First Annual Los Angeles Timmy Awards Recognizes Region’s Best Tech Employers and Managers

Los Angeles, CA (March 25, 2016) Tech in Motion officially announced the winners of its first annual Los Angeles Timmy Awards, honored at a ceremony held March 24 at Cross Campus in Santa Monica. Tech in Motion recognized “Silicon Beach’s” top employers for technology professionals during the award event, which also featured product demos from the “best of the best” in the Los Angeles tech community. Winners of LA’s Best Technology Work Culture, Best Technology Managers, and Best Tech Startups – listed below – were all crowned. Overall, there were more than 200 nominations submitted and a total of 9,156 votes counted from local Tech in Motion community members.

The 30 LA Timmy Award Finalists That You Need To Know.

Dollar Shave Club_Best Tech Startup

The First Annual 2016 Los Angeles Timmy Award Winners are:

  • Best Tech Startup – Dollar Shave Club (pictured above)
  • Best Technology Work Culture – (below left)
  • Best Technology Manager – Jen-Ban Ho, CTO of TicketManager (below right with First Runner Up Demetrius Harris, President at DragonFire Digital Media)

LA Best Technology Workplace Cater2me Best Tech Manager LA and First Runner Up

“The Los Angeles tech community has grown tremendously over the past few years, and the timing was perfect to honor those who are building great places for technology professionals to work,” said Phill Perkins, Regional Director of Jobspring Partners and Workbridge Associates. “With so many innovative companies, last night’s competition was intense. We look forward to building on the momentum and excitement by continuing to honor the best technology employers in Los Angeles for many years to come.”

See more photos of the LA Timmy Awards ceremony and winners here.

The Timmys are presented throughout the year in tech hub cities across North America, including New York, San Francisco and Toronto. Previous winners have included innovators such as Venmo, Trip Advisor, Gilt, Constant Contact, Casper, and Instacart. The next Timmy Awards ceremony will be held in Boston at Education First’s Headquarters on April 14. Please visit for more information.

RSVP to attend the 2nd Annual Boston Timmy Awards on April 14th.

LA Timmy Award Presenters CJ Johnson and Ambar Januel

LA Timmy Awards Hosts CJ Johnson and Ambar Januel of Januel + Johnson (above). 

About Tech in Motion Events

Tech in Motion is an international events series that brings local tech community professionals together to connect, learn, and innovate. What started as a collaborative project between IT recruiting firms Jobspring Partners and Workbridge Associates (pictured below at the event) in 2011, grew into an organization of over 61,000 members across 11 chapters in North America including Boston, Dallas, New York, Philadelphia, DC, Chicago, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, LA, Orange County and Toronto. Please visit for more information about our notable speakers, sponsors and events.

More about the Timmy Awards:

Timmy Award Creators

Meet our techies: Tech in Motion LA’s Elixir Mixer, co-hosted with General Assembly


This past winter, Tech in Motion LA, alongside General Assembly LA, hosted a successful and very social networking mixer in Santa Monica. The space was packed with tech enthusiasts and entrepreneurs drinking, eating and conversing – and Tech in Motion would like to introduce you to a few of them.

Three guests of the evening were surveyed about their involvement in the LA tech scene.

Saman, an insider in the music industry, stated he’s looking for next big thing in music technology: “I’d like to foresee the second Napster so I can be involved in it, so I can facilitate it”.


“I’m involved in the tech community by working, contributing, and trying to make the community grow larger and more important,” said David Pearl, who is a frequent Tech in Motion guest.matt

Saif Rahman, CEO & Executive Producer of Mobile First Entertainment mentioned that for him, “It started from an entertainment background….actors & producers got into tech and realized entertainment is going mobile…trying to create original entertainment to be seen on mobile devices”.


The attendees represented all different areas of the LA tech community, connecting with one another over a shared industry interest. Among all the tech chatter, a highlight of the evening was also the connection made between a guest seeking a Python developer and one of our sponsors, Jobspring Partners.


This networking mixer was one of the most popular events Tech in Motion LA has had to date. Join the meetup group here to stay up to date on all things Tech in Motion in LA!