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What Makes an Entrepreneur? Four Letters: JFDI

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There’s a guy in Los Angeles that I met at several tech networking events. This is part of my Startup Advice series. Not you. he asked.

Networking Events in Los Angeles and Southern California

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He talks about a bunch of the different networking events that occur in Los Angeles and other parts of Southern California. In his post, he mentions the following events / event organizers, and you should visit his post for a bit more on each of them. They put on great events. AITP-LA – Monthly events.

How to (re) Approach People (Advice on the Eve of LeWeb)

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Right after Techcrunch50 Michael Arrington wrote this great post on how to interact at business events and conferences. The best way to meet.

3 Sales Tips for Startups – Creating a Burning Platform

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Can you express your proposition to customers in terms of a compelling event? This is part of my ongoing series Startup Advice. Why Buy Mine?

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WTF is Traction? A 6-Step Relationship Guide to VC

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Fund raising is an ongoing process and not an event on a workplan. This is part of my ongoing series “Pitching a VC&# – the outline is here. You’ve pitched several angels and VC’s. Everybody seems to like you but nobody seems to be getting out their checkbooks. Unfortunately your advisers are wrong. They make progress.

SoTeC 2009

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Friday, October 16, 2009 -- SoTeC 2009. Join a large, diversified group of individuals who are committed to achieving their goals by attending the best technology event in Southern California. Be the value add that is so vital in today's market and learn the skills and techniques that will enable you to excel to new levels.

GadgetFest 2009

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009 -- GadgetFest 2009. Register now and secure your place in this years biggest event! This is your chance to get exclusive access to the hottest gadgets for 2009 before anyone else! This year, we expect heightened competition from large companies as well as from smaller stealth-startups.

Eventful Adds Twitter Hashtags

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Eventful said it is listing hashtags on each event's detail page on the site, and will also allow users to add their own hashtag suggestions.

Layoffs Hot Keyword for Second Half of January 2009

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Last month we Launched Los Angeles Tech and in the announcement we provide the Hot List for the first half of January 2009. Top for January 16, 2009 - January 31, 2009 Posts Are You Selling Online Yet? This hot list is based on various social signals of what people are writing about, reading, bookmarking, searching, etc.

Technology Industry Awards 2009

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Thursday, April 30, 2009 -- Technology Industry Awards 2009. This event brings together diverse interests and provides an outstanding opportunity for networking. This event has sold out for the past nine years. TCOSC. The Best Companies, the Brightest People, and the Most Fun! Don't miss out, register today.

Technology Forum 2009 - Southern California

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Thursday, November 5, 2009 -- Technology Forum 2009 - Southern California. The 'must attend' TECH event of the year, immerse yourself in business changing technology for the day with professionals from across the industry. See [link] (more

Video Games Industry 2009

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Thursday, February 26, 2009 -- Video Games Industry 2009. The Event will explore the convergence of games and media, and offer views on growth directions. The question is not whether there is an opportunity in the video game space; rather, the issue is which one to choose. See [link] (more

2009 Social Innovation Fast Pitch

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009 -- 2009 Social Innovation Fast Pitch. The Social Innovation Fast Pitch is a two-month training and mentoring program for innovative nonprofits that are effecting social change in Greater Los Angeles, culminating in the Social Innovation Fast Pitch showcase event. See [link] (more

Free Job Search Event

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Monday, June 29, 2009 -- "Narrators" and "Speakers by the Sea" Toastmasters Club to Host a Job Search and Career Transition Community Event. Email s.colebank@ca.rr.com.

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HEART Holiday Event

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Wednesday, December 9, 2009 -- HEART Holiday Event. The Annual Round-Up of Technologists: TechBizConnection, Tech America, Technology Council, AWT, TCVN, and Access Executive Network invite all to the HEART Holiday Event! Mingle! Celebrate! One life at a Time. See [link] (more

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ACG Networking Event

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Thursday, September 10, 2009 -- ACG Networking Event. The Association for Corporate Growth Orange County Chapter (ACG OC) will provide access for local professional services executives, business development professionals and financial services dealmakers to new leads, resources, and relationships at its season-opening networking event.

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Endless Summer Networking Event

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Wednesday, September 9, 2009 -- Endless Summer Networking Event. Meet and greet the innovation "in crowd" at Orange County Venture Group's "Endless Summer Networking Event." Cap your "after-summer Wednesday" following Labor Day with a drink (or two) and some terrific munchies. See [link] (more

2009 Veterans Economic and Business Development Summit

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Thursday, November 19, 2009 -- 2009 Veterans Economic and Business Development Summit. This event is designed to encourage and support Veterans and Service Disable Veteran Owned Small Businesses interested in obtain federal contract, learn more about contracting opportunities, the procurement process and resources available.

Women's Networking Event

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009 -- Savor the Success, a boutique social network and PR cooperative for female entrepreneurs, will host its first Orange County chapter event. See [link] (more

AccessEN Annual Dinner Event

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009 -- AccessEN Annual Dinner Event. Featuring Doug Antone, President and CEO, Networks in Motion and Debra Fine, CEO/CMO Consumer Products, Media and On Line Entertainment. See [link] (more

Don’t drink your own Kool-Aid (surviving TC50)

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I want to talk about that day after the event. I could be TC50 or any other high profile event. Yours. Don’t drink it.

