TechBiz Connection | Disruptive Technologies | Sep 17th | Irvine, CA

"Disruptive Technologies"
Sep 172014

September 17th, 2014

Disruptive Technologies

Do Disruptive Technologies really Disrupt Business Models & Markets?

Or do they provide constructive & better approaches to Business?


  • What is "Disruptive"?
  • Can a "technology" really disrupt a business model?
  • Isn't Change in Business always Disruptive?
  • Don't we want to encourage Change?

Come and hear from a group of companies that answer these questions. Each of their technologies & business models will "change" the way business is done in their markets.


Haynes and Boone  - Bart Greenberg

Bart Greenberg is a partner in Haynes and Boone's Orange County office, practicing general corporate law with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financings and the cost-effective representation of entrepreneurs, start-ups and emerging technology companies.  Bart's experience extends to all types of general corporate matters, essentially serving as outside general counsel to most of his clients. Such matters include, among others, mergers and acquisitions, with an emphasis on consolidations and roll-up strategies; private securities offerings, with an emphasis on those for emerging technology companies, including so-called "friends and family," angel and venture capital financings; debt financings, including senior credit facilities, as well as mezzanine, subordinated and vendor-facilitated debt facilities; the formation of business entities, such as corporations, limited liability companies and joint ventures; shareholder and buy-sell agreements; employment and consulting agreements; and employee compensation matters, with an emphasis on providing equity incentives to employees through the use of restricted stock, stock options and phantom stock plans.  Bart is also a strong contributor to the community by his tireless support and active involvement in many local technology organizations, including, among others, Tech Coast Venture Network, where he currently serves as its Chairman Emeritus; TechBiz Connection, where he currently serves on its Board; and Chapman University Leatherby Center for Entrepreneurship, where he sits on the Advisory Board.


Parcel Pending - Lori A. Torres

After 25+ years, Lori left corporate America to start Parcel Pending, a solution for managing packages at apartment communities and university housing.  This solution combines electronic lockers with software to notify residents when a package arrives and allows for 24/7 pick-up.

Lori was with Irvine Company Apartment Communities for 13 years.  As Senior Vice President, Property Management, Lori was responsible for and oversaw all day-to-day operations for the company's entire apartment portfolio. Lori's team consisted of 1,200 property management associates operating over 44,000 apartment homes.Prior to Irvine Apartment Communities, Lori worked for BRE Properties, Inc., for over four years as Senior Regional Manager. 


weeSPIN - Darius Fong

Darius Fong is the founder and CEO of weeSPIN and a Grammy award winning audio engineer and music producer. weeSPIN is a collaborative social network that connects music around your daily habits.

Darius is the author of Debtcibel and founded Audio Must Preach, an independent consultation company that helps churches focus on ministry and stewardship by removing audio related obstacles. Darius graduated from Indiana University of Bloomington with a bachelor's degree in Telecommunications.

iPourIt - Joseph G. McCarthy

iPourIt is a unique patented technology that allows customers to pour their own beer.  No other system on the market allows a business to charge 100% of every ounce in a kegthus increasing revenue and driving profitability through lower operating costs.

Mr. McCarthy has been working for the iPourit for the past two years. Prior to that, he was a Partner of Bellwether Financial Group, an investment and management company. Mr. McCarthy also served as General Counsel and Vice President, Corporate Development for Ambassadors International, a publicly traded company and was responsible to both the Board and its business division Presidents for mergers and acquisitions. 


TruVitals - Barry Lieberman
TruVitals improves the quality of health care worldwide by commercializing the first zero contact continuous vital signs monitoring products. How do you continuously monitor the vital signs of animals after surgery? What about the vitals of lions, tigers, and dolphins? You Can't. TruVitals zero contact vital signs monitoring Can measure key health indicators with no contact to the patient. 

Barry Lieberman has been focused on go to market and product/service commercialization for over 30 years. As a part-time executive for the past 6 years he has disrupted the processes, people and infrastructure of organizations, like Q-See & IOGEAR to enable them to move to the next level. He built and ran Advantage Plus Marketing Group, a national marketing services firm, which implemented go market/commercialization/demand generation programs for top tier technology organizations. . Barry also is an active angel investor and advisor to early-stage companies and a mentor and executive in residence at Chapman University and Cal State Fullerton. Knobbe Martens
TechBiz Connection | 3943 Irvine Blvd. #216 | Irvine, CA 92602

When: Wednesday, September, 17th 2014
Where: 2040 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Irvine, CA 92614 MAP
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Cost: $20.00

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