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Upcoming Events

OC-II Team Meeting
Tuesday, January 05, 2021
06:00 PM
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OC-I Team Meeting
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
07:30 AM
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Manhattan Beach Team Meeting
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
06:00 PM
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A14 Accelerator
Thursday, January 14, 2021
02:00 PM
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Playa Vista (TechBiz) Team Meeting
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
07:30 AM
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West Los Angeles Team Meeting
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
05:30 PM
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PhilanthropyTouch
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
06:00 PM
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Pasadena Team Meeting
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
07:30 AM
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Westlake Team Meeting
Thursday, January 28, 2021
07:30 AM
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OC-II Team Meeting
Tuesday, February 02, 2021
06:00 PM
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OC-I Team Meeting
Tuesday, February 09, 2021
07:30 AM
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Manhattan Beach Team Meeting
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
06:00 PM
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Playa Vista (TechBiz) Team Meeting
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
07:30 AM
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West Los Angeles Team Meeting
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
05:30 PM
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Pasadena Team Meeting
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
07:30 AM
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Westlake Team Meeting
Thursday, February 25, 2021
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OC-II Team Meeting
Tuesday, March 02, 2021
06:00 PM
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OC-I Team Meeting
Tuesday, March 09, 2021
07:30 AM
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Manhattan Beach Team Meeting
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
06:00 PM
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Playa Vista (TechBiz) Team Meeting
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
07:30 AM
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West Los Angeles Team Meeting
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
05:30 PM
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Pasadena Team Meeting
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
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Westlake Team Meeting
Thursday, March 25, 2021
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OC-II Team Meeting
Tuesday, April 06, 2021
06:00 PM
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OC-I Team Meeting
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
07:30 AM
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Manhattan Beach Team Meeting
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
06:00 PM
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Playa Vista (TechBiz) Team Meeting
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
07:30 AM
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West Los Angeles Team Meeting
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
05:30 PM
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Pasadena Team Meeting
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
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Westlake Team Meeting
Thursday, April 29, 2021
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OC-II Team Meeting
Tuesday, May 04, 2021
06:00 PM
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OC-I Team Meeting
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
07:30 AM
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Manhattan Beach Team Meeting
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
06:00 PM
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Playa Vista (TechBiz) Team Meeting
Tuesday, May 18, 2021
07:30 AM
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West Los Angeles Team Meeting
Wednesday, May 19, 2021
05:30 PM
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Pasadena Team Meeting
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
07:30 AM
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Westlake Team Meeting
Thursday, May 27, 2021
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OC-II Team Meeting
Tuesday, June 01, 2021
06:00 PM
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OC-I Team Meeting
Tuesday, June 08, 2021
07:30 AM
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Manhattan Beach Team Meeting
Wednesday, June 09, 2021
06:00 PM
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Playa Vista (TechBiz) Team Meeting
Tuesday, June 15, 2021
07:30 AM
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West Los Angeles Team Meeting
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
05:30 PM
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Pasadena Team Meeting
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
07:30 AM
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Westlake Team Meeting
Thursday, June 24, 2021
07:30 AM
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OC-II Team Meeting
Tuesday, July 06, 2021
06:00 PM
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OC-I Team Meeting
Tuesday, July 13, 2021
07:30 AM
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Manhattan Beach Team Meeting
Wednesday, July 14, 2021
06:00 PM
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Playa Vista (TechBiz) Team Meeting
Tuesday, July 20, 2021
07:30 AM
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West Los Angeles Team Meeting
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
05:30 PM
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Pasadena Team Meeting
Wednesday, July 28, 2021
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Westlake Team Meeting
Thursday, July 29, 2021
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OC-II Team Meeting
Tuesday, September 07, 2021
06:00 PM
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OC-I Team Meeting
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
07:30 AM
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Manhattan Beach Team Meeting
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
06:00 PM
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Playa Vista (TechBiz) Team Meeting
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
07:30 AM
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West Los Angeles Team Meeting
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
05:30 PM
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Pasadena Team Meeting
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
07:30 AM
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Westlake Team Meeting
Thursday, September 30, 2021
07:30 AM
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OC-II Team Meeting
Tuesday, October 05, 2021
06:00 PM
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OC-I Team Meeting
Tuesday, October 12, 2021
07:30 AM
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Manhattan Beach Team Meeting
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
06:00 PM
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Playa Vista (TechBiz) Team Meeting
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
07:30 AM
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West Los Angeles Team Meeting
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
05:30 PM
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Pasadena Team Meeting
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
07:30 AM
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Westlake Team Meeting
Thursday, October 28, 2021
07:30 AM
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OC-II Team Meeting
Tuesday, November 02, 2021
06:00 PM
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Manhattan Beach Team Meeting
Wednesday, November 03, 2021
06:00 PM
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OC-I Team Meeting
Tuesday, November 09, 2021
07:30 AM
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West Los Angeles Team Meeting
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
05:30 PM
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Playa Vista (TechBiz) Team Meeting
Tuesday, November 16, 2021
07:30 AM
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Pasadena Team Meeting
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
07:30 AM
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Westlake Team Meeting
Thursday, November 18, 2021
07:30 AM
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Amazing Speakers

