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Frontier Founders Forum: Funding & Solving the Biggest Problems - Los Angeles 2018

Jeanine Jacobson

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 6:00 PM (PST)

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This event is sponsored by the Founder Institute. The Founder Institute is the World's Largest Early-Stage Startup Accelerator. Over 2000 technology founders across six continents have already launched companies with the help of our company-building curriculum, expert feedback, and peer support. Are you next? 

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Frontier Founders Forum: Funding & Solving the Biggest Problems 

There is no shortage of big problems, but there is a shortage of passionate and ambitious founders trying to solve them. However, more than ever before, entrepreneurs building "Frontier Technology" can truly change the world. There is incredible potential for private enterprises to make a real financial and societal impact across sectors like Biotech and Healthcare, Food and Water, Energy, Transportation, Artificial Intelligence, Space Exploration, gene-editing, new vaccines, new nuclear reactor designs and more. 

At the "Frontier Founders Forum", you can meet and hear from entrepreneurs tackling the major problems, funding and maybe even learn how you can start harnessing your passion and ambition to do the same.

Who Should Attend?

  • Anyone who wants to build a company to solve one big problems
  • Anyone that wants to learn more about funding & the process of building a high-impact company
  • Anyone that wants to learn about the opportunities in "Frontier Technology"

 What are some of the Topics?

  • What are the various sectors, opportunities, and challenges prime for ambitious entrepreneurs
  • What are the first steps for founders building "Frontier Technology"
  • What are the unique challenges facing these types of companies, and how they can be overcome
  • Other considerations for founders building high-impact companies
  • and more..

Speaker Panel:


Ellen Chang, Partner,Light speed Innovations, VP at Cognitive Medical Systems

Ellen brings over 25 years of experience in strategy, business and product development, and systems engineering in the technology and aerospace industries.

As Managing Partner with LightSpeed Innovations, she sets Investment strategy and direction for company selection and program execution.

LightSpeed Innovations is a business accelerator for aerospace start-ups and has hosted stand-alone programs as well as defined those for specific corporate objectives

Ellen started her career in the Navy developing analytical strategies for maritime intelligence operations. At mid-career, she left the Navy to pursue her MBA in Finance at the Wharton School of Business and later joined JP Morgan as a banker in their west coast office

In 1999 she left to found her own start-up in the aviation industry where the team focused on building a B2B aviation part sourcing and brokerage focused on business jets. In 2002 she joined Northrop Grumman where she commenced a career in autonomous systems, joining the team designing the Global Hawk, the USAF’s first high altitude long endurance unmanned aerial system.

Her work at Northrop culminated with a position as the Director of the Advanced Mission Systems Division where the charter was to anticipate and develop products 5-10 years in the future.

Ellen loves to run, taste wine, and debate national security issues. She is the chair of the Wharton Angel Network Southern California covering Los Angeles to San Diego. 


Have questions about Frontier Founders Forum: Funding & Solving the Biggest Problems - Los Angeles 2018? Contact Jeanine Jacobson

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Sheppard Mullin - Century City
1901 Avenue of the Stars
Suite 1500,
Los Angeles, CA 90067

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 6:00 PM (PST)

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