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2023 Economic, Market and Startup Outlook

With over 100 guests joining our 2023 Economic, Market & Startup Outlook on Tuesday at Expert Dojo in Santa Monica, we had a very successful evening for the German American community!

Our panel captured the audience and the networking on the patio with bar and appetizers was ideal to connect and share.

We thank our sponsors Trinet, Invest in Bavaria, Cognitive Wealth Management, and Expert Dojo for making this event possible.

To view the photos from the event, please visit here.

Event Description

Get a unique 2023 outlook on the global and local economy, financial markets, and startup ecosystem. Kevin Klowden, Chief Global Strategist at the Milken Institute, Peter Levin, Founder / Managing Director at $1B Venture Capital firm Griffin Gaming Partners, and Clemens Kownatzki, Associate Dean at Pepperdine Graziadio Business School will discuss the stock and crypto markets, the likelihood of a recession, opportunities and funding options for startups, real estate valuations, and continued sky-high inflation.

Michael Metzger, Partner at Media / Tech Investment Bank Drake Star Partners will moderate the discussion. Enjoy great networking, hors d’oeuvres, and drinks while overlooking the 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica on an outside patio.


Kelvin Klowden

Chief Global Strategist at Milken Institute

Peter Levin

Managing Director at Griffin

Clemens Kownatzki

Associate Dean of Full-Time Program at Pepperdine Graziadio Business School


Michael Metzger

Chair of the Board of Directors – GABA Southern California
Media & Tech Investment Banker at Drake Star Partners

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