Monday, November 24, 2014

REACH | Byte into the Future of Now (PHOTOS)

TechZulu and Gadget Review hosted their 4th REACH event, REACH | Byte into the Future of Now at the Tastemade Studios in Santa Monica earlier this November. In the beautifully lit demo stations set up inside the Tastemade kitchens, we were invited to grub on Garlo's Aussie pastries and Chop Daddy's sliders via DoorDash, ride electrobikes courtesy of Curbside Commuters, take step-and-repeat pics from a mobile photo booth Selfie Truck, get on-demand massages from Zeel, enjoy Mama's Boy chili-agave-pineapple-lime infusions, and...then, in true REACH fashion, Efren and Christen gave away over $6k in prizes to the wildly ecstatic winners. Here's a visual recap of how it all went down...

Monday, November 10, 2014

At the Helm: Women In Biz 2014 (PHOTOS)

At the Helm and founder, Alaia Williams, hosted the 4th annual At the Helm: Women In Biz 2014 conference this past October at General Assembly LA in Santa Monica. The day featured speakers, including Amber L. Wright, Dr. Jennifer Jones, Margalit Ward, Kelly Alexander, and Greg Hartle. There was lunch from Lemonade, followed by breakout sessions with Nidhi Lucky Handa and Julie Rose.

REACH | Byte into the Future of Now

I'm excited to shoot coverage at the next REACH | Byte into the Future of Now event coming up this Thursday, Nov. 13th at Tastemade in Santa Monica! Hosted by TechZulu and Gadget Review, there'll be tons of new gadgets to demo in the Tastemade kitchens, grub, drinks, and $6K+ in prize giveaways. Visit the event page to buy tickets (get $10 off on the TechZulu Facebook page) and follow #REACHNow for the latest updates.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

At The Helm: Women In Biz 2014

I'm super excited to participate in the upcoming At the Helm: Women in Biz 2014 conference as a sponsor! The event will take place October 25th at General Assembly LA in Santa Monica, and will feature speakers and breakout session leaders including Amber L. WrightDr. Jennifer Jones, Kelly Alexander, At the Helm founder Alaia Williams, and Nidhi Lucky Handa.

Dinner With a Cause 2014 | Downtown Women's Center

Last Thursday, the Downtown Women's Center held their annual Dinner With a Cause at the JW Marriott L.A. Live. The event honored longtime CEO Lisa Watson and successfully raised over $800,000 for their programs to end homelessness and poverty among women on Los Angeles' Skid Row.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Social 25 Honoree Party | Social Media Week LA

In September, What's Trending and Tubefilter presented their 3rd Annual Social Media Week Los Angeles "Social 25" honoree party in honor of social media's top 25 influencers. Here are highlights from my photo coverage of the event, produced by 30 Miles North and @KurtyD at 800MAIN, and featuring music by Templeton, Slim Chillers, blowtorched s'mores and donuts by Fill r Up, and more.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Photographing coverage in Downtown Los Angeles today for Karlin Ventures.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Girls in Tech LA | Summer Sip 2014

Girls in Tech LA hosted a Summer Sip mixer this August at General Assembly Los Angeles in Santa Monica. Here are a few highlights, including old-fashioned cocktail Jell-O shots by Ludlows Cocktail Co. (by co-founder of Coolhaus, Freya Estreller), raw superfood truffles by GoodBites, and a raffle giveaway from Belkin and Honest Company

Thursday, August 14, 2014

#TechLA Summer Jam 2014 (PHOTOS)

Leading LA startup incubator, Be Great Partners, hosted their #TechLA Summer Jam 2014 at the historic Mack Sennett Studios in Silverlake. Here are photo highlights from the day-long conference, featuring speaker panels, #BeGreatCup startup competition, and after-party.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Be Great #TechLA Summer Jam 2014 Tomorrow

Image via Be Great Partners
I'm excited to photograph coverage of tomorrow's #TechLA Summer Jam 2014, hosted by Los Angeles startup incubator, Be Great Partners. The conference will take place at LA landmark, Mack Sennett Studios, has 1500+ attendees signed up to hear 35 speakers from 500 Startups, Two Bit Circus, Pritzker Group, RYOT and others, plus 50 startups will compete for this year's Be Great Cup. To sign up and read the full event details, go to Be Great's event page here. Looking forward to seeing you there.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Be Great L.A. Women in Tech Night Out (PHOTOS)

Host, Nanxi Liu, CEO of Enplug (top right) with L.A. Women in Tech Night Out attendees.

