Three LA Organizations Score Funding From Google For CS Education

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Three, local Los Angeles organizations -- DIY Girls , LA Maker Space , and Teens Exploring Technology (TXT), have scored nonprofit funding from Google, as part of the 2016 Google RISE Awards , according to the groups. All three groups help increase access to computer science (CS) for Los Angeles kis and youth. The three are among only 28 organizations, spread across 16 countries, to receive the prestigious award.

Events.com Aims To Connect Event Organizers, Consumers

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San Diego-based Events.com --founded by one of the co-founders of The Active Network--is hoping to make it easier for event organizers and event goers better plan and find events, the company said this week. The startup, led by Gregg Parise, said Wednesday that it has launched a brand new, mobile-first cloud application which helps market events through social media, monetize events with ticketing, and much more.

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Helping Startups Understand Salespeople & the Sales Culture

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there is a nascent industry to try and help you with this, too. Don’t get my wrong – a great looking product can really help support a sale. ” They want technical sales to help with customer objections. Sales people are the lifeblood of your organization.

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Gates Grant Helps Sirenas Extend Hunt for Drugs From Sea Organisms

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San Diego-based Sirenas , which has developed technology to rapidly isolate and synthesize potential drug compounds from marine organisms, said it has received a $775,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Uber Drivers In LA Try To Organize

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Los Angeles-based drivers for on-demand ride service Uber --with the help of the Teamsters--are looking to organize, according to a report from KPCC. uber angeles union teamster organize protest According to the report, around 500 drivers for Uber are holding a demonstration this morning in Santa Monica, in front of Uber''s offices here, to protest Uber''s treatment of drivers.

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Fans.lu Ties With Game Development Organization

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Los Angeles-based Fans.lu , a developer of an e-commerce storefront to help game companies sell merchandise such as shirts, hats, posters, and more directly to their gamer fans, said over the weekend that it has partnered with the International Game Developers Association (IGDA). is the brainchild of David Padula, Derek Padula, and Dave Delaney, who have created a platform to help developers monetize their games through merchandise sales.

How Classy Is Helping Nonprofits To Attract and Retain Supporters

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In the case of San Diego's Classy (www.classy.org), you get an extremely popular piece of software-as-a-service to help you manage a nonprofit and its fundraising efforts. Scott Chisolm: Classy started as a fundraising application for nonprofit organization.

At The Pool Redesigns Site, Rolls Out Groups For Organizations

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At The Pool , the Los Angeles-based social networking site focused on helping locals meet other locals, said Wednesday that it has launched a major, new site redesign, including adding the ability for local groups to create their own "pools".

Colony Logic: Helping The Enterprise Overcome Legacy Systems

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Andy Vogel: We''re essentially answering the basic question, if technology is supposed to make life simple, more organized, and more efficient, why it does not do that. Ultimately, we also offer up all the analytics to help them make better decisions for their business.

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How to Help Children With Chronic Illness

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The goal is to raise money to help children with chronic illness get ongoing instruction in sports, art, music or whatever endeavor would help them get fulfillment in life.

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The One Key Person That Will Help You Improve Sales

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In order for an organization to buy product it takes an individual who has a budget and is willing spent it on you or they have access to a group budget and are willing to fight for the resources to implement your solution. Not everybody who is nice or helpful to you is your “champion.”

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5 Design Apps to Help You Plan Home Renovations

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Luckily, you use design tools on your mobile device to help you with different aspects of renovations. Here are some design apps for that HGTV-like renovation project to help. The app allows you to plan and organize all your constructions projects.

How ContractSafe Wants To Help You Get Your Legal Docs In Order, With Ken Button

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To address that disaster, Ken Button and Randy Bishop�two veterans of the startup industry�created ContractSafe (www.contractsafe.com), a new online service aimed at helping companies to tame that mess and manage and store their contracts in the cloud. They're not well organized, they're hard to find, and companies are at risk of missing key dates.

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Guardian Circle Taps Your Social Network For Help In A Crisis

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Just having one of those days, when you need some help--ie your car broke down, you can't get to daycare to pick up your child, you've got a medical emergency? The company said that, unlike other "panic" apps and buttons, it instead relies on your circle of friends--rather than traditional government organizations, ie. 911--to provide help. guardian circle help panic button smartphone

Tips to Help you Think About Sales at Your Startup

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It’s the lifeblood of any organization and yet most startups don’t have any sales DNA on their teams. Sales. It’s important enough that I dedicate a tab on my blog to startup sales & marketing.

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How Tuition.IO Is Helping To Tame Student Debt, One Employee At A Time

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Santa Monica-based Tuition.IO (tuition.io) has s created a way for companies to both help their employees tackle that mound of student debt, as well as attract better and more loyal employees. It makes sense for employers to help their employees pay that years ahead of that, with this program.

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Social To-Do List iOS App WeDo Launches Out of Beta

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More specifically it allows users to track and complete tasks, get relevant reminders, and create and organize spaces for different groups of people. Customers have shared how much the communication function is helping them collaborate,” adds Mobrem.

