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Monday, September 25
 

8:00am

Coffee and Networking
Monday September 25, 2017 8:00am - 10:00am
Mind & Mill 3615 Main Street, Suite 103, Riverside, CA 92501

8:00am

Coffee and Networking
Monday September 25, 2017 8:00am - 10:00am
Riverside City Hall 3900 Main Street, Riverside, CA 92522

8:00am

Free Coworking @ Mind & Mill
Join us all week for free coworking at Riverside, California's newest coworking space, Mind & Mill. Coworking provides a open environment to work within a space which promotes flexibilty and collaboration. Some people have described coworking as an oportunity to work for yourself alongside other like-minded people. Take a break from working at Starbucks and check in at the new way to work. 

Coworkers enjoy super fast wifi, drinks, beautiful art, configurable furniture, secure lockers, private conference rooms and easy access to downtown bars, restaurants and museums.

Thank you to our sponsors, SolarMax Technology and All Covered (IT Services from Konica Minolta), for so generously helping make this event possible.


Monday September 25, 2017 8:00am - 4:00pm
Mind & Mill 3615 Main Street, Suite 103, Riverside, CA 92501

9:30am

Morning Keynote - Michel Kripalani, CEO, Oceanhouse Media
Limited Capacity seats available

How did a boot-strap, scrappy start-up with little seed capital grow to the rank of #114 on the Inc 500? How did an obscure, independent video game development company produce the #1 PC game in the US? And how did a small group of developers hold the #1 spot on the iPad App Store for an entire week back in the Spring of 2012?

 Michel founded his first entrepreneurial venture just 8 days after graduation from UCSD. Come listen to his stories as he takes you on a journey of entrepreneurial successes and failures over the past 25 years. He will also share tips, techniques and mindsets that are critical for success.

If you are currently running a small business or if you have ever dreamed of doing so, this talk will have loads of wisdom and inspiration for you


Speakers
avatar for Michel Kripalani

Michel Kripalani

CEO, Oceanhouse Media
Michel Kripalani is President / CEO of Oceanhouse Media, a leading developer of apps for the mobile market. His company has successfully published over 500 apps, including works for Dr. Seuss and others. He is a serial entrepreneur, having founded three successful ventures over t... Read More →


Monday September 25, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
Riverside City Hall 3900 Main Street, Riverside, CA 92522

10:30am

Hustle and Grit - the CEO formula for success. And so is Bluetooth
Social media and bluetooth are converging rapidly and there are two new markets emerging which are going to become platforms for next generation apps - social and beacons.    Come listen to Jose talk about how his social app is breaking through the noise and will help consumers and retailers become more connected and provide a platform for a better customer experience. 


Speakers
avatar for Jose Montero

Jose Montero

CEO / President, Blue
Jose Montero in a native from San Antonio, TX who grew up in Riverside, CA and attended Martin Luther King- Jr. High School. At 17 he began helping his father with B2B marketing at the Montero Consulting Firm. At age 18 he started his first business which he later handed down to... Read More →


Monday September 25, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Riverside Excite Accelerator 3499 10th Street, Riverside

10:30am

Setting a legal foundation for success - Is your legal house in order?
Setting up your enterprise requires more than just a cool product and big vision. You need to be familiar with all the legal steps and requirements as an owner of a enterprise. 

Speakers
avatar for Ben Eilenberg

Ben Eilenberg

Attorney, Ben Eilenberg
I work with entrepreneurs and small business owners to help with all their legal needs.  Each business is different, and requires individual attention to its own unique issues.  Unlike traditional law firms, I work with your company as part of the team.  I will come to your offices to learn what challenges you face and what your goals are... Read More →


Monday September 25, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
Riverside County Business Center 3403 Tenth St, Riverside, CA 92501

11:00am

Destination Innovation: Exploring the Power of an Integrated Innovation System
Destination Innovation: Exploring the Power of an Integrated Innovation System

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Meredith

Kevin Meredith

Co-Founder, WESEE Collective
Kevin Meredith is a co-founder at The WESEE Collective – a united set of endeavors that are committed to find, foster and enhance the meaning and outcomes of value around the world by simultaneously advancing Wellness, Education, Society, Ethics and Environment.  Kevin directly leads The WESEE... Read More →


Monday September 25, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
The Box Theatre 3635 Market Street, Riverside, CA

12:00pm

Realities, Pitfall and Opportunities of Manufactured in the USA
Moderators
avatar for Kimberly Davidson

Kimberly Davidson

Economic Development Manager, City of Corona
Kimberly Davidson is the Economic Development Manager for the City of Corona, where she is focused on encouraging the growth of manufacturers, entrepreneurs and tech-related companies. | | Ms. Davidson has been in Economic Development for more than 9 years and previously own... Read More →

Speakers
JA

Jon Armstrong

Owner, Do It American
avatar for Charles Henkels

Charles Henkels

Apprenticeship Director, Norco College
Charles is driven to help bridge the gap between education and careers. Focusing on apprenticeship and work-based learning, Charles supports companies' professional development programs in partnership with regional education institutions and he connects students and job-seekers... Read More →
avatar for Gene Sherman

Gene Sherman

Founder / CEO, VOCADEMY - The Makerspace
A lifelong maker, entrepreneur, teacher, and inventor. From model-making as a child, to machinist/tool-maker at age 21. Gene's career included interacting with hundreds of advanced manufacturing companies, managing instructional labs at a university, and running his own robotics start-up. Gene knows first hand the value of people with real hands-on skills. Over the past decade, Gene has turned his focus towards giving others the opportunities to learn these skills and become more valuable to the world. He is the founder/CEO of Vocademy... Read More →
avatar for Chris Wentworth

Chris Wentworth

Additive Manufacturing Practice Lead, California Manufacturing Technology Consulting


Monday September 25, 2017 12:00pm - 2:00pm
The Box Theatre 3635 Market Street, Riverside, CA

1:00pm

Introduction to Software Development for Startups

Are you looking to create an app or software for your startup?  Without a technical background making software can be intimidating.  We will cover key terms you will hear when talking with developers.  Then we will discuss the various methods you can employee to create your software, with an emphasis on the benefits and drawbacks of each.  We will also provide you with some tips on how to communicate with your technical team to get the results you want. 


Speakers
avatar for Crystal Richardson

Crystal Richardson

Project Manager and Customer Liason, Notch8
Crystal works as a project manager for a web development team making mobile and web apps for clients.  She joined the tech field with little experience in computers and almost none in writing code and had to quickly get up to speed with the technology and jargon.  Since this tran... Read More →


Monday September 25, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Riverside Excite Accelerator 3499 10th Street, Riverside

2:00pm

The Internet of Things - The Promise & the Challenges
The Internet of Things is transforming our homes, offices, cars & cities. What will it change? How will it benefit us? And what are the challenges?

