A Note From Rocco Pendola About 'TheBeach Meets TheStreet'
I cover these sectors because I find them most exciting.
There's a related area that doesn't get enough coverage: The startup scene. While some of what the media produces (e.g., CNBC's "Squawk on the Verge") hits the right spot, most of it doesn't do much for me. That doesn't mean it's not "good" or otherwise valuable; it's just not what I am looking for as a reader.
That's why we're doing "TheBeach Meets TheStreet." To fill that void.
Seventy-five percent of TheBeach will consist of interviews with startup founders and CEOs.
While we'll focus on Silicon Beach in Southern California, we'll venture elsewhere occasionally. In fact, the first episode, which airs Tuesday, Feb. 12, originates from the Oakland, Calif. headquarters of Pandora(P) Internet Radio, where I will discuss entrepreneurship, leadership and startup culture with co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer Tim Westergren.
About a quarter of what we do will include names such as Westergren. In fact, we have other huge names lined up -- as well as promising irons in the fire -- for 2013.
No matter who we're talking to, we will attempt to humanize them, asking the questions that get into the process of launching and "being" a startup. We'll dig into what motivates a person to be a serial entrepreneur.