Silicon Beach Firms Plan Showcase At SXSW

A local group is planning an Silicon Beach-themed event at the upcoming SXSW Interactive event in Austin, to help showcase the diversity of companies in the LA tech industry. According to organizers Kevin Winston of DigitalLA and Nicole Jordan of Radix Collective, the Silicon Beach Sunday Funday--planned for March 10th--will include a mixture of companies from multiple verticals - everything from fashion to enterprise to demo, connect, and network at SXSW. The group said it hopes to include 20 of LA's stand out companies at Frank, located in downtown Austin. the showcase is the second being run by the group; the deadline to apply is February 10th. Winston and DigitalLA is the force behind the recent Silicon Beach Fest, and Jordan helped organize the Silicon Beach Showcase at SXSW last year. Image courtesy BigStock.