L.A. Story: Santa Monica Takes the Startup World by Storm

According to Fast Company, 35.9 percent of all Los Angeles startups are headquartered in Santa Monica

From HuffPo:

“The current epicenter of L.A.’s startup scene is Santa Monica (population 98,000), an 8.3 square mile stretch of beachside now known as Silicon Beach. According to Fast Company, 35.9 percent of all Los Angeles startups are headquartered in Santa Monica, including the popular app, Snapchat.

With its’ great weather, beautiful people, and pedestrian-friendly streets lined with a generous selection of bars and restaurants (450 of them, to be exact), Santa Monica offers young entrepreneurs high livability and a supportive tech environment.

Santa Monica also has a burgeoning incubator and accelerator scene. Within a 12 block area, there are 15 different co-working spaces, accelerators, and incubators, including ROC, CrossCampus, General Assembly, and CoLoft. Demand is growing so fast that CrossCampus is moving from its 11,000-square-foot space at 820 Broadway to a 13,000 square-foot-property at 10th Street and Colorado Avenue after the first of the year…”

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Fast Company – Analysis: LA’s Tech Scene [web]

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