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Los Angeles Startup Weekend August 2011 | The Complete Breakdown

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We ended up winning Startup Weekend LA (Nov 2009) and launching, soon being invited to present at the LA Twiistup conference a month later.

LA Startups Gather At Twiistup


Startups pitching their firms this afternoon are Addroid, Badgeville, Chromatik, Foodme, Nevolution, Sonic Angel, Wanelo, Sharethrough and Wildcard.

Chromatik Takes Twiistup Top Showoff Prize


Los Angeles-based Chromatik , which is developing a web-based, music learning products, took the top honors at the Twiistup Showoff event Thursday night. The startup, headed by Matt Sandler, was voted tops out of eight total companies who pitched their startups to attendees and judges at the Los Angeles area technology event.

Networking Events in Los Angeles and Southern California


He talks about a bunch of the different networking events that occur in Los Angeles and other parts of Southern California. You can use keywords like: Events in Los Angeles or Southern California Events or even Santa Monica Events. Great post by John Shiple. They put on great events. AITP-LA – Monthly events.

Los Angeles Tech Launched - Hot List


I'm happy to announce the launch of the Los Angeles Tech Content Community. The goal is to create a place where it's relatively easy to find current content and highly relevant content surrounding Los Angeles Technology. To be clear Los Angeles Tech is a jump off point. The content comes from other places.

ExpenseBay Takes Twiistup


Los Angeles-based ExpenseBay scored the top award--a Lego trophy--at last week's Twiistup startup showcase event, rising above 11 other startups looking to strut their stuff to investors, angel investors, entrepreneurs, and others at the Universal Hilton on Thursday and Friday. Tags: expensebay twiistup contest

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Twiistup Names Showoffs


Twiistup , the Los Angeles area technology conference run by Francisco Dao, has named its last two showoffs for the event later this month, Collecta and YourVersion. Tags: event conference showoff technology twiistup

Twiistup Selects Firms


Twiistup , the technology and media networking event being held July 30 and 31st at the Universal Hilton, released its list of companies being featured at the event today, saying that it has picked 11 companies to present at the event. Tags: startup networking media conference twiistup

Twiistup Sold To New Owner


Twiistup , the popular Los Angeles technology showcase and networking event started by Mike Macadaan, is announcing today that the event has been sold to a undisclosed, private investor. Twiistup said its next event will be in July. Tags: twiistup technology networking event merger acquisition events conference

Twiistup Goes Upscale With The Retreat


Twiistup , known for its lavish Los Angeles technology networking conferences, announced today that it has launched a new, invite-only event called The Retreat. Tags: twiistup thelobby theretreat technology networking conference exclusive david hornick august The event is scheduled for Dana Point, June 16-18th.

Yammer Bails On Los Angeles, Heading To Silicon Valley


West Hollywood-based Yammer , the corporate microblogging site inspired by Twitter, is moving from the Los Angeles area to Silicon Valley, according to founder David Sacks. Tags: microblogging geni sacks david move valley silicon angeles yammer Sacks said that Geni, which spun out Yammer, remains in West Hollywood. READ MORE>>.

The Challenges (& Opportunities) of Starting a Tech Company in LA

Jason Nazar

That’s typically not the case in Los Angeles. Challenge #3 – There Needs to Be More Institutional Capital in Los Angeles.

Nevolution: Windows App Store Startup Closes $450K Angel Fundraising Round

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009 -- New Media Vault Twiistup Kickoff Party! This month we're getting prepped for two days of Twiistup excitement. See [link] (more

Tsavo Loses Macadaan


Macadaan is well known in the Los Angeles technology community for creating and running Twiistup, the popular Los Angeles technology networking and startup showcase event. Tags: tsavo mike macadaan twiistup executive content According to Macadaan, this week is his last at Tsavo. READ MORE>>.

Interview with Mike Macadaan, Urbandig


They came down to Los Angeles, and we brainstormed ideas, and basically--in 24 hours-- we revitalized my original idea, but for the iPhone.

TotSpot, Cogi Get Spotlight


The Los Angeles technology crowd turned out in full for last week's Twiistup 5 event--a showcase for startups looking for exposure and funding--with over 1,000 attendees at a private aircraft hangar at the Santa Monica airport. Tags: technology totspot startup twiistup twiistup5 angeles networking event cogi

Interview with Fouad ElNaggar, Redpoint Ventures


Fouad ElNaggar: There has been this perception that we are not involved in Los Angeles, which I find really funny. That's part one.

MySpace Designer's Next Project: The Cord Taco


Macadaan is currently Chief Creative Officer at Los Angeles technology studio and incubator Science, Inc. READ MORE>>.

ExpenseBay Gets iPhone App


Los Angeles-based ExpenseBay reported today that its iPhone application, ExpenseBay Mobile, is now available on Apple App store.

Geodelic Confirms Verizon Relationship


Verizon has been an investor in the firm since June, and Geodelic has been developing applications with Verizon over the last year. READ MORE>>.

Tyler Koblasa of on TechZulu Live

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Born out of a Los Angeles Startup weekend then going on to be a Twiistup presenter is a Social CRM.

Digital Revenue Expert – Vince Thompson


Tony: I personally am torn by choices around Networking Events in Los Angeles – you can go to something almost every night. What networking events in Los Angeles or Southern California do you go to? Vince: Always On Paid Content TwiistUp DealMaker Events Digiday Events And many private events. Example here: [link].

Demand Media's Rosenblatt On IPO, Exits


Richard Rosenblatt , the CEO of Los Angeles-based Demand Media said today at the Twiistup conference in Los Angeles, that he sees an IPO as a possible opportunity for the firm. Rosenblatt had suggested earlier this year at the Web 2.0 conference the firm was looking at exit optioins. READ MORE>>.

Insights: The Challenges (& Opportunities) of Starting a Tech Company in LA


recently hosted a panel at the Twiistup Conference about LA tech companies. That's typically not the case in Los Angeles.

Report: Demand Selects Goldman Sachs For IPO Effort


Los Angeles-based Demand Media , the online content publishing firm run by Richard Rosenblatt, has reportedly selected Goldman Sachs to run its IPO effort, according to a report this evening from the Financial Times. The report says that Demand Media has hired Goldman Sachs to explore an initial public offering for the firm.

Visible Networking


This past week has had an interesting confluence of events that's led me to conclude that I want to start doing a lot of visible networking among the tech / web crowd here in Los Angeles. Mark mentioned Twiistup and VentureNet , but generally the room felt that it was hit and miss with all events. More often 4.

EQAL Launches Social Publishing Tool


Los Angeles-based EQAL , said this morning at Twiistup that the firm is launching a new, social publishing tool it is calling Umbrella, focused on independent producers, celebrity talent, and online personalities. READ MORE>>.

Interview with Rahul Sonnad, Geodelic


First, for folks who haven't heard of Geodelic, what do you do? For the end user, we let you find the most relevant location-based information by you.

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Both Sides of the Table

Los Angeles. TechCoast Angels backed GreenDot should be a major IPO this year. People either love it our hate it. You don’t.

Interview with Jerome Chang, BlankSpaces


One of the recent trends in the technology industry here in Los Angeles is the use of "coworking" spaces--flexible workspaces where companies can rent open office space. Jerome Change: A couple of the typical clients here are Tsavo Media, the new company from Michael Jones and Twiistup founder Mike Macadaan.