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Cheezburger Deal Spawned Out Of LA's TwiistUp

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and FAIL Blog web sites, apparently was spawned out of an introduction at last year's Twiistup technology conference, according to investor the Foundry Group. Foundry Managing Director Brad Feld and Huh were both on a panel at Twiistup together.

LA Startups Gather At Twiistup

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Los Angeles area startups and would-be entrepreneurs were gathered Thursday as a part of the annual Twiistup technology conference, being held at the Skirball Center. twiistup twiistup8 venture capital startup pitch conference funding fundraising technology high tech silicon valley

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Twiistup 8 | Presented Live by TechZulu

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TechZulu has been involved with Twiistup for quite some time now. Entrepreneurship Events News Startup Addroid Angel List Badgeville BetterWorks Chromatik Clover Frugal Foodie Graphight Jim Andelman Matt Thompson Microsoft Naval Ravikant Nevolution Paige Craig Rincon Venture Partners Scott Sangster Sharethrough Sonic Angel TechCoast Angel Twiistup WaneloWe love startups, entrepreneurs and being able to bring you all the lastest in the startup community.

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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. The 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. Other companies who pitched at the event included Aadroid , Badgeville , Foodme , Nevolution , Sharethrough , Sonicangel , and Wanelo.

David Cohen | Lessons Learned From Doing More Faster

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David opened up Twiistup 8 with a great talk on building an entrepreneurial community, and how you could start your own in whatever city you may be located. Business Culture Entrepreneurship Events Funding Startup Video David Cohen Launchpad LA Startups TechStars TechStars Network Twiistup Twiistup 8David Cohen is the founder and CEO of TechStars, a mentorship-driven seed stage investment program for Internet startups.

Foodme.com | I am Hungry and Want a Deal NOW!

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John Delacruz and his startup Foodme.com presented a Twiistup 8 and was almost as impressive as the mini cupcakes at their booth. Events Mobile Retail & Consumers Social Media Startup Video applications coupons Deals foodme.com groupon idealab john delacruz TwiistupThe startup fills a need in the market by connecting restaurants to patrons in real time. Visit TechZulu for full story.

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SonicAngel | Music Industry Reinvented

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At Twiistup 8 Bart Becks (prior CEO os Belgacom Skynet) took the stage to present SonicAngel, a startup that is challenging the current music industry business model. Arts & Entertainment Events New Media Startup Twiistup Video a&r bart becks crowd sourcing fanshare lords of acid music industry nokia theater Praga Khan prefunded sonicangel

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Friday, July 31, 2009 -- Twiistup 6. Twiistup connects people from technology, media, and entertainment. Our events features an eclectic stage agenda representing leading innovators and 10 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 hot in tech. Unlike traditional conferences, Twiistup mixes it up with tunes, video, beverages, swag and the unexpected.

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Thursday, July 30, 2009 -- Twiistup 6. Twiistup connects people from technology, media, and entertainment. Our events features an eclectic stage agenda representing leading innovators and 10 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 hot in tech.

It Takes a Village to GROW and Nurture Innovation

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Then there are the professional service providers, the coworking spaces, and the networking events that tie everyone together. It’s happening this August 14-16, and trust me – it’s an event you don’t want to miss.

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Addroid | Cost Effective Video Banner Ads

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Matt Cooper (CEO of Neoganda) took the stage at Twiistup 8 in the most unforgettable presentation of the day. Advertising & PR Events New Media Startup Twiistup Video Addroid ads b2b banner ads Flash matt cooper neoganda Twiistup8 YouTubeThe presentation brought down the house and ended in a standing ovation because of Coop’s hilarity and entertaining way of presenting Addroid his new startup. Visit TechZulu for full story.

Can The Next Big Tech Company Be Built In LA?

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During Twiistup 8 a panel moderated by Jason Nazar (DocStoc) and joined by panelist David Travers (Rustic Canyon), Brian Norgard (Namesake), Fouad ElNaggar (Redpoint) and Demian Sellfors (Media Temple), spoke about if the next big tech company could be built in Los Angeles? Business Culture Entrepreneurship Events Startup Video Brian Norgard David Travers Demian Sellfors DocStoc Fouad ElNaggar Jason Nazar Media Temple Namesake Redpoint Ventures Rustic Canyon Partners Twiistup Twiistup 8

Jason Nazar On Startups, Execution, and Hiring

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Jason Nazar is CEO of Santa Monica-based Docstoc (www.docstoc.com), the online document sharing site, and a fixture at Los Angeles technology events. jason nazar docstoc interview twiistup entrepreneurship startup entrepreneur small business documents professional twiistup8

Social, Non-Anonymous, Public Feedback | Farhad Mohit

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Advertising & PR Entrepreneurship Events Mobile News Retail & Consumers Startup Video applications BizRate Gripe ShopZilla Twiistup Twiistup 8Farhad Mohit speaks on the implications of becoming non-anonymous. People for years have been giving feedback or even complaining about issues but for the most part never get resolved, because 9 times out of 10 they are submitted anonymously. Visit TechZulu for full story.

