Last week, Verizon Media officially announced their partnership with the Alliance that includes a committed investment in the SoCal ecosystem by generously underwriting our digital platform that we launched earlier this year to connect the region’s compelling and diverse SoCal innovation communities into a powerful network. Verizon Media’s involvement will help the Alliance carry out its mission of increasing access to valuable SoCal resources, connecting the diverse ecosystem of leaders and stakeholders, and driving engagement for Alliance and regional partner programs. The Boston Consulting Group has identified SoCal as the 3rd most important innovation region in the US, but we know by more powerfully connecting compelling elements of SoCal, this region will be recognized as a true global leader.
It is only through partnering with committed and forward-looking industry leaders like Verizon Media that we can further elevate the SoCal region as a global leader in innovation. Just like Verizon creates the networks that move the world forward, we at the Alliance do the same by connecting innovation leaders across the region. A powerful digital platform enables us to unify and energize the diverse and compelling assets that define the SoCal innovation ecosystem. We are grateful to partner with Verizon Media to develop this enabling capability.
While the Alliance uses working groups, showcases, leadership roundtables, and a variety of convenings (in person or virtual) to bring the region together, we believe a comprehensive and linked digital platform is essential for the region to truly come together as one community. We are already powering our first local community (DTLA) and our first technology center of excellence (Space Ventures Coalition). We hope to power dozens more, so if you have an innovation community looking for a compelling digital presence that powerfully integrates with the larger regional network, please contact us so we might assess your fit with this exciting new capability.
Read the full announcement at: https://www.verizonmedia.com/insights/alliance-for-socal-innovation-partnership