TechFire’s LA Tech Awards + Holiday Party
Unfortunately this event is SOLD OUT but seems pretty cool and great for the LA tech scene that seems to be catching a lot of attention as of late. I don’t know if I’m more excited about the fireside chat with Shaun Maguire from Sequoia Capital OR that the event is at the building that was also used as Hooli’s HQ in the classic HBO series ‘Silicon Valley’. The event should be a nice cap to 2019 and send the emerging startups into the new year inspired and ready to work on the innovative and breakthrough ideas and innovation.
Here are the categories that will be awarded to companies the night of the event:
- VC Firm of the Year
- Founder of the Year
- Angel Investor of the Year
- App or Tech Company of the Year
- Hottest New Startup (Launched in 2019)
- Social Impact Award
- Ecosystem Leader
Let’s pivot from the event real quick to highlight the fireside speaker ‘Shaun Maquire’. Shaun is an entrepreneur, investor, and scientist with a broad and eclectic background. As an investor and adviser, Shaun has worked with companies building everything from quantum computers to self-driving cars. Prior to GV, Shaun co-founded two companies: Qadium and Escape Dynamics. Qadium is a San Francisco-based cybersecurity company that creates and organizes information about the world’s networked devices.
This fireside chat should be interesting and will probably entail a bunch of terminology I have no clue about BUT if nothing else will be thought provoking.
Tis the season folks and there’s not much better then some fun holiday parties especially if they revolve around business because as an entrepreneur you have to constantly be in the scene hitting the circuit BUT also have to make some fun of it. We’ll try to keep you all posted on the companies who win an award via twitter or facebook.