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You’re Invited to a Preccelerator Workshop: Employment Law w/ Rachael Lavi

“Employment Law”
Presented by Rachel Lavi

Rachael Lavi, an Attorney specializing in Labor and Employment matters in California, will be speaking on the top employment law risks for startup companies in California, including:

(1) best practices for hiring employees;

(2) independent contractors and misclassification issues;

(3) how to utilize interns; and other significant legal risks.

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019
12:00PM – 1:30PM

 

Featuring:

Rachael S. Lavi, Associate, Littler

Rachael S. Lavi advises and represents employers in all matters of labor and employment law, including discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, and wage and hour claims. Rachael has vast experience representing clients in litigation in both California state and and federal court, as well as before state and federal agencies, such as the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the Department of Labor Standards Enforcement, the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board, the Public Employment Relations Board, and the National Labor Relations Board.

In addition to managing a diverse litigation docket, Rachael also provides clients with direct advice and counsel to help her clients come to the best legal and business decisions regarding compliance with state and federal employment and labor laws, including wage and hour requirements, leaves of absence, paid sick leave, handbooks and written employment policies, best practices for hiring, disciplining, and terminating employees.

During law school, Rachael was a judicial extern for the Hon. Andrew Wistrich of the U. S. District Court, Central District of California and was a volunteer law clerk for the Cancer Legal Resource Center. She was a lead articles editor on the Pepperdine Law Review, a teaching assistant, and a magister of the legal honor society, Phi Delta Phi. As an undergraduate, she was an intern for Hagen Resources International in Switzerland and U. S. Senator Dianne Feinstein.

SAM Preccelerator
1316 3rd Street Promenade, Suite 107
Santa Monica, CA 90401

We hope to see you there!

*You must register with your name & email to attend this event.

You’re Invited to a Preccelerator Workshop: Financial Modeling for Startups w/ Eli Eisenberg

“Financial Modeling for Startups”
Presented by Eli Eisenberg

In this workshop you will learn the following:

The theory and purpose of a financial model in a pitch deck

An approach to financial modeling that resonates with investors

How to build the model

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019
12:00PM – 1:30PM

Featuring:  

 

Eli Eisenberg

Eli Eisenberg has been a financial executive and consultant for startups and early-stage companies since 1982. In his 45 years of experience, he has learned what works, what doesn’t work and how to build financial models that build confidence and credibility with investors. In this workshop, he will share that knowledge with you.

Founded in 1991, Straight Line Management provides CFO services and financial expertise for High Potential Early-Stage Companies on a part-time basis.

SAM Preccelerator
1316 3rd Street Promenade, Suite 107
Santa Monica, CA 90401

We hope to see you there!

*You must register with your name & email to attend this event

You’re Invited to a Preccelerator Workshop: The 3-Step Method for Scaling Facebook Ads with Sean Goldfaden

“The 3-Step Method for Scaling Facebook Ads”
Presented by Sean Goldfaden

Regardless of the sector and size of your startup, you can benefit from the newest Targeting options within the Facebook Ad Platform.

Sean will cover the 3-Step Method for Scaling Facebook & Instagram Ads used by CoEfficient Labs to generate millions of dollars in revenue for clients. This method should immediately enhance your advertising efforts and lower your cost per acquisition.

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019
12:00PM – 1:30PM

Featuring:  

Sean Goldfaden

*Growth Hacking, Paid Acquisition, Facebook & Instagram Ads, Leadership, Teambuilder

CoEfficient Labs is a growth hacking agency built for venture-backed startups. We work with startups to lower their cost per acquisition, cost per install, or cost per lead. What makes us unique is our agile ‘weekly sprint’ approach to advertising.

We are a startup built for startups, and I love talking with and mentoring founders in the earliest stages of their journey. As a founder and CEO myself, I am always happy to share my learnings to help you along the journey of entrepreneurship.

We are located right here in Santa Monica and believe strongly in the LA startup ecosystem. #LongLA

SAM Preccelerator
1316 3rd Street Promenade, Suite 107
Santa Monica, CA 90401

We hope to see you there!