Speakers
avatar for Wilfred Martis

Wilfred Martis

CEO, RattleTech
Wilfred is the CEO of Rattle Tech, an Internet-of-Things software & solutions company. He is also the founder of Chariotz, an online marketing platform for the automotive industry. Prior to his current ventures, Wilfred was the VP of Marketing & Business Development at LED-lighting startup Soraa, founded by 2014 Nobel Laureate Shuji Nakamura. Wilfred also spent 15 years at Intel, in several engineering, business... Read More →


Monday September 25, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Riverside City Hall Grier Pavilion 3900 Main Street, 7th Floor, City Hall, Riverside, CA

2:00pm

Social Media: Perhaps You Suck @ Mind & Mill

So you have a business page on Facebook and you post pretty photos of your products on Instagram. Maybe you even use hashtags and know how to tweet. That's super rad but not really enough.

Social media usage without a solid strategy, in depth knowledge and wisdom is much like having a fancy car. A fancy car that has no gas in the tank, no GPS and no wheels. You may have the most badass road trip planned, that car is going to take you absolutely nowhere FAST.

There is a truly effective way to utilize social media and 90% of the business owners we've encountered are doing it wrong and DON'T EVEN KNOW IT. Are you in that 90%? You sure about that? 

If you're not 110% sure you don't suck at using social media for your business, you need to get out of your lifeless (but pretty!) car and Uber it over to Mind & Mill, a digital marketing agency in Riverside, California, for a little social media intervention.

Join us! https://www.facebook.com/events/265801353921033

Thank you to our sponsors, SolarMax Technology and All Covered (IT Services from Konica Minolta), for so generously helping make this event possible.



Monday September 25, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Mind & Mill 3615 Main Street, Suite 103, Riverside, CA 92501

4:00pm

Happy Hour @ The Brickwood Taproom
Monday September 25, 2017 4:00pm - 7:00pm
The Brickwood 3643 Main Street, Riverside, CA 92501

5:30pm

Interview, Q&A and Book Signing with Jason Calacanis
Mind & Mill, a digital marketing agency in Riverside, California, is excited to kick off the TechStars Riverside Startup Week with an exclusive fireside chat, Q & A and book signing with angel investor, Jason Calacanis.

The event is FREE and the first 100 guests will receive a FREE copy of ANGEL signed by the author!

Following the interview, Jason will be hosting a question and answer session with the audience and signing his brand new book, ANGEL: How to Invest in Technology - Timeless Advice from an Angel Investor who Turned $100,000 into $100,000,000.

This is HUGE!! It’s going to be an incredible evening discussing angel investing, startups, entrepreneurship and the future of technology and innovation in the digital world.

Jason Calacanis is a technology entrepreneur, angel investor, and the host of the popular weekly podcast This Week in Startups. The founder of a series of conferences that bring entrepreneurs together with potential investors, he was a "scout" for top-tier Silicon Valley venture capital firm Sequoia Capital and frequently appears in the media.

Join us! https://www.facebook.com/events/103332766995067

Thank you to our sponsors, SolarMax TechnologyAll Covered (IT Services from Konica Minolta), and New Wealth Advisors Club, for so generously helping make this event possible.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Calacanis

Jason Calacanis

Technology Entrepreneur, Angel Investor, and the Host of the Popular Weekly Podcast This Week in Startups
Jason Calacanis is a technology entrepreneur, angel investor, and the host of the popular weekly podcast This Week in Startups. The founder of a series of conferences that bring entrepreneurs together with potential investors, he was a "scout" for top-tier Silicon Valley venture capital firm Sequoia Capital and frequently appears in the media. He lives in San Francisco, California. | | Join him at Mind... Read More →



Monday September 25, 2017 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Mind & Mill 3615 Main Street, Suite 103, Riverside, CA 92501

8:30pm

Riverside Open Mic Night - confirmed.
RUPO Open Mic is a weekly event for the community to come together and support eachother as they express themselves through poetry, music, comedy and theater. RUPO has been serving the community of Riverside for the last 20 years, providing Raw Uncensored entertainment to the Artistic community. For Mature Audience Only | Admission is Free

Monday September 25, 2017 8:30pm - 11:00pm
Back to the Grind 3575 University Ave, Riverside, CA 92501
 
Tuesday, September 26
 

8:00am

Coffee and Networking
Tuesday September 26, 2017 8:00am - 10:00am
Riverside City Hall 3900 Main Street, Riverside, CA 92522

8:00am

Coffee and Networking
Tuesday September 26, 2017 8:00am - 10:00am
Mind & Mill 3615 Main Street, Suite 103, Riverside, CA 92501

8:00am

Free Coworking @ Mind & Mill
Join us all week for free coworking at Riverside, CA's newest coworking space, Mind & Mill. Coworking provides a open environment to work within a space which promotes flexibilty and collaboration. Some people have described coworking as an oportunity to work for yourself alongside other like-minded people. Take a break from working at Starbucks and check in at the new way to work. 

Coworkers enjoy super fast wifi, drinks, beautiful art, configurable furniture, secure lockers, private conference rooms and easy access to downtown bars, restaurants and museums.

Thank you to our sponsors, SolarMax Technology and All Covered (IT Services from Konica Minolta), for so generously helping make this event possible.



Tuesday September 26, 2017 8:00am - 4:00pm
Mind & Mill 3615 Main Street, Suite 103, Riverside, CA 92501

9:00am

Morning Keynote - Gordon Bourns, Chairman & CEO, Bourns Inc.
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Gordon Bourns

Gordon Bourns

Chairman and CEO, Bourns, Inc.
After more than 70 years in business, Bourns continues to grow because of the company's continued commitment to providing value for our customers. Bourns invests in innovative new products through development within Bourns and through strategic acquisition of companies or product... Read More →


Tuesday September 26, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Riverside City Hall 3900 Main Street, Riverside, CA 92522

10:00am

Modern Manufacturing - the Bill of Materials, the Factory and Roomba
Speakers
avatar for Scott Miller

Scott Miller

CEO, Dragon Innovation
Scott N. Miller is the Chief Executive Officer of Dragon Innovation, where he has served since founding the company in 2009.Scott is a mechanical engineer by training, with extensive hands-on andexecutive leadership experience designing and manufacturing complex softwarecontrolled electro-mechanical systems. He began his career building robots,including a biomimetic robotic tuna fish at MIT, an undersea remotely operatedvehicle at Deep Sea Systems, and a full-size walking dinosaur at Walt DisneyImagineering... Read More →


Tuesday September 26, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
The Box Theatre 3635 Market Street, Riverside, CA

10:30am

Startup Fundamentals - Are you an Entrepreneur or Employee #1?
If you are a new or aspiring entrepreneur this session is for you. You will learn what it means to be an entrepreneur and how to focus on your market and what steps you will need to take to attract investment.



