Southern California Tech Central

SoCal CTO

I am excited to be participating in and announcing the of: Southern California Tech Central This is a community of people in Southern California who have come together to help find and organize the best content from blogs, news sources and other web sites all around technology in So Cal. This site is being sponsored by the Technology Council of Southern California and my company TechEmpower.

USC Village is the largest development in the history of the University of Southern California

YFS Magazine

million-sf expansion to the University of Southern California campus and marks the largest development project in the university’s history. The recently completed USC Village brings a 15-acre, 1.25

Networking Events in Los Angeles and Southern California

SoCal CTO

He talks about a bunch of the different networking events that occur in Los Angeles and other parts of Southern California. LA CTO Forum Dealmaker Media Digital Family Reunion Startups Uncensored Social Media Club, LA Twiistup Mindshare LA LA Hadoop Meetup Dorkbot Geek Dinners LA Cloud Computing LA Web Application Developers LA PHP Developers In addition to these, I'd recommend looking at: Technology Council of Southern California – Surprised John didn't mention this one.

Software Development Companies in Southern California

SoCal CTO

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. But where do the software development companies in Southern California congregate? Even still, this barely touches all the different companies in Southern California where software development is happening.

Technology Jobs in Southern California – a Rebound?

SoCal CTO

This is purely anecdotal, but it seems like a lot of companies are hiring technology talent here in Southern California. I’ve recently seen several tweets from software development companies looking for talent. And I’ve heard from several people looking for Startup Software Developers. And we have been looking to hire several positions (but are being really picky as is normally the case). I’ll be curious to see if that bears up at our Los Angeles CTO Forum meeting tomorrow.

Techies? Write Your Own Ticket In Southern California

blog.socaltech.com

I’ve covered this topic many times before, but I keep coming back to it, because everytime I turn around I’m talking with both startups and established companies in Southern California who are telling me they are looking for technical talent to join their company.

Living The SoCal Chillax Life With Just Chill

YoungUpstarts

What’s better than chilling out on a Southern California beach? Chilling on a Southern California beach with a great drink in hand, believes The Chill Group. Ideaspotting Chill Group food & beverage Just Chill Southern California United States

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

socaltech.com

Southern California. High Tech News and Information for Southern California. The Complete Guide To Southern California Accelerators and Incubators, Part III. 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. Californias various startup accelerators and incubators. Silicon Valley. Rocky Mountains.

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

www.socaltech.com

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. In an attempt to help people navigate the landscape of accelerators and incubators, we've come up with a (hopefully) comprehensive list of Southern California's various startup accelerators and incubators.

What We Must Learn from Asia

Both Sides of the Table

I run a monthly meeting called the VCA that represents the majority of Southern California venture capital firms. My goal is to bring in informative speakers who stretch our collectively thinking on topics that will influence our investment strategies and use it as a way for us to share our experiences in ways that I [.].

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Rackspace’s Videographer Launches Kickstarter for Short Film

SiliconHills

Dave Sims, filmmaker and storyteller at Rackspace, has launched a Kickstarter to produce a 15 to 20 minute short film set in the Joshua Tree National Park in Southern California. “The film tells the story of a woman who while hiking in the remote desert stumbles upon an unconscious man, prompting a haunting story of […] The post Rackspace’s Videographer Launches Kickstarter for Short Film appeared first on SiliconHills. San Antonio

Waldo Photos Launches in Austin and Raises $5 Million in Funding

SiliconHills

Southern California venture capital firm Upfront Ventures led the round. Where’s Waldo? Right here in Austin, Texas. And they’ve just raised $5 million in venture capital to create a new photo-finding platform. Rodney Rice and Michael Beaudoin, veteran entrepreneurs who co-founded HomeAdvisor and Einstein Bros.

Where Does Foundry Group Invest?

Feld Thoughts

When we started Foundry Group, we said that 33% of our investments would be in California (which, at the time, we thought of as equivalent to the Bay Area), 33% would be in Colorado, and 34% would be in the rest of the United States.

Is there a difference in expectation and attitude between Angels in the USA vs those in other Geographical regions and are there disadvantages because of this?

Gust

I am friends with many professional angels from around the world, and my analyses (allowing for our individual investment preferences) are virtually identical to those of Dave Berkus in Southern California, Matey de Nedkov in Montreal, Phillippe Gluntz in Paris and Dušan Stojanovic in Sweden. Surprisingly, no.