*You must register with your name & email to attend this event.

You’re Invited to a Preccelerator Workshop: Startup Leadership & Culture 101 with Janine Davis

“Startup Leadership & Culture 101”
Presented by Janine Davis

This will be an interactive workshop focused on how the deliberate creation of culture and leadership abilities are critical to your startup’s success. We will talk about the impact of culture and leadership on your growth, as well as getting into some exercises to start you on the path to forming your culture code and understanding what leadership gaps you might want to address.

Janine is an Executive Coach with Evolution, www.evolution.team, janine@evolution.team

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019
12:00PM – 1:30PM

Featuring: 

Janine Davis

Janine is a Hudson-certified Executive Coach, and a Partner with Evolution, which does Leadership and Culture Coaching for Startups, Tech, and High Growth companies globally. In her former career incarnations, she was a startup founder of a tech & product recruiting agency, and she used to be a tech exec, quickly scaling and leading a team of over 50 technologists for DirecTV. She’s heavily involved in LA’s startup ecosystem, and sits on the board of Women Founders Network, as well as being a mentor for Techstars LA, Techstars Anywhere, Backstage Capital and SAM’s Precellerator. She co-founded Women in the Tech Part of Tech, an invite-only group of CTOs and CPOs with a mission to increase our voice and mentor the next gen of female tech and product execs. Her other certifications include: ICF-PCC, EQ Mentor, Conscious Business, Somatic Coaching/Listening to Bodies, Hard Conversations: Racism, and Brene Brown’s Dare to Lead Facilitation (in progress).

SAM Preccelerator
1316 3rd Street Promenade, Suite 107
Santa Monica CA 90401

*You must register with your name & email to attend this event

Save the Date – Preccelerator Program Class 11 Demo Day!

Clear your calendar – It’s going down! The Preccelerator ® Program Class 11 Demo Day kicks off on June 25th @ 6:00 PM, and you’re invited to take part in the festivities.

What a wild ride it has been! Preccelerator cohort companies are early stage, and we work hand in hand with them throughout their 6-month term to know their market and users,  foster their leadership skills, build and test their product, avoid legal pitfalls, ensure the defensibility of their products, acquire users and partnerships and prepare them for the fundraising process.  Now it’s time to showcase their efforts! Pitches will be followed by a special Startup Superhero Series speaker – who will be sharing the highs and lows and lessons learned on their startup journey!

THE COMPANIES

Ordering food shouldn’t be the complicated process it is today. Introducing Deliver-Ease! A website created to gather data from all the food delivery apps and put it all in one simplified place! No more back and forth between delivery apps, saving you time and money. Just find the restaurant you want, compare delivery times and prices, and order.

Deliver-ease is free and works with the delivery apps you already know and love to help get you that hot meal or sweet treat even faster because no one should be left hangry!
Visit www.deliverease.menu/

Trufl is an on-demand seating platform that allows guests to wait less at busy restaurants by bidding on the next available table. The total amount bid may be used as a credit towards their food and beverage dining experience. The Trufl platform includes a guest profile CRM system that allows restaurants to create a more personalized hospitality experience. Trufl also allows restaurants to managed their waitlist, seated guests, and floor plan. Visit www.truflapp.com

KEYNOTE SPEAKER – exciting news coming soon!

 

LOCATION

1316 3rd Street Promenade
Suite 107
Santa Monica, CA 90401

PROMOTIONAL PARTNERS

You’re Invited To “Pitch Deck Preparation” with Jasmine Foroutan

“Pitch Deck Preparation”
Presented by Jasmine Foroutan of Pitch Genius

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019
12:00PM – 1:30PM

SA&M Preccelerator
1316 3rd Street Promenade, Suite 107
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Featuring:                                                        Jasmine Foroutan

Jasmine Foroutan is a full-time pitch deck specialist for tech startups, investors, and accelerators. She’s the Founder & CEO of Pitch Genius, a boutique pitch deck consulting firm on a mission to help more startups get funded. The firm is based in Los Angeles but has also helped startups successfully pitch in San Francisco & New York. She started her career in 2014 and holds a Bachelors in Entrepreneurship from Loyola Marymount University.