Mark Gubicza

- MLB All-Star and Angels Announcer

Bio: Former Major League Baseball veteran MARK GUBICZA is entering his 18th year with Fox Sports West. This season will mark his 13th year of providing color commentary for Angels' broadcasts on FSW. Gubicza will also continue as an analyst for the Angels' pre- and post- game shows, "Angels Live", which he has done for the past 14 seasons. Gubicza previously co-hosted the FS Baseball Report, which aired nationally on Fox Sports, previewing future matchups and breaking down current standings in the league. In 2004, Gubicza provided analysis for Minnesota Twins' games from Los Angeles. He made his first television appearance as an analyst for FSN in April 2000 on Baseball Today and the National Sports Report. He also hosted the Southern California Baseball Report on AM570 for three years. In his professional baseball career, Gubicza spent 14 seasons in the Major Leagues. Drafted in 1981, he went on to spend 13 seasons with the Kansas City Royals, winning a World Championship in 1985 and 20 games in 1988. In both 1988 and 1989, he was named to the American League All-Star team. He finished his career with the Angels in 1997. To honor his many accomplishments on the field, he was named to the Kansas City Royals Hall of Fame as well as the Pennsylvania Hall of Fame in 2006. He was also named to the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame, class of 2010.

Marcellus Wiley

- NFL Pro Bowl

Bio: Prior to joining FOX Sports, Marcellus Wiley was co-host of “SportsNation” on ESPN and co-hosted the radio show “Afternoons with Marcellus & Travis” on ESPNLA 710am. Wiley previously served as an NFL analyst for ESPN, making regular appearances on “NFL Live,” “SportsCenter,” and ESPNEWS, while also contributing to ESPN’s Super Bowl coverage. He was also a host of “Winners Bracket” on ABC. Wiley joined ESPN in 2007, primarily as a studio analyst on ESPN2’s” First Take.” He also served as a game analyst for ESPN’s Arena Football League telecasts in 2008. When not working on his broadcasting career, Wiley oversees his portfolio of business interests, touring as a motivational speaker and using is talents to make a difference in his community. “Project Transition,” Wiley’s charitable organization, provides leadership training to at-risk youth with the goal of creating tomorrow’s thought leaders. Marcellus has also added ‘author’ to his list of media accomplishments, and his first autobiography titled, “Never Shut Up” will be released in October. The book is about the life, opinions and unexpected adventures of an NFL Outlier. Marcellus was a second-round pick of the Buffalo Bills in the 1997 NFL Draft, Wiley played for four teams – Buffalo (1997-2000), San Diego Chargers (2001-03), Dallas Cowboys (2004) and Jacksonville Jaguars (2005-06) – and was one of the NFL’s top defensive players during the prime of his career. In 2001, Wiley led the Chargers with a career-high 13 sacks and five forced fumbles. He was voted a starter for the AFC in the Pro Bowl and named to Pro Football Weekly’s All-AFC Team. The previous season he led the Bills with 10.5 sacks. Wiley was named one of the Top 50 players in the NFL at any position twice by Pro Football Weekly. He was also nominated for the Walter Payton Man of the Year three times for his volunteer and charity work.