Speakers
avatar for Vincent McCoy

Vincent McCoy

Executive Director, Inland Empire Small Business Development Center
The Inland Empire SBDC provides existing and startup businesses with technical assistance designed to improve their competitive standing in the marketplace. SBDC clients receive expert guidance and benefit from the experiences of staff and other businesses. The Inland Empire SBDC... Read More →


Tuesday September 26, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
Riverside County Business Center 3403 Tenth St, Riverside, CA 92501

10:30am

Building the Perfect Pitch - EARLY STAGE STARTUPS ONLY
** Please Note***  The moderator for this session was changed. Scott Brovsky will be filling in and has a wealth of experience helping early-stage startups become investor-ready and can help startups get connected to angels and venture capitalists. 

Private session for startups who are aggressively pursuing capital raises.  Tom will work with up to 10 startups and guide them to construct the perfect pitch. 


Speakers
avatar for Scott Brovsky

Scott Brovsky

Executive Director, InSoCal CONNECT
Scott is the Executive Director of InSoCal CONNECT, an economic development non-profit whose mission is to help identify, mentor and get funding for promising tech startups in the Riverside County region of California. Scott has been a Founder or Founding Executive of a number of... Read More →


Tuesday September 26, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
Riverside Excite Accelerator 3499 10th Street, Riverside

12:30pm

Cyber Security Mistakes Which Could Cost You Big Time!
Startups and Small / Medium Businesses usually take shortcuts on implementing technologies that can effectively protect their businesses data. The main reason they do this is because they are not aware of how they can protect their business without paying ridiculous amounts of money. This seminar will focus on showing you how to implement and practice cost effective cyber security strategies using a three layer method to protect your company.

Layer (1) Network Level – Learn how to protect your company’s network from internal and external attacks.

Layer (2) Computer Level – Learn how to protect your company’s data at the computer level, such as lost or stolen computer.

Layer (3) User Level – Learn about the tools that you can use to protect your company from a user, making a critical mistake such as introducing ransomware into your business.

Join us at Mind & Mill, a marketing agency in Riverside, California: https://www.facebook.com/events/318226705309081

Thank you to our sponsors, SolarMax Technology and All Covered (IT Services from Konica Minolta), for so generously helping make this event possible.

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Slaughter

Thomas Slaughter

IT Services Consultant, All Covered
Thomas is a recognized leader in IT Security and Services that has worked with hundreds of executives, business owners, and entrepreneurs on the implementation of emerging business technologies and the latest tools in cyber security.  He has worked with startups, small businesses, and large enterprises helping them determine the most effective technologies to run their business and the best ways to protect their... Read More →



Tuesday September 26, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Mind & Mill 3615 Main Street, Suite 103, Riverside, CA 92501

12:30pm

1:00pm

Want advice on starting a company? DON'T DO IT!
The idea of starting a business seems wonderful. The entrepreneurial freedom, the potential wealth, and the excitement of creating something new and novel. But the reality is very diffferent. The long nights, the failures, the effects on your loved ones, the naysayers, and the lack of money all take a toll. 

Come and hear a very honest (and funny?) account of what it's been like taking an idea and turning it into a real business.  I'll share the ups and downs, the lessons learned along the way, and perhaps help others see the realities. 

I will also share the joys of being an entreprenuer and why after five difficult years, I keep going. This is absolutely NOT legal advice, simply the shared experiences of an entrepreneur. 

About a 30 minute presentation and then an open Q&A session after the presentation.


Speakers
avatar for Gene Sherman

Gene Sherman

Founder / CEO, VOCADEMY - The Makerspace
A lifelong maker, entrepreneur, teacher, and inventor. From model-making as a child, to machinist/tool-maker at age 21. Gene's career included interacting with hundreds of advanced manufacturing companies, managing instructional labs at a university, and running his own robotics start-up. Gene knows first hand the value of people with real hands-on skills. Over the past decade, Gene has turned his focus towards giving others the opportunities to learn these skills and become more valuable to the world. He is the founder/CEO of Vocademy... Read More →



Tuesday September 26, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
The Box Theatre 3635 Market Street, Riverside, CA

2:00pm

Pivoting from your MVP - Now what should you do?
Starting a company with one idea can be very exciting. But what do you do when you realize that one idea is not going to work. That's when you pivot and start to focus in a new direction.
Knowing when to pivot and why to pivot is not easy - especially when you're heavily invested in the original idea.   Come learn some tips and tricks from a seriel entpreneur who has successfully pivoted his company and learn what's involve when you are just too early for a market. 


Speakers
avatar for Michael Ford

Michael Ford

Co-Founder, Litpro



Tuesday September 26, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Riverside Excite Accelerator 3499 10th Street, Riverside

2:00pm

Inclusive Hiring - Value in Diversity
Embracing Diversity is a key pillar in American Culture.  The Riverside area is no different and has become a true melting pot of cultures and experiences.  Capitilizing on the uniqueness and diversity that our region has to offer will enable organizations to adapt to change and create new unseen opportunities.  This session will take a look at the diversity in our region and how businesses are embracing this diversity to better serve their customers and develop new revenue streams.

Speakers
EL

Eric Lee

Multicultural Hiring
avatar for Erika Medina

Erika Medina

Account Manager, TEKsystems
Erika Medina is an Account Manager celebrating her sixth anniversary with TEKsystems this year.  Originally from Rancho Cucamonga, she currently supports the Orange County Healthcare IT market.  Erika is an active member of the Orange County Diversity Council (OCDC) and has recently joined the Orange County... Read More →


Tuesday September 26, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Riverside County Business Center 3403 Tenth St, Riverside, CA 92501

3:00pm

How To Turn Your Startup Idea Into an Actual Company @ Mind & Mill
Get advice on how to wireframe and explain your idea to a developer. Learn how to communicate and work with developers to turn your idea into a reality. We'll cover how to convince developers to work on your project as well as how to get users to validate that it's a good idea to pursue.

Join us at Mind & Mill, a digital marketing agency in Riverside, California!
https://www.facebook.com/events/1980877598859837

Thank you to our sponsors, SolarMax Technology and All Covered (IT Services from Konica Minolta), for so generously helping make this event possible.


Speakers
avatar for Jeff Winkler

Jeff Winkler

CEO, Origin Code Academy



Tuesday September 26, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Mind & Mill 3615 Main Street, Suite 103, Riverside, CA 92501

4:00pm

Happy Hour @ Mezcal Cantina y Cocina
Tuesday September 26, 2017 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Mezcal Cantina y Cocina 3737 Main Street, Riverside, CA

4:00pm

Pitch Your Killer App Idea to a Room Full of Developers
Do you have a great idea for an app or software project but don't know where to go or how to build it?   Developers, are you looking to meet potential clients, partners or co-founders?  If so, you won't want to miss this event!

Pitch your app is a chance to share your idea with a room full of developers and get feedback on whether it is feasible to build, challenges you might face, and where to go next.  Ideas for anything from Mobile Apps, to Web Applications, to Internet Connected Hardware are welcome.  If you already have a prototype and are looking to take things to the next level, even better!

