Los Angeles Business Journal

UPDATED: L.A. Tech Heading to the Lone Star State

By Natalie Jarvey Originally published March 1, 2013 at 2:46 p.m., updated March 4, 2013 at 3:55 p.m.

SUNDAY, MARCH 9

Hatch Pitch Competition

Austin Hilton Downtown

9:30 a.m.

Realty Mogul, an L.A. startup that helps investors crowdfund to buy real estate, is pitching to a group of entrepreneurs and investors as part of the Hatch Pitch Competition.

Silicon Beach Sunday Funday

Frank

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Networking organization DigitalLA and communication firm Radix Collective are co-hosting a day-long showcase for L.A. tech firms. At least 20 companies will be showing off their latest technology. They include:

• Adly

• CentralDesktop

• Cornerstone OnDemand

• Crash City Guides

• Demand Media Inc (NYSE: DMD)

• Glossi

• GonnaBe

• FastPay

• FindTheBest

• Mobile Roadie

• PaeDae

• PriceGrabber

• PromoJam

• Scopely

• SteelHouse

• VuePlus

• Invested.in

• Retention Science

DreamIt Demo Day

Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Planana, an event planning startup out of USC, is presenting as part of demo day.

Fast Company VIP Lounge

Cedar Door

8 p.m.

Media Temple, a Culver City web hosting and software application services company, has executives on hand to discuss today’s creative and technology landscape.

MONDAY, MARCH 11

SXSW Interactive Accelerator

Austin Hilton Downtown

All Day

Younity, a Santa Monica startup that has created a personal cloud for people to store and access their files on any device, is participating in the mobile technology portion of the fifth annual SXSW Accelerator. The company will present on Monday and, if it advances to the finals, will present again on Tuesday.

Iconothon

The Blackheart

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Media Temple and Noun Project, a group working to build a global visual language, are hosting design workshop Iconothon.

TUESDAY, MARCH 12

Will Crowdfunding for Businesses Succeed or Fail?

Hilton Austin Downtown

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Chance Barnett, chief executive of Santa Monica business crowdfunding platform Crowdfunder, is giving a presentation about the Jobs Act and what it means for businesses looking to gain investments through crowdfunding.

SXSW Interactive Awards Ceremony

Hilton Austin Downtown

6 p.m.

Venice music education startup Miso Music is one of the finalists in the SXSW Interactive Awards in the educational resource category. Winners are announced on Tuesday night to conclude the interaction conference.

Interactive Closing Night Party

Stubb’s BBQ

9 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Media Temple is hosting this closing night blowout, which will feature live music.

*The Business Journal will be updating the list throughout the week. Please contact tech@labusinessjournal.comr if you know of an L.A. company that will be at SXSW that is not included.

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