RSVPed Attending Daryl Hall & John Oates

SEC SEC L1, Row 15, Seat 29-31
Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068, USA
May 29, 2020 at 07:00PM- May 29, 2020 at 10:00PM

About this Performance

Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Daryl Hall & John Oates have announced a 32-date North American summer tour with Squeeze and KT Tunstall. Produced by Live Nation, the latest tour by the best-selling duo of all-time will kick off this May at the famous Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, CA.

Daryl Hall & John Oates are legends who continue to inspire today’s musical trailblazers. Their influence on multiple generations of musicians and songwriters is perhaps best summarized by SPIN who claimed “Hall and Oates are the new Velvet Underground.” On-the-record fans include: Cameron Crowe, Mark Ronson, Questlove, Adam Sandler, John Mayer, Booker T. Jones, Rob Thomas, Brandon Flowers, Amos Lee, Ben Gibbard and Nick Lowe.

The international multi-platinum-selling group has sold more albums than any other duo in music history. 1973’s Atlantic debut Abandoned Luncheonette and 1974’s Todd Rundgren-produced War Babies kicked off a record-breaking career that yielded six consecutive multi-platinum albums: Bigger Than Both of Us (1976), Voices (1980), Private Eyes (1981), H2O (1982), the greatest hits collection Rock N Soul, Part 1 (1983) and Big Bam Boom (1984).

The duo’s collection of No. 1 singles include “Rich Girl” (Also No. 1 R&B charts), “Kiss on My List,” “Private Eyes,” “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)” (No. 1 R&B), “Maneater” and “Out of Touch.” Their Top 10 singles include “She’s Gone” (No. 1 R&B), “Sara Smile,” “One on One,” “You Make My Dreams,” “Say it Isn’t So,” “Everything Your Heart Desires,” “Family Man,” “Adult Education,” “Did It In A Minute” and “Method of Modern Love.” In 1987, the RIAA recognized Daryl Hall & John Oates as the number-one selling duo in music history, a record they hold to this day.

RSVPed Attending Innovate Pasadena: Differentiated by Design: Strategy for Early Stage Startups

Friday, February 14, 2020
8:15 AM to 9:30 AM
Cross Campus, 85 N. Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, CA

Design consistently improves the most profitable companies and products but why do many startups fail to integrate design strategy as they grow. Learn ways to utilize design to build teams, streamline products, connect to users and acquire customers.

Robbie Nock is the Director of Entrepreneurship and Professional Practice at ArtCenter. His background spans media production, new technology and venture development and he is driven to connect design, business and engineering partners to develop new synergies for early-stage innovation. Robbie produces academic programs and provides strategic services for a global community of entrepreneurs, educators, investors and philanthropist.

RSVPed Attending Innovate Pasadena: Intellectual Property: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know

Cross Campus, 85 N Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103, USA
February 21, 2020 at 08:15AM- February 21, 2020 at 09:30AM

The discussion will focus on the use of intellectual property from a business perspective. It will provide some practical guidelines for developing, maintaining and extracting the maximum value from your intellectual assets. What is a trade secret and when do you want to turn it into a patent? What are the various types of patents, and who must be involved in the application? What is the process that you go through, how long does it take, and how much does it cost? What does “patent pending” really mean? When do you want to file for international patents, and what are the financial trade-offs? Once the patent is awarded, what can you do with it; what are the pros and cons of licensing (exclusive, non-exclusive, fields-of-use, etc.) or even selling it to another company. What about infringement of your patent or when your products infringe other patents? What resources are available to you to assist you in making these decisions?

RSVPed Attending Innovate Pasadena: Preparing Your Company For a Growth Round

Cross Campus, 87 N Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103, USA
April 3, 2020 at 08:15AM- April 3, 2020 at 10:15AM

Anton Zietsman will help answer some of the key questions founders and CEO should be asking themselves in anticipation of raising a round of growth equity capital. What milestones should my Company reach? How much should I raise? At what valuation? What questions will a growth equity investor be asking? Is my team complete enough? How should I think about the use of proceeds?