CMO Club Event

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Wednesday, April 15, 2009 -- CMO Club. The CMO Club, a national group of Chief Marketing Officers whose mission is to provide a "CMOs only" executive community for networking, sharing ideas, and helping each other be better CMOs, is having a dinner/roundtable discussion event for their LA chapter. See[link] (more

Xirrus Signs Microsoft Events

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Thousand Oaks-based Xirrus , a developer of Wi-Fi networing equipment, reported this morning that it has signed on Microsoft CMG Events & Studios as a customer. Microsoft CMG Events & Studios is the arm of Microsoft running its Professional Developers Conferences, partners events, TechEd, and other events.

February Medical Device Event

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009 -- February Medical Device Event. As 2009 kicks off, please join us for an in depth look at trends in medical technology financing and where the market is heading. not to miss' event. Medical Device Financing Climate, Trends and Alternatives. BIOCOM. This is a ?not See [link] (more

SCVN Kick off event

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Wednesday, March 25, 2009 -- SCVN Kick off event. See [link] (more

SCVN Networking Event - Orange County

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Tuesday, May 26, 2009 -- SCVN Networking Event - Orange County. The Southern Califonia Venture Network (SCVN.org) invites you to come meet, mix and mingle with other entrepreneurial minded individals and companies at our monthly professional networking event. See [link] (more

Video Games Industry 2009: New Opportunities

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Thursday, February 26, 2009 -- "Video Games Industry 2009: New Opportunities" TCOSC. The Event will explore the convergence of games and media, and offer views on growth directions. The question is not whether there is an opportunity in the video game space; rather, the issue is which one to choose. See [link] (more

Medical Device Event

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Wednesday, April 15, 2009 -- BIOCOM's Medical Device Event. Partnerships with Physicians: What You Don't Know CAN Hurt You Government and public scrutiny of financial relationships between medical device companies (as well as other life sciences companies) and physicians has dramatically increased over the last few years. See [link].

FIRSTY- First Thursday Networking Event

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Thursday, May 7, 2009 -- FIRSTY- First Thursday Networking Event. Join the OCTANe community the first Thursday of every month for happy hour networking. They're called "Firstys" (first + Thursday + thirsty), and OC finally has a watering hole. Happy hour is non-hosted, but they will offer special discounts to our group.

Members Only Event for AWT

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Thursday, February 19, 2009 -- Members Only Event for AWT. The Association for Women in Technology is holding our annual Members Only event. Here is a great way to kick-off 2009 and expand your networking contacts! Please join AWT, and benefit by attending this event and expand your network with other IT professionals.

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Angel Funding Advice

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Scott Sangster has made a good case for himself at the two events I’ve seen him speak at recently and I know that people love Bryce Benjamin and say he’s hands on / helpful. This is part of my ongoing series Pitching a VC. This post is for those who want to raise angel money. I’ll make my next posting shorter. How: 1.

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Job Search and Career Transition Community Event

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Monday, June 29, 2009 -- Job Search and Career Transition Community Event. Narrators" and "Speakers by the Sea" Toastmasters International Clubs to Host a Free Job Search and Career Transition Community Event. Fortune 100 Recruiters and Motivational Experts to speak to Job Seekers. Email Scott at s.colebank@ca.rr.com.

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Xirrus Aims At Disaster Teams, Event Organizers

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Thousand Oaks-based Xirrus , a developer of Wi-Fi networking equipment, announced Monday that it has put together a portable, pre-packaged kit which is designed for deploying Wi-Fi into disaster response and temporary events. Tags: xirrus wifi networking disaster events Xirrus is venture backed by Canaan Partners, U.S. READ MORE>>.

Active Network Releases Web-based Events Management Product

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San Diego-based The Active Network , an operator of a network of services for community, sports, and other organizations, said today that it has released a new product focused on event management. Tags: active network event management activeevents ondemand saas software READ MORE>>.

AWT Networking Event: Drinks and Links

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Wednesday, September 9, 2009 -- AWT Networking Event: Drinks and Links. There are dividends through the Power of Networking! There are many professional networking options and the only way to get to know people is to get out there and meet them. Networking is not about accumulating business cards, but in doing something with them.

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Fisker To Showcase Karma At Vintage Racing Event

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The demo is a part of the firm's marketing efforts for its sedan, which it has priced at $87,900 and hopes to start delivering in Q2 of 2010.

Tesla Gets $465M DOE Loan, May Boost SoCal

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Tesla announced its Model S in March at an event in Hawthorne, where Tesla's CEO, Elon Musk, also runs space firm SpaceX. READ MORE>>.

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TechZulu's Best Of 2009

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Below I've compiled a list of interviews, post, event coverage, panel discussions and more that all have been huge hits here on TechZulu. HQ.0:

Association of Women in Technology Annual Wine Tasting and Silent Auction Event

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009 -- Association of Women in Technology Networking and Silent Auction Event. Please join us for a summer evening of smooth jazz, professional networking, and a silent auction benefiting the AWT Charitable Foundation. See [link] (more

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2009 Coming To A Close, 2010 Just Around The Corner!

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From local Los Angeles tech events to worldwide conferences and expos. Sponsorship Opportunities for Events, and other channels. Share.