Where Is L.A.’s Tech Economy Headed? The Beach.

The L.A. [tech] scene is a still-blossoming place, but one with great potential for more rapid growth.

From L.Kozlowski, Forbes:

“Frankly, the Los Angeles tech economy is headed to the beach.

Some beach parties have more meaning than others. This is certainly the case for the Silicon Beach Fest, a gathering of digital minds in the Los Angeles area from June 21-23. The Festival, which kicked off on Thursday, marks the first time that local incubators, accelerators, digital media shops, and investors city-wide have gathered together to examine the burgeoning tech scene in L.A.

Three days of panels and pitches, including sessions on public relations, branding, press coverage in the area, social media, and celebrity, amongst others — are meant to help bridge connections and foster networking in the urban sprawl.

Howard Marks, co-founder of videogame titan Activision and co-founder of accelerator StartEngine, in conversation with serial entrepreneur and founder of the Launch Conference Jason Calcanis, framed the L.A. scene as a still-blossoming place, but one with great potential for more rapid growth.

“We’ve seen something magical in the last 12 months,” said Calcanis, in relation to the large number of incubators, accelerators, and thusly new start-ups that have quickly emerged throughout the city…”

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