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Expert DOJO Presents: Pitch your business for funding at the Investor Festival
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Expert DOJO Presents: Pitch your business for funding at the Investor Festival

On the 26th and 27th of May we are hosting our Investor Festival here on Third Street in Santa Monica. On the 26th we will have Techstars, Vcs and Angels listening to pitches from our startups. On the 27th we invited respected members of the Institutional Investment community to come to our space for 2 hours and meet with start ups and give their wisdom, advice and experience in one on one meetings.

5/26/2016 to 5/27/2016
When: Thursday and Friday, May 26 &27
10am -9pm
Where: Expert DOJO space UNIT 308,
395 Santa Monica place
Santa Monica, California  90401
United States
Contact: Brian MacMahon

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Pitch your business for funding at the Investor Festival

Thu, May 26 - Fri, May 27 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Expert DOJO space
UNIT 308, 395 Santa Monica place

Q2 Investor Festival – Where Startups Meet Investors

This Event is for our Academy Members Only.  We have been working hard building the foundations to great business now its our time to meet strategic investors who can help you grow to the next level. If you are not apart of the club click here to learn more.




Day 1

From 10am 5pm Expert DOJO Academy members will be able to pitch your business to the best accelerators, Angels and Venture firms in LA.  Audience members can come to watch for the audience attendance fee. The entire day will be full of information and Pitching.

9am (optional) Brian Mac Mahon will conduct a training on the how you pitch.

10am –You pitch your idea to Techstars for consideration in their next program.

12pm – You pitch your idea to 3 Active Angels

2pm -You pitch your idea to a brand new Venture Firm coming out of Indonesia called Fund 21, CAA Ventures and CrossCut Ventures.  Female entrepreneurs should especially love this as the well respected Jenny Q Ta will be listening to pitches to find final contenders for either a skype or physical visit to Jakarta to pitch for a Series A round.  This is an all star group listening to pitches.  They are all Venture related so make sure you are at the right stage for them.

You all have 1 to 2 minutes each and if its way outside his wheelhouse then they will stop you early.  If they like your concept then they will arrange an appointment to meet you.

Day 1 Evening

We will celebrate the Festival in style with a party to celebrate all the excellent connections that have been made and funding conversations that have been started.  We are partnered with Tech Happy Hour and Tech Day so its well worth coming and enjoying the eveing.  Expert DOJO Academy members will not have to pay of course.  Everyone else should RSVP here –

Day 2

Meet up to 30 more investors during our power mentoring day

If the funders did not choose your pitch as one of their favorites then don’t worry because we have gone to the trouble of bring in some of the biggest names in investment to mentor and listen to your startup idea.  There will be an additional mentor day just for you at Expert DOJO where startups will have the opportunity to meet with leaders in the institutional investment community and get direction on your own business.  We will have the cream of the most respected leaders in the investment sector on hand to provide the advice and help that startups need to be successful.  Each startup will be able to choose the mentors to meet with and we will arrange 7 minute meetings with each one.  That gives you 5 possible meetings as each group wil be on site for 2 hours.  We will send you the mentor appointment list one week before the event and we will allocate appointments on a first come first appointed basis.   Again this is just for Expert DOJO Academy members and the one on one meetings will finish at 4pm.  Below are our confirmed investors n we expect 20 more to confirm  in the next week:

  • Buck Jordan – Canyon Creek Capital
  • Jay Tsao – Angel Investor
  • Selina Troesch – Touchdown Ventures
  • Ash Kumra – Tech Coast Venture Network
  • Steve Brown – Tech Coast venture Network
  • Tom Schreiber – Angel Investor
  • Scott Holmes – Accelerator Santa Monica
  • Sonya Sepahban – Independent Angel
  • Brent Imai – Tech Coast Angels
  • Asher Leids – Independent Angel
  • zoltan bernat – Venture Specialist
  • Richard Cappelli – Seek Business Capital
  • Lucas Judice – Mid stage Ventures
  • Marcos Gonzalez – Angel Investor
  • Ryan Crownholm – Angel Investor
  • Jenny Q. Ta of VCNetwork.Co
  • Shinta W. Dhanuwardoyo of VCNetwork.Co
  • Shahin Farshchi – LUX Capital
  • Kinsey Cronin – Start Engine
  • Leo – Chinese Fund
  • Evan Kinne – Watertower Group

Expert DOJO

Expert DOJO started these pay it forward events years ago to help our member startups everywhere and although our focus is business growth, our record of getting our clients into incubators, accelerators and into the pockets of funding sources speaks for itself.  Come and lets us help you succeed.

To join Expert DOJO as a academy member and have access to this event, free conferences, free startup workshops, CEO roundtables and so much more –

This event is for our Expert DOJO Academy Members only. If you would like to join and reap all the additional benefits check out our membership page –

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