Tech and Health
Jan
23
6:30 PM18:30

Tech and Health

  • 1520 2nd St. Santa Monica, CA 90401 (map)
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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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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)
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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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Building your Defined Customer Persona
Jan
24
6:30 PM18:30

Building your Defined Customer Persona

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

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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!

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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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How to Build High Performing Teams Using Data
Nov
29
6:30 PM18:30

How to Build High Performing Teams Using Data

  • 1520 2nd Street Santa Monica, CA 90401 (map)
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Join GA and Summery.ai for a session on quantifying company culture. Summery.ai will provide an introduction into how to leverage behavioral science to better understand not only the corporation’s stated values, but also the lived values of their employees. By assessing institutional and individuals values, we can ascribe a numeric “score” that measures the cultural alignment (and misalignment) within the workplace. As a result, HR professionals gain the intelligence they need to recruit and retain a highly-engaged, top-performing workforce.

Learn how quantifying corporate culture can benefit:

Executives: Increasing company profitability & employee performance Managers: Maximizing employee engagement & work group productivity Employees: Understanding cultural fit & opportunities for advancement

Speakers:

Erin Michelson, Founder, Summery.ai

Erin Michelson is Founder & CEO of Summery(www.summery.ai), a data analytics company that leverages behavioral science to quantify institutional culture and individual social impact values. Recognized as a pioneer in the #PhilTech space, Erin has been profiled in @Entrepreneur, @BBCTech, @HuffPost, @NatGeoTravel, @NPR, @FoxNews.

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Governing by Design. Defining the Next Decade
Nov
29
6:30 PM18:30

Governing by Design. Defining the Next Decade

  • 360 E. 2nd St. Suite 400 Los Angeles, CA 90012 (map)
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About This Event

How can governments be more effective and innovative, responding rapidly to the needs of their constituents? Millions of millennials interact with the government every day, through online services like healthcare.gov, getting a driver’s license at the DMV, analyzing financial aid options for college and higher education, or loans or grants to start their own companies. In this next session of Defining the Next Decade, we discuss the ways in which governments can leverage learnings and technologies developed by other industries and how policies can be better designed and more effectively implemented.

Overview: The format of DTND | Governing By Design is a panel where government stakeholders, entrepreneurs, and creators of technological advancements made in our rapidly changing world discuss how a closer relationship between the government and the private sector can better serve the citizens of Los Angeles.

What You’ll Take Away: You will have the chance to connect with people who are driving change in the City of Los Angeles, and learn more about the Global Shapers community and how to be part of it.

Why It Matters: Governing by Design aims to incentivize community leaders to share the ways Angelenos can take action in building the city they want to see in ten years.

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K-Swiss CEOs Wear Sneakers Speaker Series
Nov
28
7:00 PM19:00

K-Swiss CEOs Wear Sneakers Speaker Series

  • 523 W 6TH ST. Los Angeles, CA 90014 USA (map)
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K-SWISS in partnership with Group Y, bring this insightful event series featuring emerging entrepreneurs from fashion, lifestyle, entertainment, food, tech and more sharing best practices & tools for building a successful and engaged brand. Participants will hear from industry leaders about real world examples of successful initiatives they’ve led. Our goal is for participants to be re-inspired and come away with fresh ideas they’ll be able to translate to their own individual or business goals.

Attendees will also actively engage with the speakers as they participate in unique BOF “BIRDS OF A FEATHER” interactive group discussions. Each group will be presented with a real-life situation that relates to brand marketing to collectively discuss challenges and find solutions.

In Fall 2017 K-Swiss introduced the “GENERATION-K” campaign geared towards individuals we like to call Generation K(swiss). This new collection was made to inspire and outfit the next generation of entrepreneurs. Today’s youth are not trying to be athletes or chasing empty fame. They want more. They are building their own brands, companies and businesses. Driven by creativity and the digital economy, this is the next generation of young entrepreneurs, where smarts, hustle and success define your status.