Shawn Green

- MLB All-Star

Bio: Greenfly co-founder and Chairman Shawn Green played Major League Baseball for 15 years as an All-Star right-fielder, including with the Dodgers and Mets. Prior to playing ball, Shawn attended Stanford University. A lifelong passionate fan of technology, Shawn developed the Greenfly concept out of his desire to streamline the complexities of working with media companies and brands to help them share and promote video and photo content across their channels. In building Greenfly, Daniel and Shawn have worked to empower their customers, including Global Fortune 500 companies in markets around the world, to leverage their most valuable relationships and tell their stories at scale.

David West

- NBA Champ

Bio: David West is an NBA All-Star and two-time NBA Champion, who along with Historical Basketball League CEO, Ricky Volante, is looking to start a basketball league to rival the NCAA! In a recent story by Brian Costa of The Wall Street Journal, West detailed the inspiration for the Historical Basketball League and what he expects it to become. He said the league is planning to launch in the summer of 2020 and the players will be paid between $50,000 and $150,000 for the season. "We need to create something fair," West told The Wall Street Journal. The league is going to have 12 teams after picking from a pool of 20 cities. The players will have salaries and receive full college scholarships to attend schools or vocational programs near the cities where they play. Because the season takes place during the summer, the players will not have any athletic responsibilities to conflict with their education, unlike with the NCAA's model that has players competing at the same time while working on their education. In an effort "to bring what's going on under the table above the table," the league will also let players profit off of their likeness and sign individual endorsement deals with athletic brands.

Royce Clayton

- MLB All-Star & Champ

Bio: Royce CClayton is a former Major League Baseball shortstop, who was drafted in the first round of the 1988 Major League Baseball draft out of St. Bernard High School in Playa del Rey, by the San Francisco Giants, and made his major league debut for the Giants on September 20, 1991. Clayton was selected to represent the St. Louis Cardinals at the 1997 Major League Baseball All-Star Game and also won a World Series ring with the Boston Red Sox in the 2007 World Series. He is currently the head varsity baseball coach at Oaks Christian School in Westlake Vilage, CA.

Joy Fawcett

- World Cup Champ

Bio: U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team Defender, Joy Fawcett, played every minute of the 1999 World Cup and scored the winning goal against Germany in the USA's 3-2 quarter-final game. She scored the second penalty kick in the shootout against China in the final. Fawcett played a total of four World Cups, including the 1991 tournament, where she and the USA won the first Women's World Cup. Today Fawcett uses her time to raise her three daughters and to help kids through Pure Game, a nonprofit organization. At Pure Game she mentors children through educational and leadership programs. She uses the game to teach kids life skills and to work hard to accomplish their goals.

Lyndon Faulker

- CEO of Pelican Products, Inc.

Bio: As Chief Executive Officer, Lyndon Faulkner brings more than 30 years of visionary experience to his role and is leading Pelican Products, Inc., through its continuing dynamic growth. Throughout his career, Faulkner has been recognized in key senior executive roles and driven billions in revenue to industry-shaping, Fortune 100 companies that include Technicolor®/Nimbus CD International and the Microsoft ® Corporation. He played an integral role in the launches of such revolutionary technologies as the Compact Disc (CD) and Digital Video Disc (DVD) in the music, computer and movie industries. In the process Faulkner built one of the world’s largest and most profitable companies in the digital media and home entertainment arena. He continued on to become a driving force behind the launches of such illustrious products as Microsoft’s XBOX®, Windows XP and Microsoft Office 2000. Faulkner also led an IPO on the NASDAQ stock market that fueled numerous corporate acquisitions resulting in the building of a high-tech, world-class operation spanning the globe. Since Faulkner joined Pelican in 2006, the company has realized a 500% sales increase over plan by following an aggressive strategy highlighted with acquisitions and international expansion, now directly operating in 26 countries, with 24 international sales offices and seven manufacturing facilities around the globe.

