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LA Entrepreneur Events I’m Watching

by Larry Chiang on December 2, 2013

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Los Angeles

December 02, 2013

Now that the LA men have shaved their Movember glory, it’s time to kick Christmas prep into high gear.  And we’re wasting no time with an ABSOLUTELY packed week of events!

And when you’re not busy this week at events, be sure to check out our featured startup, Smartest K12.  They just raised money from the UCLA VC Fund to extend the reach of their platform, “which enables teachers to manage assignments and assessments online and receive immediate, actionable results on every student”.

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Interactive Gaming Salon ($5 off with code “game”)

December 3rd 4:00pm

Microsoft is hosting a discussion on trends in gaming, including technologies like the Kinect, virtual reality headsets and new developments in augmented reality gaming. 

13031 W. Jefferson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90094 | View in Calendar


Los Angeles Challenge Cup (FREE)

December 4th 5:30pm

Produced by Washington, DC based-incubator 1776, The Challenge Cup is a global competition to identify and celebrate the most promising startups tackling the biggest challenges. The competition will center on startups innovating in four primary categories: education, health, energy, and smart cities.

Cross Campus – 820 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA | View in Calendar

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SendGrid Delivered International Tour – Los Angeles (FREE)

December 5th 2:00pm

A special event about all things email. Developers and marketers alike will take away best practices, tips for better deliverability, and information on getting the most from your email provider.

ROC – 604 Arizona Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401 | View in Calendar


#100Startups Santa Monica New Tech Holiday Party (FREE)

December 5th 6:00pm

Over the past year, over 100 startups have pitched at the Santa Monica New Tech Meetup. Next Thursday, join them for a reunion of the startups, and learn how far the’ve come.

Cross Campus – 820 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401 | View in Calendar


LA CEOs presents: Got Change? (FREE)

December 6th 8:00am

A fireside chat with Sam Friedman, CEO of ParkMe, on changing consumer behavior and working with municipalities. Please join us for an intellectually stimulating presentation, conversation, and problem solving round table. This event is restricted to funded CEOs & CFOs only. No Service providers.

120 Broadway #300, Santa Monica, CA 90401 | View in Calendar


Hack for LA (FREE)

December 7th 8:30am

Join the largest civic hackathon in Southern California and help address some complex local problems.

2530 Cincinnati Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90033 | View in Calendar


Virtual Piggy Hackathon (FREE)

December 7th 9:00am

Win $10,000 and a Virtual Piggy Internship at the Virtual Piggy Hackathon while teaching kids and teens to effectively manage their money. 

USC Davidson Conference Center, 3415 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90089 | View in Calendar


Music Startup Weekend ($55)

December 7th 9:00am

Groove to the beat of your favorite tune while jamming out a music related startup over the course of a weekend. 

The Collective – 8383 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211 | View in Calendar

Startup Grind LA hosts David Lee (SV Angel) ($10-$25)

December 9th 6:00pm

Pivotal Labs – 631 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Toys 4 Tots, Alcohol 4 Adults ($30+)

December 11th 6:00pm

Cross Campus: 820 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA

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