It’s not always easy to find the right people to do the job. Holiday hiring is a little bit harder because of the hurry associated with it. Staffing for busy holidays goes beyond big business as well as retail stores. If you are in the retail sales, hospitality, technology, inventory, administrative or fall under larger commercial companies, then you know you will require extra help during the holiday season.

LA is one of the most unique places in America for innovation and we get some of the biggest venture capitalist not only in LA but in the world!
LA Tech may be the second largest tech hub in the world, however its only a matter of time before its number 1!

Building a company for the purpose of selling it is a proven strategy for a fast payoff. Like any asset, the more attractive a business is to potential acquirers, the more likely it will be purchased. Focusing on the key elements that larger brands examine when they consider an acquisition is crucial for obtaining the best price and for establishing a corporate brand that distinguishes itself from its competitors as a valuable asset. There is a strong argument that can be made for preparing to sell your company from Day 1 by strategically positioning your company in a growth industry where merger and acquisition activity is likely.

500 Startups officially announced their Batch 15. Among them is one of our very own REACH NeXT alumni Mahmee! We were stoked when we partnered with 500 startup for REACH NeXT and now are over the moon that they selected one of our winners. Congrats to the Melissa Hanna and the rest of the Mahmee team!

One of the oldest and most-popular developer communities, IBM’s developerWorks has announced today a first-of-its-kind premium subscription model, developerWorks Premium, geared toward maximizing developer access to IBM’s software, tools, training and partners at a fraction of the cost.

Cedars-Sinai today announced its partnership with Techstars to launch their first-ever Techstars Healthcare Accelerator, in partnership with Cedars-Sinai, a three-month program that will enable entrepreneurs to propel the global healthtech industry.

BIRD is an intuitive wearable worn on the tip of the finger that transforms any surface into a multi-touch interface with 3D interactive capabilities.

We did it folks! The 1st annual REACH NeXT event was a great success! Before we get to the winners I wanted to give a big thanks to Christen da Costa of GadgetReview and Co-founder of REACH. Also, another huge thanks to Gray Bright of The Tomorrow Show, Cauri Jaye, Chris Dover, Rebecca McLauchlan of rhubarb studios and Cameron Kashani! All the amazing that went down yesterday could not have happened without you :)

Live streaming apps are a burgeoning trend in the social media sphere, and as their popularity continues to grow, it is essential that businesses leverage these apps in order to engage a rapidly growing consumer audience with controlled content at their disposal. The early embrace of live streaming allows businesses to position themselves as ahead of the trend in emerging technologies and provide their stakeholders with compelling content.

It has come down to the top 20 companies that will be battling it out to be top dog of REACH NeXT. What’s REACH NeXT? Well, let us refresh your memory (in case you’ve been living under a rock :)).

REACH NeXT is a one day pitch showdown to spring board the most brilliant and pioneering minds in tech. As a collaboration between TechZulu, Gadget Review and Rhubarb Studios, our mission with REACH NeXT is to deliver a day of VALUE and awareness with the ever-changing innovation surrounding us, so you walk away feeling informed, inspired, and connected.