4:00pm - 5:30pm: Pitch your App

You'll get approximately 5 minutes for pitching your idea followed by 5 minutes for Q&A.  Be ready to answer:
* What problem are you trying to solve?
* How do you imagine the App or Software would work?  Be as specific as possible.
* Do you already have an existing product, prototype, or mockups?
* Are you looking for contractors, employees, or equity partners?

5:30pm - 6:00pm+: Network with Developers

Thank you to our sponsors, SolarMax Technology and All Covered (IT Services from Konica Minolta),  for so generously helping make this event possible.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Goatcher

Matt Goatcher

Partner, Bitpeel
Matt Goatcher is a Founding Partner and Senior Software Developer at BitPeel (www.bitpeel.com), a software consultancy in Downtown Riverside. In his role at BitPeel he helps companies and startups to plan and build great software products that are easy-to-use and on-budget... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Winkler

Jeff Winkler

CEO, Origin Code Academy



Tuesday September 26, 2017 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Mind & Mill 3615 Main Street, Suite 103, Riverside, CA 92501

6:00pm

Makerspace open house and tours at VOCADEMY
Come and see a world-class makerspace and meet the local makers!  

Tuesday nights are Open House nights and everyone is welcome. Vocademy staff will be giving free tours of the facility that includes areas and technologies such as: 3D printing, machinig, CAD, Electronics, vacuforming, and much more... 

If you cannot make it Tuesday night, please give us a call and we'll be happ to show you around at any time during Start-Up Week!  

951-266-6630
www.VOCADEMY.com
info@Vocademy.com 


Tuesday September 26, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Vocademy 1635 Spruce Street, Riverside, CA 92507

7:00pm

Specialty Coffee: Trend or New Tradition?

Specialty Coffee is one the fastest growing categories in the food and beverage industry. Is this just a trend or can you create a lasting business? Hear about the numerous opportunities and the dangers in the industry, and the steps of opening and running a successful coffee shop. Oh we'll also teach you how to brew great coffee at home too.

Look to get answers about the differences between iced and cold-brewed coffee as well as the nuances of acidity, taste, temperature, caffeine, filtering and presentation of specialty coffee drinks.   Who knows, you may become a cold brew specialist... 


Speakers
avatar for Stephen Hasemeyer

Stephen Hasemeyer

CEO, Arcade Coffee Roasters


Tuesday September 26, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Arcade Coffee Roasters 3672 Chicago Ave Ste A Riverside, CA, 92507
 
Wednesday, September 27
 

8:00am

Coffee and Networking
Wednesday September 27, 2017 8:00am - 10:00am
Mind & Mill 3615 Main Street, Suite 103, Riverside, CA 92501

8:00am

Coffee and Networking
Wednesday September 27, 2017 8:00am - 10:00am
Riverside City Hall 3900 Main Street, Riverside, CA 92522

8:00am

Free Coworking @ Mind & Mill
Join us all week for free coworking at Riverside, California's newest coworking space, Mind & Mill. Coworking provides a open environment to work within a space which promotes flexibilty and collaboration. Some people have described coworking as an oportunity to work for yourself alongside other like-minded people. Take a break from working at Starbucks and check in at the new way to work. 

Coworkers enjoy super fast wifi, drinks, beautiful art, configurable furniture, secure lockers, private conference rooms and easy access to downtown bars, restaurants and museums.

Thank you to our sponsors, SolarMax Technology and All Covered (IT Services from Konica Minolta), for so generously helping make this event possible.


Wednesday September 27, 2017 8:00am - 4:00pm
Mind & Mill 3615 Main Street, Suite 103, Riverside, CA 92501

8:30am

Farmers Market at 10th & Lemon Street

This is a Wednesday farmers market sponsored by the County of Riverside Culture of Health. We are open all year round, rain or shine. This farmers market is certified by the County of Food and Agriculture as well as the County of Environmental Health. We host over 20 vendors, many of whom are certified farmers/growers or producers. This farmers market is certified or registered to accept WIC coupons as well as EBT cards. 




Wednesday September 27, 2017 8:30am - 1:30pm
Riverside Excite Accelerator 3499 10th Street, Riverside

9:00am

1 Million Cups - Pitch, Practice, Perfection
Energy AI will be presenting at 1MM Cups. Thanks to CORT for their sponsorship.


Wednesday September 27, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Riverside Excite Accelerator 3499 10th Street, Riverside

9:15am

Morning Keynote - Garner Holt, CEO Garner Holt Productions
Limited Capacity seats available

Garner Holt Productions, Inc. is the gateway to realms of incredible imagination, artistry, technical wizardry, experienced industry veterans, and unmatched, proven quality. From creating the world’s finest and most lifelike animatronic figures, to design for themed attractions, museums, retail and restaurant locations and more, GHP is the most complete design and production workshop in the world


Speakers
avatar for Garner Holt

Garner Holt

CEO, Garner Holt Productions
My company and I have literally grown up together. I founded Garner Holt Productions in 1977, when I was still in high school. I’ve gone from my parents’ garage—with my mother acting as secretary!—to a giant production facility, studio and mockup space where I operate today with the help... Read More →


Wednesday September 27, 2017 9:15am - 10:00am
Riverside City Hall 3900 Main Street, Riverside, CA 92522

10:00am

One-on-One Mentoring
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Wednesday September 27, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Riverside Excite Accelerator 3499 10th Street, Riverside

10:00am

Attention Job Seekers! How to Stand Out and Get that First Interview
Speakers
avatar for Bobby Hunt

Bobby Hunt

Account Manager, TEKsystems
Bobby Hunt is an Account Manager with TEKsystems, the Nations Leading IT Staffing and Services firm. Focusing on the Inland Empire Bobby partners with local businesses to solve IT Business problems with customized Staffing Solutions. Bobby has serviced the Riverside and San Berna... Read More →


Wednesday September 27, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Riverside County Business Center 3403 Tenth St, Riverside, CA 92501

10:30am

Think about your startup idea from a Blue Ocean perspective

Are you pursuing the right buisness model?  Learn how the proven Blue Ocean Strategy will help you determine which startup model is best for you. Blue Ocean Strategy was developed by globally pre-eminent management thinkers Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne. They observed that companies tend to engage in head-to-head competition in search of sustained profitable growth. Yet in today’s overcrowded industries competing head-on results in nothing but a bloody red ocean of rivals fighting over a shrinking profit pool. Lasting success increasingly comes, not from battling competitors, but from creating blue oceans of untapped new market spaces ripe for growth.

Blue Ocean Strategy challenges everything you thought you knew about strategic success and provides a systematic approach to making the competition irrelevant.


Speakers
avatar for Mike Stull

Mike Stull

Director, Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship (IECE) at CSUSB
I am the Director of the Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship (IECE) at California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB). I also serves as Chair for the Department of Management in the Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration and academic director for entrepreneurship. I am responsible for program... Read More →


Wednesday September 27, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
The Box Theatre 3635 Market Street, Riverside, CA

11:00am

Don't sell to your customers...Interview them!

