socaltech: Last day for Nominations for the Socaltech 100!

We're trying to identify the top 100 up-and-coming individuals in Southern California's technology industry! We're looking to identify the individuals here in the technology industry, across all sectors, who are most likely to create the next big thing, produce the next big exit or to influence the industry in a significant way--the next generation of entrepreneurs and leaders across all of Southern California. If you'd like to nominate an individual (not company) for this award, we're collecting your nominations online. Nominations will close today, Friday, November 1st.

Also, we're proud to announce the selection committee for the awards. We're honored to have the following folks helping us to pare down the hundreds of names we've received so far for the Socaltech 100, and we'll be providing profiles of our selection committee in the coming weeks.

Marc Averitt (Okapi Venture Capital)
Barbara Bry (Blackbird Ventures, founder of Proflowers)
Amanda Coolong (TechZulu)
Peter Delgrosso (D&B Credibility, formerly of, United Online)
John Greathouse (Rincon Venture Partners, formerly at ExpertCity, CallWave)
Matthew Jenusaitis (OCTANe)
Mike Jones (Science, Inc, former CEO of MySpace)
Kamran Pourzanjani (Bestcovery, founder of Pricegrabber)
David Toomey (Cresa Partners)
Andy Wilson (Innovate Pasadena, Rexter, formerly GM at Overture)

Interested in sponsoring the awards? Socaltech is planning to recognize the Socaltech 100 in conjunction with the Digital Family Reunion in December. Email Robyn Dickson at (with the subject SOCALTECH 100) for more details on sponsoring the award or the event.