Erin Coscarelli

- NFL Network

Bio: TV host and sports broadcaster, Erin Coscarelli has had the good fortune of covering some of the most coveted sporting events in the world, including five Super Bowls with NFL Network. Prior to her work with the NFL, she was hired by NBC Sports Bay Area as an anchor and reporter covering San Francisco’s pro teams including Golden State Warriors, 49ers, Raiders and Giants. Previously, Erin worked as a sideline reporter covering college football for Fox Sports, Pac 12 Network, Summer XGames and the World Series of Poker for ESPN as well as AMA Pro MotoCross for NBC Sports. Born and raised in a small suburb of Los Angeles with two older brothers who were not shy about their love for football and sports, it was a surprise to no one that Erin would ultimately carve out her own passion in the sports world. With a salesman father who shared a love for people and a knack for corny jokes... Erin fell in love with an industry that allowed her to meet new people and share their unique, inspiring stories in sports. Unfortunately, in pursuant of her own sports career (desperately wanting to play in the WNBA as a kid), her vertical and 5’3 stature was JUST short of collegiate greatness. Ultimately passing on a college sports career, Erin decided to embark on a journey in sports journalism at the University of Southern California.

Art Bilger

- WorkingNation

Bio: Art Bilger, Founder & CEO of WorkingNation, is currently an active venture capital investor. He has been an investor in and director of various private companies including Akamai Technologies, Inc., where he also served as Vice Chairman. He was also President, Chief Operating Officer and a director of New World Communications Group, Inc.; a founding partner of Apollo Advisors, LP and Executive Vice President, Co-Head of Corporate Finance and a Director of Drexel Burnham Lambert Inc. Art serves on the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School Board of Overseers and sits on the Board’s Executive Committee. He is also Vice Chairman of the Skirball Cultural Center; a Board member of Bet Tzedek; an Advisory Board Member for the Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging, and a member of the Los Angeles Coalition for the Economy and Jobs. He was an Executive Producer for the film 20 Feet From Stardom, which won the 2013 Oscar for Best Documentary Feature and the 2013 award for Best Documentary at the Independent Spirit Awards. Art’s career began with the completion of his B.S. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and subsequent MBA from The University of Chicago.

Peter Lee

- URB-e

Bio: Peter Lee is the Co-Founder and CEO of URB-E, which makes and sells foldable electric vehicles. The URB-E team are innovators who build micro-mobility solutions for the most demanding urban delivery businesses. The lack of parking, traffic, and increasing demand make next day and same day grocery, food and package delivery challenging and expensive. URB-E develops innovative urban delivery solutions for companies that are rapidly expanding their on-demand delivery services.

Steven Griffith

- The Time Cleanse Author

Bio: Steven Griffith is an author, speaker, researcher and performance expert considered one of the leading authorities on the connection between time, productivity and performance. His newest book released in 2019 by McGraw Hill, The Time Cleanse: A Proven System To Eliminate Wasted Time, Realize Your Full Potential, And Reinvest In What Matters Most, provides a strategic and effective approach to changing our relationship to time, allowing organizations and individuals to close performance gaps and realize their full potential. Based on thousands of client engagements over two decades with CEO’s, top executives, entrepreneurs, pro athletes, military leaders, celebrities and organizations around the world, Griffith’s Time Cleanse is the first wellness solution in the world that both “adds time to your life, and life to your time” while increasing performance, reducing stress and improving mindfulness on what matters. A former Chicago Golden Glove Boxer and Illinois State Heavy Weight Champion, Griffith has been dubbed “The Velvet Hammer” for his uniquely fierce and compassionate no-holds-barred style. Griffith has been featured as a keynote speaker and performance expert on ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, Style and Esquire TV and has worked with a variety of organizations including “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” the United States Military, Citibank, Wells Fargo, the Los Angeles Police Department, USC, UCLA, The National Academy of Sports Medicine, and the NBA, MLB, NFL and NHL (teams, players and coaches).

