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Register Now for Real Founders, Real Talk – Feb 28, ROC, 6:30 PM

The window is closing on an opportunity to participate in a candid conversation with some of the people making Silicon Beach the destination to start, grow and fund start-ups.  This event is meant to inform founders, executives, teams, the service providers,  investors and broader community about what it is like to be a part of this dynamic community.

Moderator: Matthias Galica – Emcee at BEASTMODE.FM, curator at StartupDigest LA,

Panel:

Francisco Dao – Columnist at PandoDaily, founder of 50Kings

Shara Senderoff – Co-founder of InternSushi, 2012 Forbes “30 Under 30”

Matthew Goldman – Founder of Wallaby Financial

Kenneth Hepburn – Founder of LivnGiv, sculptor-cum-CEO, Founder Institute survivor

Amanda MacNaughton – Co-founder of PromoJam

Start-ups have myriad challenges for the early stage team but none feel the stress as intensely as the founders and especially the CEO. Add that to near celebrity status that founders can attain through proximity to a hot area or cause or technology or market. Bring the need to be always on, in the moment, part of the show which layers weight and complexity. Combine the challenges, the notoriety, the act and expectations and you brew a toxic cocktail that is consumed routinely by entrepreneurs working in an area like Silicon Beach, in an exploding space like mobile while maintaining a positive aura.

Register now at Mobile LAVA. Mobile LAVA is the Strategic Interest Group of the Los Angeles Venture Association focused on the emergence and significance of ubiquitous computing. The SIG and Mobile LAVA events are generously sponsored by Gumiyo and Ernst & Young.

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The Real People Doing the Real Talk at ROC Thursday 28 Feb at 6:30 PM

This is an awesome time to be a founder and entrepreneur in Los Angeles. An intoxicating elixir of vibrant start-up communities; favored industries and memes for investment; incubators & accelerators; deep talent pool; undeniable positive momentum; remarkable universities; and, glitter and hype that accompanies fast growing businesses and fast liquidity events. So what is it like in a hot space, hot place and cold reality of innervating a start-up?

Mobile LAVA has invited some local, successful entrepreneurs and observers of the space to come and share their experiences, expectations, frustrations, insights and coping mechanisms. With great opportunities comes great responsibilities and the need to be always on, meeting goals, satisfying constituencies inside and outside the team, unrelenting drive, persistence, the ability to manage risks, people, perceptions and to maintain your humanity.

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Matthias Galica will moderate the evening’s conversation.  Emcee at BEASTMODE.FM, curator at StartupDigest LA, village idiot, anti-socialite, secret admirer, student loaner, continental drifter, professional bootlegger, spin doctor, self-referentialist, road runner, personal journalist, cold-ass person of pallor.

And the cast for this performance:

 

 

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Shara Senderoff – Co-founder of InternSushi, reps Silicon Beach hard in the 2012 Forbes “30 Under 30”, female Marty McFly.

 

 

 

 

 

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Francisco Dao – Columnist at PandoDaily, founder of 50Kings, crotchety next-door neighbor.  (Be sure to read his recent post on “The Show”.)

 

 

 

 

GoldmanMatthew Goldman – Founder of Wallaby Financial, SMB/retail wunderkind, father, home improvement enthusiast.

 

 

 

 

 

Hepburn Kenneth Hepburn –  Founder of LivnGiv, sculptor-cum-accidental CEO, Founder Institute survivor, silver fox.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MacNaughtonAmanda MacNaughton – Co-founder of PromoJam, Silicon Beach’s “favorite daughter”, woman about town.

Further details coming.   Register now at Mobile LAVA.

Mobile LAVA is the Strategic Interest Group of the Los Angeles Venture Association focused on the emergence and significance of ubiquitous computing. The SIG and Mobile LAVA events are generously sponsored by Gumiyo and Ernst & Young.


Stuff You Should Have Seen – last week

This will be a busier than usual week which has already started.   Thursday evening make plans to attend the joint session of Mobile LAVA and LAVA Healthcare where Jack Young of Qualcomm Ventures and Richard Koffler, Chair of LAVA Healthcare will have an audience directed conversation.  6:30 PM, Sept 27, tiato.  Register here.

