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Meet the Founders - Virtual Speaker Series & Networking Event

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Starting a business and the mistakes to avoid

What can companies do to get off the ground and raise VC money

Hosting events with the right partnerships

Marketing ideas for startups

How to get featured in popular publications

Event Sponsors:

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Speakers:

1. DEA WILSON - Founder of Lifograph - the Wiki of People, Angel Investor at the Wharton Angels, Sacramento Angels and Tech Angels, and Managing Director at Silicon Valley Incubator

Dea is the Founder of Lifograph - The Wiki of People - https://www.lifograph.com - a free people search engine with 7.3M+ profiles and 4.7M+ connections that helps match people and companies based on their needs, skills, interests and real-life relationships.

Dea is a serial entrepreneur and Managing Director of Silicon Valley Incubator. She is also an angel investor at the Wharton Angels, Sacramento Angels and Tech Angels, her investment interest being in consumer, mobile and SaaS startups.

Dubbed "Ms. Silicon Valley", Dea is what people call a "super-connector", her expansive network including the "Who's Who" in startups, venture capital, technology, entertainment, etc.

She is a big car racing fan and is currently serving as a Director in the Board of Directors and Vice-President of the Ferrari Club of America, Pacific.

Dea has been a guest speaker at numerous events and conferences and she has also been featured and interviewed in many media publications, including Entrepreneur Media, Silicon Valley Business Journal, Yahoo Finance, Investor Business Daily, Crunchbase, Startups.co, Sociable, 150sec, Repatriot, Startup Grind, TheNextWeb, ProTV, NationalTV,Profit.ro, etc.

She earned a Master's Degree from University of Washington on a full scholarship and she also graduated with an MBA degree from the Wharton School of Business (University of Pennsylvania), majoring in Entrepreneurship.


2. Arjun Rai - Founder and CEO at HelloWoofy.com


Arjun is a New York City based entrepreneur originally from West Windsor, New Jersey (aka Princeton Junction). Since high school, Arjun has been networking with some of the most well known entrepreneurs and even worked on a few projects and startups of his own.

Upon graduation, Arjun pursued his career opportunities and came to New York City where he enrolled at the New York Institute of Technology in 2011 with scholarships and grants. Following a few weeks into college, Arjun launched his second startup, fuelbrite.com, a social media agency focused on small businesses and startups, and a student-focused organization, TheBizDen.

After interning at a PR and ad agency in the summer of 2012, Arjun quickly saw the need for yet another startup within the tech space and raised a seed investment round to build it out. That startup became Wrkbench.io which was a virtual collaboration space designed for creative and visual people (we liked to say we make visual conversations).

After spending a few years and learning the ins and outs of running a venture backed startup, Rai set out to modernize another industry related to his former passion of social media. The startup would be known as HelloWoofy.com which is a social media management platform driven by artificial intelligence to help small to medium sized businesses with digital marketing.

3. Ethan Mayers - Former Television Producer turned Serial Entrepreneur and Startup Advisor

Ethan is a former television producer turned serial entrepreneur and startup advisor across IoT, supply chains, circular economies, and media he has led high-growth startups around the world from New York City to London, Mumbai, and Detroit. Having played a critical role in high-growth startups around the world, Ethan regularly advises companies on their value proposition and aligning it to operations, scaling, and investment preparation. He serves as a global mentor for Rockstart VC, HIIL, and SXSW and is a passionate advocate for high-potential entrepreneurs and startups, particularly those that have risen outside of traditional networks.

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