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October 20 (Doors open 5:00 p.m. PST):

Join us for our preview party, which begins with a VIP cocktail party, three fireside chats and a pitch contest. First up, we have 2021’s “Entrepreneur of the Year,” Alex Israel of Metropolis Technologies, who will be doing exclusive one-on-one interviews with Arena Club co-founder Brian Lee, followed by Shawn Green, two-time Dodgers All-Star.

After that, dot.LA co-founder Spencer Rascoff will host a discussion with Julia Boorstin about her new book, “When Women Lead.”

Finally, we end the evening with our annual pitch competition, organized by Fenwick. The winner will be announced the following day during the main event!

October 21 (Doors open at 7:30 a.m. PST):

Prepare for a big day as you explore the Bond exhibit at the Petersen Museum while enjoying a quick breakfast, then head to the Main Stage, where dot.LA co-founder and CEO Sam Adams will be joined by sweetgreen founder Jonathan Neman to discuss LA’s historically unique relationship with health foods and salads…and what the eating habits of Angelenos can tell us about the future of sustainable eating.

Also on the main stage is our Web3 panel on virtual avatars, hosted by journalist Samson Amore. Panelists include Invisible Universe’s Tricia Biggio, Jadu’s Asid Malik, and MELON CEO Josh Neuman. The panel will allow startups working on avatars to explain how we might browse the web and interact with each other using our digital proxies.

After that, Sam Adams will host fellow restaurateur and L.A. staple, Alex Canter of Canter’s Deli and Nextbite, followed by a panel on tackling the L.A. housing crisis moderated by dot.LA reporter Donato Decerry. This panel will discuss the impact of technology on industry developments, including how technology can be used to address affordable housing, homelessness and innovation in a rapidly changing marketplace and will be hosted by Jaren Grady of Crate Modular; City of Los Angeles Vice Mayor for Budget and Innovation Jeanne Holm and Ross Maguire of Azure Printed Homes.

To wrap up the morning, we have three breakout rooms, which include a workshop on Scaling Your Leadership, hosted by Evolution and moderated by Evolution CEO and Co-Founder Matt Auron with panelists Janine Davis, Carolyn Jones and Erik Kellener. Next, Pacific Western Bank will host a breakout session titled Financing Growth Beyond the Term Sheet. Attendees can also take part in a panel on Creators, Curators and Community Builders, moderated by dot.LA writer Lon Harris and featuring guests Jon Bodenheimmer of Spotter, Evan Britton of Famous Birthdays, Jamie Gutfreund of Whaler and Rosie Nguyen from Fanhouse. The panel will focus on the creator economy and how big tech money has changed the way influencers monetize their brands.

After a two-hour lunch, we will return with three more breakout rooms. The first is Charging Up Clean Mobility, hosted by dot.LA writer David Shultz and featuring Paul Gioupis of Zeem Solutions, Ramy El-Bartrawi of EV Mobility, and Scott Painter of Autonomy. Next, we have Revolutionizing Online Marketplaces hosted by Grace Kangdani from Bank of America and sponsored by Zoolatech, with panelists Roman Kaplun from Zoolatech and Dan Dan Li from Popshop Live. And finally, we have Equity in the LA Ecosystem, with Kojuan “Ko” Trinidad-Williams from LA Tech and with panelists such as Stuart McCalla from Evolution, Marcos Gonzalez from Vamos Ventures, Derek Smith from Plug In South LA and Aisling Carlson of Diversity VC.

At 3 p.m., join Spencer Rascoff as we wrap up our conversation for the day with Dana Settle, Managing Partner at Greycroft, for Founders & Funders: The Artistry Between Transformative Entrepreneurs and Key Investors. The two will discuss the unique relationship between the Founder and the Anchor VC in the world of high-growth startups.

Our final panel on the main stage will be Health in the Post-Roe Era, hosted by Jumpstart Nova’s Kathryne Cooper. This panel seeks to address the gap of intention and action among investors in the technological and financial aspects of reproductive health care, while sharing developments in health technologies for those living in the post- Roe. Panelists include Crystal Adesanya from Kiira Health, Kiki Freeman from HeyJane, Cindy Adam from Choix and Dr. Jessica Nouhavandi, co-CEO, co-founder and chief pharmacist of Honeybee Health.

Next, dot.LA will present its annual Startup Awards and announce the winner of the night before’s pitch competition. Enjoy appetizers and cocktails as we close out the evening with a mixer hosted by dot.LA, and chat with our editors and reporters about the future of LA Tech.

Register for dot.LA Summit 2022 today, we look forward to seeing you there!

dot.LA Summit 2022 would like to thank its official sponsors including: Bank of America, Fenwick, Metropolis, Zoolatech, Pacific West, Evolution, TriNet, RSM, Satellite Teams, Coda Search, iWallet, CoMotion, ELIQS, Popl, Curbivore, Photos non-flats and WeWork.

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