LAVA Names Kovacs As President

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The Los Angeles Venture Association (LAVA), which supports local startups and emerging-growth companies, has named entrepreneur Kimberly Kovacs as the group's new President, according to the group. LAVA also said it has added Chris Wadden, the President of the Pasadena Angels as Treasurer of the group, and Shuki Lehavi, the CEO of Amiggi, as its secretary. LAVA's day to day operations are managed by Executive Director Len Lanzai.

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LAVA Meet the VC

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019 --.

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LAVA Healthcare

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Friday, August 19, 2016 -- LAVA Healthcare - Jessica Rousset, Center for Innovation at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles. This month's LAVA Healthcare features pediatric innovation opportunities by Jessica Rousset, director of the Center for Innovation at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and co-director of the Consortium for Technology and Innovation in Pediatrics (CTIP), a technology accelerator dedicated to developing pediatric-health solutions.

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LAVA Venture Panel and LAVA Annual Meeting

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016 -- LAVA Venture Panel and LAVA Annual Meeting. Join us at MAGICOPOLIS for a fun evening of Capital Networking with VC and Angel Investors, LAVA Members and LAVA Board Members. LAVA kicks off the the summer by hosting it Annual Membership Meeting , conducts Director elections and will feature its Annual Venture Capital Panel.

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LAVA First Time Entrepreneur Workshop

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Saturday, October 26, 2019 --.

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Green LAVA Event:The Opioid Crisis and Cannabis Alternatives

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019 -- Green LAVA Event:The Opioid Crisis. The Green Strategic Interest Group is specifically dedicated to cannabis. For the first event in October, we want to focus on the importance of cannabis alternatives for opioids. We are curating a panel of experts to address the topic from varying industry perspectives. Moderator: Laura Toomey. See [link] (more

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Global LAVA: Investing in Israeli Start-Ups

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Thursday, March 7, 2019 -- Global LAVA: Investing in Israeli Start-Ups. Panelists: Liron Brish - CEO of Farm Dog; Liat Sade-Sternberg - CEO of fuse.it; Guy Katsovich, co-founder of Fusion LA. See [link] (more

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Mobile LAVA Presents: Marketplaces

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019 --.

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LAVA Healthcare

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Friday, January 18, 2013 -- LAVA Healthcare January 2013 meeting. About LAVA Healthcare. LAVA Healthcare is an ongoing conversation about how we might fix the mess applying innovation across a wide range of dimensions including technology, business models, patient involvement, offshore outsourcing, and training programs. No one disputes that the U.S. healthcare system is a mess that has been deteriorating for decades.

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Green LAVA

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Thursday, September 20, 2012 -- Green LAVA. Green LAVA is the Strategic Interest Group of the Los Angeles Venture Association focused on opportunities and challenges coincident with the design, development and deployment of sustainable products, services and businesses.

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LAVA's First Look LA

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017 -- LAVA's First Look LA. Join us at Cal State Los Angeles for a full day of innovations and technologies presented by the region's finest researchers and inventors! This technology preview is geared for Serial Entrepreneurs, Angel Investors, and Venture Capital Investors.

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Mobile LAVA: Silicon Beach Ecosystem

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Saturday, March 10, 2018 -- Mobile LAVA: Silicon Beach Ecosystem. Come learn from VCs and Angel Investors about funding for your Mobile company, moderated by Peter Cowen. Our panel will discuss what their investment appetite is for 2018, what has changed recently with criteria and pitches, where they see deals coming from, and more! See [link] (more

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Mobile LAVA: Recurring Revenue

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018 --.

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Video Interview: Len Lanzi, LAVA on How To Get Your Startup Funded

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Len Lanzi is Executive Director of the Los Angeles Venture Association (LAVA) (www.lava.org), which helps startup entrepreneurs get their companies funded.

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LAVA's First Look LA

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017 -- LAVA's First Look LA. Join us at Cal State Los Angeles for a full day of innovations and technologies presented by the region's finest researchers and inventors! This technology preview is geared for Serial Entrepreneurs, Angel Investors, and Venture Capital Investors.

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Los Angeles VC Panel and LAVA Annual Membership Meeting

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019 -- Los Angeles VC Panel and LAVA Annual Membership Meeting. Come meet three of the most active Venture Capital funds in Los Angeles. Meet the top VCs who are investing in Southern California. Find out what they are looking to invest in. Find out what does it take to secure Venture Capital for your company. Learn about the hottest trends and the mistakes NOT to make.

LAVA Holiday Party

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Thursday, December 6, 2012 -- LAVA Holiday Party. See [link] (more

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Global LAVA

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Friday, November 4, 2011 -- Global LAVA. Our next highly informative and highly interactive Global LAVA breakfast meeting is on November 4 (Friday). Please make sure you register online. Our meeting will be opened by a renowned British journalist, BBC World Service correspondent and TV host Sandro Monetti who will update us on the latest up to the minute global business headlines. Email vsilchenko@metropolecapital.com.

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Mobile LAVA

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Thursday, September 27, 2012 -- Mobile LAVA to explore the world of mobile health. LAVA Healthcare joins forces this month with our sister interest group Mobile LAVA to explore the world of mobile health, aka mhealth. The panel will dig into how mobile technologies are expected to change fundamentally the business of healthcare.

