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Tuesday, April 3
 

11:00am

Innovation Month Kickoff: EPIC -SBDC Grand Opening


Tuesday April 3, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm
EPIC SBDC/RivCo Business Center 3403 10th Street, Riverside, CA, 92501
 
Wednesday, April 4
 

8:00am

5th Annual GrowRiverside Conference
Limited Capacity seats available

GrowRIVERSIDE is a multi-stakeholder initiative to cultivate food and agricultural activities across the Inland Southern California region. GrowRIVERSIDE will equip the public with tools and knowledge to create a strong marketplace for local food systems, generate opportunities for community and economic development, advance public policy related to food and agriculture, and provide a venue for stakeholders to network.

This year’s conference features Curtis Stone.  Stone is a farmer, author, speaker and consultant with expertise in high value, quick-growing annual specialty crops for direct consumer market streams. His book, The Urban Farmer, demonstrates organic intensive techniques with a focus on business and growing systems to streamline labor and production. Stone offers a new way to think about urban farming where quality of life and profitability coexist. Curtis’ farm, Green City Acres located in Kelowna, BC, Canada, generates $100,000 per year on one-quarter acre utilizing a mix of specialty crops and intercropping strategies; Green City Acres is internationally recognized as a flagship urban agricultural model demonstrating profitability and productivity.


Breakout Sessions


Track 1: Agritourism
Track 2: The Business of Urban Farms
Track 3: The Workings of a Sustainable Farm
Track 4: Community Crops, Health, and Politics
Track 5: Training the Next Generation (Student Program)

Speakers

Wednesday April 4, 2018 8:00am - 5:00pm
Central Middle School 4795 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, CA 92506

9:00am

Million Cups
An event for local entrepreneurs to meet and present their startups to the thriving peer network of founders in Riverside. The coffee is highly encouraged.

Parking DetailsThere is both a pay garage and street parking close- but if you are willing to walk a few blocks the downtown garages give you 90 minutes of free parking! (Try Orange St between University and Mission Inn Ave)

https://www.1millioncups.com/riverside

Speakers
avatar for Steve M.

Steve M.

Startup Advocate and Builder of Community Ecosystems, City of Riverside
Steve Massa is a Senior Project Manager with the City of Riverside’s Economic Development Department. He works on economic development projects related to innovation, entrepreneurship, smart cities, and opportunity zones. Steve is a board member for Riverside’s tech incubator... Read More →


Wednesday April 4, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
Riverside ExCITE accelerator 3499 10th Street, Riverside CA 92501

9:00am

IE Small Business Development Center: How to Start a Small Business and Franchise Basics
How to Start a Small Business and Franchise Basics (Moreno Valley)
Status: Open - 55 places remaining
Registration Deadline: 4/4/2018 8:00 AM (PDT)
Fee: No Fee

Point of Contact: Mary Takavorian (909) 983-0751
Center: Inland Empire
Location: Moreno Valley Employment Resource Center - 12625 Frederick Street, Suite K-3, Moreno Valley CA 92552 

Training Topics: Business Start-up/Preplanning
Description:
If you are a new or aspiring business owner this workshop is a must! Discuss the steps to take toward starting your first business. The “How to Start a Small Business” workshop is presented by an SBDC Business Consultant who will discuss informational topics such as Being an Entrepreneur, Business Planning, Small Business Financing, the Legal Forms of Organization, Licensing and Permits and The Services Provided By The Inland Empire SBDC. After the workshop, you will have the opportunity to schedule a free, one-on-one counseling appointment with an SBDC Business Consultant. Added Bonus: FranNet will be present to discuss why franchise ownership might be the right opportunity for achieving your business dreams. Attend and learn: -What is franchising? -What are some of the benefits and responsibilities of franchise ownership? -What kind of franchise opportunities are out there? -What factors should I consider when selecting a franchise? -How can I evaluate my potential to become a successful franchisee? -How do I investigate different franchise opportunities? -Can I afford it?
Instructions: This free workshop is made possible through the support of the City of Moreno Valley.


Wednesday April 4, 2018 9:00am - 11:30am
Moreno Valley Employment Resource Center 12625 Frederick Street, Suite K-3, Moreno Valley CA 92552

5:30pm

GETTING FUNDED – START-UPS
GETTING FUNDED – START-UPS
April 4, 2018, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Corona City Hall ~ 400 S. Vicentia Ave., Corona

“You will not get FUNDED, unless…” class geared toward start-ups with John Morris and Steve Mortensen of MorGroup.

Wednesday April 4, 2018 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Corona City Hall 400 S. Vicentia Ave, Corona
 
Thursday, April 5
 

3:00pm

Coachella Valley Fast Pitch Competition
Entrepreneurs from across Coachella Valley are encouraged to submit their business ideas for a Coachella Valley Fast Pitch Competition. A select number of applicants will be invited to pitch their idea in front of a panel of judges. 

Thursday April 5, 2018 3:00pm - 6:00pm
UCR Palm Desert Campus 75080 Frank Sinatra Drive, Palm Desert, CA

6:00pm

Art Walk: Alfonso Martinez Mendez
Join Mind & Mill for Riverside Artswalk during Riverside County Innovation Month. They currently are showing the work of Alfonso Martinez Mendez.

