Startup Week Camarillo

December 4th - 8th

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Monday, December 4


Welcome Reception and Opening Keynote
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Bruce Stenslie

President & CEO, Economic and Workforce Development Professional
Bruce Stenslie, the President/CEO of EDC-VC has had many great opportunities throughout the years that has prepared him for his role at EDC-VC.Stenslie has more than 20 years of experience in workforce and economic development, prior to joining EDC-VC in 2007. His former positions include serving as the deputy director of the California Workforce Association, the director of workforce policy for the Mayor’s Office in Los Angeles, the deputy director of the Ventura County Human Services Agency, the executive director of the Workforce Investment Board of Ventura County, and as the executive director of the Candelaria American Indian Council.Stenslie has continued to serve the community throughout the years. In 2012, Stenslie was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown to the California Workforce Investment Board and by the Board of Supervisors to the Workforce Investment Board of Ventura County. In 2013, his peers elected Stenslie as chair of the California Association for Local Economic Development. He is also a member of many different boards including the California Enterprise Development Authority, Team California, First 5 Ventura County, and Community Action Ventura County.With his extensive background and expertise, Stenslie has been a frequent speaker at workforce and economic development forums to help address the strengths of the regional economy, the local labor market conditions, and the economic development of strategies... Read More →


Brand Leadership in an Age of Disruption
Brand strategist Derrick Daye shares the requirements of building leading brands in an over-communicated, over-competitive marketplace. Attendees will learn how products and services leap ahead to become leading brands in their business categories as well as keys to differentiation. Brands in all stages of development will benefit.

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Derrick Daye

Managing Partner, The Blake Project
Derrick has spent the past 20+ years helping organizations release the full potential of their brands. His experience is as extensive as it is diverse, encompassing the disciplines of brand strategy, advertising, sales promotion, and public relations. At The Blake Project he manages daily operations and serves in the delivery of brand stewardship services as a senior brand strategist.Prior to launching The Blake Project in 2003, Derrick held rewarding leadership roles at global advertising agency leader Saatchi... Read More →


Blockchain and potential applications
We will be discussing Blockchain and what are some of the applications it could be most useful. We will dive into this buzz word and dissect the true strengths with leading experts. 

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Loretta Tam

Product Development, Strategy, and Innovation, UL
Effective sustainability professional with experience in strategy, innovation, and project management. A project manager who excels at execution and communicating in the languages of both the scientific and business worlds with a proven record of building consensus amongst divers... Read More →

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Vanessa Bechtel

President & CEO, Ventura County Community Foundation
Vanessa Bechtel serves as President & CEO of the Ventura County Community Foundation (VCCF) where she oversees ~$100 million in charitable assets and is responsible for the financial stewardship of several hundred separate funds, including managing the investments for 90 nonprofit agency endowments throughout Ventura County. Prior to her work with VCCF, Ms. Bechtel served as Executive Director of the Santa Barbara City College (SBCC) Foundation, one of the most highly regarded community college foundations in the nation. She oversaw more than $50 million in charitable assets and the Foundation more than doubled annual fundraising during her tenure.Ms. Bechtel co-founded Monarch Wealth Strategies in 2008 and was honored as Business Woman of the Year by the Santa Barbara Chamber of Commerce in 2010... Read More →
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David Cho

United States Department of Defense
I am centered on ideas of freedom and liberty as those are fundamental qualities of a truly effective public market for goods and services. My concern is that today’s free markets can be better served on providing a payment processing system wherein buyers and sellers execute u... Read More →
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Erick Maynard

Electronic Methods
Founder/Developer at Electronic Methods
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Loretta Tam

Product Development, Strategy, and Innovation, UL
Effective sustainability professional with experience in strategy, innovation, and project management. A project manager who excels at execution and communicating in the languages of both the scientific and business worlds with a proven record of building consensus amongst divers... Read More →

Tuesday, December 5


STEM Excellence in Ventura County: Opportunities for Partnership
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Philip Hampton

Professor of Chemistry/ Interim Director of Educational Partnerships, CSU Channel Islands
Dr. Philip Hampton joins CSU Channel Islands as an Associate Professor after serving for ten years as a faculty member in the Chemistry Department at the University of New Mexico (UNM) in Albuquerque, NM.During his tenure at UNM, Dr. Hampton has served as Chair of the Graduate Se... Read More →


