Santa Monica

StartEngine Founder's Summit

Helping companies to raise the capital they need.

The StartEngine Founder's Summit is a one-day event that features panels, speakers, and workshops to help educate companies and entrepreneurs on how to raise the capital they need to grow their business.

StartEngine Fonder's Summit

Why attend?

1. Learn About Fundraising

Get fundraising advice from entrepreneurs & investors who have been in your shoes.

2. The Path to Success - What It Takes

From marketing to management, what practices build a successful company.

3. Complimentary Services

Work one on one with lawyers and marketing experts (free for all attendees).

Startup Pitch Decks

Los Angeles Event Details


The Fairmont Hotel,
Santa Monica


This event is FREE for all admitted applicants.


December 5th, 2019



San Francisco Event Details




This event is FREE for all admitted applicants.


December 12th, 2019



Social Media for Business


Hear from entrepreneurs who are taking the initiative and leveraging the crowd to fund their business.


Michael Burtov - Founder & CEO, GeoOrbital

Michael Burtov, has 15 years of experience in startups. Previously, Michael was the founder and CEO of three companies and was most recently the founder and CEO of Cangrade, a hiring platform, from 2011 to 2014. In his spare time Michael is an instructor on innovation topics at the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge.

Vincent Meyer - Founder & CEO, Goffee

Vincent was a core part of the early days of the Criteo team that helped make the internet advertising company a well-known name. His strengths are idea creation (Goffee is his idea), marketing and business development – specifically with the aim of scaling small businesses to large thriving enterprises.

Summit Agenda

9 aM: breakfast & networking

9:30 aM: StartEngine Presentation

Allen Jebsen, VP Of Sales At StartEngine, walks through equity crowdfunding and the StartEngine platform.

10:30 AM: Founder Presentation

Hear from an entrepreneur that successfully raised capital on StartEngine

11:00 AM: Founder Presentation

Hear from an entrepreneur that successfully raised capital on StartEngine

11:30 AM: Conclusion & Next Steps

 Allen Jebsen takes the floor again to describe the onboarding process of StartEngine and how companies can take the next step to launching their campaign.

12 - 1 PM: Lunch And Networking

Interested Investor
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How to Attend:

In order to attend the StartEngine Founder’s Summit, we require that you submit an application. To get started, apply below.

Relive Past StartEngine Summits

In the second keynote presentation of the day, PopCom’s founder & CEO Dawn Dickson took the stage after lunch to talk…

Watch JD Claridge’s keynote presentation from the August founder’s summit as he discusses his company’s journey…

During the last panel of the day, StartEngine’s Vice President of Sales & Business Development Allen Jebsen led a discussion with…

In one of the early afternoon panels, StartEngine’s Chief Marketing Officer Johanna Cronin led a discussion with marketing experts on creating…

Vice Presidents of Sales & Business Development Allen Jebsen and Josh Amster walk the audience through the StartEngine platform and how…

StartEngine’s Director of Compliance & Due Diligence Jon Reyes and Kristen Howell, a Partner at Fox Rothschild, walk the crowd through…

For the opening keynote of the StartEngine Founder’s Summit, the company’s co-founder & CEO Howard Marks shared his vision for the…

In a conversation with StartEngine’s co-founder & CEO Howard Marks, Ron Wilson, the CEO of Hylete, a community-driven fitness brand, discussed…

This event is a free event and StartEngine reserves the right to determine who can and who cannot attend based on their application. If accepted to the StartEngine Founder’s Summit, it does not guarantee that you will or can launch on

Founder's Summit Application