Monday, July 4, 2022

John Diep

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Founder, Editor-In-Chief // A native Angeleno. John studied engineering at UCLA; founded Schmoozd, an offline social tech networking event in LA with 30,000 subs; ran a startup accelerator (StartEngine). Worked for several major brands like Toyota, DIRECTV, Hitachi, ICANN, and Raytheon. A mentor at Loyola Marymount University (LMU) Entrepreneur School, Dr. David Choi. And advises a dozen local LA startups building amazing tech in various industries; and invested in some. // Let's Connect: john@lastartups.com

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The Best Energy Drinks To Power You Up This Afternoon

From coffee-to-go to lattes, millions of people rely on caffeine for a morning and afternoon pick me up. But while there are many different...

From The Trenches: Interview with Rebecca Beam, CEO at Zavikon

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7 Standout Restaurants in Los Angeles to Celebrate Mother’s Day

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Podcast: Jet.com Founder, Marc Lore on ‘How To Find Your Big Opportunity’

Finding a big opportunity to become a multi-billionaire means going all-in or not doing anything about it at all. If you have forward as...

Whatnot Has Its “What-If” Moments With Explosive Monthly Growth

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Hooray! VidCon is Back From Virtual, Dates Released for Anaheim Convention Center (CANCELED)

UPDATE: VidCon 2021 has been canceled because of heightened concerns over COVID-19 and the Delta variant and California's health and safety mandates. 2 years ago,...

Disney’s NFC Tech Switch from MagicBands to MagicMobile: Is It Any Better?

Disney's MagicBands allow visitors to access a variety of services. The passive NFC technology has been around since 2002. Based on RFID, the history...

Hire The Right People And Make Recruiting a Seamless Process With Hirefuel

Businesses rely heavily on people to succeed. Having a successful product needs to have driven people behind it. And to achieve that, you need...

Podcast: Jim Kwik on ‘How To Unlock Genius & Uncover Your Superpower’

Growing up in an unfamiliar country, Jim Kwik had to relearn everything. Customs, lifestyle, manners - everything he knew at his point in life...

Happy Fox Launches an All-In-One Help Desk Ticketing System To Speed Up Your Customer Support

If you’ve worked in customer service, you would know how important it is for customers to have their complaints filed properly. It didn’t matter...

Bambee Gives You a Dedicated HR Manager Who Helps You Craft HR Policy & Maintain Compliance

One of the most important aspects of a business is hiring the right people to work for you or with you. Making sure you...

Neuro Launches a Functional Gum & Mints To Energize, Calm and Focus You in The Moment

We already have candies, drinks, and snacks that stimulate our brain with caffeine. That's great and all, but Neuro gum, not only packs a...

Quilt Launches a Drop-In Audio Social Network Focus on Self Care

Quilt is created with the goal of re-humanizing social media in mind - making it feel safe and inclusive for everyone. They call themselves...

Podcast: Seth Godin on How Radical Empathy Strengthens Your Business

Seth Godin talks about radical empathy and how it’s a good foundation for your business. Businesses are started with the help of interpersonal relationships...

Podcast: Malcolm Gladwell on Making Big Decisions

Some people are in it to win it. We’ve heard of this so many times that competition becomes more of work rather than fun...

15 Best Food And Fitness Podcasts To Tune In Right Now

Most people would be more inclined to plug in their earphones on their commute to work and listen to music. At home, they would...

10 Best Mental Health Podcasts to Listen Right Now

2020 wasn’t a good year for everybody. With the pandemic forcing the government to control the number of social gatherings, psychological health risks are...

Harbor Launches an All-In-One Safety and Emergency App That Does All The Thinking For You

Did you know that there is an app that specializes in disaster and accident preparation? No, we are not really expecting the worst here. In...

Esports One Launches an All-In-One Fantasy Esports Platform

All the real-time updates on eSports are provided by one sophisticated data-tracking technology, Esports One.  This platform enables players and game analysts to make...

Beyond Limits Helps Industries Function Efficiently With its Human-Like Reasoning and Processing Prowess

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How to Evaluate Interview Candidates for a Successful Hire

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