Customer discovery requires a lot of leg work and understanding the process will help you make decisions when you're unsure where your product or service fits within a market.  

This session will take you through a proven methodology on interviewing customers which gets them to tell you all of their problems so that you can build solutions that they willing to pay for.


Speakers
avatar for Ralph Richardson

Ralph Richardson

Tech Consultant
Ralph is a technology consultant and with 15+ years of experience building and launching digital products for corporate clients and startups. | | Ralph is a co-founder and former Director of Riverside I/O, a not for profit co-working and creative space in the heart of downto... Read More →


Wednesday September 27, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
Riverside Excite Accelerator 3499 10th Street, Riverside

11:30am

Creating a Physical Prototype (Hardware)
PLEASE NOTE: Presentation DAY & TIME has changed!

Just having a drawing or description is NOT enough. A working model or a physical proptotye is critical for your start-up's success!
 
In this session, Gene Sherman will discuss the new and incredible resources avaiilabe to entreprenurs who are developing physical products such as hardware, consumer products, and other new inventions.

Topics to be dicussed:
+ Makerspaces and the "tools of making" now availalbe to everyone
+ Crowdfunding and the physical product.
+ How not to get ripped off by overseas companies
+ Finding a MacGyver to help build your prototype.
+ Making your product "manufacturable."
+ The benefits of being "Make In USA."

Plus a Q&A session after the presentation.

Speakers
avatar for Gene Sherman

Gene Sherman

Founder / CEO, VOCADEMY - The Makerspace
A lifelong maker, entrepreneur, teacher, and inventor. From model-making as a child, to machinist/tool-maker at age 21. Gene's career included interacting with hundreds of advanced manufacturing companies, managing instructional labs at a university, and running his own robotics start-up. Gene knows first hand the value of people with real hands-on skills. Over the past decade, Gene has turned his focus towards giving others the opportunities to learn these skills and become more valuable to the world. He is the founder/CEO of Vocademy... Read More →



Wednesday September 27, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
The Box Theatre 3635 Market Street, Riverside, CA

11:30am

Branding in the Digital Space
Branding design has evolved past a minimal logo and a catchy marketing campaign. In this session we'll explore how to grow your brand in the digital world and become more engaged with your audience. 

Speakers
avatar for Robert Vidaure

Robert Vidaure

Co-founder/Creative Director, The Orange Space
Robert has over 10 years of experience in design, marketing, and brand development. He currently co-owns The Orange Space, a creative co-working space in Downtown Redlands and runs his own branding and identity design studio. Specializing in community development, he thrives on collaborating with local businesses and entrepreneurs to help develop their brand and connect with their... Read More →


Wednesday September 27, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Riverside County Business Center 3403 Tenth St, Riverside, CA 92501

1:00pm

Surfing the Tsunami – Finding success and knowing what to do with it when you find it
Most entrepreneurs are in business to be successful and often times they want it overnight. The reality is that achieving traditional success is incredibly hard and the real scary part is what to do when it happens. Come learn from the leader of a company who after forty years had their second bout with “overnight success” as their sales grew well over 200% in a short period of time. The story will include an understanding of how a company who maintained stable sales numbers for nearly 4 decades reinvented themselves. It will touch on everything from marketing, to global expansion, and will also include the challenges they faced with rapid growth and how they overcame them. 

Topics include: 
Stepping out of the comfort zone and overcoming fear
The importance of branding and marketing and how to be creative on a budget
Setting your business up right in the first place so that you don’t have to redo it (including   lessons learned when you don’t)
How establishing a Lean Six Sigma culture made all the difference in the world
Growing the talent in your organization and how to get funding to pay for it
Developing yourself as an effective leader
Reaching the global market (you know the one that holds 95% of the money)
Keeping up with production while keeping it all American Made
What will set your company apart from the competition 

This one-hour session will touch on each of these topics in a fun and energetic way and you are guaranteed to walk away with practices you can immediately implement into your vision.

Speakers
avatar for Angel Sanchez, Jr.

Angel Sanchez, Jr.

Director of Global Operations, Phenix Technology, Inc.
Angel Sanchez, Jr. is an effective leader whose experiences range from being a Vice President of a Fortune 50 company to the leader of a successful small family business. A business and social entrepreneur he brings decades of experience in developing successful programs. In addi... Read More →


Wednesday September 27, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
The Box Theatre 3635 Market Street, Riverside, CA

1:00pm

How to Keep Your Software Project From Ending in Tears
Most software projects end up over budget, behind schedule, and fail to meet stakeholder expectations.  How can we do better?  This talk will cover the problems unique to software development and strategies for avoiding failure on your next project.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Goatcher

Matt Goatcher

Partner, Bitpeel
Matt Goatcher is a Founding Partner and Senior Software Developer at BitPeel (www.bitpeel.com), a software consultancy in Downtown Riverside. In his role at BitPeel he helps companies and startups to plan and build great software products that are easy-to-use and on-budget... Read More →


Wednesday September 27, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Riverside Excite Accelerator 3499 10th Street, Riverside

2:00pm

Understanding the IT Labor Market and Identifying Technical Talent for your Team

Understanding the Labor Market and industry trends are crucial when runnign or starting a business. This session will start off by taking an in depth look into IT Talent trends what is happening in the labor market.  Next we will take a look at attracting and retaining talent in a climate with IT unemployment below 2%.  This has become a daunting task for not only enterprise organzations but for small businesses and startups as well.  This session will take a look at strategies some organizations have taken to manage attraction and retention of the best technical talent.


Speakers
avatar for Bobby Hunt

Bobby Hunt

Account Manager, TEKsystems
Bobby Hunt is an Account Manager with TEKsystems, the Nations Leading IT Staffing and Services firm. Focusing on the Inland Empire Bobby partners with local businesses to solve IT Business problems with customized Staffing Solutions. Bobby has serviced the Riverside and San Berna... Read More →


Wednesday September 27, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Riverside County Business Center 3403 Tenth St, Riverside, CA 92501

2:00pm

Stages of Raising Capital - A Panel Discussion
Come learn about the different levels of raising capital to finance your business.  The different stages range from bootstrapping from friends and family through series rounds from venture capitalists. Other topics to be covered will include crowdfunding and government loan programs.  

AFTERWARDS We will have FREE appetizers at Prohibition. 

