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THE BREAKDOWN

Techweek LA is a weeklong festival celebrating the innovation ecosystem in the City of Angels, with 7 days of exciting tech-related events culminating in a 2 day conference and expo.

Techweek is coming back for a second year catch another wave at Silicon Beach.

LISTEN

Main stage topics range from wearable tech to self driving cars. Choose from over 55 speakers

WATCH

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50 startups compete for all the marbles: $50K+ in cash and prizes at the LAUNCH Competition

SEE

Fashion and technology collide on the catwalk of the FashionTECH Runway Show

EXPERIENCE

Tech’s latest innovative products and services first-hand in our world-class Expo Hall

FIND

A job in tech – or hire your next employee of the month – at the Techweek Hiring Fair

NETWORK

At Bar Techweek, the in-expo watering hole, or at one of Techweek’s famous parties

 

SAVE THE DATE: NOVEMBER 17-23, 2014

SUMMITS

Stay ahead of the curve in rapidly evolving web languages, get your hands on newest tech toys and keep your edge in the hiring arena: the Dev Summit has it all.

SUMMIT PREVIEW

SPEAKERS

Alon Goren

Alon Goren is the CEO and co-founder of Invested.In – a leading technology company that specializes in developing social fundraising, crowdfunding and enterprise platforms for leading companies like Coca Cola and Bank of Alberta. Frustrated by the many standardized fundraising platforms available, which have limited branding options and performance capabilities in addition to high costs and time-consuming processes, Alon started Invested.In to offer fundraisers and businesses a customizable, quick and affordable platform. Invested.In was named “Best Fundraising Platform” by the Los Angeles Venture Association in 2013.

Nitin Gaur

Nitin Gaur, is currently working at IBM as an Executive Mobile Solution Architect. Prior to teaming with IBM S&D organization, Nitin spent several years with WebSphere OEM team, a SWG entity and AIX support – ITS/IGS entity. In his 11 years with IBM he has achieved various industry recognized certifications and enriched his career by doing more than required by the defined job responsibilities.

Mark Lassoff

Mark Lassoff is a publisher, top technical trainer and author, providing software, mobile and web development training. Mark is a sought after video trainer, speaker and host. He is founder of LearnToProgram, Inc., a Connecticut-based company that publishes online courses that teach mobile, web, and game development. Loads of free tutorials and courses can be found at www.learntoprogram.tv. Mark’s twitter is @mlassoff.

Sonny Vu

Sonny is the founder of Misfit Wearables, makers of highly wearable computing products, including Shine, an elegant activity monitor. Sonny is also the founder of AgaMatrix, makers of the world’s 1st iPhone-connected hardware medical device. Sonny has worked at Microsoft Research on machine learning / linguistic tech and studied math (BS, UIUC) and linguistics (PhD, MIT) under Noam Chomsky. Sonny knows many interesting languages and is a patron of great product design. He longs to make 10x solutions to humanity’s greatest problems.

Jim Yu

Jim is co-founder and CEO of BrightEdge, the essential platform for content marketing. He has in-depth expertise in SEO practices and developing and marketing on-demand Big Data software platforms for advanced digital marketing. Prior to BrightEdge, led the platform products team at Salesforce that delivered the industry’s first cloud computing platform. His experience includes working with leading brands such as Salesforce, Marriott and Microsoft and on BrightEdge partnerships with Adobe, Facebook and Twitter.

COMPANIES IN ATTENDANCE


From adtech, social media and online publishing, the avenues to extended your reach and power your message are growing at staggering speeds.

SUMMIT PREVIEW

SPEAKERS

Gadi Amit

Gadi Amit is a San Francisco based designer behind some of the most innovative and lasting technology devices created over the last decade, including the FitBit line and Lytro Camera. The founder and principal of NewDealDesign, Gadi was awarded the prestigious National Design Award for his unrelenting commitment to crafting delightful and workable solutions for real people. Named a ‘Master of Design’ in 2010 by Fast Company, with his firm NewDealDesign he has received over 100 design awards.

