Digital LA - Dating & Social Networks - Startup Showcase AND Digital Dating Etiquette Panel
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PST)
Join us for our pre-Valentine's Day panel featuring Dating and Social Networks! Silicon Beach startups will pitch their companies for 5 minutes, discussing how they acquire customers, generate revenue, develop partnerships and market and social media, followed by 5 min of Q&A. Plus a fifth Audience Choice presenter will get a chance pitch (see below).
Pitching Startups include:
Eden Dranger, At The Pool, Social Media Manager. The At The Pool social network lets you join a school / interest group, and sends you daily emails based on your common interests introduing you to others in the group to encourage meeting in person. Also organizes networking events for members to meet. At The Pool recently raised $750K in funding. Backers include Clearstone Venture Partners, Canyon Creek Capital. Recent press includes TechCrunch, PandoDaily, etc. @ThePool
Hank Leber, GonnaBE. CEO / Founder. App lets u let your friends know where you're gonna be to meet up, and also lets u see what events are going on around you. @GonnaBeApp
Nick Bicanic, Flikdate, CEO. The Flikdate app lets u take multiple consecutive 90-second "dates" via your live camera phone. @nickybee @flikdate
Also, two Audience Choice companies will be selected from the audience to give a 5 minute pitch based on a short 1-minute pitch and tweet-votes from the audience. This Audience Choice company does not have to be a dating / social network startup.
PANEL: just added: Panel on Social Media Startup Tips AND Digital Dating Etiquette advice on how you can improve your online dating / social network profile. We'll discuss how to do social media for dating sites, how to improve your social dating profile and other online dating tips with our experts.
Matthew Hussey, Dating Coach.
Matthew Hussey is an international life / dating coach with more than 3.6M video views on his YouTube channel. He is a featured dating coach on the upcomign NBC TV series "Ready for Love" by Eva Longoria, which premieres March 4. He conducts dating seminars in London, Florida, and his first LA one will be this Saturday. His first book "Get The Guy" is available on pre-order at Amazon.com. @matthewhussey
Julie Spira, Author, Dating Expert
Top Online Dating Expert and founder of CyberDatingExpert.com who creates irresistible profiles for singles on the dating scene.
Grndr, VP Marketing and Sales
The LA-headquartered Grindr mobile app lets user geolocate to find potential dates near them. Launched in 2009, the Grindr app has increased to more than 4 million users in more than 192 countries. with users internationally. Grindr won the TechCrunch Crunchies award for Best Location app, and has won several iDate Awards. Grindr has received press coverage in the New York Times, CNN, TechCrunch, Venture Beat, LA Times, USA Today and dozens of other publications. @Grindr
- Eden Dranger, At The Pool, Social Media Manager
- 7-8p Checkin and Networking with Three Day Rule-provided drinks, CHOCOLATE, and snacks provided by Pretzel Crips and ONE Coconut Water.
- 8-9p Startup Pitches
- 9-10p: Panel: Social Media for Dating Startups and your online dating profile
SPONSOR: Email email@example.com with DATING as subject for sponsor info