Join us for two separate events on Oct 16:
Oct 16 - Debate Viewing Party
Cross Campus, 5:30 Checkin, 6-7:30p Debate. FREE.
Watch the President Obama - Mitt Romney debate, moderated by CNN's Candy Crowley, the first female moderator for a presidential debate since ABC’s Carole Simpson moderated in 1992.
We'll watch the debates live on the huge Cross Campus screen. Tweet hashtags #debates #forwardnotback.
CNN's Candy Crowley will be the moderator. She is the first woman to moderate a Presidential Debate in 20 years. Crowley's selection came after three teenage girls from Montclair, N.J., organized an online (go digital!) petition drive to persuade the commission to pick a woman. More than 122,000 signatures were on the petition when the moderators were announced.
- 5:30p Checkin, 5:45p Introductions, 6-7:30p. Debates.
Before our event, we also welcome our pre-panel Debate Viewing co-host T4O (Tech 4 Obama). Technology for Obama (T4O) works to rally the broad technology community to support the President’s re-election through donations of time, talent and money. Our membership includes luminaries from a parts of the technology and venture capital worlds. Come watch the Presidential Debate with T4O team and sign up for T4O to learn how you can help increase voter registration and voter turnout!
Oct 16 - Women Entrepreneurs Take the Stage
Cross Campus, 7:30-9:30p. $10 Admission.
In honor of Candy Crowley's being the first woman to moderate a Presidential Debate in 20 years, we'll feature several entrepreneurial women leaders on a panel roundtable who'll share their success stories in entrepreneurship and leadership. Some will discuss how their startups support civic engagement, politics, voting, and the election. We will also discuss some issues from the debate.
Co-Founder & CEO. Intern Sushi is a website that reinvents the way interns apply to internships and companies hire interns in the hardest-to-break-into industries. Shara is featured on Fast Company's 2012 list of "100 Most Creative People in Business" and Forbes' "20 Most Inspiring Female Founders to Follow on Twitter." @internsushi @sharasenderoff
Chief Marketing Officer. PromoJam PromoJam is a social media marketing technology platform for businesses to build, launch and track promotions that reach new customers on the popular social networks. PromoJam has worked on social media voter registration campaigns with Rock the Vote and Virgin America in-air registration. @PromoJam @amandamalia
Green Business BASE CAMP
Founder and CEO. Green Business BASE CAMP is a hybrid accelerator for green business and cleantech startups offering live and on-line education to entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs. @greenbasecamp @cmn9678
Yolanda 'Cookie' Parker
Founder and President.
KMS Software Company is the pioneer of online OnBoarding that powers HR software platforms. Top companies such as BP, Guess, American Express, Citigroup, BeBe, and TD Ameritrade are all clients.
Lala Castro, GigaSavvy
Social Media Director
At GigaSavvy, Lala works with clients such as Knotts Berry Farm and Toshiba Latin America. Recently, she co-founded #LatinaGeeks with a mission to empower and inspire Latin women by spreading knowledge of entrepreneurship, social media and technology. LaLa also supports TEDxOrangeCoast, the American Cancer Society and other local organizations. @sparklinglala @gigasavvy @latinageeks
At the age of 18, Stacey saw a tweet from Sir Richard Branson that said "Meet me in Miami for Intimate Cocktails - Donate $2,000 to charity." She flew to meet him in 48 hours, and later secured just under $1M for her business, MySocialCloud.com, which lets people to easily access information online. @staceyferreira @my_socialcloud
Melissa Jun Rowley
Incentivize, Founder & CEO.
Melissa founded Incentivize, a digital media company focused on social impact storytelling and harnessing technology for social change. Melissa is former producer for CNN and the Associated Press. She has flown in zero gravity at NASA, and produced coverage of the NYSE, Oscars, Emmys and Grammys. A self-proclaimed "Cause Correspondent," Melissa dedicates her passion for journalism to spreading the good word about business, emerging technology, and heroes benefitting humanity. @MelissaRowley @IncentivizeUS
Whitney Kimmel, ID PR. Whitney recently did PR for films including The Artist, The Master, Lawless, My Week With Marilyn, Tinker, Tailor, Solider, Spy, and Paranorman. Her films have won 51 Academy Award noms and 11 Academy Award wins. In addition to film, Whitney enjoys working on digital projects including the launch of two newly announced YouTube channels and the release of early age education apps. @wkimmel
- 7:30-8:30p. Panel Discussion
- 8:30 - 9:30p Networking with light appetizers and drinks
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Cross Campus combines state-of-the-art workspace, education and professional events in a campus-style setting. The mission of Cross Campus is to create a unique environment, select community and relevant educational curriculum with the intent to build innovative and successful businesses. Cross Campus inspires creative collisions and business development through its learning platforms, first-class design and extraordinary events. For more information on memberships or events on Campus, please visit www.crosscamp.us. @CrossCampusLA
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