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hang out with like-minded professionals.
About Us...
Aaron Abram created Abram Events in 2011 to help startups grow faster by having top business leaders share their secrets of how they built their empires.

Eventually, Aaron realized that the networking portion of his events were the main draw. People wanted to connect, learn, and share their experiences with others who were similar to them. So, that has become our focus.

Aaron is an entrepreneur with two exits. His last startup, Osurv- mobile surveys, was acquired in 2017. He's an expert at creating surveys that grow revenues for brands and producing incredible events! 😎 🚀🙌
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Testimonials
Jacqueline Renée
Director of Event Marketing
Salesforce
"My current position at Salesforce was brought to my attention by someone I met through Abram Events.  They're simply great!"
Jason Ciment
CEO & Author
Get Visible
"I can't say enough about Abram Events. The value it provides- both in terms of learning and networking - is incredible."
Shirin Nikaein
Sr. Product Manager
Edmunds.com
"More than just another networking event, Abram Events is where I learn new ideas that I implement into my career to get ahead."
Tech Holiday Party
Date TBD| Santa Monica | Expecting 500 attendees
Co-Producer:  Schmoozd
Sponsors:  TBD
This is our annual year-end event. And this year it will be even more spectacular with a live band, a virtual reality interactive showcase, our popular demo zone, delicious appetizers, a full bar, raffles, and sooooo much more.
Startup Bash
August 31, 2017 | Santa Monica | Expecting 437 attendees
Co-Producer:  Schmoozd
Sponsors:  Cornerstone OnDemand and TriNet
Talk about a fun evening schmoozing with some of the most well-known executives from awesome brands like Burberry, General Motors, 
Live Nation, OpenTable, and Warner Brothers.  Then there were also up and coming startups like Earny, Omaze, and Koder demoing their innovative platforms.  Boy was it fantastic!
Growth Hacking for Startups
May, 2017 | Santa Monica | 350 attendees
Co-Producer:  Schmoozd
Lightning talks on how to dominate customer acquisition. Discussed strategies like low-cost ad networks, referral rewards, SEO, cross-promotion, email, blogger outreach, social media, and many others. Hear what worked for them and why. 
Four Speakers: 1) Evan Britton, Founder of Famous Birthdays, 2) Jeff Biesman, VP of Marketing for Shoedazzle, 3) George Zaloom, Founder/Adviser to numerous B2C gaming apps, and 4) David Norris, CEO at MD Insider
LA Tech Mix & Mingle
February, 2017 | Santa Monica | 500 attendees
Co-Producer:  Schmoozd
Eat, drink, and connect with other startups, Venture Capital firms, entrepreneurs, and technology enthusiasts - check out what they’re doing now, what the future holds, and how they’re setting the trends. 
Looking Ahead
December, 2016 | Santa Monica | 680 attendees
Partner:  Edmunds.com
About Digital content creation and distribution channels. Hosted at Edmunds HQ. 
Five Speakers:  1) Alex Beauchamp:  Executive Director, Content & UGC, Edmunds.com, 2) Andy Tu:  CMO, Defy Media, 3) Farhana Pargac:  Business Development Executive, CAA, 4) RJ Kirkland:  VP of Regional Sales, Business Insider, and 5) Shane Maidy:  SVP, MediaLink. Moderated by Philip Rebentisch, President at AMALosAngeles
#BLURREDLINES
October, 2016 | Santa Monica | 250 attendees
Marketing vs. PR. Who owns messaging in the social media age? All-star marketers square off against elite public relations professionals. Speakers: 1) Judy Johnson, CMO of Caruso Affiliated, 2) Erica Samadani, SVP, Brand Marketing of Ogilvy PR, 3) Diane Bergman, VP, Marketing & Communications at the LA Opera, and 4) Clint Schaff: VP, Strategy & Development at the Los Angeles Times and moderated by Philip Rebentisch, President of AMA Los Angeles.

