Showoff SoCal event gets acquired

by Rob Lewis

Twiistup, the inspiration for Vancouver Launch Party series of events, has been snapped up by a private investor

Twiistup, Southern California's premier technology event, showcasing innovation from the worlds of technology, media and entertainment, has taken on new ownership under a private investor for an undisclosed amount. Twiistup will expand beyond its trademark "Showoff" competition and signature evening event to include a full conference agenda and help seed similar event models in other cities.

Two years ago, Mike Macadaan created Twiistup to showcase the unique talents, technology and community in Southern California. Twiistup quickly became the area's flagship technology event and its prominence has grown beyond SoCal. Companies from around the world submit for consideration to be one of 10 lucky "Showoffs" to demo wares to attendees.

In September of 2007, Danny Robinson, Maura Rodgers, and Dimitri Sirota organized the inaugural Launch Party Vancouver  based on the successful Twiistup formula. They're now on to LPV7 and the Bootup Labs Entrepreneurial Society has taken on the event officially.

More importantly, we've got free tickets for our readers.

Bootup Labs
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Bootup Labs is a seed accelerator in Vancouver, BC that helps founders and companies go "from concept to company." Bootup Labs recruits promising entrepreneurs and provides mentorship, ongoing support and office space to help define their business and, if required, secure venture financing. Companies receive $150k in financing. Focus exclusively on Internet based businesses including casual... more

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Rob Lewis

Rob Lewis

Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more

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