Day 1 Keynote and pitch sessions - Women's Day and Summit Los Angeles March 2022

GDG Cloud Los Angeles
Mon, Mar 28, 2022, 3:00 PM (PDT)

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Day 1 Keynote and pitch sessions - Women's Day and Summit Los Angeles March 2022 

We are featuring two speakers:


Featured speaker: Christian Peverelli, Co-Founder WeAreNoCode

Christian is a serial entrepreneur and digital strategist with over 12 years experience building startups, running accelerators and consulting for fortune 500 companies and celebrities. As a trainer, he served as the co-director of a startup program that has helped over 100 startups go on to raise over 40M in funding and get into accelerators like Techstars, YCombinator and 500 Startups. He is also a specialist in no-code and workflow automation as the cofounder of WeAreNoCode.com.Lover of tacos, travel and the great outdoors.


Keynote speaker:  Anne Cocquyt, Founder and CEO Let's Guild

Anne is a serial entrepreneur, investor and former corporate innovator with a passion for helping people discover their innovation mindset and launch their dream ventures.

After a career in the corporate world of IT (UK), finance (Switzerland) and digital health (US), she developed and sold startups in consumer products, pet tech, and eventually founded the GUILD (letsguild.com) in San Francisco.

The GUILD is a global community of 20k female entrepreneurs who connect and learn together. Anne pioneered a best-in-class entrepreneurship program for female founders to launch their businesses and raise funding (letsguild.com/academy).

​She now lives in Oregon on a blueberry farm with her husband and son and enjoys the great outdoors and kitesurfing.


Featured speaker: Jessica Espinoza, Co-chair, Co-founder and CEO, 2XCollaborative (Remote Taped Speech and Presentation)

Jessica Espinoza is CEO of the 2X Collaborative, a global industry for gender lens investing convening the entire spectrum of capital providers. She is also Chair of the 2X Challenge that has raised more than US$ 11 billion of gender lens investments since its launch at the G7 Summit in 2018. Jessica has a track record in originating, structuring and executing debt, mezzanine and equity deals in emerging and frontier markets with a strong focus on inclusive innovation. The latest innovation she is spearheading with 2X colleagues is 2X Ignite, a bold facility to unlock capital for gender-smart business at scale by backing female-led fund managers.

Jessica serves on the Board of Directors of AlphaMundi Foundation and of the Mexican financial institution Mega, and previously served on the Advisory Board of several private equity funds. As a mentor for Endeavor, she supports high impact companies as they scale up. Jessica is the Founder of XOCO, an inclusive edtech venture and a fellow at Columbia eLab. Jessica was selected for the Leaders Europe 2022 program of the Obama Foundation and awarded the Digital Female Leadership Award of Global Digital Women 2019.


Featured Entrepreneurs

The following entrepreneurs submitted their pitches to take part in our IWD pitch competition:


Tyeast Quick, Founder and SheO, The Brown Girl Paper Company 

Tyeast Quick is the Founder and SheEO of The Brown Girl Paper Company.  She describes her entrepreneur journey and business as follows:

Like many others, the pandemic was a time to take a deep look at my life. I realized it was time to truly go after the dreams that God had placed in my heart. So I worked on myself and started moving toward my dreams and goals like never before. After focusing on growing my faith and improving my mindset, The Brown Girl Paper Company was born!

As a longtime lover of quality stationery, the lack of representation always resonated with me. So I sought to change what I felt was missing in the industry by adding more voices and choices to the world of stationery.

I like to say that the Brown Girl Paper Company offers “stationery for the culture.” I create products that not only honor all things that celebrate Black women, Black Joy and Black Love but also feature uplifting affirmations and cultural humor. As a proud HBCU alum, I aim to make customizable products that speak to the positivity, diversity, and complexity of Black culture.


Sydney Davis, Founder & Operations Lead, NixCode

Sydney is the Founder of NixCode, a no code app development software company. She is dedicated to supporting non-technical entrepreneurs, helping them launch their first successful mobile app. Since launching in April 2020, her platform supports 56,000 users and received a $3.3M valuation at 2020 year end. Like many entrepreneurs she has bootstrapped her entrepreneurship from the beginning including winning numerous equity free pitch competitions totaling over $100,000. To date, Sydney has been recognized as one of 30 Influential Women Advancing AI and a Forbes Next 1000 Entrepreneur Honoree.

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ABOUT INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY

International Women’s Day (IWD) occurs on March 8 every year. It marks a moment to celebrate and provide visibility for the incredible contributions of women around the world and is a call to action for accelerating gender parity.

This year, Google Developer Group Cloud Los Angeles, will hold its celebration on March 28, 2022 and March 31, 2022, where we will invite women and allies around the planet to celebrate!

Join us for an afternoon of speakers, pitch competition from 3 pm to 6 pm on both days.

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