Dot.LA’s tech and startup summit kicks off in Santa Monica

Dot.La kicks off its first personal summit on Thursday at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica.

This year’s summit includes over 45 speakers covering cryptocurrency, telemedicine, urban mobility, and women in technology, among others. The full schedule for this year’s summit can be found here.

The two-day conference kicks off with a pitch showcase competition for early stage startups that have raised less than $ 1 million in funding. Jurors for the event include Boba Guys and Tea People USA co-founder and CEO Andrew Chau, Worklife Venture Capital founder Brianne Kimmel, and Plug and Play Ventures Associate Kiswana Browne. The winner will receive a package of awards from Fenwick, Coda Search and TriNet.

The pitch competition will be followed by a fireplace chat and podcast recording with Jam City Co-Founder and President Josh Yguado. Jam City is a leader in mobile entertainment, and Yguado has proven himself to be a thought leader leading the company’s businesses, growth strategies, and games portfolio.

While this event takes place in person, the panels are covered by dot.LA and interested parties can still register for the conference here. Last year, the event attracted more than 500 virtual guests. This year’s summit is expecting over 300 personal guests. There is no livestream this year.

On Friday the activities start at 9 a.m. An LA Tech and Startup Town Hall will focus on the technology and startup landscape as an impact of the COVID-19 withdrawal. There will also be panels on the future of cryptocurrency and storytelling at this hour.

Speakers for the afternoon include Brent Weinstein, United Talent Agency’s Chief Innovation Officer, Kavodel “Kav” Ohiomoba, BallerTV’s Chief Technology Officer, Liah Yoo, KraveBeauty Founder and CEO, Makelane Founder and CEO Dulma Altan, and many other CEOs , Technologists, founders and innovators.

Visit us here and on Twitter and Instagram for updates from the Summit. And let us know what you think using the hashtag #DOTLASUMMIT.

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