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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. You can register for the event at Digital Family Reunion.

USC Startup Weekend | Complete Breakdown

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We had MBAs, undergrads, engineers, designers, and visitors from all throughout the LA tech scene participate in the event. Considering that for this event, we had over 100 students on the waitlist, I’m sure the next USC Startup Weekend will be a huge hit. 54 hours. 70+ students.

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LAUNCH Conference Tops $1M In Prizes


The LAUNCH Conference , the technology startup launch conference organized by Mahalo CEO Jason Calacanis, has just surpassed $1 million in prizes, Calacanis said Tuesday afternoon. The conference--which has been stacking up prizes all month--said that angel investor and entrepreneur Bill Lee has committed to invest $100,000 as part of the conference, bringing the total prizes to $1,039,000 in prizes and investments for companies presenting at the event.

Startup Weekend LA | Recap February 2012

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Startup Weekend LA has grown to become a very special event here in Los Angeles. This past SWLA (February 24-26) was like non other and the 5th event to take place at Coloft here in Santa Monica. Wow — what a weekend.

Managing Online Communities

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Jason Calacanis, CEO of Mahalo, will broadcast "This Week in Start-Ups" live from the event and his guests will be community experts Peter Hirshberg, chairman of The Conversation Group and Michael Jones, COO of MySpace. Wednesday, September 23, 2009 -- Managing Online Communities. Digital Family Summit.

A Conversation with Eric Ries

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In a very special Lean LA event, serial entrepreneur Jason Calacanis from Mahalo and This Week in Startups will interview Eric Ries live on stage at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. Thursday, September 15, 2011 -- A Conversation with Eric Ries. Los Angeles Lean Startup Circle. Eric not only created the term "Lean Startup", he has sparked a movement that is changing the way people think about startups.

Open Angel Forum Expands To Seattle


The Open Angel Forum , the angel investment group started by Jason Calacanis , the CEO of Santa Monica-based Mahalo , is expanding into Seattle with a new event in November. Sack said the forum will hear from six startup companies at the event for the Seattle chapter.

Tech Cocktail

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They also have a growing tech culture in Los Angeles and its adjacent cites like Santa Monica, West Hollywood and Beverly Hills as companies like Demand Media, MySpace and more recently Hulu, Mahalo, Callfire, DocStoc and BetterWorks have staked claim to the area. The event will offer a cocktail event atmosphere for tech enthusiasts a place to connect with the local tech companies, entrepreneurs and more established LA companies. Tuesday, May 24, 2011 -- Tech Cocktail.

Open Angel Forum Eyes Boston


The Open Angel Forum , the new angel investment group started by Mahalo's Jason Calacanis, has set its eyes on Boston for a new chapter of the group. According to the OAF, it has set up an event in Boston for June 18th, where it will look to bring together 5 startups with angels and service providers.

Open Angel Forum Expands To Colorado


The Open Angel Forum , the new angel investment group run by Mahalo's Jason Calacanis , is expanding into Colorado with a new event, the group said Friday. The Colorado chapter is being headed up by David Cohen of TechStars , a Boulder-based incubator and Internet seed investment effort by local Colorado angels and venture investors.

Layoffs Hot Keyword for Second Half of January 2009


Last month we Launched Los Angeles Tech and in the announcement we provide the Hot List for the first half of January 2009. This hot list is based on various social signals of what people are writing about, reading, bookmarking, searching, etc. You can go to the Hot List post to see what was hot then. But, in running it now for the second half of January, the keyword that popped to the top was: Layoffs And this is definitely a sign of the times.

SMCLA Takes On Google Analytics LIve

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TechZulu will be streaming SMCLA: Going Goo Goo Over Google Analytics, live from the Mahalo Office in Santa Monica. Here is some info on the event: Confused by Analytics? Want to know if your tweet really made a difference in your company’s bottom line?

Characteristics of Successful Entrepreneurs with Jason Calacanis - Startups Uncensored #12

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We are joined this month by Jason Calacanis the CEO of Mahalo , co-founder of Weblogs Inc and publisher of Sillcon Alley Reporter. These events are put on in conjunction with our friends at DealMaker Media. TO SIGN UP FOR THIS EVENT, CLICK HERE.

Guide to the LA Startup Community

SoCal Delicious

What are the best startup events in LA? It’s been my experience that the more focused and intimate events far ‘out-perform’ (however you’d like to characterize it) the mega-conferences. As of June 2008 Jason is now CEO and Founder of Mahalo, Inc. ,

Story Crawler


Eventvue (We use them for MOTM and Digital Family events. It’s a great event based social network, and they have a new app called “Discover&# I’m excited to use. Essential for an event promoter.

Twiistup 6 Highlights

Both Sides of the Table

We are also home to DemandMedia (Richard Rosenblatt) and Mahalo (Jason Calacanis). The closing event was the filming of a live version of Jason Calacanis’ “This Week in Start-Ups” (appropriately named TWiST – episode is here ). ExpenseBay Wins Showoff.