Learning from innovation ecosystems: LA’s Silicon Beach

Beautiful weather all year round, beaches, creatives, innovation. Bondi isn’t alone in this respect! This week we take a look at the Silicon Beach innovation ecosystem, as one of the startup hubs in the world that is closest to what Bondi aspires to be .

Silicon Beach is the Silicon Valley of Southern California – centered around West Los Angeles, with Santa Monica and Venice at the heart.

With Hollywood nearby – it’s the media capital of the world – home to world famous directors, cinematographers, actors.

Hundreds of startups and tech companies call the area home from Headspace, Snapchat, Tinder, Hulu, SpaceX to Youtube.

There’s no shortage of engineers, creatives thanks to talent flocking in from around the world to make it big along with art and design colleges, universities like UCLA, University of Southern California, California Institute of Technology.

Easy access to LAX airport – the largest airport on the US west coast makes it great for E-commerce and travel.

A hotpot of energy, talent, events, venture capital, support.

Check out the video below to find out about the rise of Silicon Beach.

What lessons do you see for how Bondi could emulate this success?


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