MC Mike Krenn


Mike Krenn, CEO

San Diego Venture Group

Mike is on a mission to help grow the emerging growth, start-up community in San Diego.   He meets regularly with both startups and VCs – helping connect quality startups with the right investors.

Mike was a founder of both the Tech Coast Angels and CommNexus.  He also founded the Venture Pipeline group - a free service that connected entrepreneurs with capital sources nationally, in tech markets across the country. 

During his career, Mike has been fortunate to work with hundreds of companies and entrepreneurs, helping more than 50 companies raise start-up capital in excess of $250M.  He also has experience (and empathy) with start-ups, having worked as a COO and BD guy at a privately-funded technology start-up. 

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/pub/mike-krenn/0/72/9a9

Fredy Machado


Fredy Machado

Director of Advancement for Access Youth Academy, San Diego

Fredy Machado is a life-purpose driven, multi-skilled executive with HR, management, finance, development and marketing experience in local and international markets. He has been working in a family owned business since his 14 years of age and has serial entrepreneur experiences in other areas such as virtual offices, travel agency, online mentoring start up, magazine, marketing agency, construction, pipe fabrication shop; and he is also investor, writer, speaker and consultant. He has founded and co-founded more than 10 non-profit organizations in Brazil that work with underserved youth development based in education. In 2012 he was named Young Leader of Brazil by Brazilian Forum of Entrepreneurs Leaders.

He graduated in Business Management at UNIFACS in 2000, MBA at Cal State Hayward 2001, MBA at UNIFACS 2004, Leadership Development Curses at Harvard Business School from 2010 until 2012 and he is also a Harvard Business School alumni (OPM, 2015). Fredy is a board member at Outbound Project, Baby & Me and TIMO Kids.