America’s Startup Live! starts up this weekend on Friday, May 30 in Silicon Beach at Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, followed by a two day conference and expo where startups can mix with other entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and event speakers.
America’s Startup Live! celebrates the tech startups plus the numerous entgrepreneurial local and national businesses that play a critical role in the American economy. This event highlights the wide spectrum of entrepreneurship in America from big to small, male to female, tech to retail with an array of vendors and startups.
Let’s start with the VIP Preview Party on Friday night, May 30, 6-9 p.m.:
The VIP ENTREPRENEURIAL EXPO PREVIEW PARTY kicks off the event with hors d’oeuvres and drinks provided by My World on a Plate, by Hollywood’s Hottest culinary mastermind, Keven A. Lee, surprise celebrity host, special keynote speakers, introductions to Speaker Series guests, sponsors and featured nonprofit(s) plus an appearance with Crowds on Demands. Enjoy the exclusive networking and shopping opportunities!
Now for the Conference & Expo:
Saturday hours for the SPEAKER SERIES & EXPO: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m
Sunday hours for the SPEAKER SERIES & EXPO: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tickets for all days are available through Eventbrite with discount codes from Abbot Kinney First Fridays – Promo Code: AKFF5OFF.
There’s an amazing array of speakers from the VC, startup and entrepreneurial world on both days, including:
Ash Kumra – CEO | Founder of Dream it Alive Kumra is an award winning entrepreneur, author and public speaker recognized twice by the White House as an entrepreneur making an impact. Kumra has been cited in 100’s of interviews & articles including Forbes Magazine, Huffington Post, American Express Forum, Entrepreneur Magazine, Startup America/Up Global, LA Times & OC Register.
Debra Eckerling – Founder | Guided Goals and Write On Eckerling has more than 15 years of experience in communication and project management with a specialty in writing, social media, and live-networking. She is an editor for Social Media Examiner and founder of Write On, a live and online writers support group, plus is the LA organizer for #140conf, and hosts a monthly entrepreneurs event in West LA.
David Ochi – CEO, Founder | Alpha Sprouts Alpha Sprouts is an early stage investment and consulting firm. Ochi has over 20 years’ experience in early-stage companies – started his first enterprise – a tutoring company called A’s Unlimited – at the age of 13! Ochi sits on the Board of Directors of a half-dozen companies and is actively involved in the growth of 7 early-stage companies.
Lisa Vebber – Founder | Reboot. Vebber spent over 20 years in television Warner Bros, Sony, Disney, Comcast and NBC. Now a television strategy expert, she now helps international companies navigate the American television market via Reboot. Vebber also gives back to the community by teaching the next generation about the entertainment business, warts and all at USC.
Marina Lee – Serial Entrepreneur, Founder | Women In Tech Network A muti-faceted entrepreneur, Lee is also Founder of Startups Edge, Mentor and Connect Entrepreneurs with Investors, Board of Directors, C & Company. Also a contributor to Entrepreneur Magazine, The Glass Hammer, Business News Daily & new book: Women Change The World. Founder & Executive Producer of Interviews: Sir Richard Branson, Tony Robbins, & Dr. Deepak Chopra, more.