Founded: Spring 2012
Organizers: David Hornick, Christopher Soto

Times: Sessions occur from about 6:30 – 9:30PM. It’s helpful to arrive about 15 minutes early.

Santa Monica is sprawling with a wide variety of talented and passionate individuals. House of Genius strives to form new connections and reinforce the entrepreneurial ecosystem.


David Hornick
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David has been hacking software since the early 90s; by the end of the decade he started his first software business. He is currently the co-founder of Imagine Labs, a company that invents and delivers software as a service for the creative, high performance, innovative enterprise.

With over a decade of experience, David has grown companies that service a diverse base of clients from consumer products to financial management. He has most recently been recognized for revitalizing legacy systems by breathing new life into them through the use of responsive UX and modern environments.

As a driven entrepreneur, David continues to work with partners to strategize, architect, and develop solutions which challenge traditional enterprise methodologies. His goal is to transform industries through creative disruption, cultivating high-impact entrepreneurship opportunities.

David enjoys the adventurous company of his wife, daughter and dog as well as mountain bike and cyclocross racing.


Christopher Soto
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Chris’ spirit for entrepreneurship comes from the many diverse experiences he has gained throughout his lifetime. He is currently the co-founder of Imagine Labs, an enterprise software startup operating in stealth mode. In the past, he founded and sold a company which operated assisted living centers for people with different levels of disabilities. He is also a partner in a production and event design company (where he also got to practice his DJ skills).

Chris is constantly trying to push the envelope with both enterprise and open source technologies. He is focused on the goal of doing more with less. His passion for technology and love of music enables Chris to apply a creative spin on the technical world we live in, whether it’s data analytics or software development.



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