Last night we participated in an awesome local event called The Emergence of Silicon Beach, a Venice Town Hall that was hosted by the Venice Neighborhood Council and the Venice Chamber of Commerce.
We were one of the twenty-five companies in the showcase portion of the event and had a great table set up to meet the members of the local community, talk about our eCards and iPad app (JibJab Jr. Books) & give away t-shirts & mugs!
Following the showcase, a panel session began which was moderated by LA City Councilman, Bill Rosendahl. Panelists included Tom Williams (Senior Engineer – Google), James Citron (CEO – Mogreet), Jeff Solomon (Co-Founder/Managing Director – Amplify.LA), and Chris Pearson (Senior Policy Director – Mayor’s Office of Economic and Business Policy). They discussed the growing tech/media/entertainment community in the Southern California area, why these companies are here and what it means for the local economy.
It was a very well attended event and it was great for us to be able share all the fun things we are building with the local community!