Launching a New Brand
September, 2016 | Santa Monica | 435 attendees
This even was even cooler than it looked! It was all about best practices to launching a new brand, product, or new campaign. The panel spoke about crafting a brand narrative, designing go-to-market strategy, creative advertising/publicity, & measuring ROI. 
Four Speakers 1) Jason Sperling, Exec. Creative Director, SVP at RPA, 2) Talia Goldstein, Founder/CEO at Three Day Rule, 3) Trevor Jones: Founder/CEO at Flex Watches, and 4) Helen Melluish, SVP, Marketing at Omaze. Moderated by Philip Rebentisch, President  of AMALosAngeles
A Toast to Success
September, 2016 | Beverly Hills | 717 attendees
This was an awesome mixer where marketers shared our success stories at Trader Vic's poolside lounge at the Beverly Hilton hotel.  Legend has it this is the home of the original Mai Tai. 
Future of Entertainment Marketing
April, 2016 | Santa Monica | 250 attendees
This event was about how marketing is constantly changing as the entertainment biz evolves and what new strategies one must be an expert on as we move into virtual reality and other new technologies and landscapes.
Four Speakers: 1) Jason Klarman, CMO at Fullscreen, 2) Julia Tang, VP of Product & Marketing at Victorious , 3) Scot Chastain,  EVP Marketing and Development at NBC, and 4) Marissa Nance, Director of Multicultural Marketing & Partnerships at OMD and Moderated by Saba Hamedy, Digital Entertainment Reporter at Mashable
East Meets West Shabbaton Weekend
February, 2016 | Beverly Hills | 500 attendees
Partner:  Blankspaces
Multi-event Shabbaton weekend for Jewish Young Professionals in Beverly Hills. It started off with a 200 person exclusive dinner with a keynote talk by James Harris- Real Estate Mogul & Co-Star of Bravo TV's hit show "Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles."  Then there was a cocktail party on Saturday night at a mansion and the weekend ended with a wine tasting at Baron Herzog Winery in Oxnard. 
Psychology of Success 
January, 2016 | Miracle Mile | 210 attendees
Sponsor:  NCSY Connect
Partner:  Blankspaces
This was Showbiz edition of the last of our three events about the psychology one needs to be super successful in business. 
Four Speakers:  1) Michael Borkow, Exec. Producer of Friends, 2) Daniel Schnider, Producer of Straight Outta Compton, 3) Josh Feldman, VP/Co-Head of StoryTelling at Hasbro, and 4)Gil Goldschein, Exec. Producer of Keeping Up with the Kardashians and Project Runway
JShabbat Dinner with Queen of Matchmaking
August, 2015 | Los Angeles | 300 attendees
Partner:  Westwood Jewish Center
Friday night dinner w/ Talia Goldstein, Founder/CEO of Three Day Rule- a technology enabled personalized matchmaking service based in Los Angeles and backed by Match,com & IAC, a $6B company that owns Tinder.  She'll join other young professionals for Shabbat dinner and tell us her journey to running the leading matchmaking service in the country. Moderated by Aaron Abram, Producer @AbramEvents and CoFounder @Osurv.
JShabbat Dinner with a Grammy Singer
July, 2015 | Los Angeles | 300 attendees
Partner:  Westwood Jewish Center
Friday night dinner w/ Grammy Awards Singer Carly Robyn Green. Her music has been featured on over 90 television shows spanning 30+ networks, including NBC’s 30 Rock and Fashion Star, ABC’s One Life to Live, Showtime’s The Real L Word, HBO’s Hung, Lifetime’s Dance Moms, BET’s Born to Dance, the CW’s Beauty & the Beast, Fly Girls, and Remodeled, MTV’s The Real World and Made, Teen Nick’s Degrassi, and E!’s Keeping Up with the Kardashians. She'll be sharing her amazing journey of rising up the ranks in the music industry as a Jewish woman. Moderated by Aaron Abram, Producer @AbramEvents and CoFounder @Osurv.
