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IE Venture Day LA

Mark your calendar and plan to join IE Business School (IE) for IE Venture Day Los Angeles (LA) on September 11th, 2015 at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

IE Venture Day LA is being jointly organized by IE and UCLA, in collaboration with the Berklee Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship at Berklee School of Music and features an entrepreneurial “pitch-off” competition by the local and international start-up community. 

Participating start-ups will present their business elevator pitch in front of a jury comprised of a unique mix of industry experts, venture capitalists, business angels and investors.

Over the past four years, IE Venture Day start-ups that pitched their business raised over €12M + in investments!

 Register to Attend! Seating is limited!

About Venture Days

International Venture Days showcase and celebrate the best of IE Business School’s entrepreneurial spirit. They are host to international startup competitions where the best startups and investors connect and share experiences. Every Venture Day event is a unique opportunity for entrepreneurs to raise funds from local investors and for investors to get access to quality deal flow leading to the continued development and empowerment of  local and international startup ecosystems.
Since 2013, more than 20 million Euros have been raised in Venture Days.  Hosted twice  annually in Madrid and  in 35 other cities worldwide over the last 2 years, a total of $100,000 in prizes have been awarded.

From Sao Paolo to Shanghai, Venture Days have been bringing together quality deal flow, innovative companies and the IE Alumni network of over 45,000 students and entrepreneurs and investors from the local ecosystems.

Recent participating Venture Day companies have included: Microsoft, Santander, Pearson, Ooredoo, Silatech, DBS Bank, Facebook, Google, Wayra, Beta-I, Endeavor Miami and Colombia Startup.


Managing Director

Associate Dean for the Fully Employed MBA and Executive MBA Programs
UCLA Anderson School of Management

Lecturer; GAP Faculty Advisor/ President
UCLA Anderson School of Management

Managing Director
SJ Investment Company

Managing Partner
Territorio Creativo

Marketing Executive
International Entertainment

Managing Director, Digital Strategy Division

Vice Chairman

GAIKA at Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC

Audio Director
Hexany Audio

Project Manager
Sony Computer Entertainment

Stem Disintermedia Inc.
co-Founder & COO

Chief Creative Officer


Registration and Coffee
08:00  -  09:00
Opening Welcome
09:00  -  09:15
Keynote Address: Emerging Business Models
09:15  -  09:45
Presentation:Startup Funding: Silicon Beach--The Next Big Startup Eco-System
09:45  -  10:15
IE Global Executive Startup Finalist “Pitch-off”
10:15  -  10:45
KEVIN SIGLIANO. Managing Partner. Territorio Creativo .
Networking & Coffee Break
10:45  -  11:00
IE Global Executive Startup Finalist “Pitch-off”
11:00  -  12:00
KEVIN SIGLIANO. Managing Partner. Territorio Creativo .
Networking Lunch
12:00  -  13:00
Panel: Entrepreneurship in Entertainment
13:00  -  13:30
Panel: Business Investments in Southern California
13:30  -  14:00
Venture Day Startup “Pitch-Off” Competition
14:00  -  15:15
Networking & Coffee Break
15:15  -  15:30
Venture Day Startup “Pitch-Off” Competition
15:30  -  16:15
Fireside Chat: The Game Changing Startup Market
16:15  -  16:30
Awards Presentation
16:30  -  16:45
Thank You and Wrap-Up
16:45  -  17:00
Closing Reception
17:00  -  18:00

Attendees (122)

I am an entrepreneur. (40)     
Maylia Tsen
Catherine Brower
Brandon Yanofsky
Kyle Hook
Mohamed Aziz, MBA, PMP
Amir Abbasi, PMP
Ed Moses
Robert Lange
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I am an investor. (7)     
Mohamed Aziz, MBA, PMP
Jeff Scheinrock
Charles Kim
David Bernard
Gonzalo Freixes Associate Dean Fully Employed MBA Program
Keyvan Peymani
John Jogn
I am an IE alumnus. (23)     
Kyle Hook
Mohamed Aziz, MBA, PMP
Jorge Pongo, MBA
Robert Lange
Adam Salter
Andrew Lee Founder and CEO
Antonio M Sena
J Antonio Gonzalez
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I am an institutional guest. (4)     
Kate Christensen
Panos Panay
Ignacio Gafo
David Bernard
I am a current IE student. (40)     
Aleks Zlatic
Olga Yushchenko
Thami Silwana
Marina Gomez Fernandez
Kern Wasan Marketing Exec Krossover Media Group
Federico Previsani
Arthur Kramer
Jason Monahan
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I am IE or UCLA staff. (5)     
Jeff Scheinrock
Jean-Marie Winikates
Jermeen Sherman
Masha Taylor
Angela Harris
I am a member of the press. (1)     
David Bernard
I don't want to share this information. (2)     
I am a UCLA alumnus. (3)     
Cynthia Soltero
Abhijit Bhatia
Tamara Cook
I am a current UCLA student. (5)     
Ed Moses
Carsten Rietmann Ph.D. Student UCLA
Ronak Patel
Rex Hatch
Amichai Bergman
Other (17)     
Ronald Hernandez
Adlai Mast
Andrew Kling Applications Engineer Texas Instruments
Sotiris Tsournakis Geotechnical Manager QDVC
John Yoo Designer / Developer Freelance
Brandon Lo
Telia Sorter
Nimish Patel
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I am applying to the “Pitch-off” and hope to present. (9)     
Amir Abbasi, PMP
Andrew Lee Founder and CEO
J Antonio Gonzalez
Alexander Sokhanych Owner&CEO ThinkMobiles
Nathan Vizcarra
Karolina Symington
Christopher McAndrew
Enrique Besa
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Join us for IE Venture Day @ UCLA University of California, Los Angeles

Location: North Campus, UCLA

Since the Fowler is a building on the UCLA campus, there is no street address that will help you get to your event.

Directions: from the 405 Freeway: exit on Sunset Boulevard and proceed east on Sunset about 1.5 miles to the Westwood entrance of campus. Turn right onto Westwood and proceed straight ahead to the ramp leading underground to the Parking and Information Kiosk within Parking Structure 4 (P4) and the adjacent metered Pay-Per-Space parking area.

Parking: guests will need to park in Parking Structure 4, at Sunset Boulevard and Westwood Plaza. For more complete wording, please use the following:

Enter UCLA from Sunset Blvd. at Westwood Plaza. Drive ahead to the Parking Information Booth in Lot 4. Convenient Fowler parking is at the northeast or southeast ends of Lot 4, where automated pay stations accept $1 and $5 bills and credit cards. The parking fee is a maximum of $12 per day. The Fowler is visible to your left when you ascend from the elevator or stairs.

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JEAN-MARIE WINIKATES Managing Director IE Business School