Silicon Beach Emerges as a Tech Hotbed

You can go surfing in the morning, code by day … and the weather’s better than Palo Alto.

From USA Today:

“After years of the San Francisco Bay Area dominating the tech start-up scene, with huge smashes such as Facebook, Google and Twitter, entrepreneurs are finding they can go elsewhere to grow and prosper. One of those places is the city of dreams itself, where thousands still flock every year to seek fame and fortune, and where young pioneers such as Charles Chaplin, Walt Disney and the Warner brothers (Jack and Sam) used the technology of visuals and, later, sound to create the motion-picture industry.

Cheaper rents than the Bay Area, better weather and proximity to the beach (most of the start-ups are within two blocks of the ocean) make Silicon Beach an attractive place to be.

More than 500 tech start-ups have sprouted in sprawling Los Angeles and its environs, according to members of the L.A. tech scene who have compiled the list online as But most of the action is at the beach…”

RepresentLA (startup map) [web]
The 23 Hot Los Angeles Startups you Need to Watch [web]
12 Entrepreneurs Who Are Changing LA Forever [web]


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