WHAT WE DO

Our community believes in the power of people, learning and support. From providing educational and networking events, forums, workshops and mentorship programs, we prepare you … and introduce you. The end result? Real relationships and lifelong mentors.

HISTORY

Founded in 1984, Tech Coast Venture Network is one of Southern California’s premier technology business networks. TCVN strives to strengthen the entrepreneurial eco-system in Southern California and to empower the entrepreneur and emerging growth companies, offering educational and networking programs and providing resources and exposure opportunities to take their businesses to the next level.

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VISION

Our community believes in the power of people, relationships and trust. If you want to be a successful entrepreneur or want to help entrepreneurs become successful, start here.

MISSION

TCVN is the trusted resource for start-ups and emerging entrepreneurs who are seeking to build relationships, to be successful in their entrepreneurial endeavors and to drive growth and new opportunities. We are a non-profit organization that believes in networking with integrity. Our members develop relationships based on our own philosophy of openness, community, and free-flowing ideas in the marketplace.
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  • I truly enjoyed meeting with so many bright entrepreneurs. Hearing their ideas and offering my views and thoughts allowed for some great discussions and several "eureka" moments on both sides. Very rewarding process and I can't wait to do it again. 

  • Learning how to pitch is at the heart of every entrepreneur’s journey. TCVN specializes in teaching entrepreneurs this critical skill.

    Tracy Kwiker, Founder

  • TVCN is a treasure trove of resources and support for any entrepreneur or startup.

    Michael Sawitz, Founder, FastStart Studio

  • Education. Networking.  Community. TCVN empowers the entrepreneur through monthly pitch contests to help you hone your message and tell others how they can help you to our workshops to our mentor events.  Becoming a member and joining our community, you tap into a network of mentors, professionals and other entrepreneurs and a wealth of knowledge.   Join us!

    Larry Kutcher, President, Founder

  • Our meet and greet events typically bring in about 100+ individuals from different businesses. You will have the opportunity to network with other entrepreneurs, and build relationships in a casual and fun atmosphere.

    Brad Hall, CEO, Hall & Co.

  • Please join our monthly workshop events which bring in roughly 40-50 individuals. Our workshops delve into a variety of entrepreneurial topics, including legal issues for startups, financing, IP protection, and much more.

    Bart Greenberg, Founder, Pivotal Law Firm

  • There’s a lot of great products and ideas no one has ever heard about. In many cases it’s because the Founder or CEO cannot articulate the product and the market opportunity effectively.  The only way to do that is to be prepared for the types of questions an investor will ask. TCVN strives to help these Start Ups become fundable companies.

    Breanna Bremer, Assistant Director, UCI ANTrepreneur Center

  • Being a sponsor is one of the many ways you can get involved in the TCVN community.

    Tony Crisp, Founder, CRISP^YHKG