Psychology of Success
June, 2015 | Beverly Hills | 600 attendees
Partner:  Blankspaces
This was the second of three events about the psychology one needs to be super successful in business.
Six Speakers: 1) Ann Gentry, Founder/CEO of Real Food Daily, 2) Jamie Masada, Founder/CEO of the LaughFactory, 3) David Weiss, Screenwriter for The Smurfs 1 & 2, Shrek 2, and The Rugrats Movie, 4) Jaspar Weir, CoFounder/President of TaskUs, 5) Eli Portnoy, Founder/CEO of Sense360, and 6) Mark Goldin, CTO of Cornerstone OnDemand 
Sell Yourself
May, 2015 | Beverly Hills | 571 attendees
This was the second 'elevator pitch' event that I've produced where startups pitched our panel and then heard their feedback.  We also discussed the key ingredients needed in a great pitch to raise venture capital (money) for audience member startups.
Four Speakers: 1) Paul Cohen, MLB Sports Agent to multiple A-list stars, 2) James Harris, Real Estate Mogul and Co-Star of Bravo TV's hit series "Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles", Aviv Grill, Shark Tank Winner, and Greg Goodfried, Top Talent Agent with United Talent Agency
Psychology of Success
March, 2015 | Beverly Hills | 450 attendees
This was the first of three events about the psychology one needs to be super successful in business.
Four Speakers: 1) Howard Marks, CoFounder of Activision, 2) Joseph Essas, CTO of OpenTable, 3) David Sacks, Exec. Producer of The Simpsons and Malcolm in the Middle, and 4) Scott Greenberg, Motivational Speaker for brands like Nike, CBRE, and US Army
Next in Mobile
February, 2015 | Culver City | 210 attendees
Co-Producer:  Schmoozd
Sponsor:  Symantec
This "Next in Mobile" event was geared as a recruiting event for Symantec. J2 Global answered the question if you can spend $10K on your app and reach 50M downloads. Symantec spoke about their new mobile projects, and Jad Meouchy gave a presentation on his button-hack on the Lenovo Yoga 11s.  
Three Speakers:  1) Shuki Lehavi, Sr. Director of Engineering for J2 Global, 2) Jad Meouchy, CEO of Osurv, and 3) Jonathon Salehpour, Sr. Principal Software Engineer at Symantec
Tinder Holiday Party / Lightning Talks
December, 2014 | West Hollywood | 402 attendees
Sponsor:  Tinder
This was a recruiting event for Android developers in LA.  It was essentially a huge party with brief talks about the secret sauce behind Tinder.  And the best part was hanging out with their whole team...the whole night!
3 Speakers from Tinder:  1) Sean Rad, Founder/CEO, 2) Jonathan Badeen, CoFounder/VP, Product, and 3) Ryan Ogle, CTO 
Next in Mobile
November, 2014 | Santa Monica | 100 attendees
Co-Producer:  Schmoozd
Partners:  Victorious and Blankspaces
This was an awesome evening with three presentations on what's happening next in mobile.
Speakers:  1) Stacy Stubblefield, CoFounder of TeleSign spoke about mobile user registration and online security as it pertains to recent data breaches at Home Depot and LinkedIn, 2) Jad Meouchy, CoFounder of Osurv will talk about disrupting customer feedback with wearables and 3) Eric Pomerleau, Software Engineer for Victorious will give a presentation about online video streaming on Android
Get 1 Million Users
June, 2014 | Santa Monica | 485 attendees
Sponsor:  Upsight 
 This was a panel discussion at a private lounge in Venice Beach all  about how to get over one million users on your mobile app.
 Five Speakers:  1) Jeremy Wasser, VP of Mobile for Experian, 2) Shuki Lehavi, Sr. Director of Engineering at J2 Global, 3) Farlan Dowell, VP of Sales for Upsight, 4) Reed Shafner, Founder of Workpop, and Jonathan Kolker, Founder/CEO of BetterPet 
Love Your Customers
November, 2013 | UCLA | 400 attendees
This event was all about the role of customer service in a successful company.