Ben Casey

Ben gained invaluable experience at several top London agencies as a young designer. With a move to Australia Ben joined Spinifex Group, where he quickly became one of Spinifex’s two Senior Creative Directors, managing corporate communication teams to deliver video, interactive, print, campaign and strategic advice to key clients including Macquarie Bank, Vodafone, ABN Amro, Ernst & Young, Fairfax, and Time Inc. In 2012 Ben was appointed as VP, Digital for parent company Project: Worldwide where he now provides digital strategy and supervision for both Spinifex and partner agency JUXT.

Adam Goldenberg

Adam founded his first company, Gamers Alliance, at the age of 15, which he sold three years later to MySpace parent company, Intermix Media, in 1999. He quit high school and moved across the country to join Intermix as Vice President of Strategic Planning. By the age of 20, Adam was promoted to Chief Operating Officer, becoming the youngest COO of a publicly traded company. Adam is now the Co-CEO of JustFab where he works to reshape the future of E-Commerce.

Cliff Kuang

Cliff Kuang is a senior editor at WIRED, where he oversees design coverage in print and online. He was most recently the design editor at Fast Company, where he founded Fast Company’s spin-off site, Co.Design. Under Kuang’s direction, Co.Design became one of the most trafficked design sites in the world and won the National Magazine Award for best online department. Previously, he has been an editor at I.D. magazine and The Economist. He began his career as a management consultant at Bain & Company.

Naomi Kyle

Naomi Kyle is an actor and current on-air host for IGN Entertainment’s video productions including its award-winning news show, The Daily Fix. Born in the small town of Ste-Agathe-Des-Monts, Quebec, Naomi grew up playing video games and indulging in movies during her spare time. Little did she know this would result in her being a pioneer in the video game industry by becoming one of its original gamer girls leading her to work in acting, gaming and entertainment, the things she loves most.

Quyenzi Pham

A niche and Multi-cultural marketing leader with over 14 years of experience, Quyenzi has held positions directing sales, business development, public relations, event production and brand platforms at media companies such as Hearst Corporation and Bluewater Publishing. Prior to joining Findr Group’s Gravity Media, where she currently leads the Caesars Entertainment Account; she founded Q.Zi Inc. This boutique media sales, marketing & public relations firm created unique marketing platforms and integrations for fashion, auto, and lifestyle brands such as Moet Hennessy, Smartwater, HBO and Verizon.

Morgan Vawter

At age 15, Morgan was accepted to enroll in college, at the Georgia Academy of Mathematics, Engineering & Science. Since graduating with her B.S. in Psychology and Chemistry, she’s spent years as a Digital Strategy and Analytics Consultant for brands like Shell Oil, Sony, Trojan, and Cox Communications, among others. Now at Piston, Morgan manages the Analytics and Optimization team, keeping Piston’s clients, including Oakley, Ray-ban, Intuit, Chico’s and AARP ahead of the curve, by developing ROI-driven solutions to marketing challenges.

Andy White

Andy joined Sprout from social media agency M80 in Los Angeles, where he served as Senior Manager of Social Media Marketing. As Director of Social, Andy offers strategic guidance and counsel to many of Sprout’s top brands — especially enterprise accounts.For several years, he led Audi’s highly effective social media strategy, including the #WantAnR8 campaign — Twitter’s most popular campaign ever. Andy also created Twitter’s best-ever performing Paid Accounts Campaign and was instrumental in Mashable’s designation of Audi as one of the five most surprisingly successful brands on Facebook.

COMPANIES IN ATTENDANCE


There is no shortage of advice on how to start smart, but this summit will teach you how to stay smart and grow towards post-revenue glory.