Follow her on Medium and Twitter, connect on LinkedIn, and learn about pitch deck services at PitchGenius.co.

 

SAM Preccelerator
1316 3rd Street Promenade, Suite 107
Santa Monica CA 90401

*You must register with your name & email to attend this event

You’re Invited to a Preccelerator Workshop: Creating a Product the Market Wants – Customer Discovery & Product Market Fit with Eric P. Rose, NPDP, MBA

This talk will cover the preliminary market research work of Customer Discovery, that is to discover who would most value your proposed new product. It will also cover the tough decisions to then tailor your product in a way that the market values the most and yields the best return on its development investment.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
12:00PM – 1:30PM

Featuring: 

Eric P. Rose

Founder & President, Pinnacle Product Innovation, Inc.

Eric’s company helps entrepreneurs move new products from an opportunity into market reality. Services offered include Market Research, Product Development, Manufacturing Sourcing, R&D Project Management, IP Commercialization. Eric has worked in the Consumer, Medical, and Industrial product markets with companies including Baxter Healthcare and Mattel. Eric’s background includes,

  • BS Product Design (ASU), MBA Marketing / Entrepreneurship (Pepperdine)
  • 35+ years’ professional experience in new product development and commercialization experience with companies ranging from startups through Fortune 500 firms.
  • Certified New Product Development Professional (NPDP) from Product Development and Management Association (www.pdma.org)
  • Part-time professor since 2009 including Pepperdine (MBA, Product Innovation), Loyola Marymount (BA, Entrepreneurship, Product & Business Design). Guest Lecturer, USC Technology Commercialization course, Entrepreneur in Residence CSUN since 2018. Joined MBA@Rice December 2018, now instructing two sessions of MGMT 580 Marketing.

SAM Preccelerator
1316 3rd Street Promenade, Suite 107
Santa Monica CA 90401

*You must register with your name & email to attend this event

You’re Invited To “How I Got Funded” Presented By Pasadena Angels And Stubbs Alderton & Markiles

“How I Got Funded”
Presented by Pasadena Angels in partnership with Stubbs Alderton & Markiles

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
6:30PM-8: 30 PM

SA&M Preccelerator
1316 3rd Street Promenade, Suite 107
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Launching your start-up requires more than grit, determination and a great idea. A successful start-up requires funding, mentoring and strong community partnerships. Join us for our panel discussion with Pasadena Angels’ funded companies and learn how leveraging relationships, laser-focused presentations and perseverance got them over $2M dollars in funding from one of Forbes top 10 angel groups. Moderated by Scott Alderton.

Network with Pasadena Angels investors, Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, fellow entrepreneurs.

Moderator:

Scott Alderton of Stubbs Alderton & Markiles

Panelists:

Danielle Cocanoupherhttps://www.mylabbox.com/

Phoenix Gonzalez: https://www.dotstudiopro.com/

Brian Nickersonhttps://www.magiclinks.org/

Food & Beverages will be served. Limited seating

About Pasadena Angels
Pasadena Angels: http://pasadenaangels.com/
The Pasadena Angels is Southern California’s most respected and connected group of accredited investors, ranked one of the top ten angel groups in the US by Forbes in 2015 , 2018 and Angel Research Institute in 2017. We invested more than $80 million dollars of early-stage capital in over 210 companies. Pasadena Angels funded companies have gone on to raise over $1 Billion from additional funding sources such as venture capital and private equity. Twitter: @pasadenaangels / Instagram: @pasadenaangels / FaceBook: @pasadenaangels

About Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP
With robust corporate, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and emerging growth, business litigation, public securities, entertainment, and intellectual property practices, Stubbs Alderton & Markiles’ attorneys assist clients with virtually every legal issue a business or an individual may face. Since its inception in 2002, Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP has worked alongside innovators and leaders of businesses large and small whose ideas are world changing. Our firm takes the long-term approach to our relationship with clients, partnering with them all along their evolutionary path, from idea to growth to exit, or whatever their future may hold. Our mission is, and has always been, to provide technically excellent legal services in a consistent, highly-responsive and service-oriented manner with an entrepreneurial and practical business advisory perspective.