[Infographic] Differences Of US Legal Business Forms

YoungUpstarts

legal business forms, checkout this infographic created by the University of Southern California’s Online Master of Laws program: Resources business business entities business incorporation infographic

Seven Questions Startups Should Ask To Get On Store Shelves

YoungUpstarts

I joined immediately and became the Zevia go-to-girl for Southern California. They were in need of someone in California to close deals and quickly manage this Southern California territory.

Farming for Developers: Coastal Commission Stories – Lesson 1

Steve Blank

Last week I got an email last week from a New York VC asking for advice about building a house in the California Coastal Zone. For six and a half years I served as a public official on the California Coastal Commission. That’s why developers on the California coast love farming.

Going Beyond Facial Recognition – Why The Future Of Security And Possibilities Lie In Video Analytics

YoungUpstarts

A BS from IIT-Bombay and a PhD from University of Southern California, he has previously held key technical and management roles at Qualcomm, Ericsson, and Morphics. . by Abhijit Shanbag, CEO of Graymatics.

ArtLife – Redefining Fashion And Art

YoungUpstarts

That’s what California-based apparel company ArtLife ( www.artlife2010.com ) does – the new contemporary lifestyle brand offers consumers artist-inspired wardrobe must-haves such as cotton tees, tank tops, raglans and sweatshirts showcasing designs of various mediums.

Silicon Beach at SXSW

The Startup Lawyer

Join us for free drinks, demos and mingle with Southern California startups. In the event you are in downtown Austin on Monday around lunchtime, you should check out the “ Silicon Beach at SXSW &# event at Parkside on 6th Street.

Startup CTO Salary and Equity Data

SoCal CTO

Southern California - my primary location - looks to be about the middle of the pack Todd Gitlin of Safire Partners was nice enough to compile some data on Start CTO Salary and Equity at Venture Backed Companies for the LA CTO Forum and present last year.

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Map of VC Investments

SoCal CTO

Dr. Karrer was valedictorian at Loyola Marymount University, attended the University of Southern California as a Tau Beta Pi fellow, one of the top 30 engineers in the nation, and received a M.S. Technology Jobs in Southern California – a Rebound.

SoCal Stunners: Why Homebrew Has Gone South

Hunter Walker

Our second Homebrew fund, the one we’re currently investing out of, has three Southern California startups, all of which are absolutely better, more durable companies being based where they are versus if they had started in the Bay Area.

CTO Equity and Compensation at Venture Backed Companies

SoCal CTO

Southern California - my primary location - looks to be about the middle of the pack Todd Gitlin of Safire Partners was nice enough to compile some data on CTO Equity and Compensation at Venture Backed Companies for the LA CTO Forum and present last year.

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Episode 22: Engineering and Industry Domination With Kurt Shafer

Mike Michalowicz

Graduated BSEE University of Southern California 1965. Our Guest Graduated BSEE University of Southern California 1965 Field Engineer for Bendix, Magnavox, Harris. Show Summary. Kurt Shafer, CEO of Invisco, joins Episode 22 of the Profit First Podcast.

Startup Opportunities in SoCal

SoCal CTO

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.);

Los Angeles Startup Events

SoCal CTO

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.

Realistic Entrprenuers Guide to Venture Capital

SoCal CTO

Dr. Karrer was valedictorian at Loyola Marymount University, attended the University of Southern California as a Tau Beta Pi fellow, one of the top 30 engineers in the nation, and received a M.S. Technology Jobs in Southern California – a Rebound. MyShape Article - Analyst Misses the Point Map of VC Investments Open Source Business Model Entreprenuer Network ► February (10) Southern California Tech Central Southern California Tech Central Loading

Neff Headwear Makes Headway In Fashion And Culture

YoungUpstarts

Shaun Neff was always surrounded by Southern California’s skate, surf and snow culture – as an active participant in those sports he’d always dreamed about being involved in the business side of the industry.

Trends in Seed Stage Funding for Entrepreneurs

Gust

Note that I merged the two Southern California regions (LA/Orange County and San Diego) into one. Southern California*. Southern California = LA County, Orange Cty and San Diego Cty. In 2010, MoneyTree© reports that only 138 seed stage VC deals were done outside of California, New England, NYC Metro and the Pacific Northwest. California*.

