Cracking the Finance Code for Freelancers and Small Businesses with Paco de Leon
February 1, 2017 • Orange County

Cracking the Finance Code for Freelancers and Small Businesses with Paco de Leon

According to a survey, more than 40 percent of small business owners identify financially illiterate. Understanding your finances will give you confidence to build and grow as an entrepreneur and creative. That’s why Paco de Leon founded the Hell Yeah Group, a team of finance friends to the creative and entrepreneur. They teach the ins and outs of all-things-money through workshops, courses, articles and a killer e-newsletter. She’ll be talking with us about her best lessons learned, and taking questions from the crowd.

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Design Inc. Presents the Freelancing Panel
January 19, 2017 • Orange County

Design Inc. Presents the Freelancing Panel

It’s 2017 and we’re starting the year off with one heck of a panel. Design Inc. present the Connecting Things Freelance Panel. Our moderator, Braedon Flynn, will ask our panel of diverse freelancers about how they quote, how they get work, how they manage their time and projects, and so much more. Panelists will be Valerie Franco, freelance drummer, Greg Christian, freelance product designer, and Patrick Yandoc, freelance photographer. Bring your own questions for the audience Q&A at the end!

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Holiday Hullabaloo!
Thursday, December 8th, 2016 • Orange County

Holiday Hullabaloo!

We’ve listened to enough lectures this year, let’s just party this month! Join us on Thursday, December 8th from 7-10pm at Wolf Camp Studios in Costa Mesa for a Holiday Hullabaloo! Take the time to catch up with creatives, designers, makers and doers in Orange County. We’ll have music, food, drinks, and as usual, it’s all free, friends. This is our way of saying thank you for another amazing year of spending time and growing together.

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Live Free(lance) or Die: Joshua Ariza, Designer & Owner of CHOMP
Wed, November 2nd, 2016 • Orange County

Live Free(lance) or Die: Joshua Ariza, Designer & Owner of CHOMP

Come hear our #ConnectingThings co-founder Joshua Ariza talk about Freelance life this upcoming Wednesday morning! It will be equal parts hilarity and helpful info to bolster your freelance career. Josh has worked for companies like Nike, Stance, and Red Bull. He’s also the founder of CHOMP, a clothing line that’s collaborated with the likes of

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Funding Your Startup Panel, Feat. Marc Hemeon, Eva Ho, and Marc Averitt
Monday, October 10th, 2016 • Orange County

Funding Your Startup Panel, Feat. Marc Hemeon, Eva Ho, and Marc Averitt

Join us for our second night event panel! Great ideas can turn into viable businesses and products with the right ingredients, one of the most important being money. So how do you fund your startup? Our panel will discuss options, tactics, and tips. It will be a down to earth discussion featuring: Marc Hemeon (CEO and Founder at Design, Inc); Eva Ho (Angel Investor, and General Partner at Susa Ventures), and Marc Averitt (Managing Director at Okapi Venture Capital). Our moderator will be Jason Lankow of Column Five and Visage. Free event! See you all there!

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Join us the first Wednesday of every month for:

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Food & Bevs

Free snack and drinks provided by our generous sponsors. 

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Good Conversations

Mingle with old friends, meet new ones, talk shop, connect.

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Talk or Panel

Featured speaker(s) takes the mic to drop some knowledge.

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Connect

Once the gig is over, login to social media and connect with your new friends.