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    25% of professional computing occupations in the U.S. workforce are held up women

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    Leadership

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    Scaling Your Venture

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    Funding

8:00 AM Check-in Opens
8:30 AM Strategic Connections/Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM Welcome, Introductions, and Program Overview

Julie Cranston, Director, SBDC @ UCI Applied Innovation

Linda DiMario, EVP, Economic Development, and Tourism, Greater Irvine Chamber

& More

9:15 AM Keynote

“The Future for Women Entrepreneurs”

9:45 AM LEADERSHIP PANEL

Moderator:

Julie Cranston, Director, SBDC @ UCI Applied Innovation

 

Panelist:

Ali Hall, Founder, Martin and Hall

Erin O’Neil Schultz, City Manager Head of Sales & Operations, Orange County, Google

Lori Fraijo Raygoza, VP of E-commerce and Digital Marketing, Apria Healthcare

 

Leadership is an essential ingredient to the success of any startup.  A good leader can make or break an entrepreneurial venture. But leaders in a startup are often called on to be tactical as well as strategic– doing as well as being the visionary in the organization.  So let’s start by defining what we mean by “leadership.”

10:45 AM FUNDING PANEL

Moderator:

Nicole Washington, Director of Innovation and Growth, OCTANe

 

Panelist:

Gillian Hayes, CEO, AVIAA

Marinela Gombosev, President/COO, Evoke Neuroscience

Michelle Khine, Co-Founder of Novoheart and TinyKicks

 

Get the strategies you need to secure initial and follow-on funding for your startup. Get answers to some of the most frequently asked questions like; How early is too early to start looking for additional funding? How does funding impact your business growth strategy as you scale? What are the unique challenges women founders face?  Is equity investment your only option?

11:45 AM Lunch, Keynote

“Success Story” by Shawn Dougherty

1:00 PM Networking/Showcase Tables
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