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Startup Grind SoCal

Startup Grind

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 from 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM (PDT)

Startup Grind SoCal

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
General Admission   more info Ended $179.00 $2.78
Late Bird   more info 1d 19h 28m $249.00 $3.48
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Day of Ticket Price
Not Started $350.00 $4.49

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Speakers Lineup


Troy Carter Atom Factory & Cross Culture VC

Susan Lyne BBG Ventures

Arthur van Hoff Jaunt VR

Leura Fine Laurel & Wolf

Shaun Neff NEFF

Brian Lee The Honest Company

Shay Mitchell Pretty Little Liars

Gunnar Lovelace Thrive Market

Charles Huang Guitar Hero

Tracy Chou Pinterest

Mike Jones Science Inc.

Rosie O'Neill Sugarfina

John Tabis The Bouqs

Shabnam Mogharabi SoulPancake

Lindsay Blakely Inc.

Arlan Hamilton Backstage Capital

Mateo Artist/Songwriter

Janelle McGlothlin HopSkipDrive

Aniyia Williams Tinsel

Scott Dudelson LA Dodgers / Swagbucks

Jilliene Helman RealtyMogul.com

Tobi Bauckhage Movie Pilot

Angel Anderson NailSnaps

Marlon Nichols Cross Culture VC

Carolyn Yashari Becher HopSkipDrive

Jim Scheinman Maven Ventures

Brandt Andersen Row 1 Productions

Kristi Grassi Pivotal Labs

Stephen Plumlee R/GA

Joanna McFarland HopSkipDrive

Erik Rannala Mucker Capital

Diana Munoz Pivotal Labs

Garrett Reim LA Business Journal

Tucker Kain LA Dodgers

... and many more to come!

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What is Startup Grind?

Startup Grind is a 400,000 person global community powered by Google for Entrepreneurs. We host monthly events for entrepreneurs in 200-cities in 85 countries. Each event features a successful local founder, innovator, educator or investor who shares personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. We offer yummy food + drinks and spend an hour filming an informal, intimate fireside-chat-style interview with our awesome person of the month then have a Q&A and mixer. Each event gets archived on www.startupgrind.com some of the past interviews were with business legends like the founders of Nest, Capital One, Pinterest, Stripe, SoundCloud, Words with Friends, Intuit, Indiegogo... the list goes on and on. These interviews are a unique peek behind-the-scenes at the life, journey and insights of those who have gone before, and are incredibly engaging and inspiring events. Startup Grind was recently featured in Forbes magazine and is quickly becoming known as the TED talks of the entrepreneur world. Our Flagship Events include our Startup Grind Global Conference in Silicon Valley with 3-5K attendees, Startup Grind Europe held in 2016 at the Central Hall Westminster in London, and Startup Grind SoCal. For more information visit StartupGrind.com or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind.

FAQ:

When and where is Startup Grind SoCal?
Startup Grind SoCal begins at 9:30 AM and ends at 6:30 PM on September 27th. We'll be hosting a Happy Hour on September 26th, the day before, until 8:30 PM. The event takes place at the Skirball Center at 2701 N Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles.

What does a general admission ticket get me?
You'll have full access to the speaker sessions and networking in the main hall and the workshop hall, lunch, snacks and drinks throughout the day, and our pre-event happy hour.

My company wants to be seen. Can I sponsor or exhibit?
We work with Fortune 500 as well as newly launched companies to reach entrepreneurs around the world, and we’d love to work with you as a sponsoring partner. You'll reach hundreds during our event, and hundreds of thousands of online followers with a mix of digital & on-site reach.

If your business has raised less than $3MM and has fewer than 20 employees, you're eligible for the 2016 Startup Program If selected, you'll display your company during the conference, be exposed to our network of 200 investors, and enjoy perks like media opportunities and startup service discounts.

The Startup Program is simple and transparent: if chosen, your startup receives 3 VIP full day tickets, including access to a display booth for the full day.

Where can I find parking during the conference?
The Skirball Center provides 600 free parking spaces on a first come, first served basis. Get here early to stake your claim.

Where should I stay during the conference?
All the following hotel suggestions are close to or less than 5 miles from the Skirball Center, and include options for all price ranges starting at $75 per night. Many guests will choose to stay with local hosts through AirBnB.

Hotel Bel Air (5 Stars)
701 Stone Canyon Road, Los Angeles, CA, 90077

W Los Angeles - West Beverly Hills (4 Stars)
930 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90024

Courtyard by Marriott Los Angeles at Sherman Oaks (3 Stars)
15433 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA, 91403

Best Western Plus Carriage Inn (3 Stars)
5525 Sepulveda Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA, 91411

Hosteling International Los Angeles at Santa Monica (1 Star)
1436 2nd Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90401

Will I be able to enter the event at anytime?
Absolutely! You can enter and exit the event at your leisure so long as you are wearing your Startup Grind wristband, which acts as your ticket. But do us a favor: do not remove, tamper, or attempt to transfer your ticket to another visitor, or we may have to refuse your entry. You can shower and sleep with your wristband on, and if you wear it for the whole year, we guarantee you a free ticket to our next conference. Yes, really.