GUEST SPEAKERS

  • Brian McDonell– Co-Founder, melin

  • Daina Trout – CEO & Co-Founder, Health Ade

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6:30pm – Check In & Networking

7:00pm – 10pm – Intro, Presentations, “Birds Of A Feather” Group Sessions & Networking

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The Future of Education
Nov
27
6:30 PM18:30

The Future of Education

  • 360 E. 2nd Street, Suite 400 Los Angeles, CA 90012 (map)
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As rapid technological change reshapes the economy, the traditional four-year college experience may not be able to keep up. Employers worry that recent graduates lack both the technical and interpersonal skills to succeed in the workplace. And a growing number of working adults report that their college experience wasn't relevant to their daily lives.

What does the future hold for higher education – and how can new and emerging models address these challenges? Author and commentator Ryan Craig seeks to address these questions, and more, in his latest book, A New U: Faster + Cheaper Alternatives to College, released this month. Join Ryan at GA for a discussion and Q&A about the book, his experience in higher ed policy and practice, and the changing landscape of education and training across the country.

About the Panelist

Ryan is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of University Ventures, an investment firm focused on creating new pathways from education to employment. Ryan’s commentary on where the puck is going in higher education regularly appears in the Forbes, TechCrunch, Inside Higher Education, and VentureBeat, among others. He is the author of College Disrupted: The Great Unbundling of Higher Education, which profiles the coming shift toward competency-based education and hiring. He is also the author of A New U: Faster + Cheaper Alternatives to College, released this month, which describes the critical importance of last-mile training and the emergence of bootcamps, income share programs, and staffing models as preferred pathways to good first jobs.

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FIVERR PRESENTS: DOERS DISCUSSION - LAUNCHING A GLOBAL CREATIVE BUSINESS
Nov
15
6:30 PM18:30

FIVERR PRESENTS: DOERS DISCUSSION - LAUNCHING A GLOBAL CREATIVE BUSINESS

  • 360 E. 2nd Street, Suite 400 Los Angeles, CA 90012 (map)
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Ever wonder how the leaders of today got their start? How people have turned from thinkers into doers, kick-starting their businesses, earning more success, and flourishing throughout their hustle?

In Fiverr’s Doer Discussions, you’ll hear straight from the experts: people who have turned or are turning their dreams into reality and achieved or are achieving their goals one step at a time.

Join us on November 15th at 7pm at General Assembly Downtown Los Angeles (4th floor) to hear from Turning Point Magazine Founder and creative publishing professional Esther Austin on her path to using Fiverr to launch her own global publishing platform. Esther will outline the steps, skills and resources she has used in what she calls her "Journey into Wholeness" both a creative freelancer and author and publisher operating internationally.

About the Instructor

Esther Austin is a former corporate professional and healthcare worker-turned-entrepreneur. Esther’s passion is health and well being having worked as an Animal Communication Practitioner, Life Coach, Talk Show and Lifestyle Host, Fashion Designer and Personality Image and Lifestyle Consultant. She began working on her entrepreneurial journey by setting up Qarma Broadcast, an online inspirational radio station honor of her middle sister, who she lost to breast cancer in 2006. Her work has taken her international as she has worked with various organizations, including The Marsha Phoenix Memorial Trust – a half-way home for homeless young women, The Lewisham Young Women’s Project. Esther is currently a an author and publisher, she has written 7 books and 3 audio books and is currently working on the international publication Turning Point


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Building Billion Dollar Startups: The First Annual Unicorn Quest
Nov
15
4:00 PM16:00

Building Billion Dollar Startups: The First Annual Unicorn Quest

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Use code Unicorn2018-NP for $10 off tickets

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Meet and learn from investors and founders of SoCal unicorns such as Adam Miller (Cornerstone OnDemand), Chang Xu (Upfront Ventures), Hemi Zucker (j2 Global) and Jamie Montgomery (March Capital Partners) on a panel moderated by TechCrunch editor Jonathan Shieber.

Then participate in the panel-led Q&A with each high-flying startup on a trajectory to the illustrious unicorn club. Do they have what it takes? You be the judge.

The Unicorn Quest celebrates the ambition and massive successes of SoCal’s innovation ecosystem as told by the founders and investors themselves. Plus you will meet high-flying startups on a trajectory to unicorn status and the potential for meaningful impact on the SoCal ecosystem.

The Alliance utilizes its unparalleled network to bring together the top professionals in SoCal to network and forge high value relationships, so don’t miss out on this exclusive opportunity. Seats are limited.

