Wed, 20 July 2016
Cam Kashani - Founder of CoAccel
Cameron Kashani (Cam) is the Godmother of Silicon Beach. She's a single mom to twin four year old boys, an Expert Speaker with US State Department, 3x founder, Special Advisor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship to US Ambassador and US Embassy Kuwait, on the Innovation Council for SoCal FWD.us, and Advisor for the Bixel Exchange. Cam accelerates the success of Entrepreneurs, and builds startup communities around the world in order to promote world peace and innovation. To date, shes worked with 4000+ Entrepreneurs and 650+ startups. She also has her MBA in marketing and entrepreneurship. Cam is a strong believer in the human element of business, and her vision is a global economy that thrives on a “WE" dynamic. People + Profit.
She began her career as the Director of Marketing of Advanced Sleep Medicine Services, Inc., (ASMS) acquired in 2010. She increased revenues by 60% through a combination of sales, marketing strategy, rebranding, content creation, but mostly, the human element — by implementing the why. The culture shifted, as did productivity and profits.
She left to start her own startup, which was a brutal failure. Though from that failure, spawned the concept of Coloft. In 2010, She cofounded Coloft, the first coworking space in Los Angeles geared towards technology startups and entrepreneurs. During her four years there, Coloft had over 1400 alumni, including Uber LA, Instacart, Fullscreen, Lootcrate and so many more.
After a prolonged divorce from her husband and business partner, she ultimately also parted with Coloft. It wasn’t an easy process, but through her own life lessons she found the need to help individuals accelerate themselves, and detach from their product.
Her newest venture, CoAccel, is the first Human Accelerator, bringing the concept of startup accelerators to a new level, directing energy and focus around the most important piece of the puzzle: the human.
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