Hundreds Flock to Venice Town Hall on Silicon Beach Tech Scene

Nearly two dozen tech companies set up booths to tout their products and ideas to about 400 attendees.

From LA Times:

“Silicon Beach is spreading to Venice.

The quirky beach-side community drew hundreds of attendees to a packed town hall meeting dubbed The Emergence of Silicon Beach on Thursday to discuss the burgeoning Westside tech scene and how to attract firms and talent to the area.

Executives from Google, local start-ups Viddy and Mogreet, and accelerator Amplify were on hand for a panel moderated by Los Angeles City Councilman Bill Rosendahl, who repeatedly told audience members that they were witnessing a “Venicessance.” Nearly two dozen tech companies set up booths to tout their products and ideas to about 400 attendees.

Panelist James Citron, chief executive and co-founder of mobile marketing firm Mogreet, said Southern California has come a long way and is finally attracting investment capital and interest…”

READ FULL ARTICLE [web]
RedondoBeachPatch: 100s Attend Silicon Beach Town Hall in Venice [web]
Betterworks Blog: “Venice Town Hall Tech Event Wrap-up” [web]
Event Photo Highlights [web]

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