Six Speakers: 1) Dirk Elmendorf, CoFounder of Rackspace, 2) David Hagan, CEO of Boingo Wireless, 3) Kay Bogeajis, COO of El Pollo Loco, 4) Lisa Lillien, Founder/CEO of HungryGirl and TV Personality on the Food Network, 5) Efrem Harkham, Founder/CEO of Luxe Hotels, 6) Jad Meouchy, Founder/CEO of Osurv, and 7) Rasesh Patel, SVP, Customer Experience 
The CFO Role
June, 2013 | Culver City | 301 attendees
Sponsor:  TriNet 
Partners:  Maya's Brigadeiro
 This was a panel discussion all about the importance of the Chief Financial Officer's role at a startup. 
Five Speakers: 1) Shuki Lehavi, Founder/CEO of Gumiyo, 2) John Hoang, CFO of Gumiyo, 3) Jordan Posell, CFO of BeachMint, and 4) Scott Brooks, Founder/CFO of S.R. Brooks- outsourced CFO for LegalZoom and 5) Jason Hodell, CFO at Shopzilla 
Branding Your Company
March, 2013 | Culver City | 325 attendees
Sponsor:  TriNet 
Partners:  Maya's Brigadeiro and Blankspaces
This event taught how to brand your company through the different stages of its development. 
 Five Panelists: 1) Gregg Spiridellis, CoFounder/CEO of Jib Jab, 2) Adam Popescu, Contributing Columnist for ReadWrite, LA Weekly, Los Angeles Magazine, and LA Times, 3) Sam Friedman, Founder/CEO of ParkMe, 4) Matt Kovacs, VP of Blaze PR, and 5) Serena Ehrlich, Director of Marketing at Mogreet
Pivoting Your Startup
January, 2013 | Miracle Mile | 315 attendees
Sponsor:  TriNet 
Partner:  Blankspaces
 This event was all about learning how and when to make changes in your company. Our four panelists all run extremely successful companies that have made pivots over time when things didn't work out as planned. They shared their stories and strategies. 
Speakers: 1) Howard Marks, CoFounder of Activision, 2) Stuart Halperin, CoFounder of Hollywood.com, 3) Jeffrey Tinsley, Founder/CEO of MyLife, and 4) Erik Oberholtzer, CoFounder/CEO of Tender Greens 
Surviving Year 1
November, 2012 | UCLA | 500 attendees
This event was all about how to be successful in year one of your business so that you can make it to year two! Our nine speaker shared their war stories, failures, successes, emotions and the ingredients they used to successful in year one.
Speakers: 1) Zohar Levkovitz, Founder of Amobee, 2) Aaron Broder, Founder/CEO of Gorilla Nation and Evolve Media, 3) Eddy Lu, CoFounder/CEO of GrubWithUs, 4) Joseph Essas, CTO of OpenTable, 5) Eli Portnoy, Founder/CEO of ThinkNear, 6) Robyn Gould, Biz Attorney at Cooley LLP, 7) William Brown, Founder/CEO of BigManBakes, 8) JJ Yore, VP/GM of The Marketplace, and 9) Jason Feffer, CoFounder/CEO of SodaHead
The Odd Couple
October, 2012 | Santa Monica | 374 attendees
Partners:  Vino Direct,  Big Man Bakes, and Blankspaces
Named after the famous film, this panel discussion taught how to build an effective relationship between the CEO & CTO who typically have very different personalities, as one is the business visionary while the other is the technology visionary.
