February 26, 2016 — Pepperdine Law alumnus Jason Nazar (JD/MBA ’05) was named today by Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti as one of two participants in the Entrepreneur in Residence program which connects the most accomplished entrepreneurs in Los Angeles with future business leaders and job creators. As an entrepreneur in residence, Jason will help shape city policy and create initiatives designed to help entrepreneurs across Los Angeles.
The Entrepreneur in Residence Program:
The EIR program is made possible through a partnership between Ernst & Young LLP, which will support the program for four years, and the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles. The program enlists two expert entrepreneurs each year to work with the City on creating initiatives aimed at supporting entrepreneurs in L.A., helping Angelenos start and build their businesses and contributing to business-friendly City policies.
Jason Lawrence Nazar is an active tech entrepreneur, investor, and writer. Jason is currently the CEO & co-founder of Comparably, a new HR focused startup. He was the co-founder and CEO of Docstoc (acquired by INTUIT), the premier content site to start, grow, and manage small businesses. Over nine years, Docstoc published and hosted a library of a million pieces of business and legal content (documents, articles, videos), and amassed over 50 million registered users worldwide. Jason is also the creator and host of Startups Uncensored, the longest running and most widely attended technology gathering in Southern California, which regularly brings together thousands of entrepreneurs, techies and investors. He holds a BA from UCSB and his JD/MBA from Pepperdine University, where he was the Student Body President of both Universities. Jason was named one of the “Most Admired CEOs in Los Angeles” by the LA Business Journal. He is also a popular and regular writer on Forbes, WSJ, and BusinessInsider.
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