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The Beach House Effect: The Power of Accelerator Location - Forbes

The Beach House Effect: The Power of Accelerator Location - Forbes | Silicon Beach | Scoop.it

Ever been inside an awesome beach house? Or even a little shack by the sea? There’s something perfect about fresh sea air, the open vista of thousand miles of blue ocean, sand, sun, and surf. Enter AmplifyLA.

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LA Tech Startup: Rideshare 2.0

LA Tech Startup: Rideshare 2.0 | Silicon Beach | Scoop.it
LA Tech Startup: Rideshare 2.0 with Thomas Pham, Founder. Crowdsourcing of open seats for car pools. Get paid to commute. The Social Community Fueled by Good Commuters. Crowdsourcing open seats in car pools.
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Arizona State University sets sights on California

Arizona State University sets sights on California | Silicon Beach | Scoop.it

Arizona State University sets sights on California, Michael Crow said the university may establish a presence in the Los Angeles area. The presence would would house entrepreneurs in residence as well as technology-transfer workers and student recruiters.

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Why Los Angeles Will Outpace Silicon Valley As The Tech Startup Capital - Forbes

Why Los Angeles Will Outpace Silicon Valley As The Tech Startup Capital - Forbes | Silicon Beach | Scoop.it
Video When I moved to Los Angeles in 2008 from San Francisco, I wasn't very excited about the move because I'm a technologist and moving away from the tech hub of the world to the land of Botox seemed like a really bad career move.
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Startup Weekend pep talk: It ain’t the code | A Smart Bear

Startup Weekend pep talk: It ain’t the code | A Smart Bear | Silicon Beach | Scoop.it

Startup Weekend is a friendly competitive event in which teams of 3-5 build a startup from scratch over the course of a single intense weekend. It culminates with informal presentations to a panel of judges who declare a winner, but of course the competition is only an excuse to facilitate the true benefits: honing startup skills through experience, the thrill of pressure, and working side-by-side with other ambitious people instead of superficial “networking.”

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Advertising Indie: Earbits Helps Bands Find Fans via hypebot

Advertising Indie: Earbits Helps Bands Find Fans via hypebot | Silicon Beach | Scoop.it
Bess Rogers on Earbits Guest post by former Hypebot editor and Billboard chart manager Kyle Bylin, now content manager at LiveNation.com. It’s easy for bands to distribute their music, but hard to market it.
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Join VentureBeat and Science at our Los Angeles DEMO party Thursday

Join VentureBeat and Science at our Los Angeles DEMO party Thursday | Silicon Beach | Scoop.it
Come party with VentureBeat and Science this week at our DEMO event in Santa Monica Thursday night. We'll be meeting with ten local tech companies during the day in a feedback session with Peter Pham from Science, myself and others.
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Science launches its third startup this month, mom-commerce site Wittlebee via VentureBeat

Science launches its third startup this month, mom-commerce site Wittlebee via VentureBeat | Silicon Beach | Scoop.it
Sean Percival and his wife, Laurie, are known in the L.A. tech scene for being a particularly stylish couple. So of course, when the couple welcomed their first child, the world expected the child to, you know, live up to the family standard.
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A Drink-Ordering App? They'll Drink to That

A Drink-Ordering App? They'll Drink to That | Silicon Beach | Scoop.it

Sometimes you need a cocktail just to get to ordering a cocktail. But at Copa d'Oro this week, some customers didn't have to push or shove to fight their way to the bar. 

 

They used Flowtab, a new mobile app developed in Santa Monica, to order their German beer and champagne and tip the bartender.

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Why L.A.'s Start-up Scene Beats All Others via Inc.

Why L.A.'s Start-up Scene Beats All Others via Inc. | Silicon Beach | Scoop.it
A five-time entrepreneur makes the case for launching a company in Silicon Beach. He's not the only fan.
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Santa Monica embraces Silicon Beach -- don’t call it Tech Coast

Santa Monica embraces Silicon Beach -- don’t call it Tech Coast | Silicon Beach | Scoop.it
Silicon Beach: At Santa Monica's State of the City address, technology boosters promote the fledgling tech start-up scene but say the city needs to encourage firms to stay.
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Interview with Alex Benzer, SocialEngine via socalTECH.com

Interview with Alex Benzer, SocialEngine via socalTECH.com | Silicon Beach | Scoop.it
Southern California has had its share of new startup accelerators launch in the last few months, however, few people here have actually experienced an accelerator firsthand.
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Report: Idealab's Energy Innovations Up For Sale via socalTECH.com

Report: Idealab's Energy Innovations Up For Sale via socalTECH.com | Silicon Beach | Scoop.it
Pasadena-based Energy Innovations, the Idealab startup working on concentrating photovoltaic solar systems, is looking for a buyer, according to a...
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What Makes a Great Incubator? - Forbes

What Makes a Great Incubator? - Forbes | Silicon Beach | Scoop.it

Babies, biological cultures, and businesses - they all need a little help, at least at first. Incubation means that something is being grown in controlled conditions. The word implies a sense of nuture. And its all in Los Angeles.

