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Los Angeles Startup Events


I recently posted about the Increase in Early-Stage Startup Activity in Los Angeles. In that post, I mentioned how one of the signals is the big increase in number of startup events and the number of attendees at those events. I realized that it has been a little while since I posted about the Los Angeles Startup Community and so needed to update my list of startup events that will be out of date almost before I finish publishing it.

Announcing the 2014 socalTECH 50: Southern California's Ones To Watch


This is our second year of creating our list of the top 50 people to watch in Southern California''s technology industry, and it was NOT an easy task. Thanks also to our sponsors (positions still open), who are making the event to celebrate our winners possible!

5 things Silicon Valley gets wrong about Southern California

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Events. Live at the Apple Event: iPad Mini (and more?). 10 New York City startups we’re crazy about. Apple event rumor round-up: iPad Mini, iPad 3.5, Events. Startups. Startups. 5 things Silicon Valley gets wrong about Southern California.

Event Honors Sky Dayton, Identifies SoCal's Tech and Innovation Leaders


C-Suite Quarterly has identified the top leaders in Southern California's technology industry, and is honoring them Wednesday evening at an event at the Viceroy in Santa Monica. southern california startups entrepreneurs csqmag event award

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How to Work with Lawyers at a Startup

Both Sides of the Table

If you’re a startup and you don’t have a close relationship with a few law firms you’re really missing one of the most important relationships that any entrepreneur can have. Many people start companies arse backwards. So it doesn’t have to be a small firm.

Southern California Accelerator Report Card: Q1 2013


There''s been a lot of activity over the past two years in the Southern California accelerator/incubator market, with numerous groups (Amplify, EvoNexus, K5, LaunchpadLA, MediaCamp, Science, StartEngine, and many, many others) looking to help entrepreneurs start and fund their companies.

The Complete Guide To Southern California Accelerators and Incubators, Part I


In recent months, a dozen accelerators and incubators have emerged in the Southern California area, looking to help take the new generation of technology startups to funding and beyond. Start Engine.

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Silicon Beach Fest Expands Event Lineup, Sets Keynotes


Silicon Beach--the self-appointed name that has been used to describe many parts of Southern California''s tech community, but which has seemed to have centered itself over Santa Monica and surrounding towns--has no shortage of events and conferences.

LA Tech Startup Innovators and Fun Facts

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That’s so yesterday. Today’s startup innovators come from about six hours south of Silicon Valley. Fun Fact: One of the most prominent figures from their firm, Mark Suster t, runs a blog startups follow religiously. Fun Fact: Get on the Startups Uncensored mailing list.

Networking Events in Los Angeles and Southern California


He talks about a bunch of the different networking events that occur in Los Angeles and other parts of Southern California. In his post, he mentions the following events / event organizers, and you should visit his post for a bit more on each of them. They put on great events. VentureNet – Great annual event by the Technology Council. AITP-LA – Monthly events. TechBizConnection – Orange County monthly events.

TechZulu Presents: The Annual Startup Forecast

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TechZulu is excited to invite you to the 2014 Startup and Entrepreneurial Forecast taking place on Tuesday Jan. We will have a line up of amazing panelist who will share their insights and forecast for startup trends in 2014.

Los Angeles Startup Community


I was just talking with someone who's new to Los Angeles and wanting to connect into the Los Angeles Startup Community. So, I promised I would create this post to help point them in the right direction. I will do my best to keep this up to date. Los Angeles Startup Community Posts/Articles Here are some interesting articles and posts on the ecosystem around startups in Los Angeles. I'd also recommend you subscribe to So Cal Tech Central.

Color's SoCal Connection: Peter Pham


Palo Alto-based Color , the new Silicon Valley startup developing mobile photo sharing and social networking software which appears to have gained unprecedented attention from the press this week at its launch, has a Southern California connection. The firm's SoCal connection?

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trueRSVP Takes On Online Event Planning


Los Angeles-based trueRSVP , a new startup founded by a trio of University of Southern California students, is launching today, looking to provide better online event planning. The startup, which is backed by OrganicStartup, the venture acceleration effort of angel investor Scott Sangster, said it is looking to provide real estimates of how many people will attend an event, increasing the accuracy of RSVPs.

