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Monday, February 15
 

9:00am

Startup Week Conejo Valley Kick Off Presented by The Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce
The Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce Presents-Startup Week Conejo Valley Kick off event. 

Moderators
avatar for Grant Kellogg

Grant Kellogg

CEO, SeatSurf
Just a kid that loves startups, hoops, and adventures. 2x Startup weekend champion and Founder of Seat Surf.
avatar for Greg Monterrosa

Greg Monterrosa

Organizer, Startup Weekend
Startup Weekend Organizer/ Global Mentor, Co-Founder, MyLLC.com


9:30am

Free Open Co Working
Cal Lutheran Center for Entrepreneurship in Westlake Village, CA, is opening its space for a free open Co working

Moderators
avatar for Greg Monterrosa

Greg Monterrosa

Organizer, Startup Weekend
Startup Weekend Organizer/ Global Mentor, Co-Founder, MyLLC.com


12:00pm

Preparing a Business Plan to Raise Capital by Andy Smith. Lunch and Learn, Presented by Numberwise
Using the business model canvas as a guide, we will try to demystify the process of creating a business plan. In the current business environment, do you even need a business plan? What are the components of a plan that investors and banks are looking for? What are the first steps in creating a plan? We hope to answer all these questions and any more that you have in this interactive session. Andy Smith is the founder of Numberwise 

Moderators
avatar for Alon Goren

Alon Goren

Co-Founder of @investedin (http://investedin.com ) and @805startups (http://805startups.com ), nerd, punk rocker.

Speakers
avatar for Andy Smith

Andy Smith

President, Numberwise
Founder and chief accountant at@numberwisebooks. I love small business strategy, @everton, good tv shows, @Xero and March Madness.



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3:30pm

Intro to Cloud Computing via AWS, by Dan DeMaggio. - Presented by Startup Conejo Valley.
Hacker / Linux Guru, Dan DeMaggio will teach us some specific knowledge about the principles and techniques that are behind Cloud Computing via AWS. 

Moderators
avatar for Greg Monterrosa

Greg Monterrosa

Organizer, Startup Weekend
Startup Weekend Organizer/ Global Mentor, Co-Founder, MyLLC.com

Speakers
avatar for Dan DeMaggio

Dan DeMaggio

Hacker / Linux Guru



6:00pm

Diversity for Entrepreneurial Pursuits with Rahuldeep Singh Gill, PhD -Presented by Cal Lutheran University
Diversity seems great, but it’s a liability if we don’t have concrete strategies in place to help us work across differences. In this presentation, Rahuldeep Gill will empower the audience to turn diversity of perspectives into a catalyst for innovation and collaboration.​

Speakers
avatar for Rahuldeep Singh Gill, PhD

Rahuldeep Singh Gill, PhD

Founder, Innovation Through Inclusivity
Rahuldeep Gill is a sought-after speaker whose life goal is to develop effective, collaborative leaders with broad perspectives to drive innovation. He blogs regularly at The Huffington Post. The Los Angeles Times, Oxford University Press, Patheos.com, and the Washington Post’s On Faith blog have published his writings.​ Dr. Gill directs the Center for Equality and Justice at California Lutheran University, where he is also a tenured... Read More →



 
Tuesday, February 16
 

9:00am

Open Co Working Day
Cal Lutheran Center for Entrepreneurship in Westlake Village, CA, is opening its space for a free open Co working

Moderators
avatar for Greg Monterrosa

Greg Monterrosa

Organizer, Startup Weekend
Startup Weekend Organizer/ Global Mentor, Co-Founder, MyLLC.com
avatar for Mike Panesis

Mike Panesis

Director, Center for Entrepreneurship, California Lutheran University
Mike Panesis is Chairman Emeritus of Tech Coast Angels, the largest angel investing group in the country, and President of TCA's Central Coast Network. His day job is Executive Director of Cal Lutheran University's Center for Entrepreneurship in Westlake Village, CA.