Alfonso was born in Mexico City, where he nurtured a deep love for nature, learning, writing and drawing. At the age of twenty four he was admitted to the La Esmeralda Art School where he studied under Ernesto Vasquez and Rolando Arjona. In 1984, Alfonso won first place in the prestigious Academia de Artes. He went on to work as an illustrator in the comic book industry for three decades. In 2007, Alfonso moved to the US and has exhibited his work in multiple galleries, as well as civic and educational institutions across Inland Southern California.

Mind & Mill  will be showcasing a huge portion of Alfonso’s briliant abstract paintings and gorgeously minimal graphite drawings. This a free event and open to the public.

Come be a pART of yOUR community!

Thursday April 5, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Mind & Mill 3615 Main St #103, Riverside, CA 92501, USA
 
Saturday, April 7
 

10:00am

Corona Garden Festival
Limited Capacity seats available

The City of Corona Department of Water and Power (DWP) is hosting its 6th Annual Garden Festival on Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Corona City Hall located at 400 S. Vicentia Ave. in Corona.

Do you want to discover ways to conserve water by planting an Inland Empire friendly garden? The Garden Festival will help residents and visitors learn about saving water from experts including local retailers, community organizations, and government agencies. Irrigation suppliers will have displays and presentations for visitors to see. Many vendors will offer free giveaways. Corona’s DWP will have a free raffle and scavenger hunt.

Join us for this free family event that has grown immensely in size and popularity! The inaugural Garden Festival in 2012 had over 200 visitors and last year there were over 1,000 event attendees.

More information about the Garden Festival and Arbor Day Celebration is available by contacting the Department of Water and Power at 951-736-2234.

Saturday April 7, 2018 10:00am - 2:00pm
Corona City Hall 400 S. Vicentia Ave, Corona
 
Monday, April 9
 

8:00am

COFFEE WITH AN ENTREPRENEUR
COFFEE WITH AN ENTREPRENEUR
April 9, 2018, 8:00 am – 9:30 am
Corona Chamber of Commerce ~ 904 E 6th St, Corona
A “fireside chat” with techie and entrepreneur Darshan Arya, co-owner of FutureLink in Corona.

Speakers
DA

Darshan Arya

Co-Owner, FutureLink


Monday April 9, 2018 8:00am - 9:30am
Corona Chamber of Commerce 904 E 6th St, Corona

10:00am

CORONA BIZ-TALK: RADIO SHOW PODCAST
RADIO SHOW PODCAST
Every Monday in April, 10:00 am – 10:50 am
Via FB Live (www.facebook.com/hoperadio247/) or via website (www.HopeRadio247.com
A five-part series (five Mondays in April) on my radio (podcast) show dedicated to innovation, tech and business in Corona.

Moderators
KD

Kim Davidson

Economic Development Manager, City of Corona

Monday April 9, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
TBA
 
Tuesday, April 10
 

9:00am

IE Small Business Development Center: How to Start a Small Business
How to Start a Small Business (Temecula)
Status: Open - 29 places remaining
Registration Deadline: 4/10/2018 8:00 AM (PDT)
Fee: No Fee

Point of Contact: Mary Takavorian (909) 983-0751
Center: Inland Empire
Location: Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce- 26790 Ynez Court, Ste. A, Temecula CA 92591

Training Topics: Business Start-up/Preplanning

DescriptioN
If you are a new or aspiring business owner, this workshop is a must! Learn the steps to starting your own business at the “How to Start a Small Business” workshop, presented by an SBDC Business Consultant. This introductory course will discuss informational topics such as Being an Entrepreneur, Business Planning, Small Business Financing, the Legal Forms of Organization, Licensing and Permits and the No-Cost Services Offered By The Inland Empire SBDC.

Instructions: Sponsored by the City of Temecula; there will be no charge to attend this event.


Tuesday April 10, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce 26790 Ynez Court, Suite A, Temecula CA 92591

2:30pm

SolarMax Open House
SolarMax open house schedule:
2:30 -3:00 pm Sign in (Snacks and drinks will be available)
3:15 – 3:30 pm Introduction Presentation
3:30 – 4:30 Company Tour

Tuesday April 10, 2018 2:30pm - 4:30pm
SolarMax Technology 3080 12th Street, Riverside, CA 92507
 
Wednesday, April 11
 

9:00am

Million Cups
An event for local entrepreneurs to meet and present their startups to the thriving peer network of founders in Riverside. The coffee is highly encouraged.

Parking DetailsThere is both a pay garage and street parking close- but if you are willing to walk a few blocks the downtown garages give you 90 minutes of free parking! (Try Orange St between University and Mission Inn Ave)

https://www.1millioncups.com/riverside

Speakers
avatar for Steve M.

Steve M.

Startup Advocate and Builder of Community Ecosystems, City of Riverside
Steve Massa is a Senior Project Manager with the City of Riverside’s Economic Development Department. He works on economic development projects related to innovation, entrepreneurship, smart cities, and opportunity zones. Steve is a board member for Riverside’s tech incubator... Read More →


Wednesday April 11, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
Riverside ExCITE accelerator 3499 10th Street, Riverside CA 92501

3:30pm

Mastering Social Media with Spectacular Smith
Limited Capacity seats available

Spectacular Smith of AdWizar will be hosting a strategic workshop on how you can gain the most from social media.  Join Spectacular, who grew his company to #2 on the Inc. 5000 2017 list for the Inland Empire area (#262 overall), and he will walk you through social media including Facebook and Instagram and teach you social media strategies that you can implement NOW.  

