4 Startup Execs in the Spotlight, and featuring Venture Accelerator @ UCLA Anderson

August 17, 2023 at 11:15 PM UTC – August 18, 2023 at 1:00 AM UTC

StartupGrind MB's 8th meetup of our monthly 2023 series continues to spotlight South Bay CxOs and their latest ventures in Tech, CPG and Nonprofits. This month we wrap up the event with a fireside chat with Beatina Theopold, Senior Program Manager at UCLA Anderson's Venture Accelerator

In-person event
Fireside Chat

About this event

Uniquely to StartupGrind-Manhattan Beach, 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:

Our event will start with a short roundtable of these  local CxOs sharing their latest launches:

buy.getmnly.com -  Luke Haretlust shares MNLY helping men identify potential imbalances or deficiencies that may impact their health.

www.overlooked.xyz - George Sehremelis shares his go to social platform for reliable newsletters.

www.cakeequity.com -  Chris Gilbert shares their mission to empower startups by making global equity simple and fast.

We've developed a tradition of having local leaders share their latest Brand Launches and we are excited to have 

>> thehiddensea.com  MB local Richie Vandenberg joins us to share tastings of his premium wines with a heritage born from the ocean

Fireside chat featured guest:  Beatina Theopold

The Venture Accelerator at UCLA Anderson is a transformative cohort-based program for early-stage startups and their founders. Our programs leverage the depth and breadth of UCLA’s resources to support and accelerate business growth for UCLA and Los Angeles based startups.


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Creator: Pedro Szekely 

Check out what happened



August 17 – 18, 2023
11:15 PM – 1:00 AM UTC

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11:15 PMNetworking, drinks
11:45 PMNetworking with local CxOs and their launches!
12:30 AMFireside chat
1:00 AMPost-event Networking


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    StartupGrind Manhattan Beach


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