To kick off Season 6 of Zuventurez PITCH, we are hosting a Networking Block Party! Stop by, not just for the snacks and beverage, but for the opportunity to network with other founders, angel investors, and top-level professionals. Oh, and did I forget to mention the Pop-up shop?! We will have a handful of ZV Fellows promoting and selling their retro and unique products. Some of these items are MUST HAVES. Don't miss out!

Date: September 4th, 2018
Time: 6 - 7PM
Location: Azusa Pacific University - Wilden Hall Atrium, 901 E. Alosta Ave.

Consumers are now searching online to find goods and services and having a complete online business profile is crucial in getting found. Attendees will be taking the first step to making the most of their Google My Business Listing, a free tool to manage your business information across Google. It’s the easiest way to help your business be found online. The workshop will provide training, tools and resources to get listed correctly on Google.Learn the basics of how customers find your business online through Google Search & Maps, make the most of your Google My Business listing and tips for building a successful website. In addition, access to federal, state and local resources will be available to provide support services for your business.

Date: May 10th, 2018
Time: 8:30–10:30AM
Location: Azusa Pacific University - Wynn Academic Center Lecture Hall Room 2 901 E. Alosta Ave. Azusa, CA 91702

Pasadena Angels is devoted to helping forward–thinking innovators, creators and entrepreneurs with the mentorship and funding that fuels success. Come learn how to pitch your idea to seasoned investors!

Date: April 19th, 2018
Time: 6PM
Location: Cal Poly Pomona | 3801 W Temple Ave. Pomona, CA 91768 | University Library, 3rd floor Grand Reading Room

dvvy strives to give everyone the opportunity to 'be heard.' Their events exist to provide a place to hang out, connect, and play music. They create a community of musicians by creating opportunity to network and create connections. Muscians were welcomed to compete to win half of all the proceeds they made that night! The other half went to charity, in partnership with Switchfoot Bro AM.

Date: April 6th, 2018
Location: Azusa Pacific University

Faith in the Process was Spire's last event to push creatives to have faith in the work they make. It can be all too easy to become victim to self-doubt and frustrations in the creative process… Their panelists discussed the parallels between trusting in the creative process in creative work while additionally trusting in our own overarching journey through life! It’s about discerning the multitude of steps from A to Z through developing and affirming a trust in God as we engage in life, as well as engaging in our work.

Date: April 7th, 2018
Location: Rosebud Coffee | 2302 East Colorado Blvd Pasadena, CA 91107

After eleven intensive weeks of workshops, coaching, and pitches, the final six teams made their last pitch towards our panel of professional judges.

Date: March 20th, 2018

We hosted YouTube sensation, Zach King! His videos have been going viral for years, and he now has over 23 million followers on combined platforms. Zach came to speak to the APU community on his entrepreneurial success. We were pleased to have him, and are excited to continue to invite him back to campus this fall to launch our sixth season of Zuventurez PITCH.

Date: February 27th, 2018

ATTENTION PROGRAMMERS: We had our first Zuventurez hackathon! This was a great chance for people to learn more about coding and have the opportunity to collaborate with fellow graphic designers and computer programmers to work intensively on software projects. The goal of this event was to create a usable software. The catch, they only had three days to create it.

Date: January 19th – 21st, 2018


Modern Business Building Using Lean Startup
Join MADIA Tech Launch to hear from Sugath Warnakulasuriya, Managing Director of Thalamus Labs. Sugath will explain the right way to build your new venture Sugath will describe how to focus heavily on customer discovery, learn through continuous experimentation, and use inexpensive prototypes (MVPs) to validate your solution and get to product-market fit. Sugath will show how dedication to agile experimentation is the right way to ensure your time and money is directed to what your customers and investors demand.

Date & Time: October 30th, 8:30-9:30PM
Location: Mt. Sierra College, 800 Royal Oaks Dr, Monrovia 91016

Entrepreneurial Success Factors
Join MADIA Tech Launch for an evening exploring the key factors that could lead you to entrepreneurial success. Presented by MADIA Tech Launch, City of Hope, Pasadena Angels, InnovateLA, the City of Duarte, Lab Launch Monrovia, and Biotechnology Entrepreneurship Coalition. All proceeds will be donated to City of Hope to support their translational medicine programs.

Date & Time: November 7th, 7:00-8:30PM
Location: City of Hope, Argyros Auditorium, 1500 E. Duarte Rd., Duarte 91010.

Building a Start-up with Laser Focus
Growing your startup requires funding, perseverance, patience, hard work, and sometimes new strategies and more funding. Please join MADIA Tech Launch to hear from an entrepreneurial leader who has experienced this first hand in leading Ondax, Inc. Randy Heyler, CEO of Ondax since 2010, has grown Ondax to become a world leader in the design and manufacture of specialized semiconductor lasers, filters, and high-performance spectroscopy systems for the industrial, defense, scientific and life science markets. Randy will share his company’s cutting-edge products and the pivots and lessons learned in building the company over the last seven years. Presented by MADIA Tech Launch, InnovateLA, and the City of Monrovia.

Date & time: November 9th, 6:30-8:30PM
Location: Tanner Research , 825 S Myrtle Ave, Monrovia, CA 91016.

On Wednesday, October 25th, Skip Vaccarello (A.B., Harvard; MBA, Boston University) is an influential leader of tech companies in the Silicon Valley for over 35 years. Placed in the “Innovation Capital of the World,” Skip has seen the rapid change and growth in tech companies over the last 3 decades, the growth of networking and communications in the early 1990s, the explosion of Internet usage in the late 1990s, and the recent growth in social networking.