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 :)

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.

Having a man on the inside and rooting for new initiatives is a win-win for all parties involved. That brings us to Greg Mertz, Lead Advisor for Technology Initiatives at Warner Bros. Records (WBR). In his role at WBR, he helps to steer the leadership into promising technology investments and partnerships.

When it comes to story telling there is none other than Brandon Kleinman, Founder and Former CMO of Laurel & Wolf! Brandon loves a good story and knows design dictates how people interact with a given space. His obsession for story-telling and creating better spaces helped power Laurel & Wolf as founder and CMO.

What do Oracle, eHarmony, and Rubicon Project all have in common? Mark Douglas, CEO of SteelHouse! That’s what!

One of the greatest tech minds of our time, Mark Douglas will be speaking at REACH NeXT September 24th.

Are you a fan of Star Wars? Who isn’t?!
Regardless, you won’t want to miss Rob Maigret who will be speaking at REACH NeXT. Rob is part of the team responsible for the newest robot in Star Wars episode 7.

The REACH NeXT site is live and ready for you to Apply To Pitch if you have a startup, or buy tickets if you’d like to attend. It’s set to be the most exciting tech event to hit Los Angeles. Attendance will be limited to 1000 people, which will include startups, members of the press, top tier talent and some of the most prominent venture funds.

Join us April 9th for some libations, mingling and learn more about REACH NEXT. You won’t want to miss this!

On November 13th, join us, and Byte into the Future of Now. The evening will be comprised of a variety of gadgets on hand for attendees to experience some of the newest in hardware. Including wearables, gaming, smartphones, home and the car. Workshops with industry thought leaders and a complimentary Food & Beverage mixer.

On June 26th, join us, and learn about the world of wearables. The evening will begin with a wearable panel composed of the industry’s thought leaders, followed by a FREE cocktail mixer, where we will have a variety of gadgets on hand for attendees to experience some of the newest in hardware. Including wearables, gaming, smartphones, home and the car.