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Are you a Silicon Beach rockstar? Are you passionate about your community? Would you like to develop innovative solutions that are relevant both to Santa Monica and cities everywhere?

Go behind the scenes with the experts at City Hall and collaborate with some of the best and brightest technology companies in town to usher in the next generation of local government. We have broad goals to achieve in the areas of community, mobility, and civic engagement. Will you join us?

The Contest: 2017

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{Hack the Beach} is a series of micro-festivals bringing together Santa Monica's best tech innovators with local civic leaders.


We want to work together to explore the big issues facing our community and discuss ways that technology can transform Santa Monica.


{Hack the Beach} is a community, a collaboration of minds and makers, led by an intrepid team of partners.

Upcoming Events

2017 Contest Pitch Night

NEW DATE to accomodate Rosh Hashanah. Every candidate who passes an initial screening will be given a 1-minute lightning pitch opportunity at this event!

Sep 28 2017 6:30pm to 9:00pm

The Water Garden
1620 26th Street


The Contest: Finalist Night

The finalists for this year’s Contest will be revealed. Each finalists will be given the opportunity to provide a brief presentation about their project. Date TBD in late October.

The Contest: Final Judging Night

Each Finalist will give their final pitch directly to the judges and the rest of the community. Judges will deliberate to select a winner. Winner will be unveiled the following month at the State of the City Address. Date TBD in early December.

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