Fri.Apr 27, 2012

SpaceX To Webcast Test Firing Monday


Hawthorne-based commercial spacecraft developer SpaceX said Friday that it will be webcasting its test firing of its Falcon 9 rocket, as it prepared for its upcoming launch to dock with the International Space Station (ISS).

Slacklining at CSULA

Steve Reich

You don’t know what slacklining is? You are showing your age! It’s like tightrope walking, but performed on a low-tension, 2 inch wide nylon strap. Sometimes it’s done in dangerous places, as you can see from the second photo.

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USC Marshall Awards $50K In Seed Funding Competition


Six companies started by students at the University of Southern California's Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at USC Marshall have been awarded a total of $50,000 in seed funding, after competing in the center's New Venture Seed Competition held this week.

The Scarcest Resource at a Startup is Management Bandwidth

Both Sides of the Table

When you work inside a startup with lots of clever and motivated staff you’re never short of good ideas that you can implement. Startup Advice

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An Opportunity to Present Your Technology to Nokia and Microsoft

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Thursday, May 3, 2012 -- An Opportunity to Present Your Technology to Nokia and Microsoft. MarketLink is a unique and powerful program that provides the opportunity for companies to initiate and develop strategic relationships with leading multi-national corporations. Through a series of business and social meetings, selected companies are introduced to top level executives from multi-national corporations focusing on new products and technologies, all at NO CHARGE to the applicant.

Paragon Updates Disaster Recovery Software


Irvine-based Paragon Software , the developer of data storage and mobile software, reported earlier this week that it has updated its Hard Disk Manager (HDM) software. The firm, which is led by Tom Fedro, said the updated software now includes support for virtual disks, incremental backup of sector-based image backups, and more. The new upgrades are aimed at helping IT administrators back up users using virtual machines. READ MORE>>. paragon software disaster recovery hard disk storage

The Future of Shopper Marketing

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Thursday, May 3, 2012 -- The Purchase Funnel is Dead: The Future of Shopper Marketing. Longboard Media, the leading provider of digital advertising across premium shopping sites, will host a one-of-a-kind lunch seminar and panel for Los Angeles thriving advertising community. The The Purchase Funnel is Dead will be held on Thursday, May 3, at The SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills.


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Thursday, May 3, 2012 -- LA CEOs, an education and support group for CEOs presents: Achieving Home-Run MandA and Financing Outcomes. Investment Banking veteran Kevin Covert will share insights into achieving home-run MandA and financing outcomes for digital media and technology companies. He will discuss current MandA and VC financing market dynamics, acquisition and financing interests of the large media and tech buyers and how to get on their radar.

How to Raise Capital for Your Startup

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Thursday, May 3, 2012 -- How to Raise Capital for Your Startup. An intensive 3-hour course on how to think about, plan for, prepare and execute a capital raise for your startup. Includes a detailed review of local incubators, vc's and angels. Taught by Jon Funk, a 25-year LA vc veteran. See [link] (more