Ustream Founders on This Week in Startups and Other Events for the Week of August 10

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On Friday, 8/14 at 1pm PST, Ustream’s founders John Ham and Brad Hunstable will be guests on This Week in Startups with Jason Calacanis. Jason is an internet entrepreneur who started Mahalo.com and hosts his own weekly show where he covers “the best, worst, most outrageous and interesting stories from the world of Web companies.” He usually approaches his interviews with a mixture of blunt humor and candid commentary, so it will be a great opportunity to get to know the “real” creative and entrepreneurial minds behind Ustream. Tune in here.

Also this week:

On Wednesday, join The Oregon Coast Culinary Institute for the year-end celebration and commencement of their latest crop of budding chefs. The Culinary Institute is located on the beautiful campus of The Southwest Oregon Community College in Coos Bay, Oregon, and offers programs in culinary arts management and baking and pastry arts. Who knows, you might see one of these guys on The Food Network one day! Tune in here on Wednesday at 11am PST.

Also on Wednesday on The Rob Redstone Show, Rob Redstone will interview Wonkachild, an artist and entertainer whose unique style synthesizes hip-hop, rock, funk, and dance music. Wonkachild counts Chuck Berry, Fred Astaire, and James Brown as influences, and his single, “Argyle Sweater” has already received critical acclaim. Don’t miss this chance to hear him talk about his inspirations and don’t forget that you can tweet in your questions early! Tune in here on Wednesday at 7pm PST.

The event that’s been called “The Woodstock of Gaming” is coming to Ustream from Thursday, Aug. 13 to Sunday, Aug. 16. QuakeCon is a chance for people from all over the world share their love of all things gaming and compete in world-class tournaments. The Dallas, TX yearly event is run almost entirely by volunteers and centers around “4 days of Peace, Love, and Rockets.” Tune in here starting on Thursday, Aug. 13.

On Thursday OP will broadcast a live interview with the band Elizabeth and the Catapult. OP has partnered with Rolling Stone Magazine to throw a party at the Andaz Hotel in LA, and they’ll be interviewing the band from their decked-out OP bus (built by the “Pimp My Ride” team) on their way to the red carpet festivities. Elizabeth and the Catapult is a Brooklyn trio composed of guitarist Pete Lalish, drummer Danny Molad, and singer/songwriter Elizabeth Ziman. Their album Taller Children has been described as “smart, jazz-tinged, and sometimes-topical.” Catch all the action right here starting at 6:15pm PST on Thursday.

On Sunday, August 16, tune in here to watch a live broadcast from the Miss Universe Pageant in The Bahamas. The actual competition isn’t until the following Sunday, but producers will be filming a preliminary spot which will air before the actual broadcast on August 23rd, and Ustream viewers will get a behind the scenes peek at what goes on during the pageant! Don’t miss it!

24-hour cams:
Didn’t make it to any exotic locales this summer? How about taking a virtual trip to London or NYC? Thanks to 24-hour live feeds of the NYC skyline and the Tower Bridge in London, you can at least pretend you’re not stuck at your desk. There’s nothing quite like seeing the sun set with the high-rises of Manhattan silhouetted in the background, or watching cars creep along the Tower Bridge during rush hour. Catch the NYC cam here, and the London Tower Bridge here.

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