Oct
25
9:00am 9:00am

GetGlobal Conference 2017

GetGlobal is the premiere conference for companies growing internationally. Meet and hear from the world's experts on global expansion and operations including political and business leaders, Fortune 500 executives and industry pioneers. 
Whether you're a start-up securing your first international contract, or an established Fortune 500 looking to optimize your in-market operations, GetGlobal will arm you with the knowledge and contacts to achieve success.

Special 25% off code to attend the full day of GetGlobal: SITSGG25
For more information, including the agenda and ticket purchase options, click here for their website. 

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Oct
25
3:00pm 3:00pm

Startup Micro-Conference and Happy Hour on International Expansion

GetGlobal is opening its doors at 3pm just for Startups in the Sky subscribers to come learn about opportunities and trends around the world. And after the conference, we have a happy hour to celebrate and enjoy our global LA community. 

Free with special invitation code: SITSGG  
Click here to grab your tickets.
For more information, including scheduled speakers, click here. 

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Oct
26
5:00pm 5:00pm

Grow With: A Business Forum for Women

  • John Ferraro Council Chamber room 340 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Grow with vision: Engage with other women business leaders in Los Angeles and benefit from shared experience.
Grow with resources: Learn about how your city enables business growth.
Grow with wisdom: Hear from the experts on how they grew their business in a competitive landscape. 

For free tickets and more information, click here. 

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Oct
27
8:00am 8:00am

Software Craftsmanship Conference North America

  • University of Souther California, Town and Gown Ballroom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

SCNA is a software conference for anyone looking to improve their craft, their community, and themselves. Join us for a full day of inspiring presentations.
Saturday's "Day of Code"  is an optional event where SCNA will facilitate a number of events for attendees to practice applying their new skills in fun coding exercises.

For tickets and more information, click here. 
 

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Panel: Leveraging IP in Today's Knowledge Economy
Oct
30
6:00pm 6:00pm

Panel: Leveraging IP in Today's Knowledge Economy

The Michelson 20MM Foundation has partnered with the University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business, and Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurship to host a rich panel discussion addressing the importance of Intellectual Property (IP) in today’s knowledge economy.

This is a free event. 
Click here to register.
You will be prompted to enter this Code: IP2017

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Nov
3
9:00am 9:00am

SixThirty Conference: Transforming Healthcare with Data

  • Radisson Hotel Los Angeles Grand Ballroom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This conference explores the challenges and opportunities in digital health. The conference will bring together healthcare professionals, data experts, civic leaders, and entrepreneurs to discuss how we can use data-driven solutions and digital technology can increase the access to healthcare and improve the quality of care.
Join 20 thought leaders, 10 startups, and over 200 industry professionals to understand how we can transform healthcare with data.

Click here to purchase tickets
Make sure to use code sixthirtyguests, for a special 50% discount

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Nov
4
8:30am 8:30am

The 6th Socal Innovation Forum

  • Concourse Hall, LA convention center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

SoCal Innovation Forum (SIF) is the most influential, cross-border forum integrating Chinese and American resources in the Southern California entrepreneur community. SIF has been creating connection opportunities among Chinese and American capital, industrial chain, and emerging industry leaders since 2011. We will explore the hottest technologies like AI, VR/AR, Blockchain, etc., and discuss  how such new technologies will transform content industries like digital media, film and gaming.

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Nov
7
6:00pm 6:00pm

Civic Hack Night

Hack for LA hosts weekly Hack Nights in Downtown Los Angeles and Santa Monica. At these events, we organize groups of volunteers to build technology addressing the LA region’s biggest civic issues. Each night offers an inclusive, diverse community, and everyone is welcome. Join an existing project team or pitch your own civic issue.

Click here to RSVP for this free event. 

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Nov
7
6:30pm 6:30pm

Next Generation Tech Insights by Apple's Former Global Strategist

Former Beats by Dre Global Brand Manager, Thommy Cho, will have an open discussion on how disruption and the evolution of marketing are changing consumer's perceptions of products for younger consumers. 
Main takeaways:
-Hear insights on how ideas and perceptions are evolving with products and consumers
-Understand how industries become ripe for disruption and what factors play into them
-Learn about how product marketing has evolved in the past 10 years and where it will go

Click here for free tickets.