RSVPed Attending Innovate Pasadena: Embark Ventures: Raising Seed Capital and Building MVP for Scientific Founders

85 N. Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, CA
January 31, 2020 at 08:15AM- January 31, 2020 at 09:30AM

Biography: Yipeng Zhao is a Managing Partner at Embark Ventures, a Los-Angeles based venture capital firm focused on early-stage companies. Embark Ventures particularly interested in Frontier/Deep Tech companies such as cyber-security, AI/ML, Robotics and Data Analytics. Yipeng co-founded Embark Ventures in 2017 where he manages Embark Ventures’ new investments and portfolio companies. Since founded Embark Ventures, Yipeng lead 8 investments and is on the board of directors of multiple venture-backed companies. Prior joining Embark Ventures, Yipeng serviced as Executive Vice President of ZMXY Global Investment, Inc., a China-based private equity investor where he has been actively involved in equity investment in both China and US. Some cases including the equity investment of YangQuan City Commercial Bank and a mixed-use REITs portfolio in Taiyuan, China. Yipeng also helped ZMXY Global Investment set up their venture investment arm (ArcheMatrix Investment Group, LLC) in Los Angeles as a part of the global strategy. Yipeng also worked at UCSD as research statistician focused on Nonparametric and Semiparametric estimation and inference problem in Econometrics. While at UCSD he spent time on the application of big data in customer behavior research and game-theoretical econometrics approach to customer behavior research. Yipeng also has extensive research experience in financial risk management and time series data Analysis.

RSVPed Attending Catalyst & Coffee: Reaching the Hearts & Minds of Your Audience

Are you asking your audience to invest for your reasons, or for theirs? To obtain an investment that is both meaningful AND manageable, you have to reach them intellectually AND emotionally. Gain insight to a process that will take you from a retail salesperson to an advisor. With over ten years of experience in the real estate, insurance, financial planning, and banking world, Calvin Chan brings his marketing, relationship cultivation, and sales expertise to the mission driven world. He’s a Major Gift Officer with Union Station Homeless Services, where he stewards the relationships with individual donors that have a relatively high giving capacity. He’s served on the boards of A Place Called Home, The Salvation Army, and the Pasadena Jaycees Foundation. On his leisure time, you can find Calvin on a horse, at the poker table, or at Storytelling Stand-Up Comedy open mic night.
Spaces, 680 E Colorado Blvd Suite 180 & Second Floor, Pasadena, CA 91101, USA
January 28, 2020 at 08:00AM- January 28, 2020 at 09:30AM

RSVPed Attending Applications of Big Data and AI in Media & Entertainment

A round table discussion with experts from the entertainment and media industry, followed by a chance to network and interact.
Cahill Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics, 1216 E California Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA
January 22, 2020 at 07:00PM- January 22, 2020 at 09:00PM

RSVPed Attending WordCamp San Diego 2020

Colorful Wapuus around the logo for WordCamp San Diego 2020

Scottish Rite Masonic Center, 1895 Camino del Rio S, San Diego, CA 92108, USA
May 2, 2020- May 3, 2020

In brightest day, in blackest night WordCamp San Diego is back in sight. Let those who worship the web’s might, harness its power: WordPressers unite!!

WordCamp San Diego 2020 is May 2-3 and we expect it to be filled with a lineup of super-speakers. 

Stay tuned for new releases – including scheduling, announcements, and information about how to join us as a speaker, sponsor or volunteer.

This looks like a lot of fun. Maybe worth the overnight trip to cut out the driving back and forth from Los Angeles. Their call for speakers is also now open…. Perhaps I’ll put in a proposal? Let’s see what we can come up with.
RSVPed Attending Innovate Pasadena: The Impact of AI

Cross Campus, 85 N. Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, CA, US
January 17, 2020 at 08:15AM- January 17, 2020 at 10:15AM

Artificial Intelligence has the potential to enhance life in ways that we are just beginning to explore. But along with its advantages comes new challenges for ethical system behavior. We must work together to mitigate the risks associated with AI solutions.

Bio: Maria Alvarez
As the General Manager of Shared Engineering Services in the AI + Research division at Microsoft, Maria and her team provide services and programs that support Search, Ads, News, Maps, and Microsoft Research. Maria is a technical leader with over 20 years of experience. Prior to joining Microsoft in 2011, she was promoted through positions at Symantec, HP, CoCreate Software, and Yahoo! She also served as CTO of Panda Security in Spain. Maria has a B.S. in Information Systems and a M.S. in CS from California State Polytechnic University.