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#IrvineTechWeek Kickoff Event/Resource Fair

Hosted by ITech Hub & 5 others
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About Event

Join us for the highly anticipated kickoff event of Irvine Tech Week, where innovation meets opportunity! This dynamic gathering brings together entrepreneurs, investors, industry experts, and tech enthusiasts for an evening of networking, knowledge-sharing, and inspiration.


4:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Resource Fair

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Founders Panel

  • Patty Bollenbach - Founder and CEO, RxPlace | AWS Healthcare Accelerator | Techstars ‘23

  • Evan Zimmerman - Co-founder and CEO at Edge (YC W23)

  • Joe Morin - Co-Founder, CEO Social Rewards, Inventor, Advisor, Mentor

  • Dr. Farnoush Fadavi - President and Founder of Bala Enzyme. Endodontist

  • Matt Dubois - 4x Founder w/3 exits, Founder, CEO Chargezoom

  • Patrick Dumas: Founder and CEO of Waterborne Skateboards

6:00 PM Kickoff Event Starts

6:45pm – Speakers and VC Interactive Panel

  • 6:45p - Melinda Kick Off 

    • Thank everyone for being here. 

    • Speak about Irvine techweek. 

    • Introduce Councilmember Tammy Kim (read shortened bio) 

    • Tammy comes up and gives her remarks. 

    • Tammy hands it back over to Melinda. 

  • 7:00p - Hosts 

    • Melinda Speaks. Introduces Ryan and Scott. 

    • Ryan Raps

    • Scott Speaks… introduces panel

  • 7:15p - VC Panelists and Moderator Scott Fox (Scott will lead panel)

    • Speakers and VC Panel

      • David Kim - Plug and Play

      • Jasmine Jiang - Sunstone Management

      • Eric Eide - Alliance SoCal

      • Andrew Chen - Venture Capital Investor

      • Madeleine Stockton - Sway Ventures

  • 7:50p - 8:45p Breakout Session (Ryan will lead session)

    • Brainstorm problems/opportunities - 10 minutes

    • Assign panelists to corners of the room to lead 5 groups to discuss 5 different problem/opportunity areas - 20 minutes

    • Panelist leaders present solutions from their groups - 15 minutes.

8:00 PM - 8:30 PM: Closing Remarks

  • Wrap up an inspiring evening with closing remarks from event organizers and special guests. Reflect on the highlights of the kickoff event and get ready to dive into a week filled with exciting activities, workshops, and networking opportunities.

Don't miss your chance to be part of the action at the Irvine Tech Week Kickoff Event! Whether you're a seasoned entrepreneur, aspiring founder, investor, or tech enthusiast, this event sets the stage for an unforgettable week of innovation and collaboration. Reserve your spot now and join us as we ignite the spirit of innovation in Irvine!

City of Irvine
1 Civic Center Plaza, Irvine, CA 92606, USA
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