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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Virtual Info Session: Grid110 Spring Applications
Jan
7
12:30 PM12:30

Virtual Info Session: Grid110 Spring Applications

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

Sign-up to the January 7 In-Person Info Session — (LINK TBD)

Upcoming Sessions:

  • Next: Info Session #2: January 7 — In-Person

  • Info Session #3: January 21 — In-Person

  • Info Session #4: January 30 — Virtual

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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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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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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

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Apply to Here to showcase your venture at the event with a chance of winning $200,000 in funding.

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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

Event Agenda will be updated shortly.

Apple Here to showcase your venture and win $200,000 in funding!

Follow Quake Capital and stay tuned for more event details.

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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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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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Event Information

DESCRIPTION

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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Tech Cypher
Nov
3
12:00 PM12:00

Tech Cypher

  • 333 S Grand Ave #3310 Los Angeles, CA 90071 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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Hip Hop. Tech. Culture.

What happens when you combine Hip Hop, Technology, and Culture?

You get Tech Cypher

Saturday, November 3 from 12:00pm - 2:30pm

Join us for a short film and community conversation that explores the future of tech through the lens of the hip hop culture and its unique origin.

Hear from budding business talent in the startup quick pitch competition.

Jam out to your favorite tunes with DJ Qwess as you shop from local vendors and merchants.

"How can we as a culture embody tech the same way we embody hiphop?" Join the conversation at the first Tech Cypher event of the fall season.

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Innovate LA
Nov
2
to Nov 18

Innovate LA

More information here

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InnovateLA is a two week, countywide celebration of the breadth of innovation and creativity within our region. From cleantech to gaming, aerospace to digital media and beyond, Los Angeles is a leading global center for innovation and entrepreneurship and we’re showcasing and celebrating that with a series of events, lectures and talks all over LA.

Event Calendar — More information about events hosted throughout Innovate LA.

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Digital LA - Yale Entrepreneurs Panel
Nov
1
6:00 PM18:00

Digital LA - Yale Entrepreneurs Panel

  • 5410 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA, 90036 United States (map)
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Digital LA is proud to be a community partner for the Yale Entrepreneurs panel featuring Yale entreprenturs in the tech industry discussing how to start your company, get funding, build your team, get your first customers, and do marketing and social media. If you're thinking of starting a business, or want to take your business to the next level, you should definitely attend! Speakers include:

- Anna Barber, Techstars LA, Managing Director. Anna is managing director of the Techstars LA accelerator, which helps startups build their product and get funding. Techstars LA is known for diverse founders, including women and people of color.

- Athan Slotkin, HotSauce, CEO. Athan Slotkin is a serial entrepreneur with experience building businesses in a variety of industries. He has led teams spanning over 50 countries to build these businesses - which has helped his mission to create global and local change. HotSauce is a mobile app that lets you find friends to eat with fast.

- Aly Moore, Spott, Head of Business Development. Spott (formeryl Spylight) is the reference for interactive and shoppable content (www.spott.tv); from well-known TV-shows from Hollywood TV studios, to vloggers or other branded content. Spott was selected as one of the top 100 mostdisruptive technologies in the world.

- Cristina Poindexter, Maslo, Co-Founder. Maslo builds personified voice-activated AI technology that interacts with playfulness and empathy. Maslo mobile app on iOS guides you through voicejournaling, finds smart patterns in what you share, and reflects insights back for your personal growth.

Kevin Winston, Digital LA, Founder CEO, Moderator.

AGENDA
- 6-6:30p Checkin and Networking
- 6:30-7:30p Panel
- 7:30-8p Quick Pitch: Pitch your startup idea for 5 minutes with feedback from panelists who will be judges. 

PARKING: Find street parking on your own nearby after 6p.

This event is organized by Yale Tech and Careers Life & Yale: Careers in Tech, with promotional partners including Digital LA, Yale Club of LA and Yale in Hollywood.

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124 Startup Battle, Venture & Crypto
Nov
1
6:00 PM18:00

124 Startup Battle, Venture & Crypto

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We’re super pleased to announce this fall the next Startup Battle will take place in the USA again! We have conducted more than 100 investment battles in different countries and it will be our fourth time in US.

https://goo.gl/7p4LXi

And this fall we will conduct 4 events in the USA: Boston on October 23rd, New York on October 25th, Silicon Valley and San Francisco on October 29-30th and Los Angeles on November 1st.So you can plan to visit 5 cities and pitch your startup presentation at 4 events during this one trip!

