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.

 

Moderator: 
Caitlin Wege | Partner, MooDoos Investments & TCA Member BOD 

Panelists: 
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! 

Judges

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

TCA/SDVG/Cox 

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

SPEAKING

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

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.

 

Moderator:

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

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.  

 

Moderator:

Victoria Lakers – Tech Coast Angels 

Panelists:

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

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.

 

 

UPCOMING

PAST

  • USD V2 Pitch Competition

    April 25, 2019

    “Shark Tank meets academia” at our Venture Vetting (V2) Pitch Competition, the largest campus-wide pitch competition at the University of San Diego where students have the opportunity to pitch their ideas to a real group of angel investors for a chance to win real money to start their ventures.

     

    The angel investors for the 2019 USD pitches include ANDREW LY, Founder/CEO of ticktBox, JEFFREY ADLER, CEO iProtean, MICHAEL KIMBALL, Tech Attorney, and NAVID ALIPOUR, Co-founder and Managing Partner at Analytics Ventures.   Angel investors for the Latin American team pitches are VICTORIA LAKERS, Frank M&C and as a mentor and growth expert for SDSU Zip Launchpad, WOLF BIELAS, founder and managing partner of Wolfpack Ventures, LLC, RAMON TOLEDO, President and Founder of Busca Corp.

     

  • 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.

     

    Moderator: 
    Caitlin Wege | Partner, MooDoos Investments & TCA Member BOD 

    Panelists: 
    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! 

    Judges

    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

  • UCSD Ignite 2019

     

    February 20, 2019

    Ignite is UC San Diego’s flagship innovation annual conference. In two years, Ignite @ UC San Diego has brought together more than 2800 innovative and entrepreneurial minds from across the Cali-Baja and from 8 states and 10 countries. There have been 102 pitches in the competitions at Ignite with more than $58,000 in cash prizes awarded and more than $1,500,000+ in-kind services given to competitors and all attendees.  

     

    Panel: Investor Relations ... Sitting on the Investor Side of the Venture Table

    Ashok Kamal, Managing Director, Tech Coast Angels

    Victoria Lakers, President, Frank Management Consulting

    Allison Long Pettine, Partner, Ad Astra Ventures

    Eric Gasser, Co-Founder, SEED San Diego

    Denise Longley, Longley Capital

  • TCA/SDVG/Cox 

    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

  • USD Legacy Entrepreneurship Conference (ULEC)

    October 11, 2018

    The 7th Annual USD Legacy Entrepreneurship Conference is planned by the school of Business and provided over 600 registrants with insight from entrepreneurs and investors from diverse ages, industries, and walks of life to truly get the "behind the scenes" look into the entrepreneurial journey.

    Panelists included: 

    Ramon Toledo James Brennan Chad Beville Victoria Lakers Laura Kay J Amar Harrag Sarah Joelle Panis Chris Szczur


     

  • SDSU Women In STEM

    October 23, 2018 

    Women's Empowerment event put on for women in STEM at  San Diego State University. Women in STEM is in conjuction with ZIP launchpad. (The photo is of a grant to the Women in STEM from MUFG, not from the event itself). 

    Panelists: 

    Ash Robinson, CEO, Fit4Mom

    Victoria Lakers, President, Frank M&C

    Valerie Lake, Tech Coast Angels

    Sarah Brand, Senior Design Engineer, Solar Turbines

    Carminia Panlilio, Director Customer Experience, Viasat, Inc.

     

  • The Brink SBDC - Taking Money & Negotiations 

    October 10, 2018 

    From The Brink SBDC at University of San Diego, this was the second in the fall series for entrepreneurs. The topic for the evening is "Taking Money & Negotiations." Join us for an open dialogue on what it takes to become a more active angel investor in San Diego. We will cover the different ways angels are organized (individuals, conferences, networks, and funds) and hear directly from some seasoned investors on best practices and lessons learned. 

    Facilitated by SteveMorley, with Victoria Lakers of Tech Coast Angels, and Tyson McDowell, Managing Director of Lead Wingman as panelists. 

     

  • Hera Venture Summit

    September 15, 2018 

    The Hera Venture Summit brings together hundreds of investors and entrepreneurs focused on building out the women led ecosystem.

     

    PANEL V (e): Entrepreneurs turned Investors

    • MODERATOR: Victoria Lakers – Tech Coast AngelsChangeMaker Chats
    • Valentina Vitols – Pipeline AngelsSeattle Women’s Impact Fund, & Hera Angels
    • Tanya Krackovic – SheEO Activator & Conscious Capital World
    • Amy Chang – Hera Angels BOD & Delta Nutrassentials
    • Carine Dieudé – Altima Business Solutions & Girls in Tech – Phoenix

    • Amanda Lettman – Kardia Ventures

     

  • Founder Fight Club Judge

    June 28, 2018

    The closing event for San Diego Startup Week,, which brings together thousands of entrepreneurs, and community leaders, the Founders Fight Club allows the audience to see budding entrepreneurs pitch their startups in three different rounds. Each company advances only with the blessing of the audience who is encouraged to vote via chanting for their chosen winner.

     

    Judges

    Regina Bernal, Entrepreneurship Manager, USD

    Brant Cooper, CEO, Moves The Needle

    Ashok Kamal, Executive Director, Tech Coast Angels

    Victoria Lakers, President, Frank M&C

    Chad Trytten, Co-Founder, Koriist

  • UCSD PediCab Pitch

    June 27, 2018

    As part of Startup week, UCSD's Innovation Center planned the PediCab Pitch.

     

    "Who needs elevators? Join us for this fast-paced Elevator Pitch with a San Diego flair! What could be better than this: 30 competitors, 90 seconds, 3 investors in pedicabs and $1,000 cash prizes. The Pedicab Pitch is hosted by the University of California San Diego.  "

    Judges:

    Eric Gasser, Founder, SEED San Diego

    Cynthia Hanson, Associate Director, Strategic Initiatives and Outreach, UCSD

    Victoria Lakers, President, Frank M&C

    Jeff Slosar, Managing Partner, NextWave Venture

  • San Diego Startup Week Keynote

    June 26, 2018

    Keynote: Getting Funded with the Area’s Top Women Investors

    A keynote speech for San Diego Startup Week, this panel included Arlan Hamilton, the high-profile investor behind VC firm Backstage Capital - one publication recently dubbed her "America's hottest VC" Hamilton. This packed ballroom with over 400 people, discussed how to get funding for different types of investors. 

     

    Moderators

    Victoria Lakers, President, Frank M&C

     

    Speakers

    Ellen Chang, Chair, Wharton Angels

    Arlan Hamilton, Managing Partner, Backstage Capital

    Jenn Kercher, President & General Counsel, Section 32

    Allison Long Pettine, Founder & President, SEED San Diego

    Caitlin Wege, Partner, MooDoos Investments

  • Tech Coast Angels Women in Investing

    March 7, 2018

    Step into the world of Angel Investing through the eyes of five women Angel Investors with Tech Coast Angels San Diego. This event will guide you through the initial phases of Angel Investing and provide overall education on Angel Investing as well as Investor Insight followed by a Q&A.

    • Caitlin Wege | Partner, MooDoos Investments

    • Susie Harborth | General Partner of BioInnovation Capital

    • Kelly Sarber | President, Strategic Management

    • Amanda Lettmann | CEO of Kardia Ventures

    • Moderator:

    • Victoria Lakers | President, Frank M&C, Inc

     

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