The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) hosted by College of the Canyons will host a free virtual hangout with Brad Feld at the Advanced Technology Incubator (ATI) on Friday, May 24 at the Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center.
Co-founder of Foundry Group and TechStars, Feld is a successful investor in companies such as FeedBurner (acquired by Google), NetGenesis (NTGX) and Zynga (ZNGA). In his virtual hangout, Feld will discuss startups, entrepreneurship and what it takes to build an entrepreneurial ecosystem.
“We are very pleased to provide this opportunity for Brad Feld to talk with local businesses about what he sees as the critical components needed by early stage high-growth-potential companies to help them achieve success,” said Steve Tannehill, SBDC executive director. “Brad has developed incredible insights as an early investor in some highly successful startup companies, insights we look forward to having him share with local businesses.”
After Feld’s presentation, there will be a Q-and-A session, which will allow attendees to ask questions and interact with the Wall Street Journal best-selling author.
Sponsored by Silicon Valley Bank, “A Virtual Hangout with Brad Feld at the ATI” will allow attendees the opportunity to network with investors, startups and Silicon Valley Band representatives. The first 100 attendees to register and attend the hangout will receive a free copy Feld’s book “Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City.”
ATI is a program run by the SBDC to provide resources to help early stage potential high-growth companies take their businesses to the next level.
The SBDC hosted by College of the Canyons is part of the network of seven Small Business Development Centers serving businesses from Santa Barbara County, Ventura County and Los Angeles County.
“A Virtual Hangout with Brad Feld at ATI” will be held from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center (Room 258) at the college’s Valencia campus.