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Innovate LA Showcase



Santa Monica are partnering with LA County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) to launch their 4th annual INNOVATE LA event here in Santa Monica.  The Water Garden will be hosting this kick-off event, which will be dedicated  to spotlighting innovation and diversity in Santa Monica.   One important component of the event is a Santa Monica Company Showcase showcasing start-ups that are amazing + innovative, have a great story to tell and possibly may also be interested in connecting with career pathway projects for teens/young adults.

The Showcase is from 11 am to 2 pm.  The audience will include the 4,000 employees who work at the Water Garden (Oracle, Cornerstone, Amazon, HBO etc), nearly 100 high school kids from LA region’s leading STEM schools (who will be participating in the morning in a “Diversity + Inclusion – Career Pathways” competition), the sponsors, civic and economic development leaders from Santa Monica and the region, as well as the general public.  It’s FREE.


InnovateLA 2018 kicks off on November 2nd right here in Santa Monica, the birthplace of Silicon Beach.  4000 employees from companies such as Cornerstone, Oracle and Amazon and Santa Monica community members will be invited into the plaza to check out companies, food, music and more.


10:00 -11:00 – High level conversation “Why We Matter In The Future”

11:15 – Introduction to Diversity and Inclusion event with corporate teams – Mayor of Santa Monica, possibly Austin Beutner, Possibly Baron Davis (or suitable replacement).

11:30-12:30 – Fun interactive competition with LAUSD kids and Corporate Teams.- Managed by Ben Dickow and City of Stem (cced on this email).

12:30 -2:00  Lunch, Music and Hulu tour (probable) for kids.

11-2 Showcase of diverse innovative Santa Monica Companies and Organizations + Select non-profits working at the nexus of diversity and tech/media (Dakota from Annenberg Tech is helping secure -cced on this email. (Like ScaleLA. City of STEM etc.) Jump will be giving away a select number of helmets and we will have give-away goodie bags for a limited number of visitors – first come first serve.




Bookings are closed for this event.




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