Cyanea (acq. IBM), Dante Group (acq. WEBM), DataPower (acq. IBM), FeedBurner (acq. by GOOG), Feld Group (acq. by EDS), Gist (acq. RIM), Harmonix (acq. VIA), NetGenesis (IPO), ServiceMagic (acq. IACI), ServiceMetrics (acq. EXDS), and Zynga (ZNGA). Brad holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Management Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Brad is also an avid art collector and long-distance runner. He has completed 23 marathons as part of his mission to finish a marathon in each of the 50 states.
Ash Kumra: Ash Kumra is an award winning entrepreneur, author and public speaker y recognized by the White House as one of the top 100 young entrepreneurs making an impact for America. Ash is currently co-founder of DreamItAlive.com; an online community dedicated to guiding people to create, believe and live out their dreams using virtual dream boards. Ash is also the co-leader for the Startup California Team for White House/Steve Case founded "Startup America" and chairman for southern California based Tech Coast Venture Network. Ash is also the creator and author of the book series "Confessions from an Entrepreneur" (an inside look on how to succeed as an entrepreneur). Book link is here: http://amzn.to/UIKdTi
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530PM: VIP Reception for TCVN Members
Early Bird pricing - Register by February 1st and get 5% off
$25 for non-TCVN Members pre-registration
$35 at the door/day of event
$10 for students with valid I.D.
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Tech Coast Venture Network
TCVN is one of Southern California’s premier technology business networks. Through a wide variety of forums, pitch sessions, workshops, and other networking events, we bring together entrepreneurs and resources from every facet of the technology and startup landscape.