L.A. Tech Summit
Feb
21
8:00 AM08:00

L.A. Tech Summit

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Join CCA at its Tech Summit on February 21 at the California Market Center. The event will include a dynamic panel discussion from leading CIOs across different sectors, quick pitches from more than a dozen venture-backed startups in the region, followed by a showcase and meet and greet with the startup founders. Network with more than 200 business professionals in the community. Tickets are $105. Visit ccala.org/tech2019 for more information.

Grid110 will be in attendance! Come on by to say, “Hi”

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Civic Tech Happy Hour
Feb
21
5:30 PM17:30

Civic Tech Happy Hour

This monthly(ish) happy hour is an eclectic group of Angelenos and activists from tech, nonprofits, city government, journalism/media, academia, and more. The idea is simple: bring together good, passionate people from diverse backgrounds to hang out, have fun, and make new friends...and then fight for a more just city and world. This month's happy hour is cohosted by Hack for LA, LA Forward, Grid110, and Social Venture Partners LA.

Thursday, February 21 from 5:30-8:30PM at Imperial Western Brewing Co., the new brewery and cocktail bar in Union Station. No RSVP needed.

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The Heart Series
Feb
14
to Feb 15

The Heart Series

  • 777 South Alameda Street Los Angeles, CA, 90021 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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The Heart Series is a 2-day conference, centered around the intersection of business and bettering the world. Both days will be comprised of talks, panels, workshops and experiences from some of the most prolific speakers and purpose-driven businesses. 2019 will mark the 5th annual event, and this year's conference features speakers from 25+ conscious companies and organizations. To learn more about the agenda and additional details - head over to www.theheartseries.com.  Photo by Ryan Hartford @EclipticPhoto.

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The FWords Masterclass
Feb
12
9:00 AM09:00

The FWords Masterclass

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Sign-Up: $99

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Reflect and reset in the New Year by joining our CEO, Robyn Ward, for a Masterclass aimed at helping you bring your best self to work every day.

As a leader, your job is to walk into your office as energized, optimistic, focused and productive as possible.  This sounds simple but is not easy when faced with the demands of a fast-paced, constantly evolving business.

Having worked with founders and leadership teams for over 20 years, Robyn has garnered insights and created tools to help you “Manage the F Words - Fatigue, Focus and Fear - for Success.”  This 90 minute live session will be chock-full of information and exercises aimed at helping you master your time, attention, energy and mindset to be the best leader (and human) you can be.  

Everyone struggles with “The F Words.” It is the people who tackle these inevitable struggles with awareness, intention, and a game-plan that up-level themselves and their businesses.


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LAEDC Future Forum Featuring Paul Irving
Feb
6
8:30 AM08:30

LAEDC Future Forum Featuring Paul Irving

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Tickets: $65

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LAEDC FUTURE FORUM FEATURING PAUL IRVING

Future Forums: The Transformation of L.A.’s Key Industries. Dive into Future Forums and learn how to stake your claim on the economy of the future. LAEDC’s Future Forums series of four events from September of 2017 through June of 2018 will be an opportunity to take a deep dive into burgeoning industries and topics that impact the everyday lives of Los Angeles County residents. As technological innovation and globalization take the economy in new directions, this region is destined to be an incubator for business opportunities that were only an entrepreneur’s dream a few years ago. Each Future Forum will be your chance to learn about the trends ahead, the workforce demands that will be required, and most importantly, the opportunities that will be available tomorrow.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Paul Irving, Chairman, Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging; Distinguished Scholar in Residence, University of Southern California Davis School of Gerontology

Focus: Aging Populations: the development of a successful business strategy as a critical approach to withstand the massive challenge posed by the aging megatrend of the 21st Century.

