Bixel Exchange Tech Update – March 22, 2017

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b1_b_stella.pngStella Sacdalan, Founder, Equallet
Equallet is a local search tool that helps you find and support women-owned businesses!

b1_c_girlie.pngGirlie Salgueiro, Co-founder, Oodon
Online pop culture fandom is fragmented. Oodon’s aim is to create a central destination for fandom that democratizes and amplifies the voices of nerds in all their incarnations: as creators, enthusiasts, buyers and sellers.

b1_a_michele.pngMichele Deane, Founder, eleveight
Communicate securely and get connected to opportunities that match your interests. Scholarships, internships, jobs and organization case management to get everyone to where they want to be.



Startup Genome releases Global Startup Ecosystem Report
Startup Genome's new Global Startup Ecosystem Report is out! The report, a partnership with Bixel Exchange, AnnenbergTech and Cross Campus, highlights the work of more than 50 ecosystems to help startups and entrepreneurs grow! Read It Now. Contact us for more insights into the data. #GSER


b3_CityGrows.pngCityGrows at SXSW Shark Tank
Startup LAunch company CityGrows was selected as one of seven finalists at the Civic I/O Mayor's Match Up, a special "Shark Tank" style local government-focused event taking place during this year’s SXSW. Sponsored by the U.S. Conference of Mayors, the City of Austin and Amazon Web Services, pitchers competed for a share of $25,000.

CityGrows is a workflow and transparency platform for local governments, improving the experience of interacting with public services for constituents and government employees, while increasing public access to information about how government works. Their goal is to make interacting with your local government as easy as tracking a package online or ordering a pizza.

b6_shark.pngEl Porto Shark lands at the Project Entrepreneur Weekend Intensive
Congratulations to Startup LAunch company El Porto Shark for being chosen for the Project Entrepreneur Weekend Intensive again this year! The event features two full days of hands-on workshops, problem-solving and connecting with entrepreneurs, investors and mentors. Learn more.

Tech Ed partner TechHire turns two!b4_techhire.png
This month, TechHire turns two! TechHire, an initiative powered by Opportunity@Work in partnership with the U.S. Department of Education, is a nationwide, community-based movement that helps underrepresented and overlooked job seekers start technology careers.

Since its inception, the TechHire movement has grown from 21 pilot communities to a network of 1,300 employer partners, 237 educator partners and 72 TechHire communities across the country, collectively placing over 4,000 candidates in tech jobs.

b5_GAUX.pngApplications are open for General Assembly’s UXDI Client Projects Program
Looking for pro-bono UX work for your company website or digital product? Apply now for General Assembly's UXDI Client Projects Program to receive three weeks of user experience design work, valued at more than $4,200. The deadline to apply online is Wednesday, March 29. Learn more.

Check out what GA UX students did for us.

Until we sync again,

Bixel Exchange


Upcoming Events

Bixel Exchange Tech Salon: The Future of a Virtual and Augmented World
April 13 | 6:30 p.m.

Our current era of virtual and augmented reality is commonly said to have started with the $2 billion acquisition of Oculus VR by Facebook in 2014. From there, we have seen an amazing amount of innovation by a flood of creative pioneers. Join our keynote and panelists to discuss the current capabilities of virtual and augmented reality, and what the innovators themselves believe the future holds for the technology.

  Women Founders and Investors Panel
March 27 | 6:30 - 8 p.m.

Recent news has served as a sobering reminder of the additional, sometimes systemic challenges women face in tech, whether as founders, employees or investors. Join 500 Startups and a panel of distinguished women founders and investors to talk about their experiences and how they’re working to level the playing field in tech.


Becoming Investor Ready - Deal Practice Pitch
March 28 | 5 - 6:30 p.m.

Watch three 12-minute investor presentations followed by investors’ questions. Experience what it’s like to rapidly answer investor questions and determine if you are ready to present your deal to potential angel Investors.

  DTLA Show and Tell
March 28 | 6 - 8:30 p.m.

This event is a series of 10 five-minute guided tutorials that paint a broad and inspiring picture of the full spectrum of technology. Each mini-tutorial will focus on a hack, pro-tip or tactic that the presenter uses in their work. The goal is to spark curiosity while teaching each other. Topics include machine learning, VR, Github, APIs, mobile development and more.

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