What Mattered in 2012: Kevin Winston, Digital LA

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The biggest news for Digital LA this year has been creating and spearheading Silicon Beach Fest, LA's first startup entertainment community festival in Santa Monica and Venice in June, 2012. This past year 2012 was all about forming teams, picking players, and choosing uniforms.

What Mattered in 2012: Erik Rannala of MuckerLab

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What Mattered in 2012: Aber Whitcomb, io/LA

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It's worth mentioning that the largest and most complex pieces of technology ever created has proven itself useful in 2012--the Large Hadron Collider or LHC. Aside from the theoretical stuff, 2012 has been a year of disruption in many areas of technology.

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What Mattered in 2012: Rory Moore, CommNexus

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review year 2012 diego commnexus moore roryFor the last week of the year, we're featuring the thoughts and reflections of some of the movers and shakers of Southern California's high tech community.

What Mattered in 2012: Howard Marks, StartEngine

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2012 has been a remarkably interesting year in terms of developments in technology. activision startup startengine accelerator marks howard roundup year 2012

Spend 2012 on the Right Side of the Haimish Line

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The first day of 2012 seems the perfect day to do so. So in 2012 you’ll see me a lot more often at the Launchpad LA offices. Happy 2012 to all of you. Occasionally on this blog I break away from industry commentary and write more broadly.

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Engage! 2012

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012 -- Engage! the leading event on digital kids and youth, April 25-26, 2012. Engage!, Engage! provides attendees the critical information to reach kids and youth through digital technologies. See [link] (more

What Mattered in 2012: Marc Averitt, Okapi Venture Capital

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I also think that 2012 will be "year of the accelerator" in retrospect with 500, YC, Science, Amplify, TechStars, LaunchPad L.A. 2012 roundup capital venture okapi averitt marc

OnHollywood 2012

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Friday, September 28, 2012 -- OnHollywood 2012: Where Innovation Meets Entertainment, is a two day executive event featuring high-level debates on which forces are disrupting user behavior and creating new opportunities, content strategies and monetization schemes in the video, music, gaming, search, and mobile industries.

LEDs 2012

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Thursday, October 11, 2012 -- LEDs 2012. LEDs 2012 will provide the most up-to-date intelligence about future markets and the latest technology advances, as well as strategic connections with senior representatives from every link in the LED supply - and innovation - chain.

Renesas DevCon 2012

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012 -- Renesas DevCon 2012. See [link] (more

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Renesas DevCon 2012

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Monday, October 22, 2012 -- Renesas DevCon 2012. See [link] (more

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OnHollywood 2012

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Thursday, September 27, 2012 -- OnHollywood 2012: Where Innovation Meets Entertainment, is a two day executive event featuring high-level debates on which forces are disrupting user behavior and creating new opportunities, content strategies and monetization schemes in the video, music, gaming, search, and mobile industries.

EV Sphere 2012

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Friday, December 14, 2012 -- EV Sphere 2012. EV Sphere 2012 is a great networking opportunity for stakeholders and the general public to discuss the challenges and opportunities in electric vehicle industry. See [link].

Renesas DevCon 2012

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 -- Renesas DevCon 2012. See [link] (more

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Renesas DevCon 2012

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Monday, October 22, 2012 -- Renesas DevCon 2012. See [link] (more

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ProductCamp SoCal 2012

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Saturday, November 3, 2012 -- ProductCamp SoCal 2012. ProductCamp SoCal is a free, user-driven, collaborative ?unconference? unconference? for product managers and marketers in Southern California. A one-day gathering of product folks to share, present, network, learn and discuss.See[link].

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AngelHack Fall 2012 LA

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Saturday, December 1, 2012 -- AngelHack Fall 2012 LA. Ready to take your big idea to the next level? Then join us for LA's next AngelHack, where winning teams will receive 6-8 weeks of mentorship and be flown into Silicon Valley for a weekend of events including a Global Demo Day to A-list investors and media, Site visits to, Google, Facebook, Google Ventures, VIP dinners, and ragging parties with the Valley startup community. This is not your typical weekend hackathon!

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2012 SoCalBio Workforce Summit

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Thursday, April 19, 2012 -- 2012 SoCalBio Workforce Summit. See [link] (more

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Southern California Firms Gets $694M In Q3 2012 Venture Funding

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The MoneyTree report--which is compiled with data from Thomson Reuters--found that so far in 2012, $2.5 The latest numbers from the PricewaterhouseCoopers/National Venture Capital Association MoneyTree report finds that companies here in Southern California raised $695.4M

What Mattered in 2012: Paul Bricault, Amplify LA

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For the last week of the year, we're featuring the thoughts and reflections of some of the movers and shakers of Southern California's high tech community.

