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You must be to be an early-stage company based in Southern California (We consider Southern California to be made of the following counties: Orange, Los Angeles, Ventura, San Bernardino, Riverside, and San Diego.)
Your company must be less than 5 years old.
Your company has raised less than $1 million USD in funding and not closed a "Series A" round of financing.
Submission Process: It is now CLOSED
Please have your Youtube video link (public or viewable link) ready to go no later than Wednesday, August 19, 10PM Pacific Standard Time. The pitch has to be 90 seconds or less (we will count this!). Startups advancing to pitch to the investors will be notified by Friday, August 21st 6PM. For questions or concerns please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The pitch must include the following items (we will count this):
1. Introduce team members presenting and your ask (funding amount).
2. Define the problem and explain why your audience should care.
3. Explain your solution. How is your product/service going to create a solution?
4. Company traction
5. Relevant experience to back up your business
Hassan Archer Consulting
Former Head of Product & Design
Janice is a skilled entrepreneur with successful and profitable exits. Her industry expertise as founder/operator is varied including FinTech, Aerospace Manufacturing, Commercial/Investment Real Estate and specialized IP. With a mind for mentorship focused on performance, high-growth, and capturing market value, she Co-founded VentureTwelve, an investment syndicate empowering entrepreneurs with innovative tools for transition, funding and scale.
Her investments include Early Seed to Series B funding. She serves on multiple Boards as Adviser and/or Director, including Vice Chair for the Board of Directors of the Pasadena Angels and Chairs the Portfolio Management Committee.
Hassan is an empathetic technology leader who combines the best practices of software engineering and behavioral psychology to help companies deliver successful products across a wide range of industries.
During his distinguished career in software product development, he has worked with Fortune 100 companies, as well as successful startups, to deliver innovative software to millions of people around the world. He works with executives to assess and improve their people, processes, and products, in order to make lasting improvements to their product strategy and development.
Hassan has a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin and his M.S. in Psychology from Vanguard University
Grant serves as Executive Chairman & Board Member at Buy It Installed. He also serves as The Chairman of Tech Coast Angles and was previously President of Tech Coast Angels OC. As a leading voice for angel investing and entrepreneurship, he was named to the OC50 list of most influential persons in Orange County. He is on the board of 15 other companies and non-profits and does real estate development globally. He has a Wharton business background. He holds a BS (Bachelor of Science) in Business/Managerial Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. He also has an MA (Master of Arts) in Intercultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary.
Former Head of Product & Design at GoDaddy, Tracy is a dedicated, passionate leader with broad experience in product management, end-to-end customer experience design and improvement, customer engagement/communication, user research, and agile development. Through her experience holding a variety of leadership positions, from Director of Product to VP of Product, she developed a process for understanding what customers value and how to best measure what to improve upon.
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