Gain invaluable insights from some of the best in the game–see how they did it and how you can too.

Meet startup founders and CEOs with ambitious vision and battle tested experience.

Cocktail reception in a very cool architectural space with amazing views of DTLA (had you at cocktails, right?)

Agenda

4:00 p  Attendee Check-in + Refreshments

4:30 p  Welcome

Lew Horne, CBRE Divisional President, Southern California, Arizona and Hawaii

4:40 p  Panel Discussion: “Thinking Big: What it Takes to Become a Unicorn”

  • Adam Miller – Founder + CEO, Cornerstone OnDemand

  • Hemi Zucker – Managing Principal, OCV Partners and    Co-Founder & CEO (former), j2 Global

  • Chang Xu – Principal, Upfront Ventures

  • Jamie Montgomery – Managing Director, March Capital Partners

  • Jonathan Shieber, Editor, TechCrunch (moderator)

5:30 p  Emerging Unicorn Showcase + Q&A

Who will be SoCal’s next Unicorn? Presenting…

  • Inspire – Patrick Maloney, Founder + CEO

  • GumGum – Ophir Tanz, Founder + CEO

  • Openpath – Alex Kazerani, Founder + CEO

  • Seismic – Douglas Winter, Founder + CEO

6:30 p  Hosted Cocktail Reception

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Inside the Minds of Brilliant Designers
Nov
14
6:30 PM18:30

Inside the Minds of Brilliant Designers

  • General Assembly (Santa Monica) (map)
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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

About the Speaker

Krislam Chin

Owner,
Krislam Chin Design

Krislam Chin is a Graphic Designer based in Downtown Los Angeles. She is the Founder and Owner of Krislam Chin Design where she collaborates with clients both big and small. In recent years, Krislam has worked with clients such as Disney, Fisher-Price, Happy Returns, Mattel, Starbucks, Saatchi & Saatchi, and more. Her most recent position was the Sr. Graphic Designer of Internal Communications at TechStyle Fashion Group, where she oversaw the creative direction for global corporate communications and elevated internal branding through innovation and strategic design.

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Design + Data: Emerging Trends
Nov
14
6:30 PM18:30

Design + Data: Emerging Trends

  • 990 West 8th Street, Suite 600 Los Angeles, CA, 90017 United States (map)
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Design + Data is back with an event on emergent trends in data!

The field of data science is rich with opportunities. Every week, there are new ways to collect, analyze and visualize data. This Design + Data event will examine a few of these emerging practices in working with and presenting data. This month, we're featuring two main speakers and will start our evening off with a few lightning talks.

Speakers include:

Harry Brisson, Director at the Nielsen Media Lab
Harry will speak on exploratory data visualizations using VR. Harry's work at Nielsen includes doing visualization around media viewership. In this talk, he shares examples of leading edge work as well as his own research at Nielsen. This is not your typical VR talk. Harry is an incredible speaker.

Chris Willis, Chief of Design at Domo, Inc.
Chris will speak to crafting new narratives with data, including with AR. He brings more than 25 years of design leadership in web, mobile and data visualization to Domo as Chief of Design. Since Domo’s inception, Chris has brought his hyper focus to combining data, technology and emerging trends in innovative ways, which continues to make Domo an indispensable tool for customers. 

Lightning Talk speakers include:

  • Jared Sheehan, CEO of PwrdBy, talking about visualizing social and environmental impact to drive decision making

  • Suzan Oslin, Product and UX Strategist, talking about using VR and Unity on the NASA Apps Challenge

  • Les Karpas, CEO of LexSet, talking about creating Experiences for XR with AI

 

Schedule:
6:30-7:00p - Socializing and eating all the food
7:00-7:10p - Lightning Talks
7:10-8:10p - Main Talks
8:10-9:00p - Socializing inspired by these incredible speakers!

Food and drinks will be provided! Hooray!

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DTLA Pitch Night
Nov
13
6:00 PM18:00

DTLA Pitch Night

  • 333 S. Grand Ave Los Angeles, CA 90071 (map)
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Visit http://sits.la to apply to pitch your startup.

