How Your Start-up Can Leverage the Looming Recession with Phil Sanders, Investment Principal at New Media Ventures
A recession is coming — or we're already in it. How should your start-up respond? Join investor Phil Sanders, Investment Principal at New Media Ventures, as he shares how start-ups can utilize creative fundraising techniques, non-dilutive capital opportunities, and team-building strategies in tough economic times.
Overcoming Impostor Syndrome and Maintaining Your Mental Health as a Founder
Are you the type of founder who is always pushing yourself to work harder, faster and longer? Are you the founder that lives by their email inbox and cell phone? Are you constantly thinking about what could go wrong and how to prevent it? You’re not alone. Many founders take on this lifestyle – we only have so many hours in a day, and life demands a lot from us. When we don’t let ourselves recharge, it can negatively impact our health (chronic stress is linked to heart disease) and even our business performance. In this session, Remy Meraz and Julian Lewis, Co-Founders of Zella Life, share tools and strategies for dealing with and overcoming anxiety, stress, and chronic self-doubt.
Put the Action in Traction with Sky Kelley, Head Entrepreneur in Residence at Nike Valiant Labs
With a dynamic blend of techie and professional business acumen, Sky Kelley, Head Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) at Nike Valiant Labs, is here to share what it takes to put the action into your company’s traction plan. Listen up for tips on how to analyze your customers, build upon key core metrics and elevate your business.
Building Your Dream Team with Aaron Samuels, Co-Founder of Blavity Inc.
Building your team can be one of the most challenging and rewarding steps in starting a company. Building an amazing team takes time and effort. In this session, you'll learn: how to build a strong team from the beginning; what types of people you need on your team; qualities and characteristics to look for; and much more!
Blockchain & NFT Startup Ecosystem: Building Traction & Momentum
Blockchain and NFT's are rapidly changing the start-up game with new categories of business and services! Join us for a discussion and Q&A with Kyle Hill (Head of Crypto at Troika), D'ontra Hughes (Founder & CEO of Spare), and Barbra Bickham (Founder & CTO of Trailyn Ventures) on building your crypto business, defining and shaping your business model, unpacking the scale of crypto, breaking down crypto markets, and setting yourself up for success in the crypto landscape.
Bringing Awareness to the Technological Revolution with Justin Washington, Engineer at Apple
Justin Washington (Engineer at Apple) brings awareness to the technological revolution happening in Los Angeles while educating prospective candidates about the types of skills needed to be competitive in the job market so that communities are informed about the way to market themselves to prospective employers.
Building Relationships with Investors with Shawn Gunn, CEO of PLLAY Labs
Shawn Gunn (CEO of PLLAY Labs) brings awareness to the technological revolution happening in Los Angeles; while educating prospective candidates about the types of skills needed to be competitive in the job market so that communities are informed about the way to market themselves to prospective employers.
Brand Storytelling: 5 Essential Tips for Your Startup's Success with Alexandra Zatarain, Co-Founder of Eight Sleep
There are essential questions to attribute your startup's success. How should Founders tell their brand story? What role does product play in the brand story? What are tactical ways to drive momentum? How should Founders think about their brand message and brand promise? How did your brand story evolve in the first couple of years of building and growing your startup? Sit down with Alexandra Zatarain (Co-Founder of Eight Sleep) to discover the answers to effective brand storytelling.