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A weekly listing of local events compiled by the SoCal Tech Calendar ( ).


Event: E-Commerce Organization Breakfast Meeting

“Building a Local Online Franchise Around an Information Portal Site,” with speaker Paul Thiel, CEO,

Location: Sutton Place, 4500 MacArthur Blvd., Newport Beach.

Time: 7:30 a.m.-9 a.m.

Cost: $25 for members; $40 for nonmembers.

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LARTA University--TechNet Education

LARTA welcomes entrepreneurs to its first seminar in the TechNet Ed series. Designed to prepare early-stage companies for investment, panelists will offer strategic advice on the key elements of building a successful business and business plan and what today’s venture capitalists expect.


Location: DoubleTree Guest Suites, 1707 4th St., Santa Monica.

Time: 8 a.m.-noon.

Cost: $125 per workshop; $500 for five-part series.

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Caltech Enterprise Forum

“Models for Success as an Entrepreneur in Southern California.” A panel of entrepreneurs and local financiers speak on what it takes to prosper as an entrepreneur. Panel: Ravin Agrawal, East-West Ventures; David Leinweber, Codexa Corp.; Henry Lichstein, Breakthrough Strategies, Citicorp Development Center Inc.; Reuben Sandler, Intelligent Optical Systems Inc.

Location: California Institute of Technology, Pasadena.

Time: 5:30 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. program.

Cost: $35; $10 for full-time students; free to Caltech students and faculty.

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San Diego Regional Technology Alliance--TechNet Ed Series

“The Venture Plan: Key Factors to Build Your Business.” This seminar will focus on how a solid business plan will help attract investment and lay the foundation for the company’s strategy. Panelists will speak on what investors look for in a company, assessing the core elements to the plan, the signals that make a company attractive.

Location: Bellaire Ballroom, Westin Harbor Island, 1590 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego.

Time: 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

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IHollywood Forum

“Unwiring Hollywood: How Wireless Devices, Telecom and Satellites Will Revolutionize the Entertainment Industry.” Speakers: Rob Tercek, PacketVideo; Jim Griffin, Cherry Lane; Digital; Tim Caruthers, IBeam; and executives from Qualcomm, Nokia and studios.


Location: Doubletree Hotel, 1707 4th St., Santa Monica.

Time: 6 p.m.-10 p.m.

Cost: $50 by Oct. 10; otherwise, $60. Includes dinner buffet, no-host bar.

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Tech Coast Incubator Showcase

Whether your financing strategy is angel capital, venture capital, or boot-strapping, incubators can accelerate your time to market.

Location: Wadsworth Theatre, 5909 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles.

Time: 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Cost: $95 by Wednesday; otherwise, $125.

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Oct. 25

Los Angeles Venture Assn.

A valuation for growth companies workshop, from the point of view of an angel investor, venture capitalist, investment banker and an independent business valuation expert.

Location: Riviera Country Club, 1250 Capri Drive, Pacific Palisades.

Time: 4 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Cost: $55 for members, $65 for nonmembers before Oct. 23; otherwise, $65 for members, $75 for nonmembers.

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Copyright and Licensing Issues in Internet Content Delivery

The L.A. County Bar Assn.’s “Subscreen” group, which focuses on television, film and the Internet, presents James Root, Microsoft Windows Media; Bob Roback,; Peter L. Haviland, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld; Simon Horsman, Neff Law Group; and Lionel S. Sobel, Entertainment Law Reporter.

Location: Microsoft Corp., Santa Monica Campus, 2700 Colorado Ave., 3rd Floor, Santa Monica.

Time: 6:30 p.m. registration; 7 p.m. event.

Cost: Free to CLE+Plus members; $15 for law students; $35 for section members; $40 for LACBA members; $45 for others in advance; $50 at the door.

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If you would like to submit your events for listings, please contact the SoCal Tech Calendar. Send e-mail to Marie Condron at or Christian Gray at .