Just a quick heads up, I’m speaking on a panel in Pasadena later today, Venture Capital in Southern California: Catching Up and Going Beyond, being run by 89.3 KPCC at the Crawford Family Forum. We’ll be discussing Southern California’s technology industry, the state of startups and venture capital, and more. Hope to see you there! Details below:
Venture Capital in Southern California: Catching Up and Going Beyond
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
The Crawford Family Forum
474 South Raymond Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91105
Northern California gets all the attention when it comes to venture capital investment. But Southern California does VC, too, just not at quite the same scale as Silicon Valley. That will have to change as SoCal moves into the 21st century. Our panelists will discuss the state of VC in Los Angeles, Orange Country, San Diego, and elsewhere. They’ll also grapple with the challenges that Southern California faces in attracting it share of startup investment. Finally, they’ll talk about the new industries that could define SoCal over the coming decades.
Matthew DeBord, DeBord Report business and economy blogger for KPCC will moderate a panel of guests featuring Benjamin Kuo, Founder and Publisher, socalTECH as well as representatives from Rustic Canyon and Idealab.
5:30pm – Doors Open
6:00pm – Program
Admission is FREE, but RSVP’s are required.