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Mindshare LA

Mindshare takes place on every on every third Thursday of the month (unless indicated otherwise) and gathers energized people from diverse backgrounds for an evening of inspiration and interaction in Downtown LA. The event starts at 7pm and as the attendees arrive, they can meet new people while enjoying hors d’oeuvres and a stocked, reasonably priced cash bar. The program begins at 8:30, and consists of a few 10 minute talks and performances from a variety of disciplines. You can see a list of our past programs here..

Read Fast Company’s review of Mindshare..

Every month we also showcase new installations and games for our attendees to experience and interact with, created by the great brains at Mindshare Labs.

Read The LA Times review of Mindshare Labs..

Our venue changes from time to time, but we stay focused on the downtown area. You can see the pics from a typical event here if you’d like to get more a feel for the event.

Mindshare was created to serve as a platform for networking and the sharing of ideas across a wide range of fields.

The evening consists of presentations, food, drink, art and music, within the ambiance of a stunning loft outside of downtown LA. Founded in 2006 by alum of Art Center, RISD, Caltech, Claremont and Stanford, Mindshare works to foster a sense of community within this vast city.

We offer a consistent format, concocted from some of our most successful elements in the past:
Attendees gather in the conference space. There is food and a reasonably priced cash bar. There will be chill tunes to set the mood 😉
8:30pm-10pm: INSPIRATIONS
There is a projector for the presentations and each speaker gets 5-10 minutes to talk about anything that they find interesting: what inspires them, something they’re working on, a recent adventure they went on, a discovery they made, etc. A musical act often ends this segment.
Come to enjoy the experience and leave with some new friends and business contacts.


BASES | BT National Entrepreneurial Bootcamp

Apr 08 – 11 2010

Stanford University, Palo Alto, California

Rolling Application. Final Applications Due Saturday, March 13th.

Are you a college student and an aspiring entrepreneur? Then you shouldn’t miss the National Entrepreneurial Bootcamp sponsored by Princeton’s BT and Stanford’s BASES to learn what it takes to develop an idea into a successful venture!

With dozens of executive and entrepreneurial speakers, the Entrepreneurial Bootcamp is a 3-day intensive program that provides participants with an intimate knowledge of the tasks and challenges that all entrepreneurs face. In the process, you will acquire the management and leadership skills needed to excel in a business environment.

Surrounded by a dynamic group of peer student leaders from universities around the nation, experience the innovative culture of Silicon Valley, Venture Capitalists, and mentors. The Entrepreneurial Bootcamp provides you with the tools to get your business idea off the ground and into the world.

All non-Stanford student delegates will receive an all-expense paid trip to Stanford University, including food & lodging.

22nd Annual Growth Stock Conference

22nd annual Growth Stock Conference coming up March 15th-17th at the Ritz Carlton in Dana Point and sponsored by Roth Capital Partners.

Please join ROTH for its annual three-day conference that brings together executives from approximately 350 growth companies including 100 Chinese companies. This event is designed to provide investors with a unique opportunity to gain
insight into small- and mid-cap growth companies across a variety of sectors, including energy, sofware, technology, industrials, healthcare, media, consumer, and retail. We  combine company presentations, Q&A sessions, expert panels and management one-on-one meetings to provide our institutional clients with extensive interaction with senior management to gain in-depth insights into each company.

The conference is no-charge to USC Marshall students but you MUST register with Mr. Chad Cooper via email ( ) by COB (5:00 PM PST) Thursday, March 11th – no exceptions.  Business attire at the conference is required.

USC Marshall Thought Leadership Forum

Young Presidents Organization Roundtable

The YPO Roundtable is a once a year opportunity to intimately network with members of YPO ( This unparalleled access to the young leaders in the business community provides students with access to potential mentoring, internship and employment opportunities.

When: Tuesday, March 23rd, Time TBD

Where: TBD

Entry: Free for USC Marshall EVMA members, $25 for non-members (all guests welcome)


Entrepreneuring Does Not Come From Spontaneous Combustion

Medical Fusion Conference 2010

Wynn Las Vegas Photo

Omni San Diego Hotel
June 11-13, 2010

Wynn Las Vegas
November 5-7, 2010

Physician career change is the focus of the Medical Fusion conference.

Whether you are a medical resident who wants to learn about all of the possibilities available to you or a retired physician looking for entrepreneurial side ventures, this is the conference for you. Come to Medical Fusion and get the tools necessary to take your career to the next level.

Medical Fusion is for physicians interested in exploring non-clinical career opportunities. Designed to teach physicians how to leverage their medical training and expand their careers, participants receive training from experts with practical knowledge on a variety of non-clinical subjects.

Medical Fusion is designed as a “tool box” for the modern physician. Clinical physicians today need to know how to leverage their clinical training in new and unique ways. Medical Fusion provides broad exposure to a variety of niche areas, leaving participants with practical steps to begin crafting the career they’ve always wanted. Come learn from physicians who’ve already developed their own unique careers.

Medical Fusion:  a new medical event for physicians, by physicians.

Conference Schedule

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