Thursday, May 7


6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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Eventbrite - Innovators Forum 2015

Bldg 10, College of San Mateo


San Mateo, CA



#IForum15

There's a saying, "The average person dies at twenty-five but is buried at seventy-five." The moment you stop dreaming, that's when you stop living. Life then becomes something you're just getting on with. We all have a dream inside us; but some of us are too scared to take a risk and chase after it. We have to live our DREAMS now, because they are POSSIBLE. There are people whose lives are waiting to be changed, waiting to be changed by you. Don't die young. Don't live with regrets. Always remain a dreamer.

At the Innovators Forum 2015, the first community college student-run tech startup conference, we bring the Silicon Valley startup ecosystem to you. Find out how to start a company from our keynote speakers, learn about today's exciting tech from our select startups, and connect with fellow dreamers!

From finding an internship or mentor to getting the opportunity to pitch and talk to our investor panel, you are in control of your experience. How will you be inspired?
 

 

Program

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Doors Open, Check-ins, mingling with food and drinks, company demo booths

7:00 pm – 7:20 pm

Event Introduction & Beginning of Keynote Session

7:20 pm – 7:40 pm

Speaker – Arsen Ari Kalfayan, Founder & Board Member, Startup & Tech Mixer

7:40 pm – 8:00 pm

Speaker – Mason Blake, Co-Founder & CTO, UpCounsel

8:00 pm – 8:20 pm

Speaker – John Emmons, CEO, Emmons Consulting

8:20 pm – 8:40 pm

Speaker – Stephen Forte, Managing Director, Fresco Capital

8:40 pm – 9:00 pm

Speaker – Jeff Faust, Director of Valuation Services, Abbot Stringham & Lynch

9:00 pm – 9:20 pm

End of Keynote, Start of Q/A Session With the Speakers

9:20 pm – 9:30 pm

Drawing for Prizes!

9:30 pm – 9:35 pm

Concluding Remarks and Final Messages

9:35 pm – 10:00 pm

More networking, demo booth visits, and Photo Ops
 

If you're interested in setting up a demo booth and/or becoming one of our sponsors, email us at: inquiry@innovatorsforum.info








Speakers

 

Mason Blake
Co-Founder & CTO at UpCounsel
 

Stephen Forte
Managing Director at Fresco Capital
 

John Emmons
CEO at Emmons Consulting
 

Jeff Faust
Director, Valuation Services at Abbott, Stringham & Lynch
 

Arsen Ari Kalfayan
Founder & Board Member, Startup & Tech Mixer





Our Sponsors

 

Idea to IPO
 

Abbot Stringham & Lynch
 

Small Business Development Center, San Mateo County
 

College of San Mateo
 

Menlo College
 

Palo Alto University
 

GLJ Group
 

ProWave Media
 

Boston Private Bank & Trust Company
 

Founders Space
 

Dream Funded
 

Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs
 

Idol Academy
 

Apptology
 

OneTouch





Startups

 

