LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Silicon Beach Fest (www.siliconbeachfest.com), LA’s largest technology event, announced today that its fourth annual festival will be held June 24-27 at the newly renovated Marina del Rey Hotel in Los Angeles. Expanding on the successes of previous years, this year’s lineup of events will be focused on investment trends, community growth, and technical innovations, all spotlighting the diversity of talent in LA tech corridor.
Silicon Beach Fest has attracted people from around the world to past events and received national press coverage peeking the interest of investors and entrepreneurs alike. This year’s festival adds new panels and tracks on virtual reality, Internet of Things, 3D printing, and International startups. Confirmed keynote speakers include Tony Goncalves, senior vice president of Digital Entertainment Products Group, DIRECTV, and Will Keenan, president of Endemol Beyond USA, with more to be announced in the coming weeks. Complete agenda can be found at www.siliconbeachfest.com.
“2015 is slated to be one of the largest in terms of investment dollars pouring into LA,” said Kevin Winston, founder of Digital LA, and creator of the Silicon Beach Fest. “With impressive successes from companies like Oculus VR, Tinder, Maker Studios, Rubicon Project, and TrueCar, the Los Angeles tech scene has become a top global destination for technology innovation. Silicon Beach Fest is an opportunity to shine the light on Los Angeles’ place within the global tech ecosystem.”
2015 Schedule of Events:
- Panels: Featuring LA's top startups, CEOs, venture capitalists, investors, and Hollywood executives (June 25-26)
- Parties: Networking every night including the Opening Party (June 24); Thursday Night SBF Tech Theme Park Party (June 25); and Closing Party (June 26)
- Startup Showcase: More than 25 up-and-coming Silicon Beach startups will pitch to win the Startup Showcase title
- Gadget Sandbox: "Tech you can touch" with 3D printers, drones, virtual reality, and more
- VIP Yacht Cruise
- Sponsor Tables
- Beach Games: Surf, basketball and beach volleyball (June 27)
Pre-events will take place in neighborhoods all around LA: Monday, June 22: Pasadena Day; Tuesday, June 23: Downtown, Beverly Hills, Culver City Day; Wednesday, June 24: Playa Vista Day.
“For the past three years, Silicon Beach Fest has been the premier place for the tech community to meet, mix, and create new business opportunities,” said Goncalves. “DIRECTV is proud to be a part of such an eclectic mix of successful companies, entrepreneurs, and thrilled to be a part of this year’s festivities which are right in our backyard.”
Silicon Beach Fest 2015 sponsors showing support for LA's tech community include Media Temple, Demand Media, DIRECTV, City National Bank, Richardson Patel LLC, Business Wire, Grindr, Instantly, Univision, and many more. Sponsorship opportunities are still available; email firstname.lastname@example.org with SPONSOR as the subject for more info.
Silicon Beach Fest was created by Digital LA (www.digitalla.net), the largest digital startup professional group based in Los Angeles, reaching more than 60,000 professionals weekly via its newsletter, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn groups.
Silicon Beach Fest real time updates are available on social media at @SBFestLA, @DigitalLA and hashtag #SBF and on Facebook http://facebook.com/siliconbeachfest.