Paul Irving is chairman of the Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging and distinguished scholar in residence at the University of Southern California Davis School of Gerontology. Irving also serves as chairman of Encore.org, a director of East West Bancorp, Inc. and Pharos Capital BDC, Inc., and an advisory board member at USC, Stanford University, the Global Coalition on Aging, and WorkingNation. He previously served as the Milken Institute’s president, an advanced leadership fellow at Harvard University, and chairman and CEO of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, a law and consulting firm. Author of “The Upside of Aging: How Long Life Is Changing the World of Health, Work, Innovation, Policy, and Purpose,” a Wall Street Journal expert panelist and contributor to PBS Next Avenue and Forbes, Irving is involved in initiatives at the National Academy of Medicine and the Bipartisan Policy Center, and was a participant in the 2015 White House Conference on Aging. He was honored with the Janet L. Witkin Humanitarian Award by Affordable Living for the Aging, the Life Journey Inspiration Award by Stanford’s Distinguished Careers Institute, and the Board of Governors Award by Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. PBS Next Avenue named Irving an “Influencer” for his work in aging and longevity.

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Furthering Diversity in Tech
Feb
5
6:30 PM18:30

Furthering Diversity in Tech

  • 743 North Fairfax Avenue Los Angeles, CA, 90046 United States (map)
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Join us for a panel event on the evening of February 5th on the topic of Furthering Diversity in Tech. It’s a discussion about challenges in entering, working in, and progressing through the tech industry. There will be a Q&A portion of the event. Food will be provided.

Date: Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

Time: 6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
- 6:30 - 7:00 Networking
- 7:00 - 8:20 Panelists + Q&A
- 8:20 - 8:45 Networking & Conclusion

Location: Stem HQ
743 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

Parking:
Metered street parking is available, please allow time for traffic and parking. You can also park on the residential area west of Fairfax on N Hayworth and N Edinburgh.

Panelists to date include (additional panelists TBA):
* Kara Nortman - Partner at Upfront Venture
- Kara was featured in an article in Forbes and discusses how she is changing the venture capital game for female entrepreneurs as well as how Venture Capitalists should approach investing with an eye toward diversity.
https://www.linkedin.com/in/karanortman/

* Milana Rabkin - Co-founder & CEO of Stem Disintermedia Inc.
- Stem is startup changing the game of music payment distribution for artists everywhere. Prior to starting Stem, Milana was recognized as one of Hollywood's New Leaders by Variety and was named one of the "30 under 30" most influential young executives by Refinery29 in 2012. In addition to her work at Stem, Milana also serves on the Board of Directors for the Make A Wish Foundation.
https://www.linkedin.com/in/milana-rabkin-lewis/

* Jean Zhou - Data Scientist at The Walt Disney Studios
- Jean has been working in the field of Data Science for the last 5 years. Prior to joining The Walt Disney Studios, she was a data scientist at TrueCar. She'll be sharing insights gained from her professional experience while progressing through the tech industry.
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jingjeanzhou/

* Shannon Yates - Director of Data at Tala
- Tala is a female-owned start up founded by Shivani Siroya. Tala's mission is to reach and extend credit to hard-working individuals who would not otherwise qualify under traditional sources of credit. Shannon's extensive experience in the public sector, education, and tech brings a unique perspective to the panel.
https://www.linkedin.com/in/shannonmoran

* Michael Williams - Consultant at Shapestone
- Michael is a Director of Engineering with over 12 years experience in all aspects of software development. He has expert knowledge of web technologies, system architectures, and development methodologies. Michael is also passionate about, and brings to the panel, perspective on the value of mentorship.
https://www.linkedin.com/in/mfwilliams/

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LA Creative and Tech Professionals Meetup
Feb
5
6:00 PM18:00

LA Creative and Tech Professionals Meetup

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LA is a big city with so many great people to network with. But how valuable is it to be in a city with great networking opportunities if you don't get out and network.

Let's all meet at Two Bit Circus for networking while exploring the latest and greatest VR entertainment to hit the Los Angeles area and possibly the greatest in the US.

This is a multi-meetup group for content creators, tech entrepreneurs, and innovators to get out and network!

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Financial Modeling and Projections
Feb
5
12:00 PM12:00

Financial Modeling and Projections

  • 1316 3rd Street Promenade - Suite 107 Santa Monica, CA, 90401 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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Preccelerator Workshop : Financial Modeling and Projections with Mark Wald

Raising money? Investors want to maximize their return and minimize their risk, so you need to demonstrate to investors that you understand business and your business model, that you know how to make money, and that you can be trusted. Learn how to build and understand your financial model so you can demonstrate credibility by presenting it to investors and win their confidence in you.

