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Global LAVA: “Attention Entrepreneurs – Think Outside the States NOW”
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Global LAVA: “Attention Entrepreneurs – Think Outside the States NOW”

Global LAVA is a strategic entry point for entrepreneurs, capital providers and executives interested in leveraging the global marketplace’s opportunities and capital sources for companies based in Southern California.

When: Thursday, March 10, 2016
6:00 - 9:00pm
Where: The Expert Dojo at Santa Monica Place Mall #308
395 Santa Monica Place
Santa Monica, California  90401
United States
Contact: Victoria Silchenko

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“Attention Entrepreneurs – Think Outside the States NOW”
Hello everyone – Global LAVA kicks off this year with a lively discussion on how local entrepreneurs and financiers can create new connections with the global community which, thanks to  ongoing rapid digitalization, has become a key business player you cannot ignore.
Come early and enjoy networking with like-minded individuals while acquiring invaluable information and knowledge from our top-experts!
The main points  for discussion:
-       How to find venture partners overseas
-       Who can finance your start-up global expansion and how FinTech can help
-       Which countries have the best growth potential
-       How to compete with local companies  overseas
-       How to calculate an expansion budget 
Marina Kotsianas, M.S. Eng, MBA
As a former McKinsey & Co. consultant, investor, manger and CEO of a global VC backed software company,  Marina has an impressive  multi-cultural and multilingual background and runs a successful strategy consulting practice while serving on the Board of several organizations. More on LINKEDIN:
Vincent Bradley
One of the most prominent entrepreneurs and financiers in the community who founded a leading FinTech platform www.FlashFunders, Vincent is a global minded businessman who has worked overseas in Europe, North Africa, Middle East. More on LINKEDIN
Tolga Onuk
The founder and the CEO of Thunderbolt, a digital design and technology development company and he works with Poland, Ukraine,Turkey, and India. Since 2014, Thunderbolt has built successful digital applications for startups which have received a combined funding of $6.9M. Thunderbolt recently announced that it will be launching the first Equity Crowdfunding Marketplace called "Thunderbolt Engine" focused on Digital Application Based Startups. Learn more on LinkedIn:
Moderator: Victoria Silchenko, Ph.D.
Chair of Global LAVA and one of the leading alternative funding experts, she has been featured and interviewed by Forbes, Crowdfund Insider,, etc. HuffPost and Los Angeles Business Journal’s contributor. Founder of a consulting practice and creator of the GLOBAL ALTERNATIVE FUNDING FORUM . More on LINKEDIN:
MANY THANKS TO Diana Gubin, the founder of ,  our new Global LAVA Co-Chair, for her help with organizing the event! 

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