Tonight’s TechCrunch MeetUp in LA co-hosted with PopSugar is sold out. For the 2,000 of you coming (and 500 on the wait list), here are the final details that you need to know.
MySpace will be spinning MySpace Music artists for us all night, they’re bringing in celebrity DJ Perry Ferrell for a special appearance. PopSugar will be making special announcements this evening. And we’re excited that dating site Engage will be launching their new online “social media” product at tonight’s event—be sure to check it out.
For those of you who can’t be with us, please check out official event photos at: www.picapp.com. We will be posting them this evening following the event. If anyone posts photos or videos to Flickr, please tag them techcrunchmeetup12.
Also thank you to Brian Solis and the Bub.blicio.us team for giving us the red-carpet treatment at this evening’s event (check out tomorrow’s post for video highlights.) Before the event, between 2:30 and 5:30 PM, Solis is also helping me out with a project to capture the best elevator pitches on video from attending CEOs and founders. If you want to give us your pitch, it’s still not to late. (Send an email to brian [at] future-works or tips [at] techcrunch).
We’d like to thank the sponsors who made this meetup possible. The following messages are from them:
MySpace: The largest social network on the internet and favorite community to music and other artists, big and small. MySpace will showcase new apps on the MySpace Developer Platform
Engage: The Internet’s first social dating community, combines contemporary social networking principles with established online dating tools to enable people to make meaningful connections in a way that is more like the real world. Community members can be single or involved in a relationship, and everyone works together to help like-minded individuals find one another in a fun, intuitive and low-pressure environment. Registration is fast and free, and it’s easy to invite your friends along for the good times. And we’re always updating the Engage Blog — check out all the photos, videos and commentary from the Geek Goes Chic Meet-up after the event, all from an Engage perspective. We look forward to meeting you!
Global Grind: The place for you to explore multimedia that matters to you. Discover new content, collect your favorites, share them with the world, and discuss them with the community. Global Grind makes it easy to access what your friends and those who share your tastes are surfing, watching, reading, and talking about. Get all the top news, gossip, humor, entertainment and more from around the web in one place, as voted on by our users.
Velocity Interactive Group: A venture fund organized by Ross Levinsohn, Jon Miller, and comVentures with offices in LA, Palo Alto and New York. Velocity Interactive Group is focused on digital media and communications. As of February 2008, it had $1.5B in assets under management.
Rubicon Project: The Rubicon Project is a group of industry-experienced, aggressive and passionate renegades dedicated to bringing a new level of efficiency to the fragmented Internet advertising space. The Rubicon Project’s ad network optimization service is the new online advertising standard that makes it effortless for websites to generate the mad cash they’ve always dreamed of. And, it’s free to join. Websites looking to make more money while doing less work should visit: rubiconproject.com.
CoComment.com: is the leading provider of comment and blog access, aggregation and tracking technology. The company enables better conversations on the web by providing users the ability to centralize, track and share comments anywhere online. Through integration with major media companies and publishing platforms, coComment increases the visibility and exposure of comments to a greater user base of active commenters, bloggers and the public – creating more interesting user experiences, driving users to the commenting sites and linking conversations with a community.
Dimdim: The world’s free, open source web meeting company. Dimdim provides a free, hosted Web conferencing service where anyone can share their desktop, show slides, collaborate, chat, talk and broadcast via webcam with absolutely no download required for attendees. With Dimdim, now the world can meet freely at http://www.dimdim.com
DocStoc: DocStoc wants to do for documents what YouTube did for videos: put them online.
E.Factor: an E2E networking community. The only global social connector made by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs.
Geni: Geni is a social-networking website for families to explore their geneology. Geni aspires to create a family tree of the whole world.
Mahalo: Mahalo is a human powered search engine founded by Silicon Valley veteran entrepreneur Jason Calacanis. Results are generated non-algorithmically by a team of profile builders who create pages for search terms.
Media Temple: TechCrunch’s own hosting provider, headquartered in LA. They keep the lights on at TechCrunch and we really appreciate their support.
Meebo: The Web’s live interaction platform. Founded in September 2005, over 30 million people use Meebo monthly, either at Meebo.com, or through Meebo Rooms on partner sites. Meebo’s investors include Sequoia Capital and Draper Fisher Jurvetson. Visit Meebo.com to connect with friends live on the Web.
PicApp: Enables bloggers to choose from extensive collections of millions of copyrighted images being updated by the thousands each day that have been licensed from Getty Images, Corbis and other prestigious image agencies to visualize the content on their web sites. Each image is accompanied by a non-intrusive ad to drive royalties to the related content partners, instead of the traditional license fees.
ThisNext: ThisNext is a social commerce site where people recommend their favorite products so others can discover what’s best to buy online. It blends two powerful elements of real-world shopping otherwise lost for online consumers: word-of-mouth.
EventBrite: Thanks to Eventbrite for managing paperless ticketing and reservations for the TechCrunch MeetUp. Many thanks for keeping us organized.
MailChimp: Mailchimp powers email marketing for over 15,000 companies worldwide, from small startups and web-dev agencies to large organizations like American Airlines and Mozilla.