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Nov
13
to Nov 17

Techweek Los Angeles 2017

A 7-day series of meetups, happy hours, meditation sessions, screenings, talks and other events that culminates at a main conference / expo in Santa Monica on Thursday/Friday, then concludes with a hackathon over the weekend. Get your tickets here. 
Cost: 0-$70. Prices will rise on October 16th. 

Various locations throughout Santa Monica.

 

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Nov
14
9:00am 9:00am

The Engadget Experience: Alternate Realities

The rise of AR, VR and AI presents new opportunities to push the boundaries of art and storytelling, forcing us to reconsider our preconceived notions of reality. The Engadget Experience: Alternate Realities invites you to witness firsthand, through immersive installations, in-depth interviews, and screenings, today’s creative pioneers living at the intersection of art and technology.

 Click here to buy tickets.
Use the code "SDLA50" to save 50% on Early Adopter tickets before October 22nd. 

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Nov
14
7:15pm 7:15pm

Downtown UX Study Group & Peer Mentorship

This gathering is about peer mentorship. It is an opportunity for you to share with your colleagues something you’re interested in, whether it be to get feedback on a project, practice for an interview, to demonstrate a proficiency you can share with the community e.g. you do killer infographics, workflows or usability reports; discuss how to work with other professional teams, practice presentation skills - you can make it whatever you want it to be! Participation will be highly encouraged, but not required.  Our sole purpose for gathering is to support one another in our professional growth.

For more information, including a schedule of events and parking info, click here.

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Nov
14
8:00pm 8:00pm

An Evening with Tim O'Reilly

Tim O’Reilly is the founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media, Inc. the company that for the past three decades has published the books and organized the conferences where Internet entrepreneurs have learned the tools of their trade. O’Reilly shares some of the techniques his pioneering company has used to make sense of and predict innovation waves. He then applies those same techniques to provide a framework for thinking about how technologies such as on-demand services, networks and platforms, and artificial intelligence are changing the nature of business, education, government, financial markets, and the economy as a whole. Finally, he examines the choices we have to make a society moving forward in this brave new world.

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Nov
16
12:00pm12:00pm

Coding Career Hacks: Advice from the Pros - Startups to Big Business

  • California State University, Los Angeles (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Exploring a career in technology? Gain valuable insight and knowledge from the BEST. Learn from startups and industry experts from Myspace, Facebook, and beyond as they share advice from their own journeys. Learn how to utilize the shared economy to your advantage, get an EDGE with your coding skills and innovate your way to the top.
To RSVP, click here. 
Event will take place inthe University Student Union Theatre (Room 106A) 

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Nov
17
to Nov 18

World Funding Summit 2017

  • Los Angeles Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The annual gathering attracts high profile investors and some of the most-forward looking financiers from around the globe, along with leading entrepreneurs, executives, academia, and media who meet in Los Angeles once a year to discuss the issues of access to capital for entrepreneurial ventures.
Come on board, build your capital network and learn all that is cutting-edge about numerous topics related to ICO (initial coin offering)& blockchain enabled platforms, venture capital, modern angel investing, equity crowdfunding, how to attract foreign investors and much more!

Click here to purchase tickets for the event.
Use the code "WFS15" for a 15% discount on tickets.

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Nov
20
9:00am 9:00am

Google DevFest

DevFest LA 2017 will bring experts from around the country who specialize in the latest Google technologies including Android, Firebase, Google Cloud Platform, Google Assistant, Flutter, machine learning, and more.

As an attendee you can listen to talks, work on codelabs, participate in a hackathon and more.
Click here to purchase tickets. 

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Oct
17
7:00pm 7:00pm

LA Fintech Awards

  • 431 West 7th Street Los Angeles, CA, 90014 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come mix and mingle with other Financial Technologist's. Learn about the newest and fastest changes going on in financial technology. Find partners, talk about your project, bounce ideas, discover LA Fintech.

For tickets and to see the nominees, click here.

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Oct
10
7:15pm 7:15pm

Downtown UX Study Group & Peer Mentorship

This gathering is about peer mentorship. It is an opportunity for you to share with your colleagues something you’re interested in, whether it be to get feedback on a project, practice for an interview, to demonstrate a proficiency you can share with the community e.g. you do killer infographics, workflows or usability reports; discuss how to work with other professional teams, practice presentation skills - you can make it whatever you want it to be! Participation will be highly encouraged, but not required.  Our sole purpose for gathering is to support one another in our professional growth.

