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THRIVEgulu Launch PartyEveryone has a dream of where they see their life going. For many of us here in the United States, it’s something that we can see come to fruition, but for many others around the world, it’s just not possible, all for a variety of reasons. But in Africa, the problems just seem to compound one another and the odds of someone living a fulfilling life just seems so astronomical. From civil war to diseases to other forms of strife, people in this third-world continent are in need of assistance and for a chance to realize their true potential.

Well things need to change. Instead of building upon fear and concern, perhaps we should realize that our efforts should go towards helping to build up hope and their future. With respect to Africa, one such charity is going above and beyond to help promote these ideals. It’s called THRIVEGulu and just this past week launched to the world as a means of helping the people of Uganda rebuild their lives and become self-sufficient once again.

Started by actress Eliza Dushku (Bring It On, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dollhouse) and her mother, Professor Judy Dushku, THRIVEGulu is a non-profit organization operating in Uganda that focuses on building and operating a trauma healing and reflecting center in Gulu (northern Uganda). It supports the healing and rehabilitation of trauma victims of the Ugandan civil war through the use of education–basically shows them that violence isn’t the answer and that there is much more they can do besides simply picking up a weapon and attacking their neighbors. Most of the time, a proper education is probably all that’s needed to help stop the violence and many in Africa, let alone Uganda probably don’t have access to it. According to their website, THRIVEGulu offers classes that are geared towards “helping rebuild society, increasing confidence and independence among participants, and providing creative outlets for victims of trauma to tell their stories…

Carly Rae JepsenOne of the hottest songs this summer is not one you would typically think would be this big. It’s amazing that the song people can’t get out of their heads isn’t the ones that are played frequently and practically non-stop (I’m looking at you Gotye), but rather the ones that are remixed over, and over, and over again. This summer, that one re-dubbed song happened to be “Call Me Maybe“, sung by the pop sensation, Carly Rae Jepsen.

Soon after its release, the Internet was abuzz with dozens of remakes of the pop song and included college athletes, Sesame Street, regular individuals, President Obama, and many others. Just doing a search on YouTube will reveal over a couple thousand video remakes of the song. So it was only a matter of time before someone here in the tech community, and in Silicon Valley, no less.

Last night at the launch party for the new African charity, THRIVEgulu, the sensational startup band named feedbomb took the stage to perform a brand new song. In case you don’t know about feedbomb, it’s composed of past and present members of Facebook, including lead singer Randi Zuckerberg, Chris Pan, Andy Barton, Eric Zamore, Robert Johnson, Mike Vernal, Eric Giovanola, Sean Chaffin, and Chris Struhar, the group puts on one hell of a performance singing covers of the best songs of the past few years, and even some familiar oldies. So while at the THRIVEgulu event, their second song just happened to be a brand new one and one that was written by Owen Thomas, the West Coast editor at Business Insider, and it was called, “Fund Me Maybe“.

TechCrunch August Capital 2011 Summer PartyIt’s summertime here in Silicon Valley and you know what that means: it’s time for the most anticipated event and party that all tech geeks are clamoring to be a part of. Coming up next month is the annual TechCrunch CrunchUp and their world-famous August Capital party.

Typically the CrunchUp is considered to be a mini-conference–definitely not their highlight event of the year (that would be the Disrupt series), but these CrunchUps usually have a great lineup and focuses on a specific area that is of interest and in the recent spotlight. In 2009, it was about real-time, while a year later it was on the social currency. Last year, TechCrunch put the spotlight on mobile developments. So what’s on everyone’s mind this year? Well, the biggest IPO in tech history and its platform, of course…the 2012 CrunchUp will focus on Facebook and its ecosystem.

Mashable's Social Media Day San Francisco 2012

We all know that San Francisco is practically the hotbed of social media fandom and excitement. But did you also know that there’s a holiday to commemorate this phenomenon? Well it’s not a federally-registered holiday, but a holiday nonetheless. Started in 2010 by digital lifestyle publication, Mashable, this annual tradition is meant to celebrate social media and the connectiveness one gets as a result of being on social media. In its third year, Mashable has drastically grown the cult following to the point where it was held in over 200 cities around the world! There were Mashable meetups in celebration of Social Media Day in places like Toronto, New York City, Vancouver, Las Vegas, Mumbai, Atlanta, Barcelona, Istanbul, Melbourne, Panama, and even right here in San Francisco!

JETLAG is at it again! Having set the bar high last year with its haute couture, invitation only events, JETLAG sets the standard for high society networking. Each event attracts hundreds of the most fashion-forward, technologically astute professionals for an incredible evening of socializing, networking, entertainment, dancing, and a good cause.

TRENDY LIME produces JETLAG. They are the world’s trendiest network of influencers and world-travelers and events organization, setting the standard for classy exclusive events in the hottest of venues in San Francisco and other major cities in the USA, Brazil, and Europe. We have an international social network that comprises 6,000+ members – over half of which have a masters or doctorate degree. Most of our members enjoy professional careers in Finance, Law, Media, High Tech, Marketing or Fashion and 4 out of 10 of them speak 3 or more languages.

Held at the most upscale venues, JETLAG is an exclusive social event that works to bring together trend-setters and influencers.  JETLAG will host its second anniversary event on June 14th. at 9:00 pm at the Clift’s famous Redwood Room, a cherished San Francisco landmark, suffused with glamour, ornate redwood and Philippe Starck’s designer furniture. As its a small and intimate setting, you must hurry to make sure the tickets do not run out! Go to eventbrite to purchase them: http://jetlagsf.eventbrite.com/

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