Fireside Chat with Author Ryan Williams & Drew Koven of LDR Ventures

Washington, D.C. Campus

GA D.C.
509 7th Street NW, 3rd Floor
Washington D.C. 20004

Past Locations for this Event

Fireside Chat with Author Ryan Williams & Drew Koven of LDR Ventures | Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. Campus

GA D.C.
509 7th Street NW, 3rd Floor
Washington D.C. 20004

Past Locations for this Event

About this event

Drew Koven is Managing Director of LDR Ventures, an LA based Venture Capital group that works with early stage fashion and consumer lifestyle brands to incubate, operate and grow with a clear path to profitability. He is widely regarded as a pioneering force in E-commerce, M-commerce, Omnichannel Retail and a thought leader for Innovative Technologies which support fashion and retail. Drew embraces diversity, impact, inclusion and female led businesses to build market leaders which address systemic and behavioral trend changes and have Impact.

During this fireside chat, we'll discuss "How to Find Meaning and Money" with your startup. We'll dive into how people can build amazing brands, that are both meaningful and profitable.

Ryan Williams is The Author of The Influencer Economy, and works with founders and executives to help build their influence through product collaboration. He's a former early marketing team member at Machinima.com (Warner Bros.) and DigiSynd (Disney). Over the past 3 years, he has interviewed over 100 influencers who have built ideas online such as: Seth Godin, Brad Feld, Derek Sivers, Troy Carter, Jemele Hill and many others. He will share his business approach to help the audience how to find their big business idea, embrace their personality edge, deliver an authentic message, and collaborate their way to a winning product launch.

Prereqs & Preparation

Bring your startup ideas and business. Drew and Ryan will have a "Pitch Back Session" in the last 20 minutes for crowd members to pitch and present their businesses on-stage. Drew's hosts the Biz Fix Podcast and Ryan hosts the Stories From The Influencer Economy Podcast, and they will select the best pitching entrepreneurs to be guests on their shows.

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