Do you have any student, nonprofit, or broke founder tickets?
The entrepreneur's journey can be a winding one, so we often collaborate with partner companies to sponsor the tickets of a handful of applicants. To find out if you’re eligible, tell us about what you’re working on and why you should receive a sponsorship using this form

How do I request a press pass as a member of the media?
If you're a journalist reporting for a major media outlet or a private blogger with a considerable audience, we'd be happy to have you join as our guest. Please email us with your name, the name of the outlet for which you'll report, a link to the site where your articles are published, and the monthly recurring visitors to the media property (if known). Please note that speaker access is reserved to select media personnel on advance request and is not open to most press pass holders. 

I'd love to there, but my boss doesn't want to count it as a work day. What do I do?!
Ah, bosses - we know the drill. We have an expert team at the ready for these kind of situations: they've spent their lifetimes training in the fine art of tasteful wit, persuasive copywriting, and even the dark arts of corporate speak. Send us an email and we'll make the case on your behalf. But beware! With such great power comes great responsibility - contact wisely.

Will I meet investors or speakers if I attend the conference? 
Though speakers like Vinod Khosla of Khosla Ventures spent over an hour with the audience, most speakers are busy founders who do us the great favor of sharing their time pro-bono exactly because they know we won't demand much of it. All speakers are encouraged to meet attendees, walk the floor, and enjoy the conference — but we make no guarantees.

There will, however, be hundreds of investors among the audience - many who'd love to meet you. There was over $1.5 million offered to founders by investors they met during the two days of the event, some who randomly bumped into one another.

Our secret to spotting & connecting with VIPs: say hello to those people who seem relaxed and sit back during networking breaks, as many of them will be those whose networks are already incredible. If they don't invest, it's likely they know those who do - so make friends instead of pitching hard.

Want to be matched with investors? Apply to our Startup Program.

I can no longer attend the eevnt, can I get a refund on my ticket?
Aww, we were really looking forward to meeting you. We're sorry to say we do not issue refunds, but you can definitely exchange your ticket with a friend or business colleague up to a month before the event. Email us here with your name and the name to which you'd like to transfer your ticket, and we'll get you sorted.

Hope to see you next year!

Is there a Dress Code for this event?
Yes: comfortable. Expect some people to feel most comfortable dressed in formal business attire - it can be a nice confidence booster. Also expect to mingle with a SoCal crowd that's most comfortable in casual streetwear, maybe accented with a company hoodie and sometimes flip flops. Keep in mind the amazing people you'll be meeting at this conference, and dress to impress and connect with them. However you style yourself, make sure it's respectful of the beautiful venue and other guests attending the event. Think twice about Crocs, though.

Can I pass out flyers at the event?
We appreciate your enthusiasm, but we ask our guests to stick to business cards at most. Flyers tend to take time and focus away from the conference experience, so nail your pitch instead. The only exception are paid sponsors, who also receive a booth and other perks at the event. Learn more about sponsorships hereif you'd like to reach the Startup Grind audience. We'd love to work together.


I need a visa invitation to attend. Could you provide one?
Unfortunately, we will not be sponsoring visas for attendees to the Startup Grind SoCal Conference, though let us know if you have a big travel adventure you want to share as part of your journey to SoCal.



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Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90049

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 from 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM (PDT)


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Startup Grind

Startup Grind is a 400,000 person global community powered by Google for Entrepreneurs. We host monthly events for entrepreneurs in 200-cities in 85 countries. Each event features a successful local founder, innovator, educator or investor who shares personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies.

We offer yummy food + drinks and spend an hour filming an informal, intimate fireside-chat-style interview with our awesome person of the month then  have a Q&A and mixer. Each event gets archived on www.startupgrind.com – some of the past interviews were with business legends like the founders of Nest, Capital One, Pinterest, Stripe, SoundCloud, Words with Friends, Intuit, Indiegogo... the list goes on and on.

These interviews are a unique peek behind-the-scenes at the life, journey and insights of those who have gone before, and are incredibly engaging and inspiring events. Startup Grind was recently featured in Forbes magazine and is quickly becoming known as the TED talks of the entrepreneur world.

Our Flagship Events include our Startup Grind Global Conference in Silicon Valley with 3-5K attendees, Startup Grind Europe held in 2016 at the Central Hall Westminster in London, and Startup Grind SoCal

  Contact the Organizer

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