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Twiistup Brings Web and Entertainment Startups Together This Week in Universal City

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As new media consumption goes mainstream, so goes the geekfest; this week's Twiistup includes panels featuring the likes of Brooke Burke (of Wild on E! and Dancing with the Stars fame) discussing her new-found success as an online entrepreneur and Chamillionaire (he of the many mixtapes and much Patron) talking digital music.

Since 2007, Twiistup, has served as both a memorable party for the entrepreneurs and media savants and a matchmaking event for select SoCal startups and wide-eyed venture capitalists.

But this week Twiistup, now in it's sixth version, is expanding to add a day-and-a-half conference with top speakers to complement a night of open bar mingling.

"We're aiming to add an inspirational and innovation aspect that fits the LA community," said Twiistup producer Francisco Dao.

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The expanded format, combined with reasonable ticket prices ($297 for the conference and party), has attracted ticket buyers from well beyond Los Angeles and Silicon Valley. "People are coming to this event from places like Belgium, so we're going to make sure everybody get a world-class experience at this event," said Dao.