Monthly Archives: March 2013
Mar 23 2013
Golden Road Brewing – “TO CATCH A DOLLAR: Muhammad Yunus Banks on America,”
 

Movie for Microcredit Night benefiting Whole Planet Foundation

Friday, March 29, 2013, 7:00pm until 9:00pm
Chance of Rain 68°F / 50°F
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Golden Road has something brewing on their lawn next month. The popular local brewery will host a new event, Movie for Microcredit, which includes a special screening to benefit Whole Planet Foundation. On Friday, March 29, 2013, Golden Road Brewing will reel out “TO CATCH A DOLLAR: Muhammad Yunus Banks on America,” which is a documentary that follows Nobel Peace Prize winner Professor Yunus as he brings his unique and revolutionary microfinance program to the US.

In addition to the screening, Golden Road Brewing will also be serving $3 cans and wine. The event will also include raffle drawings with prizes such as gift baskets, a tour of Golden Road Brewing and gift certificates to various Los Angeles restaurants and businesses.

Tickets include complimentary Whole Trade Guarantee Popcorn Indiana popcorn and Guayaki Tea. Guests of all ages are welcome.

Golden Road has something brewing on their lawn next month. The popular local brewery will host a new event, Movie for Microcredit, which includes a special screening to benefit Whole Planet Foundation. On Friday, March 29, 2013, Golden Road Brewing will reel out “TO CATCH A DOLLAR: Muhammad Yunus Banks on America,” which is a documentary that follows Nobel Peace Prize winner Professor Yunus as he brings his unique and revolutionary microfinance program to the U.S.

Whole Planet Foundation is a Whole Foods Market foundation that funds poverty alleviation worldwide where the company sources products. The nonprofit’s mission is to empower the poor living in developing-world communities with microcredit and the chance to create or expand a home-based business and lift themselves and their families out of poverty. As of February 2013, Whole Planet Foundation is funding microlending programs through microfinance institution partners in the U.S. and across 54 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, supporting more than 1.5 million people with a chance for a better life.

In addition to the screening, Golden Road Brewing will also be serving $3 beers to movie-goers and wine. The event will also include raffle drawings with prizes such as gift baskets, a tour of Golden Road Brewing and gift certificates to various Los Angeles restaurants and businesses.

For more information on the Whole Planet Foundation visit their website: www.wholeplanetfoundation.org

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Mar 23 2013
626 Night Market – Walk The Talk Vendor Contest
 

We are looking for innovative new vendors and fresh hot performers!

Calling all entrepreneurs: Enter our Walk the Talk new vendor contest to win a free booth and startup cash! Stop sitting on the sidelines and jump start your business idea. The 626 Night Market is a great platform to validate your new food or product with 40,000 customers per event. Our top vendors gross over $15,000 per event. We are looking for the most innovative new food or products so if you think you have what it takes, enter now!
Check our some of our successful vendor and business stories on our blog.
For regular vendors, spots are filling up fast so do not delay!
Walk the Talk new vendor contest

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Mar 23 2013
626 Night Market Call for Performers
 

626 Night Market Call for Performers

Calling the freshest and hottest performers out there!
Performers wanted!
You are an aspiring artist, right?

Well, if you’ve ever dreamed of performing in front of 40,000 people, then we have the perfect opportunity for you! Apply to be a performer at one of our summer events and you might just be the next talent to get discovered!

 

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Mar 22 2013
Pasadena City Hall Goes Dark For Earth Hour March 23
 

Pasadena City Hall Goes Dark For Earth Hour March 23

PASADENA CITY HALL TURNS OUT THE LIGHTS, GOES DARK ON MARCH 23 FOR EARTH HOUR

At 8:30 p.m., PDT, Saturday, March 23, 2013, Pasadena will join hundreds of cities and thousands of people around the world to “go dark” for one hour during Earth Hour 2013, organized by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF)  https://worldwildlife.org/   Lights at the historic City Hall Dome, 100 N. Garfield Ave. will be turned off for one hour.

Pasadena residents can also participate by turning out all non-essential lights and urging family, friends and neighbors to do the same.

Learn more at https://worldwildlife.org/earthhour.

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Mar 22 2013
Atwater Village Beer, Wine & Food festival to be held on Sunday, April 28, 2013
 

Atwater Village Beer, Wine & Food festival to be held on Sunday, April 28, 2013

 

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VIP Tickets

Early Access at 12:00 noon + 24 tastings
Access to the 55 Degree Wine cellar + Gift Bag
$40/ticket

Regular Tickets

1pm Access + 12 tastings
$30/ticket

Designated Driver Tickets

Soda, Sausage sandwich
$15/ticket

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Mar 22 2013
Starbucks – Deal $5 for a $10 Starbucks Card eGift HURRY @starbucks @groupon
 

Starbucks – Online Deal
$5 for a $10 Starbucks Card eGift

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Groupon Special Offers
Buy Your Startbucks egift card, click here for This Deal

Over 100,000 purchased so far and about a day left.

$5 for a $10 Starbucks Card eGift

Starbucks Card eGifts are digital gift cards that can be used for anything, such as a cup of the mellow Starbucks blonde roast coffee, a skinny mocha, or a hot or iced hazelnut macchiato. Use it all at once or across multiple visits, in participating stores.