For more information, including a schedule of events and parking info, click here.

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Oct
6
1:00pm 1:00pm

Maker Walk LA

Celebrate Manufacturing Day in style!

Join the business community for a self-guided afternoon exploring the Arts District. Between 1-4pm, guests will get behind-the-scenes factory tours and demos hosted by local businesses, plus special workshops at the Advanced Prototyping Center at LACI. 

Maker Walk LA concludes with an evening V.I.P. celebration from 4-7pm at local manufacturer COMUNITY co-hosted in part by the Los Angeles Mayor’s Office. The party will feature local food, beer tastings from Angel City Brewery, signature craft cocktails by Greenbar Distillery and Califia Farms, and maker mini-workshops with our local friends of MAKE IT IN LA. 

To register or see tour descriptions and times, click here.

Touring is free and tickets for the VIP party range from $60-$75.

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Oct
5
7:00pm 7:00pm

Disruption: Designing Successful Startups

One of the biggest trends in the venture capital industry over the last few years is the growing awareness of the importance of design at the earliest stages of startups.

In this session we will explore how UX design increases the likelihood of success for startups as well as return for investors.

For free tickets and more information click here.

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Oct
3
6:00pm 6:00pm

Clean Tech Pitch

  • Wells Fargo Center, Atrium Building 2nd floor. (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Startups in the Sky Los Angeles  is hosting an on stage clean tech pitch competition and open bar tech networking. 

  The topics are clean energy, sustainability, renewables, smart grid, transportation,  and conservation.

For tickets and to sign up to pitch click here.

Cost: Free while supplies last, $10 after.

 

 

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Sep
30
to Oct 1

Global Venture Summit

Good ideas don’t just come out of Silicon Valley. Global Ventures Summit seeks to level the playing field and support the best business ideas, startups and entrepreneurs coming out of innovative emerging markets across the planet.

Buy Tickets
Use code 1PLUS1 for the 2-for-1 ticket offer

Or use code GVSFINAL for a $50 discount.

Apply to Pitch
LA Startups!  Apply to pitch and compete for for $50k in funding

 

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Sep
29
to Oct 1

Startup Weekend Latinx in Tech LA

50 Latinx led ventures across 5 cities in 54 hours.... let's do this!

Help make startup weekend the biggest in history. Join the organizers in launching 50 Latinx led ventures... in 54 hours... in 5 cities!!!

This is a 54-hour, weekend-long event where:

  • Participants pitch and the 10 best ideas formalize as teams (Day 1: Friday, September 29)
  • Teams develop products and craft business pitches (Day 2: Saturday, September 30)
  • Teams finalize products and pitch to judges panel where top 3 teams are recognized (Day 3 Sunday, October 1)

For details and to register, click here.

Use the code GRID110 for a discount on tickets.

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Sep
28
6:30pm 6:30pm

Amazon Alexa Bootcamp

The Amazon Alexa team is looking forward to your presence at the Alexa skill building bootcamp at Opodz. Leave the bootcamp having created a skill for Alexa.

The Alexa Skills Kit is a collection of self-service APIs, tools, documentation and code samples that make it fast and easy for you to add skills to Alexa.

At this skill building bootcamp, Justin Jeffress from the Alexa Skills Kit team will be onsite to help you add your own skills to Alexa.

6:30 ~ Social Networking ~

7:00 ~ Bootcamp begins ~

This event is free. Just make sure to reserve your spot.

For pertinent information and to register, click here.

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Sep
27
6:30pm 6:30pm

verynice Women's Design Salon: Future Tech

The verynice Women’s Design Salon is an intimate series that empowers our local creative community of women by bringing them together, along with outside experts, to discuss real issues, current events, and new ideas. While the series is focused on empowering women, all are welcome to attend and contribute.

The goal of our September Women’s Design Salon, Future Tech, is to inspire women in the creative community to participate in future technology trends including virtual and augmented reality, drone technology, artificial intelligence, user experience, future art, and more. During this event we’ll have a discussion with our community experts and then break out into groups to put our heads together. What is the future of technology? How will these technologies affect design? How will they affect women in design? How will we impact the future?