Seven Speakers: 1&2) Adam Miller and Mark Goldin as CEO/CTO of Cornerstone OnDemand, 3&4) Rob Kramer and Andrew Skinner, CEO/CTO of Hipswap, 5&6) Dr. Jo Webber, Founder/CEO of and Pardeep Ittycheria as CEO/CTO of REGO Payment Architectures, and 7) John Iorillo, CEO of Ambrose which was later purchased by TriNet 
Striking a Favorable Deal
August, 2012 | Miracle Mile |300 attendees
Sponsors:  TriNet and Cooley LLP
Partners:  Big Man Bakes and Blankspaces
All about raising money and negotiating the best possible deal for your startup. This event was a conversation between the major players in a deal, your startup, your lawyer, your adviser and the Venture Capitalist (VC) who will be funding you! 
Six Speakers: 1) Richard Wolpert, Managing Director of Amplify, 2&3) Robyn Gould / David Young, Associate and Partner at Cooley LLP, 4) Jason Feffer, CoFounder at SodaHead, 5) Sam Friedman, Founder/CEO of ParkMe, 6) Max Gottlieb, Founder/CEO of Lovvvit, and 7) Bill Elkus, Founder/Managing Director at Clearstone Venture Partners...the lead investor in PayPal 
CoFounder Matchmaking
July, 2012 | Beverly Hills | 325 attendees
Sponsor:  TriNet 
Event series all about Founders meeting each other to start businesses together.
Three Speakers: 1) Bryce Maddock, CoFounder/CEO of TaskUs, 2) Jaspar Weir, CoFounder/President of TaskUs, and 3) Tracy DiNunzio, Founder/CEO of Recycled Media...now  Tradesy
UX Design- The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
June, 2012 | UCLA | 300 attendees
This event was all about teaching founders how to transform their startup's vision into a website with a great User Experience (UX) design. Our panel of six speakers included the top UX designers who critiqued the websites of select audience members, UCLA, and Facebook.
Speakers: 1) Asher Hunt, CoFounder/Lead UX Designer at Look.io, 2) Sarah MacKinnon, Sr. UX Designer at eHarmony, 3) Ruth Kaufman, Sr. Interaction Designer at Yahoo!, 4) Zak Richards, Lead UX Designer/Creative at Docstoc, 5) George Ishii, CoFounder/Lead UX/UI at Yammer, and 6) Joselle Ho, CoFounder/Creative Director at Miso Media
The Elevator Pitch
May, 2012 | Miracle Mile | 150 attendees
Sponsor:  TriNet 
Partners:   Big Man Bakes and Blankspaces
Panel discussion designed to teach entrepreneurs how to pitch investors in less than thirty seconds. Part of the event had audience members pitch our panel and then receive instant feedback from them. 
Speakers: 1) Jason Feffer, CoFounder of SodaHead, 2) Marc Pariser, Founder/CEO of ShowBizCentral, 3) Eli Portnoy, Founder/CEO of ThinkNear, 4) Nick Bicanic, Founder/CEO of Echoecho, 5) Aviv Grill, Founder/CEO of Miso Media & Recent Winner on "Shark Tank", and 6) Boris Sokolsky, VP of BizDev for TriNet
CoFounder Matchmaking
March, 2012 | Miracle Mile | 100 attendees
Partners:   Big Man Bakes and Blankspaces
Event series all about Founders meeting each other to start businesses together.  Our guest speaker was Sam Teller, Managing Director of Launchpad LA- a popular startup accelerator in Santa Monica. 
Inside Google Funded Miso Media
December, 2011 | Miracle Mile | 65 attendees
Partners:  Big Man Bakes and Blankspaces
This event was a fireside chat with Miso Media, a startup that developed mobile apps specializing in music education. Funded by Google Ventures and Justin Timberlake, they were the hottest local startup at the time. 
CoFounder Matchmaking
November, 2011 | Miracle Mile | 45 attendees
Partners:  Big Man Bakes and Blankspaces
This was my first event!  It was a unique format that turned into a popular event series all about Founders meeting each other to start businesses together.  I had no clue what I was doing, but it was a lot of fun!
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