Lpines Advances Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Innovation Economy Expo in California

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Entrepreneurs and ventures are the engines of economic growth. Lpines and others addressed the topic of technology, ventures, entrepreneurial finance and innovation at the Innovation Economy Expo, which was held in Ontario Convention Center, California on May 9, 2013.

Business opportunities today are virtually limitless as we live in the age of internet, technology, globalization, and a favorable funding environment. - Steve Lee, the founder and president of Lpines

The “Business opportunities today are virtually limitless as we live in the age of internet, technology, globalization, and a favorable funding environment with very low interest rates,” according to Steve Lee, the founder and president of Lpines Inc - a technology transfer and venture incubation firm, based in California. Steve spoke at this conference as a panelist on the topic of “The Global Demand for Commercialization” during the morning session.

The panel explored various topics that include technology trend, regulation and entrepreneurship and Amro Albanna, Chairman and CEO, Innovation Economy Corporation, the organizer of this unique event who emphasized the rise of “Innovation Economy”. Another panelist, Russell Jeide, a partner at Knobbe Martens, a leading Intellectual Property law firm in the area, emphasized the importance of owning and leveraging IP for ventures and technology-driven companies along with Dr. Michael Pazzani, Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development, University of California, Riverside who highlighted the significance of contributions made by universities in the regional economic development activities. The panel was moderated by Richard Rennick, founder and CEO of Team Rennick, past chairman of International Franchise Association.

The afternoon sessions were packed with breakout sessions that cover topics ranging from Business startup, Innovative Growth Strategies, Raising Capital for Growth, Venture Capital, and Crowd funding and other important topics for entrepreneurs.

“Crowd funding is an important business and finance trend for entrepreneurs today,” says Steve Lee, President of Lpines Inc. According to David Drake, Chairman of The Soho Loft, “Crowdfunding will grow to billions annually. This will impact investors who are hoping to create social change.” David Drake is the founder and Chairman of LDJ Capital in New York City and of The Soho Loft Capital Creation Event Series (“TSL”) covering the Private Company Marketplace and Capital Formation and is a thought leader on the USA JOBS Act.

The Innovation Expo Program was a full day of workshops, investor forums and collaboration programs and it concluded with a networking reception back in the pavilion. It was attended by local entrepreneurs, technologists, investment, university, government and related professionals. The event took place in Ontario Convention Center in California.

Innovation Economy Expo is a unique, crowd-driven, interactive forum designed to connect innovators and entrepreneurs with the resources needed for success. The first annual event of its kind in California was held in Ontario Convention Center on May 9, 2013. http://www.innovationeconomyexpo.com/

For overview on Crowdfunding experts forum, see “Nation’s Top Crowdfunding Experts to Lead Forum on Future of Venture Capital at ieCrowd’s Innovation Economy Expo” Large Panel to Address Impact of JOBS Act, New Avenues for Raising Capital for High-Growth Ventures in Projected $300+ Billion Market. http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/5/prweb10706159.htm

About Lpines (http://www.lpines.com)

Lpines is a technology transfer and venture formation firm. The firm works with entrepreneurs and technology-driven companies with their patented technologies and explores various options to “monetizing” those assets, nationally as well as internationally.     The firm advises companies and typically reviews technology assets based on inherent asset quality, commercial interest and benefits to the public and technology area “fit” for Lpines team and its partner firms and investors. Lpines also facilitates technology commercialization and venture formation activities with research institutes, entrepreneurial ventures and companies in promising technology applications area. The firm is based in Southern California.

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