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Startup Success Factors at Caltech

by Sonya Sepahban

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Do you have an idea for a startup, or have challenges and questions about a company you have started or are already working with?  Do you wonder about joining a startup or a more established company?  

Bring your ideas, challenges and questions, and get ready for collaboration and mentoring with your peers and host(s).  The format is structured enough to ensure each participant gets individual feedback, and yet flexible enough to allow for real-time interaction and collaboration.

The host(s) are experienced key players in the Silicon Beach startup ecosystem, and will guide the discussion around Startup success factors and your next steps!  

Agenda is as follows:

  • 4:00-4:30 Intros and networking
  • 4:30-6:00 Startup ideas and conversation
  • 6:00-7:00 You can stay for more networking and collaboration

Don’t miss this opportunity.  Seats are Limited!

Also check out the Playbook on "Startup Success Factors" that is linked to this Huddle.

Please feel free to reach out to us at team@JoinIN.la.

Date and Time

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 at 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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Sonya Sepahban

Sonya Sepahban is an Angel investor, Board member, and Entrepreneur. She has combined her engineering background and deep expertise in technology and product development to build some of the most advanced systems in the US and around the world. As an angel, she is most interested in mobility, cyber, energy, clean tech, bio, enterprise SAAS, IoT, EdTech, and brings unique insights to B2B and B2G companies. Driven by her passion for entrepreneurship and innovation, Sonya recently co-founded PropelWorks, with its first product, JoinIN, where startups meet in small groups to learn, get answers and personalized feedback. She believes that beyond connecting, entrepreneurs need mentorship and support, which are critical to economic prosperity and transforming lives in communities around the globe. Sonya’s career spans world-class high tech organizations such as NASA and several major aerospace and technology companies. Her most recent role was a Senior Vice President at General Dynamics, where she had significant P&L responsibility for Land Systems new product development and technology portfolio worldwide. Sonya currently serves on the Boards of Cooper Standard, a leading global supplier in the automotive industry, and Genomenon, a high growth bio-informatics company. She is an angel investor, and serves on the five-member Investment Committee of the largest Angel Fund in Michigan (MAF). Sonya advises and mentors entrepreneurs in her spare time. She is also a private pilot and enjoys traveling.

Startup Success Factors at Caltech
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