Venture Capital: How To's, Do's and Don'ts

Turn Your Entrepreneur Dream to Reality
Start the next chapter of your career - Be part of the next big thing - Start your own company

Learn and Explore with an entrepreneurial panel the woes that they have gone through:

What does it take to start a successful company
How to obtain funding for the start-up
The 3 biggest mistakes start-ups make
Do you need a mentor?
How to build a lean, mean, and sustainable startup
What distinguishes successful innovations from ones that never get off the ground
What are your biggest assets and more…..

Featured Speaker(s)

Stephanie Ardrey is a serial entrepreneur, having conceptualized and launched multiple business ventures since she was 18. Her entrepreneurial and corporate experience has covered multiple industries. Ardrey has trained thousands of entrepreneurs nationally, and is an adjunct professor teaching in the Bachelor of Science and Arts programs at CSULA and FIDM/LA. She is the author of "Show me the money: the 9ps to profit!" and columnist for and CaribPress.

Paige Cattano is the Co-founder & COO of Wonder Technologies. Wonder is new app that lets you buy gift cards to any merchant, anywhere. Paige started Wonder after a successful exit with Yoohoot, a mobile advertising and loyalty start-up. She is a marketing executive who has launched 10 products across 4 industries and successfully integrated 16 acquisitions in terms of different product roadmaps, engineering talent and product marketing teams.

Nicole Washington is the CEO and owner of Micro Biz Coach. She works with micro and small business owners to identify strategies to boost the bottom line leveraging internet technology. Nicole worked for several fortune 500 companies including Sprint, Nationwide Insurance, Ernst&Young, Whittman Hart and MarchFirst. She is a member of the Ohio TechAngel Fund and has written an e-book, "Best Kept Secrets of Internet Business". Nichole serves as the Chair of Business Advisory Countcil for the Academy, a STEM high school servicing underserved youth.

Schedule of Events

6:30pm - Registration, Networking and appetizers
6:50pm - WITI OC overview and Speaker introduction
7:10pm - Lean Startups....
8:15pm - Q&A
8:30pm - Adjourn

Meeting Notes

Appetizers and beverages are provided. If you or your company wish to host or sponsor an event please ask one of the leadership team members located on the Orange County home page.