Spectacular will give you these takeaways:
* You will learn how to automate your marketing to get the most out of your campaigns

* You will learn how to generate authentic content for marketing
* You will learn how to make your social media credible

Speakers
SS

Spectacular Smith

Founder, Adwizer


Wednesday April 11, 2018 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Victoria Country Club 2521 Arroyo Drive, Riverside, CA
 
Thursday, April 12
 

5:00pm

City of Murrieta and Murrieta Valley USD: Community Career & Tech Expo
The City of Murrieta and Murrieta Valley Unified School District Presents:
- Bridging the gap between business, technology, and education -

FAMILY OPPORTUNITY
Parents will have the opportunity to meet local
businesses supporting the career choices of
our youth.

WHAT'S NEW IN EDUCATION
Parents will have the opportunity to meet
educators, and counselors for elementary,
middle school, high school, and college bound
students. Find out why MVUSD continues to
be one of the highest performing districts in
Riverside County.

ENTERTAINMENT
Attendees will have the opportunity to take
advantage of raffle items, and enjoy live
demos from various vendors and
manufacturing groups.

LOCAL FOODS
• Indulge in some of our cities finest foods.
• Food will be offered at a minimal cost.
This year we are featuring specialty zones for
our elementary, middle school, and high school
students. It is a great opportunity to address
age specific needs within our city.



EXPO BENEFITS
THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2018
FREE PUBLIC EVENT | 5:00 - 7:00 PM
MURRIETA MESA HIGH SCHOOL
24801 MONROE AVE., MURRIETA, CA
ASK ABOUT SPONSOR/VENDOR
OPPORTUNITIES

Have a question? Call us at 951.677.7916

Thursday April 12, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Murrieta Valley High School 24801 Monroe Ave, Murrieta, CA

5:30pm

Corona Fast Pitch Competition
PITCH EVENT - CORONA
Thursday, April 12, 2018, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Corona City Hall ~ 400 S. Vicentia Ave., Corona
Business experts and independent angel investors will be the judges for Corona’s part of the competition.

Corona Pitch : Details
Each entrepreneur has 2 minutes to pitch their idea/startup to the panel of judges.
The judges then have 3 minutes for Q&A.

Two winners from Corona will go on to the Regional Fast Pitch Finals on April 30th in Riverside and have the chance to win:
1st Place $5,000
2nd Place $3,500
3rd Place $1,500

A slide deck/PowerPoint/Keynote is OPTIONAL.
If you plan on using slides with your pitch, you MUST:
1) Arrive early to make sure to get your presentation loaded on the event computer.
2) Clearly label your file with your company and full name.  Only use your name if you don't have a company name yet.

Entrepreneurs can come to the event early (after 4:30PM) if they would like to practice their pitch and get early feedback from some of the judges.

Contact Scott Brovsky with questions (scott.brovsky at ucr.edu)


Speakers
avatar for Scott Brovsky

Scott Brovsky

Director, EPIC SBDC, University of California, Riverside
Scott is working to build a startup ecosystem in the Inland Empire region of Southern California. As the Director of UC Riverside’s EPIC Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the founder of LongSoCal.com, he and the team spend their time identifying, mentoring and helping... Read More →
KD

Kim Davidson

Economic Development Manager, City of Corona


Thursday April 12, 2018 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Corona City Hall 400 S. Vicentia Ave, Corona
 
Friday, April 13
 

4:30pm

Digi Fest Day 1

Friday April 13, 2018 4:30pm - 8:00pm
JDS Creative Academy 28069 Diaz Road Ste D, E, & F Temecula, CA 92590
 
Saturday, April 14
 

9:30am

How to Build a Facebook for Business: Beginners Class
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to use Facebook for business and connecting with friends. This step-by-step beginners workshop shows you how to build a Facebook page, how to share photos and videos, choose privacy settings, and more. Diver deeper for tips on social media marketing and building Facebook apps.

This workshop is open to 8 participants at a time for individual attention.

Please bring:
1) Laptop (Laptops can be provided on a first-come first save basis. Limited amount)  
2) Cell phone
3) A valid email address

Please be sure to register for this class for a guaranteed seat. Space is Limited.

Please Contact JNSingh@rivco.org or 951-217-5861 for further questions.  

Speakers
avatar for Jacquelyn Singh

Jacquelyn Singh

Communications Coordinator, Riverside County EDA


Saturday April 14, 2018 9:30am - 11:30am
Riverside County Business Event Center 3403 10th St. Riverside CA 92501; Suite 120

11:00am

Digi Fest Day 2

Saturday April 14, 2018 11:00am - 4:00pm
JDS Creative Academy 28069 Diaz Road Ste D, E, & F Temecula, CA 92590

12:30pm

How to Build a Instagram for Business: Beginners Class
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to use Instagram for business and connecting with friends. This step-by-step beginners workshop shows you how to build a Instagram page, how to share photos and videos, choose privacy settings, and more. Diver deeper for tips on social media marketing and building Instagram apps.

This workshop is open to 8 participants at a time for individual attention.

Please bring:
1) Cell phone
2) A valid email address

Please be sure to register for this class for a guaranteed seat. Space is Limited.

Please Contact JNSingh@rivco.org or 951-217-5861 for further questions.  

Speakers
avatar for Jacquelyn Singh

Jacquelyn Singh

Communications Coordinator, Riverside County EDA


Saturday April 14, 2018 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Riverside County Business Event Center 3403 10th St. Riverside CA 92501; Suite 120

3:30pm

How to Build a Twitter for Business: Beginners Class
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to use Twitter for business and connecting with friends. This step-by-step beginners workshop shows you how to build a Twitter page, how to share photos and videos, choose privacy settings, and more. Diver deeper for tips on social media marketing and building Twitter apps.

