IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Tickets are still available for the 2nd annual Irvine Entrepreneur Forum (IEF) taking place on February 28th, 2011 at the Beckman Center located at 100 Academy Irvine, Calif., 92617. The IEF Forum provides an excellent opportunity for entrepreneurs, and other professionals to network, and investors to associate themselves with cutting-edge companies. Attendees will have the opportunity to attend four workshops: Protect Yourself, Marketing, Financing, and Growing Your Business. Each workshop will be taught by an industry leader.
The IEF will also feature four highly-accomplished Orange County entrepreneurial speakers. The panel will provide an in-depth look at the lessons they learned while successfully launching their startup companies; and offer advice on how to take advantage of opportunities and minimize miscues:
- Steve Andler (Moderator), Vice President of Marketing for Telecommunication Systems, Inc.
- Albert Wong, Retired Entrepreneur, “A” of AST Research
- Bob Bova, President and CEO for Vangard Voice Systems
- Gregg Marston, Vice President and CFO for Networks in Motion
In addition, the eight finalists from the IEF contest will have an opportunity to pitch their companies in front of a panel of angel and venture capital investors. The eight finalists are: LulyBoo, Be There Bedtime Stories, IndyaVids, OrderCup, Wobwire.com, Enova Water, Zero-Watt, and FMX-4 Aircraft. Two $10,000 cash prizes will be awarded to the two winners of the event.
To register for the 2011 Irvine Entrepreneur Forum log-on to: http://iefinfo.com/register.php.
The Irvine Entrepreneur Forum was established by the Irvine Chamber of Commerce in an effort to bring together local entrepreneurs with angel, venture and private equity investors. The 2011 IEF is sure to eclipse its predecessor. The inaugural event on June 1, 2010 featured 20 local entrepreneurs, and received extensive media coverage.
About The Irvine Chamber of Commerce
The Irvine Chamber of Commerce is one of the most influential Chamber’s in Orange County representing hundreds of local businesses. The Chamber’s mission is to promote an economic climate that strengthens the competitiveness of local businesses, while offering members a wide range of benefits, services, programs and information. The Irvine Chamber is one of only 250 Chamber’s in the U.S. who meet the requirements for accreditation by the U.S. Chamber. For more information, please call 949-660-9112, or visit www.irvinechamber.com.
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