Chris Simms

- Lazy Dog Founder

Bio: Chris has been involved in the restaurant business all of his life. Throughout college he worked his way up at a few different restaurants and graduated in 1997 from the Cornell School of Hotel Administration and began working with P.F. Chang’s China Bistro. His next adventure was with Mimi’s Café, the restaurant company founded by his father and grandfather. Chris open the first Lazy Dog in Huntington Beach, California in 2003 with his father. The focus was on creative scratch cooking, gracious hospitality, and unrivaled value, they set out to offer an experience that treated guests to a variety of eclectic American dishes served in a warm, lively and contemporary rustic atmosphere. If you catch Chris outside of the restaurant he is likely spending time with his family, hiking in the mountains or playing volleyball at the beach.

Adam Stein

- eUnited Founder

Bio: Adam Stein has a diverse portfolio of businesses. In addition to managing Esports Entertainment, he has experience managing a successful Real Estate Investment Company that has bought and sold nearly a billion dollars of property. Additionally, he has led sales and marketing efforts at several technology companies including Yahoo! In May of 2016, he founded esports Entertainment, LLC, which is a North American based professional esports organization playing competitively under the team brand eUnited. They have highly competitive teams playing in Call Of Duty, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Fortnite, SMITE, Battlerite, and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. Multiple tournament victories and a world championship help in them being one of the fastest growing esports brands today.

Brian Garrett

- CrossCut Ventures

Bio: Brian Garrett is the Co-Founder and CEO of StyleSaint as well as the Co-Founder and Operating Partner of Crosscut Ventures. He works with the Los Angeles start-up community such as GumGum, Verve Wireless, Pulpo Media, Shoedazzle, Circle Street, Postcard on the Run, MyGlam and GraphEffect. Prior to his time with Crosscut, he was a Partner at Palomar Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm. Brian had an active role in managing and investing two funds over the span of 6 years that totalled more than $400 million. He was also the sponsor of and/or board member in nine Palomar portfolio companies. A few of these companies include Entone, Lombardi and Datallegro. Before he was with Palomar, he was the Director of Business Development at Niky Corporation, he worked at a boutique strategy consulting firm called R.B. Webber & Company, along with multiple early-stage technology companies including CommerceOne, Inktomi, Sagent, Aurum and Broadbase. Brian was a Stanford graduate earning both his B.S. in Industrial Engineering and his MBA.

John Tabis

- Founder of The Bouqs Co.

Bio: John Tabis is passionate about disruptive businesses, cool brands, and showing love to the important people in his life. The Bouqs Company is a combination of those things, and he is thrilled to bring it to you and yours. Prior to Founding The Bouqs, John worked in strategy consulting at Bain & Company, followed by marketing strategy for brands including Disney, ESPN, ABC, Marvel, ShoeDazzle and Gerber Baby. John received his BS in Finance from the University of Notre Dame and his MBA from UCLA Anderson.

