Techweek Los Angeles Honors Top Technology Influencers with 2nd Annual Techweek100

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Notable Los Angeles-based technology innovators, entrepreneurs and business leaders recognized

Techweek, the nation’s leading technology conference and festival showcasing and enabling innovation ecosystems, today released the Los Angeles Techweek100, an annual list comprised of the most influential Los Angeles-area technology and business leaders. Individuals included in the Techweek100 have been identified as the most significant contributors to the growth of the regional technology and innovation ecosystem.

The Techweek100 is not a ranking, but rather an annual list of 100 technology organizations and their leaders as selected by the local Techweek community, as well as the Techweek Advisory Boards and the Techweek team. The annual list includes leaders of fast-growing tech companies, organizations, key enablers of the digital ecosystem, creators of new technologies, and other innovators actively making important contributions in the local technology landscape.

The methodology for selecting honorees to be included in the Techweek100 is consistent across all Techweek cities year-over-year. Techweek reviews five major factors in the nomination process, and each the nominee must have:

  • Played an instrumental role in the growth of an accelerating market-specific technology company
  • Led specific innovative technology initiatives for public or private corporations in his or her ecosystem
  • Created a net benefit for the public (i.e. invented a coding language or led a civic initiative)
  • Played an integral role in attaining the necessary capital for success and strategic growth for one or more ventures

“We are proud to spotlight those who continue to innovate, inspire and drive the growth of the technology community in the greater Los Angeles area,” said Iain Shovlin, Chairman of Techweek. “It is our continued goal to celebrate and support innovation ecosystems and applaud the honorees on this year’s Los Angeles Techweek100.”

Techweek100 honorees display originality, gumption, and ambition in supporting the growth of their local technology community. This year’s honorees have made a substantial contribution to the Los Angeles technology community, and include notable names such as:

  • Adam Goldenberg & Don Ressler – Co-CEOs and Co-founders, Intelligent Beauty
  • Sophia Amoruso – Founder and CEO, NastyGal
  • Tony Pritzker – Co-founder and Managing Partner, Pritzker Group Venture Capital
  • Chirag Chotalia – Vice President, Pritzker Group Venture Capital
  • Susan Feldman – Co-founder and CMO, One Kings Lane
  • Brian Lee – Co-founder & CEO, The Honest Company; Founder, ShoeDazzle
  • Jessica Alba – Co-founder, The Honest Company
  • Bobby Murphy & Evan Spiegel – Co-founders, Snapchat

Members of the Techweek100 are invited to all Techweek events and are among each conference’s most celebrated attendees. The full list of Los Angeles Techweek100 honorees can be viewed at: http://www.techweek.com/techweek100.

The second annual Techweek Los Angeles will take place November 17 – November 23, 2014, with the conference and expo occurring on November 20 - 21 on the Santa Monica Pier. The event will feature high-profile speaker sessions, the startup LAUNCH competition, Hiring Fair, networking opportunities, and more.

To learn more about Techweek Los Angeles 2014 or register, visit http://www.techweek.com/losangeles.

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About Techweek
Techweek is a seven-day conference, expo, and festival where entrepreneurs, tech visionaries and thought leaders meet to support and enable the innovation ecosystem in the cities of Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami and New York. Techweek curates compelling programming that allows a global spotlight to shine on each technology community and its leaders. Past speakers include: Rahm Emanuel (Mayor, Chicago), Travis Kalanick (CEO, Uber), Craig Newmark (Founder, Craigslist), Barney Harford (CEO, Orbitz), Dan Gilbert (Founder, Quicken Loans), Peter Diamandis (Founder, X PRIZE), and Kathryn Minshew (Founder, The Muse). The Techweek expo has gathered more than 200 sponsors, including Google, Microsoft, Motorola, Groupon, Redbox, Yelp, American Airlines, Uber and Wordpress.

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