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Cheezburger Deal Spawned Out Of LA's TwiistUp

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and FAIL Blog web sites, apparently was spawned out of an introduction at last year's Twiistup technology conference, according to investor the Foundry Group. Foundry Managing Director Brad Feld and Huh were both on a panel at Twiistup together.

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. chromatik twiistup twiistup8 music learning award startup entrepreneur showoffThe 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.

Twiistup 8 | Presented Live by TechZulu

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TechZulu has been involved with Twiistup for quite some time now. 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 WaneloWe love startups, entrepreneurs and being able to bring you all the lastest in the startup community.

Focus On The Second Act | Suneel Gupta Twiistup 8

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Business Development Entrepreneurship Startup Video groupon Suneel Gupta Twiistup Twiistup 8Suneel 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. Visit TechZulu for full story.

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Friday, July 31, 2009 -- Twiistup 6. Twiistup connects people from technology, media, and entertainment. Unlike traditional conferences, Twiistup mixes it up with tunes, video, beverages, swag and the unexpected. Our events features an eclectic stage agenda representing leading innovators and 10 startups chosen to showoff their products and services to influential bloggers, fellow tech-heads, investors, the media and those interested in learning about whats hot in tech.

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Thursday, July 30, 2009 -- Twiistup 6. Twiistup connects people from technology, media, and entertainment. Unlike traditional conferences, Twiistup mixes it up with tunes, video, beverages, swag and the unexpected.

David Cohen | Lessons Learned From Doing More Faster

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

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. Events Mobile Retail & Consumers Social Media Startup Video applications coupons Deals foodme.com groupon idealab john delacruz TwiistupThe startup fills a need in the market by connecting restaurants to patrons in real time. Visit TechZulu for full story.

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

Twiistup 007

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Thursday, January 28, 2010 -- Twiistup 007. See [link] (more

Jason Nazar On Startups, Execution, and Hiring

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Nazar--who moderated a panel on the venture capital industry in Los Angeles at Twiistup 8 yesterday, and who is considered by many to be one of the key "super connectors" in the LA technology community--took a few minutes with us to give his advice to startup entrepreneurs.

Twiistup's New Owners Revealed

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The new owners of Los Angeles technology event Twiistup , which is now being managed by Francisco Dao, have finally come out, almost a year after the popular technology networking and conference was sold by Mike Macadaan. Tags: twiistup owner angel investor francisco conference

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. Advertising & PR Events New Media Startup Twiistup Video Addroid ads b2b banner ads Flash matt cooper neoganda Twiistup8 YouTubeThe 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. Visit TechZulu for full story.

It Takes a Village to GROW and Nurture Innovation

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People like Mike Macadaan , who came down from San Francisco to throw professionally-produced Twiistup events showcasing our budding startups and Francisco Dao who turned them into full-blown conferences.

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.

Twiistup 5

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Thursday, February 12, 2009 -- Twiistup 5. An alternative to traditional networking events, Twiistup mixes it up with tunes, video, bites, beverages, prizes, swag and the unexpected. Our events feature several startups chosen to 'showoff' their products and services to influential bloggers, fellow tech-heads, investors, the media and those interested in learning about what?s s hot in tech.

Twiistup Names Showoffs

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Twiistup , the Los Angeles area technology conference run by Francisco Dao, has named its last two showoffs for the event later this month, Collecta and YourVersion. Tags: event conference showoff technology twiistup The firm said that the list of companies presenting at the event also include Geodelic, Lunch.com, Mingly, nsyght, NutshellMail, qlipso, Ranker, and Rippol.

ExpenseBay Takes Twiistup

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Los Angeles-based ExpenseBay scored the top award--a Lego trophy--at last week's Twiistup startup showcase event, rising above 11 other startups looking to strut their stuff to investors, angel investors, entrepreneurs, and others at the Universal Hilton on Thursday and Friday. Tags: expensebay twiistup contest

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Twiistup Selects Firms

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Twiistup , the technology and media networking event being held July 30 and 31st at the Universal Hilton, released its list of companies being featured at the event today, saying that it has picked 11 companies to present at the event. Twiistup's events, which are popular with Los Angeles startups, have previously offered a different take on technology conferences, with the last event being a late night event held at a private hangar at the Santa Monica airport.

TZ Startup Hot Seat | Brian Mullins & Team Daqri

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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 JobsThis weeks TZ Startup Hot Seat features the team at Daqri. Brian Mullins and team agreed to answer our questions and tell us why Daqri will change the Augmented Reality space. Visit TechZulu for full story.

Twiistup Sold To New Owner

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Twiistup , the popular Los Angeles technology showcase and networking event started by Mike Macadaan, is announcing today that the event has been sold to a undisclosed, private investor. According to Twiistup, it will expand beyond its showoff events to include a full conference agenda, and also be expanding to similar events in other cities. Twiistup said its next event will be in July. Tags: twiistup technology networking event merger acquisition events conference

Twiistup 6 Highlights

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Twiistup 6 has come to an end. Out is the “cocktail only&# Twiistup and in is the new format of a conference that should take its rightful place on the national technology calendar. I believe that Twiistup is now a platform from which to grow and highlight what is uniquely LA.

