Author Archive: Amanda Coolong
Newsflash: The famous Sunset Strip isn’t just for musicians and celebrities anymore!
That’s right. Silicon Beach is expanding from the westside to West Hollywood as entrepreneurs set up shop next to the stars.
Who exactly are some of these pioneers who’ve dared to venture beyond I-405? Find out during our first TZ Tech Crawl: Sunset Strip Edition!
Mobile first is becoming an important part of our daily lives. We interact with the world through our mobile devices, and they are quickly becoming our main vehicles for accessing and sharing information.
While great strides have been made in the mobile economy, there are still many challenges and opportunities to consider, and much we can learn from the market frontrunners.
It was 2008. Silicon Beach as we know it didn’t exist, coworking was unheard of, and an angel was mainly thought of as a heavenly creature, not the likes of Paige Craig. Digital LA had just begun throwing monthly networking events, Rubicon Project was in its infancy, and the Roosevelt in Hollywood was the local hangout. However, that wasn’t the start …
Not everyone turns to angels or VCs to raise money, as evidenced by the massive trend in crowdfunding. President Obama further solidified this approach to fundraising with the passage of the JOBS Act allowing small businesses and startups to raise up to $1 million a year without requiring a public offering.
LA City Council Member Eric Garcetti will give the opening keynote for the inaugural Silicon Beach Fest, a celebration of digital innovators in startups and entertainment happening June 21 – 23.
Garcetti, who is currently running for Mayor of Los Angeles, is a fourth-generation Angeleno known for his support of digital and technology initiatives across the City.