Bill Gross, Adam Miller and Jason Lucash headline
Entrepreneur Association Conference 2013 at UCLA Anderson, May 10th
This year’s keynote speakers will be:
// Bill Gross, founder of Idealab
// Adam Miller, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2011 award winner
// Jason Lucash, named “Emerging Entrepreneur 2012” by Entrepreneur Magazine
Join us on Friday, May 10th, for a day of networking, learning, and sharing with LA’s venture community at the 28th Annual Entrepreneur Association Conference at UCLA Anderson. Click here to register
// Topics: Retail, Mobile Advertising, Gaming, Going Global, Big Data and many more
// Among the panelists: Heather Lindsey (COO Crowdfunder), Jason Crilly (CEO PageWoo), Ken Fuchs (VP Yahoo Media Sports & Games), Christopher Webb (CEO ChowNow), Jason Xu (CEO Battlefly), ….
Fast Pitch competition
// 1st Prize: $2000 Cash (Total Prizes: $6000)
// Among the judges, William Hsu (MuckerLab), Jason Beck (Vicente Capital), Jamie Kantrowitz (Launchpad LA), Robert Jadon (Startup UCLA), …
// Apply online by May 3rd: Fast Pitch application
ABOUT KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Bill Gross founded Idealab in March 1996 and serves as the company’s Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. Bill founded Idealab to create and build successful businesses that capitalize on innovations in areas with significant growth opportunities, including the Internet. Current and former Idealab companies include UberMedia, Picasa, Citysearch, NetZero, and Overture.
A lifelong entrepreneur, Bill started several companies prior to Idealab. In high school, he founded Solar Devices, a firm that sold plans and kits for solar energy products. In college at the California Institute of Technology, he patented a new loudspeaker design and formed GNP Loudspeakers, Inc. After graduating from college, Bill and his brother Larry started GNP Development, Inc., which made a natural language product for Lotus 1-2-3 called HAL. In 1985, Lotus Development Corporation acquired GNP and Bill became a software entrepreneur at Lotus Development. In 1991, Bill started Knowledge Adventure, an educational software publisher that grew to be the third largest educational software publisher in the world and was eventually sold to Cendant Software and is now a division of Havas Interactive, which is owned by Vivendi.
Bill serves on the boards of directors of numerous companies. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the California Institute of Technology and of the Art Center College of Design. Bill received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology.
Adam Miller is the Founder and CEO of Cornerstone OnDemand. Since starting the company in 1999, Miller has led Cornerstone through nearly 13 years of consecutive growth, transforming it into one of the world’s leading Software-as-a-Service companies. Cornerstone has been recognized as one of the nation’s fastest growing companies by Deloitte, Inc. magazine and the Los Angeles Business Journal. Miller recently was honored as an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2011 award winner. He also was named the Southern California Technology Association’s CEO of the Year in 2009.
In addition to strategy, sales and operations, Miller has led Cornerstone’s product development efforts since inception. His vision helped create one of the first truly integrated talent management solutions in the market, which has received top ratings from industry analyst firms such as Gartner and IDC and has garnered several industry innovation awards. Miller’s focus on client success and product excellence also has earned the company one of the top client retention rates in the industry. He has written and spoken extensively about talent management and on demand software, and he is a contributing author of ASTD’s recently published book, Talent Management: Strategies for Success from Six Leading Companies.
Miller blends his background in finance, business, technology and law to guide Cornerstone OnDemand. Prior to founding the company, Miller served time as a lawyer and investment banker. He worked in corporate finance with Schroders (now Citi Financial) and an affiliate of Montgomery Securities (now Bank of America), supporting clients with private equity and public financing, as well as M&A advisory. His background also includes work with the Card Group in Los Angeles.
Miller has a JD from the UCLA School of Law, an MBA from the Anderson School of Business, a BS from the Wharton School and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania. He earned a CPA and Series 7 certifications and has co-authored two books, Business Capital for Women (Macmillan, 1996) and Managing Your Inheritance (Random House, 1995). But it was his two year trip alone around the world exploring six continents that taught him how to build a global business. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and three children.
Jason Lucash graduated from University of California, Davis in 2006 with a degree in Managerial Economics. He launched his first business as a third-grader in the San Francisco suburb of Danville, California and has had the same entrepreneurial spirit since then. In his early career, Jason successfully ran various marketing campaigns for Major League Soccer and later JanSport, where he increased their collegiate business by 50% in over three years. He also has experience implementing marketing strategies for Ebay, Wells Fargo, Microsoft, Kodak and other Fortune 500 companies. In August 2009, Jason and his business partner Mike Szymczak launched OrigAudio, which is now recognized worldwide. Jason currently heads OrigAudio’s corporate office in Costa Mesa, California and still travels for fun as he continues to expand the business.
While working at OrigAudio, Jason was named Entrepreneur Magazine’s “Emerging Entrepreneur of 2012″, and his product was listed in Time Magazine’s “50 Best Inventions of 2009”. He also made an appearance on ABC’s hit TV show, Shark Tank, and won funding from investor Robert Herjavec.
08:00-09:00am – Registration
09:00-10:15am – Welcome and Keynote
10:15-11:15am – Concurrent Panel Discussions
11:15-11:30am – Break / Networking
11:30-12:30pm – Fast Pitch & Concurrent Panel Discussions
12:30-02:00pm – Lunch / Keynote / Networking
02:00-03:00pm – Concurrent Panel Discussions
03:00-03:15pm – Break / Networking
03:15-04:15pm – Fast Pitch Final & Concurrent Panel Discussions
04:15-05:15pm – Closing Keynote
05:15-06:00pm – Happy Hour & Networking