Bixel Exchange Tech Update - Aug. 23, 2017

Campaign Monitor
Subscribe to our channel Follow us on Twitter Visit us on Facebook Follow us on Snapchat

Hello friend --

b1_techstars.jpgThree Bixel Exchange startups earn spots in Techstars LA
We are proud to announce that three of Startup LAunch’s entrepreneurs have been accepted into the Techstars LA program. Congratulations to Dawn Dickson’s Solutions Vending International, Sky Kelley’s Avisare and Patrick Lu’s Playfull on being a part of the inaugural cohort. Out of 485 applicants, only 10 were accepted into the three-month program which is set to run through October.

The Techstars LA accelerator aims to help tech startups from around the world that are innovating across a wide range of industries and challenges and seeking to build a deep network across the L.A. tech ecosystem.

The inaugural class also reflects the diversity of L.A., with half of the class featuring a female co-founder. Learn more about the accelerator.

b2_habitat.jpgBixel Exchange supports Habitat for Humanity
Bixel Exchange, along with the entire L.A. Area Chamber team, volunteered with Habitat for Humanity as part of their staff retreat on Aug. 17. As part of the team-building day, they worked on four Los Angeles houses in Long Beach, and met with one of the families in need. See the photos!

b3_bbq.jpgStartup LAunch hosts appreciation BBQ for advisors
Last Saturday, Startup LAunch co-hosted an appreciation barbecue for their advisors with former director/current advisor Kevin Lew. As part of the festivities, advisors and their family in attendance heard updates on the program, enjoyed giant Jenga and learned more about the upcoming Executive in Residence initiative to be spearheaded by Lew.

b4_ups.jpgReady to take your business global?
The UPS X-PORT Challenge is a promotion designed to support businesses that have international growth aspirations, and to introduce these businesses to UPS and their international capabilities. Businesses can apply to earn an opportunity to pitch their solutions or products and win up to $10,000 in export shipping credits from UPS or up to $25,000 in cash prizes! Learn more about the competition, and apply today!



Until we sync again,

Bixel Exchange


Upcoming Events

AI.LA New Realities #2
Aug. 24 | 6:30 – 10 p.m.

The AI.LA meetup is excited to announce their second installment of the New Realities Speaker Series where they discuss the blending of art and technology. This panel will focus on augmented and virtual reality, and the importance of research and data collection in developing these new technologies from the perspective of female leaders in the space.

  L.A. Tech Happy Hour Six Year Anniversary
Aug. 26 | 1 – 6 p.m.

L.A. Tech Happy Hour is L.A.'s largest technology meetup, connecting thousands of active members. Join the group as they celebrate their six year anniversary with a Venice Beach barbecue featuring a live DJ, startup demos, tech networking and open bar!


TechDay LA
Sept. 14 | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

TechDay LA, billed as the largest startup event in L.A., is back on Sept. 14 at The REEF! Showcase your startup in front of more than 12,000 members of the tech community. This is your chance to connect with investors, accelerators, press, users, mentors, job seekers and more!

  Glendale Tech Week
Oct. 9 - 13

The City of Glendale is will host the second annual Glendale Tech Week starting Oct. 9. The celebrations will kick off with a city sponsored summit. Attendees can look forward to a program packed with talks, panels, site tours, happy hours and networking events. This year’s theme, “A Startup Journey,” will address everything from moving ideas through development to funding, marketing and more.


Eric Garcetti California SBDC LA LA Department of Water SBA L.A. Area Chamber

Bixel Exchange
350 S. Bixel St., Los Angeles, CA 90017