The Arena Festival at Expert Dojo in Santa Monica is for startups who are looking to get funded.  Join Arena Ventures in the afternoon, then LAVA and then over 50 investors who will be there to help you.  Join now before the price increases!

Pitch one on one to the Arena Fund:

2 – 5pm Expert DOJO tribe members have access to one of the most progressive new venture funds in Los Angeles hear you pitch in their search for the best new companies to fund in LA.  The entire afternoon will be companies pitching to Paige Craig  along with his lieutenants and all you have to do is impress him to get a full pitch meeting scheduled.

LAVA Guides You to Funding Success:

5 – 6pm LAVA (Los Angeles Venture Association), will have their experts guide you through the venture process.  Its a fast fire session by the most influential venture association in California.

Meet 15 More Investors:

6 – 9pm Mentor evening at Expert DOJO where startups will have the opportunity to meet with leaders in the institutional investment arena and get direction on their business.  Respected leaders in the investment sector will provide the advice and help that startups need to be successful.


  • 6pm to 7pm – networking and open bar
  • 7pm to 8pm –   15 of LA’s top investors speed mentoring startups / listening to pitches.
  • 8pm to 9pm – Networking and open bar

Confirmed mentors:

  • Orchard Capital
  • March Capital Partners
  • Mid Stage Ventures
  • Elite Crowdfunders
  • 2 angels from TCA
  • 3 active angels in Los Angeles
  • WSGR
  • 6 more to be confirmed

Expert DOJO started these pay it forward events years ago to help startups everywhere and their record of getting clients into incubators, accelerators and into the pockets of funding sources speaks for itself.  Come during the day to find your next investor or in the evening to meet the core of the investment market in LA.

Join Expert DOJO as a tribe member and get access to this event, free conferences, free startup workshops, CEO roundtables and much more:
Register for Expert Dojo Success Academy

The Arena Festival, Networking For Business Growth SoCal

Tuesday, April 12, 2:00 – 9:30pm
The Arena Festival is for startups who are looking to get funded – over 50 investors in attendance. See video from last years Arena Festival>
Expert DOJO, top level of Santa Monica Place Unit 308, 395 Santa Monica Place 90401
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