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Tech Coast Angels Women in Investing

March 26, 2019

Planned by Tech Coast Angels, at law firm Knobbe Martens, this event brought together over 100 investors and entrepreneurs together to hear about investing through the eyes of five women Angel Investors.


Caitlin Wege | Partner, MooDoos Investments & TCA Member BOD 

Vidya Dinamani | Founder of Product Rebels & Ad Astra Ventures
Mary Temple: TCA Member & San Diego Social Venture Partners BOD
Victoria Lakers | TCA Member & Quick Pitch Chair
Melanie Spiegelman | TCA Member BOD




StartupSD Convergence 2019

February 28, 2019 

Run by Startup SD, Convergence brings together 100s in the local ecosystem. Startups from across San Diego compete for ultimate bragging rights and prizes! 


Ryan Kuder, Managing Director of Techstars Anywhere accelerator

Ashok Kamal, Executive Director, Tech Coast Angels

Eric Gasser, Co-Founder, SEED San Diego

Allison Long Pettine, Partner, Ad Astra Ventures

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Quick Pitch

October 24, 2018

TCA Quick Pitch, which is TCA’s largest annual event, and the largest pitch competition in San Diego. In this role, and in conjunction with the San Diego Venture Group and Cox Business, Victoria helped drive the event to new levels, with $75,00 in prize money to selected entrepreneurs, the most applicants ever (280), and the first sold out crowd with over 700 tickets. She was part of the selection process, handled most of the logistics particularly with Qualcomm and Cox, and served as emcee along with Mike Krenn of San Diego Venture Group


We have helped plan, judge and moderate many community events focused on building out the San Diego eco-system.  

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San Diego Startup Week Panel

May 29, 2019

Title: How I Built This: Secrets To Building A Million Dollar Business

Only 4% of businesses in the U.S. surpass a million dollars in revenue annually. Learn from CEOs/Founders who have taken their businesses to over a million in revenue annually, how they built out their team, scaled operations, acquired customers, funded their business, and much more.



Victoria Lakers – Changemaker Chats  

Sarah Panis – The Gritty Movement


Confirmed Panelists:

  • Kristin Kahle, CEO and Founder of Navigate HCR

  • Ash Robinson – CEO, Fit4Mom

  • Anna Crowe – CEO, Crowe PR

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San Diego Startup Week Keynote

May 30, 2019

Title: Getting To Exit – Financing Through the Stages

Want to learn about how to get your start-up funded, or interested in investing in startups yourself? Join us to learn how investors think and what you can do to increase your chances of funding. Learn from angels, venture capitalists and a family office how to take your company from idea, to seed, growth and exit.  



Victoria Lakers – Tech Coast Angels 


Caitlin Wege – Partner, Moos Doos Investments, Board of Director, Tech Coast Angels

Allison Long Pettine –Founding Partner, Ad Astra

Nancy Hong, PhD - Managing Director at RiverVest Venture Partners

Ken Hood, Managing Partner, FusionX

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EvoNexus Demo Day

June 5, 2019

EvoNexus is a technology incubator and hub for Southern California’s startup and entrepreneurial community. Join EvoNexus, the San Diego entrepreneurial community, local media, investors, and tech industry leaders for appetizers and beverages as they introduce their latest round of startups.





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