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Apply to upStart.LA’s January Program

upStart.LA is a startup accelerator based in Los Angeles that helps tech entrepreneurs get their business up and running. Their program is an intensive three-month program and provides up to $18,000 of seed capital, extensive mentorship and a shared work environment to help entrepreneurs go from idea to product to fundable business.

upStart.LA is currently accepting applications for it’s January program. Applications will be looked at on a rolling basis. They urge you to get your applications in earlier so that their team has more time to evaluate and ask any follow on questions.

Apply to upStart.LA


Let’s Do is a new startup that answers the question, “Where should we go?” The Let’s Do team solves these problems by helping you discover what to do and who to meet. Their platform allows you to create your own dinner party for friends or go to an event knowing you have shared interests with the people already going. 
Visit Let’s Do today and make your plans for this weekend. 

Let’s Do is a new startup that answers the question, “Where should we go?” The Let’s Do team solves these problems by helping you discover what to do and who to meet. Their platform allows you to create your own dinner party for friends or go to an event knowing you have shared interests with the people already going. 

Visit Let’s Do today and make your plans for this weekend. 


gdgt live comes to Los Angeles on October 28th!

gdgt is coming to LA! For the first time, gdgt is hosting their event in LA at Club Nokia on Friday, October 28th. 

When: Friday, October 28th, 2011 from 7pm – 10pm
Where: Club Nokia, 800 West Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles
Who: Over 20 of the hottest brands in tech. See who will be there!
How: This event is free, all-ages, and open to the public. Invite your friends!


If you’re an LA startup, gdgt is giving away a Silver level sponsorship valued at $2,500 to one lucky company. That package includes a table at the event and all the branding and buzz that accompanies showcasing live at gdgt. 

Here’s how to enter:

  • Submit a 100 word description of: your gadget, app, service, etc.; why your startup would be a great addition to gdgt live in LA; a link to your website.
  • The deadline is Friday, October 14th at midnight.
  • Email entries to events@gdgt.com
  • The winner will be selected by members of team gdgt and announced on the gdgt blog on October 17th.
gdgt is free to the public and is appropriate for all ages. RSVP Today

At the Helm: Women in Biz 2011

At the Helm: Women in Business is a unique event for women in business that will be held all day October 29th.  Entrepreneurs, small business owners, and community leaders from across the Los Angeles area are invited for a powerful, inspiring day of learning and business growth.

The ATH event will bring together a diverse group of influential decision makers from around Los Angeles. The speakers will be a top-flight group of professionals and thought leaders whose expertise runs the gamut from sales & marketing to personal & business finance, as well as health and legal mavens.

Topics to be covered include: 

  • Business ownership overview - what it takes to make it
  • Personal and business money matters
  • How to protect yourself, your ideas, and your business
  • How to attract your ideal clients utilizing your personal style and branding
  • Being a great boss (whether to one or many!)
  • Visibility - Branding, image and the public face of your business

At the Helm will be hosted at the NextSpaceLA offices in Culver City. Reserve your tickets today.

NextSpaceLA

9415 Culver Blvd 
Culver City, CA 90232

Saturday, October 29, 2011 from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM (PT)

TechZulu Fall Spotlight

TechZulu is hosting their quarterly LA startup event, Spotlight:LA Tech, this October 27 at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management. Spotlight: LA Tech highlights Southern California tech startups that are accomplishing great things. It brings a wide audience and provides startups a platform to be heard. Previous companies who have presented at Spotlight: LA Tech are Mobile Roadie, daqri, Coda, and Namesake.

If you’re a startup in LA and would like to be considered for presentation, you can apply here. Startups will be judged by a panel of distinguished LA businessmen, including former MySpace CEO Mike Jones, Alex Maleki of New Venture Group at Idealab, and Scott Sangster, President of TechCoast Angels.

The Los Angeles tech community can register here to reserve your seat to this great event.

Spotlight: LA Tech

October 27, 2011

6:00pm - 9:30pm.

UCLA Anderson School of Management
110 Westwood Plaza 
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator

 The City of Los Angeles is launching its new cleantech business incubator to accelerate the development of cleantech start-ups and to help build a stronger green economy in LA.

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will emcee the event and there there will be an impressive list of speakers. Speakers include LADWP GM Ron Nichols, CRA/LA CEO Christine Essel, and LACI Executive Director Fred Walti.

In addition to the featured speakers, the event will feature a showcase of new technologies from local cleantech companies, tours of the LACI, food from local restaurants, an open bar featuring spirits from Greenbar Collective, and live entertainment.

REGISTER for the LACI Launch Event

Tuesday, October 11

6pm-9pm

Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator

411 S Hewitt St

Los Angeles, CA 90013

 

Startup Weekend EO Alchemy

Startup Weekend is coming to Los Angeles October 20-22. If you’re not familiar with Startup Weekend, here’s a brief explanation from their website:

Startup Weekend is an intense 54 hour event which focuses on building a web or mobile application which could form the basis of a credible business over the course of a weekend. The weekend brings together people with different skillsets - primarily software developers, graphics designers and business people - to build applications and develop a commercial case around them.

Register for Startup Weekend EO Alchemy

October 20-22, 2011

Renaissance Hollywood Hotel

Los Angeles, CA

"You’ve got to find what you love."

As you already know, Mr. Steve Jobs passed away yesterday. There are not enough superlatives in the English dictionary to describe what he’s done for the world. He transformed the personal computer industry, music, animation, mobile phones and computing. As an entrepreneur, he was second to none.

Steve Jobs was a technologist, a designer, marketer, and most importantly a visionary. We all owe a debt of gratitude to Steve Jobs for his desire, his fiery, an unrelenting pursuit for perfection. We could go on and on about the greatness of Steve Jobs, but we’d rather honor him by going out and doing our part to change the world.

"Stay hungry. Stay foolish." - Steve Jobs

Startup Bootcamp in LA

Tomorrow, October 6, EFactor will present ‘7 steps To A Successful Startup‘ at BlankSpaces on Wilshire.

Bootcamp attendees will receive fast paced startup info from Naeem Zafar, serial entrepreneur and UC Berkeley professor. Tony Karrer, the CEO/CTO of TechEmpower will also present on tips and tricks of staring your own business. The topics of interest will range from an idea in it’s infancy to market research.

Startup bootcamp will provide food and drinks and have a business card raffle contest complete with prizes. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door, and students get an extra discount as well. The evening will begin with a networking hour from 6:30-7PM, followed by the presentations, an audience Q&A round and another networking opportunity that lasts from 9-9:30PM.