Thursday, December 20, 2012
Silicon Beach LA Boots Up Effort To Showcase Region, Via Bus
What's the best way to show off what Silicon Beach has to offer? A new startup Silicon Beach LA, focused on creating a community portal for the Los Angeles and Silicon Beach community, launched Thursday, saying that it has launched a Kickstarter campaign to create a Silicon Beach themed-bus (nicknamed "Monica"), which will help promote the region at events. The group is currently soliciting sponsors for the bus, which it says will go to tech and media events throughout the year, including such events as SXSWi and TechCrunch Disrupt. The site and bus is the brainchild of Robert Lambert and Jeremy Gocke. One of the key pieces of Silicon Beach LA is a link with Fliptu--Gocke's other business--to higlight social media from various local companies into a single display on the Silicon beach LA site. (socalTECH is a news partner of Silicon Beach LA).