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Student Entrepreneurs to Compete in SBEC Tiger Tank

Last week, four teams of high school entrepreneurs, two from the California Academy of Mathematics and Science (CAMS) in Carson and two from the Port of Los Angeles High School in San Pedro competed along with four college teams from California State University Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) to have their chance to step into the Tiger Tank and pitch their future business ideas to a panel of successful local entrepreneur judges. Two teams from the high school competition and two teams from the college level competition were chosen by a panel of judges from the South Bay Entrepreneurial Center to move on to the upcoming final round at the Innovation Matters Entrepreneur Expo and Tiger Tank Competition on Thursday, November 19, 2015 at the Toyota Meeting Hall near the Torrance Civic Center in Torrance. This event is part of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) happening in over 140 countries the week of November 16-22, 2015.

BQE Software in Torrance hosted the teams for the semi-finals. From CAMS competing was Jock Sporting Goods and Prosthe Kicks. From the Port of Los Angeles High School there was Fun Foam and Petscort. The winning teams were Prosthe Kicks and Petscort. The CSUDH teams competing in the semi-final competition were Fast Foodie, Prestige Business Consultants, Sensor This and On the Go. The two college teams advancing to the Tiger Tank competition are Fast Foodie and Prestige Business Consultants.

Come hear this next generation of entrepreneurs in the South Bay make their pitch and compete for two slots in the SBEC incubator (each a $4000 value.) Prizes will be awarded to the top high school team and the top college team pitching their business.

Join local innovative South Bay companies BQE, Inc., The Strand Brewery, Sage Goddess, The Sports Studio and Systems Technology, Inc. as they share how they founded their companies and followed their dreams. The Innovation Matters Expo will take place from noon until 4pm on Thursday, November 19, 2015 at the Toyota Meeting Hall at 3330 Civic Center Drive in Torrance, California.

The success of each of these new companies contributes to the growth of the South Bay’s economy, creating jobs and strengthening infrastructure for economic development. Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators, who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare.

During one week each November, GEW inspires people everywhere through local, national and global activities designed to help them explore their potential as self-starters and innovators. These activities, from large-scale competitions and events to intimate networking gatherings, connect participants to potential collaborators, mentors and even investors—introducing them to new possibilities and exciting opportunities.

The cost to attend is $30 per person in advance and $40 at the door. Lunch is included. The price for students with Student ID or Senior Citizens with valid driver’s license or state ID is $15 at the door (no pre-sale tickets.)

This event is supported by BQE Software and the City of Torrance. Additional sponsors for the event are CSUDH, and the South Bay Workforce Development Board.

Upcoming Events (June 2015)

Friends of the SBEC Luncheon
Tuesday, June 9 11:30am to 1:30pm
Buffalo Fire Department
1261 Cabrillo Ave #100, Torrance
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SBEC Pitch Night
Tuesday, June 16 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Buffalo Fire Department
1261 Cabrillo Ave #100, Torrance
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CSUDH Toro Tank Pitch Competition and Boot Camp
Sponsored by SBEC
Thursday, June 18, 2015  7:30 AM to 5:00 PM
California State University, Dominguez Hills
1000 E Victoria St, Carson
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FREE Connecting Women To Power Business Conference
Thursday, June 18, 2015  7:30 AM to 5:00 PM
California State University, Dominguez Hills
1000 E Victoria St, Carson, CA
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Breakfast with the Angels
Thursday, July 16  7:30 am to 9:30 am.
Toyota Auto Museum

Upcoming Events (May 2015)

SBEC Pitch Night

Tuesday, May 19, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Buffalo Fire Department
1261 Cabrillo Ave #100, Torrance
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Torrance State of Education

May 28, 12:00pm to 1:30pm
DoubleTree by Hilton
21333 Hawthorne Blvd, Torrance
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PortTech Pitch: Meet the Angels

Boardwalk Cafe, Ports O’Call Waterfront
Berth 77, Nagoya Way, San Pedro
May 20, 2015, 4:30pm to 7:30pm
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National Association of Women Business Owners – Los Angeles

Leadership & Legacy Awards Luncheon
Friday, June 5, 2015, 11:00am to 4:00pm
JW Marriott LA Live
900 W Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles
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Friends of the SBEC Luncheon

Tuesday, June 9 11:30am to 1:30pm
Buffalo Fire Department
1261 Cabrillo Ave #100, Torrance
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Growth Capital Expo 2015

GROWTH CAPITAL EXPO 2015

Sunday-Tuesday, April 12-14, 2015
Caesars Palace Resort | Las Vegas, Nevada

The Growth Capital Expo brings together the best ideas, the most promising companies and the top deal makers in emerging growth finance for three days of education, networking and deal making in the nation’s premier destination for meetings and entertainment.

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