April 25, 2011, Irvine, Calif — Tech Coast Venture Network (www.tcvn.org) is hosting the OC Technology Influencer Mixer & Summit 2011, an historic two-day event with partners CompTIA, the world’s largest technology association, the Technology Leadership Political Action Committee and Ingram Micro.
Events will commence Monday, May 16th, with an exciting evening networking mixer open to the public at the Atrium Hotel in Irvine, CA. Guest luminaries from the start-up, entrepreneurial, funding, technology and political worlds will mingle with local entrepreneurs and business leaders to discuss the current state of small business innovation and advancement in the Orange Coast. Light hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served poolside to the beats of a local DJ. OC Cigars of Laguna Niguel will be serving ARSEN Connoisseur Selection 2010 Dominican cigars exclusively for participants of the event.
The mixer will be followed on Tuesday, May 17th, by an invitation-only private summit hosted by Ingram Micro. A select group of corporate and small-business executives and thought-leaders will convene to discuss promotion of local initiatives and Washington D.C. policies to support small business creation and innovation.
“It is a privilege to be a part of what will be an ongoing and evolving effort to highlight and promote local small business growth. The caliber of the organizations and individuals participating with TCVN in this inaugural summit speaks volumes as to what I believe we will achieve,” commented TCVN Chairman Ciaran Foley.
“Historically, industry organizations such as the AeA formed to champion the interests of their early-stage members. As these companies grew and matured, the agenda shifted from one focused on small and medium-sized businesses to one representing more established companies. One of our goals is a renewed effort to enable small businesses with policy representation at the state and national levels. This is not about paying lip-service to helping small companies — it’s about the genuine representation of their needs and interests in Washington D.C.” said Kevin McDonald, President of TCVN.
Sponsors of the event include Hall & Company; Haynes and Boone, LLP; Jackson DeMarco Tidus Peckenpaugh; Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, LLP; Global Human Resources Outsourcing; TechRiskPro and PitchMeTV.
What: OC Technology Influencer Mixer & Summit 2011
When: Mixer: May 16th 6pm-11pm, Invitation Only Summit, May 17
Cost: General admission tickets to the mixer are $50 before April 23rd.
The price increases to $65 after April 23rd and $125 at the door.
Location: Atrium Hotel, 18700 MacArthur Boulevard, Irvine, CA 92612
REGISTER AT: http://2011ocmixer.eventbrite.com/
REGISTER SOON AS SPACE IS LIMITED
ATTENDEES MUST BRING YOUR PRINTED TICKET AND A FORM OF ID (Credit Card or Driver’s License) TO THE EVENT FOR ADMISSION
Founded in 1984, the Tech Coast Venture Network is a non-profit organization (501c3) and one of Southern California’s premier technology business networks. Through a wide variety of forums, pitch sessions, workshops, and other networking events, the organization brings together entrepreneurs and resources from every facet of the technology and start-up landscape. Either directly or through members or sponsors, the resources TCVN delivers address numerous categories: education, accounting, legal services, banking services, intellectual property protection, funding, marketing, sales, publishing, strategic planning, administration, professional information, government-related guidance, and others. In today’s quickly evolving global economy, technology start-ups need every bit of support to emerge from the confusion and thrive. TCVN’s support is intended to benefit the entire Southern California technology community.