Author Archive: Amanda Coolong

From Wantrepreneur to Entrepreneur
If you’ve new to the startup world and have never launched a company, this event is for you. On May 2 from 7-10pm, join experienced CEOs and mentors for the premiere Business Rockstars Academy at the ROC Center in Santa Monica.

Newsflash: The famous Sunset Strip isn’t just for musicians and celebrities anymore!
That’s right. Silicon Beach is expanding from the westside to West Hollywood as entrepreneurs set up shop next to the stars.
Who exactly are some of these pioneers who’ve dared to venture beyond I-405? Find out during our first TZ Tech Crawl: Sunset Strip Edition!

TechZulu has been covering the South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive festival for five years now, and we’ve seen a lot in that time. We remember when Foursquare was battling it out with local Austin competitor Gowalla, and when Brian Solis would instigate pop-up champagne parties at the Driskill.

Mobile first is becoming an important part of our daily lives. We interact with the world through our mobile devices, and they are quickly becoming our main vehicles for accessing and sharing information.
While great strides have been made in the mobile economy, there are still many challenges and opportunities to consider, and much we can learn from the market frontrunners.

The LA AppShow is back in town tonight, and I promise you – the lineup is impressive! Join me as I interview each company, then get a first look at the apps and glean insights directly from the developers.

Learn about the latest digital media tools & gadgets being unveiled at New Media Expo and CES

If you’re not among the thousands of geeks converging on Las Vegas this week, don’t fret. The TechZulu team has been dispatched to bring you all the action.

Hey folks! We’re excited to announce TechZulu is officially partnering with New Media Expo (formerly BlogWorld) to create a Startup Launchpad at their next event taking place January 6-8, 2013 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Conference Center in Las Vegas.

It was 2008. Silicon Beach as we know it didn’t exist, coworking was unheard of, and an angel was mainly thought of as a heavenly creature, not the likes of Paige Craig. Digital LA had just begun throwing monthly networking events, Rubicon Project was in its infancy, and the Roosevelt in Hollywood was the local hangout. However, that wasn’t the start …

Not everyone turns to angels or VCs to raise money, as evidenced by the massive trend in crowdfunding. President Obama further solidified this approach to fundraising with the passage of the JOBS Act allowing small businesses and startups to raise up to $1 million a year without requiring a public offering.

LA City Council Member Eric Garcetti will give the opening keynote for the inaugural Silicon Beach Fest, a celebration of digital innovators in startups and entertainment happening June 21 – 23.
Garcetti, who is currently running for Mayor of Los Angeles, is a fourth-generation Angeleno known for his support of digital and technology initiatives across the City.