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The heart of Silicon Beach is located in Venice and Santa Monica and extends to Marina del Rey, Hollywood and Downtown Los Angeles, with a focus on the community of entrepreneurs, startup companies (whether it's creative, tech, etc.), accelerators and venture capital companies.

The AKFF Blog has covered the major Silicon Beach Conferences since 2012 in the infancy of Silicon Beach, including: Silicon Beach Fest, Social Media Week, Digital  Hollywood and others in addition to smaller scale local events like: Pay It Forward and Women in Tech Network and co-working spaces like NextSpace Venice.


Techmanity: San Jose, CA October 1-2, 2014

Techmanity Conference in Silicon Valley October 2014This unique conference featured creatives such as: Actor/Musician Jared Leto talking about  how the music industry has changed, Actor Robert Patrick in the new tv series, Scorpion with Walter O'Brien, the genius hacker turned helper, whom the series is based upon, plus social impact organizations. Vivienne Harr, the young Founder of Make a Stand with Biz Stone, Founder of Twitter talked about their new venture, and Rose Broome, Founder of HandUp, creates social impact technology that serves the homeless population among others at this two day inaugural tech event.

Techmanity Review & Photo Gallery on our sister blog: My Venice Life >



See our past AKFF articles to get a flavor of what Silicon Beach is all about!

Silicon Beach Fest 3 Photo Gallery  >

Silicon Beach Fest 3: Kevin-WinstonSilicon Beach Fest 3rd edition took place at Cross Campus Santa Monica on June 18-21, 2014 and featured an unprecedented number of women VC's, speakers, panelists, startup owners, etc to the event, which was a huge step forward for the conference! Speakers included: Barbara Boxer-Belle Capital USA, Eva Ho-Susa Ventures, Robyn Ward-United Talent Agency and many more. #SBF #siliconbeachfest

Silicon Beach Fest 3 Launch Party At Viceroy Photo Gallery  > 

Silicon Beach Fest 3 Opening Party at ViceroyThe Silicon Beach Fest 3 party to attend was the opening reception at The Viceroy Hotel in Santa Monica on June 18, 2014 featuring Kevin Winston, Founder of Silicon Beach Fest, Julie Campistron, VP Demand Media, Mark Landay, Dynamic Synergy Corporation & speakers, sponsors, media. #SBF #siliconbeachfest

Sep 17, 2013

Monday night was hopping at the 31Ten Lounge (formerly Schatzi's) and Satellite in Santa Monica with a spectacular panel of leaders from Silicon Beach and Silicon Valley venture capital and crowd funding firms, including: ...

Jul 02, 2013

The Abbot Kinney First Fridays Blog in Venice, CA, aka "Silicon Beach", has covered the major Silicon Beach related conferences for the past two years. The premiere startup, venture capital and social media conference took ...

Jun 19, 2013

Silicon Beach Fest is back to the beach this week from June 19 - 22 with ROC and Cross Campus in Santa Monica as the primary event location. SBF started a year ago at venues in Venice and Santa Monica and the second ...

Jul 17, 2013

Venice Media District (VMD) “Venice Tech Speaker Series,” at NextSpace @ Amplify 6-9 p.m. Premiere event of this Silicon Beach quarterly series with speaker Chris Raih from Zambizi Agency in Venice. ...



Silicon Beach Events: We Connect, Startups Uncensored

May 24, 2013

The Abbot Kinney First Fridays Blog attended two great Silicon Beach Events this week: Startups Uncensored with Jason Nazar at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica; WE Connect (Women Empowered) with Shelly Ulaj ...

May 30, 2013

Looking for a place to work? In Silicon Beach? Forget about long term leases and over the top fees! The Abbot Kinney First Fridays Blog has partnered with local specialist, Your Office Agent, to not only help you find the lowest ...

May 22, 2013

This week brings a great mix of events to Venice and Santa Monica, from the WE Connect Conference Thursday at ROC Santa Monica to live music from our fave Venice musicians the Gumbo Brothers at a new club and PXL ...

May 03, 2013

This week, from April 29 - May 2, the Digital Hollywood Los Angeles event came to Silicon Beach, the hub for startups, social media, creative and all things tech related at the lovely Ritz Carleton in Marina del ReyThe event ...

Apr 25, 2013

Style, privacy and modern sophistication was impeccably executed by the architects of this Grand home. Lomax-Rock created a dramatic and warm architectural zen home nestled in the Silicon Beach hub of Windward Circle.

Nov 13, 2012

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 ...

Social Media Week is a week long conference in major international cities, including Los Angeles for the second year in a row. While it takes place namely in Hollywood, Venice and Santa Monica companies are a strong part ...

Jul 23, 2013

Next Space Silicon Beach Special Event: Co-founders Jeremy Neuner & Ryan Coonerty from Next Space wrote a book called The Rise of the Naked Economy, How to Benefit from the Changing Workforce, book discussion on ...



Jun 25, 2012

While we've all heard of Silicon Valley, which is where this blogger got started in the mid-nineties, Silicon Beach is the new hub of the creative digital universe, anchored right here in Santa Monica and Venice. With companies ...

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 ...

Jun 05, 2013

June 7 Fri– So you need a cool workspace in Silicon Beach for the Day! The AKFF has a FREEBIE for you when you RSVP before FRIDAY- Complimentary office space with wifi and coffee! See our previous post and click the ...

May 31, 2013

Its All About Venice! Abbot Kinney First Fridays, Abbot Kinney, Venice Beach Lifestyle. Its All About Venice! Abbot Kinney First ... NEXT Friday, June 7 is FREE Workspace Friday Silicon Beach- Get Deets >. Posted by Janet Gervers at 4:18 PM.

Apr 10, 2012

Emergence of Silicon Beach in Venice, Thursday April 12. Venice has quickly become a hub for digital media and the high tech industry with its accumulation of design, post-production and industry related small businesses, ...

Feb 20, 2012

Venice Town Hall: The Emergence of Silicon Beach, FROM THE VENICE NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL. You've heard of Google, right? They moved to Venice and so have other digital media companies, in addition to the ...



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