Los Angeles startup incubator, Be Great Partners and Enplug CEO, Nanxi Liu, hosted an L.A. Women in Tech Night Out this past Wednesday at the Sofitel in Beverly Hills. Here are photo highlights from the packed event. With an impressive turnout, the event attracted a diverse group of both men and women to meet one another, enjoy some delicious mojitos, and talk tech and startups.

Monday, June 30, 2014

REACH | The Wearable Future (PHOTOS)

Last Thursday night, TechZulu and Gadget Review hosted REACH | The Wearable Future, or #REACHWearables, at Cross Campus' new location in Santa Monica. 

Here are highlights, including a showcase of wearable tech by Muse, Melon, OwnPhones, TouchT, PetBot and others, as well as up-and-coming startups like Postmates delivery service and the world's first 3D pen, CreoPopLA Times' tech reporter Andrea Chang led a panel with speakers including ShotTracker's Davyeon Ross, the Calbi Truck gave out free tacos, and TZ and GR gave away over $4K in prizes.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

REACH | The Wearable Future Tonight

I'll be photographing TechZulu and Gadget Review's REACH | The Wearable Future event tonight at Cross Campus in Santa Monica. LA Times tech reporter, Andrea Chang, will lead a speaker panel from 7:30pm featuring Ben Bateman of Indiegogo, Anna Jen the director of new ventures at Epson, Todd Harple of Intel's new devices group, and Davyeon Ross, co-founder of ShotTracker

A mixer will follow the panel from 8:35pm, and there will be free tacos from The Calbi Truck and over $4K in tech gadget giveaways. 

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Be Great At Sea 2014 (PHOTOS)

L.A. tech startup incubator, Be Great Partners, hosted their Be Great At Sea startup yacht party last week with 300 startups and entrepreneurs aboard Marina del Rey's largest private yacht, the FantaSea One.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Be Great At Sea: #LATech Startup Yacht Extravaganza

Image via Be Great Partners
I'm super excited to photograph tonight at Be Great At Sea, a mega startup yacht party in Marina Del Rey, hosted by startup incubator and accelerator, Be Great Partners.  The event will bring together 300 LA startups and entrepreneurs, with a host committee of startups including MeUndies, Enplug, BioBeats, DogVacay, TaskUs, Surf Air and others. For details, go here. Stay tuned, I'll be sharing photos here on Tech/Candid.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Be Great Partners Spring Social

LA-based startup accelerator and incubator, Be Great Partners, behind startups like, Enplug, and MeUndies, held their LA Startups Spring Social atop the Roof on Wilshire, just two blocks away from the Be Great office and coworking labs. Set poolside, surrounded by a 360 degree view of the city, the event brought together a happy crowd of tech startup founders, entrepreneurs and investors.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

REACH 2 / TechZulu 6 Year Anniversary

We had a blast. Here are photos I shot up on TechZulu's Facebook page, plus the video produced by Gabriel Soufo above, featuring interviews with REACH hosts Efren Toscano, founder of TechZulu, and Gadget Review founder Christen da Costa.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

REACH 2 + TechZulu 6 Year Anniversary Tomorrow

TechZulu and Gadget Review tomorrow as they host and celebrate their 2nd REACH event and TechZulu's 6 Year Anniversary at Dave & Busters' new LA location in Westchester. REACH will feature panels on cleantech, gaming, wearables and more, and the lineup will include keynote Cody Simms of startup accelerator, Techstars, plus speakers from Two Bit Circus, Indiegogo, Wearable World, and UCLA Institute for Innovation among others. We're excited to participate as a sponsor. See more photos from the last REACH event here and register here to attend. Hope to see you tomorrow!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Founder Friday Los Angeles 2014