Voucher must be redeemed here by 9/30/13 expires Expires Sep 30, 2013.
Once you purchase you will go to a website and enter your groupon code.
https://starbucks-groupon.cashstar.com/claim/
Transfer the $10 to your starbucks card

This has to be one of the most popular Groupon offers ever. At the very least it will be in the top 10, and and there is still about a day and half left for the offer to run. There is a limit of one per account. So get your friends to buy one and share it with you.

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Mar 21 2013
Paseo Colorado Pasadena Gelson’s Market to Close
 

Paseo Colorado Pasadena Gelson’s Market to close on July 21, 2013. Approx 60 employees will be moved to other locations.

Read more on the Pasadena Star News website.

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Mar 21 2013
Huffing Keyboard Air Cleaner Kills Teenager
 

Huffing Keyboard Air Cleaner Kills Teenager

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Mar 21 2013
Brad Feld on Entrepreneurial Ecosystems: April 9th at Caltech
 
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In Collaboration with the

Caltech Entrepreneurs ForumPresents   

Prominent Venture Capitalist and Author Brad Feld:
Building Entrepreneurial Ecosystems in your City
 
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Brad Feld
Co-Founder, Foundry Group

A titan in the world of VC and start-up thinking, Brad is founder of Foundry Group (prominent VC based in Boulder, Colorado) and TechStars. He is a prolific author having written 5 books including hits like “Do More Faster” and most recently “Start-up Life.” 

Given our local efforts to accelerate the development of Pasadena and the Los Angeles region as a start-up/innovation hub, Brad will focus his comments on the ideas covered in his book from late last year “Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in your City,” a great guide to those looking to accelerate local technology & entrepreneurship.  

 

This is an event that you will not want to miss so put it on your calendars NOW.    

 

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 
Cahill Center at Caltech, Pasadena
Coffee and networking: 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Program: 8:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.
Post-Program Coffee & Networking:  9:15 am to 9:30 am

This event is
Free to the Public
thanks to support from the
City of Pasadena and Tech IP Law Firm KKPB
 Seating is limited for this event.  Advanced Registration is strongly encouraged.         Register Here.For directions to the Cahill Center and parking information click here.

 
Brad’s Bio: 

Brad has been an early stage investor and entrepreneur since 1987. Prior to co-founding Foundry Group, he co-founded Mobius Venture Capital and, prior to that, founded Intensity Ventures, a company that helped launch and operate software companies. Brad is also a co-founder of TechStars.

 

Brad currently serves on the board of directors of BigDoor, Cheezburger, Fitbit, FullContactGnip, MakerBot, MobileDay, Modular RoboticsOblong, Orbotix, Rover.com, SafeInstanceSEOMozStanding Cloud, and Yesware for Foundry Group. Previously, Brad was an executive at AmeriData Technologies after it acquired Feld Technologies, a firm he founded in 1987 that specialized in custom software applications.

 

In addition to his investing efforts, Brad has been active with several non-profit organizations and currently is chair of the National Center for Women & Information Technology, co-chair of Startup Colorado, and on the board of Startup Weekend. Brad is a nationally recognized speaker on the topics of venture capital investing and entrepreneurship and writes the widely read blogs Feld Thoughts, Startup Revolution, and Ask the VC.

 

“Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in your City”
By Brad Feld
Use this QR code to find out more about Brad’s book on Amazon
The Pasadena Innovation Council thanks the invaluable sponsors who made this event possible:
Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum thanks its Founding Sponsors:

Materia Inc

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Mar 21 2013
UP FEST! Spring 2013
 

Come join us for the first ever UP FEST!

Saturday, March 30, 2013
10:00am until 10:00pm
Urban Permaculture House
3983 East Blvd LA, CA 90066

We will be showcasing the many talents of the UP House community related to health, permaculture, community living and the arts!

Come celebrate Spring with us and experience what’s it’s like living in an urban intentional community!

Invite your friends!

FREE to Attend!
but Bring some CASH for food & beverage, and
Donations for classes, workshops & entertainment
(mucho appreciated!)

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SCHEDULE:

FOOD

~ Chuck & Jacob – Farmhouse Kitchen – ALL DAY
~ Willy – Homemade Org. Pizza @ the Outdoor Cob Oven
LATE AFTERNOON into EVENING
~~ Healthy Heathballs & Homemade Kombucha ~~
WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

EXERCISE

~ Heath – How to fall in love with exercise – 10 am
~ Erin J – Hatha yoga (all levels) – noon
~ Michael – Power of Yoga – 3 pm
~ Erin Fairy – Hula Hoop & partner stretching – 5 pm

WORKSHOPS

~ Mathew – Gardening Basics – 11 am
~ Becca – Worms 101 – 2 pm
~ Alex (PhD) – Lecture – Communication – 4 pm
~ Ignacio – Bike maintenance basics – 6 pm
~ Lilia – Sunset bike ride – 7 pm
~ Billy – music – cover tunes –

EVENING ENTERTAINMENT 7-10 pm

~ Greg (Alexander the Greg) – with special appearances by members of Robot Teammate & the Accidental Party (improv comedy) and mystery guests (come see!)
– including facilitated jam session

OTHER

UP House Tour – 1 pm
Homemade Kombucha, Artistic clothing and hula hoops for sale – ALL DAY
~ Chuck & Toby – The Art and Science of Bringing Awesome – ALL DAY

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This is a festival, so plan on coming for the full day/evening experience. If you do, you may find that this will be one of the most unique and deeply enriching experiences you will have all year!

Hope to see ya soon!

The UP House family

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