11:00am

Corporate Realities and Democratic Ideals, Philip Pettit-Presented by Cal Lutheran University

Corporate bodies (businesses, religious organizations, colleges, etc.) exercise a great deal of power in our lives. For good or ill, they shape our social relationships and have a significant impact on our democratic processes. But to what standards should we hold them? What responsibilities and duties may we legitimately impose on them, and what rights and freedoms may they claim for themselves? Philip Pettit will discuss these questions in two lectures. 

11:10 a.m. lecture – “Holding Corporate Bodies Responsible”

4 p.m. lecture – “Granting Corporate Bodies Rights”


Speakers
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Philip Pettit

Pettit is L. S. Rockefeller University Professor of Politics and Human Values at Princeton University and Distinguished University Professor of Philosophy at the Australian National University, Canberra. His books include Republicanism (1997), The Economy of Esteem with G. Brennan (2004), Group Agency with C. List (2011), On the People’s Terms (2012), Just Freedom (2014) and The Robust Demands of the Good (2015). He is a fellow of the... Read More →


12:00pm

Startup to Scale Up by Rob Bueschen. Presented by Scale Up
We'll talk about Scaling companies.

Moderators
RB

Rob Bueschen

Founder, CoFounder Crunch


2:00pm

From Zero to Early Stage- An Introduction to Developmental Workflow by Gary Livingston. Presented by Startup Conejo Valley.
Gary Livingston will go over A simple step by step guided workflow to grow the spark of an idea into a full fledged company. An Introduction to developmental workflow.

Moderators
avatar for Greg Monterrosa

Greg Monterrosa

Organizer, Startup Weekend
Startup Weekend Organizer/ Global Mentor, Co-Founder, MyLLC.com

Speakers



3:30pm

Intro to Arduino and Raspberry PI, by Dan DeMaggio. Presented by Conejo Valley Makerspace
Hacker / Linux Guru, Dan DeMaggio will teach us some specific knowledge about the principles and techniques that are behind the Intro to Arduino and Raspberry PI platform.

Moderators
MO

Mike Outmesguine

Doer of things. Maker of stuff. Wireless is my tether.

Speakers
avatar for Dan DeMaggio

Dan DeMaggio

Hacker / Linux Guru



6:00pm

In the Startup Trenches: Hacking the LA Startup Ecosystem withTony Sziklai Entrepreneur and Co-Founder at Clutter
Cal Lutheran Entrepreneur Speaker Series Presents, In the Startup Trenches: Hacking the LA Startup Ecosystem with Tony Sziklai 

• How a lazy kid from Hawaii became a hard-core technologist in Silicon Valley and Silicon Beach
• The challenges of raising seed and "post seed” capital here in LA
• Examples of startups that I am involved with that have raised capital or are currently raising capital (it can be done!)• Some fundraising hacks.

Join us as Clutter.com co-founder and power mentor, Tony Sziklai discusses his experiences in the startup trenches.  Mr. Sziklai is a CTO and serial entrepreneur based locally in Westlake Village.  He is an active startup mentor at Amplify, Techstars, Cal Lutheran and Pepperdine.

Moderators
avatar for Mike Panesis

Mike Panesis

Director, Center for Entrepreneurship, California Lutheran University
Mike Panesis is Chairman Emeritus of Tech Coast Angels, the largest angel investing group in the country, and President of TCA's Central Coast Network. His day job is Executive Director of Cal Lutheran University's Center for Entrepreneurship in Westlake Village, CA.

Speakers
TS

Tony Sziklai

Mr. Sziklai is a CTO and serial entrepreneur based locally in Westlake Village. He is an active startup mentor at Amplify, Techstars, Cal Lutheran and Pepperdine.



