Two Long Beach-based creatives and entrepreneurs are rethinking the way in which we value, view and share art on the Internet. Natalia Kochan and Sofia Chirico are out to turn likes into actual, usable currency for creatives who share their work online with Curensea, a website in beta just waiting for your participation.
About four years ago, Long Beach resident Jeff Boverman adopted a dog—a rescue dog that he called “puppy.” One fateful morning, he opened the door to his home to get equipment, and the dog escaped, running “helter skelter,” as Boverman put it.
Today, the Post spoke with David Black, co-founder of the Long Beach mobile application, Schwag. Offering hyperlocal flash sales based off of one’s location, Black says he hopes Schwag will count as a “big win” for Long Beach tech, helping to make the city a global destination for the industry.
Crouched around computers on the eighth floor of the Pacific Tower in the Work Evolution Laboratories (WE Labs) office space, the team behind Principal spends all day conceptualizing, implementing and marketing new mobile apps introduced by some of Silicon Valley and L.A.’s savviest entrepreneurs.
The disproportionate role women play in leading and defining science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) has long been an unaddressed problem. One Long Beach startup, Wonder Women Tech, is taking these problems and more head-on, in a big way.