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Glendale Tech

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Background

As Glendale continues to diversify, clusters become more evident. Like companies, brands, and missions bring together new business, retail, and residents. The clustering of healthcare, financial, and creative based companies has brought in high-paying jobs and individuals who want to live in the downtown. This lifestyle of living, working, and exploring all within a walkable area is conducive to the amenities sought by technology based companies. The interconnectivity and user friendly atmosphere of Downtown Glendale is the ideal location to attract, and continue to cultivate a technology cluster.

This cluster has rapidly delivered some of the world’s most innovative and successful companies, prompting GEDC staff to investigate ways to attract tech companies to Glendale. Several companies in Glendale are already tech innovation leaders in their industries. For example Disney, Avery Dennison, and LiftOFF invest in accelerators and innovation centers to drive new technology forward. 

 

Glendale Tech Strategic Plan

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On Jan. 24, the City Council adopted the Glendale Tech Strategy. To read the strategy, click here and to view the PPT click here.

The strategy is an in depth look at the current ecosystem in Glendale, Glendale's strategic advantages to other communities, areas for improvement which the City has already begun to tackle, and ways businesses can continue to thrive in the city.

Want to learn more or get involved? Reach out to us at chooseglendale@glendaleca.gov or 818-548-2005.

 

 

Glendale Tech Week 2017

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The City of Glendale’s Economic Development Division is excited to announce the 2nd Annual Glendale Tech Week 2017 the week of October 9th with a City sponsored summit October 11-12, 2017.
 
Last year’s Glendale Tech Week had over 1,000 attendees. This year, we expect to see even more participation from the tech community. Through talks, panels, site tours, happy hours and networking events, Glendale Tech Week 2017 will offer a fun, exciting and inspiring environment as we look to strengthen our innovative ecosystem in and around Glendale.

Events will take place at the Alex Theatre, the Maryland Paseo, CBRE, Capital One, Antaeus Theatre, the Moose Den, and other exciting downtown venues. We are proud to announce this year’s theme is “The Startup Journey,” addressing everything from ideas to development, funding, marketing and more. 

SPONSOR

Become a sponsor of this year's Tech Week. Learn more in the sponsorship deck or letter. Learn more at www.glendaletechweek.com

CALL FOR SPEAKERS

Economic development is looking for engaging, thought provoking speakers with a unique perspective on any number of topics as it relates to the journey of a start up. Learn more here and submit your name to jemclain@glendaleca.gov.

 

Glendale Tech on Tap

TechOnTab_logo_verticalYou can raise a glass to tech with our monthly meet-up series Tech on Tap, the second Wednesday of each month at the Moose Den from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. where techies and entrepreneurs discuss the latest technological innovations in a social and open environment.

To learn more about Glendale Tech on Tap, visit our Meetup page by clicking here.