7:00pm

Robotics Xlerator Program: Free Info Session about a NEW 2 Day Robotics course for professionals, students and entrepreneurs. By Thara Randhawa, Principle Engineer and Renate Damhuis, co-founder at Magzor Robotics.
Magzor is launching a new Robotics Xlerator Program.  This program provides 2 Day and 5 Day robotics courses aimed at professionals from all industries as well as students and entrepreneurs who are looking to broaden their horizons and skills set. The courses introduce people to the main systems that can be found in any robot; electronics, software, sensors and actuators. It is very hands on and you’ll leave with a robot that you’ve built and programmed yourself to drive autonomously.During our Info Session you’ll:

 Meet the Magzor Robotics Intructors

 Get an overview of the curriculum and course objectives

 Learn the difference between the 2-Day Essential Program and the 5-Day Intensive Program

 Q&A with instructors

 http://magzor.com/courses


Speakers
avatar for Renate Damhuis

Renate Damhuis

Renate Damhuis is co-founder of Magzor Robotics and responsible for overall business management, operations and program management. She manages our educational programs with the government, corporations and educational institutions. Her background is in international marketing and business with over 20 years of experience in start-up and blue chip companies, such as Microsoft and British Telecom. Renate has launched over 70 leading software... Read More →


 
Wednesday, February 17
 

9:00am

Free Co Working Day At OfficeLOCALE

Lunch with us  for FREE and generate local business casually.   This event is specifically catered to all people who are interested in working alternatively from their regular workplaces, like their homes, coffee shops, or libraries, and boost their creativity/productivity by culminating business friendships with residents of officeLOCALE (people who have a mailbox or membership with us).  Collaboration enhances expertise by meeting people at officeLOCALE.

• Just bring your laptop with some business cards

• A brown bag lunch

• Get connected to our High speed secure WiFi & Professional Digital Printing equipment,

• Network-Collaborate and Grow your idea in to a local business relationship without going broke in expensive business clubs.

officeLOCALE Coworking is OPEN SOURCE.  No Door fees for 1st time non-members.

Not open to solicitors or pressure sales types. RSVP required.

 http://www.meetup.com/officeLOCALE-Coworking-Thousand-Oaks/events/dqvxwjyvdbwb/ 

Moderators

11:00am

TED2016:DREAM Live Stream

The idea for TEDxLive grew out of a question asked by some at TED: What would happen if we made the TED Conference more open and its impact more immediate and globally tangible? What would happen if communities around the world gathered to engage with—and build upon—the TED Conference experience while it happened?

Please join us on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 for TEDxConejoLive, one of the TEDxLive events to be hosted around the world during the TED Conference this February.  A TEDxLive event gathers together a TEDx community to watch a live stream of the TED conference and to get “a taste of TED.” 

As a TEDxConejoLive is pleased to bring you the live videostream from all of the sessions on this day.  It is an exceptional day of talks.  The full line up from 8:30 am to 6:45 pm can be viewed below.

You you are welcome to watch all day, come and go as your schedules allow, or drop in for a session.

Admission is free. A light breakfast, lunch, snacks and beverages will be provided all day. (Donations, in cash and or in-kind, to help defray the cost are appreciated). Complete schedule at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/tedxconejolive-tickets-21138451678?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing 


Moderators

11:15am

How Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) is transforming the business world and human knowledge.
I, Robot & Human Like Reasoning
How Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) is transforming the business world and human knowledge.


Mr. Abdallat will share his experience in technology commercialization and creating high-tech startups, along with his lessons learned while navigating business in the science world. Engage with this speaker and register today!

Registration is FREE, but required so we know how much pizza to order. RSVP at https://form.jotform.com/60315546545960

Speakers
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AJ Abdallat

AJ Abdallat is a serial entrepreneur with extensive experience in High-Tech Startups. He has over 20 years of management experience in the fields of artificial intelligence (AI), smart sensors & systems, life sciences, environmental monitoring, process control, energy, finance and homeland security. Mr. Abdallat founded, launched and ran several spin-off companies from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech)/NASA’s Jet Propulsion... Read More →


12:00pm

Lunch and Learn- Partners and Startups. What you need to know, by Ryan Azlein. - Presented by Stradling Attorneys at Law
How to deal with Partnerships.  Simple solutions to bringing partners on board with your startup in exchange for sweat equity, cash or IP. This is catering to early stage startups where is single founder brings a partner on board or a group of people are working on an idea together. 

