Making the Leap from Employee to Entrepreneur (Event)

Join me at Founder Institute OC

Check out the great group of mentors!

Do you want to start your own technology company, but don’t know where to get started? You are not alone. Every day millions of people go to jobs they don’t enjoy, but few do something about it. At the “Employee to Entrepreneur” event, you can hear the stories, tips, and best practices of those who left their jobs to pursue their own startup company. Listen to the experiences of people just like you that have made the transition, and discuss any questions or concerns that you have. How do you know if you have a good idea? What are the first steps in an entrepreneurial journey? Join us for a fun evening!

When:   2015-12-16 on 06:30 to 09:00 PM

Where: CrashLabs
234 E 17th street, #117 Plaza Sereno
Costa Mesa, CA


I’ll be Speaking at PocketGamer Connects July 7-8th in San Francisco

I’ll be speaking at PocketGamer Connects July 7-8th in San Francisco. I will be sharing my thoughts on the business of running studios.

PocketGamer Connect 25% Speakers Discount: SPEAKER25

From the event page:

Why should you attend? Simply because in the space of 2 days you’ll discover more about the mobile games market than you would in 2 months anywhere else, including:

  • Get essential insight from international experts in the Indie Survival Guide
  • Gain the inside track on the hottest global markets via East Meets West
  • Glimpse future technologies, trends, and more via Future of Mobile Gaming
  • Get career-changing exposure in the Very Big Indie Pitch competition
  • See the latest games or display your own in the Indie Showcase
  • Meet publishers and investors to help take your game to the next level
  • Stacks of useful contacts thanks to our match-making system and after-hours events

Learn more at

Again, here is a 25% Speakers Discount: SPEAKER25



I’ll be Speaking at The Founder Institute Pitch Bootcamp on May 6

Come to Eureka Building on May 6th (tomorrow night) if you want to hear me talk a little bit about Pitching 101.  Brought to you by The Founder Institute Orange County


Who Should Attend the Pitch Bootcamp?

  • Anyone who needs practice and expert advice on pitching
  • Anyone who has an idea for a startup or an early-stage company
  • Anyone that is interested in joining a new startup or looking for a co-founder

What are some of the Topics?

  • What are the components of a great startup pitch
  • How do your pitch complex concepts in a simple way
  • What are some mistakes to avoid when pitching
  • How do you know when you pitch is good enough
  • and more…

What is the Agenda?

  • Welcome and Socializing
  • Introduction to the Founder Institute
  • Expert Talks on How to Pitch Your Business
  • Pitch Workshop
  • Speed Pitching
  • Discussion and Drinks at a Local Bar or Restaurant

This event is free to attend. Join us for a fun evening! For more free startup events, visit

Project Tomorrow 2014 5th Annual Youth Leadership Summit for Math and Science

I’ll be speaking this Saturday, October 25th, at the Project Tomorrow’s 2014 5th Annual Youth Leadership Summit for Math and Science.  This is my third year speaking at a Project Tomorrow event.  I love speaking to students, although I think they just like hearing game industry stories.

You can learn more about the program at

Founder Institute Meetup

I am currently an active mentor for Founder Institute Orange County. I’ll be speaking with a great group of Orange County entrepreneurs at the next Founder Institute meetup event on October 8th. The Founder Institute is the world’s largest entrepreneur training and startup launch program, helping aspiring founders across the globe build enduring technology companies. I’ll also be joining other mentors in various educational sessions throughout the rest of the year.