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From Pitch to Rich: 5 Pros Share Startup Perspectives

Title: From Pitch to Rich: 5 Pros Share Startup Perspectives
Event Date: 6/6/2013 - 6/6/2013
Event Time: 5 pm
Location:

Calit2 Building, UC Irvine

Description:

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. WALK-IN REGISTRATION WILL BE TAKEN AT THE DOOR WITH $20 CASH OR CHECK PAYMENT ONLY. 

Are you an innovator or an entrepreneur? How do you transform a brilliant idea into a marketable concept and obtain the necessary funding? 

Join us June 6 as five experts from all corners of the startup arena reveal their secrets to creating new businesses and launching them to success. 

Early bird registration is now open through May 20; cost includes program materials, dinner and parking.

Interested in exhibiting your innovation during the networking reception? Cost is $150 and inculdes one six-foot table with power and two complimentary registrations. Contact Shellie Nazarenus, snaz@calit2.uci.edu, for details. 

Agenda:

5:00 pm Registration, Calit2 Building Atrium

5:30 pm Presentations, Calit2 Building Auditorium

7:00 pm Moderated Q & A session with audience, Calit2 Building Auditorium

7:30 pm Networking Dinner, Calit2 Building Atrium

 

Speakers:

G.P. Li, Director of Calit2. Li launched TechPortal at UCI in 2010, a technology business incubator for UCI start-ups.

Dev Bhatia, CEO of UCI spinoff SRCH2. Formerly known as Bimaple, SRCH2, a developer of next-generation search software, hired seasoned startup guru Bhatia last year to take it to the next level.

Thomas Gephart, founder and managing partner of Ventana Global Venture Capital Group. Gephart, with more than 30 years of experience in advanced technology companies, will disclose the fine points of attaining VC funding.

Jeff Greenberg, CEO of Hiperwall, Inc. Greenberg will share his company’s journey from its birth in the Calit2 Visualization Lab to a firm with hundreds of customers and a new, 6,000-square-foot headquarters.

Luis Vasquez, vice president of entrepreneurship at OCTANe. Vasquez oversees OCTANe’s LaunchPad, bringing together Orange County’s vast network of resources and executives to evaluate, mentor and guide startup companies.

Dr. Brian Wong, co-founder of UCI startup Praxis BioSciences. A self-professed “ideas guy,” Wong, an otolaryngologist and head and neck surgeon, helped launch the biomedical-technology and healthcare-application company.

 

Moderator:

Michael Guiliana, partner at Knobbe Martens 

Sponsors:

GOLD LEVEL: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, LLP

Directions:

Complimentary parking is available in the nearby Anteater Parking Structure.  Directions can be found here.