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Digital LA - Female Founders Panel
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Los Angeles, CA
Join our panel where female tech founders will discuss keys to success, opportunities and challenges in starting and running successful startups and companies. We'll discuss creating the idea (just launch it lean or pitch it first), meeting with investors, using VC or Visa capital, building your team (developers, biz dev, sales, marketing), doing deals with partners, and marketing and social media. All of the speakers participated in our Silicon Beach Fest and several were featured in the Forbes article (see below). Cash bar, standard hotel valet parking rates.
Scheduled Speakers (so far, more to be added):
Holden Steinberg, PageWoo, Co-Founder. PageWoo provides full circle mobile performance advertising, including tools that let users use web browser tools to build simple mobile landing pages with clear calls to action that increase mobile click-thru rates. Holden helped organized the Silicon Beach Fest Hackathon with more than 100 developers and $50K in prizes, and designed the SBF website. @PageWoo @holdicon
Amanda MacNaughton, PromoJam, Co-Founder and CMO. PromoJam is a leading enterprise social marketing platform that provides businesses a full suite of tools to easily build, launch, track, and promote social media promotions. Clients include: NBC Universal, North Face, Clear Channel Radio, Warner Bros Pictures, Justin Bieber, Rihanna and Pearl Jam. Amanda was captain of the Silicon Beach Fest - Social Media Hub events hosted by PromoJam. @PromoJam @AmandaMalia
Sophia Viklund, BackCode, Founder. BackCode specializes in game & web application development. Sophia is a professional developer, speaker and educator. She is one of the founders of PyLadies, dedicated to educating women using the Python programming language and a co-organizer of the LA Unity3D User Group. Sophia spoke on the Silicon Beach Fest - Developers panel at the Google Venice offices. @BackCode
Heather Mason, A Caspian Production, President and Owner. She founded the company in 2005 to produce conferences for the innovative business space, utilizing her film and marketing background while working at Fox studios and film festivals (Sundance and Cannes), project management at the Olympics, and high tech and consumer services work. She is on the Social Media Week LA Advisory Board, the San Diego Zoo Biomimicry Board of Advisors and the CORO Board of Directors. @ACaspian
Elizabeth Stewart, Hub Los Angeles, Co-founder and CEO. Hub Los Angeles is a member community of purpose-driven professionals using their work in the world to create positive impact. It combines the best of a social club, business accelerator, cafe, think tank, and comforts. Located in the downtown Arts District, Hub LA is a part of over 30 Hubs globally - the first local-global, physical-virtual membership community in the world dedicated to businesses focused on people, planet, and profit. @thehubla @elizinLA
Joselle Ho, Miso Media, Co-Founder and Creative Director. Designer Joselle Ho co-founded music educational startup Miso Media, developing mobile and iPad apps. Miso Media is funded by Google Ventures. @joselleho @misomedia
(via Skype): Babette Pepaj, BakeSpace, Founder and CEO.- (Via Skype). She founded BakeSpace.com, the two-time Webby nominee for Best Social Network. Babette also launched the TECHmunch Food Blogger Conference. She recently founded Cookbook Cafe, a publishing platform that enables anyone to author, market and sell their cookbook as both a Web-based ebook and iPad app. Babette was named one of the Top 5 Female Founders by Girls in Tech and is a 2011 recipient of the Pepsico Women's Inspiration Award. @BakeSpace @CookbookCafe
- Kevin Winston, Digital LA, founder @DigitalLA @kevinwinston
- Shira Lazar, What's Trending, host and creator @whatstrending @shiralazar
All of our speakers participated in our recent Silicon Beach Fest, and several were featured in this Forbes article 'Female Founders To Watch: Silicon Beach.' This panel is the event version of this article!
- 7-8p Checkin and Networking, Cash Bar.
- 8-9:30p Panel + Q&A
Parking: $10 special rate (say you're w Digital LA). No self-parking avail and street parking is tricky.
Special thanks to our venue coordination sponsor Caspian Production, http://acaspianproduction.com/ @ACaspian
Summary of the Silicon Beach Fest here: