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Silicon Beach Fest 2: Venice goes to Hollywood!

 Content Panel: Kevin Winston, Digital LA in center

The Silicon Beach Fest sequel  was  located in Hollywood this past Friday with a frenzy of creative and tech companies that attended and presented at the all day and night event, sponsored by Digital LA, at the io/LA coworking space and Tech Zulu the tech crawl showcase. If you have no idea what this is about, it's the event to be at if you're in anything related to creative, social media, tech, startup with a focus on Venice and Santa Monica  startups.  See our previous posts from the first  in the series:

Jun 21, 2012
Silicon Beach Fest (June 21-23) celebrates the LA tech community at its Venice & Santa Monica hubs with panels, keynotes, workshops, mixers, and more. You must Register to attend this event with ticket pricing depending ...
With companies like Google, Amplify, Kluge, Wiredrive, Working Village and a host of others this dynamic hotspot of all things web and mobile was the focus of a three day event last week, Silicon Beach Fest.
Kris Bjornerud, Ampli
There were numerous panels covering topics such as content creation, social tv and video, advertising, accelerators and venture capitalists, a student pitch fest and crowdfunding among others. The AKFF blog was fortunate to catch part of the Junior VC';s panel and caught up with Kris Bjornerud from Amplify, an accelerator in Venice on Windward Circle. He said the most important thing for a startup is to have a well-rounded team and very important to have at least one technical co-founder on the team (Editor's note- this quote was corrected 11/04/12).
The Digital Content: Development panel was lead  by Tim Street, a transmedia author with panelists David Beebe, FishBowl Worldwide Media and Damon Berger, Emmy nominated, What's Trending from Venice among others. There was a lively discussion  that centered on story driven ideas, regardless of media platform, followed by a pitch fest, where attendees had 60 seconds tyo  pitch their ideas to the panel with the chance for some great suggestions and feedback. In fact, this blogger, Janet Gervers from the Abbot Kinney First Fridays blog in Venice took the opportunity to pitch her idea for a web video series.

Dannie Nguyen, Pindone (left
A bunch of people in the industry were either a sponsor or attending the event including: Walter grieves from ROC in Santa Monica, Dannie Nguyen from Pindone, a social media marketplace for personal assistants based in the Marina, Janine Davis, a Venice native from Fetch Recruiting, Warner Boutin from Business Wire. There were so many more that we met at Silicon Beach Fest 2 that we can't wait for the third in the series!
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