Moderators
avatar for Scott Brovsky

Scott Brovsky

Executive Director, InSoCal CONNECT
Scott is the Executive Director of InSoCal CONNECT, an economic development non-profit whose mission is to help identify, mentor and get funding for promising tech startups in the Riverside County region of California. Scott has been a Founder or Founding Executive of a number of... Read More →
avatar for Taj Ahmad Eldridge

Taj Ahmad Eldridge

Director, Babylon Ventures & ExCITE Accelerator
Taj Ahmad Eldridge serves as the co-founder and Managing Partner of Babylon Ventures, a venture fund dedicated to manufacturing & logistics within the United States. In addition, Eldridge serves as the Director for the ExCITE Riverside Accelerator under the Office of Technology P... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Brent Granado

Brent Granado

Founding Partner/COO, Sway Ventures
Brent Granado is a COO and General Partner at San Francisco-based Sway Ventures, where he is focused on diligence, deal structuring, and managing each of the funds day-to-day operations. Brent has successfully demonstrated his innate ability to assist companies by strategically leveraging the greatest value out of their intellectual property and capital. Having held titles including Managing Director, COO and SVP Corporate Development, Brent has served as a trusted executive and advisor. He previously held board positions in a number of portfolio companies, including FanBread and OPĀQ Networks, and presently holds Board positions with 3Discovered. | Brent has spent his career working with startups, growth equity and middle market stage companies. With an extensive knowledge in global markets, he has played an instrumental role in countless... Read More →
avatar for Brian Lowry

Brian Lowry

Vice President, Silicon Valley Bank
avatar for Vincent McCoy

Vincent McCoy

Executive Director, Inland Empire Small Business Development Center
The Inland Empire SBDC provides existing and startup businesses with technical assistance designed to improve their competitive standing in the marketplace. SBDC clients receive expert guidance and benefit from the experiences of staff and other businesses. The Inland Empire SBDC... Read More →
avatar for John Tilquest

John Tilquest

Retired Investor
John Tillquist holds masters and doctorate degrees in information & computer science from the University of California-Irvine, has over two dozen publications, and has spoken nationally and internationally about entrepreneurship, technology, organizational strategy, and economic... Read More →
avatar for Rose Wang

Rose Wang

CEO, InMotion Technology LLC
Rose Wang has been an entrepreneur since immigrating to the US in the 3rd grade. It started out with selling her drawings on a stick at daycare; in high school, she explored e-commerce by importing Asian cosmetics into the western Hemisphere; while in college at Dartmouth, she st... Read More →


Wednesday September 27, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Riverside City Hall Grier Pavilion 3900 Main Street, 7th Floor, City Hall, Riverside, CA

2:30pm

Put Customers into the Palm of your Hand

Most likely, you are reading this content from your phone. Why? Because that is where YOU are…most likely 22/7! 

Mobile is now the 1st screen, where your potential clients are when they are looking for you, hopefully finding you, and buying from you! If you don't have a mobile strategy for your business, so you can make it easy for your customers to do business with you, then you could be missing out out several opportunities. 

 

In this session you will learn: 

 

**Mobile Technology Trends that will help you be more Profitable in your Business!

 

**How you can use your Mobile Phone to make your Life & Work more Productive!

 

**Free & Easy Tools to be more Engaging with your Customers!





Speakers
avatar for Mary Barnett

Mary Barnett

CEO, Another Brilliant Idea, Inc.
Known as “MobileMary” in the industry, she is an expert in Mobile Technology. "MobileMary" speaks nationwide on Mobile, Social and Digital Marketing trends, and even hosted a radio show for 2 years sharing her passion and expertise in Mobile Technology with her listening aud... Read More →


Wednesday September 27, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
The Box Theatre 3635 Market Street, Riverside, CA

4:00pm

Happy Hour @ Prohibition Kitchen & Whiskey
Wednesday September 27, 2017 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Prohibition Kitchen & Whiskey 3597 Main Street, Riverside, CA 92501

6:00pm

3D Printing Basics Class #1 at VOCADEMY
PLEASE CALL VOCADEMY TO SIGN UP FOR CLASS!  951-266-6630

LIMITED TO SIX PEOPLE, FIRST COME FIRST SERVED. 

Napkin sketches and drawings are not enough if you are creating a physical product. People want to see the prototype in real life! 

Come learn the basics of how to use 3D printers AND print your first part! You will learn all the steps, including: finding a model/object online, how to transfer information to the printers, proper machine set-up, and safe use. You will upload a 3D model, learn the software, set up the 3D Printer, fine tune the settings, and print your first part. Essential knowledge in creating protoypes of your idea! 
  • 4 hour class. $140 per person. 
  • Space is limited to 6 participants. 
  • You must call to reserve your spot: 951-266-6630
  • A Make & Take class. Raw materials included.
  • http://www.vocademy.com/classes/3d-printing-scanning/ 



Wednesday September 27, 2017 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Vocademy 1635 Spruce Street, Riverside, CA 92507
 
Thursday, September 28
 

8:00am

Coffee and Networking
Thursday September 28, 2017 8:00am - 10:00am
Mind & Mill 3615 Main Street, Suite 103, Riverside, CA 92501

8:00am

Coffee and Networking
Thursday September 28, 2017 8:00am - 10:00am
Riverside City Hall 3900 Main Street, Riverside, CA 92522

8:00am

Free Coworking @ Mind & Mill
Join us all week for free coworking at Riverside's newest coworking space, Mind & Mill. Coworking provides a open environment to work within a space which promotes flexibilty and collaboration. Some people have described coworking as an oportunity to work for yourself alongside other like-minded people. Take a break from working at Starbucks and check in at the new way to work. 

Coworkers enjoy super fast wifi, drinks, beautiful art, configurable furniture, secure lockers, private conference rooms and easy access to downtown bars, restaurants and museums.

Thank you to our sponsors, SolarMax Technology and All Covered (IT Services from Konica Minolta), for so generously helping make this event possible.


Thursday September 28, 2017 8:00am - 4:00pm
Mind & Mill 3615 Main Street, Suite 103, Riverside, CA 92501

9:00am

Morning Keynote - Jack Dangermond, Chairman & CEO, ESRI
Limited Capacity seats available

ESRI is the global market leader in GIS and has helped organizations of all sizes and in almost every industry. A geographic information system (GIS) lets us visualize, question, analyze, and interpret data to understand relationships, patterns and trends. There is a growing interest in and awareness of the economic and strategic value of GIS.


Speakers
avatar for Jack Dangermond

Jack Dangermond

Chairman, CEO, ESRI
Jack Dangermond is an American businessman and environmental scientist. In 1969, he co-founded with his wife Laura the Environmental Systems Research Institute, a privately held Geographic Information Systems software company.



Thursday September 28, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Riverside City Hall 3900 Main Street, Riverside, CA 92522

10:00am

Content Creators will Rule the World
Speakers
avatar for Diane Strand

Diane Strand

CEO, JDS Productions


Thursday September 28, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
The Box Theatre 3635 Market Street, Riverside, CA

10:00am

Seeking Capital? Don't Make These Mistakes!

Seeking capital in today's economy is getting tougher and tougher.  Investors are pitched ideas all day long so your idea needs to stand out above the crowd.   Learn about the most common mistakes and how to avoid them in order to show potential investors that you're worthy of their focused attention. 