Brent Bushnell

- Founder of Two Bit Circus

Bio: Brent Bushnell is the CEO and co-founder of Two Bit Circus, a Los Angeles-based experiential entertainment company. The interdisciplinary team strives to create immersive, social fun and is currently building a network of micro-amusement parks featuring free-roaming VR, robot bartenders, an interactive supper club and more. Previously they launched STEAM Carnival, a traveling showcase of high-tech entertainment and student STEAM workshops. They’ve captured action sports content in 360 video for brands like the NFL, NBA, Indy and the Olympics for use in VR activations at the Super Bowl, All Star games and in retail. The company regularly serves as immersive entertainment partners for brands and location-based facilities. Previously, Brent was the on-camera inventor for the ABC TV show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. He was a founding member of Syyn Labs, a creative collective creating stunts for brands like Google and Disney and helped OK Go build the Rube Goldberg machine for their viral This Too Shall Pass music video that garnered 50+ million views on YouTube. Brent is board president of the non-profit Two Bit Circus Foundation which deploys STEAM-based programs to inspire students about invention. In his spare time, Brent enjoys mentoring teens in entrepreneurship via programs such as NFTE.

Colin O'Brady

- Explorers Grand Slam World Record Holder

Bio: Colin O'Brady has had a connection with exploring the outdoors since a young age while being raised in Portland, OR. He was always very active but excelled in both swimming and soccer as he was nationally ranked in both sports while in high school. Colin went on to swim at Yale University where he graduated with a Bachelors in Economics in 2006. In 2008, while in Thailand, he suffered a tragic accident that left 25% of his body with severe burns and was told he may never walk normally again. With encouragement from his mother and a lot of determination, he not only completed but finished first in his first ever triathlon just 18 months after his accident. This wasn't the end for Colin as on May 27, 2016 Colin conquered The Explorers Grand Slam in a world record shattering 139 days. Colin summited the tallest peak on each of the seven continents including Mt. Everest and skied the last degree to the North and South Poles. Fewer than 50 people have ever completed this staggering achievement, and only four in under a year. With grit and perseverance, Colin became the fastest person to complete the mountaineering challenge, and in the process also broke the speed record for The Seven Summits in 132 days. He also establish a non-profit with his wife, Beyond 7/2, in an effort to raise awareness and funds to inspire kids and their communities to be active, healthy kids and pursue their biggest dreams. He travels aroun the world telling his speaking at the likes of NBCUniversal, Toyota, Nike, Google, Samsung, Aspen Institute, P&G, and leading organizations. In addition to wowing influential audiences in venues around the country, Colin’s riveting TEDx talk, “Change your mindset, achieve anything” has over 2 million views online. Colin released his first book “The Impossible First” on January 14, 2020 and hit the New York Times bestseller list.

Josh Berman

- Co-Founder at MySpace

Bio: Josh Berman is currently a general partner at Troy Capital Partners. TCP is a new venture and strategic opportunities fund investing in emerging companies within the Southern California ecosystem. Josh has a long track record in building and running internet businesses. A co-founder of MySpace.com, Josh held the position of Chief Operating Officer from 2003 until the company was sold to News Corp, at which time he transitioned to manage Slingshot Labs, an internet incubator dedicated to building and developing new web ventures for News Corp. In 2010 he left Slingshot Labs to co-found e-commerce platform BeachMint and served as the company’s Chief Executive Officer from 2010–2014, when he became CEO of The Lucky Group upon a merger between Beachmint and Conde Nast. Previous to MySpace, Josh co-founded and managed successful Internet companies: ResponseBase and Xdrive Technologies. Prior to his start-up life, Josh was a management consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers. Josh received his MBA from the University of Southern California, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree from UC Santa Barbara. He is also on the Board of US Auto Parts (PRTS) and an active member of YPO Los Angeles.

Shabih Rizvi

- Partner at Kleiner Perkins (Currently Founding Partner at Gradient Ventures)

Bio: Shabih is a Founding Partner at Gradient Ventures. Prior to Gradient, Shabih was a Partner at KPCB, where he focused on consumer and enterprise investments as a member of the Venture Investment Team. While at the firm he was actively involved with investments in TrueCaller, Mobcrush, Veem and Ujet. In addition, he helped the firm build their seed program. He served as advisor to KPCB portfolio companies Flipagram and Victorious. Prior to KPCB, Shabih held a variety of roles at Google. He was most recently a member of the Google Play team, where he founded and led the startup outreach program. Prior to Google Play, Shabih worked on the Mobile Apps Lab team which built SMB products. His primary focus was scaling TalkBin (Acquired by Google) to enterprise clients. Shabih joined Google after Google’s acquisition of AdMob, where he was a manager on the Business Development team. He began his career at Genentech in the Operations Rotational Development Program. Shabih received a BA in Operations Research and Management Science from the University of California, Berkeley.

