LA Startups Gather At Twiistup

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Los Angeles area startups and would-be entrepreneurs were gathered Thursday as a part of the annual Twiistup technology conference, being held at the Skirball Center. twiistup twiistup8 venture capital startup pitch conference funding fundraising technology high tech silicon valley

Cheezburger Deal Spawned Out Of LA's TwiistUp

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The $30M funding deal for Seattle's Cheezburger , the web publisher best known for its LOLcats-themed I Can Has Cheezburger? and FAIL Blog web sites, apparently was spawned out of an introduction at last year's Twiistup technology conference, according to investor the Foundry Group.

Badgeville Did Not Earn a Badge Checking in at Twiistup 8

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At Twiistup 8 last week ten startups gave their pitches to a panel including a VC, Angel Investor, Advisor and industry expert. Events Social Media Social News Startup Video adena Demonte badge Badgeville Facebook Foursquare funding rewards tech crunch disrupt Twiistup TwitterNo startup recieved harsher criticism than Badgeville. Visit TechZulu for full story.

Los Angeles Startup Weekend August 2011 | The Complete Breakdown

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Some attendees came in a bit later on Sunday as they coded and designed throughout the previous night however everyone was “in the Loft” by mid-morning, along with other guests such as Paige Craig and Francisco Dao ( 50 Kings , Twiistup, and Writer at Fast Company). What a weekend!

David Cohen | Lessons Learned From Doing More Faster

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David opened up Twiistup 8 with a great talk on building an entrepreneurial community, and how you could start your own in whatever city you may be located. Business Culture Entrepreneurship Events Funding Startup Video David Cohen Launchpad LA Startups TechStars TechStars Network Twiistup Twiistup 8David Cohen is the founder and CEO of TechStars, a mentorship-driven seed stage investment program for Internet startups.

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

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Interview with Mike Macadaan, Urbandig

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One of Urbandig's co-founders, Mike Macadaan -- the former VP of User Experience at MySpace, and creator of the technology conference Twiistup--sat down to talk to us about the company. Mike Edwards, who is an investor that lives in Whistler, and who is an angel, basically funded it.

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

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I recently hosted a panel at the Twiistup Conference about LA tech companies. If you’re complaining that its too hard to raise money as the founder of an LA tech company, stop bitching about a lack of funds and focus on being a bigger badass.