Engaging Events

Curated by our 501(c)(3) nonprofit Ironfire Foundation, our high-quality business and social programming drives community, builds connections, and delivers educational opportunities to strengthen our entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Signature Recurring Events

Founders Live is a monthly happy-hour pitch competition during which five handpicked startups take the hot seat with only 99 seconds to pitch their company and describe their value proposition to an eager audience. A brief Q&A follows each pitch, and then the crowd votes for their favorite. Founders Live is the only recurring fast-pitch competition in the Long Beach area!

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Event URL: https://ironfire.co/founderslive
Beach Sweets is a unique popup event that brings some of our city's most beloved coffees, desserts, juices, baked goods, and other local delights under one roof for the first time. Beach Sweets features decadent goods from a diverse lineup of local brands, along with some of the visionary entrepreneurs who chose to launch and grow their businesses in Long Beach!

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Event URL: https://ironfire.co/beachsweets
Our Center of Gravity Community Social convenes the most engaged innovators and entrepreneurs in the Long Beach area for an evening of mingling, live music, and libations. This quarterly event is open to all who share our vision of creating a "center of gravity" for local innovation and entrepreneurship. Let the busy minds unwind!

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Event URL: https://ironfire.co/social

Weekly Workshops and Panels

Our weekly workshops and panels offer free educational opportunities to local entrepreneurs and small business owners. Recent topics have included branding, social media marketing, mailing list management, legal matters, robotics, sustainable innovation, sales follow-up, commercial lease negotiation, accessing business capital, intellectual property, and more!

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Ironfire-Sponsored Meetups

Code & Coffee brings together programmers of all ages, genders, skills, and experiences in a casual environment to share, collaborate, and hack together with donuts, coffee, and Ironfire's blazing-fast WiFi! 2nd and 4th Saturdays.

Fake Internet Job is a casual meetup that gets Long Beach area freelancers and independent workers out of their homes and pajamas every other week to share local coffee and worldly conversation! Every other Wednesday.

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