Erik Huberman

- Founder and CEO of Hawke Media

Bio: Erik Huberman is the Founder & CEO of Hawke Media, a full-service Outsourced CMO based in Santa Monica, CA that launched in 2014 and has been valued at $60 million. In just 3 years, Hawke Media has grown from 7 to over 120 employees and has serviced 400+ brands including Raden, BeautyCon, Bottlekeeper, The Ridge Wallet, Buscemi, Red Bull, Evite, Verizon Wireless, HP. Hawke Media was recently named on the Inc 5000 list of “Fastest Growing Company’s” of 2017, one of CIOReview’s “Top 20 Most Promising Digital Marketing Solution Providers in 2017”, and a recipient of a gold STEVIE Award in the American Business Awards for “Company of the Year”. As a serial entrepreneur and brand marketing expert, Erik Huberman is a sought-after thought leader in the world of digital marketing, entrepreneurship, sales, and business. Prior to Hawke Media, Erik founded, grew and sold Swag of the Month and grew Ellie.com’s sales to $1 million in four months. Erik is the recipient of numerous honors and awards including Forbes “30Under30”, Inc Magazine’s “Top 25 Marketing Influencers”, Influencive’s “Top Influencive Influencers of 2017”. Erik is a regular contributor to major media publications like Forbes, Entrepreneur, and Business Insider, and is proud to have and recently joined XPRIZE as their key marketing advisor.

Mark Stagen

- Serial Entrepreneur

Bio: Mark Stagen is a serial entrepreneur who has started, and successfully sold, several companies which have generated over $1 billion in combined revenues. Mark is the Founder/CEO of XLN, an exclusive executive coaching network serving like-minded CEOs and Senior Executives. XLN provides these leaders unparalleled professional and personal development that helps drive their businesses’ success and enriches their personal lives. In addition to being XLN’s CEO, Mark is the Facilitator/Executive Coach for several of XLN’s large company CEO Forum Groups.

Adam Camras

- CEO and Co-Founder at LAWgical

Bio: Mr. Camras received his BA from the University of California, Berkeley. He is the Chief Executive Officer of LAWgical, the company that owns and operates leading legal brands, including Legal Talk Network, ServeNow and ServeManager. The Los Angeles, California native has been involved in legal since 2001 and enjoys learning about the latest technology and trends affecting the industry. Mr. Camras travels the country for speaking engagements, CLEs, attending conferences, and meeting with members of the legal community.

Josh Stomel

- Founder at NeoHire

Bio: Founded Neohire in 2007, a top-tier recruiting agency based in Santa Monica, CA. Neohire offers its clients a variety of flexible recruiting solutions to help you scale your business with the highest quality talent available. We are always actively recruiting professionals from the internet space.

Keyvan Peymani

- Managing Director, Digital Strategy Division for ICM Partners (Currently Head of Start-Up Marketing at Amazon Web Services and Venture Partner at Touchdown Ventures)

