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Pitch your business for funding at the Investor Festival

Q2 Investor Festival – Where Startups Meet Investors

                                           Q2 Investor Festival – Where Startups Meet Investors

This Event is for our Academy Members Only.  We have been working hard building the foundations to great business now its our time to meet strategic investors who can help you grow to the next level. If you are not apart of Expert DOJO then join up to supercharge your business.  The full list of all investors and their times to be at Expert DOJO are further down this invitation and you can expect top Expert DOJO coaches, Brian, Zoltan and Sonata to be there to help you all day:


Day 1

From 10am 5pm Expert DOJO Academy members will be able to pitch your business to the best accelerators, Angels and Venture firms in LA.  Audience members can come to watch for the audience attendance fee. The entire day will be full of information and Pitching and the Expert DOJO team and Wavefront Ventures will be onsite all day to advise and help you out with anything you need.

9am (optional) Brian Mac Mahon & Mike Weeks will conduct a training on the how you pitch and communicate to investors.

10amYou pitch your idea to Cody Simms Techstars for consideration in their next program.

12pm – You pitch your idea to 5 early stage investors –(Lucas Judice – Mid Stage Ventures, Jim Brandt – TCA, Asher Leids – Active Angel, Kinsey Cronin – Start Engine, Scott Holmes – Santa Monica Accellerator)

2pm -You pitch your idea to 5 Later stage funders. (Sarah Moret – Crosscut Ventures, Kaitlyn Powell – CAA Ventures, Jenny Q Ta – 21 Fund, Selina Troesch – Touchdown Ventures, Nina Davis –  Game Changing Ventures).  Female entrepreneurs should especially love this as the well respected Jenny Q Ta will be listening to pitches to find final contenders for either a skype or physical visit to Jakarta to pitch for a Series A round.  This is an all star group listening to pitches.  They are all Venture related so make sure you are at the right stage for them.

Everyone has 2 minutes to pitch and if one of the investors in each group likes your business then they will ask you for a subsequent appointment after the event.

Day 1 Evening

We will celebrate the Festival in style with a LA Tech Happy Hour party to celebrate all the excellent connections that have been made and funding conversations that have been started.  We are partnered with Tech Happy Hour and Tech Day so its well worth coming and enjoying the eveing.  Expert DOJO Academy members will not have to pay of course.  Everyone else should RSVP here – http://happyhour.tech/#biz

Day 2

Meet up to 20 more investors during our power mentoring day

If the funders did not choose your pitch as one of their favorites then don’t worry because we have gone to the trouble of bring in some of the biggest names in investment to mentor and listen to your startup idea.  There will be an additional mentor day just for you at Expert DOJO where startups will have the opportunity to meet with leaders in the institutional investment community and get direction on your own business.  We will have the cream of the most respected leaders in the investment sector on hand to provide the advice and help that startups need to be successful.  Each startup will be able to choose the mentors to meet with and we will arrange 7 minute meetings with each one.  That gives you 5 possible meetings as each group wil be on site for 2 hours.  We will send you the mentor appointment list one week before the event and we will allocate appointments on a first come first appointed basis.   Again this is just for Expert DOJO Academy members and the one on one meetings will finish at 4pm.  Below are our confirmed investors n we expect 20 more to confirm  in the next week:

9am – 10am – Panel on how to find funding

10am – Noon – Asher Leids – Active Angel, Bill Mc Graw – Wavefront Ventures, Shaun Arora – Make in LA, Gregory Malatico – Flashfunders, Tom Schreiber – Active Angel, Buck Jordan – Canyon Creek Capital, Kinsey Cronin – Start Engine)

12 noon – 2pm  – Scott Stout – Wells Fargo, Jenny Q Ta – 21 Fund, Steve Brown – Tech Coast Venture Network, Ryan CrownholmActive Angel, Brett Imai – Tech Coast Angels, Jay Tsao – Active Angel, John Lasco – Active Angel

2pm – 4pm – Sonya Sepahban – Active Angel, Miguel Rivera – Comercia Bank, Shahin Farshchi – LUX Capital, Jim Brandt – Tech Coast Angels, Ash Kumra – Tech Coast Venture Network, Paloma Yumi Garcia Freixes – Keiretsu Forum (Angel group)

Expert DOJO

Expert DOJO started these pay it forward events years ago to help our member startups everywhere and although our focus is business growth, our record of getting our clients into incubators, accelerators and into the pockets of funding sources speaks for itself.  Come and lets us help you succeed.

To join Expert DOJO as a academy member and have access to this event, free conferences, free startup workshops, CEO roundtables and so much more – https://expertdojo.com/membership/

This event is for our Expert DOJO Academy Members only. If you would like to join and reap all the additional benefits check out our membership page – https://expertdojo.com/membership/





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