ABRA
 

AstroPrint
 

CampusCribz
 

GradeTrain
 

Naked Labs
 

Chefkoochooloo
 

SongArc Game
 

PsiO
 

remoteinterview.io
 

Focalcrest
 

MobilityeCommerce
 

youplus.biz
 

MooChat
 

ShareG
 

BluPods
 

Urgentify
 

Nanolive
 

Dose of Dopamine Entertainment
 

BenPessah.com







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Mason Blake
Co-Founder & CTO at UpCounsel
Experienced technologist, entrepreneur, engineer, product manager and team leader in web development, product development, internet engineering and database administration. Interested in strategic planning, value add services, product development and customer engagement. Spent entire career working with startups and small companies wearing many hats including lead developer, architect, product manager, development manager and more. Loves constructing highly scalable solutions that solve real world problems.
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Stephen Forte
Managing Director at Fresco Capital
Stephen Forte is a Managing Director at Fresco Capital. Based in Menlo Park, CA, Stephen is involved in all aspects of investment and operations with a specific focus on enterprise and IoT. Prior, he was Chief Strategy Officer of Telerik, a leading vendor of developer and team productivity tools and acquired by Progress Software in 2014. He is an active angel investor and also a mentor at several startup accelerators including Haxlr8r and the Thiel Foundation’s 20 under 20 program. He is the founder of Mach5, a Silicon Valley based startup accelerator and co-founder of AcceleratorHK, Hong Kong’s first startup accelerator. Stephen was the co-founder of several startups, including Chassis Finder (acquired in 2012), Triton Works (acquired in 2010) and Corzen (acquired in 2007). Prior to Corzen, Stephen served as the first CTO of venture backed Zagat Survey in New York City (acquired in 2011) and also was co-founder of the New York-based software consulting firm The Aurora Development Group.
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John Emmons
CEO at Emmons Consulting
Former Director of the Small Business Development Center of San Mateo County. John is Dedicated, high-performing business development, marketing, and sales expert with extensive experience driving revenue growth and developing strong partnerships with major stakeholders for Fortune 500 companies, innovative start-ups, and government clients. Build strong relationships with key decision makers in the private and public sector. Support multi-million dollar sales growth and expansion to new and innovative markets. Launch successful new business channels. Build, manage, and motivate large, cross-functional sales teams. Develop innovative strategies designed to drive sales in vibrant and growing markets. Expertise in bidding and negotiations. Results-driven leader with a strong network and a history of developing strong relationships with key clients. Known for integrity, transparency, and an outstanding work ethic.
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Jeff Faust
Director, Valuation Services at Abbott, Stringham & Lynch
Jeff Faust, CVA, is the Director of Valuation Services at ASL. He has 20 years’ experience in the valuation of privately-held companies for various purposes; stock options grants (IRC § 409A), Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs), estate/gift, fundraising, mergers/acquisitions, and more. He has provided valuation expertise to owners/shareholders, trustees, management teams, investors and start-ups of all sizes and stages of development and in a wide variety of industries including hi-tech (Software, Hardware, SaaS, Mobile, Telecom, Social Media, Cloud, Data, etc.), bio-tech, ag bio-tech, pharma, manufacturing and many more. Clients range from long-established companies to highly entrepreneurial ventures to families and individuals. He has also has lectured around the world on business valuation theory and is one of the instructors for the Venture Capital Academy. He has qualified as an Expert Witness in Valuation in most of the counties in the Bay Area.
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Arsen Ari Kalfayan
Founder & Board Member, Startup & Tech Mixer
Through purpose driven entrepreneurship, community events and coaching, Ari is transforming the way people connect to themselves, each other and world around them.
Sponsor
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Idea to IPO
We are a global membership organization focused on entrepreneurial education based in Silicon Valley. Meet experts and movers and shakers at our events.
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Abbott, Stringham & Lynch
Abbott, Stringham & Lynch is a Silicon Valley CPA firm focusing on emerging and middle market privately held businesses. We put promise to work.
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Small Business Development Center, San Mateo County
The San Mateo SBDC is designed to develop a community of entrepreneur's and Small Businesses with no cost consulting and discounted services. As a non-profit and sub-division of the SBA, our efforts are in compliance with U.S regulations and fully capable of assisting growth in alliance with county regulations. According to the SBA definition, a Small Business is a for-profit entity that may have up to 1500 employee's; Our mission is to develop ventures that add value to the community and support success in business. Currently the SBDC has connection with an array of expert consulting and low cost educational training such as Accounting. We look forward to working with you!
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College of San Mateo
College of San Mateo is located at the northern corridor of Silicon Valley and situated on a beautiful 153-acre site in the San Mateo hills that provides a panoramic view of San Francisco Bay. Since 1922, CSM has been a gateway to higher education leading to university transfer, career preparation and advancement, and professional and personal development.
Sponsor
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Menlo College
"Silicon Valley's Business School" Menlo College is a private, four-year, accredited, residential business college located in Atherton, California.
Sponsor
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Palo Alto University
Offering Bachelor's #CollegeTransfer, Master's, and Doctoral programs in #psychology. Non-profit and accredited. Get in touch with us today!
Sponsor
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GLJ Group
Gary Jinks is the GLJ of GLJ Group. Gary brings extensive experience in product development and commercialization as a Systems Engineer, Project Manager, Business Development Manager and Operations Specialist. Gary has generated over $300M in new business for his clients and has influenced hundreds of stratups. The "Group" are seasoned professionals and companies in his network that bring high value skills and capabilities providing support or turnkey operations as needed.

