The Fireside Chat Series features different speakers who will lead a discussion on various issues and topics of interest to entrepreneurs, from venture capital and fundraising to investing and marketing.
Techstars LA focuses on investing in LA area companies in media, entertainment, e-commerce, marketplaces, enterprise SAAS, edtech, cleantech and aerospace. They are particularly interested in diverse founding teams.
Avisare is a platform for companies that want the highest caliber talent in the world. Avisare is an online community of privately invited pre-screened executive level consultants and consulting firms with the skills needed to get results for the jobs or projects posted by businesses on the platform.
Anna Barber, Speaker
In addition to being Managing Director of Techstars LA Accelerator, Anna has held several roles as an advisor and coach to startup founders; Founder and CEO of Scribble Press; VP Product at Petstore.com; Corporate Lawyer; McKinsey Consultant; and Co-founder of the US Air Guitar Championships.
Sky Kelley, Speaker
Sky Kelley, an entrepreneur, experienced executive, and strategic consultant is Founder & CEO of Avisare, a company she began out of a desire to eradicate wealth and income inequality along racial and gender lines. Having assisted in the deal negotiations of more than $20 Billion for three different Fortune 100 companies, Sky brings a results driven approach to her consulting practice as well as to her technology company, Avisare.com.
Tulani Watkins, Moderator
Tulani is the founder of Scoop, and a runner-up in LABIC's first Black Business Pitch competition! Scoop is a tech startup, that 'scoops' up peoples unwanted items, and resales and donates them on their behalf so that they can save time and give back. Scoop helps to close the loop “between the haves and the have-nots” while educating people on sustainable fashion and keeping clothes and other textiles out of landfills.