Demo Night / Happy Hour

UPDATE: Special keynote by Eytan Elbaz, current co-founder of Scopely, a social engagement platform, and formerly VP and founder of Applied Semantics, which was acquired by Google.

7:30-8:30pm - Meet the Companies
8:45pm - Keynote by Eytan Elbaz
9:00pm+ - serious party time

UPDATE: Venue changed to VLounge. Also will have 7 drink specials themed after each company.

Come join us for happy hour drinks and tech nerdery. There are quite a few startups and apps coming out of LA that are gaining traction very quickly. Let's find out more about them!!

Here's the tentative list:

DealQuad, founded by Jeffrey Appelbaum, is a deal site for colleges. Growing like crazy.

Pose, founded by Dustin Rosen, is a photo sharing app for the style conscious. Featured on front page of Apple Store.

BetterWorks, founded by Paige Craig, Sizhao Yang and George Ishii, is creating the next-generation of employee wellness, perks and benefits. 

Beachmint (JewelMint)
Beachmint, founded by Josh Berman and Diego Berdakin, is a next-generation e-commerce company focused on celebrity-endorsed continuity brands. 

ShareSquare, founded by Matthias Galica, is a mobile promotional platform for bands and brands.

CitySourced, founded by Jason Kiesel, is a real time mobile civic engagement tool.

Grindr, founded by Joel Simkhai, is a location-based mobile app for gay, bi, or curious guys. Every app on this list wishes they had as many members as Grindr!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Had a good experience. I (and it seems others) were expecting actual presentations. The organizers made a few unsuccessful attempts at getting the groups attention. Playing with the clubs lighting should have done the trick. I enjoyed speaking the the sponsors and the people I met - so overall a successful meet-up!

    April 29, 2011

  • Pete M.

    Thanks for organizing the event. Several people that I spoke with agreed that the music was too loud to have meaningful conversations.

    April 29, 2011

  • Juan G.

    Great turnout. Appreciate all the valuable input and exchange of ideas.

    April 29, 2011

  • amul p.

    Very cool.. more please!

    April 28, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was extremely hard to hold a conversation for more then 15 seconds. I could barely even hear myself and had to literally yell at people so they could hear me.

    April 28, 2011

  • adam w.

    Great Croud and energy, unfortunately the music was much too loud and the venue to small. people couldn't hold group conversations. the organizer didn't know if it should be a Club Experience where the music is up or a Networking event where startups could learn from each other and pitch their services. Good intentions but poorly executed. Hopefully next time the kinks get ironed out.

    April 28, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good crowd but music was waaaaaay too loud for any meaningful dialogue

    April 28, 2011

  • Chris I.

    Great turnout, good people, we're goin to need a bigger venue next time!

    April 28, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Too loud for conversation....ensuing pandemonium until the keynote speaker appeared to give up on the idea of attempting to speak. Demos were abandoned. Remind me to pass next time.

    April 28, 2011

  • Gabriel D.

    Music was way too loud, demoing companies should have had a chance to speak about their products. Too many people, keynote speaker couldn't even get people to shush. I saw the valiant efforts made to quiet the crowd, but to no avail.

    That said, had a great time.

    April 28, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Met exactly who I wanted....good event!

    April 28, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

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    1 · April 27, 2011

  • Badar A.

    Just pre-launched my own startup @
    Looking forward to meet some cool startup peeps tonight!

    April 27, 2011

  • Steve B.

    Look forward to seeing you @johnshiple Big things happening at REGARD in the mobile / social / xCommerce intersection!

    April 27, 2011

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    April 27, 2011

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    April 27, 2011

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    April 27, 2011

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    April 27, 2011

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    I have one... OH BOY.

    April 26, 2011

  • Matthias G.

    BONUS! Any attendees who inform me that they have a ShareSquare account will be entitled to receive an embrace of their choice (handshake, hug, spoon or piggyback ride). Caveat: the duration of aforementioned contact will likely approach thresholds of either discomfort or social awkwardness as the evening progresses.

    1 · April 26, 2011

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