Venice Beach – the secret heart of Silicon Beach

In March, we at Mogreet received an email from Matt Kline and the Venice Neighborhood Council asking us to speak at the Venice Town Hall. I think it took us about 7 seconds to reply back with an enthusiastic yes.  After all, if you know any of us, you know, we are Venice fanatics.

We walk the Venice walk, we talk the Venice talk. Our CEO is the mayor of the Rose Café on Foursquare. Our office outings consist of Friday night happy hours at Firehouse, Venice Wine Bar, Venice Ale House or La Cabana. Our office meetings are held outside, walking through our neighborhood (if you live on Rose, you have seen us). We even know where to find parking spots on street cleaning days.

But we were also excited for another reason. We were being offered a chance to get to know our neighbors – residents and companies alike.

One of the greatest secrets to success of Silicon Valley is that the local startups fully support each other.  They write about their own companies, they create partnerships, they buy each other’s products – Silicon Valley companies promote their neighbors. (Hello! Instagram?)

We in Los Angeles have simply not yet embraced this secret to success.  When local startups seek promotion, where do they turn?  Silicon Valley publications.  Partners? Tech? Funding? The Silicon Valley ecosystems.  So when Matt offered Mogreet the chance to meet and learn about our neighbors, we jumped at the chance.  This was an opportunity to move past the usual drink fueled networking events, giving showcase participants and attendees the chance to really see and understand what each other’s companies are doing.

Venice is emerging as one of the most sought after locations for high tech startups and quickly becoming the hub of Southern California’s Silicon Beach. And why not?  Venice has known for its laid back beachfront lifestyle, unending creativity and a strong technical infrastructure, it is a natural fit for any startup.

So who are the Venice-based startups?  There are the giant companies, like Google, well-known entities like JibJab and Mogreet, and emerging digital content creators like Viddy.   But that’s not all….

Take a minute to click the above links to meet your neighbors, and ours, and then take a minute to download their app, or try their product or simply share out their news.  Every step we take to drive awareness to another Venice Beach company is another step taken to strengthen our neighbors, and the entire Silicon Beach community.

Click here to read the Venice Town Hall recaps

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