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September 6, 2000 | LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
To network with people who understand the Latin American and U.S. Latino Internet markets, Francisco Gimenez has made do with small parties and Latino business events, scanning the room for the occasional like-minded Latino "netpreneur." "If you're lucky, you can meet a couple of people at each event," said Gimenez, a UCLA Anderson School graduate and former banker who founded Spanish-language price-comparison site PrecioMania.com with a partner this year.
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September 6, 2000 | LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
To network with people who understand the Latin American and U.S. Latino Internet markets, Francisco Gimenez has made do with small parties and Latino business events, scanning the room for the occasional like-minded Latino "netpreneur." "If you're lucky, you can meet a couple of people at each event," said Gimenez, a UCLA Anderson School graduate and former banker who founded Spanish-language price-comparison site PrecioMania.com with a partner this year.
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BUSINESS
August 21, 2000
A weekly listing of local events compiled by the SoCal Tech Calendar (http://www.socaltechcalendar.com). Wednesday Big VIC The Venice Interactive Community's Broadband Interactive Gallery explores the convergence of digital media technologies, distribution systems and creative content applications. Presenters: Yoram Roth of Rotor.com and Dana Long of Spongelab.com. Location: Museum of Television and Radio, 465 N. Beverly Dr., Beverly Hills Time: Cocktails, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Event, 6 p.m.
BUSINESS
September 20, 1999 | KAREN KAPLAN
With sales of $24 million last year, EToys has become a household name in the world of online retailing. But Toby Lenk, who founded the Santa Monica company in 1996, said "EToys" was not his first choice as a name for the venture. "I liked Pinata.com," Lenk told the Venice Interactive Community recently. But Frank Han, an early partner who is now EToys' senior vice president of product development, convinced him that the name was "too ethnic" and "too hard to spell."
BUSINESS
November 29, 2000 | Lee Romney
Virtual International Community (VIC), formerly Venice Interactive Community, is hosting a panel discussion Dec. 6 on the emerging U.S. Latino digital media arena. The event, to be held at the Skirball Cultural Center from 6:30 to 9 p.m., is sponsored in part by LAredClub, a professional networking association launched in September for those working in digital media targeting the Latino market in the U.S. and abroad.
BUSINESS
September 20, 1999 | KAREN KAPLAN
The Digital Coast Roundtable, a group that represents influential new-media companies, has begun lobbying members of the Los Angeles City Council not to force cable operators and other providers of high-speed Internet access to open their lines to competitors.
BUSINESS
June 21, 2001 | MARC BALLON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Like a debutante at her ball, the Digital Orange County networking group was celebrating its first year in existence with an inaugural conference and was expecting as many as 200 entrepreneurs to attend the affair this week. But with a weak economy and less venture capital available, there was scant interest--only 50 people committed--and the two-day Entrepreneur Summit at Chapman University in Orange was canceled. "People are cautious . . .
BUSINESS
June 21, 2001 | MARC BALLON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Like a debutante at her ball, the Digital Orange County networking group was celebrating its first year in existence with an inaugural conference and was expecting as many as 200 entrepreneurs to attend the affair this week. But with a weak economy and less venture capital available, there was scant interest--only 50 people committed--and the two-day Entrepreneur Summit at Chapman University was canceled. "People are cautious . . .
BUSINESS
September 13, 2000 | KAREN E. KLEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Q I am interested in opening a men's retail store next June. I am having difficulty finding wholesalers for brand-name clothing. Is there any information that you can provide to assist me in my search for wholesalers in the Los Angeles area? --Sal Ruiz, Los Angeles * A You need to get plugged into the extensive Southern California network of apparel manufacturers, marketing companies and retailers that congregate around CaliforniaMart (http://www.californiamart.com), at 110 East 9th St.
BUSINESS
May 7, 2001 | DEBORA VRANA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It wasn't so long ago that cars lined up for blocks to get into networking parties for L.A.'s technology scene. The events were lavish, loud and often as much about exchanging home phone numbers as business cards. As the Pinot Noir poured and with celebrities like Cindy Crawford there for backdrop, the affairs were supposed to be dream-selling bazaars that linked entrepreneurs with each other and with eager investors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 3, 1999
UPCOMING * Venice Interactive Community will host "The ABC's of Online Education" tonight, beginning with cocktails at 6:30. The presentation will be at 8 at the Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 North Sepulveda Blvd., Sepulveda Pass (Mulholland Drive at the 405 Freeway). Free for members and $10 for nonmembers. For more information call (310) 996-0794 or (310) 996-0525. * Professionals in Human Resources Assn. will address internal politics in the workplace at a luncheon meeting from 11:30 a.m.
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