TZ Startup Hot Seat | Brian Mullins & Team Daqri

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Entrepreneurship Events New Media Retail & Consumers Startup Twiistup Video applications a&r Augmented reality Brian Mullins Daqri Elon Musk Mark Zuckerberg Spotlight LA Tech Steve JobsThis weeks TZ Startup Hot Seat features the team at Daqri. Brian Mullins and team agreed to answer our questions and tell us why Daqri will change the Augmented Reality space. Visit TechZulu for full story.

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Networking Events in Los Angeles and Southern California

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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. CalTech MIT Enterprise Forum – Great events on various topics – there's one this Saturday that would be great to go to.

Twiistup's New Owners Revealed

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The new owners of Los Angeles technology event Twiistup , which is now being managed by Francisco Dao, have finally come out, almost a year after the popular technology networking and conference was sold by Mike Macadaan.

Twiistup Names Showoffs

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Twiistup , the Los Angeles area technology conference run by Francisco Dao, has named its last two showoffs for the event later this month, Collecta and YourVersion. The firm said that the list of companies presenting at the event also include Geodelic, Lunch.com, Mingly, nsyght, NutshellMail, qlipso, Ranker, and Rippol. Tags: event conference showoff technology twiistup

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.

Raise a glass with TechZulu & New Media Vault at Drai’s Hollywood

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Events News anniversary BlogWorld CES dealmaker Dealmaker Media DEMO Digital LA drais Hollywood Mindshare new media vault party south by southwest interactive Spotlight SXSW TechCrunch TechCrunch Disrupt techcrunch50 TechZulu TechZulu Live Twiistup w hotelThat's right. We all work hard, now it's time to play hard. TechZulu is turning three and we couldn't think of a better place to celebrate than the exclusive nightclub, Drai's Hollywood.

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Twiistup Sold To New Owner

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Twiistup , the popular Los Angeles technology showcase and networking event started by Mike Macadaan, is announcing today that the event has been sold to a undisclosed, private investor. According to Twiistup, it will expand beyond its showoff events to include a full conference agenda, and also be expanding to similar events in other cities. The event's new producer for the events is Francisco Dao.

ExpenseBay Takes Twiistup

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Los Angeles-based ExpenseBay scored the top award--a Lego trophy--at last week's Twiistup startup showcase event, rising above 11 other startups looking to strut their stuff to investors, angel investors, entrepreneurs, and others at the Universal Hilton on Thursday and Friday. Tags: expensebay twiistup contest

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Twiistup Selects Firms

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Twiistup , the technology and media networking event being held July 30 and 31st at the Universal Hilton, released its list of companies being featured at the event today, saying that it has picked 11 companies to present at the event. The firm said its "Showoffs," who have the opportunity to show their companies to attendees at the event, include 4 Northern California firms, one New York firm, and six companies from the Los Angeles area.

Twiistup Goes Upscale With The Retreat

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Twiistup , known for its lavish Los Angeles technology networking conferences, announced today that it has launched a new, invite-only event called The Retreat. According to Twiistup, the new event will be co-hosted by by David Hornik of August Capital and Andy Sack of The Founder's Co-op , and will be limited to 85 people by invitation or application only. The event is scheduled for Dana Point, June 16-18th.

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.

Attention Startups! Twiistup Heads To New York

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Then you should definitely give the Twiistup NY-Startup Summit a look. If you have a great idea and have some specs that is perfect and just what Twiistup is looking for. More information will become available as we draw closer to the event and you can check it out here.

Twiistup 007: Date, Speakers, Early Bird Special

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Today Twiistup has announced it official date of January 28th 2010 and an awesome lineup of its first confirmed speakers. You can see some of the past Twiistup's we have covered here: Week of Twiistup 6: Interviews, Talks, Panels, and Pics. Twist And Shout for Twiistup 5.

Local Event Organizers Need to Adopt Social Media

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A while ago I posted about Secret for Networking at Events - Prenetworking where I recommended that people should look at who's attending the event prior to going to the event in order to make their networking more effective. Since I posted on this and since I've been using this approach for quite a while, it has become pretty obvious that part of the reason that old school organizations / event producers are not getting the value of providing this kind of list.

Will You Be In The Retreat? Twiistup's New Executive Conference

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Twiistup just announced a new "Ultimate Executive Conference" to be held at a 5-Diamond resort in Dana Point, CA. Here is the email from Twiistup Producer Francisco Dao : "We're excited to announce a very special event called The Retreat. What is the Retreat?

Twiistup 007: Final Showoff's Additional Speakers and TZ Discount

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Twiistup is just 2 weeks away and there have been a whole slew of announcements within these past few days. And now what you have all been waiting for.the TechZulu Twiistup discount. Twiistup 007 Speaker List: Peter Guber. Twiistup 007 Showoff's: .

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. Before the event I wanted to find out what I could about the students. Also, asking is not appropriate at a marquee conferences like TechCrunch50, DEMO, Twiistup and the like.

Los Angeles Startup Weekend August 2011 | The Complete Breakdown

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Coming hot off the coat tail of earlier this year’s Startup Weekend LA where Zaarly launched, this LASW was nothing less than amazing and as someone put, one of the best tech events in LA they had ever been to. What a weekend!

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Insights and Opinions: GRP's Suster On How Not To Suck On Presentations

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For our Insights and Opinions section today, we have a piece from GRP Partners' Mark Suster , who--after watching and judging pitches at last week's Twiistup event--gives some hints and tips about how not to suck at presentations.