6:00 Doors open. Networking with complimentary refreshments in the networking lounge

7:00 Presentation

7:10 Startup Pitches

8:00 Award Presentation

8:10 Networking with complimentary refreshments in the networking lounge

9:00 Event ends

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Bridging the Tech Divide in Latinx LA
Nov
8
6:00 PM18:00

Bridging the Tech Divide in Latinx LA

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Technology is everywhere and everything, yet, more than 24% households in LA don't have an internet connection at home. What's called the digital divide overwhelmingly impacts low-income Latinx immigrants. Given this challenge – How can nonprofits and the tech sector innovate together to solve this problem and most importantly connect to more users?

Panelists:
Maegan E. Ortiz, Executive Director, Instituto de Educación Popular del Sur de California (IDEPSCA) (http://idepsca.org/)
Rocío López, Manager of Community Partnerships, Common Sense Latino (http://www.commonsensemedia.org/latino)
Susie Beltrán Grimm, Early Learning Manager, PBS SoCal (https://www.pbssocal.org/)
Camila Uchoa, Senior Information Architect

Moderator: Norma E. Fernandez, Chief Programs Officer, EveryoneOn (https://everyoneon.org/)

Co-presented with We'll Talk: UX (https://www.meetup.com/NELAUX/)

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Working Girls: An Evening With Justina Blakeney
Nov
7
7:00 PM19:00

Working Girls: An Evening With Justina Blakeney

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We are wrapping up our Working Girls series for the year with inspiration to fuel you through all your Holiday stresses. Hear from the amazing Justina Blakeney, a woman that built her own businesses, works to inspire others for a living, and took a winding journey to get to where she is now...

Justina Blakeney is a designer, artist, and New York Times best-selling author of The New Bohemians and The New Bohemians Handbook. With a passion for color, pattern and plants, Justina and her design brand, online shop, and blog, Jungalow®, have quickly become the go-to sources for bohemian design inspiration. For Justina, decorating is about feeling free, having fun and getting a little bit wild. As one of the leading design personalities on the web, Justina has over two million followers online and has been named a top designer to follow on Instagram by Harper’s Bazaar, New York Magazine and Lonny magazine. Justina's eponymous lifestyle brand, Justina Blakeney Home™, includes a wide range of lifestyle and home products including furniture, case goods, rugs, pillows, wallpaper, bedding and stationery. Justina lives in Los Angeles with her husband Jason, young daughter Ida, kitty Luda and 52 houseplants.

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THINKFUL: FREE FRONTEND CRASH COURSE: HTML & CSS
Nov
7
6:30 PM18:30

THINKFUL: FREE FRONTEND CRASH COURSE: HTML & CSS

  • 800 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90017 (map)
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Curious about coding? HTML & CSS is the perfect place to start. Here you'll learn the basic building blocks of a website, as well as how to style them, while completing a series of challenges to help you master your new skills. 

Together we'll work through a series of drills that will teach you the core concepts of HTML (tags, elements, and attributes), and the basics of CSS (selectors, properties, and values), all in a platform that will allow you to bring your work home with you to continue to work on after you leave. 

No previous coding experience needed, this workshop is perfect for beginners. Be sure to bring your laptop to get the most out of it.

How to find us:
800 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90017

The building entrance is on Wilshire next to 800 Degrees Pizza between Flower and Figueroa. We're located on the 2nd floor. Free street parking along Wilshire Blvd., 7th St., and Flower St. Paid parking ($12/hr) at The Standard Hotel (6th/Flower St.) or Athena Parking Hope Garage ($5 - 625 W 8th St. LA, CA 90017)
Public transportation: 7th Street Metro Center (Expo, Blue, Red, and Purple lines)

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Fireside chat with Laura Deming from AGE1, presented by BCLA and AGE1
Nov
7
6:00 PM18:00

Fireside chat with Laura Deming from AGE1, presented by BCLA and AGE1

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Biotech Connection LA brings you an exciting fireside chat and networking mixer with AGE1 at Nixon Peabody in downtown LA.

With  a primary focus on research into longevity and ageing, AGE1 founder Laura Deming will be speaking about  the cutting-edge reseach within the field, as well as the current opportunities availlable for researchers.

