July 10th, 7:00 AM at the Skirball Center, the Los Angeles Venture Association will host its 27th Annual Meeting. The morning’s program, Mobile Ecosystem of Southern California and Beyond, produced by LAVA Mobile, is focused on mobile enabled businesses, technology, products and services. Three invited experts will present a 360 view of the Mobile Ecosystem / Marketplace generally with an accent on Southern California.
Rather than the typical panel session, this event provides each speaker the opportunity to make an extended presentation of their insights, observations and perspectives from their unique viewpoint. Master of the ceremony will be serial entrepreneur and investor, Richard Koffler.
Mr. Koffler is a C-level executive who has been successfully launching and nurturing technology ventures for over 25 years, and is currently bringing two life-sciences start-ups to market, VAL9000 and Viderics. Richard has been a member of the Tech Coast Angels since 2001. He is a founding member of the Tech CEO Network, past president of both the Los Angeles Venture Association and the Technology Council of Southern California, and advisor to the California Emerging Technology Fund and the Wells Fargo Center for Small Business and Entrepreneurship at California State University, Northridge. He is vice chair of El Centro Latino for Literacy and chair of the charter New City Public Schools. Richard holds computer science degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of California, Berkeley.
The morning’s featured presentation will be delivered by Jeff Liu, Ernst & Young, Principal and Sr. Managing Director, US Group Head, Technology M&A and Capital & Debt Advisory introducing mobile market, platform and device research. Shuki Lehavi, CEO of Gumiyo will provide his perspective as a successful early local mobile start-up. The program concludes with a broader perspective on the space and overview of past, present and future trends by Joe Jasin, VP of Polaroid, SVForum Founder and Chair of Wireless Software Developers.
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