The Rubicon Project Awarded Best 'Showoff' at Twiistup 3

Sold Out Southern California Tech Event a Success, More to Come



Jan 22, 2008, 00:00 ET from Twiistup

    LOS ANGELES, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Twiistup, a quarterly Southern
 California event connecting people from technology, media and
 entertainment, held it's third installment January 16th at The Air
 Conditioned Supper Club, and was a raving success. Nine start-up companies
 were selected by committee to "Showoff" their products to a sold-out crowd
 of more than 300 tech enthusiasts, including investors, bloggers, CEO's and
 more. Attendees were able to vote for their favorite showoff at the event
 and via text messaging. Those that didn't attend were able vote at
 http://www.twiistup.com.
 
     The Rubicon Project, a website that help users "make mad cash from ads
 on their website," was selected as the night's favorite. Magento Commerce
 and Thembid came in second and third, respectively.
 
 
Other noteworthy showoffs were: * askmenow.com * docstoc.com * peoplejam.com * officezilla.com * speeddate.com * yellowbot.com "This latest installment of Twiistup was the best yet. The community that came out to mingle, chat and discover new local companies was some of SoCal's brightest. The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive with many requests to participate in our summer event. A big thank you to everyone who attended, blogged or recommended Twiistup," said Twiistup Founder, Mike Macadaan. "Congratulations to the Rubicon Project for being picked as the best Showoff. Their value proposition is so smart and cool that it might seem intimidating but that feeling quickly turns to empowerment for website publishers when you experience what they have created. Their service is a blend of smart technology and beautiful yet functional design." "There were a lot of very impressive companies at the Twiistup event, we are absolutely honored and flattered that the audience chose us as their Favorite Startup from such a deserving group," said Frank Addante, CEO & Founder of the Rubicon Project. "The quality of companies and attendees at the event was outstanding. Only in L.A. would you see such a strong melding of top tech companies with entertainment icons such as Perez Hilton and Shira Lazar. Twiistup did a superb job. It's great to see so much energy and excitement surrounding the L.A. tech community." The Twiistup team would like to thank the following generous sponsors that helped make the event possible: AOL Developer Network, Userplane, Clearstone Venture Partners, speakTECH, ThisNext.com, Yahoo! Search Marketing, Lewis Public Relations, mediatemple, Microsoft, Annenberg School of Online Communities (APOC) and Yelp!. For more information on the Showoffs companies visit: http://www.twiistup.com/showoffs. About Twiistup A step outside the box of traditional networking events, Twiistup connects people from technology, media and entertainment. Held at a nightclub, our quarterly events feature several startups chosen to 'showoff' their products & services to influential bloggers, fellow tech-heads, investors, the media and those interested in learning about what's hot in tech. Twiistup mixes it up with tunes, video, bites, beverages, prizes, swag and the unexpected . Check back with Twiistup.com for additional events planned for Southern California in 2008.

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    LOS ANGELES, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Twiistup, a quarterly Southern
 California event connecting people from technology, media and
 entertainment, held it's third installment January 16th at The Air
 Conditioned Supper Club, and was a raving success. Nine start-up companies
 were selected by committee to "Showoff" their products to a sold-out crowd
 of more than 300 tech enthusiasts, including investors, bloggers, CEO's and
 more. Attendees were able to vote for their favorite showoff at the event
 and via text messaging. Those that didn't attend were able vote at
 http://www.twiistup.com.
 
     The Rubicon Project, a website that help users "make mad cash from ads
 on their website," was selected as the night's favorite. Magento Commerce
 and Thembid came in second and third, respectively.
 
 
Other noteworthy showoffs were: * askmenow.com * docstoc.com * peoplejam.com * officezilla.com * speeddate.com * yellowbot.com "This latest installment of Twiistup was the best yet. The community that came out to mingle, chat and discover new local companies was some of SoCal's brightest. The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive with many requests to participate in our summer event. A big thank you to everyone who attended, blogged or recommended Twiistup," said Twiistup Founder, Mike Macadaan. "Congratulations to the Rubicon Project for being picked as the best Showoff. Their value proposition is so smart and cool that it might seem intimidating but that feeling quickly turns to empowerment for website publishers when you experience what they have created. Their service is a blend of smart technology and beautiful yet functional design." "There were a lot of very impressive companies at the Twiistup event, we are absolutely honored and flattered that the audience chose us as their Favorite Startup from such a deserving group," said Frank Addante, CEO & Founder of the Rubicon Project. "The quality of companies and attendees at the event was outstanding. Only in L.A. would you see such a strong melding of top tech companies with entertainment icons such as Perez Hilton and Shira Lazar. Twiistup did a superb job. It's great to see so much energy and excitement surrounding the L.A. tech community." The Twiistup team would like to thank the following generous sponsors that helped make the event possible: AOL Developer Network, Userplane, Clearstone Venture Partners, speakTECH, ThisNext.com, Yahoo! Search Marketing, Lewis Public Relations, mediatemple, Microsoft, Annenberg School of Online Communities (APOC) and Yelp!. For more information on the Showoffs companies visit: http://www.twiistup.com/showoffs. About Twiistup A step outside the box of traditional networking events, Twiistup connects people from technology, media and entertainment. Held at a nightclub, our quarterly events feature several startups chosen to 'showoff' their products & services to influential bloggers, fellow tech-heads, investors, the media and those interested in learning about what's hot in tech. Twiistup mixes it up with tunes, video, bites, beverages, prizes, swag and the unexpected . Check back with Twiistup.com for additional events planned for Southern California in 2008. SOURCE Twiistup