Tina Hay founder of startup CardBlanc

On Friday, founder Tina Hay spoke at the Women 2.0 Founder Friday Los Angeles event at the Regus. In an intimate group, Tina shared her experiences as a real-life founder of her startup CardBlanc, a secure and free virtual debit card app now in early-access beta, addressing topics including the most important thing to focus on when you're developing a minimum viable product (MVP), challenges of raising funding, how to protect your startup in its early stages, the pros of hiring good people and cons of hiring based on price, and other lessons and common pitfalls to avoid when starting up.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Women In Tech Network - 2014 Planning Sessions

Women In Tech Network 2014 planning sessions
The Women In Tech Network (WITN) kicked off its 2014 planning sessions this week. The planning meeting, hosted by Freeman, Freeman & Smiley and sponsored by Elance, brought together female tech startup founders, entrepreneurs, and professionals across diverse industries, from entertainment, media, finance, law, gastronomy, fashion, and tech to public relations, to produce and organize a series of Angel Investor and VC panel events aimed at connecting more female startup founders with funding, which are slated to take place this Spring and Summer.   

Monday, December 16, 2013

Digital Family Reunion 2013

Digital Family Reunion 2013 at Skirball Cultural Center

On Wednesday night, the Digital Family Reunion held their 6th annual holiday party at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, and celebrated the inaugural socalTECH 50, a list of emerging "up-and-comers" in the Southern California tech ecosystem, boasting founders from some of the heaviest-hitting startups our region has to offer.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Techweek LA 2013

Techweek LA 2013

Chicago-based Techweek kicked off their very first Techweek LA event recently in a large industrial conference space called L3 inside the Santa Monica Place. The two-day conference featured a number of speaker panels, a LAUNCH competition with 50 startups, an expo and hiring fair, and culminated with a much-anticipated fashion tech runway show, followed by an after-party at 41 Ocean right by Santa Monica beach.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Karma Rescue Hackathon

Next weekend, Purina One and GOOD are collaborating with Karma Rescue, an animal rescue nonprofit focused on saving at-risk dogs from "high kill" LA dog shelters, and AngelHack to host a hackathon to brainstorm, prototype, and redesign the Karma Rescue website so it can be easier for adopting pets, reaching new supporters and building their community. 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

LA Tech Summit (PHOTOS)

Late last week, the LA Tech Summit, hosted by global human resources software-as-a-service technology company Cornerstone OnDemand at the Fairmont in Santa Monica, kicked off with Cornerstone's founder and CEO, Adam Miller, sitting down for a fireside chat with Mayor Eric Garcetti to talk about the future of Los Angeles tech. 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Tomorrow: LA Tech Summit, Santa Monica

Image via LA Tech Summit
The LA Tech Summit will take place tomorrow at the Fairmont Miramar in Santa Monica, and it will feature a lineup of digital leaders, many homegrown and from the Bay Area, that will kick off with a fireside chat with LA mayor, Eric Garcetti.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Coming Up: Techweek LA Nov. 21-22, Women in Tech + Fashion-Tech Runway Show

I'll be covering Techweek LA Nov. 21-22 at L3. I'm happy to see so many female founders + women in tech lined up to speak on a wide range of topics, from fashiontech to gaming to the future of media.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Digital LA Startup Fashion Show

Last Friday, Digital LA held a Fall 2013 startup fashion show at Cross Campus in Santa Monica. I captured highlights from the catwalk, which featured new fall designs from local LA startups, including costumes and sports clothing designer, ShapeShifterZ, featured above.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

REACH by TechZulu & GadgetReview (SLIDESHOW)

Here's the full set of photos from TechZulu and Gadget Review's #REACHgames event we sponsored. Highlights included a gaming panel, free tacos from the Calbi Truck, and tons of giveaways and prizes. Check out photos here and here, or press play to watch the slideshow above.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

REACH by TechZulu & Gadget Review - Disruptive Technologies Impacting the Future of Gaming

We're super excited to be doing official event photography for TechZulu & Gadget Review's upcoming REACH | Disruptive Technologies Impacting the Future of Gaming at Cross Campus on Thursday, October 24th at 7pm.

