Techweek is back to Los Angeles for its 4th year; and we couldn’t be more excited. Techweek Los Angeles launched in 2013 with a small and intimate attendee list of a few hundred tech leaders , while this year we are anticipating thousands.
Techweek Los Angeles isn’t your typical technology conference experience. We are on a mission to support technology ecosystems – to bring together people, ideas and resources to ensure local technology ecosystems are enriched and develop. And we take this mission very seriously. Techweek Los Angeles 2016 happens over a week, and it happens in multiple locations: highlighting some of the headquarters, in-office charms, and culture of Los Angeles’s emerging technology greats; and some of its very much emerged technology businesses too.
Los Angeles, get ready – we’re coming back.
Techweek Los Angeles’s Launch Startup Competition
Launch is coming to find Los Angeles’s best new startups. Launch is our platform to find the best new companies that are going to be creating jobs, disrupting industries and creating the products that change American’s lives.
Last year we were proud to announce PickMySolar as the Los Angeles Launch 2015 winner, and they went on to win the National Launch Competition. Truly an exemplary example of the spirit of Launch, PickMySolar are bringing High Tech innovation to disrupt and change the world of solar power: it doesn’t get any more Los Angeles relevant.
We believe that running these spirited pitch battles is a way of offering startups experience and feedback on their business models, providing them exposure to the – sometimes brutally – honest input of investors, judges and the attendees, and to raise the awareness of the finalists. We are proud of our finalists, and we hope that they are on their way to becoming the Next Big Thing in the Los Angeles space. This year, as ever, we welcome your applications here (link to Launch page).
Techweek Los Angeles’s Summit 2016
Summit will feature technology leaders from the most legitimate of growth companies: those who have aiming to change the world through technology – especially those with roots or relevance to the Los Angeles technology scene.
This year, we’re building out another unparalleled suite of speakers, not least of all early sneak peaks: Pek Pongpaet of Impekable, Greg Hong of Reserve, Lukas Sliwka of Grindr and Leura Fine of Laurel & Wolf. Stay tuned for more schedule updates!
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