Please join us for the Playa Vista (TechBiz) Team meeting from 7:30AM to 9:00AM.
Parking: Free street parking available in front of the building and on nearby streets.
We look forward to seeing you there!
The AthletesTouch Team
ABOUT OUR GUEST SPEAKER!
Escape Campervans USA was founded by ROB MEWTON, an entrepreneur, surfer, and traveler from New Zealand. In 2009, Rob made his way to the US and brought a part of his culture with him – campervans. Today we have 12 locations, over 600 vans, and the same adventurous spirit that started this whole journey. Want the long version? Here’s the story of our campervan rental company.
Escape Rentals New Zealand was established in 2003 by 3 good friends, Peter, Mike, and Andrew. We saw an opportunity to offer a product with a difference.
We figured that not all people wanted to hire a motorhome and effectively take their living room on holiday. Instead, some prefer to get away from everyday life and enjoy the great outdoors. Hence the name ‘Escape’ was created.
We also realized that people wanted to travel and enjoy the culture, sights, and delights of a country without having to sell body parts to pay for their campervan holiday.
The Escape Experience
We developed a product that seemingly offered the bare essentials. At the same time, it delivered everything you needed to travel and explore a country safely, comfortably, cheaply, and uniquely. Add in our local knowledge and travel tips, and you’ve got the trip of a lifetime, guaranteed.
Not only did we want to offer a high-quality product with excellent customer service and support, but we also wanted our clients to embrace the Escape spirit. So, we began to convert boring white vans into works of art.
The Special Sauce
The decision to sand all the clear coat off a new van and have artists cover them in paint was not a decision we took lightly.
It was a frightening thing to try out this concept that had not been tested before… our mates thought we were crazy. The artwork on the campers goes a lot further than making you feel cool on the road. It acts as an interaction piece for our renters when they are traveling and allows them to mix with other travelers as well as locals.
Turns out, people love the artwork. Customers fall in love with their campervan (it quickly becomes their best friend) and bystanders notice them, too. The feedback our renters gave us after their campervan trips reinforced the initial crazy idea as being a pretty good one.
Crossing the Pond
In 2009, with Rob as our fearless leader, Escape Campervans USA launched with the learnings and experience gathered from the NZ operation.
With our Los Angeles depot as our US starting point, we’ve continued to grow year after year, continually working to refine our campervan designs, improve our service, and exceed customer expectations. We look forward to opening new depot locations each year to offer even more possibilities for adventurous local and international travelers alike.
After 15+ years of experience in the industry, we’re proud to say we have looked after tens of thousands of happy campers from all over the globe.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
Athletes Teaming Up In Business
Proudly Sponsored ByWHENMarch 19, 2019 at 7:30amWHEREGunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian, LLP
660 Venice Blvd
Venice, CA 90291
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Join the PhilanthropyTouch community for a discussion on volunteerism disruption with the CEO and Founder of Golden, SAM FUNKUCHEN!
Golden is the most popular app for volunteering because it makes living in your "Golden Moments" instant, fun, and safe. Grassroots and powerhouse organizers around the world, including by the State of California, City of Los Angeles, UNICEF International, companies and schools, recruit, coordinate, and measure volunteer labor through Golden's Dashboards and tools. Select distinctions include being named a "World Changing Idea" by Fast Company, the "Top Way to Serve Your Community" by Apple, the "Global Social Good App" of the Year by Facebook, the "Top App to Simplify Your Life" by TIME, and many more.
ABOUT OUR GUEST SPEAKER!
SAM FUNKUCHEN - CEO AND FOUNDER - GOLDEN
Prior to Golden, Sam worked in corporate innovation at Penske and as Managing Director of Applico, where he helped Google, HP, Disney and others launch new platform businesses.
Before that, he founded Pinwheel, which became the most comprehensive database of volunteer jobs open to anyone in San Francisco, and a peer counseling program that has served thousands of high school students.
He’s an accomplished entrepreneur and mentor at Launchpad LA, Amplify LA, and Stanford Haas Center for Public Service.
Sam received MA & BA degrees from Stanford, where he studied Social Entrepreneurship, Organizational Behavior, and Design Thinking.WHENApril 30, 2019 at 6pmWHEREBeverly Hills Tennis Club
340 N Maple Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
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Tyler Ingram donated 2018-07-31 18:31:15 -0700
We are an exclusive community of former college and professional athletes excelling in the world of business. We are competitors, teammates, friends, and trusted advisors. We expect nothing but success at the highest level as business professionals.
From the backboards to the boardrooms or the courts to the court of law, we maintain the passion, discipline, and fortitude to thrive in the sport of business. The uniforms may be different, but the athlete is always the same.Donate
Your employees have your back and I have theirs
My goal is to help companies create a workplace that allows their employees to thrive, feel appreciated and protected. After all, work should be enjoyable.
In a world of too much data, too many choices, too many possibilities and too little time, we all trade on the same currency - attention.
Emerging technologies and consumerism will continue to drastically change the landscape of employee benefits for the foreseeable future. My vision is simple - help companies design programs that simplify and enhance employees' lives. Employee benefit programs should not only provide valuable benefits, but be easy for employees and families to understand and consume.
Senior Employee Benefits Consultant at Voya Financial
College/Pro Team: Loyola Marymount University
Specialty: Employee Benefits
Preferred Contact: Tyler.Ingram@voya.com