The Foundation believes in providing tools to help aspiring business owners and career seekers prepare for the 21st Century. We believe in preparing our community for the next stage of jobs while integrating humanities to foster creative and critical thinking.

  • Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that by 2020, there will be 1.4 million new computer science related jobs, but only 400,000 computer science/tech students. According to, the number of computer science jobs is growing at a pace two times the national average for job growth.
  • Nine out of 10 high schools in the United States offer no computer science classes according to Additionally, in 33 of 50 states, computer science classes do not count toward high school math or science graduation requirements.

The Foundation endeavors to serve as a national incubator for up and coming tech and creative entrepreneurs including young persons. The Foundation believes in providing tools to help career seekers and entrepreneurs prepare for the 21st Century.

We believe in preparing our community for the next stage of jobs - such as coding, user design, animation - and also integrating with the humanities to foster creative and critical reasoning, to encourage asking questions. Promise of social mobility with the future of entrepreneurship makes our city vibrant and increases the quality of life for our community. 

Our 2016 Inagural Program

Internet of Things
Pilot Series (IoT)

By 2020, a projected 50 billion devices will be connected to the internet, storing and transmitting massive amounts of data in real-time. This is the "Internet of things". From connected cars to smart thermostats, consumers and businesses alike are rushing into new technologies that improve the way in which they live and operate. 

Leadership speaker series

Where Santa Monica engages with today’s top entrepreneurs, thinkers, and business leaders to listen, learn and exchange ideas.

Creating the space, community and resources needed for individuals in the tech & creative economy to make a life, not just a living. These spaces will foster collaboration, promote learning and nurture a strong intellectual and creative culture. Makers believe that if you can imagine it, you can make it. We invite others to participate in the creative and tech economy and direct their own future (e.g. 3D Printers).

work/maker space


coding 101

If education shifted the focus from learning computer language to the digital building process itself, a world of creativity could be unleashed. Children should have the opportunity to understand the logic and the interconnection of technologies, which allows them to play their favorite video games, watch a viral video or help their parents buy something online.