A Glimpse of Tomorrow: Five Startups
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Coding for days without sleep in windowless warehouse spaces. Pitching to VCs in over-heated conference rooms, and scanning job sites for scarce mobile software engineers and the perfect UI designer. . . .This may sound like San Francisco or Silicon Valley, but it’s not. This is today’s tech scene in Southern California. Rich in intellectual capital and an ecosystem of incubators, accelerators, mentors, service providers and investors, this region is producing some of the most promising startups in the country. Southern California is now one of the top 5 destinations to launch a. The companies being incubated, accelerated, launched and funded are aiming to disrupt markets across a broad spectrum: from e-commerce and financial services to Big Data, advertising, and social media. Where did these companies come from? Who started them? What inspired them? What have they learned from their experiences? We have assembled a panel of five founder/CEOs from some of the first companies to emerge from local area accelerators. Come listen as they share their experiences and insights about what it takes to build a startup in Southern California. You will hear first-hand from those who are on the leading edge of a new generation of entrepreneurs.
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