Urban Tech Connect 2020 // Forward

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020 -- We believe that diverse ideas from all walks of life can help expand the realm of possibility for the entire world. The Urban Tech Connect // Forward Conference is helping bridge the gap of diverse ideation in technology.

TECHSPO Los Angeles 2020

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Thursday, June 11, 2020 -- TECHSPO Los Angeles Technology Expo - June 10-11, 2020 - Los Angeles, CA. See [link] (more

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TECHSPO Los Angeles 2020

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Wednesday, June 10, 2020 -- TECHSPO Los Angeles Technology Expo - June 10-11, 2020 - Los Angeles, CA. See [link] (more

Techstars LA Announces 2020 Class

socalTECH

Techstars LA , the startup accelerator run by Techstars in the Los Angeles area, announced its 2020 class on Monday, saying that it has selected 10 companies to participate this year in a "socially distanced" program. According to Anna Barber, the Managing Director of Techstars Los Angeles, the accelerator has selected "10 resilient companies that can grow in an economic downturn and thrive in a world where social distancing remains the reality".

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Can You Ask for Office Rent Relief? How to Manage Your Lease During COVID-19

Office leases are one of companies’ largest expenses, and if your whole team is working from home with no clear end in sight, you may be wondering what to do about your lease.

Ford’s 2020 Escape plug-in hybrid takes aim at Toyota RAV4 Prime

TechCrunch LA

The 2020 Ford Escape plug-in hybrid — a first for the SUV — comes with an EPA-estimated 37 miles of all-electric driving range and 100 miles per gallon equivalent, stats that will put the redesigned model into competition with the new Toyota RAV4 Prime.

Framework Benchmarks Round 19

TechEmpower

Round 19 of the TechEmpower Framework Benchmarks project is now available! This project measures the high-water mark performance of server side web application frameworks and platforms using predominantly community-contributed test implementations.

Polestar to open first US stores in the second half of 2020

TechCrunch LA

The stores are expected to open in the second half of 2020. Polestar’s first U.S. retail stores will open in Los Angeles, New York City and two locations in San Francisco later this year — the latest milestone for the automaker as it gets closer to bringing its all-electric vehicle to market. Polestar, which is jointly owned by Volvo Car Group and Zhejiang Geely Holding of China, was once a high-performance brand under Volvo Cars.

Report: Snapchat, NBC Team On 2020 Olympic Summer Games Coverage

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snap snapchat summer olympic games 2020 content publishingLos Angeles-based Snap , the parent company of Snapchat , has inked a deal with NBC where NBC will produce four, daily original shows on the Olympics and Team USA for Snapchat, according to Variety. Financial details of the deal were not announced. The two previously had agreements to cover both the 2018 Winter Olympics and 2016 Summer Olympics.

2020 Who's Who in Tech

L.A. Business Journal

Get to know the innovative executives who make Silicon Beach an essential hub in the tech industry

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DigiMarCon West 2020 - Digital Marketing Conference and Exhibition

SoCal Tech Calendar

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 -- DigiMarCon West 2020 - Digital Marketing Conference and Exhibition. DigiMarCon West 2020 is your chance to. Hear from some of the most audacious and thought provoking speakers in the digital marketing industry. Gain insight into emerging strategies, the latest innovative technologies, and best practices to move your business to the next level.

AppSec California 2020 - by OWASP

SoCal Tech Calendar

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 -- Join your Information Security and Developer peers on the beach! Training classes start Jan 21, with the keynotes, talks and CTFs starting Jan 23. There will be 4 concurrent break-out sessions throughout both speaker days. The best speakers from around the world have been gathering at AppSec California now for six years. We guarantee you will leave the conference with lots of new knowledge and curiosity.

10 Ways For Entrepreneurs To Assure Happiness In 2020

Startup Professionals Musings

You’ve probably already made your resolutions for 2020, but if not, I suggest a renewed commitment to finding happiness and satisfaction in your chosen business lifestyle. Make your resolution today to keep the long road ahead in 2020 a satisfying one.

