Entrepreneurs Unplugged Event September 27th, Beverly Hills at 6:30 pm

Entrepreneurs Unplugged Event September 27th, Beverly Hills at 6:30 pm

BizOrigin is hosting its first Entrepreneur Meetup in Beverly Hills, CA on Thursday September 27th.

The event will bring together Entrepreneurs in Southern California, in an informal setting, to share ideas, compare notes, find potential team members, and hear about about the innovation going on in the area.

Founders and team members of several greater Los Angeles area companies will be represented including TechGenii, Sunsetronics, InteleMedics, Blissport, Tech Coast Angels, GKM Ventures, Frontera Capital, Entretech and many others.

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Mozy acquired for $76 million

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Zillow gets zillions more

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