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Wordpress for Business 101
Feb
5
9:30 AM09:30

Wordpress for Business 101

  • 4716 East Cesar E Chavez Avenue Los Angeles, CA, 90022 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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Having a website online is as important as having an ‘Open for Business’ sign on your front door because it notifies the public that you have a product or service that potentially meets their needs. With WordPress it is possible to have an effective and optimized website that is easy to use and update. WordPress is an effective content management system that is used to run everything from simple blogs to CNN.com. With WordPress currently running over 75 million websites, come learn the basics about WordPress, Themes and Plugins for your business. NOTE: Due to the information that needs to be covered and out of respect to attendees, late admittance to class is not permitted. Please allow time for traffic and to find parking (Street parking only). Arriving early will ensure your admittance.

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Mindshare: Powering the People
Feb
2
to Feb 3

Mindshare: Powering the People

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Tickets: $25

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Please join us for an eclectic evening featuring talks by visionary pioneers who are weaving the fabric of technology to embolden democracies and expand human rights around the world. After the talks, attendees get a chance to interact and experience the magic that we're known for as we celebrate more than a decade of uniquely delightful events!

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Virtual Info Session: Grid110 Spring Applications
Jan
30
12:30 PM12:30

Virtual Info Session: Grid110 Spring Applications

Sign-up for the January 30th Virtual Info Session - HERE

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We are officially accepting applications for both of our Spring 2019 programs: Idea to Prototype and Residency. The deadline to apply: February 1, 2019. Programs will start in April 2019. If you are accepted to either program, it’s free of charge to participate.

Do you want to learn more, have follow-up questions, or just want to meet the folks behind Grid110? The Grid110 team will be conducting information sessions, both virtually and in-person leading up to the deadline. Bring your questions as we provide additional information about the application process and our programs!

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I am Well Series: Brunch + Breathwork
Jan
27
10:00 AM10:00

I am Well Series: Brunch + Breathwork

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Grid110 I2P Company, I am Well, Launch + Event!!!!

Looking to start your 2019 with some intention?

It's the new year, which means everyone is setting resolutions and trying to be "healthy," but what does health and wellness mean to you? We think wellness starts with the community that you surround yourself with, which is why we're starting the year with our brunch + breathwork series.

The morning will kickoff with a delicious vegetarian brunch (vegan & GF options available) by chef Becky Reams of Lately restaurant in DTLA. Next we'll be lead through a breakthwork practice, simply drawing awareness to our breathing and observing it. After we've delved within, we'll look forward into the year, and set some intentions for the year, gaining clarity on what wellness looks like for you in your unique life. 

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Building your Defined Customer Persona
Jan
24
6:30 PM18:30

Building your Defined Customer Persona

  • 1520 2nd St. Santa Monica, CA 90401 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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Create captivating content, campaigns, products, and services to the specific needs, and behaviors of different groups. You may know your general audience, but do you know what their specific needs and interests are? What is the typical background of your ideal buyer? In order to get a full understanding of what makes your best customers interested, it's critical to develop detailed personas for your business.

Overview: Interactive workshop to creating a clearly defined customer persona to garner engagement and increase ROI. Question your understanding of your buyers and reconstruct unbiases to build new captivating marketing campaigns.

What you will take away: Tap into deep insights & emotions of your audience you never thought possible. Receive free access to a 15-page defined customer persona worksheet at the end of the event to take hom.

Why it matters: Improve how you interact & define action with your buyers to create meaningful marketing campaigns.

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AI for Drug Discovery: Hype or Hope
Jan
24
10:00 AM10:00

AI for Drug Discovery: Hype or Hope

  • 800 Alameda St. Los Angeles, CA 90012 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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AI brings hope for disrupting drug discovery. Also, it brings a lot of hype, as if no lessons were learnt from previous winters in both AI and computer-assisted drug discovery.