The Startup Battle, Venture & Crypto is an international competition among the most promising entrepreneurs. Where venture fund members, private investors and crypto backers meet, greet and inspect the investment-attractive startups.

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Athena.LA x Managed by Q Present: The Modern Woman's Career in Tech
Oct
30
6:00 PM18:00

Athena.LA x Managed by Q Present: The Modern Woman's Career in Tech

  • 2236 South Barrington Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90064 (map)
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Join Athena.LA and Managed by Q for an evening of networking, fun, and thought-provoking discussions around your career and your role in today's tech workplace. Get to know LA's leading people leaders from established tech companies including Shakira Butler from Fullscreen Media and Nicole Hopkins from PeerStreet, along with Saumya Bhatnagar, CTO/co-founder of Involvesoft, a corporate volunteer management platform. Our co-host for the evening, Megan Bowen, VP of Sales and Account Management at Managed by Q, will share her perspectives on tough leadership lessons learned through scaling sales teams at fast growing companies. From career transitions to negotiating a pay raise, no career topic will be off limits at this ask-me-anything style panel.

Want to know more about Managed by Q - check out their profile in the New York Times Magazine.

If you haven’t been to an Athena.LA event before, you’re in for a treat: expect plenty of rosé, yummy bites, and the company of wonderful, warm, and ambitious women and nonbinary individuals in tech. Whether you bring a friend or come solo, you’ll find that Athena.LA is an inclusive, supportive community of women working in LA tech and start-ups.

And goes without saying, all humans are welcome at Athena.LA events!

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Global Ventures Summit
Oct
30
to Oct 31

Global Ventures Summit

Tickets available here.

Silicon Valley funds, entrepreneurs and influencing founders tour the world for the first time through GVS. Global Ventures Summit seeks to level the playing field and support the best business ideas, startups and entrepreneurs coming out of every city on the planet. GVS gathres over $30B in Silicon Valley and International investors with a reach of over 3.5 Million people. After the inagural 2017 success, GVS Los Angeles 2018 is planned to make more funding available to US and global Entrepreneurs. GVS will bring successful entrepreneurs and investors to meet – and fund - the next generation of global startup founders.

There is no more tech sector, only tech-supported businesses, specially in Hollywood and the entertianment industry. Every business is now a perpetual startup. Anyone with an idea and solid follow through is an entrepreneur. No matter where you are in the world, incredible new business ideas are cropping up each day. More Startups are set to attract over $100B in Venture Capital by 2020.

These two days in LA will cross-pollinate ideas, cultural knowledge and investment dollars to keep Silicon Valley nimble and more create teams funded.

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Project by Project LA: 2018 Project Lead Community Hackathon
Oct
27
9:30 AM09:30

Project by Project LA: 2018 Project Lead Community Hackathon

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About This Event

Project LEAD, which stands for “Leaders Empowering Action Day,” is a one day event that brings together over 100 individuals with various skill sets to accomplish one shared goal: to use their expertise in brainstorming actionable and innovative solutions addressing business issues faced by community nonprofits. In true hackathon fashion, teams will work on solutions to these real-life issues in only three hours, while making a lasting impact on their local communities.

This event is aimed for professionals across disciplines (finance, project management, operations, marketing, human capital management, etc.) to work directly with nonprofits on issues or projects where they can provide value. Our hope is this will inspire attendees to volunteer, donate or otherwise be more engaged in the community.

At Project LEAD, sponsors will have the opportunity to showcase their brand & company’s commitment to the community, as well as gain exposure and access to a network of diverse working professionals.

Please fill out this form if you wish to attend: https://goo.gl/forms/Yr7ZgRrhZtDyZiYw1 If this is not filled out at RSVP, we will follow up via email to ask that the form to be completed prior to the event.

Agenda:

9:30am - 10:00am Check-in & Grab a seat

10:00 - 11:00am Lightning Talks

11:00am - 2:30pm Hackathon (Lunch will be provided)

2:30pm - 4:00pm Presentations

TO REGISTER AS VOLUNTEER CONSULTANT: 1) RSVP: https://generalassemb.ly/education/project-by-project-la-presents-2018-project-lead-community-hackathon/los-angeles/57616 2) Fill out this google form: https://goo.gl/forms/Yr7ZgRrhZtDyZiYw1 Tell us about your skillsets and interests so that we may assign you to a suitable project. *Both steps are required to participate.

