Sasha Talks Tech
startup stories, trends and digital lifestyle hacks
Kick off your 4th of July under the sun with a refreshing cocktail, your favorite technologists, and Virtual Reality games!
We know startups are looking for a few main resources to help propel their growth, and that’s exactly who we invite to join us at the 2017 TechDay Los Angeles at The Reef Los Angeles September 14th from 10 am to 5pm.
TechDay offers a unique opportunity to showcase your brand and connect with 35,000 attendees! TechDay brings together the entire Greater Los Angeles tech community. Industry leaders, new startups, investors and tons of press.
The District's General Assembly brings together powerhouses Weebly, Square and Google Cloud to host a Summer eCommerce event!
Happening Monday, July 17 from 6:00-8:30pm attendees will learn how to boost sales with omni channel marketing practices and hear from some of the top D.C eCommerce owners and experts.
Taking place this year from June 13-15 is the E3 three-day gaming world marathon in Los Angeles. It’s where the massive giants of the gaming industry will announce all the projects they’ve been working on behind closed door. The gaming industry has now surpassed the film industry in Hollywood as a most money-making industry.
Every technology company worth their weight in salt will want to book their spot in the multiple halls and arenas to lure consumers in and have a look, test and potentially buy their wares. Some of the biggest names in the industry will take their rightful and usual spots in the marathon timetable, this of course means, Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, Capcom, Namco Bandai and Epic Games will all be in attendance. However, there’s so much to watch out for, but here’s a rundown of the most anticipated events on the calendar.
Editors note: Sasha Horne is an award-winning journalist turned digital media entrepreneur. A former TV news reporter, correspondent and CNN Fellow now travels the world helping startups, brands, and entrepreneurs craft their digital presence.
As a kid, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was one of my favorite cartoons. Raphael was my favorite turtle (always the prankster), but my favorite character was April O'Neill, the reporter for Channel 6 News.
From taking my dad's camcorder into the front yard to do "live" news reports to my 6th grade communication arts class where we produced our own television shows, for as long as I can remember my goal in life was to work in news.
On October 25th some of the hottest startups gathered as a testimony to why Silicon Beach is one of the innovative startup ecosystems on the globe.
The conference boasted an impressive roster of women in tech including "The Valley Girl" Jesse Draper and Upfront Venture's Kerry Bennett.
It's a great start to see more inclusion, and we hope next year will feature even more diversity in both the panelists and keynotes.
Check out highlights below.
If you are a brand or a blogger and are looking to develop your brand and business, there are so many options these days. The fact that you already have an online presence is great. But there is certainly more that you can do to build up your audience. It can take some hard work and dedication, but it might be time to branch out into some different areas.
One area that is growing and growing in popularity is vlogging. Not only is it a great way to directly connect with your audience or customers, you can also earn money.
Vlogging can increase your followers and readership as well. With the likes of Facebook Live now too, video is where social media and marketing is at. So if you aren’t already doing it, why not? Here are a few ideas to get you started, if you’re not sure where to start.
#SecretsOfSuccessfulWomen series presented by Press Pass L.A. and Stiletto Gal is back at Expert DOJO in Santa Monica
Join Sasha Talks Tech Wednesday, August 31 to hear inspirational stories from the point of view of successful women entrepreneurs who have worked their way from the bottom all the way to the top
I also loved the PHHHOTO booth. If you haven't downloaded the app yet you must! It's a lot of fun, plus you can share your #PHHHOTO's across all of your social media.
More pix below!
Tech.Co and WeAreLATech are coming together to present the best local female-founded startups while celebrating the greater LA startup and tech community.
Come join us for drinks, tacos, and great conversation, while supporting your favorite local startups as we search for the best early stage startups around.
Startups, apply today.
This weekend I'll be talking tech in Long Beach as more than 3,000 attendees converge at the 2nd annual Wonder Women Tech Conference (WWT). Read on for how to watch live!
Wonder Women Tech (WWT) is a nonprofit that highlights, educates, and celebrates women and diversity in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics) innovation and entrepreneurialism. Our platform offers a variety of speakers, panel discussions, coding classes, hackathons and other dynamic initiatives geared towards empowering women and girls in STEAM.
We will explore areas in:
Innovations in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math, Startups/Startup Culture, Female Founders, Diversity and Inclusion, Social Innovation, Aerospace, Bioengineering, Engineering, Eco-Tech, Robotics, Mathematics, Leadership, Closing the Gender Gap, Pioneers in Tech, Space exploration, Future of Travel, Mobility, Automotive Innovation, The Intersection between Arts and STEM, Healthcare technology, Sports technology, and more.
Sasha Talks Tech is excited to present an award at LA’s 1st Annual Timmy Awards in an effort to recognize the best places for technology professionals to work.
The "Timmys" are hosted by Tech in Motion, a national events organization for tech enthusiasts created by Jobspring Partners & Workbridge Associates.
On Thursday, March 24th Nominees will compete for awards in each of the following categories:
LA's Best Tech Startup
LA's Best Technology Manager
LA's Best Technology Work Culture
The Timmy Awards winners and nominees will be recognized at a gala event this spring on Thursday, March 24th, 2016. The evening will begin with cocktails, hor d'oeuvres, music and product demos from the best of the best in Silicon Beach.
Visit Tech in Motion to learn more about The Timmy Awards!
Is there something you are trying to accomplish in the Los Angeles tech community? Whether it be product marketing, user acquisition, employment branding, or thought leadership, Tech in Motion: Los Angeles can help! We currently have 2015 sponsorship opportunities available that will align with the goals you’re trying to achieve with your new app, company, or upcoming event. For more information follow this link or send us a meetup message!
Likuid Art is the innovative intersection of visual artists, curators and technology.
With a goal of revolutionizing the way you see and experience art, the service offers an easily accessible online platform and delivers these breathtaking works to any digital canvas you choose – on-demand anywhere, anytime.
Sasha Talks Tech Digital Diplomat Gerald Yates attended the launch party in Downtown LA. Read on to hear all about the live action visual art.
I've spent the past few weeks interviewing trendsetters who are living life their way, pursing passion and purpose over a "traditional" career.
I'll be rolling out that series soon along with a ton of fun giveaways.
Watch my Youtube videos below and check out 3 events I'm super excited about attending!
With hundreds of Youtubers from across the globe in Southern California for Vidcon last week, the
Youtube Space in Playa Vista hosted a Hoedown Throwdown after party featuring down home BBQ, line dancing, and a red carpet accented with hay.
The highlight of the evening was interviewing Cakes by ChoppA (video coming soon!)
Check out photos below from Sasha Talks Tech contributor @GabesGallery
Can you believe it is August already?!
Tech meetups, single in the city, networking, or an adventure
No matter what you are into, our August guide of LA events has a little something for everyone!
Tech meetups, single in the city, networking, or an adventure
No matter what you are into, our July guide of LA events has a little something for everyone!
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