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LAVA Healthcare

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Friday, February 24, 2012 -- LAVA Healthcare. Our conversation will feature Bonnie Feldman, author of Mobile Social and Fun: Games for Health. See [link] (more

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LAVA Healthcare

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Friday, January 27, 2012 -- LAVA Healthcare. LAVA Healthcare is an ongoing conversation about how we might fix the healthcare-industry's mess applying innovation across a wide range of dimensions  including technology, business models, patient involvement, offshore outsourcing, and training programs. LAVA Healthcare is a special interest group of the Los Angeles Venture Association.

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LAVA Healthcare

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Friday, April 27, 2012 -- LAVA Healthcare. LAVA Healthcare is an ongoing conversation about how we might fix the healthcare-industry's mess applying innovation across a wide range of dimensions  including technology, business models, patient involvement, offshore outsourcing, and training programs.

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LAVA Investment Capital Conference

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011 -- LAVA Investment Capital Conference. See [link] (more

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The 14th Annual LAVA Venture Awards Dinner

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017 -- The 14th Annual LAVA Venture Awards Dinner. LAVA 14th Annual Venture Awards Dinner. The Los Angeles Venture Association (LAVA) will hold its 14th Annual Venture Awards Dinner to recognize Southern California’s best venture-backed companies, and to celebrate the induction of a special guest into the LAVA Hall of Fame. Celebrating 30+ years of service to the Los Angeles Entrepreneurial Community.

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Mobile Lava - Latest Trends in IoT

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Thursday, July 27, 2017 -- Mobile Lava - Latest Trends in IoT. Panel includes Anthony Gonzalez, Fitguard.me; Gabe Grifoni, Rufus Labs; Robert L. Kay, Elite Engineering; Jeremy Wall, Lumenus. Moderated by Barbara Bickham. See [link] (more

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Green LAVA

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Friday, October 21, 2011 -- Green LAVA Interest Group. To promote intelligent investment in So Cal Clean Tech ventures via strategic information, networking events, and private/public collaboration. Email mmiller@cfo911solutions.com.

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Flying With Unicorns LAVA Awards Celebration 2018

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018 -- "Flying With Unicorns" LAVA Awards Celebration 2018. Celebrate Hall of Fame Honoree Hemi Zucker and J2 Communications Extraordinary MandA Activity. Hemi Zucker is a Managing Principal of OCV Partners.

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Global LAVA

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Friday, March 2, 2012 -- Global LAVA. How should you market and finance your company abroad and here in SoCal given the current realities? Please join us for a fascinating discussion with four top experts in this area: Gunjan Bagla - is the founder and Managing Director of Amritt, Inc.; Bill Elliot  VP of Canada Technology Triangle, Inc.; Dr. Mark Lieberman - is Manager of Regional Economic Development for the Community Development Commission of Los Angeles County.;

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LAVA Mobile

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012 -- LAVA Mobile. This evening event of the LAVA Mobile SIG will explore the rapidly expanding variety of mobile enabled businesses and looking at big questions are: What business models are working and making money? What models are fads versus the that models are truly innovative ways to create real value? How can traditional business models be augmented with mobile, and how might they be transformed?

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LAVA Honors Richard Riordan, Local Technology Firms

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The Los Angeles Venture Association (LAVA) held its annual awards event last night, honoring former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan, as well as local, venture backed companies in a banquet last night at the Luxe hotel in Los Angeles. LAVA inducted Mayor Riordan--who had a long and involved career in venture capital and private equity before his efforts in politics--into its LAVA Hall of Fame.

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Global LAVA

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Friday, September 2, 2011 -- Global LAVA. Whats Next? We are delighted to announce our guest-speaker James R. Barth, a Senior Fellow at the Milken Institute who will share with us his observations on the domestic and global capital markets and how it will affect entrepreneurial activity and businesses here in South California. As usually, our session will be highly interactive so dont be shy to ask questions that you meant to ask for probably a long time! See [link] (more

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Global LAVA: Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Investing

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Thursday, November 30, 2017 -- Global LAVA: Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Investing. Speakers: Sheri Kaiserman, Head of Advanced Securities at Wedbush; Brad Bulent Yarar, Co-Founder Blockchain Investors Consortium (BIC); Adam Ettinger, Shephard Mullin; Heidi Pease, Co-Founder of UCLA and Los Angeles Blockchain Labs. See [link] (more

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LAVA Healthcare

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Friday, June 24, 2011 -- LAVA Healthcare. LAVA Healthcare is an ongoing conversation about how we might fix the mess applying innovation across a wide range of dimensions  including technology, business models, patient involvement, offshore outsourcing, and training programs. No one disputes that the U.S. healthcare system is a mess that has been deteriorating for decades. Many argue that ObamaCare will worsen the problem, others argue its a great solution.

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LAVA Holiday Party

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Thursday, December 6, 2012 -- LAVA Holiday Party. Come celebrate the holiday season with LAVA members and their guests! There will be food, beverages, music, and great people to connect with. See [link].

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Green LAVA

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Friday, February 17, 2012 -- Green LAVA Meeting. In this LAVA Green talk, Metro will discuss the poor decisions he made in his first business venture and the pivot points that he took (and the ones he didn't) that helped him achieve his vision of building a national reuse company. Green Tech Fund California, Inc. will discuss opportunities for clean tech in the Chinese and India markets.

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