Bixel Exchange Tech Update – Nov. 30, 2016

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B1_C4C.pngCollege-bound students and tech companies converge at Cash for College 
More than 6,000 high school and community college students and their families descended upon Los Angeles Trade Technical College for the L.A. Area Chamber and UNITE-LA's 15th annual Cash for College College & Career Convention on Nov. 4-5. This year's roster of L.A. tech companies in attendance doubled in size from last year, with newcomers like Dollar Shave Club and mitú adding to the diverse mix of those represented throughout exhibit booths and career panels focused on tech, digital media and entrepreneurship. See the day's stills here. We want to extend our deepest gratitude and appreciation to these 16 companies that showcased their career opportunities and commitment to helping create an educated and skilled talent pipeline for L.A. students:

B2_BP.pngTech is L.A.’s fastest growing entrepreneurial sector
“The story of the growth of Los Angeles and its economy is highlighted by the ingenuity and vision of entrepreneurs. During National Entrepreneurship Month, I want to share with you what the Chamber is doing to ensure that L.A. builds on its fastest growing entrepreneurial sector: technology.” Read Chamber CEO Gary Toebben’s full blog post here.

B3_startupsteps.pngNew South Bay workshop series
South Bay dwellers will be glad to know that we’ve teamed with Code District to bring a free “Startup Steps for the Tech Entrepreneur” workshop series to Torrance! If you’ve got big ideas, this is where you can find the knowledge and strategies to take them to the next level. See these upcoming workshops:

Dec. 1 – Marketing
Dec. 6 - Business Models
Dec. 8 - Financing & Pitching to Investors

B4_MayorsCup.pngThe final five advance in The Mayor’s Cup
Only one team will make the winning pitch and walk away with $25,000 and the opportunity to work with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Operations Innovation Team on their own innovative solution to local civic challenges that both encourage civic engagement and grow our local economy, at the The Mayor’s Cup finals on Dec. 8 at Cross Campus DTLA. The panel of esteemed judges will include executive leadership from JPL/NASA, The Honest Company, The Atom Factory and Virgin Galactic, among others. The final five were selected from a pool of 103 through a multi-round elimination process. Bixel Exchange is a proud competition supporter.


Until we sync again,

Bixel Exchange

Upcoming Events

Smart Prototyping: Turning Your Idea Into a Real Product
Dec. 1 | 3:30 – 6:30 p.m.

This Make It In LA event is hosted by the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator at the La Kretz Innovation Campus’ Advanced Prototyping Center.

  Angel Investor Bootcamp
Dec. 3 | 10 a.m.

GRID110’s bootcamp will introduce investors to the startup landscape through workshops on topics like competitive analysis, startup law, measuring impact, founder-investor relationship and more.


Mayor’s Cup Finals
Dec. 8 | 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

More than 100 teams competed in the inaugural Mayor’s Cup. Five finalists will compete for $25K and the opportunity to work with the Mayor’s office to turn their idea into a reality.

  5 Tips to Boost Your Holiday Marketing
Dec. 13 | 11 a.m. - Noon

This free webinar will help you understand how locals search online during the holidays, and where you need to look your best.

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