BLANKSPACES Returns To Santa Monica's 2nd Street

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BLANKSPACES , one of the original, coworking facilities in Los Angeles, is returning to Santa Monica's 2nd Street, according to CEO Jerome Chang. blankspaces santa monica coworking startup space office temporary

TZ Tech Crawl Santa Monica | Round 3

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The Tech Crawl is back and in full swing heading to Santa Monica Silicon Beach area! A tour of some of the hottest Silicon Beach tech companies Santa Monica Edition. Where: Santa Monica, CA (Silicon Beach!). View TZ Tech Crawl Santa Monica in a larger map.

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WaiveCar Launches Ad Supported Car Sharing In Santa Monica, Venice

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In an unusual twist for the car sharing market, a new, Los Angeles startup-- WaiveCar --said today that it has launched a new, mobile phone-driven car sharing program in Santa Monica and Venice, which lets drivers drive cars for free.

Santa Monica Steps Into Airbnb Firestorm

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The City of Santa Monica, which over the last few years has earned itself the reputation as a technology startup friendly city--has just stepped into a major Internet firestorm, after the City Council cracked down on vacation rentals through Airbnb and other sites, banning renting out residences for less than 30 days, and forccing homeowners who rent out extra rooms--or even their couch--to get business licenses, and pay a 14% tax.

Esri Powers Pokemon Hunting Map From Santa Monica's Pokevision

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Pokevision is based in Santa Monica. Esri develops mapping software, heavily used in corporate GIS applications, but also now being used via APIs for many startup mapping app features. The company has been making a big outreach to the startup community in the past few years, an alternative to Google Maps and others.

BLANKSPACES Set To Bring New Coworking Space To Santa Monica

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Los Angeles-based BLANKSPACES , the coworking space run by Jerome Chang, is getting set to open up a second location in Santa Monica in the next week, along 2nd street. tech high entrepreneur startup location office coworking blankspaces

Famous Birthdays In Growth Mode

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Los Angeles-based Famous Birthdays , which operates an online service which lets you look up the birthdays of famous people, says it has now passed 13 million unique visitors, based on numbers from December. The company also says it now has a staff of 20 full-time staffers working out of its Santa Monica office. The startup, which recently relaunched its website to add video on its many profiles, is led by Evan Britton.

Mindshare LA Brings the Power of “Play” to Santa Monica

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In 2006, Douglas Campbell started Mindshare LA out of the downtown art colony The Brewery. I was bored with bar scene, and started an informal party with talks downtown called Mindshare,” said Campbell. Campbell said the process of coming up with themes is purely organic.

Real Office Centers In Santa Monica To Shut Down

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Real Office Centers , the co-working space in Santa Monica--and one of the center of Silicon Beach's technology industry--has lost its lease, and will be shutting down , after a legal battle with landlord Hudson Pacific Properties. The property on Arizona Avenue was previously Google's Santa Monica headquarters. technology startups beach silicon legal lease monica santa centers office real

BusinessWeek: Santa Monica, Irvine Top Cities For Startups

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An article in this month's BusinessWeek names Santa Monica number three, and Irvine number four, on its list of top 10 cities for startups. The article cites Santa Monica's density of technology and digital media companies, and Irvine's workforce, University of California campus, and office parks in its rankings. Tags: businessweek santa monica irvine startup jobs

Blackbird Links Santa Monica, Palm Springs

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A new, air travel startup, Blackbird , said today that has launched new service between Santa Monica and Palm Springs, part of a expansion of the startup beyond its Bay Area roots. According to Blackbird, the startup, regional air service offers up flights starting at $124, and hopes to serve such destination which aren't well served by commercial airlines, such as Santa Monica and Palm Springs.

ParkMe Formally Launches In LA, Santa Monica

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Parkme , the Santa Monica-based startup which provides smartphone users with real-time, parking information, said today that it has formally launched its services in btoh Santa Monica and Los Angeles. auto time real realtime parking angeles monica santa parkme

ParkMe Launches Real-Time Parking Solutions For LA & Santa Monica Drivers

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He said, “Circling around for an open spot not only drives people crazy, it can generate up to 30 percent of traffic congestion in busy areas. The post ParkMe Launches Real-Time Parking Solutions For LA & Santa Monica Drivers appeared first on TechZulu.

TYLT Labs' New Seed Fund And The Promise Of Silicon Beach

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There seems to a perpetual shortage of local venture capital investors in the region, despite the huge growth in startup activity here, particularly along Silicon Beach. How did you guys end up working together on investments? A few years back, I started looking at angel investing.

Naki Laundry Debuts In Santa Monica With Tech Friendly Laundry Service

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In the latest services-meets-smartphone service to launch in the Los Angeles area, a new startup, Naki Laundry , said today that it has launched its service in Santa Monica, letting the tech set use their smartphone or the web to get their laundry cleaned. Naki Laundry''s service includes both an iPhone app as well as an Android app, and launched a pilot in Santa Barbara in September.

TaskUs Plans Move To New Office At Santa Monica Airport

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Santa Monica-based business process outsourcing provider TaskUs , which has been one of Southern California's fastest growing, tech related companies in the last few years, said on Wednesday that it is moving its headquarters to a space at the Santa Monica airport. TaskUs is led by CEO Bryce Maddock, and helps outsource many of the back office tasks of both local startups as well as larger companies.

GumGum Makes Images Profitable for Publishers

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Photos that are prime real estate and have never been monetized before, until one very ambitious Silicon Beach startup, GumGum , recognized the opportunity and created the first and largest in-image advertising platform, and an entirely new market. Think about how many images are on the web.