SUMMIT PREVIEW

SPEAKERS

Chris Dewolfe

Digital entrepreneur Chris DeWolfe is best known as co-founder and former CEO of MySpace from 2003 to 2009, the social network that redefined the concept of socializing around shared interests. Under DeWolfe’s leadership, MySpace grew exponentially. At launch in 2003, MySpace attracted an average of 300,000 new members daily, and when he left the company in 2009, it had more than 125 million monthly active users globally. DeWolfe has been featured on the cover of Fortune magazine twice, was named one of TIME’s 100 most influential people in the world (2007), and chosen by Barbara Walters as one of her 10 most fascinating people (2007).

Fabian Geyrhalter

Fabian is the co-author of the #1 Amazon Bestseller ‘How to Launch a Brand’ and Founder and Principal of FINIEN, a consultancy specialized in naming, identity, and digital design for brand launches. Geyrhalter’s work has been published internationally by the likes of Graphis and Communication Arts. An active member of the International Academy of the Visual Arts and winner of numerous design awards, including 20 American Graphic Design Awards, Geyrhalter is often invited to judge international design competitions. Geyrhalter is a frequent speaker and a mentor to startups worldwide.

John Hall

John Hall is the co-founder and CEO of Influence & Co (www.influenceandco.com), a company that helps other companies position key individuals as industry influencers and thought leaders. Influence & Co focuses on creating high-quality content, coming from our clients, that reaches a target audience online. Clients range from fast-growing companies on the Inc. 5000 to established Fortune 500. John Hall is also a weekly columnist at Forbes and a frequent contributor to Business Insider and The Washington Post.

Scott Painter

Scott Painter is the Founder and CEO of TrueCar, a data-driven online platform with a mission to transform the car buying experience for both consumers and dealers. Painter oversees the day-to-day operations and strategic direction of the company. He also chairs the Board of Directors. Painter has been a serial entrepreneur in the auto industry for more than 20 years, where his primary focus and passion is auto retail. He was also the founder and CEO of CarsDirect.com and Build-To-Order.

Brock Pierce

Brock is the Co-Founder of GoCoin, ExpressCoin, KnCMiner.cn, and Robocoin Asia. A prolific angel investor, he is city leader of BitAngels Los Angeles and runs the first Bitcoin syndicate to achieve top 10 status on AngelList. Pierce has led more than 30 acquisitions in his career. He is the founder of IMI Exchange, the worlds leading digital currency marketplace with sales exceeding $1 billion annually; ZAM, one of the world’s largest media properties for gamers with more than 15 million monthly users; and IGE, the company credited with pioneering the market for digital currency in online games, which generated $100 million in revenue in 2006.

Dr. Charles Sidman

Dr. Sidman was elected Board Member (Investors Seat) & President of the Crowdfunding Professional Association in October 2013. He is Managing Partner of ECS Capital Partners LLC, a Venture Fund investing in early-stage and growth enterprises, & is a retired Professor in the Medical and Business Colleges of the University of Cincinnati. He remains an active member in the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics, and also founded and leads the organization Crowdfunding Investment Angels.

COMPANIES IN ATTENDANCE

ELEMENTS

Techweek builds a more complete experience by connecting the topics that are explored on stage to what is happening at the expo hall and the gatherings that are hosted throughout the event.

EXPO HALL

  • 75+ companies pack the floor with innovative products & insights to give Techweek attendees an unrivaled peek into the next wave of technology
  • New business, new clients and new perspectives — all at one of the nation’s most anticipated trade shows.

New Amsterdam shave lounge at Techweek Chicago 2013

  • Meet and talk to the very hiring managers building the teams changing the playing field. Shop around, and find your next dream job in tech.
  • 50+ tech companies will be looking to fill their talented ranks – will you be their next stellar find?

Trading Technologies engages attendees at the Techweek Hiring Fair

  • Watch 50+ startups compete for a grand prize of $50,000 in cash and prizes
  • Learn about the risk takers pitching their businesses to a panel of judges that includes entrepreneurs, investors, professors, journalists and CEOs.

