It’s a very exciting time here in LA Tech with over 6 accelerators and incubators springing up over the past year.
“Wow — what a weekend. Startup Weekend LA has grown to become a very special event here in Los Angeles. This past SWLA (February 24-26) was like non other and the 5th event to take place at Coloft here in Santa Monica. It’s also a very exciting time here in LA Tech with over 6 accelerators and incubators springing up over the past year.
With 100 attendees, this SWLA managed to sell out in 10 minutes, faster than any previous Startup Weekend LA and possibly (we’ll need to check with SW Global) the fastest in history (yes, it could be a world record). Seems like it may have been just shy of selling out Radiohead at the Staples Center.
On Friday evening, the SWLA energy started to brew at the Coloft as participants began showing up around 5:00 PM. Social lubrication was provided by Sierra Nevada along with pizza. By 6:30 the house was packed and SWLA was underway. Following a quick ice-breaker game of “Half-baked” where anyone in the room throws out a word to then generate an entertaining pitch, the real pitches began. We had over 35 ideas pitched Friday night, certainly on the higher side than normal with some really killer ideas…”