SIGGRAPH 2008

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Saturday, November 22, 2008 -- SIGGRAPH 2008 "Show and Tell". Video, Literature, Goodies and Stories from the 2008 International Conference and Exhibition in Los Angeles. See [link] (more

SCribe Newsletter October 2008

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The October SCribe Newsletter has arrived. Check out the feature articles and the upcoming event schedule. Here are quick links to the feature articles in this issue: Magnify360 Wins VentureNet Best Of Show 5 Mistakes To Avoid When Building Your Startup “Out Of The Box” PR Tactics. Offshore Outsourcing is Dying…Long Live Hybrid Nearshore. 4 Rules For Email Design In

Venture Net 2008 Photos

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Feedback on this year’s Venture Net has been great. The event was sold out - almost 500 people in total! Scott Fox and an audience volunteer pick winners for the door prizes. These photos courtesy of Ben Kuo of the leading news source for Southern California technology news and deals: socalTECH.com. Thanks, Ben! Thanks once again to Venture Net’s sponsors,

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Venture Net 2008 Winners

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13 of the hottest early stage technology companies in Southern California joined us yesterday for the 13th Annual Venture Net. We were pleased to also welcome 400+ attendees, including dozens of venture capitalists, angel investors, and private equity firms, plus keynote speeches by John Suh, CEO of LegalZoom.com, and Jason Calacanis, CEO of Mahalo.com. Presenting companies included: •

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ITEXPO West 2008

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Thursday, September 18, 2008 -- ITEXPO West 2008. Collocated with Call Center 2.0 and the Communications Developer Conference, is an event for communications technology professionals. See [link] (more

ITEXPO West 2008

SoCal Tech Calendar

Wednesday, September 17, 2008 -- ITEXPO West 2008. Collocated with Call Center 2.0 and the Communications Developer Conference, is an event for communications technology professionals. See [link] (more

2008 Global Strategies Conference

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Monday, November 17, 2008 -- 2008 Global Strategies Conference. OCBC/UCI. Anticipate changes in the global market and stay ahead of your competition. Sustain business growth in an economic downturn * Access capital through government programs to expand your business * Understand the influence of Orange County in the global economy. See [link] (more

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2008 BIOCOM Investor Conference

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Sunday, October 26, 2008 -- 2008 BIOCOM Investor Conference. The third annual BIOCOM Investor Conference is a unique opportunity to gain access to leading technology from Southern California, one of the industry's largest life science communities, with over 800 companies producing life saving technologies and products to improve quality of life for patients.

CommNexus GadgetFest 2008

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Thursday, October 23, 2008 -- CommNexus GadgetFest 2008. Every year, CommNexus challenges tech companies within and beyond the San Diego region to enter their latest technologies into GadgetFest and compete for the coveted title of "Greatest Gadget." The competition is preceded by a Mini CES-style trade show and gives you the opportunity to experience the latest technologies as well as network with industry representatives from all parts of the globe. See [link] (more

OC Innovation 2008

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Thursday, October 2, 2008 -- Innovation and Globalization In Green. The 2008 Innovation and Globalization in Green event will launch the month of festivities. AEA and Orange County Innovation. October is Orange County's "Innovation Month", spotlighting the county's leadership in innovation. For the entire month, Orange County Innovation (OCI) will promote events, organizations, companies and entrepreneurs that are driving innovation in Orange County.

OC Innovation 2008

SoCal Tech Calendar

Wednesday, October 1, 2008 -- Innovation and Globalization In Green. The 2008 Innovation and Globalization in Green event will launch the month of festivities. AEA and Orange County Innovation. October is Orange County's "Innovation Month", spotlighting the county's leadership in innovation. For the entire month, Orange County Innovation (OCI) will promote events, organizations, companies and entrepreneurs that are driving innovation in Orange County.

VC in the OC 2008

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Wednesday, September 17, 2008 -- VC in the OC 2008. Orange County Venture Group. See [link] (more

Jason Calacanis & John Suh at VentureNet 2008

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One event, two technology superstars: Jason Calcanis & John Suh will be the featured speakers at this year’s VentureNet in Costa Mesa on September 12th. John Suh, CEO of Legalzoom.com will present &# Successful Launch Strategies for Online Businesses&#. Jason Calacanis, CEO of Mahalo.com will be presenting &# New Challenges and Innovative Solutions for Publishers in a Web 2.0 Economy&#. Following Jason’s presentation he will

SMPTE 2008: Annual Tech Conference

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Monday, October 27, 2008 -- SMPTE 2008: Annual Tech Conference. Conference covering entertainment technology and its practical applications across the entire entertainment supply chain.