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Electricitybilling.com Sets Up Shop In Santa Monica

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Australian cloud billing software developer Electricitybilling.com says that it has set up a new office in Santa Monica, to provide West Coast coverage in the United States. According to the cloud software provider, it selected Santa Monica due to the quality of the talent in the region, and the similar culture to Australia. CEO is Morgan Duncan, who will be based in Santa Monica.

Silicon Beach Fest June 2013 Keynote and Accelerator Panel Highlights

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Whether you were a startup, an investor, a blogger, a fashionista, or someone just curious about what is happening in Santa Monica aka “Silicon Beach,” the recent Silicon Beach Fest had something for everyone which included panels, parties and more.

CoFoundersLab Matches Entrepreneurs Scientifically

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The biggest culprit to a startup failure is a dysfunctional founding team. based startup CoFoundersLab has addressed this issue by taking the guesswork out of matchmaking by introducing scientific methods, deep research and algorithms that have proven to lead to successful matches.

Digest 5/9-15: Hyperloop One’s Big Week; uBeam Accusations; Snapchat Moves into Santa Monica

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Silicon Beach Startup 101 (-5/20). Startups in the Sky. SNAPCHAT Expands into New Offices at Santa Monica Airport ( link ). Manager IRVING AZOFF to YouTube: Pay Up ( link ). Startup Grind Hosted Jason Nazar.

Google Hiring Frenzy Skips SoCal, So Far

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A examination of Google's posted jobs in Santa Monica and Irvine on Friday show that there are only about 32 positions listed for those locations. Google has offices in Santa Monica, and recently leased 100,000 square feet in Venice.

Santa Monica New Tech @ Cross Campus

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016 -- Santa Monica New Tech @ Cross Campus. We present Santa Monica New Tech -- the city’s longest-running showcase for hot, young startup-flavored businesses. link] (more

TechZulu Final Friday at ROC Santa Monica (#TZFF)

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For those unfamiliar, Held the last Friday of every month, TechZulu Final Fridays (#TZFF) are a creative blend between mentorship, networking event, startup showcase, and community celebration. Startups Apply Here. Santa Monica, CA 90401.

2016 Silicon Beach Startup Fair [ SANTA MONICA ]

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STARTUPS! Or, if your startup is already dominating the market, do you want to thank your customers in a special way? The 2016 Silicon Beach Startup Fair will give you that opportunity. Do you struggle connecting with your users or gathering mission critical data that will determine your products success? Get face to face with your everyday users. Yes, USERS , not other techies. The users that will do your word of mouth advertising and evangelize your product

TECHSPO LA 2016 Technology Expo [ SANTA MONICA ]

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Looking for a job at a startup? TECHSPO LA is a four day technology expo taking place June 13 – 16, 2016 at the luxurious Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, Santa Monica, California in the heart of Silicon Beach. WHERE BUSINESS, TECH AND INNOVATION COLLIDE IN LA. Are you an early adopter of tech products? Covering the Los Angeles tech scene for a publication? Looking to invest in the next Facebook? Or just a plain old tech enthusiast?

Silicon Beach Startup 101 Course [ SANTA MONICA ]

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Silicon Beach Startup 101 Course. A comprehensive course on how to build a successful startup from A to Z. Created by Santa Monica New Tech. Where: Santa Monica. Overview: Over the course of 5 days, you will learn not only what an MVP, proof of concept, go-to-market strategy, and user experience design are, but also learn to pitch, meet with real investors and mentors and learn from already successful startups. 5 Successful Startups.

VideoAmp Grows In Santa Monica, Adds New VP

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Santa Monica-based VideoAmp , the developer of programmatic video advertising software, says it is expanding in Santa Monica, and has relocated to a new, 6,000 square foot office, plus hired a number of new executives. The startup, led by Ross McCray, said it has named Nick Chakalos as its Vice President of Global TV and Data Partnerships, and added Jessica Levine as Director of Advanced TV Sales.

The Techweek LA Rundown | Join Us!

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Kick off what will no doubt be an unforgettable Techweek experience in Los Angeles by joining investors, sponsors and the city’s top startup founders at the Kickoff Party. TechZulu is stoked to be partnering with TechWeek LA from November 17 – 23!

2015 LA Investor Startup Forecast

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TechZulu is excited to invite you to the 2015 Startup and Entrepreneur Forecast taking place Thursday, January 29 from 7 p.m. at the Dethrone Base Camp in Santa Monica. Our line-up of panelists include many of Southern California’s top VCs, Angels and Startup Accelerators.

At AngelHack Santa Monica, Teams Battle Sleep Deprivation, Nerves

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In Santa Monica, Hackathon first-timers and veterans all gathered at CrossCampus to hack almost 30 products within 24 hours. angelhack santa monica startup demo hackathon

Santa Monica New Tech

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6 new tech startup companies will present their products and technology (5 min demo+5 min QandA). Monday, December 31, 2012 -- SM New Tech Meetup November 2012 #SMNT5. See [link] (more

It’s A Launch! It’s A Tech Crawl! It’s Silicon Beach! | PromoJam 2.0 Launch at ROC

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What better way to start of the new year then with a joyous celebration. We’ve teamed up with PromoJam, Digital LA, The ROC and Silicon Beach LA to host the most epic 2013 Kick Off party with the Silicon Beach LA Tech Scene !! That’s right beacher’s!