www.gljgroup.com
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ProWave Media
Prowave Media is an award-winning creative marketing and video production company that uses technology and social media to help your organization solve the challenges of reaching your target audience. Prowave Media is a creative marketing and corporate communications company integrating creative minds, seasoned project management, technical expertise and Internet prowess.

We have been producing effective and compelling corporate sales, training and multimedia campaigns highly acclaimed for creativity and customer service at reasonable cost. We are committed to help you deliver a powerful message and procure a strong Return of Investment (ROI).

www.prowavemedia.com
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Boston Private Bank & Trust Company
Boston Private Bank & Trust Company is a leading wealth management and private banking company headquartered in Boston’s Financial District. Boston Private also serves clients in the major markets of San Francisco, San Jose/Silicon Valley, and Los Angeles.

And, with the launch of Boston Private Wealth LLC, an SEC Registered Investment Adviser (RIA) and a new wholly owned subsidiary of the Bank, we now have 33 offices across Massachusetts, California, Florida, Wisconsin, Georgia and Texas.

We are redefining wealth management and private banking for today’s growing and diversified group of wealth creators: entrepreneurs, business owners, private partnerships, nonprofit organizations, individuals and families, and men and women in every type of profession. Their financial needs, like yours, are increasingly complex and demand the responsiveness and personal attention for which Boston Private is known.

Boston Private is also deeply committed to the communities in which we live and work, providing financial solutions for affordable housing, first-time homebuyers, economic development, social services, community revitalization and small businesses.

Boston Private Bank & Trust Company is a subsidiary of Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: BPFH).

www.bostonprivatebank.com
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Founder Space
Located in a 10,000 square-foot space in the heart of the SOMA startup district, at 450 Townsend St., San Francisco.
We are dedicated to helping exceptionally talented entrepreneurs reach their full potential. Our goal is to nurture the brightest, most creative people from around the world and help them grow their startups, get funded and bring their unique visions to life.
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Dream Funded
DreamFunded’s mission is to provide investors with a platform that enables simple, fast, and smart investing opportunities.

DreamFunded’s vision is to fund dreams by connecting investors with quality startups that foster a powerful network, accommodating both sides of investing.

www.dreamfunded.com
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Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs
San Francisco Bay Area’s largest founder and startup community, and the largest meetup in Silicon Valley / San Francisco.
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Idol Academy
Our goal is to explore the natural abilities of students from activities not from class. We would like to design events and activities that while the students involve in they will feel relax and comfortable. In this situation, the students will be able to do their best performance and some of the abilities that not be found during their life will be record by our professional HR observers, such as leadership, ability to organize.
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Apptology
Apptology is the leading mobile application development and mobile marketing company located in Sacramento, California. We offer a comprehensive suite of iPhone, iPad, Android app development solutions for the mobile applications industry.

www.apptology.com
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OneTouch
At Onetouch Mediaroom, we specialize in creating unique enclaves for our clients that seamlessly integrate entertainment, comfort and security networks into a single, intelligent and unified system.

www.onetouchmediaroom.com
Startup
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ABRA
Abra is the world’s first digital cash, peer to peer money transfer network. Abra Tellers represent a global, shared network of consumers helping each other easily deposit and withdraw cash from the Abra app anywhere in the world. Founded in 2014 by Bill Barhydt, serial entrepreneur and global mobile-banking visionary, our team is based in Silicon Valley and committed to forever changing how the world moves money.