Where to Find Venture Funding in Southern California

From the Venture Trenches

Over the past several years there have been a plethora of incubators and accelerators springing up all over southern California and particularly on the west side of Los Angeles. SoCal Tech. Networking, Events & Community.

Top 120 Startup Posts for 2010


Some really great stuff in 2010 that aims to help startups around product, technology, business models, etc. Steve Blank , January 25, 2010 10 Tips for Adding Game Mechanics to a Non-Gaming Service - ReadWriteStart , September 21, 2010 Startups & VCs: Learn How to Design, Market, & Eat Your Own. - Forum December 9th Lineup - Startup Houston , November 27, 2010 When to step on the gas and go for it? If you think so, please let me know what they are

Inspiring the Next Generation of Female Entrepreneurs

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Pocket Sun didn’t want to be the only girl in the room at startup conferences. So she started a conference for girls. Pocket shares her insights and stories with us: Why is female entrepreneurship so important and what inspired you to create SoGal?

First Ever Startup Weekend Orange County Live!

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As you all know TechZulu is a huge supporter of Startup Weekend, and when we had the chance to be part of the very first Orange County (my home town) Startup Weekend we jumped on board. Tonights Startup Weekend presentations are being judged by the following: Maneesh Goyal.

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

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TechZulu is excited to invite you to the 2012 Startup and Entrepreneurial Forecast taking place on Tuesday Jan. We have a line up of amazing speakers who will share their insights and forecast for startup trends in 2012. His passion has always been working with startups.

socalTECH: Nominate The 100 Up-And-Comers In Southern California's Tech Industry


Who are the top 100 up-and-coming individuals in Southern California''s technology industry? If you''d like to nominate an individual (not company) for this award, we''ve just started collecting your nominations online. Contact Robyn Dickson at for more details on sponsoring the award or the event. socaltech socaltech100 awards entrepreneurs startups

Surveying SoCal's M&A Landscape, with David Siemer


One of the most frequent questions from high tech startups is: where''s my exit? David Siemer: I''ll start with IPOs, something we don''t here. That''s true of many Southern California ad-tech companies. That''s why the IPO markets coming back is so critical.

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SoCal Heads to SXSWi | 2012 Panel Picking Guide

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The race to get your SXSWi panel to as many votes as possible so that you will be selected to present at the coming 2012 SXSW. TechZulu is helping the Southern California tech community out by listing all the great panels. Power Up Your Life thru Mobile Gamification (Velti).

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Silicon Beach at USC 2013 | Entrepreneurial Inspiration

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All in a room at the University of Southern California Silicon Beach Event on September 18th, 2013. Startup Pitch Competition. In the end, 3 startups were awarded prize money for their spectacular business ideas. Innovation, Technology, and Startups.

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Los Angeles Hosts the Oscars and the Tech.Co Startup Showcase


Whether it be renowned athletes looking to enjoy some sun in the off-season or movies stars basking in the glory of stardom in between takes, the number of recognizable faces in this southern California city can be too much for some fans to bear. startups wanting to get recognized, Tech.Co’s Startup Showcase in Los Angeles on July 26th is the perfect opportunity. Several startups have been selected to demo their products for other founders and entrepreneurs.

Startups Apply Now! TechZulu Week | April 24, 25, 26 #TZWeek

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Starting off in Santa Monica at ROC for a fireside chat with CBS Interactive, then heading to Westwood at UCLA for Spotlight: LA Tech, and ending at NextSpace / Amplify LA in Venice for TechZulu Final Friday. Cameron will share his experience on Search and Social Strategies for Start ups.

Miigle Revisited | A SoCal Startup With a Global Mission

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We recently sat down with Luc Berlin, co-founder of Miigle, a SoCal startup that has an aggressive global mission to bring entrepreneurs together from around the world. We followed up with Luc to see just how he’s been managing the entrepreneurial waters.

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Software Development Companies in Southern California


In a recent conversation with a fellow CTO, we lamented about the fact that while there's very active software development and web development going on in Southern California and West Los Angeles, yet there didn't seem to be as much of a community around it. Yes, there are some events around particular technologies. But where do the software development companies in Southern California congregate? Actually, there are some CFO events.