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The Ave is on Shark Tank Tomorrow! | Yo! Venice!

The Ave is on Shark Tank Tomorrow! | Yo! Venice! | Silicon Beach | Scoop.it

Tomorrow evening Nick Romero of “The Ave” on Windward will be appearing on the ABC Television show “Shark Tank” at 8pm.

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The LA Tech Scene Finally Moves Out of its Parents’ Basement via Pando Daily

The LA Tech Scene Finally Moves Out of its Parents’ Basement via Pando Daily | Silicon Beach | Scoop.it

As the second largest city in the United States and home to many of its finest universities, as well as the entertainment industry, many would argue that Los Angeles has long been an underachiever in the arena of technology and startups. If the events of the last twelve months are any indication, this trend is poised to change for the better.

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Google offers California small businesses free websites

Google offers California small businesses free websites | Silicon Beach | Scoop.it

Google will spring for the domain name and provide free Web hosting for the first year, then businesses will pay $2 monthly for the domain name and $4.99 monthly for Web hosting.

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Bo Fishback on Zaarly anniversary: 'It's been a pretty incredible year' via Silicon Prairie News

Bo Fishback on Zaarly anniversary: 'It's been a pretty incredible year' via Silicon Prairie News | Silicon Beach | Scoop.it
One year ago, Bo Fishback, then president of Kauffman Labs in Kansas City, returned home from a weekend trip to Los Angeles with one thing on his mind: Zaarly.

Today, that one thing is his full-time job.
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Does Startup Density Predict Success? via Fee Fighters

Does Startup Density Predict Success? via Fee Fighters | Silicon Beach | Scoop.it

According to Paul Graham, startup density is what saves startups in places like Silicon Valley, as it provides:

 

1. An environment that encourages startups
2. Chance meetings with helpful people
3. A social norm of optimism

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Tech Coast Angels Fuel $45M In Deals In 2011 via socalTECH.com

Tech Coast Angels Fuel $45M In Deals In 2011 via socalTECH.com | Silicon Beach | Scoop.it
The Tech Coast Angels, the largest organized angel investment group in Southern California--and the nation--said Wednesday that it was part of $45M in funding in companies during last year, with $11...
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Santa Monica cements rep as Silicon Beach via Santa Monica Daily Press

Santa Monica cements rep as Silicon Beach via Santa Monica Daily Press | Silicon Beach | Scoop.it

"You've been to Silicon Valley," said Paige Craig, founder of BetterWorks. "It sucks..."  

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Learn about the new LA incubators/accelerators - Moderated by Dave McClure

Recorded February 7, 2012 in front of an audience of 350 people at Santa Monica Civic Auditorium Helllllloooooo Lean Angelenoooooos! Miss us? We missed you t...
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TechCrunch | Can You Really Build A Great Tech Firm Outside Silicon Valley?

TechCrunch | Can You Really Build A Great Tech Firm Outside Silicon Valley? | Silicon Beach | Scoop.it
Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Mark Suster, a 2x entrepreneur who has gone to the Dark Side of VC. He started his first company in 1999 and was headquartered in London, leaving in 2005 and selling to a publicly traded French services company.
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Tech firms flock to office space in Santa Monica and Venice via LATimes.com

Compared with most of the region's white-collar office market, the less corporate environs of Santa Monica and Venice are looking sharp. Technology and entertainment companies that long ago mastered...
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Competition Dangles $200K To Students With Clean Technology Ideas via socalTECH.com

Competition Dangles $200K To Students With Clean Technology Ideas via socalTECH.com | Silicon Beach | Scoop.it
A new competition--part of the Startup America effort launched by the Obama Administration, and spearheaded locally by Caltech, USC, and UCLA--said today that it is looking to award $200,000 in prize money to university students with clean ene...
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