OpenCoffee Club LA Weekly

Open Coffee Club LogoSMNT have been hosting OpenCoffee Club meetings weekly since September 2014. After hosting 18 meetings we decided to make a short video so that others know what all these meetings are all about.

Open Coffee CupThe OpenCoffee Club is an open concept originated in London 8 years ago. The goal was to encourage entrepreneurs, developers and investors to organize real-world informal meetups to chat, network and grow. There are now over 100 around the world.

Santa Monica chapter meets every week, but rotates between Thursday and Saturday/Sunday.

We meet at 10AM in Santa Monica either at Starbucks or Panera. See full schedule on SMNT Meetup Calendar.

To learn more about OCC, read

Watch full introductions from 8 people who attended #OCCLA19 on Feb 12, 2015.


Networking at #100StartupsYesterday, Dec 5, we hosted our Holiday party/Reunion for all 100 startups that have presented at our events over last 20  months. We were lucky to have great sponsors Softlayer, WeezLabs, TechnicalConnections and Bloc who made sure we had plenty of Fresh Brothers pizza, beer and no cover fee! About 300 people gathered at Cross Campus last night 6-10PM. We had both old and new startups presenting.

Out of original 100 startups some wrote that they were not able to attend due to traveling, other commitments or simply because they are based out of state. Others came to the event but chose not to present. And there are of course those who are not pursuing what they worked on before.

FingerTipMaestro update

With all that, it was a great event and it was heartwarming to here success stories of those who presented last night at #100Startups. Here is the list of presenters with available links if you wish to contact them:






Free pizza and beer!










Computers For a Cause

Virto Commerce

Mr. CheckPoint












MusicPunk update





Wohoo! For You!

Green Zones

I Heart Savvy


Tech Cocktails in Santa Monica

Last Thursday, Sept 5, Cross Campus hosted Tech Cocktail Mixer & Startup Showcase.

12 Startups demoed in a casual expo style. They had 1 min each to present and the audience sent votes for the best ones via text.  It was a great format for networking and learning about what is new in the startup community.

The following startups presented:

360CandidateTech Cocktails Sept 5, Aisle Planner, BandAid, Clutter, Fingertip Maestro, Film This

Jabid, Inc., PlanetNow, SocialTagg, TenGrade,, WP Curve

Tech Cocktail ( is a media company that covers the latest tech innovations across the globe. Tech Cocktail has been hosting mixer events and writing about technology start-ups and entrepreneurs across the country with the focus of helping to amplify the local technology signal since 2006. We have hosted large events in Chicago, D.C., NY, San Francisco, Boston, Boulder, San Diego, Detroit, Boise, Austin, Barcelona and more.

Work might be from 9-5, but business happens between 5-9.  Tech Cocktail Mixers are like networking events except fun, like a party, except business-oriented, and like a startup pitch series, except informal and face-paced.  The result is a one-of-a-kind experience that makes for the perfect evening for entrepreneurs, investors, tech enthusiasts, and fun seekers alike”.

Technology Pay It Forward #techpif

pif giving treeOn April 30 at 6-9PMpif flyer1 Santa Monica New Tech teamed up with Your Office Agent and the Satellite to have another great Pay It Forward event at the coolest lounge in Santa Monica: 3110 Main Street. It was the third Pay It Forward Event in this area and this time it was all New Tech and the giving tree was virtual via Twitter!

There werpif lyfte 20 companies and 200 individuals showcasing their cool stuff and giving their technology, skill or service to the community free of charge.  There were new apps, free memberships on cool site, business consultations and much more. And the purpose of all offerings was to strengthen the community and help each other.

See all 20+ company offerings Galpin

Everyone voted for the most attractive offers and the winners were pif Microsoft1announced at 9PM. Sponsors had special prizes and raffles, free beer and more.

Galpin Motors’ Prize: A Mustang Convertible Weekend

Microsoft’s prize: Microsoft Gaming Night for 15 ppl

Other offerings were activated at 10PM via Twitter hashtags.

It was mind blowing to see what technology can do! Social media experts showed how to use Twitter to benefit businesses and grow customer base.pif Microsoft

See our event’s brochupif brochureres for more cool stuff:

See pics on Meetup or FB

More info on Eventbrite:

A gift from #techpif to you

Thank you to 5 volunteers, 5 organizers, sponsors and participants! It was the hottest new technology paying it forward!