Fireside Chat Series

LABIC's Fireside Chat Series features different speakers who lead discussions on various issues and topics of interest to entrepreneurs, from venture capital and fundraising to investing and marketing.


March 2018 | Anna Barber & Sky Kelley

Anna Barber is Managing Director of Techstars LA Accelerator, which focuses on investing in LA area companies in media, entertainment, e-commerce, marketplaces, enterprise SAAS, edtech, cleantech and aerospace.  Sky Kelley is Founder & CEO of Avisare, 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.


September 2017 | Arlan Hamilton

Arlan Hamilton is Founder and Managing Partner of Backstage Capital, a venture capital fund on a mission to help minimize funding disparities in tech by investing in high-potential, underrepresented founders—including women, people of color and the LGBT community.