Twiistup 6 at The Universal Hilton

Join us for the biggest Twiistup ever. Twiistup has expanded with a two-day stage program that brings together innovators in technology and media. The classic open-bar evening mixer will continue, but attendees are encouraged to attend the full conference to experience this unique program.

The Full Event program starts at 9:30 AM Thursday July 30th.

Confirmed speakers for the day program include:

  • Jason Calacanis Serial entrepreneur, founder of Mahalo and co-founder of TechCrunch 50 and Weblogs. Wikipedia Link
  • James Montgomery CEO of Montgomery & Co. and CEO of Digital Coast Ventures, Founder of Palomar Ventures. Bio Link
  • Michael Jones COO of MySpace, founder of Userplane and Tsavo Wikipedia Link
  • Brooke Burke (former) Television Host of Wild On E!, Rockstar INXS, and online entrepreneur, co-CEO of Wikipedia Link
  • Chamillionaire Grammy Award-winning and chart topping musician and entrepreneur. Wikipedia Link
  • Cyan Banister Early stage investor in Facebook, Slide, Tagged and founder of and Zivity.
  • Brad Feld Co-founder of Foundry Group and Mobius Venture Capital, founder of startup incubator. Bio Link
  • Quincy Jones III (QD3) Music and film producer/entrepreneur. Wikipedia Link
  • Dave McClure Seed stage investor for the Founders Fund. Bio Link
  • Ian Rogers Former business partner of the Beastie Boys and former GM of Yahoo Music, now CEO of Topspin Media. Bio Link
  • Andy Sack General Partner at Founders Co-op, Founder of Kefta, Abuzz and Firefly Network Bio Link
  • Ben Huh CEO of viral phenomenon
  • Justin Kan Founder of Justin.TV the largest online community for people to broadcast, watch and interact around live video. Wikipedia Link
  • Chris Brogan President of New Marketing Labs
  • Mark Suster GRP Partners, venture capital. Former VP Product Mgmt & 2-time CEO and entrepreneur. Bio Link
  • Brian Solis Author of Now is Gone and Putting the Public Back in Public Relations, Publisher of PR 2.0 and, Founder of Future Works PR, and strategic advisor to Fortune 500 businesses and startups. Wikipedia Link
  • David O. Sacks Former COO of PayPal, founder and CEO of and Yammer, movie producer Thank You For Smoking. Wikipedia Link
  • Dmitry Shapiro Founder and CEO of Veoh Networks, founder of Akonix Systems and Weekend University. Bio Link
  • Lisa Rosenblatt Co-founder of iMall (sold for $565 million) and co-CEO of
  • Taryn Southern First person (of only 3 total) to sell a scripted online web show to mainstream TV (MTV) Wikipedia Link
  • Micah Baldwin Founder of Current Wisdom (sold 2007), VP of Business Development and Chief Evangelist for Lijit Networks. Bio Link
  • Plus Moderators, Marsha Collier KTRB Radio, Jason Nazar CEO of DocStoc, Sean Percival of Lalawag and Tsavo and Adam Weinroth of Demand Media

Twiistup Event Schedule

THURSDAY July 30th

9:30 AM - Welcome/Intro

9:45 -10:45 Showoffs (BakeSpace, BantamLive, Diddit, Educator, EQAL, ExpenseBay) pitches and Q&A on stage (with Showoff Judges)

10:45 – 11:30 Incubators and new trends in early stage investing (Dave McClure, Andy Sack and Brad Feld)

11:30 -11:45 Break

11:45 – 12:45 Showoffs (JamLegend, Mobophiles, PeopleBrowsr, Streamy, Uservoice, Final Pick TBD) pitches and Q&A on stage (with Showoff Judges)

12:45 – 1:15 Getting your Startup Noticed (Brian Solis)

1:15 – 2:30 LUNCH

2:35 – 3:15 Future Trends in Online Video (Dmitry Shapiro, Justin Kan and Taryn Southern)

3:15– 4:00 Crossing the Mainstream/Online Divide (Brooke Burke w/ Lisa Rosenblatt) (moderated by Adam Weinroth of Demand Media)

4:00 – 5:00 Music and Technology (Chamillionaire, Ian Rogers, and QD3)


7:00 – MIDNIGHT The Twiistup Evening Open Bar party 80s Tech Prom

FRIDAY July 31st

9:30 Introductions

9:45 – 10:30 Leveraging the Social Web (Chris Brogan, Ben Huh and Micah Baldwin) (moderated by Sean Percival)

10:30 – 11:15 The (LA) Startup ecosystem - money, talent, benefits and challenges outside of Silicon Valley (Mark Suster, David O. Sacks, Michael Jones and James Montgomery)

11:15 – 11:45 Investing and marketing based on the 7 Deadly Sins (Cyan Banister - early investor in Facebook, Paypal, Slide etc)

11:45 - 12:30 Short Brunch

12:30 – 2:00 Jason Calacanis and guest – This Week in Startups Live

2:00 Conference Ends