In this meeting, we will discuss these hopes and hypes.
Starbucks on Alameda Street is a suitable place for this discussion, near Los Angeles Union Station.
I blogged about specific examples of hype here:


“AI in drug discovery is overhyped: examples from AstraZeneca, Harvard, Stanford and Insilico Medicine ” https://medium.com/the-ai-lab/artificial-intelligence-in-drug-discovery-is-overhyped-examples-from-astrazeneca-harvard-315d69a7f863

(this post was covered by Pharma blogger Derek Lowe:https://blogs.sciencemag.org/pipeline/archives/2018/01/10/objections-to-some-drug-discovery-ai)
"You didn’t need deep learning to generate new molecules"https://medium.com/the-ai-lab/you-didnt-need-deep-learning-to-generate-new-molecules-4c784747b2cc
We will also discuss practical solutions to this hype problem.
The meeting is free and open to everyone.
Organizer: Mostapha Benhenda, PhD, founder of the online AI lab Startcrowd https://www.startcrowd.club

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Tech and Health
Jan
23
6:30 PM18:30

Tech and Health

  • 1520 2nd St. Santa Monica, CA 90401 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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About This Event

Ever wondered how the health and medical industry got to where it is today? The answer likely lies in tech.

Overview: At this exclusive panel event, we host thought-leaders from the health and medical industry to explore new intersections between their field and technology. Together, our speakers will discuss how they’ve been impacted by the rise of tech, ways they’ve adapted and innovated along the way, and what they expect to see in the future.

What You’ll Take Away: Gain insight and inspiration from industry experts and hear first-hand how tech is affecting their work. Expand your understanding of today’s tech-based world, and fuel your own ideas for the future.

Featured Experts: Leaders in the health-tech community will break down the biggest challenges and opportunities they face with the rise of new technology, and how their teams are handling them.

Staying ahead of the innovation curve and being able to predict the future of tech in various industries has never been more important — both at work and at play.

  • Check-in & Networking 6:30 - 7:00 pm

  • Panel/Lighting Talks 7:00 - 8:00 pm

  • Q&A and Networking 8:00 - 8:30 pm

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In-Person Info Session: Grid110 Spring Applications
Jan
21
6:30 PM18:30

In-Person Info Session: Grid110 Spring Applications

  • 800 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90017 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Sign-up for the In-Person Info Session on January 21 — HERE

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We are officially accepting applications for both of our Spring 2019 programs: Idea to Prototype and Residency. The deadline to apply: February 1, 2019. Programs will start in April 2019. If you are accepted to either program, it’s free of charge to participate.

Do you want to learn more, have follow-up questions, or just want to meet the folks behind Grid110? The Grid110 team will be conducting information sessions, both virtually and in-person leading up to the deadline. Bring your questions as we provide additional information about the application process and our programs!

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Investing in AI
Jan
17
7:00 PM19:00

Investing in AI

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The AI LA Community is focusing on what drives the Los Angeles startup ecosystem, but this won't be like most investor talks. We are going to dive into each VC's philosophical perspective on investing and artificial intelligence.

Why are investors #LongLA ?

Why is Los Angeles the best city to start a company focused on applying artificial intelligence?

Panelists -

Yipeng Zhao — is a Managing Partner at Embark Ventures, a Los-Angeles based venture capital firm focused on early-stage "Deep-Tech" companies. We look for ambitious teams with a break-through proprietary technology which provides a highly defensible competitive advantage in transforming multi-billion dollar industries. Key focus areas including Biotech, Advanced Materials and Nanomaterials, Cyber-security and Automation. Yipeng co-founded Embark Ventures in 2017 where he manages Embark Ventures’ new investments and portfolio companies.

