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Women Talk Tech Forum Showcases Innovative Executives and Entrepreneurs from Greater Irvine Chamber Member Companies and Others

Wednesday, June 05, 2019

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The inaugural Women Talk Tech Forum, presented by SBDCtech and the U.S. Small Business Administration, brought together experts panelists including executives from Greater Irvine Chamber member companies: Julie Cranston, director of the Small Business Development Center at UCI Applied Innovation; Erin O’Neill Schultz, city manager head of Sales and Operations, Orange County, Google; and Nicole Washington, director of Innovation and Growth, OCTANe.

Keynote speaker Kimberly Kovacs, founder and president of MyJane, Inc., and managing director of Arroyo Venture, LLC, discussed the distinction between creative ideas and invention, and qualities that provide the foundation for success including confidence, perseverance, decisiveness, and the willingness and ability to continue to strive despite failures. She also covered what types of companies in which venture capitalists are less likely to invest compared to their interest in software and security companies.

Greater Irvine Chamber Executive Vice President Linda DiMario provided opening remarks to the audience of leading women entrepreneurs working in tech and life sciences.

Attendees of the June 3 event had the opportunity to participate in conversations on trending topics in technology, and how to pursue careers in the tech industry. The event also featured various Q&A panel discussions on leadership, team building, scaling ventures, business growth, and pitching/equity funding.

The Greater Irvine Chamber is a partner of SBDCtech and the U.S. Small Business Administration.

A full list and bios of 2019 Women Talk Tech Forum speakers can be found here.

Category: Chamber News, Partner News, Women

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