Stradling Attorneys at Law

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Azlein

Ryan Azlein

Shareholder, Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth
Ryan’s practice concentrates on venture capital and corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, equity and executive compensation matters, intellectual property development and licensing arrangements, SEC reporting and disclosure, public and private securities offerings, complex partnering arrangements, and general corporate matters.



2:15pm

Six-Shooter Advertising. Yeehaw! By Brian Frankel and Andrew Taylor- Presented by OfficeLOCALE
The land of online advertising is the new Wild West. All pioneers have an equal opportunity to strike gold with the right tools and systems when mining this new territory. Whether you are testing a startup idea or scaling your current business, online advertising is the only hard-data-driven marketing tactic for wrangling new customers and revenue.

Saddle up for a workshop that will cover sales funnels, search engine and social media advertising, re-targeting and automation. Learn from two cowboys who have managed 7 figure advertising budgets and marketing campaigns for a variety of products and services.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Frankel

Brian Frankel

Founder, Mentor Matchmaker
Brian Frankel speaks from 8 years of experience in mentor relationships, building mentorship programs for organizations, universities and nonprofits. His unique and proven system on how mentor relationships should be initiated and developed is the foundation for his pedagogy and consulting firm, Mentor Matchmaker. The firm has implemented cohorts for Women in Business, STEM professionals, Entrepreneurs and Victims of sex-trafficking. Brian has... Read More →
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Andrew Taylor

Andrew Taylor is a digital marketing enthusiast skilled in the art of brand visibility and performance. Over the years, Andrew has played an integral part in developing digital marketing strategy for brands like: Nike, Audi, Visa, GAP, XBox, Citrix, Virgin America, Charles Schwab, Clorox Company, Articulate, and others. He has a BS in Marketing from Arizona State University and an MBA in Entrepreneurship from Pepperdine University.



3:30pm

Conejo Valley Makerspace Presents: Basics in 3d Printing
Join Conejo Valley Makerspace as they teach us the basics in 3d printing. 

5:30pm

How to be Entrepreneurial with Data Science by Mike Panesis. Presented by The Westlake Village Data Science Group.

Our speaker, Mike Panesis is the Executive Director of Cal Lutheran University's Center for Entrepreneurship and over the last many years has both participated in and advised hundreds of entrepreneurs and startups.  He’s also the Chairman Emeritus of Tech Coast Angels, the largest angel network in the US.

Mike will explain what it takes to get started.

• What type of ideas in data science could be winners.  (Several such startups are already incubating at the CLU Center).

• What do you need to know beyond your idea.

• How do you attract and form (or join) a startup team.

• What’s the lifecycle of a startup.

• And biggest of all – how do you get funded.

For more information the Westlake Village Data Science Group visit, http://www.meetup.com/Westlake-Village-Data-Science-Meetup/


Speakers
avatar for Mike Panesis

Mike Panesis

Director, Center for Entrepreneurship, California Lutheran University
Mike Panesis is Chairman Emeritus of Tech Coast Angels, the largest angel investing group in the country, and President of TCA's Central Coast Network. His day job is Executive Director of Cal Lutheran University's Center for Entrepreneurship in Westlake Village, CA.



6:30pm

IEEE Entrepreneurship Workshop: How Has Valarm Bootstrapped to Profitability

Instructor:  Lorenzo Gonzalez

Register online   

 Do you want to learn how to transform your personal experiences or casual inspirations into your next business venture? Would you like an insider's guide to cultivating a profitable startup from concept to release in little more than 9 months, despite the myriad of technical, business and personal issues sure to emerge along the way? 

If you are curious about the many paths to a successful entrepreneurship, join us for a workshop on "How has Valarm bootstrapped to Profitability" where a local CEO and business owner, Lorenzo Gonzalez , will speak on launching his own company -- Valarm, and what it's like to navigate the tech startup world. Learn from this discussion, be inspired by it, and join in with your own questions on how these challenges are faced by fresh entrepreneurs every day.