Lara Jeremko — is an early stage technology investor and venture capital strategist. She is an angel investor and producer of JOBSOLETE, a documentary exploring automation and the future of work. Most recently, Lara was Prize Lead for the XR Education Prize Challenge funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Lara has served as a Strategic Advisor to prominent venture capital funds including Foundry Group Next, Techstars, and Pivotal Ventures. Previously, Lara co-founded re:3D Inc., 3D printing hardware company in Austin, TX. Lara was also an institutional investment officer managing a $1.5 billion venture capital fund portfolio at UTIMCO, the investment firm overseeing $35 billion of University of Texas System endowment assets. Prior to UTIMCO, Lara was a private equity analyst at Credit Suisse in New York, NY.

Chang Xu is a Principal at Upfront Ventures, the oldest and largest early-stage venture capital firm based in Los Angeles. Upfront is currently investing out of its sixth fund of $400M and primarily leads Seed and Series A rounds. Chang invests in technology that augments human potential. She is passionate about enabling humans to be what they aspire to be, breaking down artificial barriers, automating undesirable work, and creating original on-ramps. She tends to spend time in the future of work (HR tech, non-traditional education, early childhood), AI/ML (computer vision, robotics), and commerce tech (logistics, manufacturing, supply chain).

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Finding your Freelance
Jan
17
6:30 PM18:30

Finding your Freelance

  • 360 E. 2nd St. Suite 400 Los Angeles, CA 90012 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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Finding your niche as a freelancer is essential to your success but can be one of the most challenging parts of launching your business. Grrrl With That Laugh Productions has partnered with General Assembly along with their community of freelancers to tell you all that you need to know about finding your niche.

What You'll Takeaway:

  • How do my services fit into the market?

  • How do I identify my dream clients?

  • What is my brand positioning?

Why It Matters: This event will empower you to succeed as a freelancer by understanding what your niche is, how it serves the market and how to reach your ideal clients.

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Alchemy: What are Venture Capitalists Looking For?
Jan
17
9:00 AM09:00

Alchemy: What are Venture Capitalists Looking For?

  • 1520 2nd St. Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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About This Event Series

Alchemy (noun) al·che·my | Definition: a power or process that changes or transforms something in a mysterious or impressive way

Join us for monthly series Alchemy hosted by serial entrepreneur and story teller, Lisa Nicole Bell.

This month we will pull back the curtain for an intimate conversation on what VCs look for in startups, what stops people from raising capital, and fresh perspectives on growth to scale up. Get practical advice on taking a startup to market, raising money, and working with VCs. Marlon Nichols, founding managing partner at Cross Culture Ventures, provides a unique perspective on what it takes to build, grow, and sustain a great startup for founders and makers looking to create game-changing products and startups.

About the Instructors

Lisa Nicole Bell, Serial Entrepreneur & Storyteller

Marlon Nichols, Cross Culture Ventures - Managing Partners

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New Year, New You: How to Stick to Goals & Make Them Tangible
Jan
16
6:30 PM18:30

New Year, New You: How to Stick to Goals & Make Them Tangible

  • 1520 2nd St. Santa Monica, CA 90401 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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About This Event

The New Year is just around the corner along with the tradition of making resolutions, which are usually promises to do something “more, better, or different.” Most of us start the New Year with the greatest of intentions, yet by March (or even by the second week in January) we revert back to old patterns and beat ourselves up for not sticking to our resolutions. Could there be a way to ring in 2019 that serves us better? Join us and Executive Life Coach, Farrah Marisa, in figuring out ways to make your goals tangible in 2019.

Why It Matters: Did you know that only 9% of people are actually successful at keeping their New Years resolutions? Why is that number so low? Simply stated, without consistency, discipline, accountability and support . . . attaining any kind of goal is challenging, if not impossible! We often revert back to old patterns and habits and beat ourselves up for not staying on track.

What You’ll Take Away: Find tangible ways to achieve goals and visions. Action is your best medicine! You’ll get the structure, support and inspiration you need to shatter your own personal “glass ceiling”.

