What a way to start the year! We’ve given the keys to the asylum to one
of the denizens. And he is pulling in a remarkable cast of local
entrepreneurs to provide the fundamental truths for
entrepreneurs, founders, the process of growing a start-up and the need
for them to be on message all the time. A heads-up – the pictures that
will emerge from this exposition will not be the usual saccharine
soporific. The moderator, Matthias Galica
of BEASTMODE.FM has a gift for music, entrepreneurship and for engaging
an audience with strong opinions and keen insights. It will be a
Start-ups have myriad challenges for the early stage team but
none feel the stress as intensely as the founders and especially the
CEO. Add that to near celebrity status that founders can attain through
proximity to a hot area or cause or technology or market. Bring the need
to be always performing , in the moment, part of the show which layers
weight and complexity. Combine the challenges, the notoriety, the act
and expectations and you brew a toxic cocktail that is consumed
routinely by entrepreneurs working in an area like Silicon Beach, in an
exploding space like mobile while maintaining a positive aura.
So we want to start a conversation about what all this means and how
we deal with the need to be always on stage or in the muck. We want to
understand what is real and what is illusion. And we want it to be
interactive and participatory.
Moderator: Matthias Galica - Emcee at BEASTMODE.FM, curator at StartupDigest LA,
Francisco Dao - Columnist at PandoDaily, founder of 50Kings
Shara Senderoff - Co-founder of InternSushi, 2012 Forbes "30 Under 30”
Matthew Goldman - Founder of Wallaby Financial
Kenneth Hepburn - Founder of LivnGiv, sculptor-cum-CEO, Founder Institute survivor
Amanda MacNaughton - Co-founder of PromoJam
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Mobile LAVA is the Strategic Interest Group of the Los Angeles Venture
Association focused on the emergence and significance of ubiquitous
computing. The SIG and Mobile LAVA events are generously sponsored by Gumiyo and Ernst & Young.