Last Chance: WhartonSoCal Inaugural Startup Pitch Competition for Under-Represented Founders, Thu Oct 27, 6pm PDT

Date and Time
Thursday, October 27, 2022
6:00pm— 8:00pm
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True Search
6601 Center Drive Suite 500 K
Los Angeles, CA 90045
United States
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Roger DaSilva

The Wharton Club of Southern California and the WhartonSoCal Private Equity/Venture Capital affinity group are proud to present the 1st Startup Pitch Competition for Under-Represented (women, BIPOC, or LGBTQ) Founders!  We have selected 5 outstanding companies led by diverse founders who will compete for a cash prize thanks to our corporate sponsors.  Come join us if you are an investor (angel or VC), a founder, or just are interested in meeting other startup founders.  It will be a fun, high energy Startup Event similar to the networking events we have put on in the past!  This event will be live streamed for out of area participants only; contact host directly for information and Zoom link.

If you know of a company that would like to also sponsor this event, please get in touch with Roger DaSilva at [email protected]

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Who:  Investors (angel or VC), founders, or those interested in meeting other startup founders.  All attendees including presenters must register; no walk ins allowed.

Where: True Search, 6601 Center Drive, Suite 500 K, Los Angeles, CA  90045

Cost:  Pitch event is free other than parking; light appetizers and drinks will be served

Parking:  $16 ($8 per hour) adjacent to the office

When:  Thursday, October 27, 6-8pm PDT


Pitch Competition Schedule:

6:00 - 6:30pm:      Welcome and networking

6:30 - 7:30pm:      Company presentations and questions

7:30 - 8:00pm:      Networking



Sponsored by:

Realm Startup Advisory

Outsourced CFO, bookkeeping, tax/accounting services for startups and small businesses

Roger DaSilva, [email protected]


The New Amsterdam Group LLC

Private markets specialist partnering with investment managers to craft and execute effective capital raising strategies

Jason Breemen, [email protected] 


True Search

Executive search firm helping the world's most innovative companies identify and recruit progressive talent


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General Admission - Pitch Competition Thu 10/27 6pm PDT
This ticket is for paid members and non-members of WhartonSoCal, Penn, Anderson, UCLA and other MBA school alumni members.
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True Search

6601 Center Drive Suite 500 K, Los Angeles, CA 90045, United States,
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