Bio: Keyvan Peymani is a veteran senior executive and thought leader working in the intersection of technology, media and venture capital. Mr. Peymani currently serves as a Venture Partner and Senior Advisor to Touchdown Ventures, a venture capital firm partnering with leading corporations to establish and manage their venture capital platforms. Prior, Mr. Peymani served as the Managing Director, Digital Strategy Division for ICM Partners, one of the largest talent and literary agencies in the world, serving as the firm's chief digital executive and reporting to the Executive Board. As the leader of the Digital Strategy Division, Mr. Peymani’s focused on the expansion of the agency’s efforts across all aspects of the venture and digital sectors, creating new opportunities for the agency and its clients, establishing new businesses and leading partnerships and investments into startups. These efforts spanned the areas of corporate strategy, venture and digital initiatives. Prior to ICMP, Mr. Peymani served as Vice President of Direct to Consumer Business Planning and Operations at Warner Bros., where he led strategy, operations, planning and development for the DTC division. In addition, he oversaw three business lines, including mobile applications, and worked on industry-leading forays into the first fully digital movie applications, the first screenings of movies through Facebook and the acquisition of Flixster. Previously, he served as the head of content acquisitions for catalog content and led the wholesales efforts at Netflix; he led alternative business development for Disney’s music group; and he was the Chief Operating Officer of Nettwerk Music Group. Mr. Peymani began his career leading his own web and tech services startup and has advised Fortune 100 companies around the world. In addition, he serves on the faculty of USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, covering entertainment and emerging business models.

Susan Stone

- Founder of Sierra Wasatch

Bio: Keyvan Peymani is a veteran senior executive and thought leader working in the intersection of technology, media and venture capital. Mr. Peymani currently serves as a VentuSusan started her career as an investment banker in New York and Los Angeles and spent a lot of time advising companies, particularly entrepreneurs who were selling their businesses. In 2008-2009 she left banking all together and took quite the career detour as she moved to Alaska to be a professional ski patroller where she ultimately met her husband. In 2010, Susan Stone went on to be the founder of Sierra Wasatch and is responsible for sourcing new deal investment opportunities, making investment decisions and day-to-day management in the company's private investments throughout their lifecycles. Susan is a board member at Thumzap and Ubiquitous Energy and is actively involved with their founders and management teams. Prior to founding Sierra Wasatch, Susan was a Senior Vice President in the Media and Entertainment Group at Houlihan Lokey in Los Angeles, where she provided strategic advice on buy-side, sell-side, leveraged buyout and minority investment transactions. She led new business development efforts, headed execution teams, and shared responsibility for the group’s P&L, recruiting and training. While at Houlihan Lokey, Susan worked primarily with companies in digital media, filmed entertainment, publishing and telecommunications.

Michael Ritter

- CEO and Co-Founder of Maple Media

Bio: Michael Ritter is the Founder and CEO of Maple Media, a mobile apps and games company backed by private equity firm Shamrock Capital. Maple Media is a mobile media, advertising and technology company that acquires, manages and operates mobile applications focused on the utility, productivity, games and entertainment verticals. Popular titles include Snowboard Party: World Tour, Skateboard Party, Minesweeper Classic, Sudoku :) and CalConvert. Previously he was SVP of Business & Corporate Development for Jam City, a large social and mobile game company based in Los Angeles where he oversaw mergers & acquisition activities, publishing, licensing, distribution, sales, legal and partnerships for social and mobile games. Michael was also the Founder and Publisher of Saturday Night Magazine, which at the time, he built into the largest circulated monthly collegiate lifestyle and entertainment magazine in the country.

Michael Ritter

- CEO and Co-Founder of Maple Media

Bio: Michael Ritter is the Founder and CEO of Maple Media, a mobile apps and games company backed by private equity firm Shamrock Capital. Maple Media is a mobile media, advertising and technology company that acquires, manages and operates mobile applications focused on the utility, productivity, games and entertainment verticals. Popular titles include Snowboard Party: World Tour, Skateboard Party, Minesweeper Classic, Sudoku :) and CalConvert. Previously he was SVP of Business & Corporate Development for Jam City, a large social and mobile game company based in Los Angeles where he oversaw mergers & acquisition activities, publishing, licensing, distribution, sales, legal and partnerships for social and mobile games. Michael was also the Founder and Publisher of Saturday Night Magazine, which at the time, he built into the largest circulated monthly collegiate lifestyle and entertainment magazine in the country.

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