F2F Still Matters

SoCal CTO

Dr. Karrer was valedictorian at Loyola Marymount University, attended the University of Southern California as a Tau Beta Pi fellow, one of the top 30 engineers in the nation, and received a M.S. Technology Jobs in Southern California – a Rebound.

How to Find the Top VCs for the Investment You Need

Up and Running

Southern California. One look at sites like socalTECH, which covers tech news for Southern California, and you can see that there’s an ongoing flurry of startup and VC activity in this region.

Finding Developers is Tough Again

SoCal CTO

And it’s not just me, Ben Kuo just posted - Good news for developers (and jobs) We’ve been talking with a lot (and I mean a LOT) of people who are looking for developers in Southern California (Los Angeles and beyond). Update from original - just saw a follow-up post by Ben Kuo - Southern California Technology Jobs Surge. See Networking Events in Los Angeles and Southern California.

Open Source Business Model

SoCal CTO

There are quite a few other Software Development Companies in Southern California working on open source and/or freemium business models. Dr. Karrer was valedictorian at Loyola Marymount University, attended the University of Southern California as a Tau Beta Pi fellow, one of the top 30 engineers in the nation, and received a M.S. Technology Jobs in Southern California – a Rebound.

Investing Outside Of Silicon Valley: Now More Than Ever (Where “Ever” = 2013)

Hunter Walker

Phase 2 California + NYC (2015-2017). And at the same time, came upon a handful of amazing opportunities in Southern California (two in LA, one in San Diego). Homebrew is making more investments outside of Silicon Valley than we have in our history!

Los Angeles Startup Community

SoCal CTO

Networking Events in Los Angeles and Southern California More Web Events in Los Angeles Technology Networking in the Greater Los Angeles area Technical Networking Groups and Meetups in Los Angeles SoCal Networking Event Organizations Los Angeles Tech 101 - Conferences and if you want to find informal networking, you might head over to CoLoft , in Santa Monica. I was just talking with someone who's new to Los Angeles and wanting to connect into the Los Angeles Startup Community.

Los Angeles Startup Community

SoCal CTO

Networking Events in Los Angeles and Southern California More Web Events in Los Angeles Technology Networking in the Greater Los Angeles area Technical Networking Groups and Meetups in Los Angeles SoCal Networking Event Organizations Los Angeles Tech 101 - Conferences and if you want to find informal networking, you might head over to CoLoft , in Santa Monica. I was just talking with someone who's new to Los Angeles and wanting to connect into the Los Angeles Startup Community.

[Review] Unrelenting Innovation

YoungUpstarts

Innovation – that strangely elusive quality that most businesses would kill for, but many struggle to attain or maintain.

Los Angeles Technology Connector – Kurt Daradics

SoCal CTO

He is well known in the Southern California Technology scene for his work producing the Digital Family event series, along with the MOTM (Meeting of the Minds) series. What networking events in Los Angeles or Southern California do you go to? Kurt Daradics ( Facebook , @KurtyD , FriendFeed , MySpace , LinkedIn , Delicious ) (pronounced dare-a-dix) is a great guy to know.

Rustic Canyon Speaks out on GaiKai Exit, Changing Nature of VC, LA Tech & More

Both Sides of the Table

We sat down for an hour to talk about why what GaiKai built was able to overcome its much better funded rival and to dispel the myth that great engineering teams don’t exist in Southern California.

The Growing Importance Of Mobile Advertising

YoungUpstarts

As a result of the continued growth in the mobile space, MassMedia, a full-service advertising, public relations and marketing agency with offices in Las Vegas and Southern California, now integrates mobile advertising into all of its clients’ digital campaigns.

Who Holds Your Purse Strings?

YoungUpstarts

is an author, speaker and financial business coach based in Southern California. by Emily Chase Smith , author of “ The Financially Savvy Entrepreneur “ Have you heard the phrase, “If you want to know who’s in charge, follow the money”?

Product Management for Startups in Los Angeles – Steve Gilison

SoCal CTO

What networking events in Los Angeles or Southern California do you go to? We should keep comparing notes on your list and my Networking Events in Los Angeles and Southern California. It was great to hear from a long, lost colleague the other day.