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Molina Entrepreneurship Speaker Series

A five-part speaker series, presented by the IIE and in partnership with Molina Healthcare, the CBA, the Downtown Long Beach Alliance and the Economic & Property Development.  This event spans five months discussing important topics with expert panels.  The first speaker series focused on 'Sustaining Success' and the second series focused on 'Creating Success'.

Thank you to our expert panelists who participated in these series.

Sustaining Success

NAVIGATING THE "VALLEY OF DEATH" UNSCATHED

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Karyna Broadhurst, Brand Marketing & Strategy Specialist, Podometrics
Dina Amadril, Founder, Long Beach Creamery
Julia Huang, Founder, Intertrend Imprint Venture Lab
Jim Grubbs, Co-Founder, Principal Schwag

PIVOTING YOUR BUSINESS MODEL SUCCESSFULLY

Thursday, October 27, 2016

John C. Molina, CFO, Molina Healthcare
Paula Campbell, VP Business Operations, Edison Energy

TRAILBLAZING YOUR OWN PATH TO SUCCESS

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Sevag Kazanci, Co-Founder, Parks Project
Gurav Bhattacharya, CEO, Glipped
Spencer Brown, Founder, Rent A Green Box
Sudz Kar, Founder, PetriDish Ventures

INNOVATING THROUGH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Mike Shipman, CEO, Illuminations
Jeff Lydon, President, Lydon Solutions

CONNECTING WITH ESSENTIAL RESOURCES

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Jim Cooper, Co-Founder, Braid Theory
Tanya Raukko, Co-Founder, Built By She
Lori Jordan, Director, SLO HotHouse Accelerator
Carolyn Stephens, Strategic Marketing/Operations, UCI Applied Innovation

Creating Success

DEVELOPING YOUR TEAM

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Dana Sumpter, Assistant Professor, CSULB
Gaurav Bhattacharya, CEO, Glipped
Jay Dysart, CEO, JLOOP

OBTAINING FUNDING

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Daniel Fernandez, Director, Opportunity Fund
Douglas Pennington, Founder, Arch Angels of Orange County
Kim Gros, Founder, SteelCraft
Kevin Keehl, CEO, Focus Apparel

REACHING YOUR MARKET

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Ben Arnold, Marketing & Operations, Giant Media
Scott Flexo, Professor, CSULB
Roberto Martinez, Founder & CEO, Braven Agency

PITCHING TO INVESTORS

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Joe Platnick, Director Emeritus, Pasadena Angels
Brian Budzinski, Engineering Manager, The Boeing Company
Kinsey Cronin, Director of Business Development, StartEngine

LAUNCHING YOUR VENTURE

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Susan McKenna, CMO, LinkedSelling
Walter Larkins, President, CDR Benefits, LLC
Chris Wacker, CEO, Laserfiche