On to the main course:

Number 5 is Alive! –  Associated Press

Can I borrow your S3?  I’m trying to find the Apple Store. – Wall Street Journal

Please, Sir, May I Have Another – the Register

Can you hear me now? – Fierce Wireless

Adding to the social media mix – Social Times

I can crack this in 6 characters – Ars Technica

Cure for cracks – Information Week

Quick wits – WSJ Tech Europe

Quick tix – Mobile Commerce Daily

Quick fix – Christian Science Monitor

P2TV – CIO Today

Fire Fired – Cnet

mHealth Incubator Opens in New Jersey – MarketWatch

Filling Up the Silos – GigaOM

Now maybe they can do something about the refs – Business Week

Groupon adds credit card processing – FierceWirelessContent

There’s a Hack for That – MSNBC

Picture Traders and Trackers – Search Engine Watch

Shocking – Boy Genius Reports

Your Brain on Apps – CNN

8 is Enough? – engadget

Got to run.  Enjoy the rest of the week and join us on Thursday night if you can at tiato in Santa Monica.

The Stuff You Should Have Seen – last week:  a compilation of articles, opinions, stories of interest to the mobile community presented by Mobile LAVA – a Strategic Interest Group of the Los Angeles Venture Association.  LAVA Mobile is generously sponsored by E&Y and Gumiyo.

 

 


Things You Should Have Seen – last week

This week’s LAVA calendar has Green LAVA down at ROC on Thursday night – 6:30 PM.  New day, new time, new venue – what’s not to like.  Lachlan McLean (US Renewables Group), Neal Roche (Gridtest), Jordan Ramer (EV Connect) will join moderator Marty Metro (Used Cardboard Boxes).  The following Thursday evening at tiato, LAVA Healthcare and LAVA Mobile will combine forces and feature Jack Young of Qualcomm Ventures and moderator Richard Koffler.  Sure to be a fascinating couple of events – go register at LAVA.org.

So without further delay – here is the stuff you should have been paying attention to last week – Sep 9 – Sep 15, 2012.

iPhone5 Sweepstakes – Fierce Wireless

Another OS joins the wireless fray – Wall Street Journal

The soft underbelly of Android – threatpost

Spectrum Perspectives – the Hill

European Theater of Patent Wars – the Guardian

Locking up by locking down – Wired

Groupon going mobile – Mobile Commerce Daily

Faster please – Computerworld

New brand, same issues – Wirelessweek

Booster shot – Herald Online

HTML5 out, ratings up for iOS FB app – TechCrunch

TweetCon 5 – Mashable Mobile

Really? – Byte

Of Course They Are – GigaOM

Do QR codes have a future? – the eTail blog

Just because you can doesn’t mean you should – All Things D

Is it flattery if you imitate yourself? – Boy Genius

Brick & Mobile – Information Week

This and $1.95 will get you a cup of coffee at Starbucks – Pew Internet 

#embedtimelines – Twitter

Turning over the Apple Cult – Tech Crunch

That’s it for the week that was.  Come on back next week to see more.

The Stuff You Should Have Seen – last week is a compilation of articles, opinions, stories of interest to the mobile community presented by LAVA Mobile – a Strategic Interest Group of the Los Angeles Venture Association.  LAVA Mobile is generously sponsored by E&Y and Gumiyo.

 


RideShare exhibits at PortTech EXPO

Cleantech Open semi-finalist and friend of LAVA Mobile and Green LAVA will be a featured exhibitor at this week’s PortTech EXPO.  Thomas Pham has worked at improving RideShare 2.0, the mobile app that brings together commuters with empty seats and commuters who need a ride.  The service has a scheduling component but also allows ad hoc functions that fills open seats or provides flexibility for commuters that just need a ride occasionally.

Thursday, Sept 6, the PortTech EXPO presents a full day of panel discussions, breakout sessions, exhibitor space (indoors and outdoors), a luncheon, keynote address by CEC Commissioner Carla Peterman, the debut of a Class 8 EV, workshops and Award ceremony for the winners of the Sept 5 Pitch Competition.  A single registration allows attendees access to the event both days.  Go to PortTech EXPO Registration and use the promo code LAVA for a significant discount.

Rideshare, Inc. / Rideshare 2.0

Rideshare 2.0 is a web and mobile social network to crowdsource open seats in carpools and vanpools to build an alternative mass transit network for everyday commuters. Rideshare 2.0 takes the stress out of traffic for everyday commuters by having some else drive you to work. Rideshare 2.0 helps passengers save time over public transit’s hub-spoke system with our more efficient point-to-point system. Rideshare 2.0 gives passengers the flexibility with their schedule over traditional vanpools and carpools with our open seats reservation system. Rideshare 2.0’s target market are everyday commuters in Los Angeles and beyond who commutes more than 20 miles to work each way driving alone or taking public transit. We are currently testing our service from Antelope Valley to Glendale/Burbank area with workers at Sony, Warner Bros, and Nestle.