What you will learn:

  • Getting crystal clear on your vision – with an action plan that feels both achievable AND exciting

  • Putting systems in place to support your growth and simplify your life , not adding more to your plate

  • Facing your biggest obstacles and overcoming them – so they don’t hijack your bigger vision

  • Embracing self-care as a necessity (not a luxury!)...doing more of what fills your cup, so you can give to others from a place of overflow

  • Being part of a community who supports + celebrate you, while also holding you accountable to be the best version of yourself

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The Future of Digital Marketing in 2019
Jan
15
6:30 PM18:30

The Future of Digital Marketing in 2019

  • 1520 2nd St. Santa Monica, CA 90401 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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About This Event

Because the digital marketing landscape is so vast it is hard to predict what trend is going to rule the upcoming year. What one aspect of your marketing strategy do you need to make a priority? What one marketing tactic is crucial for your brand to incorporate?

Let our experts help you cut through the noise in order to spot the impactful new strategies. Join us and our expert panel of digital marketers from various backgrounds and companies as they dive into the future of digital marketing in 2019. They will predict trends and give us insight into what they believe will be most important digital marketing strategy or tactic to plan for in 2019 so you can take action and implement them yourself. Will it be integrating conversational commerce, shifting focus to Generation Z , or increasing personalization through AI? There are so many possibilities.

We’ll dive into:

  • How each marketer determines trends.

  • Trends from 2018 and lessons learned.

  • Predicted trends for 2019.

While improving the personal connection your brand has to its customers is will always be a priority in marketing; some trends will last and some will not come learn from the pros on how to set your brand up for success this year.

Agenda:

6:30pm - 6:45pm Check-In & Mingle

6:45pm - 8:00pm Panel Discussion

8:00pm - 8:30pm Q&A

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Panelists

Lindsay Mauch - Founder, LTM Digital

Bernice Chao - Associate Creative Director, David&Goliath

Jeremy Blossom - Co-Founder & CEO, Strikepoint Media

Jonathan Saeidian - Founder & CEO, Brenton Way

Varuni Palacios - Certified Coach and Founder, Who We Are

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Global Woman Empowerment in Business
Jan
13
9:00 AM09:00

Global Woman Empowerment in Business

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The GLOBAL WOMAN EMPOWERMENT IN BUSINESS EVENT on Sunday 13 January is a full day experience. We welcome you to join us to celebrate two Global Woman Clubs in Los Angeles, the monthly networking breakfasts, now rebranded as Los Angeles Westside, with your host Micaela Angelina Passeri,and the launch of LA Downtown networking evenings. with your host, Shiny Burcu Unsal.

This event will be co-hosted by both of the Regional Directors, Micaela and Shiny, and will welcome Global Woman founder, Mirela Sula as a keynote speaker, making the trip from London specially for this occasion. Registration is from 8.00am, with the event starting at 9.00am.

Global Woman Club is a fast growing global network, with 24 clubs in 16 countries by the end of 2018 and more launching during 2019. These are monthly networking events for women with the aim to empower them locally and connect them globally.

Global Woman Club is designed to help you as a woman grow, through having greater confidence and self-belief, and to empower yourself through gaining financial freedom to live the life that you want to lead. Global Woman is on a mission to encourage women to come together and play a role in building and empowering themselves to be a leader in business, social enterprises, and their communities. This event will help us all to believe in feminine values that both women and men share, and the need to make this world more equitable, humane and sustainable. We have brought together the most successful speakers and leaders who are redefining the pathways to power — in business, in communities and in the social causes they champion.

What to expect from the Global Woman Empowerment in Business Event in Los Angeles:

  • Learn the exact steps you should follow after creating a brilliant business idea.

  • Discover how you can fund your business even when you don’t have any support from your family, banks and public funds.

  • This event will be your compass guarantee to success in the entrepreneurial journey from start-up to scale up to exit.

  • Set achievable goals for generating income that will pay for your lifestyle desires, provide you financial freedom, and give something back to the world or your community for the greater good.

  • Be the CEO of your life: Put your plans into action to make it happen.

  • Use business to change lives for the better – have a mindset to profit with a purpose.

  • Understand the attributes of a financially successful entrepreneur with a sustainable business model.

  • Successfully acquire funding and ethically make full use of resources at little or no cost that has a mutual benefit.