2013 Launch winner, WeDeliver celebrate with Mayor Emanuel

  • A new element to the Expo – meet experts from fields ranging from public relations, video production, social media marketing, and many other fields.
  • Listen in on, or ask a burning question while you dynamically interact with real-world business experts. Vital content finally meets direct audience engagement at The Knowledge Bar.

Creator Up! Co-Founder Michael Tringe leads a Q&A at the TKB

  • Daily alumni meet-ups and happy hours keep the vibe going all day in the best bar in town. Imbibe with your new business partners or old friends.
  • Beer pong tournaments, DJs, and all the refreshments all the refreshments one could want are waiting at Bar Techweek.

Attendees socialize over cocktails at Bar Techweek

  • Play cutting-edge games and see the best of what is on the horizon of gaming. Meet the developers and engineers that are making this new artform possible.
  • Compete, collaborate, and kick some butt with other attendees at the Techweek Gamers lounge.

Techweek attendees get their adrenaline pumping at the Gamers Lounge

GATHERINGS

  • This ain’t your average food court. We’ve lined the Santa Monica Pier with the finest food trucks in the city
  • Sample special offerings and prices while industry judges vote to crown the winner of the annual Food Truck Face-Off!

Attendees swarm the Mart to get a their hands on Food Truck treats

  • Ever wondered where the amazing companies of Manhattan call home? The Techweek Grand Tour gives you a sneak peak into the most dynamic, exciting office spaces in the city.
  • Journey alongside local executives on their turf, as they give insight to what makes their companies tick.

Katie Spriggs of Centro hard at work during the Grand Tour

  • Take over Bar Techweek inside the expo hall – kick it like only your company knows how to!
  • Gather with your favorite associates to celebrate your collaborative accomplishments or meet up with your new co-founder!

George Bousis and the Raise team enjoying the Groupon Happy Hour

  • Each year that the Techweek conference grows, so do our parties! In our 2nd year we have teed up some unforgettable events at the city’s hottest venues to cap off each productive day
  • To give you a tiny hint: past Techweek parties have included the 2013 Stanley Cup champs, the Chicago Blackhawks & Calvin Harris – just saying.

Drinks flow as attendees kick back at Techweek parties

  • Tech has transformed fashion, allowing brands to gain exposure through new channels, & defining your style as easy as tapping “share.”
  • The FashionTECH Runway Show is the defining intersection of tech, fashion and e-commerce. Grab a front-row seat to the hottest runway show featuring tech influenced designers.

The fabulous models closing out the FashionTECH Runway Show

  • The fun doesn’t stop when you leave the Techweek floor – attend a slew of events all over town
  • Choose between workshops, brunches, happy hours, office tours and more

Launch winner WeDeliver celebrate at the CDW Bootleggers Ball

CONTENT

  • Categorized speakers, expo booths, and professional workshops
  • Witness the pioneers of new technologies and topics that push the boundaries of modern day innovation

Cars.com meets attendees at their expo booth

  • Home of the future of tech – past speakers include likes of Travis Kalanick (CEO, Uber) and Craig Newmark (Founder, Craigslist)
  • Technology’s leading CEOs, founders, and rule-breakers share their stories

Matt Mullenweg of WordPress & Stefan Wietz of Bing at Techweek

  • Gain a true understanding of some of tech’s most preeminent visionaries while they speak on topics ranging from developing their niche industries to managing mammoth tech empires.
  • Industry leaders gather on stage to fuel ground-breaking panels, and deliver keynotes These elements fuse on stage for a truly immersive experience.

CTOs Leon Chism, Harper Reed and others speak to a packed room

  • Partake in curated group discussions ranging from topics regarding how to handle a social media crisis to how to capture funding for your burgeoning startup.
  • Learn from industry experts and fellow attendees in this remarkable new, engaging format

Campfire session at the Polsinelli Smart Lounge

GETTING HERE

SANTA MONICA PIER

200 Santa Monica Pier,
Santa Monica, LA

The Pier is always open, and always fun, year-round.

