5 South Bay CxOs in AI, Web3, and in CPG, featuring our Redondo President of PMA.LA, Ethan Cole

May 18, 2023, 11:15 PM – May 19, 2023, 1:00 AM

StartupGrind MB's 6th meetup of our monthly 2023 series hosts 6 South Bay CEOs focused AI, the metaverse and CPG (spirits and drinkware this month). Wrapping the event with a fireside chat with President of Product Management Associaion of LA - PMA.LA - Ethan Cole, a Redondo resident and serial leader in the tech space.

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 5 local CxOs sharing their latest launches:

GetInference.com - Taro Koki is a partner in GetInference which teaches professionals how to use AI for marketing and develops innovative AI-based solutions like StyleMyRide.ai. He is also a founding member of ThinkingMedia.ai which develops next generation media platforms. 

Cooper.ai -  MB CEO Jenny Cooper shares her latest platform -  an AI-driven decision-intelligence platform for business leaders. 

Lockerverse.com -  South Bay newcomer and Lockerverse Cofounder Marcus Rance shares his community platform that integrates core creator tools to enable fans to access communities, merchandise, content, utility-based digital collectibles, and experiences from the creators and brands that define the culture.


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

>> Karl Petersson joining us from amroth.io -  a new spirits distributor who connects brands with retailers and consumers using a refreshingly modern, digital approach.


Fireside chat featured guest:

Ethan Cole, Phd (from UCLA!) is a Redondo Beach executive for URUIT and has lead the Product Managment Association of Los Angeles for the last 6 years.  

LA's largest Product Management professional organization is composed of over 2,500 of LA’s top Product Management talent.

• He built a 20+ volunteer organization that services 2,000 of LA’s best and brightest in digital Product Managers with members from over 500+ companies.

PMA.LA offers a Mentorship Program that connects students from underrepresented populations to foster diversity, inclusion and equity in Product Management. Over 270 minority candidates have been mentored.

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Come meet your neighbors doing incredible work!

Photo by Amelia Noyes https://unsplash.com/s/photos/manhattan-beach


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When

When

May 18 – 19, 2023
11:15 PM – 1:00 AM UTC

Agenda

11:15 PMNetworking, drinks
11:45 PMNetworking with 6 local CxOs and their launches!
12:30 AMFireside chat
1:00 AMPost-event Networking

Hosts

  • Craig Kaplan

    StartupGrind Manhattan Beach

    Director

  • Jason Manasse

    StartupGrind Manhattan Beach

    Director

Organizers

  • Craig Kaplan

    Venture Partner: Lvlup.vc and NextGenVP.com

    CHAPTER DIRECTOR

  • Jason Manasse

    Co-Director

  • Sanjeev Rao

    Co Director

Global sponsor

Dell Technologies logo

Dell Technologies

Presenting

LvlUp Ventures logo

LvlUp Ventures

Partners

Unita Manhattan Beach logo

Unita Manhattan Beach

StartupTAP logo

StartupTAP

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