Pitching access management on the fly, Los Angeles-based Britive raises $5.4 million

TechCrunch LA

It seems Los Angeles is becoming an enterprise software hotspot. LA saw its first big enterprise exit in recent memory with the recent acquisition of Signal Sciences for $775 million, and less than a month later a hometown startup, Britive has raised $5.4

Darkstore launches FastAF app for same-day product delivery

TechCrunch LA

Darkstore, the tech-driven fulfillment solution to enable e-commerce companies to offer same-day delivery, has just released a consumer-facing app called FastAF. Right now, the app is only available in Los Angeles.

Report: Strong Q1 2020 In Venture Capital, But Downturn Expected

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The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) says that Q1 2020 venture capital investments had a "strong showing" in Q1, however, it expects that the impending economic downturn due to the COVID-19 pandemic will slow activity through the rest of the year. billion invested across 2,298 deals in the first quarter of 2020, partially as a result of "record-high" levels of capital raised by VC funds in 2018 and 2019.

Disney Opens Up Apps For 2020 Disney Accelerator

socalTECH

The Walt Disney Company has opened up applications for its startup accelerator, the 2020 Disney Accelerator , saying that applications are due by April 3rd to apply for its three month mentorship program. According to Disney, it will select ten "growth-stage" startups to participate in its program, connecting them with Disney's leadership team and other mentorship. Disney said this year's program will begin in July, and run for three months until a Demo Day in October.

The Shed is a startup out of Virginia trying to revive the rental-for-everything business

TechCrunch LA

Reducing consumption by expanding the notion of the rental economy and giving people access to tools and equipment has been something of a startup holy grail for some time.

J2 Global Buys Two Companies In Q1 2020

socalTECH

J2Global said it acquired Migrain Again and SRFax , both during the first quarter of 2020. Los Angeles-based J2 Global announced this morning that it has acquired two more companies, adding to the very extensive list of companies the company has acquired over the years. Financial terms of the acquisitions were not announced. According to J2 Global it does not expect either of the acquisitions to be material.

The Business Tech You Need in 2020

Tech.Co

In this article, we'll go over a few examples of the most essential business tech you're going to need to compete in 2020. Not having a website in no longer an option in the modern day; businesses that want to seriously compete in 2020 need to have an online presence beyond social media.

Diligent’s Vivian Chu and Labrador’s Mike Dooley will discuss assistive robotics at TC Sessions: Robotics+AI

TechCrunch LA

Robotics artificial intelligence Culture Diligent Robotics Google honda research institute iRobot Japan Los Angeles moxi robot robotics TC Sessions: Robotics+AI 2020Too often the world of robotics seems to be a solution in search of a problem.

Report: Online Events, Webinars To Replace Live Events In 2020

socalTECH

El Segundo-based Aggregage said this morning that it has run a survey of publishers, and found that a 70 percent of marketer are expected to cancel all or some of their live events for the next 60 days, and nearly 25 percent plan to cancel some or all of their live events for the next six months. Aggregage said its survey found that 65% of those surveyed plan to reallocate some or most of their live event budgets to online events, such as webinars.

Beyond Meat is introducing pre-packaged meatballs at stores across America

TechCrunch LA

Indulging in American food companies’ favorite pastime of marketing innovations that no one needs but potentially everyone wants, Beyond Meat is launching Beyond Meatballs in grocery stores nationwide this week.

11th Annual Women In Green Forum

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Thursday, August 27, 2020 --.

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Entrepreneurs do not easily retire.

Berkonomics

So, you’ve successfully sold your business and have received enough money from the sale to become financially independent, no longer having to work for a living. That is a comfortable place to be, and it is one experienced by more and more people, especially in technology-based businesses.

As it adds Jeremy Milken to the partnership, Watertower Ventures nears $50 million close for its new fund

TechCrunch LA

Derek Norton and Jeremy Milken have known each other for twenty years. Over their longtime personal and professional relationship, the two Los Angeles-based serial entrepreneurs have invested in each other’s companies and investment firms, but never worked together until now.

