MBA students, alumni go on ‘entrepreneur’s journey’

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2009
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Here, at a glance, is the program and who will be participating.

The Graziadio School’s first ever all-day entrepreneurship bootcamp arrives in Malibu this Friday. “The Entrepreneur’s Journey: Finding, Launching and Growing the Next Big Thing” takes participants on a guided tour from developing the creative idea for a new business to delivering a high market value start-up. Leading the way are faculty from both Pepperdine’s business and law schools and many of Southern California’s leading angel investors and venture capitalists. Also on-hand will be entrepreneurs who have been there and done that.

The series of panel discussions and presentations celebrate the Graziadio School’s newly redesigned entrepreneurship program, centering on creativity and innovation to roll out bankable ideas. It also will formally introduce the expansive plans ahead for the upcoming annual business plan competition, a tech commercialization initiative and much more.

Agenda

8:30 a.m. Check In

9:00 a.m. Welcome/Keynote Address
“Opportunities Never End”
Rodrigo Veloso, Founder,CEO, O.N.E. World Enterprises

10:45 a.m. “Great Idea! Now What?”
Explore new idea generation, new venture creation and the critical steps to transform a great idea into a successful enterprise.

12:00 p.m. Lunch
“Be A Creative Problem Finder”
Dean Linda A. Livingstone

1:00 p.m. “The Business Plan – Write It for the Right Reasons!”
Understand the key goals of writing the business plan and how critical components provide your roadmap to wealth creation.

2:00 p.m. “The Legal Landscape – Navigating Start-up Issues”
Choose the appropriate corporate structure, understand proprietary and non-proprietary IP protection and key federal/state regulations you must observe.

3:15 p.m. Pitch Sampler: Kimberly Isaac, Shark Bite Scuba

3:30 p.m. “Access to Capital: The Investor Perspective”
Learn what investors are looking for in today’s challenging new venture climate from experts in Angel and VC funding.

4:45 p.m. Networking Reception

Participating:

Robert Aholt
Board of Directors, Pasadena Angels

Richard Anderson
Managing Director, Moss Adams Capital, LLC

Scott Badenoch
Co-founder, CEO, CreativeCitizen.com
Palmer Center for Entrepreneurship and the Law
Pepperdine University

David Block
Managing Member, Block Capital Partners
Palmer Center for Entrepreneurship and the Law
Pepperdine University

Larry Cox
Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship
Graziadio School of Business and Management
Pepperdine University

Patrick Eggen
Sr. Investment Mgr., Qualcomm Ventures

Scott W. Fennel
Member, Level 11

Douglas E. Howe
Practitioner Faculty of Entrepreneurship
Graziadio School of Business and Management
Pepperdine University

Kimberly Isaac
Co-Founder, CEO, Shark Bite Scuba

Dean Linda A. Livingstone
Pepperdine University

Jason McNamara
Founder, CEO, Peer Investment Inc.

Zubin P. Mehta
President, Global Wave Group

Kyle C. Murphy
President, SwitchStream & Adjunct Professor of Strategy
Graziadio School of Business and Management
Pepperdine University

Jason Nazar
Co-Founder, CEO, Docstoc.com

Don Oparah
Founder, CEO, VAI Global LLC

Matt Ridenour
Partner, Momentum Venture Mgt

Al Schneider
President, Tech Coast Angels

John G. Shearer
Technologist, Entrepreneur-in-Residence
Graziadio School of Business and Management
Pepperdine University

Rodrigo Veloso
Founder,CEO, O.N.E. World Enterprises

Gia Honnen Weisdorn
Practitioner Faculty of Business Law
Graziadio School of Business and Management
Palmer Center for Entrepreneurship and the Law
Pepperdine University

Michael Woronoff
Distinguished Entrepreneur and Lecturer-in-Residence
Palmer Center for Entrepreneurship and the Law
Pepperdine University

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