Built local sponsorships and partnerships through entrepreneur events introducing local startup community to Elance SAAS platform

A Race To Success took place on June 19, 2014 in Irvine, CA. 

Elance partnered with Southern California's fastest growing angel investor organization, Private Capital Network (PCN), UPS and SendGrid to bring a fast-paced and fun-filled A Race To Success.

It's where ten lucky startups were invited to K1 Speed, where they raced go-karts alongside prominent angel investors and reps from OC incubators, accelerators & co-working spaces. The winning startup got to pitch to influential PCN members, win $1000 of Elance credits and ultimate bragging rights!

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Bartering system for small business through www.Trade-off.co

Bringing back the Bartering System with www.Trade-off.co. Small Business with limited budgets can now exchange services with other local businesses in the area to provide value and build community.

My role on our 4 person team was to create a simple explainer video to help communicate our project to a larger audience and can also be used for marketing a future campaign.

This was my first time working with illustrators and writing a script to produce this video working under extreme time constraints. 

Meetup communities I've built and organized events.

There are some of the community networks I've built on Meetup and organized events.

I once entered a local pool tournament for $1, I beat 5 players that were better than me and ended up winning a $100 pool cue. 

I think there's something really interesting about the behavioral interaction between 2 pool players, so I built a community to find out.

StartupBus America 2014 #SanFrancisco, California to #Austin #Texas #SXSW

This is Startupbus SF 2014. 8 buses from Mexico, South, Mid West, West Coast, South East, North, North East, America travel 3,000km to build a startup on a bus and launch in San Antonio, TX. Special thanks to my company Elance who sponsored my seat on the bus. I added so many respected entrepreneurs to my network including Robert Scoble, Guy Kawasaki and others.

In 3 days. My team and I launched www.Trade-Off.co