 Valarm is a self-funded/bootstrapped technology startup established in 2012, which services customers in 47 countries around the world today, across a multitude of industries and applications. Lorenzo will discuss the ups-and-downs of bootstrapping a startup to sustainable profitability: full-time jobs, cofounders, friend/family issues, business partners, cashflow, product strategy, customer focus, the ever looming "pivot", the derailing distraction - and many other lessons learned along the way.

 

 


Speakers
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Lorenzo Gonzalez

Lorenzo is cofounder, CEO, and Chief Software Architect of Valarm, a cloud-based Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) SaaS. A self-taught software engineer, he started with C/C++ in 1994, and picked up Java in 1995 when the first public version was released. Over the next 17 years Lorenzo built major software systems for manufacturers in Kansas City, automotive companies in Detroit, and marketing agencies in Los Angeles. Lorenzo founded Valarm... Read More →


 
Thursday, February 18
 

9:00am

Free Open Coworking
Cal Lutheran Center for Entrepreneurship in Westlake Village, CA, is opening its space for a free open Co working


12:00pm

Lunch and Learn- How to Prime your Business for a Sale by Andy Smith. Presented by Numberwise.
Congratulations -  you have built a successful business! But is it worth anything? Any entrepreneur who has tried to sell a business can tell you - just because a business is profitable, doesn't mean it can be sold. And the work it takes to get the highest value for a business needs to happen as early as possible. We will talk about the steps to take (and when to take them) to make your business more "sellable". 

Andy Smith is the founder of Numberwise .

Moderators
avatar for Alon Goren

Alon Goren

Co-Founder of @investedin (http://investedin.com ) and @805startups (http://805startups.com ), nerd, punk rocker.

Speakers
avatar for Andy Smith

Andy Smith

President, Numberwise
Founder and chief accountant at@numberwisebooks. I love small business strategy, @everton, good tv shows, @Xero and March Madness.



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2:00pm

Raising Equity Online – Groundbreaking Developments and What to Expect Next by Victoria Silchenko, Ph.D.-Presented by Cal Lutheran University
2015 was the decisive point for the Security and Exchange Commission which has moved forward with both Title IV (Reg A+) and Title III bringing to life a long-waited regulation which would allow start-ups and emerging ventures to solicit money from the general public on-line in exchange for equity.Key questions to discuss: - Overview of the process: Reg A+ and Tittle III of the JOBS Act, finalized- What kind of companies and businesses would benefit the most from the new legislation?  -What are the requirements, costs and risks that entrepreneurs should be aware of?-How to select the operational platform, legal adviser and other incumbents?-Secondary markets and liquidity for start-ups - what is on?-What might be expected in 2016 and in the longer term?  



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Speakers
avatar for Victoria  Silchenko

Victoria Silchenko

CEO, Metropole Capital Group
BIO Victoria Silchenko, Ph.D. is one of the leading alternative funding experts in the nation, an educator and a prominent voice in the entrepreneurial community on modern capital formation issues and venture financing opportunities, including crowdfunding, crowdinvesting and venture capital. She was one of the first supporters of the JOBS Act and has been at the forefront of crowd-finance since, helping to re-shape capital markets via... Read More →



3:30pm

Intro to Arduino and Raspberry PI, by Dan DeMaggio. Presented by Conejo Valley Makerspace
Hacker / Linux Guru, Dan DeMaggio will teach us some specific knowledge about the principles and techniques that are behind the Intro to Arduino and Raspberry PI platform.

Moderators
MO

Mike Outmesguine

Doer of things. Maker of stuff. Wireless is my tether.

Speakers
avatar for Dan DeMaggio

Dan DeMaggio

Hacker / Linux Guru



7:00pm

805 Startups Demo Day, powered by CreateVC!

Come watch local and international startups pitch in front of a panel of Venture Capitalists!  RSVP NOW, space is limited.

STARTUPS APPLY HERE.


Startups interested in applying must be available for the whole day so that they can also present at a private, invite-only investor session earlier in the day.


Judges (update coming soon):

Matt McCall - Pritzker Group

David Cremin - FrontierVC

Mark Mullen - Double M Partners

Buck Jordan - Canyon Creek Capital



If you know of any startup (local or international) that would be interested in pitching to a group of investors, and then to world class venture capitalists in front of a crowd of 300+ startup enthusiasts, please ask them to apply here.