REACH is a quarterly event series diving into what's coming next in tech and giving you the opportunity to experience gadgets first-hand. The event will bring together gaming tech enthusiasts, influencers, creators, and developers to discuss the next evolution of gaming. Sign up and view the full event details. We'll share photos here on Tech/Candid, so stay tuned.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

PER® Conferences 2013

This summer, I photographed two full-day conferences for Physicians' Education Resource®, LLC (PER®), the 12th Annual International Congress on the Future of Breast Cancer® and the 14th Annual International Lung Cancer Congress® at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach. Coverage highlights included speaker panels and Q&A, faculty headshots, participants mingling, the Sixth Annual Addario Foundation Keynote Lecture by Tony S.K. Mok, and the 2013 "Giants of Cancer Care" reception to honor pioneers making landmark achievements in oncology. 

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Silicon Beach Fest 2013 (Photos)

Silicon Beach Fest just wrapped over the weekend. Here are some highlights from events I attended last week, including the Digital Women Luncheon, opening party, fashion tech panels, and the Women Developers panel.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Silicon Beach Fest Starts Tomorrow

I'll be covering Silicon Beach Fest, which starts tomorrow Wednesday, June 19th and goes through Saturday, the 22nd, in different locations in Santa Monica. For details, visit their website and view their full schedule and speakers. Find additional updates on their Facebook and on Twitter @SBFestLA and follow event hashtag #SBF. This is my first Silicon Beach Fest. Hope to catch you there!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

LegalTech West Coast 2013

Therese Miller, Of Counsel, Shook, Hardy & Bacon (right).

I recently shot the LegalTech West Coast 2013 conference, an ALM event, for the Los Angeles-based video production and content marketing agency, 4WT Media. Here are a few shots from the conference, including keynote by D. Casey Flaherty, Corporate Counsel for Kia Motors, speaker panels, and a Cisco code of conduct discussion with Law Technology News Editor-in-Chief, Monica Bay.

Renegade Women's Conference 2013

Gracious hosts, Donna Queza (left) and Nailah Blades (right) with speaker, Dr. Danielle Dowling (center).

On April 12th, I had an exciting opportunity to shoot the Renegade Women's Conference as an official sponsor. The inspiring all-women business conference, co-organized by the gracious business coaching duo, Donna + Nailah, brought together diverse women entrepreneurs and business owners of all levels to hear from phenomenal speakers and panelists, including Escape from Cubicle Nation author Pamela Slim, the soulful relationship expert and life coach Dr. Danielle Dowling, and Emmy award-winning Natalie MacNeil founder of She Takes on the World.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Built In LA's First Digital Leaders Event

Built In LA, an online community, platform and resource for Los Angeles startups, entrepreneurs, and innovators, held their inaugural Digital Leaders Event last Wednesday. 

Sponsored by New World Ventures (a member of The Pritzker Group), William Blair, Cooley, Silicon Valley Bank, Sure Payroll, 4WT Media, and Enplug, Built In LA launched the first in an event series which will bring together entrepreneurs, founders, incubators, universities, studios, and investors from the LA startup community, and take place quarterly.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Startup World Los Angeles

Host, Hermione Way from The Next Web and Louise Hart of Steady On Productions

Startup World
, a global competition held in 20 cities worldwide, made their second-stop in Los Angeles. Hosted by The Next Web's Hermione WayStartup World Los Angeles featured pitches from 10 Los Angeles semi-finalist startups including CreatorUpStagedomArtKive, ValarmLawKickAlumniFunderBitiumEnplug, Teachmeo, and Realty Mogul.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Thursday, February 28, 2013

TechZulu + Digital LA's Black + Red Bash Tonight

We are incredibly excited to be a sponsor for tonight's TechZulu and Digital LA's Black and Red 5 Year Anniversary Bash! Check out the event details and get your free ticket hereStay tuned, we'll be sharing photos from the evening here on the blog and our Facebook page. See you tonight!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

"Meet Our Candidates" LA Mayoral Forum

The Laurel Canyon Association hosted a "Meet Our Candidates" mayoral forum on Friday with all key candidates for Los Angeles mayor: Eric Garcetti, Jan Perry, Kevin James, and Wendy Greuel.

Moderated by KNBC 4 news anchor, Robert Kovacik, the event kicked off with a presentation by Paul Edelman, Deputy Director of the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, on the Laurel Canyon Wildlife Corridor, followed by candidate pitches for LA City Attorney, Controller, and School Board, before it opened up for the mayoral forum.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Women 2.0 Conference 2013 "The Next Billion"

Closing keynote by Lynda Weinman, Co-founder and Executive Chair of

Women 2.0's 2013 San Francisco Conference "The Next Billion" took place on Valentine's Day at the Westin St. Francis. Hosted by Kara Swisher, Founder of AllThingsD, the conference brought together an incredible caliber of speakersfinalists and judges together, with a focus on addressing the next billion consumers, markets, and products. 

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Women 2.0 Conference 2013 Feature | Bloomberg Businessweek

We are featured today in Bloomberg Businessweek in an article by Karen E. Klein titled "Women Who Run Tech Startups Are Catching Up." She highlights new research from tech entrepreneur and academic researcher Vivek Wadhwa and Kauffman Foundation's forthcoming report, "Women in Technology: Evolving, Ready to Save the World" which is based on an online survey of 500 women in tech (in and outside the US), to be published in the spring. 

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Google for Entrepreneurs Partners With Women 2.0

In September, Google launched Google for Entrepreneurs, a new umbrella of global programs and partnerships to support startups and entrepreneurs. As part of their effort, Google teamed up with Women 2.0, and their first joint initiative includes bringing Founder Friday events to more cities around the world! A few of my photos from Founder Friday LA are featured on Women 2.0's Google for Entrepreneurs page and article announcing the partnership. 

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

TechZulu Tech Crawl Venice 2012

TechZulu hosted their Venice Beach Tech Crawl last Thursday. Starting around 5:30-6pm, crawlers began gathering at Mogreet. As it started getting packed, we joined a small group with our designated group leader and kicked off our tour of tech startups across Venice!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

TechZulu Tech Crawl Santa Monica 2012

To watch the full photo slideshow from TechZulu's Tech Crawl Santa Monica 2012, press the play button above. View more photos from the event on my Flickr here.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Founder Friday LA (May 4, 2012)

To view the photo slideshow from Women 2.0 Founder Friday Los Angeles in May 2012, press play above. View photos on Women 2.0's Facebook page.

Friday, April 13, 2012

MEGA Startup Weekend 2012

To watch the full photo slideshow from MEGA Startup Weekend 2012, press the play button above. View more photos on my Flickr here.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Women 2.0 PITCH Conference 2012

To watch the full photo slideshow from Women 2.0 PITCH Competition & Conference 2012 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, press the play button above. View the full online gallery here and all photos on Women 2.0's Facebook page here and here.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Women 2.0 PITCH Finalist Dinner 2012

To view photo slideshow, click above to play Women 2.0 PITCH Finalist Dinner 2012 at Bluxome Street Winery. View more photos in the online gallery here and on Women 2.0's Facebook page here.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Founder Friday SF (Oct. 7, 2011)

To check out the full photo slideshow from Founder Friday SF in October, press play above. You can also view photos on Women 2.0's Facebook page.

Friday, September 9, 2011

MEGA Startup Weekend 2011

To watch the full photo slideshow of MEGA Startup Weekend 2011 at Microsoft in Mountain View, CA, press the play button above. View more photos from the event on my Flickr page here.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Founder Friday SF (Sept. 2, 2011)

Press play above to view the photo slideshow from Women 2.0 Founder Friday SF. View more photos on Women 2.0's Facebook page here.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Founder Friday (Video)

Watch the Women 2.0 Founder Friday video shot at the Press Club in San Francisco on August 5, 2011. You can join a free Founder Friday event in a city near you, follow Founder Friday on Twitter, or learn more on Women 2.0's website.

Founder Friday SF (August 5, 2011)

To watch the photo slideshow from the Women 2.0 Founder Friday SF event, press the play button above. To see more photos, go to the Women 2.0 Facebook page here. You can also view the video we made at this event on Vimeo here.