www.goabra.com
Startup
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AstroPrint
AstroPrint makes #3DPrinting simple for anyone to use. We allow you to use your printer wirelessly, from a phone or tablet with a simple user interface.
Startup
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CampusCribz
Find your next off campus home and roommate with CampusCribz!
Startup
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GradeTrain
The most advanced code grading and feedback platform in the world.
Startup
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Naked Labs
A scale that lets you visualize your results by creating & analyzing a 3D body model of you, guiding you to your true form
Startup
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ChefKoochooloo
Discover the world in delicious ways! Help bring health & smarts to our kids through culinary adventures! Take action here: http://t.co/EOGPC15CSP
Startup
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SongArc Game
The best music game on Windows Phone. Music for your thumbs!
Startup
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PsiO
Doctors, psychologists, researchers, university professors, designers, prototyping experts, electronics engineers, computer engineers, artists, moulders, injectors...no fewer than 20 people worked tirelessly for two years to develop the PSiO and thirty people in all worked actively on its design for four years.
Startup
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remoteinterview.io
Hiring the top coder is no longer a problem!
Startup
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Focalcrest
Focalcrest, Ltd.

With its openness and persistence in innovation, is dedicated in exploring personalized vertical market.

Specialized in development and research of intelligent equipment, it is a professional provider of rapid customized design for integration of hardware and software.
Startup
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MobilityeCommerce
We provide a Saas based marketplace and enterprise ERP platform for wholesalers,distributors,drop-shippers,product companies to sell worldwide on marketplace like Amazon eBay Half Sears Rakuten Overstock Houzz Walmart Shop.com Webstore and eCommerce platforms.

Mobilityecommerce provides you with access to the top e-Commerce channels worldwide.With a smart single view and inventory feed & management system,your organization can access the leading online channels with ease and flexibility.
Startup
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youplus.biz
YouPlus.biz creates 30-40 sec personal branding videos for resumes, LinkedIn and email, perfect for new grads, job seekers, sales professionals and business owners.
Startup
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MooChat
MooChat is a messenger app that allows hundreds of event attendees instantly join a chat group. It makes events connected and fun.

www.moochat.com
Startup
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ShareG
DataShare is a mobile application that enables you to Share, Borrow and Buy cellular data on the go!

www.shareg.co
Startup
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BluPods
With BluPods, define your groups (we call them Pods), let your clients, friends, volunteers & pupils follow you.

Then engage them through one-touch responses, across all the needs you may have! We are about getting stuff done in your Pods and driving engagement.

We are for Doers.

www.blupods.com
Startup
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Urgentify
Urgentify helps you stay informed of the most important information you care about.

www.urgentify.com
Startup
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Nanolive
We are scientists, working for scientists.

Our belief is that each and every Biologist, Researcher and Physician should be able to explore and interact instantly with living cells without damaging them.

We want to support the study of how living cells and bacteria work, evolve and react, thus building a solid base for new drugs and therapies, in order to enable breakthrough researches.

This is the reason why we have developed the 3D Cell Explorer.

www.nanolive.ch
Startup
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Dose of Dopamine Entertainment
Entertainment services in the music field, in genres such as RnB, Rap and Hip-hop ultimately giving our audience a dose of dopamine.
Startup
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BenPessah.com
I started a blog, its to inspire people, help them understand that life SHOULD not be taken for granted. Every breath we take we cannot get back, every moment their IS no rewind button on life. I want create a non-profit to help the less fortunate people in the world, fund cancer foundations & much much more. If you want to get to know more about who I am & what my mission is, check out my blog BenPessah.com. I update it every 3 days, with a new post, I post stuff that people can relate to, I’m real about it & I tell it how it is, why tell lies when the truth IS SO MUCH EASIER!