Dear Friends - please join us for our Global LAVA breakfast meeting on April 4th to mingle with those who “think outside the States” and discuss with fellow entrepreneurs a highly popular topic “Global Expansion on a Start-up Budget – What Really Works”.
The key questions to be discussed:
- How to find new markets and reduce your dependence on the markets you have developed in the US
- What are the best capital sources available for early stage companies to finance global expansion
- How to find the right partners abroad and understand a foreign infrastructure
- How to compete against well-established foreign companies
- How to make a target market abroad familiar with your product or service while your marketing budget is limited
Distinguished Guest Speakers:
Nelson Pizarro is a prominent serial entrepreneur and an Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship at the School of Management at California Lutheran University (CLU) with an expertise in entrepreneurship, innovation & creativity, new venture creation, business planning, strategy, business modeling and international marketing. Nelson has conducted business in 46 countries, has founded six companies and is currently working on EcoStatic Inc. which he has launched in 2012. Learn more at www.linkedin.com/pub/nelson-pizarro/9/746/304
Steve Newman is a serial entrepreneur and founder of Rock.com, a site for fans of music and culture, and OfficialMerchandise.com, a global site for fans of music, sports, and entertainment. Previously, Steve founded GreatDomains.com, the original secondary market for domain names, which was sold to VeriSign. He also co-authored “Domain Names for Dummies” and has been quoted as an expert on domain issues in the Wall Street Journal, Wired Magazine, etc. Learn more at
Gunjan Bagla has been involved in international business for more than two decades and was on the executive team of multiple VC-backed companies. He currently runs a global consultancy firm Amritt Ventures that helps the US based companies to do business with India. Ginjan is the author of “Doing Business in 21st Century India” and has appeared on National Public Radio, Fox Business TV, BBC Television, the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times. He was the only Southern California executive to be part of President Obama’s Executive Mission to India when the President visited India. Learn more at www.linkedin.com/in/gunjan
Moderator: Victoria Silchenko, Ph.D., chair of Global LAVA & LAVA Board Member, Founder & CEO of Metropole Capital Group, Founder of the Next Gen Entrepreneurship & Global Crowdfunding Forum and the Huffington Post Contributor. Formerly Victoria worked at the Milken Institute and with Dr. Arthur Laffer. More on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/ victoriametropolecapital/
Global LAVA holds monthly breakfast meetings on the first Friday each month from 7:30am to 9:00am. These meetings focus on addressing specific topics related to the international marketplace and are highly interactive so everyone can share their concerns & opportunities among the participants. Each themed meeting involves several guest speakers with a track record of a notable success and expertise in that area to present a short speech and then answer questions from the participants. Networking is highly encouraged and anticipated. Free for LAVA Members: $35 for non-members, please pre-register online.