LOS ANGELES, Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Techweek Los Angeles, the conference dedicated to showcasing the innovation ecosystem in Los Angeles and along the west coast, will take place on Thursday, Nov. 21 and Friday, Nov. 22 from noon to 5 p.m. at L3 in Santa Monica Place. Techweek Los Angeles celebrates the technology landscape with a variety of panels and events focused on the wide array of industries influenced by technology including gaming, finance, fashion and more. Registration is still open and tickets can be purchased online at http://techweek.com/losangeles/#register.
LAUNCH Competition - Pre-qualified startups will compete for over $50,000 in cash and sponsor-donated gifts. The competing companies will be on display from noon-4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21 at the expo. At 5 p.m. the top five startups will pitch on stage in front of the judging panel: Chirag Chotalia, Vice President of Pritzker Group Venture Capital; Greg Bettinelli, Investor at Upfront Ventures; Jason Finger, Co-founder of Seamless; Rick Smith, Co-founder of CrossCut Ventures.
Hiring Fair - Techweek Los Angeles will host a hiring fair on Friday, Nov. 22 from noon-5 p.m. where HR representatives and hiring managers from a variety of tech companies will be looking for developers, data analysts, UI/UX designers and more. Companies represented range from startups to established tech brands, business service providers, law firms, business credit solutions, and recruiting firms. Attendees with resumes in-hand will receive a free pass to attend Techweek LA's Hiring Fair and Expo where they will have the opportunity to network with companies and recruiting agencies looking to hire.
FashionTECH Runway Show – Concluding the conference and expo is the FashionTECH Runway Show on Friday, Nov. 22 at 6 p.m. which combines the best elements of fashion and technology for an unforgettable evening experience. Models don the apparel of emerging online retailers and local boutiques while strutting down the runway to showcase the fashions to Techweek goers. Brands participating in the fashion show include: Crated, FreshNeck, JOOR, JustFab, Shoedazzle, VoyVoy, and Zappos.
Speakers and Panels - Techweek Los Angeles features six different summits focusing on the different trends, forecasts and best practices within the technology industry including: FashionTECH, Finance 2.0, Future of Media, Startup, Gaming and Development. Each summit features a variety of panel topics lead by influential leaders within the industry including: Jonathan Fox, McAfee; Antonio Cuevas, The Los Angeles Times; Francesca Helina, Twitter; Nicolas Dupont, Cyborg Industries and Jeff Feldman and Teal Newland; StumbleUpon. A complete list of speakers and panel topics can be found at http://techweek.com/losangeles/.
Gamers Lounge - Throughout both days of the expo attendees can enjoy the Gamers Lounge which will feature products and games from Scopely, Ouya, Band Together, Naked Sky Entertainment, Boxcat Games, and YummyYummyTummy while interacting with fellow gaming enthusiasts.
Official providers for Techweek Los Angeles include: Shore Hotel, ParkMe, Virgin America, Uber and VoyVoy.
"We look forward to celebrating the flourishing technology space in Los Angeles at Techweek LA," said Sam Kennedy, Techweek executive director. "The summit topics, speakers and events taking place during the expo compliment the unique tech landscape in the area as technology continues to intersect and influence new industries and trends."
Techweek is a weeklong set of events that enables the innovation ecosystem in each city's emerging tech scene by gathering local and international entrepreneurs, tech visionaries, and thought leaders. Techweek creates exciting programming that allows a global spotlight to shine on each ecosystem and its leaders. Techweek had its inaugural Chicago conference in late July of 2011 and attracted more than 8,400 registered attendees at its event in June of 2013. It has expanded to include an expo, a hiring fair, a developer summit, a gaming lounge, workshops, riverside parties, and much more. Techweek hosted its first event in New York City on October 17th with Techweek Los Angeles following on November 18-24, 2013.
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SOURCE Techweek Los Angeles