Friday, May 6, 2011
Entrepreneurs Conference - UCLA - May 13th
Join us at the 26th annual Entrepreneurs Conference at UCLA Anderson on Fri, May 13th. We welcome an audience of more than 400 students and professionals for a full day of networking and learning events including industry panels (Micofinance, New Media, Real Estate, Cleantech, Retail, Restaurants, Education), real world case studies (Local Marketing, Business Development and Fundraising), fast pitch competition, and two Keynote addresses by Paige Craig (angel investor and BetterWorks CEO) and
Will Kassoy (gaming veteran and CEO of mobile entertainment startup Jirbo).

Early bird discounts available till May 6! Save an additional 15% using the code SOCALTECH. Please visit the website for schedule, bios and ticket information:

MashOn Gets $620K
Los Angeles-based MashOn, a firm providing web-based personalization and brand marketing services, has raised $620,000 in a funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm Friday. The filing indicates the funding is part of an ongoing $1.5M fundraising effort. MashOn develops web software, e-commerce tools, plus digital agency to clients; the firm says its has a team of 25 professionals. Source of the new funding was not disclosed. MashOn's CEO is Philippe Benolief.

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Sony To Provide $1M Identity Theft Protection For Users After Attack
Howard Stringer, the CEO of Sony, said in a letter released Friday to Sony's Playstation Network that the firm will provide a $1M identity theft insurance policy per user for its U.S. PlayStation Network and Qrocity customers, after a devastating cyber-attack on the firm's services. Stringer, apologizing to customers, said that the firm will also offer a free month of PLayStation Plus membership for all PSN customers, and an extension of subscriptions for its PlayStation Plus and Music Unlimited (More info...)

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Broadcom's Samueli Re-Joins Board
Irvine-based semiconductor maker Broadcom announced this morning that it has bolstered its board, with co-founder Henry Samueli and Harvey Mudd College President Maria Klawe joining the company's board. Samueli has previously served on the firms board, most recently as Chairman. a position he served in until May of 2008. Klawe is the President of Claremont-based Harvey Mudd college, and also has been Dean of Engineering and Professor of Computer Science at Princeton University.

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PwC Emerging Company Zone
Visit the Emerging Company Zone, sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers, for access to the latest MoneyTree venture capital report; thought leadership articles, information on IPOs and more.

CheckAlt Payment Solutions
CheckAlt Payment Solutions is a payment processing company providing Check21 services allowing businesses nationwide to utilize its eCheck and patented Remote Desktop Capture (RDC) systems to improve their top and bottom lines. The CheckAlt eCheck is the "email a check" solution that allows businesses from merchants and property managers to universities and non-profits to maximize cash flow and accounting accuracy.

Learn more about CheckAlt at their website,

Need Office or Tech Space? Think Glendale
Need Office or Tech Space? Think Glendale

Glendale is an ideal location for locating your high tech startup,
offering benefits like:

- Centrally located and easily accessible via four freeways
- No business license fee or gross receipts tax
- A small but growing contingent of tech firms
- Lower rents on average for office, industrial space
- Educated workforce with higher education nearby
- Vibrant downtown with a variety of dining, shopping and entertainment
- Safe/secure working environment

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Ventura Ventures Technology Center (V2TC) - Business Incubator
The Ventura Ventures Technology Center (V2TC) is a high-tech business incubator located in downtown Ventura, CA. V2TC offers a creative environment where high-tech start-ups and entrepreneurs can network, brainstorm, and grow their business. Work-spaces are affordable, flexible and scalable in order to allow companies the ability to manage their growth effectively and efficiently.

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Vator Splash LA - May 26 - Los Angeles
On the evening of May 26, Vator will be holding its inaugural Vator Splash LA event at The Highlands Hollywood. This upcoming Splash will showcase 10 up-and-coming startups, prominent VCs and founders of the leading LA-based companies - Demand Media and ReachLocal. Hear Shawn Colo, co-founder and EVP of M&A at Demand Media, share his lessons and advice on building Demand from scratch in 2006 to one of this year's hottest IPOs. Shawn will also talk about the future of Demand. Hear Zorik Gordon, co-founder and CEO of ReachLocal, share his lessons and advice on building his startup since 2004 to become one of the hottest tech IPOs last year. With ReachLocal's recent acquisition to get into the daily deals business, Zorik will also address his view on the future of daily deals.

SocalTech has secured a great discount for our members. Use "SocalTech30" for a 30% discount on tickets:

Southern California Game Industry Incentives - May 26th - Glendale
Southern California Game Industry Incentives: A Conversation Between
Business and Government. Local game industry developers regularly
outsource work to other states and countries due to powerful incentive
programs promoting those locations. This raises a basic question. Is there anything we can do about it? Can we incentivize local companies to hire
locally? Can we give out-of-state and foreign companies incentives to
outsource their work here? Can local municipalities craft incentives that
make financial sense to both industry and government? Can we create
a Southern California Game Industry Incentive Program? Let's find
out. Join the discussion on May 26th in Glendale.

Thursday, May 26, 2011
Glendale Adult Recreational Center
201 East Colorado, Glendale, CA 91205
5:30pm - 11pm

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