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Free SEO & Social Media Marketing Workshop
Jan
12
11:00 AM11:00

Free SEO & Social Media Marketing Workshop

  • 1520 2nd St. Santa Monica, CA 90401 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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About This Event

Learn the basics of internet marketing starting with search engine optimization (SEO) and social media marketing in channels such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc.

We highly suggest early arrival as we will be getting started immediately. We will have a 30 minute intro for everyone to introduce themselves and get to now one another. After that we will start with the speakers and then have a Question & Answer session.

About the Expert

Brandon Leibowitz, Founder of SEO Optimizers

I am the founder of SEO Optimizers.

I'm in the internet marketing industry; specifically SEO, Google AdWords, Social Media Marketing, Email Marketing, Affiliate marketing, Paid Advertising, Media Buys, Analytics, & Much More.

I want to help others learn how to market themselves online and grow their web presence. I know how to rank website on Google and other major search engines and I want to share my knowledge with other business owners looking to do the same for their company.

I graduated from college in 2007 with my degree in business marketing when I found a job doing internet marketing; specifically search engine optimization. Since then I have been doing freelance SEO work and guest speaking throughout the country.


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Quake Capital: West Coast Challenge
Jan
12
to Jan 13

Quake Capital: West Coast Challenge

  • 3607 Trousdale Parkway Los Angeles, CA, 90089 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Use code QuakeConnection for 50% off tickets! Register Here.

Powered by Quake Capital, West Coast Challenge is a two-day event with startup showcase, entrepreneurship panels, venture talks, pitch competition and career fair, enabling startups, investors, corporations and professionals to discover, create and shine your venture together.

Calling for all entrepreneurs, investors and professionals. Come to West Coast Challenge to showcase, to connect, to learn and network in one of the Best-in-Class Startup Event.

We are fortunate to have the following VC firms speaking on stage:

  • CrossCut

  • Embark Ventures

  • Plug and Play LA

  • I(x) investments

  • B Capital

  • Morpheus Ventures

  • Silicon Valley Bank

  • 3L Capital

  • Tech Coast Angels

  • Grid 110

  • Bixel Exchange

  • Mucker Capital

  • Amplify LA

  • Backstage Capital

  • Sway Ventures

  • TenOneTen Ventures

  • PLG Ventures

  • Alpha bridge

  • Luma Ventures

Follow Quake Capital and stay tuned for more event details.

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AI LA Taco Tuesday Tech + Tequila
Jan
8
6:00 PM18:00

AI LA Taco Tuesday Tech + Tequila

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Come out to the AI LA Community's first monthly 'Taco Tuesday Tech & Tequila' mixer at the private social club RVCC located in The Standard, Downtown Los Angeles hotel.. We will be hosting these cash-bar happy hour events every second Tuesday of the month, so mark your calendars!

You'll get to rub elbows with other social entrepreneurs, engineers, designers, and AI practitioners.

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Legal Tips for Entrepreneurs and Businesses
Jan
7
6:30 PM18:30

Legal Tips for Entrepreneurs and Businesses

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About This Event

Ever have the urge to start your business, but don't know where to start? Join us for this workshop on legal tips for entrepreneurs taught by Morvareed Z. Salehpour, manager of Salehpour Legal Consulting. This workshop will cover legal issues entrepreneurs and business owners should be taking into consideration as they setup and grow their business.

Overview: During this event, we will discuss key legal issues that every business needs to address including:

  • Business formation

  • Protecting intellectual property

  • Contractual agreements

  • Hiring employees

What You’ll Take Away: The common legal pitfalls when starting your own business and best practices to avoid them.

Why It Matters: The most common reason why businesses fail is by not prepping correctly which can lead to serious consequences.

About the Presenter

Morvareed Salehpour - Managing Partner, Salehpour Legal Consulting

Morvareed Z. Salehpour is managing partner of Salehpour Legal Consulting, a boutique law firm which provides big firm representation at small firm prices. She specializes in handling a diverse range of complex legal matters both in and outside the courtroom. She is experienced in negotiating a variety of contracts and legal agreements and handling cases from inception to trial and appeal. She has represented clients across the nation ranging from entrepreneurs and small businesses to Fortune 500 companies and works in a variety of industries, including blockchain, entertainment, technology, media, banking, manufacturing, real estate, fashion, retail, cannabis, food and beverage, and healthcare, among others.

