Sponsors

A big thank you to our sponsors.  Our event would not be successful without them.

Pismo Ventures National Venture Plan Competition

Pismo Ventures Thanks all the National Venture Plan Competition Sponsors for their efforts and contributions

Pismo Ventures appreciates all the support and efforts that our sponsors offered to make this event a successful one.

Pismo Ventures National Venture Plan Competition

Featured Sponsors

Tech Coast Angels

Tech Coast Angels

TCA is a catalyst in helping to build Southern California’s economy

Tech Coast Angels is actively seeking great startups to fund. Providing more than just money, with its 400+ members, TCA brings connections, knowledge, mentoring and operational assistance to bold early-stage entrepreneurs with game-changing ideas. Let us help you to turn your vision into a sustainable and successful business.

  • One of the largest and most active angel organizations in the U.S.
  • Over 400 members in 5 regional Networks
  • Members with diverse industry backgrounds
  • Entrepreneurs with start-up experience
  • We have invested in over 400 companies
  • Our members have invested over $230 million
  • Our portfolio companies have gone on to attract over $1.7 billion in additional investment capital
KPMG

KPMG

KPMG provides audit, tax and advisory services to many of the world’s leading organizations.

With a worldwide presence, KPMG continues to build on our member firms’ successes thanks to our clear vision, maintained values, and our people.

  • U.S. staff, including partners: 35,000+
  • Worldwide staff, including partners: 219,000+
  • U.S. offices: 100+ in all 50 states
  • Worldwide offices: 650+ in 147 countries
  • Annual revenue in the U.S.: Nearly $10 billion for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2019
  • Worldwide annual revenue: $29.8 billion for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2019
  • Market share: KPMG serves more than 82% of the FORTUNE Global 500 and more than 80% of the Forbes Global 1000
Knobbe Martens

Knobbe Martens

Knobbe Martens is an agent of innovation, providing clients worldwide with forward-focused intellectual property and technology law service and representation. We are one of the largest and fastest-growing IP law firms, with over 275 attorneys and scientists representing the complete spectrum of technologies and IP practice areas.
We combine unmatched technical and litigation expertise to deliver superior results in both transactional and contested matters, for both cutting-edge start-ups and established Fortune 500 companies. Our work spans fields ranging from physics to pharmaceuticals and entertainment to engineering.

But perhaps more impressive than our scope is our skill. We are established leaders in our fields—scientists, engineers and thinkers who blend deep educational and technical knowledge with a strategic focus gleaned from our real-world business experience.
We know your issues. Your pressures. And should the need arise, we know how to aggressively protect the assets that give your business its competitive edge—with extensive experience and intimate knowledge of domestic and international judicial systems.
Whatever our role, our goal is simple: to advance and protect those whose innovations propel the world forward.

Buchalter

Buchalter

Buchalter is a full-service business law firm that has been teaming with clients for eight decades, providing legal counsel at all stages of their growth and evolution, and helping them meet the many legal challenges and decisions they face. Our clients are engaged in a diverse global economy governed by complex laws and regulations, and they trust us as advisers and business partners because we are involved in their world. They rely on our forward-thinking to help them resolve problems before they arise.

At Buchalter, we practice in that spirit.

Our founding principle—providing our clients with the best business solutions—continues to lead us. We value each client relationship, recognizing that their success is our success. Our overarching goal—getting the best results for the client in a timely manner with sensitivity to cost—has engendered client loyalty, and the firm has grown from that loyalty.

Nguyen & Tarbet Law

Nguyen & Tarbet Law

Nguyen & Tarbet specializes in intellectual property law with offices located in Irvine, California and Tucson, Arizona.

Our attorneys provide professional and quality legal counseling on all intellectual property matters across several industries and technology sectors. In addition to procuring patents, we also provide legal opinions on the patentability of inventions, assist in strategic planning and patent portfolio management, conduct due diligence investigations, patent re-examinations, and perform in-depth analysis on issues relating to patent validity, patent infringement and freedom-to-operate. Patent attorneys and professionals at Nguyen & Tarbet are highly skilled, having earned technical and advanced degrees in science and engineering, as well as having substantial work experience in both law and technical disciplines. Our clients include individuals, start-up companies, universities, hospitals, and multinational corporations.

Stradling Attorneys at Law

Stradling Attorneys at Law

Originally a corporate law boutique, Stradling now offers a wide range of legal services. Our attorneys specialize in areas as diverse as corporate transactions, securities and complex business litigation, tax, intellectual property, employment, real estate, public law and municipal finance. This enables us to represent some of California’s leading companies and municipalities in a broad array of complex and sophisticated matters.

We’re a law firm that believes in forming relationships. A leader in the region for more than 35 years, our working partnership with you is based on a simple, time-tested formula. You expect results. We deliver. We take pride in helping you guide your business through all circumstances.