This workshop is open to 8 participants at a time for individual attention.

Please bring:
1) Laptop (Laptops can be provided on a first-come first save basis. Limited amount)  
2) Cell phone
3) A valid email address

Please be sure to register for this class for a guaranteed seat. Space is Limited.

Please Contact JNSingh@rivco.org or 951-217-5861 for further questions.  

Speakers
avatar for Jacquelyn Singh

Jacquelyn Singh

Communications Coordinator, Riverside County EDA


Saturday April 14, 2018 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Riverside County Business Event Center 3403 10th St. Riverside CA 92501; Suite 120
 
Sunday, April 15
 

11:00am

Digi Fest Day 3

Sunday April 15, 2018 11:00am - 2:00pm
JDS Creative Academy 28069 Diaz Road Ste D, E, & F Temecula, CA 92590
 
Monday, April 16
 

10:00am

CORONA BIZ-TALK: RADIO SHOW PODCAST
RADIO SHOW PODCAST
Every Monday in April, 10:00 am – 10:50 am
Via FB Live (www.facebook.com/hoperadio247/) or via website (www.HopeRadio247.com
A five-part series (five Mondays in April) on my radio (podcast) show dedicated to innovation, tech and business in Corona.

Moderators
KD

Kim Davidson

Economic Development Manager, City of Corona

Monday April 16, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
TBA
 
Tuesday, April 17
 

5:00pm

ExCITE Riverside Pitch Competition
Join us April 17th at 5:30pm for a city wide pitch competition at ExCITE Riverside!
Entrepreneurs from Riverside & surrounding areas are encouraged to submit their business ideas for the Riverside Fast Pitch Competition.
A select number of applicants will be invited to pitch their idea in front of a panel of judges, including Sierra Wasatch Ventures, City of Riverside Innovation Division and more.

The winner from the Fast Pitch competiton will move on to compete for the County Wide Pitch competiton on April 26 for cash prizes!

Entrepreneurs interested in getting feedback before the pitch should attend the Riverside's 1 Million Cups meeting, which is held every Wednesday at ExCITE at 9am.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/excite-riverside-pitch-competition-tickets-44454000111?aff=eac2

To submit your business idea for the Riverside Fast Pitch competition, please send your pitch deck slides to Taj Eldridge (tajahmad@ucr.edu) no later Thursday April 12.

Tuesday April 17, 2018 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Riverside ExCITE accelerator 3499 10th Street, Riverside CA 92501

5:30pm

LocateYourCare Demo Event & Chat
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us at Mind & Mill on April 17th at 5:30pm during Riverside County Innovation Month as we sit down with Keith Dickey, CEO of LocateYourCare, to talk about the state of Healthcare today and how LocateYourCare aims to make health care appointment requests much easier by working with YOUR availability and NOT your doctor's. There'll also be networking, live-demo and audience participation and discussion.

Speakers
KD

Keith Dickey

CEO, locateyourcare Inc.


Tuesday April 17, 2018 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Mind & Mill 3615 Main St #103, Riverside, CA 92501, USA
 
Wednesday, April 18
 

8:00am

GETTING FUNDED – CURRENT BUSINESS
GETTING FUNDED – CURRENT BUSINESS
April 18, 2018, 8:00 am – 9:30 am
Corona City Hall ~ 400 S. Vicentia Ave., Corona
“You will not get FUNDED, unless…” class geared toward current businesses with John Morris and Steve Mortensen of MorGroup.

Wednesday April 18, 2018 8:00am - 9:30am
Corona City Hall 400 S. Vicentia Ave, Corona

9:00am

Million Cups
An event for local entrepreneurs to meet and present their startups to the thriving peer network of founders in Riverside. The coffee is highly encouraged.

Parking DetailsThere is both a pay garage and street parking close- but if you are willing to walk a few blocks the downtown garages give you 90 minutes of free parking! (Try Orange St between University and Mission Inn Ave)

https://www.1millioncups.com/riverside

Speakers
avatar for Steve M.

Steve M.

Startup Advocate and Builder of Community Ecosystems, City of Riverside
Steve Massa is a Senior Project Manager with the City of Riverside’s Economic Development Department. He works on economic development projects related to innovation, entrepreneurship, smart cities, and opportunity zones. Steve is a board member for Riverside’s tech incubator... Read More →


Wednesday April 18, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
Riverside ExCITE accelerator 3499 10th Street, Riverside CA 92501

9:00am

IE Small Business Development Center: QuickBooks for Beginners 101
QuickBooks for Beginners 101 (Moreno Valley)
Status: Open - 45 places remaining

Registration Deadline: 4/18/2018 8:00 AM (PDT)
Fee: No Fee

Point of Contact: Mary (909) 983-0751
Center: Inland Empire
Location: Moreno Valley Employment Resource Center - 12625 Frederick Street, Suite K-3, Moreno Valley CA 92552

Training Topics: Accounting/Budget, Technology

Description:
Learn how to be more efficient and simplify your bookkeeping using the QuickBooks Accounting Software. This seminar will demonstrate functions useful for daily operations in your small business, including Setting up Your System, Navigating QuickBooks Software, Organizing the Chart of Accounts, Computerized Balance & Income Sheets, Accounts Payable/Receivable and Daily Operations including Payment of Invoices & Creation of Customer Invoices. Note: This QuickBooks course is instructed using the Desktop version of QuickBooks.