Speakers
avatar for Jay Goth

Jay Goth

Principal, Forentis Fund
Jay Goth is a serial entrepreneur and was a founding executive of Commonwealth Energy, a company started in 1997 where he helped to define and write the initial business plan, raise over $60M in private capital, and successfully launch into a newly created business environment. T... Read More →


Thursday September 28, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Riverside Excite Accelerator 3499 10th Street, Riverside

10:00am

Headshots! Get your headshots! - Confirmed.
***NOTE**** The headshots will be taking place in the ground floor area of the SHOWCASE which is located below the Box Theatre. 

Professional headshots aren't just for models and actors anymore.   Whether you're on Linkedin, Facebook, Behance, Instagram, Snapchat or Twitter, you're going to need something better than a selfie which makes you look professional and ready to work, network and get connected. 

We'll take the photo and get you a high-quality and high-resolution image. Sorry, but we won't have the time to do the professional editing. 

Artists

Thursday September 28, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
The Box Theatre 3635 Market Street, Riverside, CA

10:45am

Walking tour of downtown Riverside Sister City Statues
**MEET IN FRONT OF CITY HALL***

Learn about the statues in downtown Riverside, the history of the sister city relationships and opportunities with tech and innovation around the world

Speakers
avatar for Lalit Acharya

Lalit Acharya

International Business Officer, City of Riverside


Thursday September 28, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
Riverside City Hall 3900 Main Street, Riverside, CA 92522

11:00am

Knowing When to Patent
Depending on your area of business, a good patent can make the difference between success and failure in the marketplace. Even so, patents can vary quite a bit in expense and value and many businesses will just fine without one. Why is that? This short session will explain some of the reasons why and help entrepreneurs think through reasons they might want to consider patenting -- as well as some reasons why they might not.

Speakers
avatar for Dwayne Nelson

Dwayne Nelson

IP Attorney, Nelson Patent Law
Dwayne Nelson started Nelson Patent Law in 2016 to help develop the technology industry within the Inland Empire and broader region. His formal education is in Computer Science (BS, MS) and Law (JD). Dwayne has worked in corporate research and development throughout his career an... Read More →


Thursday September 28, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Riverside County Business Center 3403 Tenth St, Riverside, CA 92501

11:30am

One-on-One Mentoring with Judd Lillestrand
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Have a web or mobile app in mind?  Get advice from an experienced software developer on how to best achieve your goals.

Speakers
JL

Judd Lillestrand

Partner, BitPeel


Thursday September 28, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Riverside Excite Accelerator 3499 10th Street, Riverside

12:30pm

Increasing Revenue & Retention through Storytelling

Every organization faces challenges today unheard of five years ago. New technology offers new ways to broadcast a message, but the value of an advertisement has dropped. How do you connect when you have thousands of options and more competition? This session define and explain storytelling to show you how to effectively and affordably engage and empower your audience. When done correctly, your audience will not only choose you, but they will become a “brandvocate” for you. (Questions are encouraged during the session and free analysis will be offered.)




Speakers
avatar for Nathan Greenberg

Nathan Greenberg

CEO, Arkside Marketing, Inc.
Nathan is a lifelong Inland Empire resident and 20 year veteran of marketing and entrepreneurship. Since starting his first company at the age of 15 he has founded six companies so far. His passion for all facets of marketing helps his clients realize their dreams of growth and philanthropy. He is one of a few marketing executives that has worked on all three sides of the industry... Read More →


Thursday September 28, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
The Box Theatre 3635 Market Street, Riverside, CA

1:00pm

Using the City of Riverside’s Open Data to Spur Innovation

The City of Riverside has been publishing Open Data through www.engageriverside.com since 2012.  Recently, the City has accompanied the website with the launching of an Open Data GIS Portal with the 12 most requested City GIS layers.  The use of the City’s Open Data helps foster public engagement, improve delivery of public services, and creates opportunities for innovation.






Speakers
avatar for Toby Soto

Toby Soto

GIS Manager, City of Riverside
Toby Soto serves as the GIS Manager for the City of Riverside, California and as the editor of MuniGovGuy.com blog site focusing on GIS strategies, technologies, and techniques to advance GIS in local government. | Soto’s professional experience includes 25 years in the Informat... Read More →


Thursday September 28, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Riverside Excite Accelerator 3499 10th Street, Riverside

1:30pm

Marketing Psychology on the Web
Speakers

Thursday September 28, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Riverside County Business Center 3403 Tenth St, Riverside, CA 92501

2:00pm

Modern marketing and sales using AI and machine learning
Speakers
avatar for Maria Smith

Maria Smith

Chief Information Officer, Data360
Marie Smith’s ambitious entrepreneurial spirit has led her to be a founding contributor in her 20 year career to nearly 50 media, tech and wellness companies and projects which have contributed to over $45 million in transactions. After bringing her talents to work at Warner Br... Read More →


Thursday September 28, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
The Box Theatre 3635 Market Street, Riverside, CA

2:00pm

What’s New in iOS 11: More than Machine Learning and Augmented Reality
iOS 11 will introduce a number of powerful new features including Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Machine Learning, and more powerful payment processing.  What startups opportunities will this create?

Speakers
avatar for Josiah Mory

Josiah Mory

kickinbahk Productions
After ten years of touring in the music industry, Josiah Mory left behind his bass guitar and transitioned into the world of software development. Josiah started working with Ruby on Rails, dabbled in Node, and (an Apple fan for a long time) is now loving working with Swift. A believer in helping create and embrace the programming... Read More →


Thursday September 28, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Riverside Excite Accelerator 3499 10th Street, Riverside

2:00pm

Social Enterprise: A Combination of Profit, People, and Planet at Work in Communities

Social enterprises are empowering entrepreneurs to build and scale busineses while make a powerful impact on underserved areas of society.    The social enterprise sector is expanding and this is a good time for you to think about where you can make the biggest difference as a practioner, enthusiast, founder, supporter or other role. 

Come learn about

1. The difference between social enterprise and social entrepreneurship,

2. Best practice examples of social enterprise

3. Social enterprise operational models

4. Social enterprise organizational structures

5. Social enterprise networking events.


Speakers
avatar for Dr. Darla Donaldson

Dr. Darla Donaldson

Assistant Professor of Finance and Social Entrepreneurship, California Baptist University
I have been teaching social entrepreneurship at CBU since 2012 and am passionate about creating sustainable social enterprises for the good of the community. Come learn about | 1. The difference between social enterprise and social entrepreneurship, | 2. Best practice exam... Read More →


Thursday September 28, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Riverside City Hall Grier Pavilion 3900 Main Street, 7th Floor, City Hall, Riverside, CA

2:30pm

W2 vs 1099 - What to know when taking on staff
Hiring employees and retaining a staff can be one of the biggest costs of an organization.  This session will take a look at the difference between hiring someone as a 1099 employee vs a W2 employee.  Understanding the difference can not only help lower the cost of staff but also keep businesses out of legal trouble for incorrect classification. 

