Pivoting Your Startup (4) Panelists
Thursday, January 31, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PST)
Los Angeles, CA
PIVOTING YOUR STARTUP
Every startup wants to create a product/service that produces the highest amount of revenues and the largest following. The challenge is that business is not all sunshine and rainbows. Business is full of challenges, potholes and curves in the road. Pivoting your startup around these obstacles will give you a higher probability of being successful.
Pivoting is defined as reacting to change. Change in any business, small or large, is inevitable. Thus, those startups that understand how and when to pivot have a greater likelihood of being successful than those who don't. Learn how and when to pivot at this upcoming and ground-breaking event. Learn from those who have already mastered this art and who are committed to your success.
how/when to pivot
managing your team & investors during pivots
pivoting in every aspect of your business
7:00 - 7:45pm: Refreshments/Mixing
7:45/8 - 9:00pm: Discussion, moderated by Aaron Abram (Founder of FounderPanel)
9:00 - 9:30pm: Audience Q&A, moderated by Jad Meouchy
9:30 - 10:00pm: Mixing with panelists/audience
Start Engine is a rapid accelerator focused on helping Los Angeles based technology startups build a solid foundation for success in 90 days. Start Engine provides local startups with the essential resources, mentors and counsel needed to become successful, self-directed businesses.
> Activision & Acclaim Games are billion ($)+ companies
> StartEngine is one of the leading tech Accelerator Programs in LA
> Howard has pivoted multiple companies to success
> University of Michigan, B.S., Engineering, Computer Engineering
Hollywood.com is the ultimate news site made for entertainment lovers by entertainment lovers, providing in -depth reporting, expert analysis, and witty commentary surrounding stars and projects from A- to Z-list.
> Internet Pioneer in 1993, grew Hollywood.com traffic to 60 million page impressions per month
> Developed business with motion picture studiois, NBC, HBO, WB TV, WB Records, Virgin Records, CBS/FOX Video, Intel Corporation
> Long-time head of marketing at MovieTickets.com, a leader in the Internet movie ticketing business
> Columbia University, Columbia Business School MBA &
New York University (NYU), Tisch School of Arts, BFA Film/Television
MyLife.com provides the leading Personal Relationship Manager (PRM) allowing 60 million members to get all their social network updates and email messages, all in one place for the purpose of saving time and simplifying communications. MyLife users can also easily build and monitor one online identity including many profiles, and make personal and professional connections by searching over 700 million profiles.
> Jeff is resonpsible for MyLife's overall direction and strategies toward building the Internet's single source for finding people and staying connected on the Web.
> MyLife currently has 60 Million+ members
> Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2009:
Technology & On-line Services Winner
> CEO of GreatDomains.com, Acquired by VeriSign in 2000 for $100 Million
Tender Greens' 9 restaurants offer slow food done fast. They serve fresh, healthy, chef-inspired, farmer's market sensible dishes at affordable prices, in a relaxed environment. Founded in 2006 by three chefs with the intention of creating a restaurant where other chefs would want to go on their day off. Tender Greens will open 4-5 locations per year; over the next 10 years.
> 9 Restaurant locations & Scaling: Santa Monica, Culver City, Hollywood, Irvine, Pasadena, San Diego (2), Walnut Creek & West Hollywood
> Former Executive Chef at Shutters On The Beach in Santa Monica
> Spent (2) years raising money for fisrt Tender Greens location
> Johnson and Whales University, A.A., Culinary Arts/Chef Training &
Temple University, B.A., Psychology
5405 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036
*There is plenty of metered parking.
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When & Where
FounderPanel / Aaron Abram
Panel discussions with elite Founders & C-level executives that teach entreprenuers how to grow their startups into successful companies.
Past Panelists: Activision, Amobee, eHarmony, Yahoo!, OpenTable, Shopzilla, Yammer, HauteLook, Cornerstone OnDemand, Accel Partners, Clearstone Venture Partners,TaskUs, Cooley LLP, Evolve Media Corp., Gorilla Nation, American Public Media, MyLife, StartEngine, Amplify, Launchpad, Hollywood.com, BigManBakes, TenderGreens & more.
Aaron Abram is the CoFounder & COO of Osurv which invented the mobile survey to make it easy for customers to give feedback. Osurv is used by more than 27,000 customers including: Starbucks, Dell, ZARA, Lululemon Athletica, Hyatt, AAA & Harely Davidson. Aaron is also the producer & moderator of FounderPanel.
Led by Christopher Varin, President of the Entrepreneur Association (EA); is the largest student organization at the UCLA Anderson School of Management and offers its 800+ members a wide range of extracurricular activities, from networking events to experiential learning opportunities.
As the largest-student run organization on campus, the EA takes advantage of its vast resources to put on 100+ events per year – or an average of more than three events per week. These include speaker series on entrepreneurship, hands-on workshops, intimate networking events with successful entrepreneurs, a world-class business plan competition, and a conference at the end of the year.
UCLA Anderson School of Management ranks among the top-tier business schools in the world. An award-winning faculty renowned for research and teaching, highly selective admissions, successful alumni and world-class facilities combine to provide an extraordinary learning environment in the heart of Southern California.