A social weather map is how Founder Hank Leber described GonnaBe in a pandodaily profile from December.
GonnaBe is a new platform coming out of a stealthy public beta today to best each of these previous solutions. The startup, which launched out of Westwood accelerator StartEngine, offers a radical new interface that combines the social calendars of a user’s network of friends with local event and promotion calendars. The end result is a stupid easy and addictive way to figure out what everyone is doing, and equally as important, what they should be doing.
Mobile LAVA’s next event, “Starting Your Startup,” will examine some of the practical, nuts-and-bolts components of building a new business in the mobile and online spaces from multiple perspectives – technology, teams, legal and fund-raising. Entrepreneurs are naturally infused with passion, ideas, and a desire to attract people to their passion and ideas. Often, however, the practical realities of starting a business can get lost in the midst of an entrepreneur’s enthusiasm, and easily avoidable mistakes can result in huge headaches down the road, or worse — business.
Hank will be joined by Chromatik Founder Matt Sandler, Louis Wharton of Stubbs Alderton, Mark G. Sogomian, (Ernst & Young), TX Zhuo (Karlin Ventures) and moderator Lori Kozlowski (Forbes).
What: Mobile LAVA Event – Starting Your Startup
Who: Entrepreneurs, Founders, Startup Executives, Investors, Service Providers and Business Leaders
When: May 30 at 6:30 PM
Where: Real Office Centers, Santa Monica, 90401
How much: Free for LAVA members; $35 for everyone else
Pre-Register here: Starting Your Startup
Mobile LAVA and the Mobile LAVA events are generously sponsored by Ernst & Young and Gumiyo. Mobile LAVA is the Strategic Interest Group of the Los Angeles Venture Association dedicated to exploring the rapidly expanding universe of mobile business, technology and economics.