Don’t miss out the on opportunity to learn more about AGE1 and to network with fellow academics, entrepreneurs, and industry professionals over appetizers and drinks.

Join us on Nov 7th!

Stay tuned for more updates.

Event Schedule:

6.00 - 6.30 pm Registration 

6.30 - 7.00 pm Mix & Mingle

7.00 - 7.40 pm Fireside chat

7.40 - 8.30 pm Networking

Fireside Chat Speaker:

Laura Deming, Partner at The Longevity Fund

Since she was a kid, Laura has been fascinated by the idea that longevity is a mechanism we can manipulate. When she was 12, Laura moved to the US to take graduate coursework at UCSF before studying at MIT. She has worked in such groups as The Kenyon, Guarente, Weiss and Firestein labs on a number of topics, including aging and synthetic biology. In 2011, Laura started Longevity Fund, the first VC firm dedicated to funding high-potential longevity companies. So far, she’s raised $26M and have backed such companies as Unity Biotechnology, Decibel Therapeutics, Metacrine, Navitor, and System1. Building upon this success, Laura created the AGE1 Biotech accelerator to support early stage founder driven longevity companies, which look to develop therapeutics that will extend the human healthspan. Come join us for a conversation about her journey, and how to get involved with the AGE1 community. 

Sean Kim, Intellectual Property Transactional Attorney at Nixon Peabody LLP

Sean Kim is an associate in the Intellectual Property Counseling & Transactions group. His practice includes intellectual property counseling and commercial transactions, with a focus on technology and health care clients. He also serves as outside general counsel to more than 20 emerging growth companies. Prior to entering private practice, Sean was a patent agent at a multi-national technology corporation where he focused on IP procurement and commercialization.

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Women in Tech Breakfast
Nov
7
8:15 AM08:15

Women in Tech Breakfast

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About This Event

We invite you to join us for this interactive breakfast for Women in Technology & Entrepreneurship. Hear from inspirational women who will give their insight on how they reached their level of success, advise on navigating the workplace, and how we can help the next generation of women in tech and entrepreneurship.

In this morning's Women in Tech & Entrepreneurship panel we will take the time to focus on their path to entrepreneurship and how the constant ups and downs lead them to success.

Light breakfast and coffee provided by KIND bar and La Colombe Coffee Roasters!

  • Breakfast 8:15am-8:30am

  • Panel 8:30am-9:15am

  • Q&A 9:15am-9:30am

About the Speakers

Katharine Hargreaves

Coach, Educator, Culture Alchemist,
You Are The Magic

Katharine Hargreaves is a coach, educator, strategist, and culture alchemist transforming how individuals and institutions think about technology and design for tomorrow. Combining strategic advising with deep coaching and tech thought leadership, her approach empowers the next generation of designers, technologists, and leaders with the practical tools and powerful methods to design the(ir) future. Kat’s passion for human-centered design, innovative education, and accessible technology has led her to work with government teams, educational institutions, entrepreneurs, community groups, and students of all ages to revolutionize learning, empower purpose, and activate human potential. You can find more of her work at You Are The Magic and ARKO.

Nicole Solis-Sison

Creative Director,
Matter Media Group

Nicole Solis-Sison is a creative director for Matter Media Group, an influencer management firm based in Hollywood, California. She has also developed virtual and augmented reality applications for companies like Gap and Google and has shown works at Yerba Buena Center of the Arts in San Francisco, California. Equity, diversity and sustainability are integral to her work in changing the way we view and engage in our communities.

Stefani Beckerman

Well Entrepreneur & Advocate

Stefani Beckerman is an accomplished wellness entrepreneur and advocate. She is determined to refocus the conversation about wellness so that individuals not only understand its importance but are also able to comfortably integrate it into their everyday lives. She is a sought-after authority for helping brands in the healthy living space scale and is also the founder of WellDone, a trusted, one-stop guide to total well-being that helps people explore and discover healthy practices and easily make them a part of their everyday lives. Stefani is known for her integral role at Thrive Market, the e-commerce retailer offering natural and organic food products that she helped grow to more than four million subscribers in under two years. She strongly believes in the power of collaboration, sits on the board of Girls Build LA and currently resides in Los Angeles, California.

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