Bixel Exchange Tech Update - Sept. 7, 2017

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b1_mitu.jpgBixel Exchange celebrates inaugural mitú ACCELERATOR graduates
Tuesday night, we brought more than 100 students, technology, education and community leaders together to celebrate the accomplishments of the 21 students who participated in the inaugural mitú ACCELERATOR cohort. As part of the event, students shared some of the work they developed in the program, and heard from actor Richard Cabral and L.A. City Councilman Mike Bonin on the importance of sharing their diverse voices and stories. At the end of the ceremony, graduates were awarded certificates from the City of L.A. and L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti. Thank you to our partners: mitú, City of Los Angeles, the Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti and Annenberg Foundation! See the photos.

mitú ACCELERATOR is a mentorship program designed to empower young emerging talent to tell authentic stories that represent their lives and communities. Learn more.


b2_training.jpgJoin a STEM portfolio-building program!
Proficia, the Advanced Prototyping Center and The Los Angeles Coalition are partnering to provide 10 community college students with training in electromechanical design and assembly, with the end goal of placing them in jobs in the transportation and construction sectors. The students will have Friday classes on topics including microcontroller programming, Solidworks 3D CAD software and prototyping. The program will run Sept. 18, 2017 – Jan. 12, 2018, and the application deadline is Sept. 17. Contact Evan at for more information, or apply now.


Calling all entrepreneurs, tech companies and business leaders - Give back and nurture your talent pool!
For a third year in a row, Bixel Exchange, in partnership with UNITE-LA and the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, is connecting the tech and business communities to schools and students in the Los Angeles region for our Cash For College and Principal for a Day events this October and November! Learn more and get involved by emailing


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

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, media, users, mentors, job seekers and more!

  Startup Grind Presents Tony Chen (Channel Factory)
Sept. 19 | 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Join Startup Grind to hear from Tony Chen, CEO and founder of Channel Factory, a social video marketing platform that helps top brands and agencies expand their brand video viewership. Chen is redefining the advertising industry and making YouTube buying easier, safer and smarter by utilizing predictive analytics and contextual video targeting. Get your tickets today for a great night of networking, drinks and celebration with L.A.’s startup community.


Glendale Tech Week
Oct. 9 - 13

The City of Glendale 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.

  Cybersecure Los Angeles
Oct. 19 | 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

SecureTheVillage joins UCLA Extension for its first cybersecurity conference. Learn about cybersecurity from leading information security professionals and law enforcement, including information security providers, the FBI, L.A. County District Attorney’s Office and more.


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