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Meet the Funders

  • Glen Arden Club 357 Arden Avenue Glendale, CA, 91203 United States (map)

Hosted by City of Glendale

Calling all fledgling founders, emerging entrepreneurs, and intrepid innovators! Arrive with your product pitch polished at Glendale Tech Week’s signature speed-networking event, Meet the Funders, where you’ll connect with a lineup of angel investors, venture capitalists and lenders representing some of the most established VC firms in the Los Angeles region; as well as specialists with expertise in product, legal services, and more.

The event will begin with a keynote panel on “The Future of Fundraising and Beyond,” presented by:

Noramay Cadena, Managing Partner at MiLA Capital
Chris Lucas, Founder and Managing Director at Black Diamond Ventures
Brad Schwartz, Founder and Managing Partner at Strategic Law Partners, LLP
Moderated by: Alex Bruno, Founder of Bruno Group, Inc.

During this keynote presentation, you will gain insight from our expert panelists on the evolution of investment and fundraising. Panelists will also discuss if and what type of fundraising is right for a company, as well as alternative avenues to growing a company.

Then, we will commence the speed-networking portion of the event, which will feature the following funders and mentors:





Business Analysis

  • Robin Lee, Principal at Robin Lee Venture Consulting


  • Rudy Manning, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Director of Pastilla

Pricing and Monetization Strategy

  • Ed Lee, Managing Director at HelloAdvisr 

Talent Acquisition

More to come!

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, assistive listening devices are available upon request. Requests must be submitted 72 hours in advance. Please contact the event organizer to submit a request.

$10 Advance Purchase
$15 At the Door (while tickets last)

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Later Event: September 17
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