Instructions: There will be no charge to attend this event through the sponsorship of the City of Moreno Valley.




Wednesday April 18, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Moreno Valley Employment Resource Center 12625 Frederick Street, Suite K-3, Moreno Valley CA 92552

11:00am

Temecula/Murrieta Fast Pitch Competition
Temecula/Murrieta Pitch : Details
Each entrepreneur has 5 minutes to pitch their idea/startup to the panel of judges.
The judges then have 5 minutes for Q&A.

Two winners from each city will go on to the Regional Fast Pitch Finals on April 30th in Riverside and have the chance to win:
1st Place $5,000
2nd Place $3,500
3rd Place $1,500

A slide deck/PowerPoint/Keynote is OPTIONAL.
If you plan on using slides with your pitch, you MUST:
1) Arrive early to make sure to get your presentation loaded on the event computer.
2) Clearly label your file with your company and full name.  Only use your name if you don't have a company name yet.

Questions - contact Scott Brovsky (scott.brovsky@ucr.edu)

Speakers
avatar for Scott Brovsky

Scott Brovsky

Director, EPIC SBDC, University of California, Riverside
Scott is working to build a startup ecosystem in the Inland Empire region of Southern California. As the Director of UC Riverside’s EPIC Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the founder of LongSoCal.com, he and the team spend their time identifying, mentoring and helping... Read More →


Wednesday April 18, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm
Temecula Valley Entrepreneurs Exchange 43200 Business Park Drive, Temecula, CA
 
Thursday, April 19
 

7:30am

Coachella Valley Business Conference
Dr. John Husing is a research economist who has specialized in the study of Southern California’s growing economy since 1964.  For decades, he has produced city and county specific economic development strategies for the region’s local government.  With his significant understanding of San Bernardino and Riverside counties, he assists the Inland Empire Economic Partnership as its Chief Economist.

Dr. Husing’s extensive study of the region has led to economic strategies that combine analytical work with extensive interviews with executives and entrepreneurs to understand the forces shaping Southern California.  His firm, Economics & Politics, Inc., based in Redlands, has produced project specific economic impact studies for transportation and water agencies, housing developers, environmental entities and the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.  In 2007, the Los Angeles Times listed him as one of the “100 people wielding the most influence over Southern California.

For an economist, he has an unique viewpoint of our political process, having managed over 100 partisan (Democratic) and non-partisan campaigns.  Today, his prolific knowledge of the region and his political experience has him briefing business leaders and policy makers throughout California on the economic trends and issues relating to budgets, state initiatives and public policy.  His eclectic career has remarkably included managing a Nevada casino, running for Congress in his twenties, teaching college and running the world’s largest whitewater rafting company.

Dr. Husing enjoys a less studious life as an adventurer, taking treks into uncharted territories as well as traveling to 65 different countries.  He has twice entered the unexplored jungles of New Guinea to make first contact with previously undiscovered stone-aged tribes.  Dr. Husing has traveled throughout most of Africa and his last two adventures took him over the Himalayas from Nepal into Tibet, and 25 days traveling by ship to 77 degrees south latitude to Scott’s 1910 Antarctic expedition hut.  A fourth generation Californian, he is an amateur genealogist having traced his American heritage back 12 generations to Edward Fuller on the Mayflower.

Speakers
DJ

Dr. John Husing

Research Economist, Economics & Politics, Inc.



Thursday April 19, 2018 7:30am - 10:30am
Fantasy Springs Resort Casino 84-245 Indio Springs Pkwy. Indio, CA 92203

9:00am

IE Small Business Development Center: QuickBooks for Beginners 102
QuickBooks for Beginners 102 (Temecula)
Status: Open - 41 places remaining

Registration Deadline: 4/19/2018 12:00 PM (PDT)

Fee: No Fee

Point of Contact: Mary Takavorian (909) 983-0751
Center: Inland Empire
Location: Temecula Valley Entrepreneur's Exchange - 43200 Business Park Drive, Temecula CA 92590

Training Topics: Accounting/Budget, Technology

Description:
This seminar was designed to build upon the principles introduced in the QuickBooks for Beginners seminar and will discuss the following topics: - Creating & Setting up a Company - Working With Lists - Working with Bank Accounts - Using Other Accounts in QuickBooks - Entering Sales Information - Receiving Payments & Making Deposits - Entering and Paying Bills - Your Options With QuickBooks Payroll - Analyzing Job Cost & Financial Data This course is designed for the desktop version of QuickBooks; not the online version.

Instructions: There will be no charge to attend this event through the sponsorship of the City of Temecula.


Thursday April 19, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Temecula Valley Entrepreneurs Exchange 43200 Business Park Drive, Temecula, CA
 
Friday, April 20
 

3:00pm

Earth Night in the Garden
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for a night out at Western's premier family event, celebrating water efficiency and the environment with ladybug releases, face painting, photo ops with characters, and fun for everyone.

Friday April 20, 2018 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Santa Ana Watershed Association 450 E Alessandro Blvd, Riverside
 
Saturday, April 21
 

9:30am

How to Build a Facebook Account for Business: Beginners Class
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to use Facebook for business and connecting with friends. This step-by-step beginners workshop shows you how to build a Facebook page, how to share photos and videos, choose privacy settings, and more. Diver deeper for tips on social media marketing and building Facebook apps.

This workshop is open to 8 participants at a time for individual attention.

