To cap off our 6th year at SXSW and follow up on last year’s amazingly successful Trend Lounge, we knew this year had to be bigger, better, more engaging, and of course, even more fun. As we know, long gone are the days of experiencing SXSW Interactive with just 9,000 other tech entrepreneurs and business brights – with 30,000 registrants in 2013 and the final numbers for 2014 still in the works.

Coming hot off the tail-end of a much involved SXSW week (where the talk of the town was wearables, alternate-communication apps, and the internet of things); I was excited to immediately find myself in the heart of Silicon Valley, discussing a personal subject of my own curiosity: Bitcoin.

As we recall, this year has kicked off with some fierce acquisitions in the connected home and internet of things (IOT) space, namely with Google’s high profile $3.2 Billion acquisition of smart home device company, Nest. To say we were excited for the home track of REACH | The Connected Future would have been a severe understatement.

We’ll be streaming live everyday from the Indiegogo Tech Cafe to bring you exclusive interviews from the best and brightest at this year’s SXSW. So even if you’re unable to make it out this year, we’ve got you covered.

Today, we have Vince Leung, co-founder and operating CTO of MentorMob. After a successful run through NYC-based Kaplan Edtech accelerator program (powered by Techstars), the team at MentorMob have been gearing up for a 2014 re-launch; same MentorMob name, but as Vince tells us, with a more community-based focus (don’t worry, a little more on that later).

This weekend marks the 12th consecutive Southern California Linux Expo, SCaLE12x. Taking place at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport hotel, the three-day event featuers 85 speakers, over 100 exhibitors and a keynote by Lawrence Lessig.

The wearable tech sector shows no signs of slowing down in 2014. Cameras, sensors, watches, and glasses are just a sample of the increasing amounts of body-worn tech hitting the market. VIEVU is one of these companies. It has created a body-worn camera developed for the professional workforce like law enforcement, to help officers keep their integrity and protect themselves from liabilities.

In honor of our new partnership with Dave & Buster’s and the next home for REACH | The Connected Future, TechZulu invites the LA Tech/Silicon Beach community to come and Eat, Drink, & Play for Free at the Private VIP Grand Opening on Feb. 16th!

The Annual TechZulu Startup Forecast is one of our most anticipated events. It’s about as close as you can get to a macro-level crystal ball for the tech industry, expressed through a rapidfire string of insights from the minds of some of tech’s biggest investors, founders, and gamechangers.

The new DTS Headphone X sounds like some kind of super hero, but in reality, it’s a formula for an amazing audio experience. DTS is working their magic to bring a new surround sound experience through any device.