Meet a Host: Bryan Talks Tech!
Meet Bryan Koch, Loosecubes host and Product Manager at Sparqlight in Santa Monica. Coworking Extraordinaire (he runs JellyLA) and UX master designer, he shares some of his thoughts on the blossoming tech scene in LA.
Loosecubes: What’s one piece of advice you’d give to an entrepreneur?
Bryan: If you have a great idea, don’t wait on a developer or designer to create a demo. Grab a pen and paper; take a free html/css course online; use prebuilt systems. Do what’s within your skill set to create a visual walkthrough of your product. It may be ugly. It probably won’t be very functional. But… a demo will make investors, developers and designers much more willing to help you out.
LC: What do you see in the near future for the Santa Monica tech scene?
Bryan: In the past year, we’ve seen a wealth of incubators and accelerators spring up backed by a strong Angel community. Also, Google, Microsoft and Facebook are investing significant resources in the area. All this means startups in Santa Monica—and Los Angeles at large—have the infrastructure, the access talent, and no excuses not to build the next “how could we live without…” companies in media, entertainment AND B2B!
LC: What’s the point of sharing space with total strangers?
Bryan: People always wonder why we offer free coworking at Sparqlight. Yes, it’s a slight distraction to share workspace with new people everyday. However, everyone visiting us through Loosecubes is doing something impressive. Their passion, positive energy and dedication keeps us energized and constantly inspired.
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