Announcing The Socaltech 50: Southern California's Up-and-Comers


Docstoc, Ken Rutkowski of MeTAL, Mark Suster of Upfront, Jason Calacanis of Mahalo--but we had to pass them up, too, in favor of some of the new folks to the scene. Sean Callahan , SlimSurveys (San Diego, mobile apps). Steven Cox , TakeLessons (San Diego, marketplace).

Layoffs Hot Keyword for Second Half of January 2009


When I drill down on that term, you can see why with posts like: Hollis-Eden Pharmaceuticals Lops A Third Of Company THQ Lays Off 100 Employees, Closes San Diego Office Citrix Cuts 10 Percent; Santa Barbara Hit And it's also interesting to see what geographies are being associated with "Layoffs" more often than others: Layoffs Woodland Hills Layoffs San Diego Layoffs Santa Monica Layoffs Los Angeles I guess this is a sign of the times.

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Eight Repeat Entrepreneurs To Watch In SoCal


Confident Technologies / Curtis Staker / San Diego - Staker is the former President of Websense, and has pulled together an experienced team with a depth of experience from the firm. Tags: entrepreneur startup venture capital investment repeat

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12 Golden Rules to Marketing and Publicity for Startups

Jason Nazar

Last evening I gave a presentation on Marketing and Publicity for Startups at the Founders Institute at their 2010 San Diego session. If you’re in the internet startup space and want to learn from the masters of Marketing and Publicity you should be following folks like Michael Arrington of TechCrunch , Jason Calacanis of Mahalo , Peter Pham of BillShrink , and Philip Kaplan of Blippy and Mark Suster of GRP Venture Capital.