Testimonials 2013


I am truly excited to participate in this year event. I look forward to collaborating with peers at this game-changing inflection point in our industry.

–  Jeff McCarthy, Managing Director at Lending Club


“I learned so much at the Forum… and met many new experts to add to my small business resources. So many good speakers!”

-Vivian Shimoyama, Regional Executive Director at Southern California Region Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses


It is a truly rare gathering where you meet remarkable entrepreneurs and investors that communicate together on a respectful and an equally sophisticated level. I left the Forum empowered by fresh knowledge and outstanding contacts realizing that this one day only event helped me to re-shape my own business ideas and saved me months of networking.

-Steve Newman, Founder at Official Merchandise.com and Rock.com


Thank you for a fabulous event. I learned a lot. I loved the format you used. I loved everything about it! What a wonderful group of people.

– Michelle K Cameron, Entrepreneur


The Forum was terrific, congratulations.

– Donald Haber, Executive Director & COO at British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), Los Angeles


The Forum taught filtered, authoritative new ideas and insights in a short day than I could have gathered in weeks of reading news clips. A great value!

-Richard Koffler, CEO, Greenwings Biomedical, Angel Investor at Tech Coast Angels


(The Forum) changed my life by inspiring me to become a successful entrepreneur and crowdfunder. I’d recommend this event to anyone with ambition

– Sandro Monetti, BBC Broadcaster, TV host, Author, Film Director & Performer


This was my second year at the Forum. The infectious energy pervaded the venue, the content and  the networking. It was global AND local at the same time, the panels were intimate enough to allow personal interaction with the audience and among the panelists. I will be back next year.

-Gunjan Bagla, Founder at Amritt Inc. (Forum Participant & Moderator)


I have made some valuable new connections and enjoyed the conference very much.

– Josef Holm, Founder & CEO at Tubestart.com amd Crowdfunding.biz


You put on a terrific show – informative, interesting, meaningful.

-Charlie Crumpley, Editor at the Los Angeles Business Journal


I really enjoyed (the event), learned a lot and made some amazing connections. It was money well spent and I don’t often feel that way after conferences.

-Mary Cimiluca, Executive Producer at Noetic Films, Inc.


Congratulations!  You have done such a wonderful job in putting together the program especially with the number of speakers and attendees involved.  Everything went very well and we were able to pick up a few useful contacts. Many thanks for having us.

– Betty Young, Hong Kong Trade Development Council  (LA)


The Forum was fabulous!  Very informative, and also important was the underlying tone of support and enthusiasm. Congratulations on pulling everything together so successfully!”

– Jill Marti, President at Video Tattoo


It was really great. So much energy and passion! Bravo!

-Jennifer Post, Founder of Post Law Group


Thanks so much. Absolutely worthwhile forum. Much above my expectations.

– Thomas Baker, Ph.D.

With the new SEC rules this event is very timely.

– Brian Deagon, Investment Business Daily


Amazing event! So happy you put this up.

–  Ash Kumra, Entrepreneur, Author and Public Speaker.


I’ve been to a lot of conferences but I really thought you did an excellent job in terms of content, timing and value.

-Marc Guren, Managing Partner at Acuity Capital


It was a great conference.” 

-Michael Feinstein, Partner, Marcum LLP


It was a good event, productive and enjoyable. Everyone was learning. Thanks, love to do it again.

– David Raiklen, Producer, Composer, Crowdfunder