For more information visit https://projectlead-pbpla.wixsite.com/projectleadla2018


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Local VC Insight -The Expanding LA Landscape
Oct
24
6:30 PM18:30

Local VC Insight -The Expanding LA Landscape

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Hello Founders, you have spoken, and we have listened. We're hosting an event that is an absolute MUST for entrepreneurs and startups. We’ll have a panel of local VCs that will be sharing insider tips for raising money in Los Angeles and guidance around what next steps should look like once you have raised your round.

You will learn about how both early and later stage VCs view the current LA Startup landscape, strategic fundraising, and their thoughts about the future. There will be plenty of time to ask our panelists questions, mingle and connect with like-minded individuals.

Panelists:

Howard Ko, Principal - Morpheus Ventures
Brentt Baltimore, Investor - Greycroft
Lucas Pols, Venture Capitalist - Quake Capital
Rob Vickery, Co-Founder and General Partner - Stage Ventures

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Los Angeles Hacking IP: Considerations for Early Stage Ventures, Startups, & Entrepreneurs
Oct
24
6:30 PM18:30

Los Angeles Hacking IP: Considerations for Early Stage Ventures, Startups, & Entrepreneurs

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Every business has a name, a logo, a website, a database of contacts and more, therefore, every business has intellectual property (IP). In today’s digital economy these intangible assets are integral to the survival and success of a business. But how much do our entrepreneurs know about IP? And more importantly, how much do they know about protecting their IP to support long term competitive advantages?

Now, more than ever, a poorly formulated IP strategy poses great threats to our innovation economy. Join us for a high leverage session focused on the real world application of IP topics that can support independent inventors and entrepreneurs in the city of Los Angeles and learn how your IP assets can help you compete more effectively in the marketplace.

AGENDA

  • 6:00pm | Doors Open for Registration

  • 6:30pm - 7:00pm | Networking & Reception

  • 7:00pm - 8:00pm | All-Star Panel (Coming Soon!)

  • 8:00pm - 8:30pm | Closing Reception

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LatinX in Tech | Techstars Startup Weekend Los Angeles
Oct
19
to Oct 21

LatinX in Tech | Techstars Startup Weekend Los Angeles

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Techstars Startup Weekend Latinx in Tech brings exposure, awareness, and an experiential way to learn about tech to the community. SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE HERE.

We aim to inspire potential entrepreneurs in the Latinx community to breathe life into their ideas and learn how to bridge the gap from ideation to prototype with customer validation.

We're gathering 100 Latinx entrepreneurs in the making and allies over 54 hours, in different cities to identify and design technology solutions to problems disproportionately facing the U.S. Latinx community.

Our main focus is on tech solutions, but we welcome all ideas that will help to create a future fueled by Latinx leadership and experiences.

Join us for the 2nd national Techstars Startup Weekend Latinx in Tech!

WINNNING TEAM will get FREE Tickets to the largest Latinx in Tech Conference in Oakland - LTXSummit.org Nov 1-2nd!

About Techstars Startup Weekend: Techstars Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Techstars Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations. Participants create working startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. All teams hear talks by industry leaders and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurs. The weekend is centered around action, innovation, and education. Whether you are looking for feedback on an idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Techstars Startup Weekends are the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup.

Refund Policy: No refunds will be granted within 7 days of the event if food and drink have already been ordered. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Terms of Participation Agreement: It is our job to provide you with an incredible networking and learning opportunity. Our intention is that you meet some amazing people that you might actually start a company with, build relationships with coaches, and learn from your peers. The event is intended to be a collaborative forum for sharing, learning, building, and having fun. As such, by registering as a participant, you acknowledge that any ideas shared by you or anyone else over the course of the event are contributions to the overall experience and community. If you as a participant are worried about someone stealing your ideas, please reconsider your participation in the event itself or simply refrain from sharing specifics about your idea.

As a member of your startup community, you agree to be inclusive of any and all people and their ideas. You agree to act professionally, treat everyone with respect, and treat the event facilities with proper care. You agree that you are responsible for any accidents or damages that you cause. You also agree to not hold Techstars Startup Weekend, your local volunteer team, or any of the event supporters liable for any loss, damage, injury, or any other unforeseeable incident.

By Participating at the event, you grant Techstars Startup Weekend permission to capture photo/video of the event. You can find the exact legal terms on our FAQ Page but to summarize, we want to share your success with the world.

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 Small Business Expo 2018 - LOS ANGELES
Oct
18
9:00 AM09:00

Small Business Expo 2018 - LOS ANGELES

  • California Market Center | Penthouse (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

 

Register here. 

