What we're about

Hello, World!

Santa Monica New Tech in Los Angeles (USA), and our sister groups in London (UK) and Paris (France), form a community of startup founders, developers, and general technology enthusiasts.

Our goal is to promote new technologies to the tech-interested public, and our mission is to provide inspiration and networking opportunities to those who want to find their passion, pursue what they love, and fulfill their potential!

Founded in 2012, our groups are now over 37,000 members strong; we have approximately 15,000 members in Los Angeles, 5,000 members in Paris, and 17,000 members in London.

We’ve hosted hundreds of pitch demo events in the United States, the United Kingdom, and France, and our group has been mentioned in news articles, books, and on TV – we’ve even been invited to The White House in Washington, DC!

Some of our members have created – or are in the midst of creating - startups and successful companies, while others have found jobs, friends, partners, and inspiration over the years.

If you would like to post an announcement or sponsor an event, please contact the SMNT Organizer about sponsorship opportunities.

If you would like to become a member simply join one of our groups and attend one of our weekly meetings – we look forward to meeting you!

SPONSORSHIPS AND EVENT POSTINGS:
We are accepting sponsors and presenters! Contact the Organizers to learn more.

SISTER GROUPS:
We have two sister groups in case you are in Europe/UK and want to connect with the local tech scene:
Londonhttps://www.meetup.com/London-New-Tech/
Parishttps://www.meetup.com/Paris-New-Tech/

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SMNewTech
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SMNewTech
Website and Blog: http://smnewtech.com/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/SantaMonicaNewTech

OPEN COFFEE CLUB:
Here is a short video of pre-Covid Open Coffee Club meetings - every Sunday from 10:00AM-12:00PM:
https://youtu.be/f42n5a92zy0

PITCH DEMO EVENTS:
Watch a video about our pre-COVID Pitch Demo Events:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPivhqkXTaw&feature=youtu.be
See you soon at our events!

Upcoming events (4+)

Virtual Open Coffee Club - Los Angeles

Link visible for attendees

Free Event.

This is a virtual meeting on Zoom. The meeting ID is posted on this page under the "Online event" heading. You will see the passcode on your screen after you RSVP.

VIDEO CONFERENCE DETAILS:
10AM-11AM Introductions. 11AM-12PM Informal Networking using breakout rooms or other channels.

You can download the Zoom client ahead of time at https://zoom.us/download#client_4meeting. I recommend you familiarize yourself with the Zoom app if you've never used it before. Here are some helpful tutorials: https://bit.ly/3alN4NV.

A few things to prepare:
• You should check in at about 10 minutes early to make sure you can connect and your audio and video are working right.

• To handle introductions, you will be called on when it's your turn to introduce yourself. A microphone will be required for us to hear you. If you choose computer audio please make sure yours is set up and working with Zoom — there is a test function within the app.

• Having your own camera and having it on is required.

• Admissions close at 10:10 to avoid disrupting the meeting in progress.

• By default, you will be muted at the start. You can unmute yourself when it’s your turn to speak. Please mute yourself again afterward to avoid disruptions to the meeting.

• Once we are done with the introductions we'll have some themed breakout rooms (tech, sales/marketing, legal, finance, other) for networking.

• IMPORTANT: If you'd like to connect with other participants after the session by using the messaging feature in Meetup make sure to change your Privacy Settings to allow being contacted by other SMNT members.

TRADITIONAL COFFEE SHOP MEETING DETAILS:
10AM-11AM Introductions. 11AM-12PM Informal Networking.

Watch a short video here: https://youtu.be/f42n5a92zy0

The OpenCoffee Club is a concept that originated in London with the goal to encourage entrepreneurs, developers, and investors to organize real-world informal meetups to chat, network, and grow. There are now hundreds (thousands?) of such groups around the world. Come join the movement!

Learn more about the OCC concept here: https://bit.ly/2MuyURs

Virtual Open Coffee Club - Los Angeles

Link visible for attendees

Free Event.

This is a virtual meeting on Zoom. The meeting ID is posted on this page under the "Online event" heading. You will see the passcode on your screen after you RSVP.

VIDEO CONFERENCE DETAILS:
10AM-11AM Introductions. 11AM-12PM Informal Networking using breakout rooms or other channels.

You can download the Zoom client ahead of time at https://zoom.us/download#client_4meeting. I recommend you familiarize yourself with the Zoom app if you've never used it before. Here are some helpful tutorials: https://bit.ly/3alN4NV.

A few things to prepare:
• You should check in at about 10 minutes early to make sure you can connect and your audio and video are working right.

• To handle introductions, you will be called on when it's your turn to introduce yourself. A microphone will be required for us to hear you. If you choose computer audio please make sure yours is set up and working with Zoom — there is a test function within the app.

• Having your own camera and having it on is required.

• Admissions close at 10:10 to avoid disrupting the meeting in progress.

