Viterbi Startup Garage (VSG)’s Summer Smasher Speaker Series follows in the traditions of VSG’s Virtual Oceanside Chats. They will be hosting 8 speakers (every Wednesday @12:30 PM PT) to engage with anyone interested in INNOVATION and learning more about the Los Angeles Startup Ecosystem! They have investors, serial entrepreneurs, and topical experts lined up and ready to share their highly sought after advice and insights. This series is open to the full VSG community, and that includes you!

This week, VSG is inviting Victoria Hodgkins to break down business strategy and effective planning.

WhoVictoria Hodgkins (CEO of PeopleKeep) on Business Strategy and Planning: Making these critical processes effective, efficient and inclusive.

What: This highly interactive session (come prepared to answer lots of questions) will examine elements of strategy and planning. We’ll also share best practices for getting the most out of these processes, which are as vital for start-ups as established companies.

When: 7/14/2021, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM PT

Where: Zoom (Register For Link)

Next weekVSG is inviting Elizabeth Reynolds to introduce us to Starburst Accelerator.

Who: Elizabeth Reynolds (Program Director of Starburst Aerospace) on SCALE: The Building of an Accelerator

What: Elizabeth will introduce you to the Starburst accelerator program, what they’re building with SCALE, and why. She will briefly cover the state of the aerospace industry as they relate to Starburst’s program goals. She will dive into why Starburst chose LA as its home and explain how they support innovation (short and long term). Lastly, she will weigh in on who should join an accelerator, how teams should select one, and tackle how to get the most out of accelerator programs.

When: 7/21/2021, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM PT

Where: Zoom (Register For Link)


Published on July 13th, 2021

Last updated on July 23rd, 2021