This sponsored post is produced by Be Great Partners.
The Los Angeles startup revolution begins in less than a month at Be Great Fest 2013. On Sept. 17, tech incubator Be Great Partners hosts L.A.’s most disruptive entrepreneurs, top investors, creative talent, celebrities, and other startup supporters for a night of celebration and innovation at the Pacific Designer Center.
As previously reported, Be Great Fest will unite elite professionals from L.A.’s diverse industries to promote startup growth and tech culture in Los Angeles.
Already ranked as the No. 3 global startup ecosystem by the Startup Genome Project, L.A. startups attracted over $847 million in investment last year alone. Economic advantages and access to the entertainment industry position Los Angeles to become No. 1 global startup ecosystem within the next few years. At Be Great Fest on Sept.17, Be Great Partners will provide an evening uniquely crafted to bolster this potential.
Attendees can expect a night of exclusive networking opportunities, live entertainment, gourmet catering by chef Wolfgang Puck, and special guests. Additionally, the evening features special exhibits and demonstrations by Be Great Partners’ portfolio companies and other L.A. startup stars.
Let’s take a closer look at the next generation of disruptive startups you’ll meet at Be Great Fest:
Combining drone technology and business logistics, Skycatch has created a platform for autonomous drones to provide real-time HD imagery for commercial enterprises. At Be Great Fest, Skycatch will be offering a live demonstration of one of their models.
At Be Great Fest, attendees can rub elbows with the healthy-snack elite from NatureBox, still going strong after a $2 million seed round last year to support their mail-order organic treats. Stop by the NatureBox booth at Be Great Fest for a taste of this startup’s success.
The underwear and apparel startup, another Be Great Partners portfolio company, has been making headlines in startup news for its recent crowdfunding campaign to launch a revolutionary customer support video chat. MeUndies will represent its line of hyper-comfortable basics at Be Great Fest.
Eversnap, a new app for sharing photos and videos with enhanced privacy settings, is documenting the evening in real time. It’s streaming footage from Be Great Fest on the social media startup’s mobile app and website so guests can share the memories as they happen.
“Like Priceline for movie theaters,” DealFlicks is another hot startup under Be Great Partners’ portfolio umbrella. The company has recently garnered attention from the press after gaining support and recognition from from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment
The New York-based Hullabalu, a platform for children’s toys and apps, was recently featured in PandoDaily. Hullabalu is developing a startup that engages kids and their families through a multiplatform app and products kids love. Hullabalu has also earned press from VentureBeat for the progressive, girl-positive approach embraced by CEO Suzanne Xie.
Enplug has created a new platform for social media-integrated digital billboards. Recently featured in the Wall Street Journal for its unique live-work house in Bel Air, digital billboard makers Enplug will be stepping out of their startup mansion to join the festivities at the Pacific Designer Center.
Other Be Great Partners portfolio companies represented at the Fest will include Porter, Lettuce, Scambook, FriendBuy, Hexum, and Taste of Blue.
STEAM Carnival by Two Bit Circus
Be Great Fest also includes an exclusive preview of Two Bit Circus’ STEAM Carnival, a “modern traveling carnival” with high-tech games and interactive exhibitions. With a laser maze, fiery dunk tank, electronic button wall, and other engaging booths, the STEAM Carnival merges fun with science and technology.
Uber Promoting Responsible Drinking
Be Great Fest will be a night to remember. In addition to the bright stars from Be Great Partners’ startup portfolio and the amazing entertainment furnished by Two Bit Circus, smartphone app Uber is also joining the festivities. To make sure everyone makes it home safe and sound, Uber is offering a free first ride up to $20 for all new customers attending Be Great Fest. Just sign up at uber.com/go/BeGreatFest
Get Tickets Today
With Sept. 17 fast approaching, tickets to Be Great Fest are selling fast. Whether you’re a startup entrepreneur, an investor, a designer/developer or just a fan of innovation, you won’t want to miss Be Great Fest. It’s the first step toward the next era of disruptive startups and tech dominance in Los Angeles.
A generous portions of all proceeds from the evening will benefit the global education nonprofit, Pencils of Promise.
Get tickets to Be Great Fest: Where Innovators Meet Investors. Enter the coupon code “venturebeat” to get 20 percent off your admission. http://begreatfest.eventbrite.com/
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