SOURCE: Twiistup


February 17, 2009 15:05 ET

Twiistup 5 Brings Los Angeles Internet Community Together

Cogi and TotSpot Both Win Awards at LA's Largest Tech Networking Event

SANTA MONICA, CA--(Marketwire - February 17, 2009) - Twiistup, the biggest networking event for the Internet industry in Los Angeles, brought 1,000 Web entrepreneurs together at the Santa Monica Airport the evening of Thursday, February 12.

Eleven of Los Angeles' most promising Internet start-up companies demonstrated their products and services. The winner of the formal "Showoff" award was Cogi and the "Fan Favorite" award went to TotSpot.

"Cogi would like to thank the folks at Twiistup for a great show," said Palmer Jackson, CMO at Cogi. "We are honored to have been selected by the judges as 'Best In Show'! Start-up life is a ton of hard work and being recognized for that hard work helps fuel us to keep growing the business."

Cogi is an audio recording and transcription service that allows busy consumers and professionals to forget about note-taking and become more active in their conversations. The URL is is the world's first social networking site that enables parents to create private profiles about their children.

"With TotSpot, we're giving parents a simple, safe, and fun way to share about their children with friends and families," said Michael Broukhim, co-founder of TotSpot. "We were thrilled by the response we received at an event with so many genuinely innovative companies."

"This was our biggest and best Twiistup event; there is nothing like it in all of Southern California," said Mike Macadaan, founder of Twiistup. "Twiistup is where people can discover the best in innovation that Los Angeles has to offer, discuss new ideas and share valuable experiences. We make these events productive, sexy and entertaining and we're happy to be a growing influence in the LA Internet community."

Details of Twiistup 6 will be released in the coming months.

About Twiistup

Twiistup is the premier LA technology and media event, attracting the creative elite from all business verticals and horizontals in the area. Thousands of technologists from across the U.S. have turned out for Twiistup events, including: entrepreneurs, investors, media-planners, business development executives and content creators from the web, gaming, film, TV, live-events, music, print and mobile industries. Twiistup has been featured in media including LA Weekly and LA Times, among many others. For more info please visit

Sponsors include CyberCoders, Tsavo,, Fit Planet, Whrrl, Intelligentsia Software, Heavybag Media, Marketwire, RockYou, Mail Room Fund, (mt) Media Temple, the Rubicon Project, Scour, Siemer & Assoc., Sun Startup Essentials, Yoono, Zannel, Citrusbyte, Cougar POS, Ideablue, Runtriz, Userplane and

Contact Information

  • Media contacts:
    Victoria Yarnish / Andy Oliver
    LEWIS PR for Twiistup
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    310 407 5186

    Steph Macadaan
    Email Contact
    925 408 7412