Customer Craze: Make Them Obsessed with Your Company
CIE's Entrepreneurship Forum Series
Tuesday, February 7th, 2017
Registration begins at 4:30 pm in the Performing Arts Center, Main Lobby
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We know you’re crazy about your customers, but now it’s time to make the customer crazy for your startup. Customers are what drive a company. They hold the key to your success. Meeting customers’ needs and expectations should be at the forefront of your mind as you grow your business.
Join us as we host our winter entrepreneurship forum and feature a panel of entrepreneurs that understand it’s not just about competing on price, product or promotions: these days it’s the customer experience that counts!
During the P.E.N. (Pitches, Exhibits, Networking) portion of the evening, from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m., attendees will participate in a “Slogan Bingo” game. Attendees will match slogans with the company names for the chance to win prizes!
Moderated By: Dr. Jonathan York
Michael Lopaka Jones
Founder of Azhiaziam International
Mike is a Central Coast native who served in the Navy during the Gulf War, and earned a psychology degree from Cal Poly. He surfed professionally for 2 years and was the front man for Bootsie Merango before starting the Az.Hi.Az.I.aM extreme sports clothing brand in 2001.
CEO of CastAR
With over 20 years of experience as an interactive and entertainment media executive, Darrell Rodriguez has brought his acumen for efficient, results-driven production and business strategies to some of the biggest creative enterprises in the gaming industry. As castAR CEO, Rodriguez is leading development of the first consumer focused augmented reality system for the home.
Venture Partner for Serra Ventures
Steve is managing partner at Serra Ventures and a passionate entrepreneur and technology investor. He began his career here in San Luis Obispo by launching California Cheap Skates (CCS), which grew into the world’s leading action sports e-commerce business. Subsequently, he has started and funded over 40 technology companies with eight exits and two IPOs, including the Google of China, Baidu.
CEO & Co-Founder ProTrials Research, Inc.
Jodi Andrews is the Co-CEO and co-founder of ProTrials Research, Inc., a Silicon Valley-based clinical research organization dedicated to improving the quality of clinical research. Jodi is a graduate of California Polytechnic State University with a B.S. in animal science and business. She is active in many industry organizations and was named one of Silicon Valley’s most influential businesswomen by the Silicon Valley Business Journal.
PIONEER PASS 2016/2017
Pioneer members will automatically be registered for all remaining Forums. Throughout the year, Pioneers will also be invited to special industry events, and gain special recognition.
For more information on this program, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
When & Where
Cal Poly Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship