Tuesday, October 6, 2015
This Saturday, October 10th, I'll be photographing coverage of TECHmunch Los Angeles, hosted by the twice webby-nominated BakeSpace.com, founded by video producer, Babette Pepaj. The national traveling food bloggers conference will kick off all day from 9am-5pm at Cross Campus Santa Monica. I'm particularly excited to see and hear Evan Kleiman, Host of KCRW's "Good Food," talk podcasting for the Podcasting: How to Tap Into Your Community Through Storytelling panel! There will be food and drink from Mendocino Farms and more. Read the full line-up here. If you're about to buy your ticket, you can enter techcandid to receive a 15% off discount before checkout. Hope to see you there.
On the first of October, I went to see an old friend Roseli, hear a Q&A with Sophia Amoruso, and catch Phases perform, all at the new Nasty Gal store on the 3rd Street Promenade, in celebration of the paperback launch of #GIRLBOSS. Roseli, who designs her own line of artisan-crafted textiles for Ilano, introduced me to a few of the other female creative founders, including Deena of Nouvella and Alicia + Natasha of Aeline, who are among the talented women building their creative businesses to receive grants this year through the #Girlboss Foundation.
Monday, September 21, 2015
Just recently, Built in Los Angeles hosted 15 of LA's fastest-growing tech startups that are hiring, along with startup job seekers, to meet and learn about each company's unique culture and job openings at The Wellesbourne in West LA.
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
In June, budding coffee entrepreneur Vincent Young followed up his coffee pop-up in May with another "third wave" coffee pop-up at Ryozan Park, this time at Otsuka and he brought Yukari Toda of ABC Coffee Club on board to barista together. I recorded Vincent, Yukari, and Rachel (one of Ryozan Park's owners), to hear about the pop-up and how it came together: Vincent shares how he left a software engineering job to pursue his passion for coffee. Yukari, who runs operations at ABC Coffee Club, a monthly craft coffee delivery startup, talks about how it works (in Japanese), and Rachel shares a story of how Vincent incubated his coffee pop-up idea at Ryozan Park, where he lives. 六月に、ビンセントがまたリョウザン・パークで第 2 回コーヒーのポップアップショップを開きました。
Saturday, September 5, 2015
Next Thursday night, Sept 10th, I'll be shooting coverage at Built in LA's "Meet LA's Fastest Growing Startups" event at The Wellesbourne in West LA. From startups like Omaze to FabFitFun, the already sold-out event will showcase 15 of LA's top hiring technology startups and give prospective candidates an opportunity to meet them face-to-face and get to know their culture and open positions. I'm excited to cover the event and see you there!
Thursday, July 23, 2015
In June, Startup Grind Tokyo hosted a fireside chat moderated by Tamami Ushiki, Tokyo director of Startup Grind, and featuring Emi Takemura Miller, co-founder of Peatix, a global event registration platform and mobile ticketing startup that launched in Japan to give organizers "tools to create, promote, and sell out" their events. After expanding its offices to New York and Singapore 2 years ago, Peatix recently landed a $5M Series B round to grow its presence to more cities worldwide. Held inside TIP*S / 3x3 Labo, Emi shared her Peatix startup journey in a conversation in Japanese with Tamami that you can listen to here. The event was originally part of #SGWomen, a global event series celebrating female founders of tech startups.
Friday, June 12, 2015
In May, the Women's Innovation School of Japan held their 2nd forum in Shinagawa, Tokyo, on the topic of achieving work-life balance in Japan. Here are candids from the forum that included opening remarks from founder, Takako Kawakita, and culminated with a speaker panel, featuring Kanya Shimoji, Tomoko Ito, Yuka Shimada of Unilever, and Mariko Miyazaki.
Sunday, May 31, 2015
Last Saturday, I documented an all-female Git for Beginners meetup co-produced by PyLadies Tokyo and Javajo for women engineers, programmers, and beginners learning to code. Held at ALBERT's new location inside the Shinjuku Nomura Building, members from each group taught different aspects of GitHub. Afterwards, we went out together for a nomihodai, or an all-you-can-drink, and shabu-shabu dinner.
先週の土曜日に、PyLadies TokyoとJava女性部がGit for Beginnersの勉強会を開きました。数名の女性のエンジニアやプログラマー、初めての方が集まって、それぞれのグループのメンバーがGitHubの知識を教え合いました。そして、勉強会の後に一緒にしゃぶしゃぶを食べに行きました。私はそこで初めて日本の飲み放題を経験しました。
Saturday, May 16, 2015
A few weeks back, Vincent, a Canadian and aspiring coffee entrepreneur I'd met at a Global Speakeasy, held a coffee pop-up event at Ryozan Park in Sugamo. After a screening of A Film About Coffee, Vincent and his friend Kevin served coffee he'd brought back from his favorite American third-wave coffee roasters from Brooklyn. Afterwards, a group of us took a tour through Ryozan Park with the founders, Rachel and Noritaka.
Sunday, March 1, 2015
Last week, I joined a Women in Technology Japan (WITJ) dinner in Roppongi to help kick-off planning for the year ahead. Made up of an international group of women, the members were all longtime residents of Tokyo, who hailed from Australia to Malaysia, and have either engineering backgrounds or hold executive roles at leading information technology or enterprise-level companies.
Before arriving in Japan, it was nearly impossible to find any tech conferences and events in Tokyo where women were visible, especially as keynote speakers. I knew they existed, as many of my female friends in Tokyo work in IT. That's when I googled "women in tech japan" and found an organization working to close that gap.
Saturday, February 21, 2015
This week, I joined a Global Speakeasy dinner hosted at the Scandinavian Center in Akasaka, Tokyo. The pop-up event series is part of an interactive platform currently being prototyped by Todd Porter, who's also helped launch TedxTokyo and the now global FabCafe. Here are a few candids from the dinner prepared by Bob, who's wearing the shirt with red maple leaves or momiji 紅葉, featuring a few words from Moomin International Kindergarten founder, Barbara Zamora Väätäjä.
今週, 赤坂で「グローバル・スピーキージー」のディナーに行きました。この ポップアップ・イベントシリーズは 今東京でプロトタイプされている インタラクティブなプラットフォームの一部です。
Monday, November 24, 2014
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 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.
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
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. Wright, Dr. Jennifer Jones, Kelly Alexander, At the Helm founder Alaia Williams, and Nidhi Lucky Handa.
Sunday, October 5, 2014
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
Wednesday, August 20, 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
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
|Image via Be Great Partners|
Saturday, July 12, 2014
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
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, CreoPop. LA 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
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
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
|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
LA-based startup accelerator and incubator, Be Great Partners, behind startups like change.org, 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
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
Join 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
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
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
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
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
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.
Monday, November 25, 2013
Don Norman, author of a newly revised and expanded The Design of Everyday Things, took the stage recently at Cross Campus for a Los Angeles User Experience (UX) Meetup event organized by Crystal Ehrlich, to sign copies and talk about ideas in his book.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
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
|Image via LA Tech Summit|
Thursday, November 7, 2013
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
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
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
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
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.
Monday, September 2, 2013
Earlier this summer, Dr. Howard Murad, in collaboration with USC Institute for Genetic Medicine (IGM) Art Gallery and Keck School of Medicine, hosted an art exhibit "Creating a Healthy Life" at the Manhattan Country Club. Here are highlights from the event.
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
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
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
|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.
|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, 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
|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 Way, Startup World Los Angeles featured pitches from 10 Los Angeles semi-finalist startups including CreatorUp, Stagedom, ArtKive, Valarm, LawKick, AlumniFunder, Bitium, Enplug, Teachmeo, and Realty Mogul.
Monday, March 4, 2013
We wanted to wish TechZulu and Digital LA a happy 5th birthday again! Thanks for having us! Check out some highlights from the Black and Red 5 Year Anniversary Bash here below, and you can tag yourself and friends in our Facebook album and see even more photos on TechZulu's Facebook page and Digital LA's Facebook page!
Thursday, February 28, 2013
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 here. Stay tuned, we'll be sharing photos from the evening here on the blog and our Facebook page. See you tonight!
Sunday, February 24, 2013
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.