Bixel Exchange Tech Update - July 12, 2017

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Hello friend --

b1_survey.jpgAre you a HR manager or recruiter for a tech company?
Bixel Exchange is preparing a report and analysis of the L.A. tech industry in order to develop tailored services that support the continued growth of our ecosystem, and we want to hear from you about hiring trends and the skill sets required at your company!

Participate in our employer survey by Friday, July 21, for the chance to win a $100 Delta Airlines voucher. Take the survey.

b2_mitu.jpgmitú partners with Bixel Exchange, Mayor Garcetti and Annenberg Foundation to drive diversity in digital media
mitú, the leader in creating media and entertainment through a Latino lens, is partnering with Bixel Exchange to provide training and mentorship to multicultural creators in L.A. through mitú's ACCELERATOR program. The initiative is supported by AnnenbergTech and Annenberg Foundation through convenings and funding, in partnership with L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti's HIRE LA's Youth initiative. Read the full release.

b2_laopinion.jpgOportunidades de empleo para adolescentes y jóvenes en LA
Check out this amazing article from La Opinion on the importance of our new L.A. Tech Talent Pipeline initiative with L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti! #techLA


Jumpstart your successful career in business and IT!
We’re partnering with Year Up Los Angeles to recruit students for their one-year training and internship program starting this August. As part of the program, students will have the opportunity to participate in professional training and networking opportunities, and even secure a corporate internship to jumpstart a successful career in Information Technology and business! We will be hosting two information sessions at the Chamber in July. For more information about Year Up, click here to visit their website. Should you know a young person who is interested in learning more, please reach out to

b3_CTRL.jpg37% off membership at the beautiful CTRL Collective DTLA!
CTRL Collective, host of last month’s Startup LAunch Co-working Day featuring Google, believes in and practices equal pay for equal work. This year, for Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, CTRL Collective is offering all new members 37 percent off memberships for three months to help highlight the unfairness of the gender pay gap and its impacts. For more information, please schedule a tour before the offer expires on July 31, 2017!


Until we sync again,

Bixel Exchange


Upcoming Events

Legal Contracts Workshop by Lawgood (Long Beach)
July 18 | 12:30 - 1:30 PM

Protect your hustle by becoming familiar with your contracts! Review the importance of legal contracts and go through a contract template in this introductory workshop designed for freelancers and entrepreneurs.

  Startup Grind Summer Party with Naritiv Founder
July 18 | 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Celebrate summer with music, drinks, dinner and a fireside chat! Hear from Eric Posen, co-founder and chief product officer at Naritiv, who oversees product and operations. Naritiv graduated from Disney Accelerator's inaugural class in fall 2014 and powers content for major brands on Snapchat.


GRID110 Rooftop Summer Soireé
July 20 | 7 - 9 p.m.

Join GRID110 as they celebrate summer in DTLA, and kick off their third year with a rooftop soireé! GRID110 is excited to announce details about their new programming initiatives, partners and more! Sip on cocktails provided by Tito's Handmade Vodka and Health-Ade Kombucha while learning more about what GRID110 is up to and how you can get involved. Special thanks to Nixon Peabody for graciously hosting the event at their 42nd floor outdoor terrace.

  SEO 101: Beginner’s Guide to Search Engine Optimization
July 25 | 11 a.m. - Noon

From link building to researching relevant keywords for your website, there are so many aspects in the world of SEO. SEO is quite complex, but all it takes is understanding the basics in order to generate more website traffic, ROI and maintain a consistent marketing growth machine for your business. In this webinar led by Solomon Thimothy from Clickx, you’ll learn how to avoid common SEO mistakes and the fundamental strategies to generate success and build a distinguishable online presence.


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