The 3 simple steps to smart branding.
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Sunnie Schearer

Schearer Designs
Hi, I am a local graphic designer who is passionate about helping startups create their brand. Consumer’s general perception and feeling about abrand has an influence on their buying behavior. It's my job to help bridge any gaps that prevent profitability. Your businesses visua... Read More →


Discover what a Landing Page is and how to build one
-       First we will review some of the best sample landing page designs.
-       Next you we will review what works and what does not.
-       Then we will build a landing page live.  Bring your ideas.
Join us and start building your first landing page or one page website.

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Patrick Fagan

T&F Business Solutions
For more than 20 years, Patrick Fagan has enjoyed a wide variety of experiences working in and with private and public sector organizations. Patrick’s started his career at Dana Corporation, a Fortune 50 Company, to being the 5th employee of a $6.4 Billion government constructi... Read More →


Building your way to BOSS: 3 steps to prototyping your leadership style and designing your team
Everyone has a plan, until they get punched in the face. – Mike Tyson
Yes, you can be the leader people want to work for, build a rockstar team, and learn how to take a punch. Join us as we discuss practical strategies for leadership that will serve both your moment and your end game.

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Tiffany Morse, PhD

Executive Director of Career Education for the Ventura County Office of Education, Ventura County Office of Education
I want to live in a world where no one ever says, ”I don’t get math,” people are no longer hungry for simple solutions to complex problems, and iphone batteries never die.  I am currently the Executive Director of Career Education for the Ventura County Office of Education... Read More →

Wednesday, December 6


What investors look for?
Ever wonder what investors look for in a business idea? 
Sean will discuss the components of a well-developed idea, and break down pitches from ABC’s Shark Tank to discover what makes investors say “yes.”


Wednesday December 6, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Suite B
Thursday, December 7


Low Cap Bootstrap
How to get on base on the cheap....

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Kerry Shih

Servera Inc
100% of my work experience has been with early stage technology companies. I have bootstrapped several companies in the IT management space bringing them to 100+ customers and cash flow profitability. I have raised more than $20M in venture capital and enjoy being the head pitch... Read More →

Friday, December 8


Learn more about Social Media with the top experts at Marketing Maven
Creating a Social Media Strategy for Startups

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Stephanie Nash

Social Media Manager, Marketing Maven
I have been with Marketing Maven since the Spring of 2013 and bring a millennial perspective to the fast paced and ever-changing platforms of social media marketing. I specialize in identifying the target demographic for a client and optimizing targeted social media advertising c... Read More →


Creating Your Personal Mission Statement for Career and Life
In less than one hour, you could be in the top 2% of your fellow peers who have a defined
purpose and mission in both their career and life! That’s right - invest just one hour in yourself
in the next workshop event and get supercharged! Within an accelerated period of time, Alan
Young from iCoachOnCall provides inspiring and practical advice to lead you through every step
of defining your very own fulfilling mission and purpose that applies to both your career and life.
This event is open to everyone, especially for college bound students and retired seniors.

With more than 30 years’ experience in assisting groups and individuals in career and
innovation coaching, Mr. Young offers clear, step-by-step guidance, that can make writing a
mission statement take a matter of an hour (or less), rather than months or even years. Rich
with humor, a fun exercise and case histories, Mr. Young’s workshop is for everyone seeking a
more defined direction in one's professional and career path. Be part of the 2% and take the
next step in achieving the next level in your personal and professional success by reserving
your seat today.

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Alan Young

CINO, ICoachOnCall
Forward thinking CINO, (Chief Innovation Officer), coach and trainer, especially adept in creating new and disruptive ideas, resulting in increased revenue streams and new business development in both Fortune 500 and entrepreneurial environments, including media/entertainment, retail, service, manufacturing, computer, healthcare, education, trade show and wireless industries.As an innovation champion, helps drive an innovation culture, and engages others in an innovation movement. Especially versed in training and coaching employees on innovation skills and engaging them in innovation challenges. Motivates others to join in an innovation moment, support their personal and professional growth and coach them on their innovation skills.Alan is a graduate of Illinois State University, Bloomington... Read More →