• By default, you will be muted at the start. You can unmute yourself when it’s your turn to speak. Please mute yourself again afterward to avoid disruptions to the meeting.

• Once we are done with the introductions we'll have some themed breakout rooms (tech, sales/marketing, legal, finance, other) for networking.

• IMPORTANT: If you'd like to connect with other participants after the session by using the messaging feature in Meetup make sure to change your Privacy Settings to allow being contacted by other SMNT members.

TRADITIONAL COFFEE SHOP MEETING DETAILS:
10AM-11AM Introductions. 11AM-12PM Informal Networking.

Watch a short video here: https://youtu.be/f42n5a92zy0

The OpenCoffee Club is a concept that originated in London with the goal to encourage entrepreneurs, developers, and investors to organize real-world informal meetups to chat, network, and grow. There are now hundreds (thousands?) of such groups around the world. Come join the movement!

Learn more about the OCC concept here: https://bit.ly/2MuyURs

Virtual Open Coffee Club - Los Angeles

Link visible for attendees

Free Event.

This is a virtual meeting on Zoom. The meeting ID is posted on this page under the "Online event" heading. You will see the passcode on your screen after you RSVP.

VIDEO CONFERENCE DETAILS:
10AM-11AM Introductions. 11AM-12PM Informal Networking using breakout rooms or other channels.

You can download the Zoom client ahead of time at https://zoom.us/download#client_4meeting. I recommend you familiarize yourself with the Zoom app if you've never used it before. Here are some helpful tutorials: https://bit.ly/3alN4NV.

A few things to prepare:
• You should check in at about 10 minutes early to make sure you can connect and your audio and video are working right.

• To handle introductions, you will be called on when it's your turn to introduce yourself. A microphone will be required for us to hear you. If you choose computer audio please make sure yours is set up and working with Zoom — there is a test function within the app.

• Having your own camera and having it on is required.

• Admissions close at 10:10 to avoid disrupting the meeting in progress.

• By default, you will be muted at the start. You can unmute yourself when it’s your turn to speak. Please mute yourself again afterward to avoid disruptions to the meeting.

• Once we are done with the introductions we'll have some themed breakout rooms (tech, sales/marketing, legal, finance, other) for networking.

• IMPORTANT: If you'd like to connect with other participants after the session by using the messaging feature in Meetup make sure to change your Privacy Settings to allow being contacted by other SMNT members.

TRADITIONAL COFFEE SHOP MEETING DETAILS:
10AM-11AM Introductions. 11AM-12PM Informal Networking.

Watch a short video here: https://youtu.be/f42n5a92zy0

The OpenCoffee Club is a concept that originated in London with the goal to encourage entrepreneurs, developers, and investors to organize real-world informal meetups to chat, network, and grow. There are now hundreds (thousands?) of such groups around the world. Come join the movement!

Learn more about the OCC concept here: https://bit.ly/2MuyURs

Virtual Open Coffee Club - Los Angeles

Link visible for attendees

Free Event.

This is a virtual meeting on Zoom. The meeting ID is posted on this page under the "Online event" heading. You will see the passcode on your screen after you RSVP.

VIDEO CONFERENCE DETAILS:
10AM-11AM Introductions. 11AM-12PM Informal Networking using breakout rooms or other channels.

You can download the Zoom client ahead of time at https://zoom.us/download#client_4meeting. I recommend you familiarize yourself with the Zoom app if you've never used it before. Here are some helpful tutorials: https://bit.ly/3alN4NV.

A few things to prepare:
• You should check in at about 10 minutes early to make sure you can connect and your audio and video are working right.

• To handle introductions, you will be called on when it's your turn to introduce yourself. A microphone will be required for us to hear you. If you choose computer audio please make sure yours is set up and working with Zoom — there is a test function within the app.

• Having your own camera and having it on is required.

• Admissions close at 10:10 to avoid disrupting the meeting in progress.

• By default, you will be muted at the start. You can unmute yourself when it’s your turn to speak. Please mute yourself again afterward to avoid disruptions to the meeting.

• Once we are done with the introductions we'll have some themed breakout rooms (tech, sales/marketing, legal, finance, other) for networking.

• IMPORTANT: If you'd like to connect with other participants after the session by using the messaging feature in Meetup make sure to change your Privacy Settings to allow being contacted by other SMNT members.

TRADITIONAL COFFEE SHOP MEETING DETAILS:
10AM-11AM Introductions. 11AM-12PM Informal Networking.

Watch a short video here: https://youtu.be/f42n5a92zy0

The OpenCoffee Club is a concept that originated in London with the goal to encourage entrepreneurs, developers, and investors to organize real-world informal meetups to chat, network, and grow. There are now hundreds (thousands?) of such groups around the world. Come join the movement!

Learn more about the OCC concept here: https://bit.ly/2MuyURs

Past events (778)

Virtual Open Coffee Club - Los Angeles

This event has passed

Photos (3,694)