2008 China-US IT and Business Forum

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Thursday, December 11, 2008 -- 2008 China-US IT and Business Forum. Great opportunity to meet in person with high level decision makers looking to form strategic alliances in Information Technology and Engineering. See [link] (more

2008 State of the State Conference

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Tuesday, October 28, 2008 -- 2008 California State of the State Conference. Milken Institute. California's leading business executives and policy makers gather for a day of insight and debate about this state's future at the 10th Annual State of the State Conference. See [link] (more

2008 National District Export Council Conference

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008 -- 2008 National District Export Council Conference. The annual national conference, hosted this year by the CIEDEC in Palm Springs, will feature high-ranking government officials, CEOs and foreign leaders who will come together to discuss Free Trade Agreements, logistics, finance packages and other issues directly impacting U.S. businesses and the exporting community-at-large. See [link].

Election 2008: How It Will Impact Your Business

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Thursday, November 6, 2008 -- "Election 2008: How It Will Impact Your Business" Gold Coast Business Forum. See [link] (more

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2008 Asian Global Sourcing and Procurement Opportunities Conference

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Thursday, October 16, 2008 -- 2008 Asian Global Sourcing and Procurement Opportunities Conference. The format of this event will be in the form of an exposition and major mixer.

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Southern California Companies Raise $751M In Funding in Q3, Says Report

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PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association released their Q3 2008 venture capital numbers over the weekend, finding that Southern California companies raised nearly $751 in funding during the quarter.

Breakout Companies of 2008

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Thursday, February 26, 2009 -- Breakout Companies of 2008. Amidst many of the financial challenges of 2008, several San Diego companies achieved successful milestones, financial growth, or other accomplishments that set them apart from the pack. San Diego Venture Group. s a fact: Despite facing the most difficult economic environment since the Great Depression, the entrepreneurial spirit prevails!

IPO Market Surpasses 2008, 2009, According to Report

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A new report today released by PwC finds that the market for initial public offerings (IPOs) has jumped significantly in 2010, with volumes exceeding both 2008 and 2009 levels. PwC tallied up 154 IPOs completed this year so far, raising $37.5 billion for companies, which is 123 percent increase in volume and a 49 percent increase in volume compared with numbers last year. In particular, PwC said there was a surge in fourth quarter activity, with 55 IPOs completed in the quarter, worth $23.5

Hard to Build Large Advertising Support Business

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Found this via Ben Kuo - The math behind Internet advertising businesses The advertising equivalence principle? So if we assume that a $1 CPM is about right and figure out what audience is required to build a $100MM annual revenue business, we find out that we need 8.33

VentureNet Screening Committee Announced

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The VentureNet 2008 Selection/Screening Committee has been announced. Wow, what a prestigous list of Southern California venture capitalists, angel investors, and conference sponsors! We’re fortunate to have such a talented group that will ensure a very exciting software and IT capital conference this year. Jim Andelman, Rincon Venture Partners John Babcock, Rustic Canyon Partners. Uri Blackman, GIDEON Informatics. Jeff Carmody,

Cleantech Investments Hit $4.7B In 2008

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billion, across 186 financing deals in 2008, according to a new analysis by Ernst & Young released Tuesday. According to the analysis, based on data from Dow Jones Venture Source, there was a 68% increase in capital invested in the industry in 2008. For the quarter, the investment boom in clean technology was led by solar companies and other companies in the energy/electricity generation segment, where $539M was invested in Q4 of 2008.

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Study: Angel Investments Drop In 2008

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The Angel Capital Association reported this week that investing activity by angel investments groups dropped by nine percent between 2008 and 2007, and 40 percent of angel groups expect overall investment to decrease again this year. The group, which released its ACA Angel Group Confidence Report this week, also found that the average group investment per deal was $276,918 in 2008, with total invested by groups in 2008 averaging at $1.77M.

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Online Video For Organizational Communications

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008 -- Online Video For Organizational Communications 2008. See [link] (more

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Interview with Anne Walls and John Singleton, WordHustler

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WordHustler launched in May of 2008 in a beta. Anne Walls and John Singleton are co-founders of WordHustler (www.wordhustler.com), a local Hollywood startup looking to help writers connect with publishers. We caught up with both Anne and John to learn more about the company. What's the whole idea behind WordHustler? John Singleton: WordHustler is a service that empowers writers to get connected with people who publish or produce their work.

Hike The Geek

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Sunday, December 14, 2008 -- Hike The Geek. See [link] (more

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Mindshare

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Wednesday, December 17, 2008 -- Mindshare LA. See [link] (more

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LA Friday Coffee

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Friday, December 12, 2008 -- LA Friday Coffee. See [link] (more

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Mobile Excellence Awards

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Monday, December 8, 2008 -- Mobile Excellence Awards. See [link] (more

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HDFEST

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Sunday, December 7, 2008 -- HDFest. See [link] (more

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HDFEST

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Saturday, December 6, 2008 -- HDFest. See [link] (more

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