Silicon Beach @ USC
Tutor Campus Center | University of Southern California | Sept 12-13, 2012
What is Silicon Beach @ USC?
The rise of technology startups in the Los Angeles area, combined with unique access to Hollywood’s entertainment studios and creative talent, is creating a new hub for entrepreneurship. Industry leaders are increasingly referring to this intersection as ‘Silicon Beach’ and the University of Southern California will play a significant part in shaping a vision for its future.
Led by the Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies and the Institute for Communication Technology Management (CTM), USC’s Marshall School of Business will host Silicon Beach @ USC, a two-day event highlighting innovation in digital media and technology, on September 12-13, 2012 on the USC campus.
Silicon Beach @ USC will consist of a two day forum: September 12 will feature a competition for new ventures pursuing opportunities in new media platforms and digital content and services. Organized by the Greif Center for Entrepreneurship, teams will compete for $50,000 in prize money. On September 13, CTM will convene an intimate conference for industry leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, faculty and students focused on the intersection of technology and digital content.
Silicon Beach Awards
For the first time ever, USC will be presenting a Silicon Beach Award for innovation in digital media and technology. New ventures comprised of students or alumni from USC will be welcome to compete, and submission details will be available on the USC website. The award will include a significant cash prize. The venture competition will culminate in a final round which will be held on the USC campus on September 12.
**To enter the venture competition, please follow this link. Deadline for applications is Aug 15. NOTE: Attendance at Silicon Beach Awards Venture Competition is by invitation. Please contact email@example.com if you are interested in receiving an invitation.
Silicon Beach @ USC Conference
The Silicon Beach @ USC conference will be a day-long event featuring rising leaders in entertainment, technology, new media platforms, entrepreneurship and investment. Sessions will explore the collision of the technology and entertainment businesses, the rise of new ventures taking advantage of traditional Hollywood content and new media platforms, and opportunities for innovation and new ventures in the industry. Presenters will also discuss the unique advantages of launching new initiatives in Southern California. Speakers for the event include Andrew Stalbow, North America GM for Rovio, and Paul Bricault, founder of Amplify.LA.
For more information on Silicon Beach @ USC, including attendee and press registration, venture competition details, criteria for judge and presenter selection, and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jay Tucker at 213-740-0980 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org