Startup Matchmaking Night

*** Special guest, Mark Suster from GRP Ventures, will be giving a keynote announcement ***
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* Announcement from Mike Gammarino about Students4Startups *

There are a TON of great young startups in LA right now. It grows every month. We'll be hosting STARTUP MATCHMAKING NIGHT in early October. We have a handful of the brightest startups in the area coming out for some happy hour shenanigans, and more importantly some talent scouting.

The idea is pretty simple, each company rep at the happy hour will have a 'Hello' badge that says what kind of talent they're looking for, and all the people looking for a gig will have a different badge that shows their specialty.

The companies we have confirmed so far are:

Sometrics http://www.sometrics....
Sometrics delivers social intelligence combining deep, relevant social analytics with precision-targeted ad serving and social branding capabilities – creating a way to monetize the social web. Funded by Mail Room Fund, Greycroft Partners and Steamboat Ventures.
- Sys Admin
- Senior PHP
- Python

Beachmint http://www.beachmint....
Beachmint is a specialty e-commerce company funded by NEA and Anthem Ventures.
Looking for:
- Frontend Developer (jQuery)
- QA (Selenium)
- Senior PHP (Zend/Magento)

Mobile retail.
- iPhone
- Frontend dev

Geodelic http://www.geodelic.c...
Mobile location, similar to Yelp/Layar. Funded by Clearstone, Shasta Ventures, MK Capital.
- QA Automation Engineer
- Andorid Developer

GumGum is the world's largest in-image ad network, funded by First Round Capital, DFJ and GRP Ventures.

DealQuad http://www.dealquad.c...
- Design/Product

Burstly is an in-application advertising management tool to help mobile app developers optimize their ad space and inventory. Funded by GRP Ventures and Rincon Venture Partners.
- iPhone
- Android http://www.unsubscrib...
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- Blackberry
- Android
- UI

Swirl by DailyCandy
Swirl is the new online sample sale site created in partnership with DailyCandy.

- iPhone

ShareSquare http://getsharesquare...
- Python

MindJolt http://www.mindjolt.c...
Social gaming. Funded by Austin Ventures.
- Java
- Flash

Big open data platform. Funded by Andreesen / Miramar.
- NoSQL Specialist
- Large Data Processing
- Data Engineer

- iphone

Cramster http://www.cramster.c...
Cramster is the leading provider of online homework help for college and high students. Funded by Primera Capital and angel investor Shai Reshef.
- iPhone
- C# Engineer
- Frontend Dev

Volly is a group communication platform aimed at planning
casual events with friends. Funded by Idealab.
- Ruby/JS/CSS Web Engineers
- iPhone Developers

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  • Living the D.

    This event destroyed !

    February 11, 2011

  • Noel B.

    Met some talented folks. Still in need of MVC PHP backend, AS3 Pros, and Jquery/AJAX UI experts.

    October 14, 2010

  • William H.

    This was fun. The red/blue badge thing was interesting. I couldn't remember which meant what but that made it more fun. I guess the slightly weird thing was that while I was not surprised to see headhunters there, I wasn't really "looking for a job" so to speak.

    October 13, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    This reminded me of the tech boom in LA back in the early 90's - the energy in the room was palatable. I especially enjoyed meeting Mark and gaining valuable advice for my biz plan which will cut down on delays in getting funding when we're ready. Thanks for organizing! I thought it was great - red tag or no tag, rain or no rain, organization or no organization.:)

    October 11, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    The venue was too small for the amount of people that showed, we also got asked to leave the salsa area, making it crazy. Good group though.

    October 8, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Running out of Red (?) badges was LAME. Would be great to even have them printed for even greater clarity of purpose. While the space was constrained by rain...It would also be great to have some sort of 'structure' so that it were easier for employers to meet candidates and vice verse. It was pretty random....

    October 6, 2010

  • Juan Pablo B.

    Good turn out. Unfortunately, the venue was too small for the number of people there and it was also loud which made it hard to have conversations.

    October 6, 2010

  • Living the D.

    This was in incredible event...Reminded me of how things were when I lived through the last tech boom in Silicon Valley..All sorts of positive, creative people attempting to make a difference....I hope to work with one of these firms in the near future ! Thanks for organzing !

    October 6, 2010

  • Anil Pattni (.

    I'm the Organizer of and I was wondering if anyone travelled up from OC to attend this event?

    October 6, 2010

  • Ilya H.

    While it was very nice to meet people doing interesting startupy things, I was disappointed to see disproportionally more people looking for employees than people looking for work. In addition, the venue was too small for the number of people invited, and a bit awkwardly arranged. In the future I would love to see more clear delineation between startups and people looking to work there, a bigger (and thus slightly quieter) venue, and perhaps even a focus on one or another subset of employees (i.e. a "business dev / legal" focus, a "developer" focus, a "design/UX" focus, etc) to narrow down the types of people who participate.

    October 6, 2010

  • Anil Pattni (.

    I really enjoyed this meetup, met, lots of interesting people, interesting conversations and had fun.

    October 6, 2010

  • bashir E

    great job William. Good people. Heavy on the recruiter side a bit. Need to get the word out to developer circles/mailing lists and business/marketing professionals more next time. All in all, excellent event. Great turn out. Fantastic people.

    October 6, 2010

  • Drew G.

    The event was awesome; A True Quality of People and Time. Kudos to William for organizing!

    October 6, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good mixer. I would suggest spinning this out into two events. One for hiring and another for like minded entrepreneurs.

    October 6, 2010

  • Anne W.

    Good people - good times.

    October 6, 2010

  • Noel B.

    The event was a bit lopsided with Red Tags, but I enjoyed meeting folks from both sides of the fence.

    October 6, 2010

  • Erin W.

    This was a great event! I had the opportunity to meet with impressive people in all phases of the "startup" and enjoyed every conversation!

    October 6, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great people and ideas.

    October 5, 2010

  • Vishal B.

    Looking to connect with php, .net professionals. I have a startup called Exxat Systems

    October 5, 2010

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