May 2013 Forum: An Entrepreneurial Journey
Thursday, May 23, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PDT)
Irvine, United States
"An Entrepreneurial Journey:
from Small Beginnings to Global Success”
Co-Founder/Partner, Wahoo's Fish Taco™
In a fireside chat with
As the eldest of the three founding brothers, Wing co-founded Wahoo’s Fish Taco in 1988 and has more than 37 years of experience in the restaurant industry. Wing actively supports many national and local community-based events and non-profitorganizations including Share Our Strength, Orangewood Children’s Foundation, Laurel’s House, Festival of Children, Pediatrics Cancer Research Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation , Muscular Dystrophy Association and Surfrider Foundation. Wing holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance and a minor in Spanish from San Diego State University. He is also a part-time Adjunct Professor for Concordia and Chapman Universities' MBA programs.
Ash Kumra is an award winning entrepreneur, author and public speaker recently recognized by the White House as one of the top 100 young entrepreneurs making an impact for America. Ash is currently co-founder of DreamItAlive.com; an online community dedicated to guiding people to create, believe and live out their dreams using virtual dream boards. Ash is also the co-leader for the Startup California Team for White House/Steve Case founded "Startup America" and chairman for Southern California based Tech Coast Venture Network. Ash is also the creator and author of the book series "Confessions from an Entrepreneur" (an inside look on how to succeed as an entrepreneur).
6pm - Registration
6:30pm - Program Starts
7pm - 30 second monthly "Elevator Pitch: contest: A panel of judges will review and pick a winner at the end. Winner gets $100 cash, a guaranteed slot for Survivor 2013 & fast tracked into K5s Pre-Accelerator Program (must win 3 times total or 2 consecutive times this year).
Criteria for elevator pitch company is an product, technology, internet, mobile or digital media company who has not received a Series A investment round.
7:30pm - Networking Break
8pm - Main program
$50 (Startup Showcase): Have a company booth area during monthly forum event to event attendees (entrepreneurs, investors, service providers, students). The price includes one event ticket. Limited to 10 companies!
$35 day of the event
$25 for non-TCVN Members pre-registration
$10 for students with valid I.D.
TCVN members please email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive your FREE ticket!
Thank You TCVN Sponsors!
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Tech Coast Venture Network
TCVN is one of Southern California’s premier technology business networks. Through a wide variety of forums, pitch sessions, workshops, and other networking events, we bring together entrepreneurs and resources from every facet of the technology and startup landscape.