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Preccelerator Webinar: Elevate Your Brand with Laurel Mintz

Looking for a gateway into your brand’s marketing future? This enlightening mind map session will show you how to market your brand like a pro. We’ll outline multiple areas of opportunity so that you can skillfully represent your brand across all online and offline platforms. Get ready to elevate your brand!

If you did not have a chance to attend this workshop on branding with Laurel Mintz, the entire webinar can be found here.

To view our other webinar events, please visit our events page. 


With a J.D/M.B.A from Rutgers University, Laurel’s background has uniquely prepared her to run a successful agency. Inspired by the innovative consulting work she executed early in her career with prestigious brands like Le Bec Fin, Public House Restaurant Group, Bassett Furniture, and Julie Hewett Cosmetics, Laurel knew she wanted to play bigger. A decade later, Laurel has created an agency family, Elevate Your Brand, serving both startups and blue-chip global brands like Facebook, Verizon Digital Media Group, PAW Patrol, and Zendesk. Laurel’s favorite saying is FIOGID. Figure it out, get it done. And that’s exactly what’s brought the agency top talent and accolades since 2009.

Laurel sits on the Board of Directors for NFTE (Network for Teaching Leadership), the Women Founders Network, and the UCLA Restaurant Conference. She is a mentor for The Women’s Global Leaders Initiative and advises LAVA (Los Angeles Venture Association). Laurel wrote a weekly Inc. Magazine column appropriately entitled “On Brand” for three years. Her published work can be found in Entrepreneur, USA Today, The American Marketing Association and C-Suite Quarterly Magazine. Laurel and the agency have recently won the W3 Silver Award for the PAW Patrol Road Patrol Campaign, the 2017 Patrick Soon-Shiong Innovation Award, the LABJ Women in Business Award, Comerica and LA Lakers’ Women’s Business Award, amongst others. When she’s not wowing clients with amazing creative, you can find Laurel with her husband cuddling their furry kids Miso and Twizzler (food obsessed much?), or testing out a new recipe in the kitchen with a good glass of wine, of course.

Preccelerator Webinar: Pitch Deck Preparation with Jasmine Foroutan

If you did not have a chance to attend this workshop on pitch deck preparation with Jasmine Foroutan, the entire webinar can be found here.

To view our other webinar events, please visit our events page. 

Presented By: 

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.

Pitch Genius is a boutique pitch deck consulting firm on a mission to get more startups funded by telling great stories. Every startup has a unique story to tell and it’s our job to create that engaging story, pitch, and presentation that will spark interest for potential investors, partners, or sales.

Preccelerator Webinar: California Worker Classification Law w/ Garett Hill and Jeff Gersh

This workshop on California Worker Classification Law covered the following topics:

(1) why proper worker (i.e. employee (W2) v. independent contractor (1099)) classification is important, including the penalties/liability for improperly classifying;

(2) the evolution of the operative test in CA for classifying workers and Dynamex;

(3) AB5, the numerous exemptions of the bill, and pending litigation and legislative challenges to the bill; and

(4) a brief outlook of considerations for employers moving forward.

If you did not have a chance to attend this workshop on California Worker Classification Law, the entire webinar can be found here.

To view our other webinar events, please visit our events page. 

Presented by:

Garett Hill 

Garett Hill is an Associate of SA&M. His practice focuses on all stages of business litigation.

Prior to joining the firm, Garett was a certified law clerk with the Re-Entry Clinic at Loyola Law School where he successfully represented Los Angeles residents seeking to expunge or seal their prior convictions or trying to obtain or restore a license that had been negatively impacted by prior convictions. Garett completed the Corporate Law Concentration at Loyola Law School where he excelled learning within the various substantive areas of business law. Additionally, Garett worked as a legal intern in-house at AECOM, where he primarily focused on corporate governance and construction law matters. He also worked as a law clerk at Girardi & Keese where he gained invaluable exposure to high-volume litigation.

Jeffrey Gersh

Jeffrey F. Gersh is a Partner of the Firm. Before joining Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP, Jeffrey was Managing Partner of The Gersh Law Firm, Inc. for over 10 years and a partner for 25 years with a prominent litigation law firm. Jeffrey has been named a Thomson Reuters “Super Lawyer” for more than 8 years by his peers; an honor only achieved by less than 2.5% of attorneys in California.

Jeffrey successfully litigates, arbitrates, or mediates for both plaintiffs and defendants complex business and commercial matters, whether for individuals, public or private corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies and/or its members, shareholders and partners. Jeffrey successfully handles disputes regarding contract matters, trade secrets, intellectual property (trademarks, copyrights and trade dress) negligence and fraud, employment, real estate, license agreements, the apparel and garment industry, and general business matters.

Jeffrey approaches his litigation practice from a business perspective, rather than purely transactional. In addition to representing his clients in litigation and dispute resolution matters, Jeffrey handles many of their various transactional matters relating to general business, trademarks, trade dress, copyrights and other intellectual property matters, trade secret matters, and employment matters to name a few.

Preccelerator Webinar: Financial Modeling for Startups w/ Eli Eisenberg

In this workshop on financial modeling for startups mentor Eli Eisenberg discussed:

      • The theory and purpose of a financial model for startups in a pitch deck
      • An approach to financial modeling that resonates with investors
      • How to build the model

If you did not have a chance to attend, the entire webinar can be found here.

To view our other webinar events, please visit our events page. 

Presented by:

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.

Eli Eisenberg has been a long time mentor for the Preccelerator Program providing insight and experience to early-stage tech startups.