Entries by BreAnn

How to Network with Investors

How to network with investors – the right way. What does that mean? It means knowing what not to do in front of potential investors and how to maximize your potential at networking events. During this presentation you’ll learn about how investors think and how to navigate in their world. You’ll be able to identify […]

Audrey Wu: Chatbots and Conversational Commerce

The bots revolution is happening because the interwebs are going through some fairly dramatic changes—users’ online habits are not what they once were. We’ve all seen that business insider chart that shows the “big 4” messaging apps trajecting past the “big 4” social apps. that chart is at least a year old and shows that […]

You’ve Got the SOUL-ution

Young organizations tend to have clear cultures and good-enough workflow practices. These things tend to sprout from the founders and early hires. As these organizations scale into hyper-growth companies, chaos and confusion often ensue. Cultures become unconscious and contradictory and workflow practices descend into endless fire drills. Hyper-growth organizations that sustain through scale create conscious […]

From Startup to Exit: Lessons Learned

Pat Holmes was founding VP Technology of a company which over 20 years went from zero to 4,300+ employees & $750M annual revenue, went public, was bought by a larger public company, and then bought again and taken private! This talk presents highlights and important lessons learned. For an online resume of the presenter’s background, […]

“My First Rodeo”: Campaign Reflections & Insights

After more than 20 years of active public service in the community as a volunteer (including as a co-founder of Innovate Pasadena) earlier this year, Andy Wilson ran for elected office for the first time. Disconnects between expectation and reality were much greater than anticipated (fake news transpires at the local level!). Was it naivety? […]