LA tech industry mourns Kobe Bryant

TechCrunch LA

— Scopely (@scopely) January 26, 2020. The Los Angeles startup community is joining the rest of the world in mourning the death of NBA superstar, entrepreneur and investor Kobe Bryant who was killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, Calif., shortly before 10 a.m. on Sunday.

Hyundai taps EV startup Canoo to develop electric vehicles

TechCrunch LA

” The PBV, which Hyundai showcased last month at CES 2020, is a pod-like vehicle that the company says can be used for various functions in transit, such as a restaurant or clinic.

Curative received FDA emergency use authorization for its novel COVID-19 tests

TechCrunch LA

The company was initially founded in January 2020 to focus on a novel test for sepsis, but pivoted to focus on COVID-19 testing as the disease swept across the globe.

National Venture Plan Competition Applications are Open - Early Bird Registration

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Wednesday, August 5, 2020 --.

LA gets a big SaaS exit as Fastly nabs the Culver City-based Signal Sciences for $775M

TechCrunch LA

Los Angeles was always more than a one-industry town, even when it comes to technology startups, as media and entertainment (and social networking) were always the big draws in Tinseltown.

San Diego startup events you don’t want to miss in 2020

Startup San Diego

Mark these dates in your calendar—these are the best business events in San Diego to attend in 2020! The post San Diego startup events you don’t want to miss in 2020 appeared first on Startup San Diego. From small networking events to huge seminars, we've narrowed down our top ten. Events Guides

Imran Khan’s Verishop adds Verified Shops, a way for emerging brands to set up shop in its digital mall

TechCrunch LA

Verishop , the Los Angeles online retailer founded by former Snap executive Imran Khan, launched a little over a year ago to change the way people shop online.

Earn the best backlinks with high-quality content and digital PR

TechCrunch LA

Amanda Milligan. Contributor. Share on Twitter. Amanda Milligan is the marketing director at Fractl , a prominent growth marketing agency that’s helped Fortune 500 companies and boutique businesses alike earn quality media coverage, backlinks, awareness and authority. More posts by this contributor.

TCVN Fireside Chat with Sean Ellis: Growth Hacking in a Post Covid-19 World

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Thursday, July 9, 2020 --.

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Shareholders and founders: The muted thrill of the deal closing.

Berkonomics

Now you have worked for months to get this deal to the closing, anticipating the wire transfers to the shareholders that will come any minute. This could change your lifestyle and give you that much needed pause in your life you have been looking forward to. How it happens today.

Heath Tech and Innovation. General Assembly

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Thursday, July 2, 2020 --.

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Women in Tech Networking Hour (Virtual)

SoCal Tech Calendar

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 --.

As fashion has its metaverse moment, one app looks to bridge real and virtual worlds for sneakerheads

TechCrunch LA

A post shared by Marc Jacobs (@marcjacobs) on May 2, 2020 at 2:08pm PDT. Fashion is having its moment in the metaverse. A riot of luxury labels, music, and games are vying for attention in the virtual world.

LA-based Replicated adds former GitLab head of product as its chief product officer

TechCrunch LA

Replicated , the Los Angeles-based company pitching monitoring and management services for Kubernetes-based applications, has managed to bring on the former head of product of the $2.75 billion-valued programming giant GitLab as its new chief product officer. .

Snap accelerator names its latest cohort

TechCrunch LA

Yellow , the accelerator program launched by Snap in 2018, has selected ten companies to join its latest cohort. The new batch of startups coming from across the U.S.

LA’s Burgeoning Agtech Industry Sees Green Acres Ahead

L.A. Business Journal

While plenty of tech companies are interested in filling up consumers’ feeds, some are more interested in feeding consumers

What use is an investment banker?

Berkonomics

Many CEOs have asked me if I felt an investment banker adds value if the buyer has already been identified. How investment bankers behave.

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