Pitching Coach:
SBEC Entrepreneur News for June

Pitch Night

Monday, June 19, 2017  6:00pm to 8:00pm
1215 El Prado Ave., Torrance, CA
Join us to see up-and-coming South Bay & Los Angeles startups at SBEC Pitch Night. Meet entrepreneurs, mentors and potential investors. No walk-ins – if you would like to be considered, please contact SBEC to apply.
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SBEC Friends of the Center Luncheon

Wednesday, June 28, 2017   11:45am to 1:15pm
1215 El Prado Ave., Torrance, CA
Meet local entrepreneurs and other SBEC friends for our monthly Networking Luncheon. Our meeting will feature a presentation on pitching.
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“Y” HR is important to Entrepreneurs

Wednesday, June 21 & June 28, 2017
Cal State University – Dominguez Hills
1000 E. Victoria St., Carson, CA 90747
This is a FREE “pilot” course, that will cost $399 in the future. Email Gary Polk at CSUDH for additional information.

Certificate in the Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship

Saturday, June 10, 2017
Cal State University – Dominguez Hills
1000 E. Victoria St., Carson, CA 90747
Check out the free Summer 2017 Info Session on June 10. The certification course starts on June 24 and runs through August 12. course is offered to SBEC Cohorts at $400 (50% discount from regular rate).
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SBEC Endorses “Growth Capital Conference”

Thursday, July 27, 2017 7:00am to 10:00am
DEAL DISPLAYtm showcases growing firms needing capital. View products, online demos. Hot Networking Breakfast at 7:00 AM sharp!
Pay $69 instead of $89 (enter SBEC in CODE field).


Good Reads

Most of Square’s Small Business Loans Are Going to Women
Of all the Square sellers who have accepted a loan from the payments company, 54 percent are women and 46 percent are men.

10 Ways to Fund Your Small Business
There are many different sources of equity and debt funding. This article explores several examples.

Are You Ready to Seek Funding? This 10-Point Checklist Will Decide
Before you go out to seek funding, whether that’s from an angel investor, a venture capitalist or through a crowdfunding platform, make sure you’ve satisfied all the requirements of this checklist.

Startup Seed Funding On The Rise Across The U.S. And Around The World
The Startup Funding Trends 2016 Year-End Report found a 5.5% increase in funding applications in the second half of 2016 compared to the first half of the year, and a nearly 28% over the second half of 2015.

Entrepreneur Academy Course on Human Resources Basics for Entrepreneurs

June 21, 2017 & June 28, 2017
514 N. Prospect, Room L9, Redondo Beach, CA 90278

Who’s attending this Entrepreneur Academy course on Human Resources Basics for Entrepreneurs?

Did you know that CA is the most “employee friendly” state in the Nation? This means that CEOs and Founders must know the basics of HR.

If you currently have at least 1 employee (or planning to have employees), then this short, 2-class course on HR is for you!

On Wed, 6/21 & 6/28, from 6:30-9:30pm, at 514 N. Prospect, Room L9 (basement), at the CSUDH Redondo Beach Campus, Silvia van Dusen will lead TWO Workshop style classes. NO Cost for this pilot course.

Email Gary Polk and provide your name to register by Wednesday, June 21st at 12:00pm. It is OK to send more than one representative from your company.

WEBINAR: Capital Formation and SEC Rulemaking

June 21, 2017
12:00pm – 1:00pm

Join MSK Partner and SBEC Mentor Mark Hiraide on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 for a review of the current status and trends in SEC and California rulemaking on capital raising initiatives, including:

  • Recent SEC staff guidance on Regulation CF and Regulation A
  • Regulation CF: First anniversary of regulation
  • Regulation A: Tier 1 vs Tier 2 and post-qualification issues
  • California’s role in the crowdfunding landscape
  • Broker-dealer registration


Katherine Blair, Partner
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Mark Hiraide, Partner
Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP


Click here for more information and to register. Registration is required for this webinar. Log-in reminder emails will be sent the day before and 30 minutes prior to the webinar.