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Glendale Tech week 2023

Glendale Tech Week will bring together 700+ attendees, major universities of CA and East Cost, top tire investors and entrepreneurs to talk about AI venture building 

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About Glendale Tech week 

Glendale Tech Week is a tech and startup festival hosted in the City of Glendale during which tech players in Glendale come together to host meetups, talks and panels to network and share expertise. 

As part of Glendale Tech Week Hero House by SmartGateVC hosts 3 day long lineup of events around AI venture building in collaboration with SoCal universities, venture funds, research labs and incubator,







watch our Glendale tech Week 2022 highlight video 

Our speakers come from



GTW: BioVenturing from Lab to Industry


Elizabeth Wu

Director, Early Innovation Partnering at Johnson & Johnson


Mikayel Nazloyan

 Partner at PwC

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John Nackel

Partner at Wavemaker 360 Health


Jack Topdjian

Founder of Health Equity Angels, Venture Partner at SmartGateVC

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General Partner at

Scientia Ventures

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Gerald E. Loeb

Professor, Director Of The Medical Device Development Facility at USC

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Garegin Papoian

Monroe Martin Professor at the University of Maryland, Founder and CEO of Biosim

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Ruben Abagyan

Professor at the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at UCSD, Founder of Molsoft

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Leo Petrossian

CEO at Nile AI

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Stacyann RusseLl

Director of NSF I-Corps Hub West Region (USC)


Ashot Arzumanyan

Partner at SmartGateVC

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Lusine Abgaryan

Co-Founder & CEO at GrittGene Therapeutics

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Genevieve LeMarchal

Head of Healthcare Ventures Expert Dojo, Managing Partner at Suncoast Ventures

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Michael Dal Bello

Founder of Curewell Capital

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 Siranush Babakhanova

Stanford Biophysics PhD Candidate

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Llewellyn Cox

CEO at Lab Launch, General Partner at MarsBio

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Rafi Vartanian

Director of Commercial Strategy & Effectiveness at

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Tariq Arif

Business Development Officer at UCLA Technology Development Group


Camilo Ansarah-Sobrinho

Associate Director, Business Development and Industry Relations at USC MESH Academy

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Meghedi Babakhanian

Senior Research Engineer at Stanford University School of Medicine,


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Sev G. Sislian

Executive Director, Global Head of Sourcing, Operations and R&D at Amgen

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Stephanie Hsieh

Executive Director of Los Angeles, Biocom California

GTW: Building and Growing an AI/Cloud Company 



President & Co-Founder at ServiceTitan

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Christine Soussa

Global Client Director at Equinix

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Armen Vartanian

Founder at Oceanview Capital Partners

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Eugene Malobrodsky

Partner at One Way Ventures

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Anthony Portantino

Member of the California State Senate

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Ardy Kassakhian

Mayor of the City of Glendale

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Hayk Mamajanyan 

Principal at HVM Law Firm

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Kyle Grimsrud

SoCal Pod Manager, Google for Startups

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Arbi Tamrazian

Director of Data Science and Machine Learning at FOX Sports


Alexa Youssefian

Global Communications at TikTok

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Karen Khachikyan

Founder and CEO at Expper Technologies


Andre Tutunjyan

Founder and CEO of Algolift (Acquired by Vungle)

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Artyom Poghosyan

Founder and CEO of Advancive Technology Solutions (Acquired by Optive) and Britive

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Anuj Varma

Principal at B Capital Group

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Manouk Akopyan

Reporter at Los Angeles Times, Director of Content at  Phonexa

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David Mandel

Managing Partner at

Emerging Ventures


Talar Malakian

Head of Go-To-Market at Metaplex Studios

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Gev Sogomonian

Founder and CEO

at AimHub

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Viken Douzdjian

Managing Partner at Argonautic Ventures

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Bryan Gerber

Co-managing Director of Nucleate | PhD candidate

at CalTech

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Alek Kotolyan

COO at PLat AI and VP at dot818

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Stacyann RusseLl

Director of NSF I-Corps Hub West Region

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Elizabeth Shubov

AI Intellectual Property Law Attorney

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Kevin Ashley

Office of CTO, Program Manager at Microsoft

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Mariya Vasileva

Applied Scientist at Amazon

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Leo Natanian

Co-founder and CEO of |Senior Engineering Manager at APARAVI

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Abdo John Hajj

General Partner at Type One Ventures

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Arjun Metre

Senior Managing Director at Tennor Holding

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Harout Nazerian

Investor at Touchdown VC

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Zarik Megerdichian

Founder and CEO of 4Over (Acquired by private equity firm HGGC)