Speakers
avatar for Bobby Hunt

Bobby Hunt

Account Manager, TEKsystems
Bobby Hunt is an Account Manager with TEKsystems, the Nations Leading IT Staffing and Services firm. Focusing on the Inland Empire Bobby partners with local businesses to solve IT Business problems with customized Staffing Solutions. Bobby has serviced the Riverside and San Berna... Read More →


Thursday September 28, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Riverside County Business Center 3403 Tenth St, Riverside, CA 92501

3:00pm

Artisan Food Entrepreneurs: Turning Grandmas Recipes into a $50K Home Based Cottage Food Business

Your food is amazing!! You should turn this into a business. Have you ever heard these words from your friends or family? Are you curious about the Cottage Food industry and whether you can start a venture selling your Grandmother's special recipes from home?  This session will take you through the process and show you how you can make $50K a year from an industry specialist who has worked with Cottage Food businesses since 2013. 





Speakers
avatar for Angela Janus

Angela Janus

Founder, Executive Director and Consultant, SBDC EATS & ShareKitchen


Thursday September 28, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
The Salted Pig 3700 12th Street, Riverside, CA 92501

3:00pm

Owning Your Brand Online while taming Amazon

In 2016, we pivoted the business model, and renamed the company to Marketplace Valet

Marketplace Valet brands and ecommerce companies save time and money with a turnkey worldwide multi channel marketplace listing, sales, and fulfillment solution.

To date, Marketplace Valet has generated over $60,000,000 in sales on over 12,000,000 direct to consumer marketplace orders.

Learn more at https://www.marketplacevalet.com


Speakers
avatar for Will Land

Will Land

CEO, Marketplace Valet
Known as “The Marketplace Guy”, Will Land is a multi channel marketplace selling expert and specializes in brand protection | | Started selling cell phone accessories on Ebay.com back in 2001 Built out 2 cell phone accessory brands Empire Case and MPERO The entire focus was marketplace selling, was quick to join Amazon.com once they opened up their marketplace to third party sellers... Read More →


Thursday September 28, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
The Box Theatre 3635 Market Street, Riverside, CA

3:30pm

Technical CEO's and How to Bootstrap your first Company

Being a technical CEO has its advantages and disadvantages.   On one hand, you know the technology very well. On the other hand, you may not have much business and management experience.  

In this session, I will take you through my experience on how to transition from being “tech” to “management”, including business infrastructure, tools, management, and leadership practices.

Other topics to be covered could include:

Bootstrapping your first 3 years in business for profitability

Hiring and Firing employees

What should your company culture be? 







Speakers
avatar for Matthew Irving

Matthew Irving

CEO, SystemGo IT
I'm a senior software developer and manager who started a technology firm servicing the business community. I love technology, business, and entrepreneurship, and especially working with and meeting new people.


Thursday September 28, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Riverside City Hall Grier Pavilion 3900 Main Street, 7th Floor, City Hall, Riverside, CA

4:00pm

Happy Hour @ The Salted Pig
Thursday September 28, 2017 4:00pm - 6:00pm
The Salted Pig 3700 12th Street, Riverside, CA 92501

6:00pm

Computer Aided Design (CAD) Class #1 at VOCADEMY
PLEASE CALL VOCADEMY TO SIGN UP FOR CLASS!  951-266-6630

LIMITED TO SIX PEOPLE, FIRST COME FIRST SERVED. 

Napkin doodles are not enough! Investors and potential clients want to see three dimensional drawings of your product.

This first class introduces students to state-of-the-art Fusion 360 CAD software by AutoDesk. We will teach you the basics such as: user interface, sketching tools, going from 2D to 3D shapes, and creating your first 3-D modeled part. Essential knowledge in creating three dimensional drawings of your protoypes and ideas! 

  • 3 hour class. $105 per person. 
  • Space is limited to 6 participants. 
  • You must call to reserve your spot: 951-266-6630
  • http://www.vocademy.com/classes/cad-cam-graphics/


Thursday September 28, 2017 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Vocademy 1635 Spruce Street, Riverside, CA 92507
 
Friday, September 29
 

8:00am

Coffee and Networking
Friday September 29, 2017 8:00am - 10:00am
Mind & Mill 3615 Main Street, Suite 103, Riverside, CA 92501

8:00am

Free Coworking @ Mind & Mill
Join us all week for free coworking at Riverside, California's newest coworking space, Mind & Mill. Coworking provides a open environment to work within a space which promotes flexibilty and collaboration. Some people have described coworking as an oportunity to work for yourself alongside other like-minded people. Take a break from working at Starbucks and check in at the new way to work. 

Coworkers enjoy super fast wifi, drinks, beautiful art, configurable furniture, secure lockers, private conference rooms and easy access to downtown bars, restaurants and museums.

Thank you to our sponsors, SolarMax Technology and All Covered (IT Services from Konica Minolta), for so generously helping make this event possible.


Friday September 29, 2017 8:00am - 4:00pm
Mind & Mill 3615 Main Street, Suite 103, Riverside, CA 92501

10:30am

Wordpress Theme Setup: A Fantastic DIY Voyage
Wordpress themes come in all different flavors but one thing for sure that they are essential if you want to have a serious online prensence. This session is for everyone include first-time entrepreneurs as well as seasoned developers.   

Speakers
avatar for Verious Smith III

Verious Smith III

Creative Director, Philoveracity Design
Verious Smith the Creative Director of Philoveracity Design, a firm that specializes in Brand Development with work that spans the scope of strategic planning to custom branded campaigns & clients that have included local & national start-ups to medium sized corporations. He is a... Read More →



Friday September 29, 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm
Riverside Excite Accelerator 3499 10th Street, Riverside

1:00pm

UX & UI – Designing Engaging Applications
Speakers
avatar for Julio Ochoa

Julio Ochoa

Senior Product Designer, ESRI
I’ve been building software applications for 5 years. I am a multidisciplined individual focused on composing user workflows, information architecture systems, application interface visual designs and agile software development. As a passionate leader, I unlock individuals’ p... Read More →



Friday September 29, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Riverside Excite Accelerator 3499 10th Street, Riverside

1:00pm

Blockchain Technologies: What are they and Why do they matter?
Speakers
avatar for Ryan Condron

Ryan Condron

CTO, Basespin
Ryan Condron has over 15 years of technology and software engineering experience working with various companies and entrepreneurs.  His background includes serving as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Base Spin, LLC, a technology and software engineering firm working with a wide range of public and private sector companies to provide customized web solutions... Read More →


Friday September 29, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Riverside City Hall Grier Pavilion 3900 Main Street, 7th Floor, City Hall, Riverside, CA

6:00pm

Happy Hour - Pop-Up Craft Beer Social
Join the Inland Empire Brewers Guild for the 'Arts and Craft Beer' event which is a pop-up beer social serving regional craft brews.  You must be 21. 


Friday September 29, 2017 6:00pm - 10:00pm
UC Riverside Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts 3834 Main Street, Riverside, CA 92501