Please bring:
1) Laptop (Laptops can be provided on a first-come first save basis. Limited amount)  
2) A valid email address
3)Cell Phone

Please be sure to register for this class for a guaranteed seat. Space is Limited.

Please Contact JNSingh@rivco.org or 951-217-5861 for further questions.  

Speakers
avatar for Jacquelyn Singh

Jacquelyn Singh

Communications Coordinator, Riverside County EDA


Saturday April 21, 2018 9:30am - 11:30am
Riverside County Business Event Center 3403 10th St. Riverside CA 92501; Suite 120

12:30pm

How to Build a Twitter Account for Business: Beginners Class
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to use Twitter for business and connecting with friends. This step-by-step beginners workshop shows you how to build a Twitter page, how to share photos and videos, choose privacy settings, and more. Diver deeper for tips on social media marketing and Twitter LinkedIn apps.

This workshop is open to 8 participants at a time for individual attention.

Please bring:
1) Laptop (Laptops can be provided on a first-come first save basis. Limited amount)  
2) Cell Phone
3) A valid email address

Please be sure to register for this class for a guaranteed seat. Space is Limited.

Please Contact JNSingh@rivco.org or 951-217-5861 for further questions.  

Speakers
avatar for Jacquelyn Singh

Jacquelyn Singh

Communications Coordinator, Riverside County EDA


Saturday April 21, 2018 12:30pm - 2:30pm
EPIC SBDC/RivCo Business Center 3403 10th Street, Riverside, CA, 92501

3:30pm

How to Build a Instagram Account for Business: Beginners Class
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to use Instgram for business and connecting with friends. This step-by-step beginners workshop shows you how to build a LInstagram page, how to share photos and videos, choose privacy settings, and more. Diver deeper for tips on social media marketing and building Instagram apps.

This workshop is open to 8 participants at a time for individual attention.

Please bring:
1) Laptop (Laptops can be provided on a first-come first save basis. Limited amount)  
2) A valid email address

Please be sure to register for this class for a guaranteed seat. Space is Limited.

Please Contact JNSingh@rivco.org or 951-217-5861 for further questions.  

Speakers
avatar for Jacquelyn Singh

Jacquelyn Singh

Communications Coordinator, Riverside County EDA


Saturday April 21, 2018 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Riverside County Business Event Center 3403 10th St. Riverside CA 92501; Suite 120
 
Sunday, April 22
 

9:00am

Kids That Code: Game Design with Kodu
Kodu is a cool 3D game building language which allows users to design, build and play professional looking games. Students can create amazing“X-Box” style video games with the help of our fantastic Kids That Code instructors.
  • Basic Programming Logic
  • Game Design
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Program Fee: $24.99 Early Registration
More Information at: KidsThatCode.org

Sunday April 22, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Riverside City College 4800 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92506

10:00am

Robo Games
Compete at La Sierra University's second annual Robotic Competition.  1st Prize is $300 cash plus a $3,000 scholarship per team member.  For team registration, competition details, and robot building resources, please visit our website: Lasierra.edu/robogames

Sunday April 22, 2018 10:00am - 3:00pm
La Sierra University Alumni Pavillion 4500 Riverwalk Pwky, Riverside

12:00pm

Earth Day Festival
Limited Capacity seats available

Celebrate Earth Day at the museum!  Dare to be a force of nature.

Sunday April 22, 2018 12:00pm - 4:00pm
San Bernardino County Museum 2024 Orange Tree Ln, Redlands
 
Monday, April 23
 

10:00am

CORONA BIZ-TALK: RADIO SHOW PODCAST
RADIO SHOW PODCAST
Every Monday in April, 10:00 am – 10:50 am
Via FB Live (www.facebook.com/hoperadio247/) or via website (www.HopeRadio247.com
A five-part series (five Mondays in April) on my radio (podcast) show dedicated to innovation, tech and business in Corona.

Moderators
KD

Kim Davidson

Economic Development Manager, City of Corona

Monday April 23, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
TBA

6:00pm

Meet & Greet: Beaumont Entrepreneurs
Calling all entrepreneurs! The City of Beaumont is searching for local start-up businesses and entrepreneurs looking to establish a business in Beaumont or currently operating in the city.

Beaumont’s Economic Development Department and the Bank of Hemet will host a meet and greet event on Monday, April 23rd at 6:00 p.m. at the Beaumont Civic Center, located at 550 E. 6th Street, with the purpose of identifying this niche of businesses owners. Startup companies can come in all forms and sizes and the City’s Business Resource Center is ready to provide assistance with research on the target market, access to capital, mentorships, and other elements to successfully launch the next innovative product, service, process or platform.

For questions, please contact the Business Resource Center at 951-769-8518. To RSVP, please visit
bit.ly/BMTentrepreneur to reserve your seat to this free event.


Monday April 23, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Beaumont Civic Center 550 E. 6th Street
 
Tuesday, April 24
 

9:00am

The Start-Up Grind
JOIN LOCAL ENTREPRENEURS OVER COFFEE TO LEARN TIPS & SECRETS THEY DISCOVERED DURING THEIR START-UP GRIND AS ENTREPRENEURS/BUSINESS OWNERS!