Twitter: @StubbsAlderton / FaceBook: @StubbsAldertonMarkiles

You’re Invited to a Preccelerator Workshop: BOOST Sales Performance with Carrie Lauby

How you approach the sales process predicts the end result of either a close or constant follow up. In this workshop, we’ll look at sales strategy and the top 5 things you can do to set up the relationship for success. If you’re concerned about not closing deals, frustrated from constantly chasing or unsure where to spend your time and effort, this is the workshop for you.

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Featuring

Carrie Lauby

Carrie Lauby is an LA-based sales expert with over 25 years growing B2B2C SaaS companies in digital marketing and streaming media. Carrie and her team deliver customized solutions looking at all levels of the funnel including client retention, inside, outside and online lead conversion. She is a regular speaker on sales and customer service with engagements that include EO, The Channel Company, AA-ISP and ASTA Global Convention.

Sandler Training is the largest sales consulting organization with over 250 training centers worldwide. Sandler utilizes distinctive, non-traditional sales and management methodologies, supported by continual reinforcement through ongoing training and individual coaching sessions. We service all sizes of companies from startups to larger corporations which include LinkedIn, AT&T, Oracle, Accenture, American Express, Prudential and Nationwide Insurance.

SAM Preccelerator
1316 3rd Street Promenade, Suite 107
Santa Monica CA 90401

*You must register with your name & email to attend this event.

You’re Invited to a Preccelerator Workshop: Strategic Partnerships with Jonathan Tavss

Strategic Partnerships: Everything is a Dance. Care to Join?

Strategic partnerships are integral to businesses both big and small. Unfortunately, most partnerships are not created equal and outcomes can be deeply affected when not giving deliberate consideration to who should be teamed up with and why. Consider how the venture should regard partnerships – what they should be looking for in a partnership – and what those partners are actually looking for in return. Put a simpler way: everything is a partnership. What are investors, partners, employees, vendors, and conferences looking for from you? With this understanding, better sourcing, agreements, communication, and outcomes can be had.

Tuesday, March 5th, 2019
12:00-1: 30 PM

Featuring

Jonathan Tavvs, Managing Partner, Kaleidoko

Jonathan Tavss is an award-winning entrepreneur, marketer, strategist, and content creator with more than two decades of experience leading content creation, distribution, product development and global marketing for international entertainment studios, Media firms, CPG brands and service corporations.

A leader in marrying business strategy, consumer insight and technology around the globe to ideate, manage and launch products that truly deliver integrated and holistic brand experiences – where all consumer touch-points are aligned to drive heightened customer satisfaction and company growth – Tavss is sought out for globally strategic marketing strategy, product design, distribution strategy, media planning and business development advice for clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to startups.

Since 2001, Tavss has planned and directed content initiatives, product development and integrated marketing campaigns or, been an advisor under his Scarlet Terrier Productions and Scarlet Strategic banners for companies including 20th Century Fox Theatrical and Home Entertainment, Warner Brothers International, Buena Vista Theatrical, OwnZones Media Network, ABS-CBN International, ALTAR Furniture, Real Medicine Foundation, ConnectD, Zetta2, PromaxBDA, Klickly, Sporcle and the Stubbs Alderton Preccelerator Program.

Most recently, Tavss launched the new global venture, Kaleidoko, bringing transformation and shifted perspectives to its clients as they optimize productivity and expand audiences. Kaleidoko provides a new path for businesses to achieve true potential.

Tavss is a frequent speaker at media, entertainment and advertising events. Past engagements include Ad:Tech, Cynopsis, Digital Hollywood, iMedia, BUAC London, The Actor’s Fund, Comikaze, Comic-Con, Southeastern Museum Conference and DED Global Roadshow.

Connect with him on Twitter and Linked-In.

SAM Preccelerator
1316 3rd Street Promenade, Suite 107
Santa Monica, CA 90401

We hope to see you there!

*You must register with your name & email to attend this event.