Southern California Business Owners & Investors

Est. 2010

Our Events - What and Why was formed in 2010. We have one goal - to bring together good businesspeople in a casual setting, and let friendships form. Our events feature no sponsorship and do not require a fee. Whether it’s a cigar night or a BBQ at a beautiful house in the area, you’re sure to enjoy taking a few hours to come and be a part of

Contact us below to get on the invite list, or recommend a new person.

Two Types of Events

EBO Events


Entrepreneur and Business Owner Events
Hang out in a casual setting with other entrepreneurs from the area. Grab a drink, and have a conversation. No agenda. No sponsors. Everyone is a friend of a friend.

Upcoming EBO Events

Private Dinners


Hosted by founders. Smaller gatherings for investors and private conversation. And great wine.

Date Location Time
April 5, 2018 Opt Out Life Launch Party - Entrepreneur House - Mission Hills 6:00 pm

View Past Events

Date Location Time
February 25, 2016 Bonfire - Mission Beach 6:00 pm
August 6, 2015 "Encinitas House" - Encinitas - address here 6:00 pm
June 10, 2015 Hillcrest Loft Party - Hillcrest 6:00 pm
February 5, 2015 Bonfire - Mission Beach 6:00 pm
July 24, 2014 Beach Office Party, Injekt Office, Cardiff Beach 6:00 pm
May 22, 2014 Scotch and Cigar night, "Casa De Robinson", La Jolla 6:00 pm
February 27, 2014 Jared's Backyard Bash, Del Mar 6:00 pm
May 1st, 2013 Cameron Olthuis' House, The Pad, Cardiff 6:00 pm
September 6th, 2012 Private Room, Roppongi, La Jolla 6:30 pm
May 10th, 2012 Scotch and Cigar Night, "Casa de Robinson", La Jolla 6:30 pm
January 26th, 2012 *Orange County* - The Cannery, Newport Beach 7 pm
October 13th, 2011 The Beach House, Cardiff by the Sea 7 pm
August 31st, 2011 *Orange County* - The Cannery, Newport Beach 7 pm
August 30th, 2011 *Los Angeles* - Geisha House, West Hollywood 8 pm
April 28th, 2011 Amish Shah's House, La Jolla 7 pm
November 19th, 2010 Karl Strauss - Downtown, San Diego 7 pm
August 5th, 2010 Scotch and Cigar Night, "Casa de Robinson", La Jolla 7 pm
June 15th, 2010 Trattoria Acqua, La Jolla 7 pm

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Who Are we? is organized by Nathaniel Broughton and Dana Robinson.

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