Silicon Beach Fest | Panels, Hackathons, and Much More!

Jun 11, 2012 • Events, Silicon Beach Fest
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Things are starting to heat up and not just weather wise here in the LA Tech scene.  We are just a week away from the Silicon Beach fest and registration is open.  Join us for 3 days of Panels, Hackathons, BBQ, and beach fun.  Below are a few event highlights, to get the complete schedule of events, panels and parties check them out here.


Speakers From Startups/Entertainment/Tech Include:

Howard Marks, StartEngine Co-Founder, formerly Activision Founder
William Hsu, MuckerLab, Co-Founder
Adam Lilling, Launchpad LA, Director
Aber Whitcomb, io/LA, Co-Founder
Jason Nazar, DocStoc, CEO / Co-Founder
David Travers, Rustic Canyon Partners, Partner
Jim Andelman, Rincon Venture Partners, Managing Partner
Ken Chung, Viddy, CTO
Darren Rush, Pose, CTO
Shira Lazar, What’s Trending, award-winning host
Ana Liza Bella, NBC Universal / STYLE, VP, Marketing Solutions
Chris Mortimer, Interscope Records UMG, Director, CRM & Social
Gretchen Fox, Live Nation, VP of Marketing, Social Media
Lindsay Gabler, The GRAMMYs, Social Media Specialist
Ian Rogers, TopSpin, CEO & Founder
Ted Dhanik, engage:BDR, CEO & Co-Founder

Opening Day – June 21

Silicon Beach Fest will bring together the best in tech in southern california. StartEngine and K5 will host a Global Demo Day showcasing startups.

The first ever Silicon Beach Hackathon will commence at 6pm at Cross Campus featuring CTO coaches from some of the top companies in LA. CEO Judges will be on hand to determine the winner before the closing keynote and party Friday. Register Here.

Opening day ceremonies will close with a special Startups Uncensored hosted by Jason Nazar followed by an opening night party by Digital LA.

VIP pass holders are invited to a VIP-only cocktail reception by Siemer Associates.

Friday – June 22

Concurrent panels at several different hubs from Santa Monica to Venice and Hollywood including:

  • Meet the Accelerators Panel, 10-12p @ Viceroy
  • Meet the VCs panel, 12-2p @ Viceroy
  • Celebs & Startups Panel, 2-4p @ Viceroy
  • MySpace Alumni, 10a-12p @ Hotel Erwin

Cocktails at Hotel Erwin rooftop High

Closing Day – June 23

– Accelerator Basketball at Amplify

– Startup Village at Cross Campus

– Volleyball Game

– Surf Lessons at the Beach

– Hackathon CEO Judges pick winner

– Closing Party at Cross Campus


For all you working press out there don’t forget TechZulu and Coloft are hosting the press Hub.  Come join us and get some work done over at Coloft in Santa Monica.

Efren Toscano

Efren Toscano founded TechZulu in the heart of Southern California: Orange County. Focused on providing a platform to showcase all that is happening here in the tech and media space. TechZulu is rapidly growing to be the hub for Southern California technology companies news source. Efren has been chosen as one of LA Weekly's People of 2009 and selected as a Top 20 MostPublic Individuals in Los Angeles in Tech and Biz by NowPublic. He divides his time between San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles and tech events around the US.

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