TigerText's New Bot Helps Schedule Appointments, More

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Is a messaging "bot" the answer to helping to improve the quality of health care? According to TigerText, it has launched HealthBot , a new messagin application which can help healthcare organizations, insurance providers, and large pharmacy chains automated scheduling, provide information about drug interactions and side effects, provide medication reminders, and more.

How Planana Is Connecting Events To Sponsors, With Anna Sergeeva

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What is the biggest issue that local event organizers--health and family fairs, sports events, and so on--have? We talked with organizers, walked through events with them, and planned events ourselves, to understand and find the problem.

YP Launches New Organic SEO Service

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Los Angeles-based YP , which offers up online directories and services to help businesses get their companies online, has lauched a new offering, called ypWebsite Pro. According to YP, the new product will help local businesses earn top rankings in their organic search results. yellowpages organicYP runs the yellowpages.com site.

5 Tips to Becoming a More Customer Centric Organization

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Turn Your Organization Inside Out. As organizations we have become more open and I believe this is great for businesses and their customers. In the first 4 years of running BuildOnline we were an “Outside In&# organization. The Outside In organization had a one-way flow. So I started thinking about the “Inside Out&# organization. Customers, press and the market responded positively. ‘ Here are some steps in the Inside Out organization.

Activyst Wants to Change the World, One Girl at a Time Through Sports

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She attributes playing sports to helping her achieve in other areas of her life. Rock said, “These people (I met with) were really interesting people, high up in their organizations, and they said ‘That is really interesting — you should pursue that.

Collect, Organize, and Share on LoveIt | Interview with Ron LaPierre Co-Founder & CEO

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LoveIt is a site for individuals and groups to discover, collect, organize and share images they love in public or private collections. The feedback primarily fell into three categories: better ways to discover new content, better organization tools and the option to have private collections.

Duchenne Lessons: Advocates For Rare Spinal Disease Have Eyes on FDA

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They need help getting out of bed and getting dressed in the morning. In the next few months, Biogen (NASDAQ: BIIB ) and Ionis Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: IONS ) are expected to ask the FDA for approval of nusinersen , which is meant to help improve the motor function in SMA patients.

Help your employees to grow through their position.

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With some people you hire, you know you are just renting their services as they pass through your organization, aimed at a higher calling.

Helping Electric Vehicle Drivers Plug In Wherever They Are, With EV Connect

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At the end of the day, we help anyone and everyone with a parking lot to become fueling provider of the future. We''re helping hotels and hotel chains, and individual owners/operators of hotels to deploy, and ultimately manage their charging infrastructure, using our technology.

What Mattered in 2012: Kevin Winston, Digital LA

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Kevin Winston , is the organizer of Digital LA , the popular and widely attended networking organization for the Los Angeles startup, web, movie, music, marketing, and social media community. networking angeles 2012 review year organizer event digital digitalla winston kevin

Enrou: Combining Causes and Commerce To Help Improve The World

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Los Angeles-based Enrou (www.enrou.co) thinks it has a way--by connecting people with products that also help support international development and causes, via its own online marketplace. That''s where we entered the scene, as a platform for that particular type of organization.

TechZulu Presents 2012 Startup Forecast | Featuring Science, Tech Coast Angels, Amplify, StartEngine, upStart.LA

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OrangicStartup’s is a company that helps Internet startups start. Dan has helped his companies raise more than $50 million in venture and corporate financing. TechZulu is excited to invite you to the 2012 Startup and Entrepreneurial Forecast taking place on Tuesday Jan.

Tinder Launches Group Organization, Dating Features

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Tinder says its new platform is aimed at helping its users to plan their night out, letting users see who else is going out during an evening, what they are doing, and connect with other groups who have plans. Los Angeles-based Tinder said today that it has launched a new feature for its app, called Tinder Social , which will let its users plan group dates and get togethers.

Lytx Powers Driver Safety For Organic Food Distributor

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San Diego-based driver safety systems developer Lytx said this morning that natural and organic food distributor KeHe Distributors has been using its DriveCam video safety service. According to Lytx, KeHe is using its DriveCam video safety system to help its drivers stay engaged on driving, and has been since 2013, to cover its nearly 595 drivers and 489 vehicle fleet.

Interview with Jonathan Lehmann and James Chung, KarmaGoat

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Well, Los Angeles-based KarmaGoat (www.karmagoat.com) has figured out a way to help people get rid of those unwanted items they have--and provide those proceeds to charity. That gift of livestock can help families out of extreme poverty.

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Spotlight: LA Tech Judges and SuperDemo Bill Gross of Idealab!

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Alex previously helped lead the Proto Group at Idealab, working to determine the feasibility of new business ideas. OrangicStartup’s is a company that helps Internet startups start. I know you all have been dying to know who the Spotlight: LA Tech Winter SuperDemo is going to be.