Go west. If your shoes are wet, you’ve gone too far. The ramp at the intersection of Ocean and Colorado is your most direct route by car, bike or foot. If you know where you’re coming from, check the map below to map your route.

There is parking on the Pier deck, accessible via the ramp at Ocean and Colorado. There are also two lower lots accessible via Appian Way. Feel free to call the Parking Office at 310-458-8295 for seasonal hours and rates.

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WHO COMES TO TECHWEEK?

CEOs, entrepreneurs, innovators and dreamers meet at Techweek to see what’s next. Whether you are receiving legal advice at the Techweek Knowledge Bar, meeting your next co-founder in the expo or demoing the newest SaaS platform – your cup will never be empty.

LEARN

Soak up all the tech know-how across our many stages, panels, curated conversations, and Q&A sessions.

  • Four types of content. 40+ sessions. Cutting edge topics discussed in front of the Techweek audience.
  • 55+ speakers. Technical experts, eminent founders and CEOs.
  • Unparalleled audience engagement throughout the conference

EXPERIENCE

See the new wave of innovation before the rest of the pack gets to. Meet the very innovators changing the game.

  • 50+ companies show their newest technologies & 35+ companies looking to hire you
  • 50+ startups compete for $50k in cash and prizes
  • A plethora of bars and lounges to get to know your fellow Techweekers

GATHER

Find the perfect intersection of tech, music, fashion and fun. See the best of what your city has to offer.

  • After-parties featuring the likes of JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound, Calvin Harris and Tiesto
  • Tunes, foodtrucks, & festivities along the Santa Monica Pier
  • Fly from partner events to movie premieres to much, much more

50 Companies

  • Innovative products & insights from 50 companies
  • New business, new clients, and new perspectives – all at one of the nation’s most anticipated trade-shows

35+ Employers

  • 35+ tech companies looking for top talent
  • Meet hiring managers and find your next job in tech

40+ Sessions

  • Visions ranging from niche industries to mammoth tech empires
  • Panels and keynotes fuse onstage for a truly immersive experience

10+ Food Trucks

  • Sample special offerings from your city’s best food trucks on the Santa Monica Pier
  • Watch the judges vote to crown a favorite!

8+ World Class Workspaces

  • Interactive tour of the most dynamic office spaces in your city
  • Journey alongside local executives on their turf

3+ Killer Parties

  • LA’s most choice venues – open only to Techweek attendees
  • Break it down to the likes of Calvin Harris, JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound & Tiesto

15 Curated Conversations

  • Partake in in-depth curated conversations
  • Learn from industry experts and fellow attendees

50 Startups

  • Meet the teams building the future of tech
  • Watch startups compete for a grand prize of up to $50,000 in cash and prizes

5 Kegs

  • Take a break from the thrill while you imbibe with your new business partners or old friends
  • Daily Alumni meet-ups and happy hours

8 All Encompassing Topics

  • Categorized speakers, expo booths, and professional workshops
  • Witness the vanguard of new technologies
  • Topics that push the boundaries of what is considered the norm

15 Top Online Brands

  • The defining intersection of tech, ecommerce and fashion
  • Featuring tech enabled local and international designers

40+ Riveting Sessions

  • Past speakers include likes of Travis Kalanick (Uber) and Mayor Rahm Emanuel
  • The industry’s most visionary CEOs, founders, and rule-breakers

10+ Cutting Edge Games

  • Play cutting-edge games and see the best of what is coming up next
  • Compete, collaborate, and kick some butt with other attendees

5+ Discussions

  • Q&A sessions with industry experts
  • Dynamic content meets direct audience engagement

3 Killer Happy Hours

  • Take over Bar Techweek – kick it like only your company knows how!
  • Gather with your favorite associates to celebrate your amazing collaborative accomplishments

The end all, be all of passes

  • Meet the industries most visionary CEOs and tech leaders
  • Engage in Chatham House Rule convos
  • Gather at one of the most exclusive events of the year