Inspired by the opportunity to reinvent the way we back new ideas and support entrepreneurs who are creating a more equitable and sustainable world, Allie joined Village Capital in 2016, and was named CEO in January of 2019. In her role at VilCap, she’s responsible for overseeing our team of “rabble rousers” who are dedicated to creating new opportunities for entrepreneurs who have been traditionally overlooked by early stage investors. She was also part of the team that co-created the Startup America Partnership, a private sector initiative of the Case and Kauffman Foundations created in response to President Barack Obama’s cross-agency effort to promote entrepreneurship around the country.
Anna Gudmundson is the co-founder of BioSelf Technology). BioSelf’s latest product Sensate, provides on-the-spot profound relaxation in as few as 10 minutes – all the healthy results for mind and body, but without the years of training! Learn more here.
Expert DOJO improves the success rate of early-stage entrepreneurs with investment, foundation, influence, community, branding, marketing, communication, mindset. Based in Santa Monica, Expert DOJO is the fastest growing start-up community in Southern California. Entrepreneurs love Expert DOJO and the power of our startup community. All entrepreneurs in our programs have agreed to support the whole community as we get stronger together. Please meet some of their companies in this interview. The companies URL featured (and hyperlinked email) are:
Established in 2017 by the Secretary of the US Air Force and reporting to the Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force, AFWERX is a catalyst for agile Air Force engagement across industry, academia, and non-traditional contributors to create transformative opportunities and foster an Air Force culture of innovation within the 600,000+ organization.
Eric Bahn specializes in seed venture fund investing. He is the general partner and co-founder at Hustle Fund. He was prior an ex-Venture Partner at 500 Startups.
My guests are former Miss Nevada United States, investor and serial entrepreneur Lisa Song Sutton and attorney & journalist Meghan McNulty. Both are passionate about politics and civic engagement (Lisa is running for Congress in Nevada’s 4th District). They discuss how their professional experience inspired them to be more active.
Scott Fox is CEO of the OC Startup Council. He is also a Best-selling Author, Serial Entrepreneur, Startup Advisor, Deal-maker, Community Builder, Angel Investor.
Charles Antis is a CEO, roofing expert, entrepreneur and humanitarian. A proponent and local thought leader for corporate social responsibility, following the belief model of “doing well by doing good.” His board positions include the Orange County Ronald McDonald House, the External Advisory Board for OneOC, and the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) and Habitat for Humanity Orange County. Charles has donated every roof installation of every home built by Habitat OC since 2009. In 2017, he was awarded the CNA/NRCA Community Involvement Award at the International Roofing Expo.
John Bradley Jackson is the Director for the Center for Entrepreneurship at California State University, Fullerton and help leads angel investment fund Titan Angels. At CSUF Jackson is a Professor of Entrepreneurial Marketing, New Venture Creation & Launch, and Social Media. Known affectionately as “Professor JJ”, Jackson brings practical marketing and sales knowledge to the classroom from both Silicon Valley and Wall Street.