For More Information Please Contact:
Kayla Charters | Economic Development Analyst
Office of Economic Development
City of Menifee | 29714 Haun Road | Menifee, CA 92586
Direct: (951) 723-3712 | City Hall: (951) 672-6777 | Fax: (951) 679-3843
kcharters@cityofmenifee.us | cityofmenifee.us



Tuesday April 24, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Menifee Valley Chamber of Commerce 29737 New Hub Dr. #201 CA 92586

5:30pm

TECH-O TUESDAY: Skyland Ale Works Brewery
TECH-O TUESDAY
DATE: April 24, 2018
Skyland Ale Works
1869 Pomona Rd., Suites E, F
Corona, CA 92880
https://untappd.com/v/skyland-ale-works/2251000

This is a great opportunity to network with fellow entrepreneurs, connect with investors, and share your great ideas. Take this chance to grow your network and connections all while enjoying free food. Make sure to bring your BUSINESS CARDS! We are doing another GIVE AWAY!!

RSVP:
Kimberly Davidson
Economic Development Manager
City of Corona, Economic Development Dept.
951.736.2297 O
Kimberly.Davidson@CoronaCA.gov

Tuesday April 24, 2018 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Skyland Ale Works Brewery suites E & F, 1869 Pomona Rd, Corona, CA 92880
 
Wednesday, April 25
 

9:00am

Million Cups
An event for local entrepreneurs to meet and present their startups to the thriving peer network of founders in Riverside. The coffee is highly encouraged.

Parking DetailsThere is both a pay garage and street parking close- but if you are willing to walk a few blocks the downtown garages give you 90 minutes of free parking! (Try Orange St between University and Mission Inn Ave)

https://www.1millioncups.com/riverside

Speakers
avatar for Steve M.

Steve M.

Startup Advocate and Builder of Community Ecosystems, City of Riverside
Steve Massa is a Senior Project Manager with the City of Riverside’s Economic Development Department. He works on economic development projects related to innovation, entrepreneurship, smart cities, and opportunity zones. Steve is a board member for Riverside’s tech incubator... Read More →


Wednesday April 25, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
Riverside ExCITE accelerator 3499 10th Street, Riverside CA 92501

5:30pm

Marketing Experts Give Back
Limited Capacity seats available

This incredible event is made for non-profits and small businesses to receive expert advice on advertising, PR, social media, and many other marketing topics. Each table will be hosted by one or more industry veterans offering their experience and insight into the areas most critical to you. Be part of the excitement!
Event Pricing: FREE for non-Profits; $15 Students; $20 Members; $25 Non-members; $30 at the door

RSVP required: http://www.ama-ie.com/calendar/experts-giveback/

Get ready to learn about:
  1. Tax Advice for Non-Profits
  2. Non-Profit Funding
  3. Donor and Public Relations
  4. Sponsorship Marketing
  5. Advertising: Digital/Traditional
  6. Traditional/Direct Mail Marketing
  7. Digital Marketing/Blogging/SEO
  8. Email Marketing
  9. Mobile Marketing
  10. Social Media Marketing


Speakers
avatar for Mary Barnett

Mary Barnett

Founder / CEO, Another Brilliant Idea
Known as “MobileMary” in the industry, she is an expert in Mobile Technology. "MobileMary" speaks nationwide on Mobile, Social and Digital Marketing trends, and even hosted a radio show for 2 years sharing her passion and expertise in Mobile Technology with her listening audience... Read More →


Wednesday April 25, 2018 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Riverside ExCITE accelerator 3499 10th Street, Riverside CA 92501
 
Friday, April 27
 

8:00am

CRESP Kickoff Meeting & The 1st Riverside Security and Privacy Workshop
Limited Capacity seats available

UCR is launching UCR Center for Research and Education in Cyber Security and Privacy (CRESP). They will have a Kickoff meeting and the first workshop. This is an opportunity to:
  • Showcase the research done in the center at UCR
  • Invite researchers, industrial partners, investors to share their ideas
  • Stimulate research collaborations among universities and colleges
  • Provide solutions to emerging and long-standing challenges faced by cybersecurity industry
  • Attract students to join security and privacy research
FormatThe kickoff meeting/workshop is expected to be a one-day event with the following setup
  • Keynote speech. We will invite distinguished researchers to give keynote speech.
  • Presentations. We invite industry leaders, professors, and researchers to present their recent work.
  • Poster session.
  • Ad-hoc conversation during lunch and breaks.
Featuring SpeakersXIAOFENG WANG XiaoFeng Wang is a James H. Rudy Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at Indiana University Bloomington. His research focuses on system security and data privacy with a specialization on security and privacy issues in mobile and cloud computing, and privacy issues in dissemination and computation of human genomic data. He is the director of the Center for Security and Privacy in Informatics, Computing, and Enigeering (SPICE) at IUB. He is a top author in the "big-4" security venues.
STEPHEN CHONG Stephen Chong is a Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science in the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Steve's research focuses on programming languages, information security, and the intersection of these two areas. He is the recipient of an NSF CAREER award, an AFOSR Young Investigator award, and a Sloan Research Fellowship. He received a PhD from Cornell University, and a bachelor's degree from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.
XIAONING LI Xiaoning Li is Chief Security Architect at Alibaba Cloud. Previously he was a security researcher and architect at Intel Labs. Focused on analyzing/detecting/preventing 0 day/malware with existing/new processor features. For the past 10+ years, his work has been focusing on both hardware/software security system co-design and advanced threat research. Xiaoning holds 20+ grant/filling patents in security areas including processor/system security and has published more than 20+ conference/invited talks including BlackHat, CanSecWest, ShmooCon, Source etc.


