Saturday, September 24, 2022

Hi Tech Comes to the Hood: ‘Digital and Beyond’ in L.A. at Leimert Park January 14


*Playa Vista, CA –Talk LA will produce “Digital and Beyond,” a tech and digital marketing event focused on exposing the next generation of entrepreneurs to the principals of digital media and entrepreneurship.

“This is an exciting time to be living in Los Angeles and I think the city as a whole needs to collaborate to ensure that students living in capital deprived communities like south LA have a chance to plug into the digital and innovation economy” – Derek Smith, Founder of Talk LA.

Key stakeholders and leaders in the tech, digital and venture capital will convene in Leimert Park at the Vision Theatre Lobby on January 14, 2015 from 6-8:30pm, to encourage youth to pursue entrepreneurship as the Los Angles tech economy continues to evolve.

Featured speakers will talk about innovation in gaming, venture capital, start up life, virtual reality, mobile applications, branded entertainment and digital advertising.

Whether you’re a start up, student, parent, non-profit, executive or young professional, this gathering will help you gain insight in the greater Los Angeles area and the role you can play in shaping the

Confirmed Speakers include:

 Hamet Watt, Venture Partner, Upfront Ventures

 Christy Haubegger, Executive, CAA

 Sheila Marmon, Founder and CEO, Mirror Digital Inc.

 Charles Hudson, SoftTech VC

 Chris Denson, Director, Ignition Factory, OmnicomMediaGroup USA

 Matt Joseph, Founder, Locent

 Max Geiger, Producer, Wemo Lab

 Jay Tucker, Founder of Silicon Beach USC

 Estelle Reyes, Executive Director, NFTE

 Marcus Rhule Moore, Jr. CEOs Inc.

 Oscar Menjivar, Founder, Urban Teens Exploring Technology

 Miles Johnson, Founder, Next Generation Financials

 Brandon Barney, Producer and Co-Host, Digital Village Radio

Location: Leimert Park Vision Theatre, 3341 West 43rd Place, Los Angeles, CA

Talk LA has been the space for inspiring conversations since 2009. Our network of emerging and established leaders come together at a series of intimate and illuminating gatherings we call Rounds, to discover, define and exchange the ideas that will shape the future of the entertainment, media, advertising and technology industries.

Rounds are led by our Talkers, who come from the best shops in the Los Angeles area, and are selected for their diverse backgrounds, their current and future influence, their deep knowledge, and their inspiring visions of the future. To learn more visit or email



Zoë Kim




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