PIHRA Burbank/Glendale & Downtown Los Angeles Locations - MEGA Social!
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When: Wednesday, February 28, 2018
5:45 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Haworth Los Angeles Showroom
444 S Flower St
Suite 4800 - 48th Floor
Los Angeles, California  90071
United States
Presenter: Various Speakers
Contact: Gary Nellis

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MEGA Social!


PIHRA Burbank/Glendale and Downtown Los Angeles Districts are partnering for the first 2018 MEGA MIXER!

Join us on Wednesday February 28th on the 48th Floor for amazing 360-degree city views paired with awesome networking, and opportunity drawing prize giveaways.

The evening will feature a dynamic, interactive panel discussion with the Founders of four successful Service Provider start-ups that have broken new ground in Employee-Engagement benefits.  




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Program Agenda

5:45pm: Plan to arrive this early so you have time to park and check in.

5:45pm - 6:30pm: Networking, noshing and beveraging with your PIHRA member and "future member" colleagues and friends, old and new

6:30pm - 7:30pm: Our moderated, interactive panel discussion and Q&A with the founders of Helpr, PearIt, The Headshot Truck and EthicsSuite will share the arc of moving their innovative employee-benefit companies from concept to funding to launch to ultimate success, and the challenges overcome along the way.

7:30pm - 8:00pm: Opportunity Drawing prize giveaways and continued awesome networking



Becka Klauber Richter & Kasey Edwards founded Helpr in January 2016. CEO Kasey Edwards and President Becka Klauber Richter, started out as college friends who met at the University of California Santa Barbara. The duo previously ran a similar service, called University Sitters, a boutique agency for personalized child care. Helpr is available in six major markets, including Los Angeles and San Francisco, New York City, Chicago and now Seattle. To date, the start-up has raised just under $1 million in funding from angel investors and a micro VC firm and employs six employees.
  RJ Tolson has helped develop numerous brands and startups, is on the board of several, and is the co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Pearit. He is an award-winning bestselling author of 4 books and two Manga, and an internationally recognized entrepreneur. He's toured around the US, Europe, and China lecturing audiences @ primary schools, universities, and companies about business, publishing, innovation, fashion, and more. RJ has also worked with a variety of organizations and brands, ranging from the White House, WeWork, and LA Fashion Week to smaller startups and newly-created brands. By the age of 19, RJ and had already been featured in media profiles on NBC, CBS, ABC, Telemundo.
  Harrison B. Chen is the Co-founder & Director of Business Development for Pearit. A first-generation Taiwanese-American, Harrison lived the first half of his life in Taiwan, and the second half in the United States. He is fluent in both Mandarin and English, with a graduate degree in Physics. He always wished he had more experience when he was in college, and now he is helping students have exactly what he wish he had: “A career path based on compatibility and personality, starting with internships”
  Brian Confer is Founder and Director of Strategy & Marketing for The Headshot Truck. The Headshot Truck is the first mobile photography studio in the country with trucks in Los Angeles, New York, and Atlanta. They specialize in personal and company branding headshots for professionals. After leaving another startup in 2014, Brian joined The Headshot Truck in January of 2015 and has been a part of launching two cities, acquiring financing, and developing our scalable business model. He has helped the company reach over $1M in sales to date with 2018 set to be a huge year!
  Juliette Gust is Founder & President of Ethics Suite, LLC. Juliette has personally led over 1,300 investigations spanning 75 countries, and advised on close to 10,000 whistleblower reports. Juliette is a former PwC Regulatory, Forensics and Hospitality & Leisure Advisory Services manager, and later developed and served as the Director of the Global Fraud & Investigations team and Project Manager of the Anti-Corruption Compliance Program for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, a Fortune 500 company with 180,000 employees in more than 100 countries.


Registration Rates

Category Pre-Registration Onsite
PIHRA Member $25 $30
Guest/Nonmember $25 $30
PIHRA Member In-Transition $25 $30
PIHRA Student Member $25 $30

Online registration closes on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 12:00pm. Registrations after this date will only be taken onsite.


Cancellation Policy

There will be a 50% administration fee for any cancellation. If you need to cancel, we must receive it in writing (email or fax) 2 business days prior to an event during normal business hours. Refunds will not be given to no-shows. Credits will not be issued for use towards future PIHRA events.


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