Events Emerging Growth and Innovation Forum

Maker City LA, Los Angeles, CA


12:00 - 12:30 p.m. Registration & Networking Lunch – FIRST Interactive Demo of Latest Innovations in Science & Technology

12:30 p.m. Emcee Welcome: Sharad Khare, Digital Strategist & TV Host & Forum Introduction by: Enzo Villani, CEO,

12:40 p.m. FIRST Robotics & Demo Overview: Technology & Future Innovations

-Steve Stark, Regional Director, Southern California, FIRST

12:50 p.m. Innovation Opening Keynote Fireside Chat: Dan Raju,Tradier Cofounder, Chairman & CIO

1:15-2:00 - Emerging Industry Disruptors Panel: Fueling Innovation by Implementing New Solutions

A moderated discussion focusing on new technologies and disruptors across a variety of industry sectors creating new efficiencies:

-David Aferiat Co-founder and Managing Partner at Trade-Ideas

-Serena Ehrlich, Director of Social & Evolving Media, Business Wire

-Jeff Mahony, Founder & Chairman, SaveDaily

2:00-2:15 p.m. Networking break

2:15-2:45 p.m. Innovation Keynote:

Rob Fried, Founder and CEO of Feeln, a subsidiary of Hallmark Cards

2:45 - 3:30 p.m. Emerging Growth Trends Panel: How to Fund & Grow Your Business in Today’s Environment

A moderated discussion focusing on innovative ways to raise capital, access growth options, and develop dynamic new business streams:

-Darren Marble, CEO, CrowdfundX

-Scott Purcell, CEO FundAmerica

-Joan Dromey, Senior Product Manager, Private Markets, Computershare

-Rod Turner, Chairman & Founder, Manhattan Street Capital, Inc.

3:30 - 4:15 p.m. - Emerging Growth Trends: Positioning Yourself As a Business Rockstar & How to Leverage Social Networks to Empower Investors

-Steve Lehman, Chairman, Business Rockstars

-Enzo Villani, CEO of

-Thomas Beattie, CEO, Voleo

4:15 - 5:00 p.m.Closing Discussion: Introduction of “Equities Women’s Council”- Discussion on Today’s Women in the Workplace – Diversity, Inclusion & Current State of Affairs

-Silvia Davi, CMO,,

-Kristal Bogle, CMO, Computershare,

-Hillary Gadsby, CEO of Gadsby Affair & Chief Visionary Officer of

-Carine Carmy, Head of Marketing at Amino

5:00 – 6:00 p.m. – Networking Cocktail Reception


  • Private & Public Company C-Suite executives
  • Financial Advisors
  • Institutional Investors
  • Sellside Investors
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Corporate executives
  • IR professionals
  • PR professionals
  • Vendors
  • Media

Event Sponsorship Packages:

Silver Sponsorship - $2,000: Web Banner Ad on Homepage & Inclusion in Forum Marketing Materials and social media sites.

Gold Sponsorship - $5,000: Web Banner Ad on Homepage & Sponsored Content on Event Page Section Dedicated to “Emerging Growth Company” spotlights.

Platinum Sponsorship - $10,000: Web Banner on Homepage, Sponsored Content on Event Page Section Dedicated to “Emerging Growth Company spotlights and inclusion on a panel or keynote (if qualifies), and Business Rockstars Interview - in LA or Equities TV interview from Nasdaq MarketSite – in NY.

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