Music

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Randy Spencer

Like Joan Jett proudly sings, Randy Spencer “loves rock and roll”. For over 20 years, he has been active in the music industry, working with a wide range of music styles, in Music Publishing, A&R and Management for numerous multi-platinum selling, and Grammy Award winning, recording artists, songwriters, and music producers. In 2003, Spencer formed his present company, Pitch Music, and since then, they have assisted several artists to secure record deals with Maverick Records, Atlantic Records, EMI Music, Tooth & Nail, Roadrunner Records and Island Records, secure songs in well known movies such as Disturbia, and confirm songs in television commercials for many well known brands including Coca Cola, The Gap, and McDonald’s. Randy is available the third Thursday of the month from 1 to 4 p.m. RSVP for your spot.

Writing and Performance

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Brian LaPan

Brian disappointed his parents by quitting his USC Journalism degree one year short of graduation. He then went on to be a successful Writer/Producer of network television comedy for 10+ years. In 1998, he quit show business and moved to Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland. Now he’s back in the USA, writing theatre and encouraging other creatives to BRING IT. Every creative person needs a kick in the ass sometimes. And Brian’s more than willing to put his boots on. RSVP for your spot.

Video

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Ita Udo-Ema

Ita has been creating digital media in one form or another for 15 years.  With a degree in computer animation from the Art Institute of Phoenix, Ita has produced six DVD releases, worked on  three independent feature length films and published over 70 online videos.  In 2005, Ita founded the media studio, View from Above Entertainment and he is currently heading the Gangplank Video Studio initiative. Ita is available the fourth Wednesday of the month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. RSVP for your spot.

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07/18 12:00am - 07/20 12:00am
Startup Weekend Chandler July 2014

The next Startup Weekend Chandler will be July 18-20, 2014 at Gangplank Chandler, 260 S. Arizona, Ave., Chandler, 85225-7516.

Thinking of starting your own business? Ready to learn some entrepreneurial skills while joining a startup team?

Startup Weekends are weekend-long, hands-on experiences where entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs can find out if startup ideas are viable. Beginning with open mic pitches on Friday, attendees bring their best ideas and inspire others to join their team. Over Saturday and Sunday teams focus on customer development, validating their ideas, practicing LEAN Startup Methodologies and building a minimal viable product. On Sunday evening teams demo their prototypes and receive valuable feed back from a panel of experts.

More information: http://chandler.startupweekend.org/