This event will be moderated by verynice collaborator, Katharine Hargreaves.

Our break-out activities will be facilitated by some amazing volunteers including Creative Strategist, Jessica Wen, verynice Marketing and Impact Coordinator, Anna Zigmond, UX Designer, Tiffany Estrella, and SapientRazorfish Designer, Sam Cabrera.

Free to RSVP!

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Sep
27
6:30pm 6:30pm

Creative Coding LA Meetup 03

The CreativeCodingLA Meetup is a space for Media Artists, Coders, Performers, Makers, Dancers, Hackers, Musicians, Engineers, Designers, Architects and whomever to share & explore the Universe of what is possible via Creative Coding.

How can Creative Coding be a tool for forms of expression and creation (from personal to professional work) ?

How to make 💰 doing it and protect our interests in the process.

You are invited to share your work and show us how you use Creative Coding for your projects.

This meetup is free and open to all. Just head to the second floor and make two lefts upon entering the building.

For more information or to join the meetup group, click here.

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Sep
21
7:00pm 7:00pm

Shop Talk with Haley Boyd, Founder of Marais

Grab your free tickets here.

Talk Shop with Haley Boyd, founder of your favorite pastel, suede shoe obsession: Marais. She dropped out of college to launch Marais in 2009, and it seems like she never looked back. She's built a beautiful LA-based brand while turning into a style icon of her own right. Ask her how she did it in this open invite, Q&A style talk.

Wine, cheese and mingling at 6:30. Talk is at 7:00p.

About Talk Shop: 
Every month at Lumi's Talk Shop meetups, LA’s finest entrepreneurs and creatives tell all. Join in a cozy conversation with featured founders and hear about all of the highs of product successes and the lows of late-night existential crises.

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Sep
21
6:30pm 6:30pm

Web 3.0 Meetup

Grab your free ticket here.

Join Iterate, Inc and Serverless for a meet up around Web 3.0.

If you want to be an entrepreneur or developer, it's important to have the wisdom and foresight about future technologies. Learn about Web 3.0, why it challenges cloud computing, and some of the tools / frameworks that are helping pave the way.

Frameworks like Serverless are helping pave the way for developers to easily and rapidly deploy micro-services, removing the burden of managing servers and infrastructure.

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Sep
20
5:30pm 5:30pm

Building Organizational Diversity: Educational Pipeline for Women in STEM

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Part One of LACI's two-part Women in Cleantech "Building Organizational Diversity" series will feature a panel of speakers "Exploring the Educational Pipeline for Women in STEM". The panel will be followed by audience Q&A and group discussion, with light refreshments provided.

This workshop will highlight universities and training programs doing stellar work around preparing women for STEM careers.

Register for your free ticket here.

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Sep
19
7:00pm 7:00pm

Built In LA Presents: Top Companies Hiring in LA

Built In LA is celebrating the tech companies that are putting LA on the map and shaping the future of our local ecosystem. Swing by and get to know what makes these LA startups tick, meet the teams and discover your next opportunity.

Check out the participating companies for current job openings:

Register here.

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Sep
14
to Sep 15

Hacking for Humanity - A Social Innovation Hackathon with Girls in Tech

Girls in Tech Los Angeles has teamed up with the Linux Foundation to bring its members a unique two-day hackathon program to tackle global challenges. We invite women and men across all fields, including developers, designers, product developers and entrepreneurs, plus businesses that want to embrace the idea of social innovation, or initiatives that combine a positive missions with business.

Register here. Cost: Free

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Sep
11
6:30pm 6:30pm

Inside the Minds of Brilliant Designers

Grab your free ticket here.

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
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Aug
26
1:00pm 1:00pm

L.A. Tech Happy Hour 6 Year Anniversary (Westside)

Today, L.A. Tech Happy Hour is L.A.'s largest technology meetup, connecting thousands of active members and launching new regions every month.

Join our friends at LATHH in celebrating their six year anniversary at a Saturday BBQ and tech networking party in Venice Beach! Ticket includes open bar, bbq, live DJ, startup demos and more!

Grab your ticket here.

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