2017-2018 Workshops

Entrepreneur Workshop

Wednesday, February 7
5:00 – 7:30 pm
BCG Digital Ventures
1240 Rosecrans Ave, 5th Floor,
Manhattan Beach


What is the difference between an entrepreneur
and someone who just runs a business?
Entrepreneurs are leaders.

Leaders walk in front and show others the way. They lift the heavy boxes first and, like Tom Sawyer, they start out by painting the fence better and faster than the crowd who gathered to watch them. It is awe that makes the crowd members pick up a brush and join in.Forbes Magazine

BCG Digital Ventures  is an ever-growing global team of innovators, operators, entrepreneurs and investors committed to helping companies re-imagine themselves by attacking established models with new ideas fueled by technology.

Our presenters at Boston Consulting Group Digital Ventures will include:
Joe Takai – Partner
Helia Ansari – Digital Producer
Rachel Castro – Product Manager
Rohin Bhasin – Venture Architect Director

JOE TAKAI’s title is Venture Architect Principal. He has 25+ years of  feature film production, product engineering & development leadership. He led the digital technologies division for Lucasfilm, Digital Domain, Warner Bros with key feature film projects for George Lucas, James Cameron, Stephen Spielberg.  His feature film credits include: Star Wars : Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace, Titanic, The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions, Noah, Jack the Giant Slayer, Oz: The Great and Powerful, The Twilight Saga : Breaking Dawn and Saving Private Ryan.

See photos of one of our previous workshop at BCG Digital Ventures.

  • We will not be meeting at the usual place.  This workshop is off-site at 1240 Rosecrans Ave, 5th Floor, Manhattan Beach in the offices of Boston Consulting Group Digital Ventures. This office building is located east of the Manhattan Village Mall.  You will be checking in on the 5th Floor.
  • Parking is located behind the building, off of Parkview Ave. and entrance to the building is also from that same area. (Parking will be validated)
  • Please be on time and arrive at 5:00pm and plan to stay until 7:30pm.

We expect all of you at this workshop.  But, if you can’t make it, it is important that you let us know.  If for any reason you are unable to attend, please email Laurel Wright laurel.wright@verizon.net or Penny Bordokas at penny@bordokas.com.

2017-2018 Workshops & Events

Sept. 6 Wednesday New Student Orientation Workshop
Oct. 4 Wednesday Entertainment Workshop
Nov. 1 Wednesday Space & Technology Workshop
Dec. 6 Wednesday Digital Media & Marketing Workshop
Jan. 17 Wednesday Law & Legal Workshop
Feb. 7 Wednesday Entrepreneurial Workshop
March 7 Wednesday Design & Architecture Workshop
April 18 Wednesday Mock City Council & Government

We will also have our Mira Costa events scheduled for March 7, 14 and 21, 2018.

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