Monday, April 29, 2013
Learn To Be A Business Rockstar- First Steps In Starting A Business
Business Rockstars Academy:
BUSINESS ROCKSTARS ACADEMY: Starting your own business and becoming an entrepreneur can be one of the most exhilarating and rewarding experiences of your life. But you need to clearly understand what it takes and how to start.

If you succeed, it will change your life in these ways:
The Freedom to set your day / schedule
The potential to dramatically increase your income
A higher level of job security
The ability to leave a legacy & Contribute

In this 3 hour class you will learn what it takes to become an Entrepreneur and tools to get clear on your business idea!

Speakers include: Nolan Bushnell (Founder, Atari & Chucky Cheese); Steve Lehman (Premiere Radio Networks); Ken Rutkowski (Business Rockstars); Nanxi Liu (Enplug); Dave Ulmer (founder, Roxio); Josh Wenner.

Sign up today (discount for socalTECH readers)!

ProBoards Looks To Revive Online Discussion Boards
In the age of social media, are online discussions boards obsolete? Lake Forest-based ProBoards doesn't think so--based on the company's update of its free Internet forum software, ProBoards Version 5. The company said Monday that it is making old social media new again by reinventing online forums, adding such features as single sign-on of users, live search, a new mobile interface, and much more. ProBoards is gambling that users still need and prefer the intimate feel of discussion boards, wh (More info...)

posted on Monday, April 29, 2013(Full story)

Insights and Opinions: How to Raise Money When You’re Not in a Major VC Market
So you're not in San Francisco, Palo Alto, Los Angeles, New York, Boston, Seattle, or one of the other hot areas for venture capital--but you need to raise money. What do you do? In our Insights and Opinions section today, where we share the advice, knowledge, and opinions of our readers, we have Mark Suster, who talks about How to Raise Money When You're Not in a Major VC Market.

I travel the country a lot. And I am often approached by entrepreneurs in cities which don't have a vibrant (More info...)

posted on Monday, April 29, 2013(Full story)

Virgin Galactic Has First Rocket-Powered Flight Test
Mojave-based commercial spaceflight firm Virgin Galactic has completed the first, rock-powered flight of its SpaceShipTwo space vehicle, the company said this morning--which the company says is the "final phase" of vehicle testing before it launches its commercial service. SpaceShipTwo is Virgin Galactic's suborbital space vehicle, intended to take tourists into space from a new spaceport in New Mexico.

virgin Galactic said that the test began a 7:02 a.m., when Virgin Galactic's carrier airc (More info...)

posted on Monday, April 29, 2013(Full story)

Hulu Revives All My Children, One Life To Live
Los Angeles-based Hulu has added two soap operas, All My Children and One Life to Live to its lineup, saying this morning that it will be adding new episodes of those shows on both Hulu and Hulu Plus, starting today. Both of those soaps will be debuting new episodes every weekday at 2AM PT, and continues the storyline from when the soaps left broadcast television. Both All My Children and One Life To Live had their last episode on broadcast television in 2011, after more than 40 years on the air (More info...)

posted on Monday, April 29, 2013(Full story)

Tipalti Ties Payments Service To Affiliate Tracking Software Developer
Tipalti, which develops an automated, mass payment platform for affiliate and other marketers, has integrated its service with CAKE, a provider of online campaign and affiliate tracking, the firms have announced. According to the two, the integration deals allows CAKE's users to easily send payments to vendors in 190 countries. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Tipalti develops software-as-a-service to streamline mass payments for affiliate networks, crowdsourcing and crowdfundin (More info...)

posted on Monday, April 29, 2013(Full story)

NetDNA Wins
Los Angeles-based content delivery network operator NetDNA reports this morning that its CDN services have been selected by StumbleUpon. NetDNA said that StumbleUpon, a popular content discovery services, has selected its MaxCDN service to improve its website performance. Financial impact of the deal was not disclosed. NetDNA said StumbleUpon has more than 25 million users worldwide.

posted on Monday, April 29, 2013(Full story)

Boingo Expands In Europe
Boingo Wireless, the Los Angeles-based Wi-Fi network operator, is expanding in Europe today, saying it has inked a network access deal with GOWEX. According to Boingo, the new partnership adds hotspots in Barcelona, Madrid, Paris, and more. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Boingo said the deal adds 1,400 additional hotspots to its network, across more than 50 cities throughout Spain, France, Ireland and Belgium. The deal also includes access on more than 40 buses in Barcelona, a (More info...)

posted on Monday, April 29, 2013(Full story)

PathCentral Lands Johns Hopkins
Irvine-based PathCentral, which operates an online community for pathologists, said today that the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine has joined its online information exchange and consultation forum. Financial impact of the win was not announced. PathCentral's online service lets physicians upload case files and images, and lets pathologists send and perform consultations.

posted on Monday, April 29, 2013(Full story)

Mojix Selected By BP
Los Angeles-based passive RFID tracking technology provider Mojix said last week that it has been selected by BP, for a $7 billion, offshore drilling project. Mojix said it will provide its technology for an oil platform product in the North Sea off the coast of Scotland. Mojix did not disclose how much the deal for use in the Clair Ridge oil platform project is worth to the firm, but did say that BP will use the firm to manage and monitor its supply chain, including tracking crates, heavy life (More info...)

posted on Monday, April 29, 2013(Full story)

Splash LA - May 30th - Hollywood Roosevelt
Calling all entrepreneurs and investors: Vator Splash LA is being held on
the evening of May 30 at the famed Hollywood Roosevelt.

So save the date. Use "Socal15" on any of the tiers. You can register

What do Peter Thiel, Mark Pincus (Zynga), Aaron Levie (Box), Brian
Sharples (Home Away), Tim Westergren (Pandora),Dick Costolo (Twitter)
have in common? They've all spoken at Vator Splash, sharing their advice on
what it takes to build a startup. Vator Splash is the only event dedicated to helping entrepreneurs learn from seasoned and successful entrepreneurs so you can learn from their mistakes and be energized by their determination and will to succeed. It is an event that inspires.

Vator is href="">now taking
applications to find promising startups (must have not
raised more than $2M in financing). It's free to enter. Even if you're
not raising funds, it's a great stage to get exposure and access to an
incredibly high-profile group of investors and entrepreneurs. There's
also $25k-plus in prizes and sit-down meetings with top VCs.

Register today!

CLEARSTONE VENTURES: Venture Capital for Technology Innovators
Clearstone Venture Partners ( )
Venture Capital for Technology Innovators.

Safire Partners Executive Search
Safire Partners has completed 150+ retained executive searches since 2006
working with emerging businesses in digital media, Internet, eCommerce,
software and clean technology across Southern California. Please visit
our website to see an updated list of our clients and searches completed
at We are always interested in
meeting new candidates and potential clients, so feel free to email our
Managing Partner, Todd Gitlin at We can also always be a
friendly source for investor introductions and general market /
compensation intelligence.

Fetch Recruiting, Inc.
Fetch Recruiting, Inc. (
Technical Recruiting for LA based Startups and High-Growth Companies

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.

Sponsored By


Recent Interviews

Browse Issues