Small Business Expo is America’s BIGGEST & most anticipated business-to-business networking event, trade show & conference for business owners, entrepreneurs, start-ups, decision-makers or anyone who works for a small business or is interested in starting a small business.  

Small Business Expo is a FREE one-day event for small businesses to network, build new business relationships, attend cutting-edge and business-building workshops/seminars, exchange ideas, shop for new vendors and learn from leading industry experts. If you are serious about growing or starting your business, Small Business Expo is a "MUST ATTEND" event for you.

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Navigating growth: Scaling your company, culture and team
Oct
17
6:30 PM18:30

Navigating growth: Scaling your company, culture and team

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About

The early stages of a startup are complicated to navigate—pitching an idea, raising money, and developing a product are daunting challenges for first-time founders and serial entrepreneurs alike. But building a market-leading startup isn’t just about how many customers you have or how much revenue you bring in. The organizational side of things—hiring the right people and building an authentic culture—is key to long-term success.

Join leaders from Parachute, Reformation, GOAT, and Upfront Ventures as they discuss their firsthand experience growing their company, culture, and team. They will share their learnings and also talk about:


      ✓ Finding, interviewing, and retaining great people
      ✓ Bringing in generalists vs. specialists
      ✓ Shaping company culture
      ✓ Scaling your organization

We hope you’ll join us!

Plus, if you're around from 4:00-6:00pm before the event and have questions on Stripe, monetization, pricing, sales, go-to-market strategy or simply just want to connect with a member of the Stripe team, sign up to attend our office hours.

Speakers

Ariel Kaye, Founder and CEO - Parachute

Ariel established Parachute, the fastest-growing home essentials brand based in LA, to fulfill consumers’ needs for high quality bedding and a good night’s sleep. The brand has been called one of the “25 Hot Los Angeles Startups to Watch” by Business Insider, and has been featured in notable publications like The New York Times and ELLE DECOR.

Hali Borenstein, President - Reformation

Hali oversees e-commerce, merchandising, recruiting, production and retail divisions at Reformation. Previously, she was a Senior Merchandiser at Gymboree and a consultant at Bain & Company. Hali is a graduate of Duke University and Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Andy Shin, CTO - GOAT

At GOAT, Andy has scaled the engineering team from 5 to 100 engineers. He has 20 years of experience building software for consumer internet and e-commerce companies, including co-founding and serving as CTO for Vaunte, SHIFT, and Togetherville.

Kara Nortman, Partner - Upfront Ventures

Before joining Upfront, Kara co-founded Moonfrye, a children’s e-commerce company. Prior to that, she acted as the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Urbanspoon and Citysearch at IAC. She has also spent time at Morgan Stanley, Microsoft, and Battery Ventures.

Schedule

6:30PM - Doors open, light bites & mingling

7:00PM - Intro and opening remarks

7:15PM - Panel discussion with Parachute, Reformation, GOAT, and Upfront Ventures

8:15PM - Q&A

8:30PM - Dessert and networking

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UXPALA Fall Happy Hour | Culver City
Sep
26
6:00 PM18:00

UXPALA Fall Happy Hour | Culver City

Free tickets available here.

Celebrate LA's version of Autumn! This is a no-hosted event so that means - buy a drink for yourself and in the spirit of fall - buy a drink for a NEW friend too!

No speakers, no agendas just drinks, eats and fun!

RAFFLE:
Stuff!

Parking:
Please check map - big parking lot to the North on Venice Blvd. Some parking in the Helm's center. Drive Safely!

What to bring
Business Cards!

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GA + Spokeo Present: How to Build a Profitable Company from Day One
Sep
25
6:30 PM18:30

GA + Spokeo Present: How to Build a Profitable Company from Day One

Free tickets are available here.

Building a business is fun and rewarding, but it can be incredibly stressful, especially if you don’t know when you can turn a profit. With limited capital investment — from your own bank account or from investors — how can you make your business sustainable?

Join Harrison Tang and Mike Daly, the Co-Founders of Spokeo, for a session on how they bootstrapped a profitable business early on.

What You’ll Take Away: You will learn WHY it's important to validate business model and have the mindset of scalability early and HOW to do it.

Why It Matters: Businesses can't survive without cash flow, so let’s talk about it NOW than later.

Agenda:

6:30 - 7:00 Check-In & Network
7:00 - 8:00 Keynote Speakers
8:00 - 8:30 Audience Q&A

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