Friday, April 29, 2005
TECH COAST ANGELS Fast Pitch Competition
Tech Coast Angels Fast Pitch Competition.

Attend the unique entrepreneur competition and networking
event of the year. Monday May 9th, 2005 at 6 PM at the Irvine
Hyatt Regency (Jamboree at Route 405). Network with hundreds
of investors and entrepreneurs. Enjoy a sumptuous walk-around
dinner. Watch the finalists in the competition present their
one-minute fast pitch for investor interest (their elevator
pitch) to a panel of expert judges, who give immediate
feedback. The Fast Pitch dinner and competition is open to
all entrepreneurs, investors, business professionals and
others interested in entrepreneurship for a fee of $65, $95
after April 30. For details and links to registration see

The Harvard Business School Entrepreneurs Conference is the
all-day event at the same location, and Fast Pitch is the
evening event. There is a special discount for attending both
events. For Entrepreneurs Conference details see

Homestore's Wolff, Tafeen Charged by SEC
Westlake Village-based Homestore's ex-CEO Stuart Wolff and former executive Peter Tafeen have been charged in civil and criminal charges in the latest chapter of Homestore's 2001 online advertising revenue scandal. The two were named in an indictment by a federal grand jury in Los Angeles. In addition, the SEC said that it has filed a civil lawsuit againt the two for their involvement in the sceme. The case increases to 16 the number of individuals being sued by the SEC for their involvement in (More info...)

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SkinMedica Files for IPO
San Diego-based SkinMedica has filed for an $86M IPO, underwritten by SG Cowen & Co., Piper Jaffray, Thomas Weisel Partners, and C.E.Unterberg, Towbin. The venture funded company is developing and commercializing prescription pharmaceutical products for skin conditions, as well as non-prescription cosmaceuticals. SkinMedica reported a net loss of $14M on revenues of $22M in 2004. The company is funded by Apax Partners, Domain Associates, EuclidSR Partners, HealthCare Ventures, Montreux Equit (More info...)

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EA Funds USC Video Game Camp Scholarship
Electronic entertainment firm Electronic Arts this week announced that it is funding a scholarship for a female student to the University of Southern California's summer program for video game designers. The camp, organized by USC's Viterbi School of Engineering, teaches students how to design video games. The firm said that its inagural camp last summer for high school students did not have any female students. The scholarship includes free admission to the camp, room, and board and gives stude (More info...)

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Novatel Ships HSDPA Wireless Modems
San Diego-based Novatel Wireless said today that it has shipped new PCI Express mini card modems for HSDPA 3G wireless broadband networks. The company's new Expedite EU730 and Expedite EU740 PCI Express Mini Cards are usable in High-Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) networks and are backwards compatible with GPRS and GSM wireless data access networks. Novatel is a developer of broadband wireless access cards for laptops and other portable platforms.

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Roaming Messenger Adds Healthcare Provider
Santa Barbara-based Roaming Messenger said this week that it has added ROAM-IT, a provider of electronic patient care record solutions, as a partner. The two will enter into a business development alliance to use Roaming Messenger's technology in the ROAM-IT solution. Roaming Messenger's technoloyg is used for delivering data over wired and wireless devices. The ROAM-IT solution provides portable access to medical records and patient care reports.

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