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Red Herring Global 2012

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012 -- Red Herring Global 2012 will gather CEOs of groundbreaking startups from around the world, influential venture capitalists and investors in Los Angeles on November 27- 29. The creme de la creme of the 100 most groundbreaking global startups will be honored at this special event. Through uniting the world?s s best high technology innovators, venture investors and business decision makers, Red Herring events provide an insider?s

Electric Vehicle Symposium 2012

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Monday, May 7, 2012 -- Electric Vehicle Symposium 2012. Innovative utility companies will be featured during the 26th International Electric Vehicle Symposium (EVS26) in Los Angeles at the L.A. Convention Center. Theodore F. Craver, Jr., chairman, president and CEO of Edison International, will be speaking at the opening plenary, along with other utility and infrastructure experts throughout the symposium. See [link] (more

India Trade Conference 2012

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Thursday, June 28, 2012 -- India Trade Conference 2012. You are cordially invited to the 5th Annual India Trade Conference being presented by the Port of Los Angeles, U.S. Commercial Service, and Quanta Consulting, Inc. Partners include TIE, USC Marshall, BeWo and Southern California Edison.

Black Friday Spending Up In 2012, Hits $1.042 Billion

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retail, e-commerce spending on Friday was the heaviest, online spendin day to date in 2012. According to numbers released over the weekend by Internet traffic and e-commerce measurement service comScore, online Black Friday sales surged 26 percent from last year, and totaled $1.042 billion.

CES 2012 Recap

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012 -- CES 2012 Recap. We are fortunate to have noted technology journalist Harry McCracken in person who will be discussion the Consumer Electronic Show and what we can expect in 2012. CommNexus. Plan to attend the CommNexus Headliner Consumer Electronics SIG event on January 17th here in San Diego. It will surely be one of our most exciting ever.

Shaking the MoneyTree 2012

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Thursday, March 1, 2012 -- Please join PwC, the Los Angeles Venture Association, and a distinguished panel of venture capitalists and industry experts for their insight into results of the MoneyTree Report. The MoneyTree Report is a quarterly study of venture capital investment activity in the United States. As a collaboration between PwC and the National Venture Capital Association, based upon data from Thomson Reuters, it is the only industry-endorsed research of its kind.

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StartEngine - Summer 2012 Demo Day.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012 -- StartEngine - Summer 2012 Demo Day. StartEngine Summer 2012 Demo Day event on Wednesday, September 19 at CrossCampus in Santa Monica. This latest batch is comprised of 14 startups who have been immersed in the StartEngine program since the session began on July 2nd.

Research Expo 2012

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Thursday, April 12, 2012 -- Research Expo 2012. The UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering invites you to campus to see research underway and meet talented graduate students at our annual Research Expo. 230+ graduate student posters highlight engineering research / Ten-minute faculty talks from all six engineering departments / Meet faculty, students and technologists at the networking reception. Stay all afternoon or just a few hours in your area of interest.

Red Herring Global 2012

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Thursday, November 29, 2012 -- Red Herring Global 2012 will gather CEOs of groundbreaking startups from around the world, influential venture capitalists and investors in Los Angeles on November 27- 29. The creme de la creme of the 100 most groundbreaking global startups will be honored at this special event. Through uniting the world?s s best high technology innovators, venture investors and business decision makers, Red Herring events provide an insider?s

Red Herring Global 2012

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012 -- Red Herring Global 2012 will gather CEOs of groundbreaking startups from around the world, influential venture capitalists and investors in Los Angeles on November 27- 29. The creme de la creme of the 100 most groundbreaking global startups will be honored at this special event. Through uniting the world?s s best high technology innovators, venture investors and business decision makers, Red Herring events provide an insider?s

Southern California Firms Get $694M In Q3 2012 Venture Funding

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The MoneyTree report--which is compiled with data from Thomson Reuters--found that so far in 2012, $2.5 The latest numbers from the PricewaterhouseCoopers/National Venture Capital Association MoneyTree report finds that companies here in Southern California raised $695.4M

Southern California Venture Deals Hit $683.7M in Q4 2012

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was invested across Southern California in Q4 of 2012. raised by companies in Q4 of 2011, and less than the $701.18M raised by companies in the region in Q3 of 2012. The funding brings Southern California's total 2012 investments to $3.2 billion into 968 companies for Q4 of 2012.

2012 West Coast Manufacturing Conference

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012 -- 2012 West Coast Manufacturing Conference. See [link] (more

Port Tech LA 2012 Expo

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Thursday, September 6, 2012 -- Port Tech LA 2012 Expo. On September 5th and 6th, PortTech Los Angeles welcomes community and industry leaders, technology entrepreneurs, university researchers, and investors to PortTechEXPO 2012. PortTech EXPO 2012 also includes sponsored breakout sessions, exhibitors, demonstrations and the Entrepreneur's Showcase and Pitch Competition featuring clean technology companies.