Friday April 27, 2018 8:00am - 5:00pm
UCR Alumni & Visitors Center 3701 Canyon Crest Drive Riverside, CA 92521

8:00am

UCR R'Tech Exponential Technology Conference
R’Tech is a day-long conference where industry leaders will be sharing their stories of leveraging key exponential technologies and describing industrial trends. We hope to see you there!

Register at:  https://ucrtech.com/

We are experiencing a new industrial revolution where technology innovation is not only driving new business growth but is changing the way in which business is conducted. Digital Transformation is at the center of this revolution at it is the aim of R’Tech Conference to bring it to the forefront of the conversation at UCR. Technology is having an impact on every major industry and understanding the value and impact of such technologies is more important now than ever before.

Friday April 27, 2018 8:00am - 6:00pm
UCR Student Recreation Center 900 University Ave, Riverside CA 92521

5:30pm

Fireside Chat, Q & A and Book Signing with Angel Investor, Jason Calacanis
Riverside County Innovation Month and Mind & Mill, a digital marketing agency in Riverside, CA, are thrilled to announce that on Friday, April 27th, we will be hosting Jason Calacanis for the second time at Mind & Mill!

Join us for a fireside chat, Q & A session, and book signing. We'll be giving away 200 FREE copies of Jason's book, ANGEL.

This. Is. Huge.

It’s going to be an incredible evening discussing angel investing, startups, entrepreneurship, tech, and the future of innovation.

Jason Calacanis is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor, podcaster and writer. Jason is the host of the popular podcasts This Week in Startups and Angel and the founder of Launch, a series of conferences that bring entrepreneurs together with potential investors.

Thank you to RivCo Rocks, Wicks Brewing, Thrive Social, and Riverside Arts Council for so generously helping make this event possible.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Calacanis

Jason Calacanis

Entrepreneur/Angel Investor/Host, This Week in Startups
avatar for Tim Jackson

Tim Jackson

Mind & Mill



Friday April 27, 2018 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Mind & Mill 3615 Main St #103, Riverside, CA 92501, USA
 
Saturday, April 28
 

3:30pm

Social Media for Business: Beginners Class
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to use Twitter for business and connecting with friends. This step-by-step beginners workshop shows you how to build a Twitter page, how to share photos and videos, choose privacy settings, and more. Diver deeper for tips on social media marketing and building Twitter apps.

This workshop is open to 8 participants at a time for individual attention.

Please bring:
1) Cellphone
2) A valid email address

Please be sure to register for this class for a guaranteed seat. Space is Limited.

Please Contact JNSingh@rivco.org or 951-217-5861 for further questions.  

Speakers
avatar for Jacquelyn Singh

Jacquelyn Singh

Communications Coordinator, Riverside County EDA


Saturday April 28, 2018 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Riverside County Business Event Center 3403 10th St. Riverside CA 92501; Suite 120
 
Sunday, April 29
 

12:30pm

41st District: Congressional Art Competition
Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Artistic Discovery Contest is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in our congressional district.

The Artistic Discovery Contest is open to all high school students in the 41st District. The over-all winner of our district's competition will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The exhibit in Washington will also include artwork from other contest winners nation-wide.

 The art includes:
  • Paintings - including oil, acrylics, and watercolor
  • Drawings - including pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, and markers
  • Collage
  • Prints - including lithographs, silkscreen, and block prints
  • Mixed Media
  • Computer Generated Art
  • Photography
The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 to provide an opportunity for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents. Since then, over 650,000 high school students have been involved with the nationwide competition.

Speakers
MT

Mark Takano

Congressman; 41st district, U.S. House of Representative


Sunday April 29, 2018 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Mind & Mill 3615 Main St #103, Riverside, CA 92501, USA
 
Monday, April 30
 

5:00pm

Fast Pitch Regional Finals
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for the 2nd Annual Fast Pitch Finale where Riverside County’s entrepreneur finalists will present their business ideas to a panel of venture capitalists and angel investors for cash prizes! This event will close out Riverside County’s Innovation Month by celebrating the top entrepreneurial teams from city-wide pitch competitions. Don’t miss your chance to see who claims “Entrepreneur of Riverside County Innovation Month 2018”!

Keynote from Tim Jenkins, Co-Founder of SendGrid

Please register here: http://bit.ly/FastPitch2018

Join the 8 amazing Startup Finalists as they compete for:
1st Place $5,000
2nd Place $3,500
3rd Place $1,500

A huge thank you to our Judges:
Carmen Palafox, Partner, MiLA Capital Advisors

Lisa Atia, Chief Revenue Officer, Backstage Capital

Mike Napoli, Angel Investor, Tech Coast Angels

Saul S. Rostamian, Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP

Networking and appetizers at 5pm with the pitches starting at 5:30pm.

Startups competing:
Burble - Taylor Cole
Double-Lock Healthcare Systems - Elizabeth Wong
Rival - Karan Amin and Jasjeet Virk
Globe Biomedical - Matt Rickard
Laughing Lizard Adventure Park - Kirsten Gallagher
Deal Drive - Shawn Isaac
Project TechXploration - Pat Person
serviceMob - Anuj Bhalla

Speakers
avatar for Scott Brovsky

Scott Brovsky

Director, EPIC SBDC, University of California, Riverside
Scott is working to build a startup ecosystem in the Inland Empire region of Southern California. As the Director of UC Riverside’s EPIC Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the founder of LongSoCal.com, he and the team spend their time identifying, mentoring and helping... Read More →



Monday April 30, 2018 5:00pm - 8:00pm
UCR ARTSBlock 3824 + 3834 Main Street Riverside, CA 92501