TZ Presents 2013 Startup Forecast

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TechZulu is excited to invite you to the 2013 Startup and Entrepreneurial Forecast taking place on Thursday Jan. We have a line up of amazing speakers who will share their insights and forecast for startup trends in 2013. Sponsorship Opportunities for Events, and other channels.

Join Us April 9 for REACH NEXT | A Launch Event!

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REACH will host a one day Pitch Show-Down on September 24, 2015 pitting the best startups against one and other in front of a panel of experts. Investors looking to connect with the top startups. Dinners : this is a curated crowd of who’s who in the SoCal tech.

The Talent Tourniquet | Making Los Angeles Startup Friendly

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But, despite these advantages, the region is finding itself in the unusual position of watching qualified graduates flee Southern California for the sheen of Silicon Valley, Seattle and Austin.

How to Hunt Programmers for Your Startup - A Field Guide


So, please take this in the spirit intended. The conversation centered around a founder who's key question is "Where Do I Find a Developer for My Startup?" Before You Hunt - Be Prepared But before I answer the core question, let me address a few up-front questions.

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Fight On!! | Startup Weekend USC Free Tech Tix Giveaway

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For all of you that’s always had ideas and never knew what to do with them, Startup Weekend is where you can make it happen! On Friday, September 28, University of Southern California is hosting Startup Weekend spearheaded by organizer, Kishan Patel.


Warner Launches Startup Accelerator In Los Angeles


It looks like there's a new startup accelerator in town today: MediaCamp , an entertainment-focused startup acceleration program backed by Turner Broadcasting, a division of Warner Bros. its 12 week program will provide mentorship, insights, and access to executives at Turner Broadcasting brands--including CNN, TNT, HLN, Cartoon Network and TBS--plus financial incentives to startups, with the first Academy happening sometime this spring.

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Story of a Startup Weekend Veteran | The Good, The Bad, and the UGLY!

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There are so many activities and events that have sprouted this year to support the thriving tech scene in Southern California. Startup Weekend is a 54-hour frenzy in which a group of strangers can come together to form a company and compete for prizes.

LAUNCH Fund Looks To Invest $200K In Startups


The LAUNCH Fund , the angel investment fund of Los Angeles angel and entrepreneur Jason Calacanis, is looking to invest $200,000 in startups who present at two of the events being run by Calacanis over the next couple of months, according to an announcement by Calacanis Tuesday. Calacanis is one of Southern California''s more active, and visible, angel investors. event events conference capital venture startup fund launch

Lifecrowd, EventUp Team Up


Two of the newest startups to emerge out of Southern California's technology and accelerator scene, Lifecrowd , and Eventup , are partnering, to join Lifecrowd's social activities site with Eventup's service to help people book exclusive private residences and locations for their events.

Be Great Fest | Celebrating Los Angeles’ Startup Ecosystem

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Meet the next generation of startup success stories at Be Great Fest in Los Angeles. Their mission: to support a charity, savor the hot SoCal nightlife, and transform Los Angeles into the startup capital of the world. Although the Startup Genome Project named Los Angeles the No.

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At “The Vine,” Developer Builds a Vertical Campus for Tech Startups


In downtown San Diego, a private real estate company best known for its master-planned communities in suburban Southern California has posed some existential questions for regional tech hubs looking to build their own startup ecosystems.

Startup Opportunities in SoCal


On Ben Kuo's blog, he posted about Entrepreneurs in Southern California and pointed to a post by Will Johnson, a Southern California entrepreneur and blogger. Will's post talks about lack of interest in working for startups here in Southern California, saying: we probably’d don’t have the: a) same support infrastructure (meet-ups, networking events, etc.); willing to go work for startup companies.

Insights and Opinions: 13 Tips For Tech Startup Founders


For our Insights and Opinions section today, Sean Callahan--who co-founded Plixi, and is now working on SlimSurveys --gives thirteen tips for tech startup founders. Building a successful tech startup in Southern California isn't easy, but it's sure a beautiful place to start your next venture.

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