Startups: The Year That Was and The Year That's Ahead

Entrepreneur Speaker Series, Ben Kuo, editor and founder,

Startups: The Year That Was and The Year That's Ahead

We are excited to invite back Benjamin Kuo, editor and founder of, for another year in review. He will talk about some of the noteworthy funding deals, acquisitions, exits and trends of 2017, and talk about what might be in store for the future.
Find out...

  • What's going on in Southern California's entrepreneurial environment, and what were the noteworthy things that happened this year -- and what might we expect in the future?
  • What were the big exits this year along the Central Coast (IPOs, acquisitions)?
  • What gained the attention of investors in 2017, and what technologies and companies might be hot for next year?
  • What were the big successes, and what were the big failures?

More about Ben...

Benjamin F. Kuo is the founder of SOCALTECH LLC, and the publisher of – an online resource with real time news updates on high tech companies across the entire Southern California region, interviews with entrepreneurs, updates on venture capital funding, major business deals, and much more. The site also features the region's most extensive calendar of high tech events and conferences, job postings, and an extensive database of venture capital sources, high tech companies, and other resources for high tech entrepreneurs.

Please join us. There's no charge, but registration is required as seating is limited.


Register by 1/10/2018

Sponsored By
School of Management Center for Entrepreneurship


Susan Wood