I love LA and I love the startup ecosystem. I actually think Los Angeles, and arguably New York, is far and away the best place to launch a product than San Francisco and the rest of the bay area. The reason is up in Northern California, it’s a huge community of early adopters and it’s fairly homogenous. In Los Angeles, if you launch a product or a services company and its tech in nature, you are getting a better litmus test. There are more diverse communities here. People give you a better feel if your product has legs.
We’ve been there. Turn on your phone and look at the productivity folder. Three, maybe four apps; each with their own learning curve and rules of engagement. Something to write your notes, another to set reminders, and one that does both. But you know, with a social aspect and extra cute buttons. Kind of like a disarrayed choose your own adventure book about your life.
Okay I’m exaggerating, but if you’re still with me, I feel your pain; of not knowing what keyword to search your inbox for to find your favorite cat video. But luckily, there’s others who feel your pain and they’re trying to solve it. Introducing Fetchnotes.
Life is full of decisions. Do you want a cheeseburger or the taco? How about wearing Jordans or a pair of Converse? Which video was funnier? There are a gazillion questions we are asking ourselves. So who better to help you out then your friends and family? That’s where Bedloo comes in. Bedloo is a social media voting platform for those who want to find the right answer in life.
Solaborate is a blend of great social network platforms, by taking in all the greatest bits and putting it all into one. Consumers all have access to social networks, but the business-side has never really caught on. Solaborate is bringing professionals and companies from the tech industry together and connect them through a new social media platform.
Job seeking is one of the toughest headaches people face. Employers also have a hard time looking for viable candidates for their company. Pablo Fuentes wants to take those headaches away with the Proven apps. Proven was developed into two apps, one for job seekers and one for employers seeking candidates. Pablo joins TechZulu and talks about Proven, job markets, and the future of mobile.
Last night, I was knocking a couple back with a friend at The Waterfront (San Diego’s oldest continually operating pub). This buddy of mine, Jordan, is a long time iPhone user. He hopped on iPhone, iPhone 3Gs, and the iPhone 4s. He was waiting to upgrade to the new iPhone this year, since the iPhone 5 was overlapping his contract, and so forth… the usual.