Rideshare 2.0 charges an average fare of $7 per ride for a commuter who travels 20 miles to work each way. We also offer monthly and unlimited ride programs for a discounted fare. Rideshare collects 10% per transaction with 5% service fee from the driver and 5% service fee from the passenger. We aim to profit $1 per open seat per day. Our target for our first year in service is 500 daily commuters to use our service bringing in $1.75 M in revenue.

PortTech EXPO 2012 is hosted by PortTechLA, a 501(c)(3) clean technology commercialization center and incubator program adjacent the Port of Los Angeles. The EXPO draws nearly 100 exhibitors, presenters and sponsors, and more than 300 business, industry, research and community leaders each year.


PortTech EXPO Finalist – TREXA, LLC.

Wednesday evening, the 3rd Annual PortTech EXPO kicks off with a Reception and Pitch Competition at 5:00 PM on Sept 5th at the DoubleTree Hilton in Cabrillo Marina, San Pedro.  Seth Seaberg, CEO of TREXA, will join 10 other founders and CxOs competing with their 5 minute pitch.  These are the final days to register at PortTech EXPO. Use the promotion code ‘LAVA’ for a significant discount. 

TREXA is the developer and manufacturer of Geodrone™, an electric unmanned ground vehicle designed for the $80 billion U.S. private and government security market. Human perimeter security patrols are expensive and inefficient, and the cars they operate on 24-hour patrol are generating CO2 emissions. Geodrone® perimeter security vehicles address these problems. The target markets for these vehicles include the commercial sector – private security contractors (PSCs) and internal security services, as well as government – private military contractors (PMCs), government installations, and law enforcement. Current prospects include the Santa Monica Police Department, U.S. Navy SPAWAR Point Loma, SIS (Silicon Valley tech campus protection), Spaceport America and John Wayne Airport.
TREXA’s patent pending hardware platform enables quick adaptation to changing customer application requirements and serves as a barrier to entry for competitors. The platform also enables lateral expansion into other unmanned categories. Competitive advantages also include our manufacturing partnership with Navistar (NYSE: NAV), agility as an R&D focused company, high performance vehicle design experience, and “co-opetition” approach with emerging tech companies.


PortTech EXPO 2012 is hosted by PortTechLA, a 501(c)(3) clean technology commercialization center and incubator program adjacent the Port of Los Angeles. The EXPO draws nearly 100 exhibitors, presenters and sponsors, and more than 300 business, industry, research and community leaders each year.


Stuff You Should Have Seen – last week

The thing you might have missed last week was an awesome program on Thursday night at tiato with Three Mobile Entrepreneurs (Dave Mathews (NeuAer), Nick Smoot (Here on Biz), Matthias Galica (ShareSquare)) and a VC (Rustic Canyon Partner, David Travers), moderated by Forbes writer Lori Kozlowski.  75+ attendees treated to a great night of  insights, opinions and networking.  Make plans to join us on Sept 27 when LAVA Mobile and LAVA Healthcare hook up for an evening event to examine the intersection of ubiquitous computing and healthcare.

The rest of things you should have seen last week – August 12 – 18

Can You Hear Me Now? – Gizmodo

Get Off the Phone and Eat Your Dinner – Mashable

Three times the charm – Slash Gear

Never Mind – PC World

Step up to the Bar – State Bar of Wisconsin

Higher Calling – Next Gov

Cash, Credit or Smartphone? – LA Times

Fair to Midling – Boston.com

Nope – ClickZ

Take out – PC World

Side Swiped – All Things D

Apple Misunderstood – Seeking Alpha

There’s an App for that – Government Technology

There’s a Cap for that – CNBC

They Don’t Make a Large Kindle – PC World

Poof! – PC Magazine

Spoof! – Boy Genius

Managing BYOD Mess – Byte

Copy That – Mobile Commerce Daily

This Changes Everything – GigaOM

Get a Dog – Media Bistro

Mapping a Response – Social Barrel

Promising to Behave – CNet

 This Changes Everything – GigaOM

Don’t bet on it – Tech Crunch

Hard Landing– Fierce Wireless

Scraping the Surface  – All Things D

Hitching a Ride – Tech Crunch

Connecting with a tablet – ZD Net

Gram Negative – PC World

Actually usable on iPhone – Ars Technica

That’s enough for last week. 

The Stuff You Should Have Seen – last week is a compilation of articles, opinions, stories of interest to the mobile community presented by LAVA Mobile – a Strategic Interest Group of the Los Angeles Venture Association.  LAVA Mobile is generously sponsored by E&Y and Gumiyo.