Twiistup Goes Upscale With The Retreat

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Twiistup , known for its lavish Los Angeles technology networking conferences, announced today that it has launched a new, invite-only event called The Retreat. According to Twiistup, the new event will be co-hosted by by David Hornik of August Capital and Andy Sack of The Founder's Co-op , and will be limited to 85 people by invitation or application only. Tags: twiistup thelobby theretreat technology networking conference exclusive david hornick august

Raise a glass with TechZulu & New Media Vault at Drai’s Hollywood

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Events News anniversary BlogWorld CES dealmaker Dealmaker Media DEMO Digital LA drais Hollywood Mindshare new media vault party south by southwest interactive Spotlight SXSW TechCrunch TechCrunch Disrupt techcrunch50 TechZulu TechZulu Live Twiistup w hotelThat's right. We all work hard, now it's time to play hard. TechZulu is turning three and we couldn't think of a better place to celebrate than the exclusive nightclub, Drai's Hollywood.

Attention Startups! Twiistup Heads To New York

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Then you should definitely give the Twiistup NY-Startup Summit a look. If you have a great idea and have some specs that is perfect and just what Twiistup is looking for. If you want to be a presenter at the Twiistup NY-Startup Summit apply here.

Twiistup 007: All Showoff Applicants Get A Demo Night

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Alright start-ups if you were hesitant for some reason about applying for Twiistup this should give you that extra umph! Twiistup Just announced that it has added a demo night for all showoff applicants. Twist And Shout for Twiistup 5. Relive the Magic of Twiistup 4.

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”. Visit TechZulu for full story. News Retail & Consumers Startup Video App Store evernote mac store matt smith Matt Thompson Microsoft Nevolution software distribution windows 8 XP

Twiistup 007: Date, Speakers, Early Bird Special

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Today Twiistup has announced it official date of January 28th 2010 and an awesome lineup of its first confirmed speakers. You can see some of the past Twiistup's we have covered here: Week of Twiistup 6: Interviews, Talks, Panels, and Pics. Twist And Shout for Twiistup 5.

Twiistup 7: Talks, Interviews, and Startup Pitches

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Twiistup has been a great place for startups to get their name out there and we love giving them that extra boost from just offline to online. So without further delay TechZulu presents to you the winner of Twiistup 7.

Final Twiistup Agenda and Last Chance to Nab Tickets

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Today at 3pm PST is the final time for you to grab your Twiistup tickets at the $397 rate. They have also released their final agenda shown below: Twiistup 007 Agenda. 7:30 – Midnight: Twiistup 007 – Casino Royale Party.

Will You Be In The Retreat? Twiistup's New Executive Conference

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Twiistup just announced a new "Ultimate Executive Conference" to be held at a 5-Diamond resort in Dana Point, CA. Here is the email from Twiistup Producer Francisco Dao : "We're excited to announce a very special event called The Retreat. What is the Retreat? Who's in the Retreat?

Twiistup 007: Final Showoff's Additional Speakers and TZ Discount

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Twiistup is just 2 weeks away and there have been a whole slew of announcements within these past few days. And now what you have all been waiting for.the TechZulu Twiistup discount. Twiistup 007 Speaker List: Peter Guber. Twiistup 007 Showoff's: .

Insights and Opinions: GRP's Suster On How Not To Suck On Presentations

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For our Insights and Opinions section today, we have a piece from GRP Partners' Mark Suster , who--after watching and judging pitches at last week's Twiistup event--gives some hints and tips about how not to suck at presentations.

How to Not Suck at a Group Presentation

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This was evident at the Twiistup pre-event company pitch last week at UCLA. Also, asking is not appropriate at a marquee conferences like TechCrunch50, DEMO, Twiistup and the like. Most people suck at presenting to big groups.

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

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New Media Vault

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009 -- New Media Vault Twiistup Kickoff Party! This month we're getting prepped for two days of Twiistup excitement. Two times a year, Twiistup brings together Los Angeles' technology, media and entertainment communities, but unlike traditional conferences, Twiistup mixes it up with tunes, video, beverages, swag and the unexpected.

Tsavo Loses Macadaan

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Macadaan is well known in the Los Angeles technology community for creating and running Twiistup, the popular Los Angeles technology networking and startup showcase event. Tags: tsavo mike macadaan twiistup executive content Santa Monica-based Tsavo , the online media company which owns Manolith, Twirlit, Kidglue, and Nibbledish, has lost its Vice President of Product and Design, Mike Macadaan.

TotSpot, Cogi Get Spotlight

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The Los Angeles technology crowd turned out in full for last week's Twiistup 5 event--a showcase for startups looking for exposure and funding--with over 1,000 attendees at a private aircraft hangar at the Santa Monica airport. Tags: technology totspot startup twiistup twiistup5 angeles networking event cogi