Eureka FEST 2018: Celebrating influencers, entrepreneurs and investors

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Here we grow again!

Eureka FEST; now in its fourth year, is the startup festival and conference known for highlighting those making waves within the startup, business and tech industries, is taking place on April 28 at the Eureka Building in Irvine.

Eureka FEST is the annual highlight of Orange County’s booming tech and startup scene for their continued support of the growth and success of the innovation and entrepreneurship communities. Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, they’ve found a way to enhance the programming and overall Eureka FEST experience.

With Cox Business as a new title sponsor, Eureka is proud to announce this year’s conference will be livestreamed with groups tuning in from around the world including groups in the UK, Canada, Greece and across the United States.

“Cox Business is excited to be the title sponsor of Eureka FEST, which brings the startup community together to showcase innovation that will influence our region now and in the future,” said Jodi Duva, vice president of Cox Business in Orange County. “By bringing a live streaming component to the event this year, Cox Business is helping to connect our region’s entrepreneurs and early-stage companies with the people and information that can help them succeed.”

Along with the traditional programming of product demonstrations and a pitch contest, Eureka FEST also hosts an awards ceremony honoring those entrepreneurs or investors in Southern California who have not only carved a path for themselves, but are also inspiring others to do to the same.

This year’s recipient of the The Eureka Award is Shawn Dougherty; co-founder of Mophie, The #1 Selling Mobile Battery Case Brand in America. After a riveting day of learning, Eureka FEST 2018 will close with an outdoor after-party of food, drinks and music - celebrating yet another year of networking and growing through the startup space.

“Eureka FEST is one of the largest startup festivals in the region with guests flying in from all over the world to come celebrate entrepreneurship. We are thrilled to have such incredible women and men coming to speak and present at an event we look forward to producing every year!” said Peter Polydor, Eureka FEST founder.

Confirmed speakers and attendees for Eureka FEST ‘18 include HRH Princess Tatiana of Greece and Denmark, Rasha Kajawa; CEO Toucan Ventures, John Ruffolo; CEO of OMERS Ventures, Jim Brisimitzis; Head of Startups at Microsoft, Taylor Klick; CEO/Founder IVVI, Michael Bancroft; Exec Producer of Bloomberg, Laura Evans; Former Fox News Anchor, Chelsea Moore, CEO of BOXFOX with more names to be added.

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About the Eureka Project
Eureka FEST celebrates being an entrepreneur in Orange County with music, pitches, and parties. After hosting some of the best tech, learning and networking events Orange County has to offer, Eureka decided to launch its own signature event called EurekaFEST in 2015. This event was created as a way to celebrate startups and entrepreneurship in Southern California with a day of awesome speakers, demos, pitches, connecting opportunities and a party to wrap it all up. About The Eureka Building: The Eureka Building is a 3-acre technology campus in Irvine, California designed to help accelerate innovation. Our goal is to support local entrepreneurship by giving innovative companies and entrepreneurs in Orange County a home that is centrally located and easy to access. Through partnerships we are more than just a home, but are a support network hosting startup events while fostering mentorship relationships with our partners all within one of the most creative spaces in the region

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