This is a community event to help newcomers to the startup scene get acquainted with the exciting world of tech in Orange County. We will canvas key events/meetups to attend, people, companies, VCs, blogs, hot issues, and more. Afterwards, you are welcome to network with a number of prominent folks in the ecosystem.
6:30pm - 7:00pm :: Drinks, Networking and OC Startup Demos
7:00pm - 7:15pm :: OC Startup Community Slidedeck
7:15pm - 8:00pm :: Panel of OC entrepreneurs
8:00pm - 8:30pm :: Q&A
MEET THE PANELISTS
Kirsten Mangers, CEO & Mother Hen, Chicklabs
A self-proclaimed small business & entrepreneur’s advocate, Kirsten was an early innovator behind the localization of online advertising for small-to-medium sized businesses. Kirsten is the Founder and CEO of Chicklabs
, a full-service marketing consultancy, incubator, and growth accelerator designed to put your business on a path to profitability with a focus on female-led companies.
Costin Tuculescu, Founder & CEO, AnyMeeting
Costin is the Founder and CEO of AnyMeeting, a leading provider of online meeting, web conferencing and webinar software for small business. Backed by Southern and Northern California’s leading angel investor groups, AnyMeeting launched in 2011 and has experienced phenomenal growth by offering small businesses everything they need to successfully run online meetings and webinars. Costin has a deep passion for technology, startups, music, guitars and his family.
Evan Jafa, CEO, Cloudify & Founder, Innovate OC
Evan Jafa is the CEO of Cloudify, Inc. (a cloud services brokerage, consultancy, and solutions company) he founded in 2012. He is the founder of InnovateOC (Orange County based startup incubator). Most recently Evan has been involved at the IOC Ventures as the Managing Partner for the start up fund, which provides seed and premium seed rounds of funding to start up companies. Prior to Cloudify, Evan Jafa served as CTO/CIO for Fortune 200 financial services companies, where his focus was the technology strategies for the vertical.
SLIDE DECK PRESENTATION BY:
Matt Bailey, Director of Collaborative Venturing Group, UCI Applied Innovation
Matt Bailey is a serial entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience in creating and executing on growth strategies that build long-term, sustainable value for both customers and stakeholders. After earning his MBA from the Paul Merage School of Business at UCI, where he graduated at the top of his class, Matt went on to earn an M.S. in Business Analytics from the Stern School of Management at NYU. Currently, Matt serves as Director of Collaborative Venturing at UCI Applied Innovation, where he is able to leverage his passion for entrepreneurship to help further develop the Orange County startup ecosystem . Matt was also an adjunct professor at the Argyros School of Business at Chapman University, where he taught data analytics, and is currently a lecturer at the Paul Merage School of Business at UCI teaching the Lean Launchpad method of market validation for entrepreneurs.
Kina De Santis, CoFounder, MotorMood & Director of Partnerships, WeGreenlight
As CoFounder of MotorMood, Kina helps make the road a happier place by enabling drivers to share their feelings with light-up emojis for their car! She also works to enable entrepreneurs to bring their ideas to life at WeGreenlight. Kina is the curator of Startup Digest where she works to connect the OC tech community.
A HUGE thank you to our Sponsors!
...And our Community Sponsors
Eureka Building, Innovate OC, Founder Institute, OC Tech Happy Hour, OC iOS, Chapman University, TCVN, SEOC