Jason Calacanis : biography

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Mr. Calacanis is the founder of ThisWeekIn.comhttp://www.crunchbase.com/company/this-week-in that host of the live streamed "This Week In Startups" on the network.Second Annual Twistee Awards (June 17th, 2011). Retrieved 2011-6-21 At its inception in 2010, the company raised a seed round of about $300,000 from Matt Coffin, Sky Dayton, and Calacanis himself.

This Week in Startups (also called TWiSt) is a round table formathttp://readwrite.com/2010/04/09/this-week-in-venture-capital-jason-calicanis-latest-podcast-creation that usually runs over an hour of conversation about the web startup Industry featuring founders, CEOs, Entrepreneurs, Angel investors and Venture capitalist talking about Startups Entrepreneurship and the Web Industry in general. http://ethanbeute.com/wordpress/who-how-many-this-week-in-startups-calacanis-audience-twist/ The show has gained some popularity amongst the Startup community and has attracted some well-known speakers-guests.http://www.forbes.com/sites/tjwalker/2011/05/10/is-jason-calacanis-the-best-talk-show-host-on-tv-today-media-training/http://www.avc.com/a_vc/2011/07/this-week-in-startups.html Mr. Calacanis and a continuous fresh group of speakers-guesthttp://www.tubefilter.com/2009/05/12/jason-calacanis-covers-startups-with-a-twist/http://magazine3.com/demo/generalpress/this-week-in-startups-with-jason-calacanis-with-tyler-crowley/ that are well known within the Industry, sometimes experts share their stories and thoughts on the Web Industry, their ventures/companies and the trends.http://venturevillage.eu/berlin-v-london-june-8 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1950991/ including the LIVE broadcast http://thisweekin.com/live/ http://www.justin.tv/thisweekin on its Main Sitehttp://thisweekin.com/thisweekin-startups/ and on the YouTube Channel, as well as iTunes/Audio & iTunes/Video. The Friday, December 14th, 2012, Calacanis announced that he will be shutting down his podcast network ThisWeekIn.com.http://techcrunch.com/2012/12/14/this-week-in-wind-down/ The shut down of the company though does not mean the end of its two popular shows: This Week In Startups & Kevin Pollak’s Chat Show.

LAUNCH Conference

Calacanis announced the creation of the LAUNCH Conference to spotlight unannounced start-ups. The first conference was held on February 23 and 24, 2011, and featured 140 startups. A number of companies received funding at the event and the winners included Room 77 and GreenGoose. The second LAUNCH Conference was held on March 7 and 8, 2012.


Calacanis joined the Board of Directors of Dyn in late 2012.

Early life

Calacanis was born in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, New York. He graduated from Xaverian High School in 1988. He then attended Fordham University, where he majored in psychology.

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