Moderators
avatar for Alon Goren

Alon Goren

Co-Founder of @investedin (http://investedin.com ) and @805startups (http://805startups.com ), nerd, punk rocker.


 
Friday, February 19
 

9:00am

Free Open Coworking
Cal Lutheran Center for Entrepreneurship in Westlake Village, CA, is opening its space for a free open Co working


12:00pm

Lunch and Learn-Protecting my idea? The Ins and Outs of Patents and Trademarks, by Jonathan Pearce. - Presented by SoCal I.P.
Protecting my idea? the ins and outs of patents and trademarks. Jonathan Pearce practices law with  https://www.socalip.com

Moderators
avatar for Alon Goren

Alon Goren

Co-Founder of @investedin (http://investedin.com ) and @805startups (http://805startups.com ), nerd, punk rocker.

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Pearce

Jonathan Pearce

Mr. Pearce counsels clients on intellectual property matters related to interactive entertainment, virtual reality, mobile gaming, social networking, digital video systems, satellite systems, multi-function printing devices and consumer products ranging from hand-held spray bottles to mobile phone cases. Mr. Pearce has counseled industry-leading interactive entertainment and virtual reality companies in addition to industry-disrupting startups in... Read More →



12:00pm

The Mentor Chain: Professional Relationships for Career Growth, by Brian Frankel- Presented by Startup Conejo Valley
Join Brian Frankel as he shares, The Mentor Chain: Professional relationships for career growth” is an overview of how to find and get the most out of mentoring relationships. Entrepreneurs know why mentoring is important, but lack a systematic focus for choosing a good mentor. Learn specific methods for finding a professional mentor online, what to look for, problems to expect and questions to ask. The audience also receives Mentor Matchmaker’s workbook on how to be a Mentee who achieves their goals.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Frankel

Brian Frankel

Founder, Mentor Matchmaker
Brian Frankel speaks from 8 years of experience in mentor relationships, building mentorship programs for organizations, universities and nonprofits. His unique and proven system on how mentor relationships should be initiated and developed is the foundation for his pedagogy and consulting firm, Mentor Matchmaker. The firm has implemented cohorts for Women in Business, STEM professionals, Entrepreneurs and Victims of sex-trafficking. Brian has... Read More →



1:00pm

Drone Commercialization W/ Patrick Randall P.E. Presented by Conejo Valley Makerspace
Turning your hobby into a business with Drones.  

Moderators
MO

Mike Outmesguine

Doer of things. Maker of stuff. Wireless is my tether.

Speakers
PR

Patrick Randall P.E

Founder, Drone Survey and Photography
I am a civil engineer who saw early uses of drones to survey construction sites. I was very interested in this new technology and to stay ahead I filed and received one of the early FAA Section 333 exemptions which allows me to fly drones commercially in a legal manner. I spent over a year reviewing and analyzing opportunities in the drone market and now am founder of UA Display with Joe Bernstein. UA Display is a startup looking at deployment... Read More →



2:00pm

How Entrepreneurial Innovation Will Solve Our Troubled Economy By Doug Lane. Presented by California State University Channel Islands
U.S. News and World Report, Futurist, The Economist, and the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics are among the many forecasters who project that 50% of jobs will be lost in the next 20 years to robotics and artificial intelligence. According to Lane and many others, vastly improved and improving efficiencies are ultimately to blame for those projected job losses and for the USA’s tepid recovery post 2008. Lane argues that entrepreneurial innovation is the primary solution to this problem.  

Speakers
avatar for Doug Lane, MBA

Doug Lane, MBA

California State University Channel Islands (CI)
Doug Lane, MBA, is an accomplished business professional and entrepreneur with broad experience ranging from executive assignment in a Fortune 50 pharmaceutical company launching the first human genome biotech project, to early stage company management and an IPO, to founding startup companies and to simply helping entrepreneurs implement their visions. He currently offers management and advisory services to companies, investors, and... Read More →