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's product is still in alpha mode. 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.

Focus On The Second Act | Suneel Gupta Twiistup 8

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

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Thursday, February 10, 2011 -- Twiistup. More than just a conference, Twiistup is LA's biggest technology event. Twiistup combines a showcase for innovation, a platform for thought leaders and an audience of entrepreneurs, media and investors all wrapped in a unique, stylized environment that rivals a Hollywood production.

Twiistup

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011 -- Twiistup. More than just a conference, Twiistup is LA's biggest technology event. Twiistup combines a showcase for innovation, a platform for thought leaders and an audience of entrepreneurs, media and investors all wrapped in a unique, stylized environment that rivals a Hollywood production.

Twiistup 5

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Thursday, February 12, 2009 -- Twiistup 5. 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 An alternative to traditional networking events, Twiistup mixes it up with tunes, video, bites, beverages, prizes, swag and the unexpected.

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.

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. The bring your product to life. Establish the persona of the person who would be using your products. Tell us what their life is like without your product – how they struggle.

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

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At the same time, it offers software publishers of all sizes a uniquely efficient way to distribute their products. applications Entrepreneurship Funding News Retail & Consumers Startup Website Avenue Nevolution PC Twiistup Twiistup 8 Windows

Tsavo Loses Macadaan

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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. 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

The Challenges (& Opportunities) of Starting a Tech Company in LA

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I recently hosted a panel at the Twiistup Conference about LA tech companies. In the bay area it’s quite common for the entrepreneurs starting a company to be developers or technologists who can build the first versions of their products.

Interview with Fouad ElNaggar, Redpoint Ventures

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We're helping the entrepreneur, leveraging our network, introducing them to people, and helping them think about new products. The company is profitable and scaling super nicely, but even when guys are really bought into the product at the studio level, it takes time to close deals.

Los Angeles Startup Weekend August 2011 | The Complete Breakdown

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Some attendees came in a bit later on Sunday as they coded and designed throughout the previous night however everyone was “in the Loft” by mid-morning, along with other guests such as Paige Craig and Francisco Dao ( 50 Kings , Twiistup, and Writer at Fast Company). What a weekend!

Insights: The Challenges (& Opportunities) of Starting a Tech Company in LA

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I recently hosted a panel at the Twiistup Conference about LA tech companies. In the bay area it's quite common for the entrepreneurs starting a company to be developers or technologists who can build the first versions of their products.

The Best Entrepreneurs Are Hyper Competitive & Hate Losing

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Funnily enough I was at the Twiistup conference yesterday and I was chatting with an engineer whom I really like and he told me that he enjoyed reading this series but that now he wasn’t sure he was ready to see me because he wasn’t sure that he scored highly enough on all attributes.

Digital Revenue Expert – Vince Thompson

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Vince: Always On Paid Content TwiistUp DealMaker Events Digiday Events And many private events. More Visible Networking? this time with Vince Thompson. You’ve got a REALLY diverse background. What’s the short version? Vince: I’m an author, speaker and management consultant with a special expertise in online media sales. I started out as screenwriter, went into local television, ran ad sales in the west for AOL and joined Facebook in the companies very early days.

Interview with Rahul Sonnad, Geodelic

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Basically, we did that over the next five months, and we built out a really strong founding team with Keith Dutton from Shopzilla running the technical side and Ken Ng who was at Jamdat running the product and creative side.

Interview with Jerome Chang, BlankSpaces

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Jerome Chang: We have quite a variety of residents here, ranging from a lawyer, to real estate investors, to technology startups, to people in the entertainment industry, such as production firms, script writers, and filmmakers. Jerome Chang: An example: we have a four person production firm, which moved into our space in July, but found that had to increase to six people soon after.

Want to Start a Technology Company in LA?

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First, I’d like to quote (paraphrase) Brad Feld speaking at Twiistup in LA in 2009, “I keep hearing people in LA talking with a chip on their shoulders about building a tech business here relative to Silicon Valley. Los Angeles. People either love it our hate it.