Silicon Beach Investor Festival July 27-29

Expert DOJO in Santa Monica, the Academy for entrepreneurship success brings you the largest startup investor conference in SoCal.

Conference will consist of over 400 startup pitches over the duration to over 40 high level Institutional Investors

The Investors present: The Extreme Tech Challenge (Richard Branson’s competition), Samsung Ventures, Goldman Sacs Ventures, The X Prize Venture Firm, Crosscut ventures, Brock Pierce, Make in LA, Flashfunders, Start Engine, Touchdown Ventures, A Chinese Fund, Gelt venture Capital, Wavefront Ventures, Stage Venture Partners, Fifth Season Ventures, Blak Box Crowdfunding, Social Leverage, Go Fast Pay, The French Accellerator, tech Coast Angels, Pasedena Angeles, Keiretsu Forum & Seahorn Capital . Join us and be a part of the best Investor Event in Southern California. 395 Santa Monica Place, CA Unit 308, CA 90401.
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biscosmith_process_artopeningArt Opening in Venice

Bisco Smith

Upcoming art show at CAVE gallery.
Opens July 30, 6:30 – 9:30. On view until August 29.
1108 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA.



Marina Del Rey Boat CruiseSummer Boat Cruise In Marina Del Rey   

Looking for something fun the whole family will enjoy? Marina Del Rey Harbor Tour and Sea Lion Adventure is the perfect Saturday or Sunday event! Passengers are given a tour of Marina Del Rey on a ship. The ship provides a comfortable place in, out, and around the ship. Time slots for tours are at 12 noon, 1:30pm, and 3:00pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Book your tickets here and be sure to let them know AKFF sent you!  

NextSpace Venice Coworking Silicon Beach

NextSpace: Summer Coworking Special  

Having a hard time finding an affordable office space in Venice? NextSpace is offering 5 day passes for $50 and 10 day passes for $100.
See previous AKFF post for more info >

AKFF Venice VIP CLUB Members also get 2 FREE hours of conference room time $80 value.
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Art Exhibit And Printing Workshop At SPARC 

Durón Gallery at the Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC) is contributing to the art culture in Venice and has opened the exhibition, Division: Reflections and Shadows. The exhibition explores equality, freedom, and division through printmaking artwork. Admission is free.

The exhibition  also offers printmaking workshops for those who are interested in creating and exploring their creative side, no previous experience needed. Workshops are $40.00 per individual, but for more information on offered workshops contact SPARC Office Manager, Elaine Raif at or at (310) 822-9560. The exhibition is open through August 20, 2016. 685 Venice Blvd, Venice, CA 90291.
Details on art show and workshop >

Santa Monica Pier ConcertsSanta Monica Pier Concerts: Free Live Music on Thursdays 

Join the crowd on the pier or beach listening to some great live music throughout the summer. The Psychedelic Furs played last week and this week brings reggae. Enjoy a diverse lineup of musicians during the summer- yes , it’s free!

Venice bbqVenice Community BBQ, Saturday, July 30, 12-4pm

This annual event is a fun, great, tasty way to get to know your neighbors! The local Fire Fighters from Station 63 in Venice cook up a storm on the MOAB (Mother of All Barbecues) with ribs, chicken and more, while the community- that’s you; brings side dishes, salads or desserts to share with your neighbors. 10th Anniversary Venice BBQ in Oakwood Park, from 12p – 4pm.