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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.
#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
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!
Editors Note: Sasha Talks Tech Digital Diplomat Harper contributed to this post.
Check out the company that beat out Google as Fortune Magazine's best place to work!
Cornerstone OnDemand received nods ranking on Fortune Magazine's top 10 list of Best Large Workplaces in Technology.
The Silicon Beach startup which provides talent management, learning, and performance management software was the only Los Angeles-based company featured in Fortunes’s feature "30 Best Workplaces in Technology," beating out tech giants like Google and Yelp in the process.
The Luxury Technology Show produced by RAND Luxury was held on September 30 at the W Hotel in Hollywood.
The event featured innovations from some of the most prestigious brands from around the world, see 5 of my favs below.
5 Luxury Gadgets We Love from the 2015 Luxury Technology Show
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
Move over Barbie and Bratz, there’s a new doll in town aiming to empower young girls to explore business leadership roles.
It's no secret there is still an imbalance when it comes to male vs. female CEOs and executives. And what better source to change these statistics than to reach out to young girls of the next generation?!
iBesties are a fun and modern alternative to the current dolls on the shelf and empower girls in the areas of business, technology and STEM learning.
The story of middle school techies are making terms like coding, design, and entrepreneur into the minds of young girls.
iBesties was created by child therapist Jenae Hetikamp and Gina Heitkamp, a tech-savvy MBA who has always lamented the gender disparity in technology and entrepreneurship careers.
From "Digital Diva" to "Gadget Girl" to "Business Boss" there is a doll suited for each different tech avenue. The project is currently being crowdfunded via Kickstarter and you still have time to support.
Click here to check out the Kickstarter campaign.
Each Saturday on #SashaTalksTech i'll be featuring a new video on my Youtube Channel Youtube.com/SashaHorne so be sure to subscribe so you don't miss out!
This week's video was shot at Collision Conference in Las Vegas where I talk tech with Deepak Atyam and Alex Finch with UC San Diego's SEDS which stands for Students for the Exploration and Development of Space.
L.A. Tech Day brings together a massive amount of startups all under the same roof for show and tell. Check out some of our faves below.
Submitted photos via D. Kirkland
For the second year in a row, Sasha Talks Tech is at E3!
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And tune in to our new Youtube Series launching July 11th to see gameplay and more1
Get paid to party...
...learn how to mediate.....lust over gadgets and rock out with four of my go-to apps this spring.
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SURKUS-Get paid to party!
As you may have read, I'm relatively new to Los Angeles. I moved here a little over a year ago from Washington, DC.
To go out with out breaking the bank, check out Surkus. With headquarters right here in LA, Surkus specializes in "crowd-casting". Here 's how it works: Download the app, set your zipcode, and you'll begin receiving castings for invites to events in your neighborhood. Submit to the event and if you're cast, not only do you receive a free night out on the town (your drinks and sometimes food is included) you also get PAID! Surkus goers earn between $50-$150 per event!
Surkus cuts out the middle man, pushy club promoters.
HAPPIFY- a scientific path to happiness
There software developers may live in Latvia, but Happify --an app that uses science to increase your happinss --hits close to home.
We all know what it's like to feel stress it could work, family, money, or all of the above. But it's how we react to that stress that dictates our true happiness. Happify helps re-train your brain.
With fun games and thought provoking diary entries you slowly, over time, feel less stressed out when the curve balls of life come your way. Available online or for iOS.
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SOUNDCLOUD-that's my jam!
I'm not ashamed to admit, when I like a song, I LOVE a song! I play it again and again and again on repeat, then I play it some more.
To switch things up a bit, lately i've been finding some of my favorites on SoundCloud and then I spend an hour listening to different renditions. Check it out and see for yourself.
On December 3, entertainment brands, social media influencers, and marketing professionals gathered at the W Hotel in Hollywood for [a]listdaily's summit on mobile marketing.
For the uninitiated, [a]listdaily is an online publication that shoots out a daily newsletter focused entirely on video game and entertainment marketing news.
Topics included transforming Hollywood and an inside look at how videos are consumed online.
Check out our social media recap below via Storify.
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
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