Thursday, May 4, 2006
Maverick Bootcamp For Entrepeneurs
Maverick Bootcamp For Entrepeneurs
One-Day Program
Upcoming Sessions: October 13th; November 3rd

The Maverick Angels Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs teaches the fundamental
steps for becoming a successful entrepreneur, including time-tested
strategies for raising start-up capital from angel and venture capital
investors. The one-day Bootcamp is designed to provide entrepreneurs with in-depth training regarding key strategies and approaches, both personal and professional, for achieving entrepreneurial success.

The Bootcamp Will Teach You To:

-- Make a Successful Investor Pitch
-- Create an Effective Executive Summary
-- Develop a High-Impact Slide Presentation
-- and more...

For more information, go to:

Demand Media Raises $120M, Buys eNom
Los Angeles-based Demand Media, a new company headed by Richard Rosenblatt, former CEO of Intermix Media and chairman of MySpace, has raised $120M and purchased a major provider of domain name registration, eNom. The firm said Monday that it has acquired Seattle-based eNom, the world's third largest domain name registrar, as part of its strategy to profit from highly-trafficked domain names. Funding for the deal came from Spectrum, Oak Investment Partners, and Generation Partners.

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Southern California Firms Pitch Bay Area VCs
Southern California high tech companies mixed with Bay Area venture capitalists and startups yesterday at AlwaysOn Hollywood, a conference being held at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood. The conference, run by AlwaysOn, an online publication run by former Red Herring founder Tony Perkins, enters its third and final day today. Among the companies presenting at the conference included Los Angeles-based Revver, an online service that distributes and places advertising in video; LiveDigital, a servi (More info...)

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Monrovia-based, an online comparison shopping engine, has launched a new, desktop software application that ties users into its service. The firm said that its new application allows users to compare prices on items, receive coupons, and auto-fill checkout forms. According to the purpose of the companion software is to make sure that consumers get the best deal. The software runs on Windows computers. is a service of Mezi Media.

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Luxtera Adds VPs
Carlsbad-based Luxtera has appointed two new vice presidents, saying that it has added Marek Tlalka as Vice President of Marketing, and James Perrott as Vice President of Sales. Tlalka joins from Ample Communications, and Perrott comes from Solarflare Communications. Luxtera is developing CMOS semiconductors that combine photonics with electronics, targeted at the optical networking space.

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EVDB Adds Google Calendar Support
San Diego-based EVDB has added connections to Google's new calendar service, saying Wednesday that users of its site can now export events from its service to Google's new calendar service. EVDB said that the export to Google Calendar is meant to help its users to keep track of users to keep track of events discovered on the Eventful web site. Eventful provides a web-based, community-based calendaring service that allows anyone to add information about their events.

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Binary Pulse Technology Marketing. We Create Demand.
Binary Pulse Technology Marketing
We Create Demand for California's Technology Companies

For more than ten years, dozens of Southern California's industry-leading
tech firms have turned to Binary Pulse for their demand-generating
strategies and programs.

Our services include:

-- Demand Generation Planning and Execution
-- Channel Program Development
-- Lead Capture and Management
-- Web Site Development & Search Engine Marketing
-- Corporate and Product Branding
-- Online Integration Strategies
-- Reseller Recruitment
-- Multimedia Presentations

Learn how we can help you. Please visit us at to
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CLEARSTONE VENTURES: Venture Capital for Technology Innovators
Clearstone Venture Partners ( )
Venture Capital for Technology Innovators.

Event: How and When Do I Sell My Business, Los Angeles, June 1
Smith Barney cordially invites you to attend a seminar discussing:

How and When Do I Sell My Business?

In a panel discussion format, we will review

--ways to value your company,
--what liquidity options are available,
--ways to prepare your company for a sale,
--the optimal timing of a liquidity event and traps for the unwary

Patina Restaurant - 141 S. Grand Ave. Los Angeles, California

Date: June 1, 2006
Time: 5:30 p.m.

There is no charge for the seminar. However, seating is very limited.
reserve a seat, simply contact Sherry Skelly at (818) 409-0720
or by email at

Innovation Meets Investment in Silicon Valley
Innovation Meets Investment in Silicon Valley

Innovation meets Investment in the heart of Silicon Valley on June 28th & 29th, 2006.

Since 1995, Larta Institute has successfully helped companies raise over $500 million in investment as a result of their participation in the Venture Forum.

Whether you are a university scientist or an entrepreneur seeking to
commercialize a groundbreaking technology, do not miss the opportunity to participate at the nation's premiere investing and partnering conference - The 2006 Venture Forum.

The 2006 Venture Forum will provide a unique opportunity for today's
ground-breaking innovators to connect with hundreds of venture
capitalists, angels, corporate investors and leading service providers
from across the globe. More than 1000 attendees are expected to attend the Forum.


MBA InfoSec Comes to LA!
MBA InfoSec Comes to LA!

I would like to introduce you to the MBA program with a
concentration in Information Security hosted by James Madison
University. This program is primarily on-line with four hours of
face2face meetings at the beginning and ending of each course.
These meetings are held on Saturdays in the Washington DC area.

The news is that this same program is coming to Los Angeles
and we hope to have our first group of students August 25, 2006.

There will be an information session on Wednesday, May 17 at
Baker & Hostelter LLP, located at 333 South Grand Avenue,
Suite 1800, Los Angeles, CA. 90071. The meeting will be from
6:30-7:30 PM.

For more information, see our website at
or email Dr. Kenneth Bahn at

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