Bixel Exchange Tech Update - April 19, 2017

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JoLynn Brock joins the Bixel Exchange team
A HUGE welcome to JoLynn Brock, our new operations and community coordinator helping to grow the Startup LAunch program. We are so excited to have her on our team!

Bixel Exchange leads discussion on the future of augmented and virtual reality
Last week, more than 300 people attended Bixel Exchange’s Tech Salon to discuss the future of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR). Attendees heard how AR and VR are shaping L.A.’s booming tech industry in a variety of applications, from media and entertainment to health care and education, and experienced the technology for themselves at demo tables. Speakers included Travis Cook, head of post production at RYOT, Joe Burg, director of virtual reality and content development at Sony Pictures, and Mark Dochtermann, engineering manager at GoogleSee more.


b3_snap.pngCalling all L.A. County high school students!
Snapchat stickers are a fun way to add expression to snaps and chats. Every day, Snapchatters can choose from hundreds of colorful stickers designed by Team Snapchat to express their excitement, appreciation, hunger, sleepiness or anything else with a drawing or cartoon.

Together with Snap Inc., we're unleashing the creativity of L.A. students. The challenge: encourage high school students to design a sticker pack themed to 'High School: A Day in the Life.' The student designers of the top 20 sticker packs will have the opportunity to visit Snap Inc. headquarters in Venice for a meet & greet and workshop hosted by the Snapchat design team! Learn more.

b4_wtw.pngHear from ESRI President Jack Dangermond at the World Trade Week Kickoff Breakfast
Join the L.A. Area Chamber for the 91st annual World Trade Week Kickoff Breakfast. This year’s keynote address will be presented by Jack Dangermond, president, ESRI. ESRI is the world’s leading company in geographic information systems (GIS), with more than 40 percent of global GIS market share and more than $1 billion in annual revenue. Dangermond is an expert in key technology trends and will discuss how advanced mapping and analytics are changing government, business and society. Learn more about ESRI, and RSVP NOW.

A Day in the Life of Bixel Exchange...Snapshots:

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Startup LAunch entrepreneur Benjamin Pezzillo, founder and CEO of Pactriglo, at USC’s first annual Demo Day. Pactriglo was one of 60 companies showcased at the event!

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Tech Ed partners Google, The Aerospace Corporation, MDA Robotics and M-Theory Group talking about STEM careers with students at Pierce College.

April 18
Santa Monica High School students experiencing a day in the life of GoGuardian with a tour and company panel facilitated by our Tech Ed Partnerships team.

April 18
Bixel Exchange guest speaker Eric Coughenour, founder and CEO, EZWorknet, discussing Cisco networking with Pierce College students.


Until we sync again,

Bixel Exchange


Upcoming Events

Let's Talk Tech: A Conversation w/ LA Startup CTOs
April 24 | 6 - 8:30 p.m.

Join General Assembly, Bixel Exchange and the Association of IT Professionals for a panel highlighting insights from local CTOs and learn how they juggle technology, teams, processes and culture.

  L.A. Law Library Business Series: Branding and Marketing 101
April 25 | Noon - 2 p.m.

Effectively communicating the value of your product or service is essential to your business success. Learn how to attract and retain your customer base through creative branding, channel marketing and smart promotion. Discover more upcoming L.A. Law Library events by clicking here.


Startup Grind Hosts Kara Weber & Lizzie Francis (BrilliantVC)
April 25 | 6:30 p.m.

Hear from Kara Weber and Lizzie Francis, founding partners of Brilliant Ventures. Born storytellers, they have founded/led marketing at numerous breakthrough companies including Rubicon Project, Gilt Groupe and JustFab. Their expertise and unconventional approaches in creating go-to-market strategies driven by data and technology helped these businesses scale quickly.

  Artificial Intelligence: The Mobile .Ai Forum
April 26 | 8 a.m.

Join Startup Grind for the .Ai Forum, hosted at EpicSpaces Co-working. Hear from Microsoft tech evangelist Anthony Kelani, CEO Scott Tamura, Brainitch CEO Todd Terrazas, InvestorBot COO Heesham Naji and a representative from Swelly as they discuss the future of Ai and chatbots.

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