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

Chromatik Takes Twiistup Top Showoff Prize

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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. chromatik twiistup twiistup8 music learning award startup entrepreneur showoff

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Twiistup 8 | Presented Live by TechZulu

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TechZulu has been involved with Twiistup for quite some time now. We love startups, entrepreneurs and being able to bring you all the lastest in the startup community. Entrepreneurship Events News Startup Addroid Angel List Badgeville BetterWorks Chromatik Clover Frugal Foodie Graphight Jim Andelman Matt Thompson Microsoft Naval Ravikant Nevolution Paige Craig Rincon Venture Partners Scott Sangster Sharethrough Sonic Angel TechCoast Angel Twiistup Wanelo

Focus On The Second Act | Suneel Gupta Twiistup 8

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Suneel had a fantastic talk on focusing on your business and really digging into your company/product so that what you end up with is amazing. Business Development Entrepreneurship Startup Video groupon Suneel Gupta Twiistup Twiistup 8Visit TechZulu for full story.

Foodme.com | I am Hungry and Want a Deal NOW!

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John Delacruz and his startup Foodme.com presented a Twiistup 8 and was almost as impressive as the mini cupcakes at their booth. The startup fills a need in the market by connecting restaurants to patrons in real time. Events Mobile Retail & Consumers Social Media Startup Video applications coupons Deals foodme.com groupon idealab john delacruz Twiistup

David Cohen | Lessons Learned From Doing More Faster

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David Cohen is the founder and CEO of TechStars, a mentorship-driven seed stage investment program for Internet startups. 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 8

SonicAngel | Music Industry Reinvented

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At Twiistup 8 Bart Becks (prior CEO os Belgacom Skynet) took the stage to present SonicAngel, a startup that is challenging the current music industry business model. Arts & Entertainment Events New Media Startup Twiistup Video a&r bart becks crowd sourcing fanshare lords of acid music industry nokia theater Praga Khan prefunded sonicangel

Addroid | Cost Effective Video Banner Ads

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Matt Cooper (CEO of Neoganda) took the stage at Twiistup 8 in the most unforgettable presentation of the day. The presentation brought down the house and ended in a standing ovation because of Coop’s hilarity and entertaining way of presenting Addroid his new startup. Advertising & PR Events New Media Startup Twiistup Video Addroid ads b2b banner ads Flash matt cooper neoganda Twiistup8 YouTube

TZ Startup Hot Seat | Brian Mullins & Team Daqri

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This weeks TZ Startup Hot Seat features the team at Daqri. Entrepreneurship Events New Media Retail & Consumers Startup Twiistup Video applications a&r Augmented reality Brian Mullins Daqri Elon Musk Mark Zuckerberg Spotlight LA Tech Steve JobsBrian Mullins and team agreed to answer our questions and tell us why Daqri will change the Augmented Reality space. Visit TechZulu for full story.

Can The Next Big Tech Company Be Built In LA?

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During Twiistup 8 a panel moderated by Jason Nazar (DocStoc) and joined by panelist David Travers (Rustic Canyon), Brian Norgard (Namesake), Fouad ElNaggar (Redpoint) and Demian Sellfors (Media Temple), spoke about if the next big tech company could be built in Los Angeles? Business Culture Entrepreneurship Events Startup Video Brian Norgard David Travers Demian Sellfors DocStoc Fouad ElNaggar Jason Nazar Media Temple Namesake Redpoint Ventures Rustic Canyon Partners Twiistup Twiistup 8

Social, Non-Anonymous, Public Feedback | Farhad Mohit

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Advertising & PR Entrepreneurship Events Mobile News Retail & Consumers Startup Video applications BizRate Gripe ShopZilla Twiistup Twiistup 8Farhad Mohit speaks on the implications of becoming non-anonymous. People for years have been giving feedback or even complaining about issues but for the most part never get resolved, because 9 times out of 10 they are submitted anonymously. Visit TechZulu for full story.

Nevolution: I Am a PC App Store

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At Twiistup 8 Matthew Smith (CEO) and the Nevolution team debuted what they dubbed the “future of software distribution”. News Retail & Consumers Startup Video App Store evernote mac store matt smith Matt Thompson Microsoft Nevolution software distribution windows 8 XPVisit TechZulu for full story.

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. But I thought I’d take some more time here to expand on what I think are the challenges, and opportunities, of starting a tech company in LA. Past Startups Uncensored LA Tech Events.

Interview with Fouad ElNaggar, Redpoint Ventures

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Can you talk about how Redpoint splits up investment -- do certain partners handle certain industries, or is it more geographic? Startups are used to working at a blistering pace, but a blistering pace for a studio is a year, or two years.

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

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

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Jason Nazar is CEO and founder of Santa Monica-based document sharing firm DocStoc , and recently put together his thoughts on the challenges, and opportunities, facing startups in Los Angeles. I recently hosted a panel at the Twiistup Conference about LA tech companies.