We represent some of California’s leading companies and municipalities in a wide range of transactions. Whether it’s M&A, your first capital, school bond, lease, your IPO or a follow on offering, we have the experience and the relationships to make your transaction happen. We provide innovative ideas for achieving optimal results for you. No law firm has helped launch more companies in Southern California than we have.

In-Kind Sponsors

Startup Council

Startup Council

The Orange County Startup Council connects new technology and software startup companies to the partners, customers, and investors they need to grow.
We are a local community service association dedicated to helping Orange County startup founders and their teams build successful new high tech and software companies. Our free directories and free services connect early stage OC tech entrepreneurs and investors with local resources, organizations, investors, and events to help accelerate their success.
Join our association as a new member HERE to list your company and celebrate our local Orange County, California startup ecosystem!
Digital Niche Agency

Digital Niche Agency

Based in the Playa Vista tech hub of Los Angeles, California, Digital Niche Agency (DNA) has worked with over 290 brands on data-driven marketing campaigns to effectively acquire users, customers, and investors.

What sets us apart from other agencies…

  1. We’re a small, hardworking team of marketing professionals who are passionate about the work we do.
  2. We constantly strive to be on top of the latest marketing industry trends to best serve our clients.
  3. We utilize data to ensure that our campaigns are performing strongly.

We regularly surpass the results of the most notable agencies and in-house marketing teams in a variety of industries.

Hio Social

Hio Social

Looking for a way to build better relationships before, during and after events? Hio is a networking and event platform that can help you “hit it off” with anyone you meet. Whether you’re looking to network or enhance your event’s performance, Hio will spark delight. In just a few taps on your phone, you can record an elevator pitch, send a follow-up email, analyze your event’s performance, or even port in an existing event straight from Eventbrite. Power deeper, more dynamic relationships for free with Hio today. Find out more at hiosocial.com.
socalTECH

socalTECH

High tech news and information for Southern California
Tap Into Southern California’s Tech Community – Find, track, and research technology companies, venture capital, and more!

socalTECH is Southern California’s premier technology web site, newsletter, and Southern California’s number one site for breaking high tech news and access to resources serving the high tech community.
socalTECH.com is published daily, 5 days a week, Monday through Friday, and reaches thousands of subscribers via email, RSS, Twitter, the web, and mobile. The newsletter reaches executives, managers, and other professionals in the high tech industry, including CEOs, CFOs, venture capitalists, angel investors, marketing, IT, HR, engineering, as well as service providers.

Startup Grind

Startup Grind

About Startup Grind:
Startup Grind is the world’s largest community of startups, founders, innovators, and creators. We bring like-minded yet diverse individuals together to connect, learn, teach, help, build, and belong. We do this daily through our local events, flagship conferences, startup program, partnerships, and online media + content – collectively reaching over 3.5 million individuals worldwide.

Our Values

  1. We believe in making friends, not contacts
  2. We believe in giving, not taking
  3. We believe in helping others before helping yourself
Fresh Squeezed Tech

Fresh Squeezed Tech

Fresh Squeezed Tech aims to bring cohesion and awareness to the Orange County tech ecosystem. While the team highlights local leaders, the aim is to amplify the great community and technology through multiple media channels.
TechCon SoCal

TechCon SoCal

TechCon Southern California, is the largest thought leadership and innovation conference in SoCal.

TechCon covers the themes of Innovation, Inspiration, Influence and Investments. The Innovation track focuses on a wide range of impact technologies from Future of Mobility, Semiconductor, AI, Robotics, IOT and Digital Health. The Inspiration track contains keynotes and fireside chats from successful leaders and entrepreneurs. The Influencer track contains educators and researchers leading the world in new innovation and research. Finally the Investment track contains keynotes and panel discussions from leading Venture Capitalists and Angel Investors who are spearheading investments into technologies impacting our future.

People Connect

People Connect

Our mission is simple: to connect promising companies with the talented people who can bring their business to the next level.
Though we serve companies of all sizes, we have established a reputation as specialists in startup hiring. Most of our clients are innovative startups, early-stage ventures, and companies in expansion or turnaround mode, who are building a name in their respective industries.

Interlaced.io

Interlaced.io

Interlaced.io is a leading outsourced Information Technolgy Services & Strategy partner for fast-growing organizations.  For more than 10 years, Interlaced’s partners have enjoyed managed IT roadmaps, simplified security solutions, white-glove user management & device provisioning, and an expert-staffed help desk.  With an Apple-first tech stack, a people-focused service model, and nationwide support, Team Interlaced is excited about being your IT Department.

Keiretsu Forum Southern California

Keiretsu Forum Southern California

Keiretsu Forum Southern California, a regional group within the world’s largest network of accredited investor members. With 54 chapters on three continents and over 3000 accredited investor members, Keiretsu Forum is the world’s largest by-invitation angel investor network. More than $950 million has been invested into technology, consumer products, Internet, healthcare, life sciences and real estate companies in the Keiretsu Forum Network.