LBA’s 1st Annual Investors and Founders Summit

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The LBA hosted our 1st Annual Investors and Founders Summit this January onboard the historic Queen Mary in Long Beach! We were ecstatic to see how how brining leaders together is the catalyst for our continued work to grow tech companies, to lead in and build our start up tech ecosystem.
We kicked off the day with the insight from business experts and investors sharing their view on Investing in 2024 — Thanks to Sue Malone, Santhosh Devati, Amy Millman, and Julia Huang.
And, our Long Beach Accelerator 2024 honorees inspired us, made us laugh (Thanks Mayor Rex), and let us turn the spotlight on their visionary and ground-breaking work.  Congratulations  — 
John Shen, Investor of the Year
Mayor Rex Richardson, Innovator of the Year
Amy Millman, Trailblazer of the Year
To our elected officials, we appreciate your making the time to connect with business leaders, founders, and your support in representing the voices of entrepreneurs.  Thanks to:  Councilwoman Megan Kerr, and Councilwoman Dr. Joni Ricks-Oddie, and to representatives for Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragan, Congressman Robert Garcia,  State Senator Lena Gonzalez, Assembly member Josh Lowenthal, Supervisor Janice Hahn, Mayor Rex Richardson, Councilman Al Austin, and Councilwoman Mary Zendejas.
Our 2024 sponsors, ‘You made it happen through your generous support!'  Special thanks to: Sunstone Management, CSULB Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Shimoyama Enterprise, Bank of America, Class Chat, Savills, Insperity, VSolvit, JPMorgan Chase, RSM, Grow America, the Long Beach Economic Partnership, and Coast to Coast Conferences and Events.