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In-Person Info Session: Grid110 Spring Applications
Jan
7
5:30 PM17:30

In-Person Info Session: Grid110 Spring Applications

  • 800 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90017 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Sign-up for the In-Person Info Session on January 7 — HERE

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We are officially accepting applications for both of our Spring 2019 programs: Idea to Prototype and Residency. The deadline to apply: February 1, 2019. Programs will start in April 2019. If you are accepted to either program, it’s free of charge to participate.

Do you want to learn more, have follow-up questions, or just want to meet the folks behind Grid110? The Grid110 team will be conducting information sessions, both virtually and in-person leading up to the deadline. Bring your questions as we provide additional information about the application process and our programs!

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Inside the Minds of Brilliant Designers
Dec
12
6:30 PM18:30

Inside the Minds of Brilliant Designers

RSVP Here

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About This Event

Overview: This inspiring panel event series invites key players in LA's design community to offer a rare insider’s look at how they work and create. From branding to user experience to city planning, panelists will discuss how they approach projects from a design point of view, how design thinking methods help with problem-solving, and much more. Plus, they’ll cover opportunities within the field and their vision for the future of the industry.

What You’ll Take Away: Gain practical tips and insight from expert designers on how they’re solving problems through design, and get inspired to take your creativity to the next level.

Why It Matters: Design is one of the most powerful forces in our lives. It affects our morning commute, how we experience websites and apps, and how we communicate with each other. Gaining a better understanding of this universal force will help you see the world and your projects through a fascinating new lens.

Event will be moderated by Krislam Chin.

Agenda:

  • Check-in & Networking 6:30 - 7:00 pm

  • Lighting Talks 7:00 - 7:40 pm

  • Q&A moderated by Krislam Chin 7:40 - 8:15 pm

  • Networking 8:15 - 8:30 pm

Speakers:

Krislam Chin - Owner, Krislam Chin Design

Sam Anvari - MFA GD Assistant Professor of Graphic Design & Co-Program Head,
CSULB School of Art

Nicole Chin - Graphic Design Manager, Walt Disney Company App & Movies Anywhere

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Hiring Happy Hour: Web Developer & User Experience Designer Candidates!
Dec
11
5:30 PM17:30

Hiring Happy Hour: Web Developer & User Experience Designer Candidates!

Register Here

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DESCRIPTION

Meet Web Developers and User Experience Design Candidates While Enjoying Happy Hour in Downtown Los Angeles!

Come meet over forty Web Developers and UX Designers at this free Hiring Fair Happy Hour on Tuesday December 11th, from 5:30–7:30 p.m. in DTLA. You'll be able to check out portfolios and talk to candidates about open roles at your company.

This event is a career fair in reverse. No booth set up is needed. The candidates do the selling and you do the shopping. Light food and refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, December 11th from 5:30–7:30 p.m. at General Assembly DTLA

360 E 2nd 4th Floor

Los Angeles, CA 90012

Parking:

The best parking structor is 350 E. 2nd Street. It is directly next door (to the right) of our building. The cost is $2.00/15 min ($10 max), $5.00 flat rate after 4pm.

Hiring Fair schedule:

  • Arrive, collect a talent booklet, grab drinks and snacks

  • Connect with candidates (we suggest spending about 5 minutes per candidate & encourage you to seek out a member of our team if there is something specific you’re looking for)

  • Leave with a pool of screened candidates to move on to the next round of interviews!

Previous candidates have been hired by Disney, Sony, Dun & Bradstreet, Philosophie, Wildebeest, Card.com, Verys, Big Frame, Omaze, Iconmobile, Surfair, Bloomnation, Northrop Gruman, True Car, Google, OpenX, Lucky Brand Jeans, and many more.

For questions, email laoutcomes@generalassemb.ly.

Prefer the DIY approach?

Interested in becoming a job seeking candidate? Check out our full time immersive programs!


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