Silicon Beach Startup 101 Course

Santa Monica New Tech EventFor the last 4 years, Santa Monica New Tech invited local and international web and mobile startups to pitch/demo at our events. We helped grow three big tech communities: Los Angeles, Paris and London. Over the years, we learned that to launch a startup is one thing and to make it successful is another.

And so we are announcing our second course on how to do tech startups right:

Silicon Beach Startup 101 
Where technology meets the beach

A comprehensive course on how to build a successful startup from A to Z.

Where: Santa Monica

Dates: May 16-20, 2016Silicon Beach at its Finest

Time: 9AM-5PM

Course Costs:

5 Days – $659 


Over the course of 5 days, you will learn not only what an MVP, proof of concept, go-to-market strategy, and user experience design are, but also learn to pitch, meet with real investors and mentors and learn from already successful startups. You will be introduced to the Silicon Beach Community in action. It all starts with vision and continues with dedication.

What is included in 5 Day Course:

5 Days of learning sessions led by 12 Silicon Beach professionals: Instructors, Mentors and Investors

5 Breakfasts

5 Lunches

Our Stellar Instructors:

Marcus Filipovich, CEO, Business Strategy Advisor, Pasadena Angels

Jay Tsao, Finance and Strategy Executive, GM Technologies

Douglas van Duyne, VP Experience Design, Market Share

Scott Perry, Founder, LA Tech Digest

Murray Kalis, Head of Consumer Products Panel, Tech Coast Angels

Claude Walton, Consultant (Outsourced CMO and CPO), Adviser

Srinivas Pulakanam, Co-Founder, Principal, Neurlabs

Terence Lem, Sr. Operations Manager, HyperLoop

Vijay Bhatt, Co-Founder and CTO, eContek

Julia Cheng, Founding Principal, CyberLawStudio

Chris Bechtel, Principal, BlueDeer

Erik Fernandez, CEO, Clear Road Services

SMNT101 Class 2

Course Agenda:

Monday, May 16

Module: Intros/Lean Framework/Strategy

9AM Breakfast, Introductions

10AM Intro to Silicon Beach and Startup World

11AM Strategy Group Exercise

12PM Lunch with a Startup

1PM Lean Startup Framework

2PM Tour of 1 Tech Hub

Silicon Beach5-8PM Happy Hour (Optional)

Tuesday, May 17

Module: Marketing/UX/Technology

9AM Breakfast, Group Exercise

10AM Marketing/Social Media

11AM User Experience

12PM Lunch

1PM CTO and Technology Development

2PM TriNet Inspire Conference

5PM Happy Hour (Optional)

Wednesday, May 18

Module: Revenue/Finance/Community

9AM Breakfast
10AM Startup Financials

11AM Revenue Creation

12PM Lunch

1PM I/O Extended LA

2PM I/O Extended LA

5PM Happy Hour (Optional)

Thursday, May 19

Module: Pitch/Funding/Legal

9AM Breakfast

10AM The Art of the Pitch

11AM Legal Matters for StartupsSun, Sand, Ocean, Startup

12PM Lunch

1PM Getting Funding

2PM Tour of 1 Tech Hub

5PM Happy Hour (Optional)

Friday, May 20

Module: Video/Product Dev/Scaling


9AM Breakfast

10AM How to Scale your Business Santa Monica Public Library

11AM  Video Strategy

12PM Final Lunch

1PM Product Development

2PM Lessons Learned and Next Steps

3PM Happy Hour (Optional)


Purchase your tickets via EventbriteTickets are non-transferable.

Cancellation Policy:

3 Weeks or more before October 5, 2015 – Full refund, except Eventbrite fees.

2 Weeks or more before October 5, 2015 – 50% refund, except Eventbrite fees.

1 Week or less before October 5, 2015 – Non-refundable.

Travel Arrangements:

If you need help with arranging airfare/accommodations, contact dick@Santa Monica or make your own arrangements via or

Read feedback and see pictures from our first course in August 2015:

We hope you can join us!

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