Panel on Growing New Tech Economy to Feature Execs from Google, Viddy and other firms
Councilmember Bill Rosendahl will moderate a panel discussion on the emerging tech community in Venice Beach and the best way the City can foster community-friendly economic growth in the coming years.
“The Emergence of Silicon Beach” in Venice and the surrounding Westside communities is the topic of a town hall meeting, to be held Thursday, April 12, from 7:30-8:30 p.m., at Westminster Elementary School, 1010 Abbot Kinney Blvd., in Venice.
The event is sponsored by the Venice Neighborhood Council and the Venice Chamber of Commerce. “Silicon Beach” is the term that refers to LA’s coastal communities as they evolves into the hub of Los Angeles’ burgeoning tech and high-tech industries.
Venice, long known as a bastion for creative types such as artists and musicians, is undergoing an economic transformation as it becomes home to a newer group of creative pioneers from the tech industry. The Westside is becoming a major player in the evolving Los Angeles tech and digital media scene, as companies like Google, JibJab Media, and Viddy, Inc set up shop in the coastal communities of the 11th District.
The panel will include the following guests:
Tom Williams, Senior Engineer, Google
JJ Aguhob, President and Co-Founder at Viddy, Inc
James Citron, CEO, Mogreet
Jeff Solomon, Co-founder/Managing Director, Amplify LA
What: Venice Town Hall – The Emergence of Silicon Beach
When: Thursday, April 12, 2012: 6:30 PM Company Showcase; 7:30 PM Panel Discussion
Where: Westminster Elementary School Auditorium, 1010 Abbot Kinney Blvd. (Enter from Westminster Ave.)
Parking: Available on playground (enter on Main St. between Abbot Kinney & Westminster)
The event is free and open to the public. A showcase of Westside tech businesses will precede the panel at 6:30 p.m. More information on the event can be found here.