Los Angeles has the fastest growing startup scene in the US! The startup scene sprouted from Silicon Beach, namely Venice and Santa Monica and expanded to Marina del Rey, Playa Vista and El Segundo areas. The tech/startup scene also exploded in Downtown LA and has spread to Hollywood and Pasadena.
The week brings a host of free events from #DTLA to #SantaMonica. LA Startup Week is described on it’s website as “One week of events to celebrate, recognize and engage the entrepreneurs in our city.”
It also lists stats such as: Incubators & Accelerators at 59 total and Coworking spaces at 38, which seems to be a low number based on how fast coworking spaces have proliferated in the past year alone. It lists a total of 876 startups which sounds vastly underestimated, considering the number of startup conferences the #AKFFblog reports on, daily contact with startups at the coworking space our office is located in, NextSpace Venice Beach, startup related events attended and more.
While it’s unclear how that number was arrived at, it could use a 1 in front of the number. This Editor’s opinion is that there are thousands of startups in LA! Regardless of number, there are plenty of panels and events that focus on LA Startups this week!