3 Local CEOs, featuring MK Evans, CMO of Alida (and @ Verizon Media, Pymetrics and Founder @ Radi8)

Feb 17, 2023, 12:30 – 2:00 AM

Unita Manhattan Beach, 516 N. Sepulveda, Manhattan Beach, 90266

StartupGrind MB's 3rd meetup of our monthly post-quarantine series hosts MK Evans - another South Bay leader who's navigated launching her own agency, leading the OTT trasnformation of television watching at a Fortune 13, and jumping back into 2 high-growth SAAS platforms. This month we host 3 local CEOs sharing their newest ventures: Trueparity.com Gobakesale.com Hellominahealth.com

In-person event
Fireside Chat

About this event

Our 2023 series of events focuses on our seasoned local professionals here in the South Bay and host multiple new CEOs sharing their new ventures:

We've invited 3 more local CEOs to join this next event as we continue our mission to share the innovation and entrepreneurship from our own community.

Our event will start with a short roundtable of these 3 CEOs sharing their latest launches:

Trueparity.com - James Hotson and Mike Roskopf launching their real estate platform in the south bay

Gobakesale.com - Scott Dilloff - Modernizing the multi-billion dollar B2B marketplace for baked goods, desserts and confections.

Hellominahealth.com - Lina Borgo making menopause hormone testing easy & affordable


Featuring, MK Evans for a short fireside chat, where I find out if the CMO role is more important than the CEO during hyper-growth stages!

>>>>  She has helped 11 companies through acquisition and 2 companies through IPO!  <<<<<

MK has more than 20 years of Marketing experience for high-growth companies and ‘unicorns’ to Fortune 50 industry leaders, including Global Marketing, Demand Generation, Digital Marketing, Content Marketing, Marketing Analytics, MarTech, Product Marketing, Branding and Event Management. Strongest attributes are building high performance teams, developing marketing strategies, and delivering measurable results.

► Major Accomplishments:

Served as marketing leader responsible for bringing multiple acquisitions together to form a new business unit for Verizon. Focused on disrupting the media and entertainment industry we built a platform integrating content delivery, security, video streaming and advertising that today power OTT experiences for the largest media brands.

Developed and led a marketing program that ignited revenue growth. Global responsibilities include pipeline creation, revenue generation, and team management.

Built an integrated marketing agency. Grounded in technology know-how, we had the opportunity to work with dozens of innovative companies, launching new products and innovations, elevating awareness, and driving revenue.

Participated in all aspects of merger/acquisition activities of nearly a dozen technologies and companies.


Come meet your neighbors doing incredible work!

Check out what happened



Friday, February 17, 2023
12:30 AM – 2:00 AM UTC


Networking, beer and wine
Networking with 3 local CEOs and their launches!
Fireside chat with MK Evans
Post-event Networking


  • Craig Kaplan

    StartupGrind Manhattan Beach



  • Craig Kaplan

    Venture Partner: Lvlup.vc and NextGenVP.com


  • Jason Manasse


  • Sanjeev Rao

    Co Director

  • Kiana Nicio


  • Grace OConnell

    Event Coordinator

Global sponsor

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Dell Technologies


LvlUp Ventures logo

LvlUp Ventures

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Unita Manhattan Beach logo

Unita Manhattan Beach

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