Southern California Tech Central

The Technology Council of Southern California and TechEmpower are happy to announce the launch of:
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.  The goal is to create a place where it’s easy to find current and highly relevant content.  And perhaps to stimulate new connections.

You can get a sense of the power of the site by visiting the site and clicking a keyword on the left.  For example, if you click on Startup, you find:

=> The most recent posts, announcements and web pages on the top of the page that relate to Startups.
=> The best (according to social signals across the network) content below that such as:
=> The keywords on the left are ordered according to their relationship to the current term.  So you can see that

are all considered highly relevant to the term “startup”.

As the site runs, it will get better at finding great content.

You can find Featured participants listed on the right hand side of each page.  When you choose one of them such as Cliff Allen on Marketing, you will see the keywords are now based on what Cliff discusses more than other bloggers.  You can see that he talks about: Marketing, Metrics, Customer and Social Media more than most.  Lower on the page, you can find the best posts from Cliff based on social signals with the top spot belonging to his 9 Marketing Trends for 2009.
There is an impressive network of people who are bringing this content together.

All of this technology comes from Tony Karrer.  If you have ideas on how to improve the site or want to do something similar, I know that Tony would like to hear about it.

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Lessons For Entrepreneurs From Tech Coast Angels

The Tech Coast Angels talk about improving your chances for long-term success in the lead article of the November SCribe Newsletter.  Check this out, along with our other feature articles and links to the upcoming event schedule.

Here are quick links to the feature articles in this issue:

You can also see past SCribe articles in our archive at http://www.tcosc.org/news.archives.html

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SCribe Newsletter October 2008

The October SCribe Newsletter has arrived.  Check out the feature articles and the upcoming event schedule.

Here are quick links to the feature articles in this issue:

You can also see past SCribe articles in our archive at http://www.tcosc.org/news.archives.html

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Venture Net 2008 Photos

Feedback on this year’s Venture Net has been great. 

Standing Room Only @ the Wetin South Coast Plaza

Standing Room Only @ the Westin South Coast Plaza

The event was sold out – almost 500 people in total!

A sold out ballroom full of investors, presenters, and friends.

A sold out ballroom full of investors, presenters, and friends.

Scott Fox, Author of Internet Riches hosts the day.

Scott Fox, Author of Internet Riches hosted the day.

Mark Skaist hosts the afternoon panel of investor judges.

Mark Skaist hosts the afternoon panel of investor judges.

Feyzi Fateh (Corent), Anjay Bajaj (Altos), Michael Oliver (Corent), and Paul Minor (iPhotoMeasure) at VentureNet.

Feyzi Fateh (Corent), Anjay Bajaj (Altos), Michael Oliver (Corent), and Paul Minor (iPhotoMeasure) at VentureNet. David Sacks, CEO of Geni

The USC Marshall School of Business sent Jerry S. Cohen, Ivka Adam, Prof. Steven Mednick, and Patricia Yun.

The USC Marshall School of Business sent Jerry S. Cohen, Ivka Adam, Prof. Steven Mednick, and Patricia Yun.

 

Matt Coffin (Founder of LowerMyBills) interviews Jason Calacanis (CEO of Mahalo).

Matt Coffin (Founder of LowerMyBills) interviews Jason Calacanis (CEO of Mahalo).

Scott Fox and an audience volunteer pick winners for the door prizes.
Scott Fox and an audience volunteer pick winners for the door prizes.

These photos courtesy of Ben Kuo of the leading news source for Southern California
technology news and deals:  socalTECH.com
.  Thanks, Ben!

 

Thanks once again to Venture Net’s sponsors, including Deloitte & Touche, the law firm of Stradling, Yocca, Carlson & Rauth, and the CJ Patrick Company, as well as the many volunteers involved in the screening and event planning process.

We welcome your involvement in our programs.

Venture Net 2008 Winners

Venture Net 2008

Venture Net 2008

13 of the hottest early stage technology companies in Southern California joined us yesterday for the 13th Annual Venture Net.

We were pleased to also welcome 400+ attendees, including dozens of venture capitalists, angel investors, and private equity firms, plus keynote speeches by John Suh, CEO of LegalZoom.com, and Jason Calacanis, CEO of Mahalo.com.

Presenting companies included:

• Capzles, Inc.
• MeetingSense
• CampusExplorer.com
• RingRevenue
• Orgoo
• Magnify360
• IS Accountable
• mEgo.com
• DialPlus
• Mefeedia
• Lingospot
• Digital Performance
• Geni.com

The Best of Show Award went to Magnify360 – a SAAS platform that maximizes the performance and ROI of websites, microsites, landing pages, and the marketing campaigns that point to them.  Olivier Chaine, Founder and CEO, presented for the company and accepted the award.

Thanks to all the hard-working selection committee members and all of our Venture Net 2008 sponsors, including Supporting Sponsors Deloitte & Touche, Stradling, Yocca, Carlson & Rauth, and the CJ Patrick Company.

Special thanks to Catrina Luedtke for her outstanding production of another successful event.

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September SCribe Is Here

Check out the latest edition of the SCribe Newsletter.  Catch up on the latest news, see our upcoming event schedule, or visit the Websites of the sponsors that make this all possible.

VentureNet tickets will sell out soon – so don’t wait to secure your seats! www.VentureNet.org

Here are quick links to the feature articles in this issue:

You can also see past SCribe articles in our archive at http://www.tcosc.org/news.archives.html

Have any ideas for articles?  We’re working on our editorial calendar for 2009 – feel free to pitch story ideas to scribe at tcosc.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jason Calacanis & John Suh at VentureNet 2008

One event, two technology superstars: Jason Calcanis & John Suh will be the featured speakers at this year’s VentureNet in Costa Mesa on September 12th.

John Suh, CEO of Legalzoom.com will present “Successful Launch Strategies for Online Businesses”

Jason Calacanis, CEO of Mahalo.com will be presenting “New Challenges and Innovative Solutions for Publishers in a Web 2.0 Economy”

Following Jason’s presentation he will engage in lively discussion with two distinguished entreprenuers on this subject.

Investor Panels: 

Morning Session

Afternoon Session

VentureNet is always sold out – so don’t miss your opportunity to be a part of this event. Register for the conference today at www.VentureNet.org

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