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Startups: The Year That Was and The Year That's Ahead W/ Ben Kuo Founder of

  • What's going on in Southern California's entrepreneurial environment, and what were the noteworthy things that happened this year -- and what might we expect in the future?

  • What were the big exits this year along the Central Coast (IPOs, acquisitions)?

  • What gained the attention of investors in 2016, and what technologies and companies might be hot for next year?

  • What were the big successes, and what were the big failures?

We are excited to welcome back Benjamin Kuo, editor and founder of, for another year in review. He will talk about some of the noteworthy funding deals, acquisitions, exits and trends of 2016, and talk about what might be in store for the future. 

Kuo is the founder and publisher of, an online resource with real time news updates on high tech companies across the entire Southern California region, interviews with entrepreneurs, updates on venture capital funding and major business deals, and much more. The site also features the region's most extensive calendar of high tech events and conferences, job postings, and an extensive database of venture capital sources, high tech companies, and other resources for high tech entrepreneurs.

Kuo has a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California, and has worked in a variety of management and development positions at high tech firms in both Southern and Northern California.

Please join us at the next Entrepreneur Speaker Series event. There's no charge, but registration is required as seating is limited.

Agenda: The evening will begin with networking at 6 p.m., the main speaker will go on at 6:45, and the event will conclude by 8.