Bixel Exchange Tech Update – March 14, 2018

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Startup LAunch Director Kat Yalung honored as a 2018 “Woman of Influence”
A HUGE congrats to Startup LAunch Director Kat Yalung!!! She has been honored as a 2018 L.A. BIZ "Woman of Influence" for her work impacting the #community! Read the full article.





L.A. Tech Talent Pipeline students meet the Mayor at TechFair LA
Bixel Exchange joined L.A.'s largest technology job fair for its second year on March 8. During the event, Bixel Exchange digital media intern Eviana Vergara was able to share her passion for utilizing tech for storytelling with ABC7, which will air March 24 at 6:30 p.m. Some of our L.A. Tech Talent Pipeline students even had the opportunity to chat with L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti about their upcoming summer tech internships!

The event featured more than 250 of L.A.’s most prominent tech companies along with more than 10,000 job-seekers in all aspects of the City’s tech industry. A huge thank you to Annenberg Foundation for letting us share their table!




Techstars LA accepting applications!
Techstars LA is seeking startups in all verticals--with a focus on Southern California and diverse teams--to join their 2018 accelerator program, which kicks off July 16. Join the global network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, right here in L.A.! Three Bixel startups earned spots in the last, inaugural Techstars LA cohort! Applications are open now, and will close April 9. Learn more or sign up to meet the Techstars LA team.



b5_startupboost.jpgStartup Boost is looking for startups like yours!
Startup Boost, the world’s most global reaching tech pre-accelerator, will be running another Los Angeles program this spring with applications currently open until March 22. Startup Boost is designed to help pre-seed/seed stage startup companies achieve acceleration, investment and/or revenue (AIR). The program takes no fees or equity and utilizes a model with a proven track record. In L.A. alone, their alumni have gone on to raise $38 million+ and gain acceptance into top accelerators like YC, Techstars, Mucker Labs and 500 Startups. Learn more.



Until we sync again,

Bixel Exchange


Upcoming Events

DigiGirlz: Girls In Technology Series

Microsoft Century City will be hosting DigiGirlz camps throughout the month of March in celebration of Women's History Month. Join DigiGirlz coding workshops and conversations with female pilots, engineers and programmers about how computer science shaped their careers. Register today!

  From Seed Money to Serious Investment: Raising Money for Your Business
March 20 | Noon – 2 p.m.

Every business needs an initial investment to get off the ground, and established businesses often require investment in order to expand. Learn how to apply for and obtain small business loans, plus learn about vital alternative funding sources for startups. This class will cover: how to sell your business to investors; crafting a business pitch; best practices for loan applicants; and other funding options, like crowdfunding.

Future of Work MeetUp
April 23 | Noon – 1:30 p.m.

Join the L.A. Area Chamber and California Community Colleges for a regional "Future of Work MeetUp" to share observations about the future of work, learn about model workforce development practices and discuss strategies helpful to employers and workers. Topics include: signals on the future of work; implications for employers and workers; regional industry and education partnerships in workforce innovations; overcoming worker barriers to upskilling; and growing regional ecosystems. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Cristina Guccione at or 916.204.6715 by April 9.

  LA HI-TECH Hack Day 2018
April 28 | 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

LA HI-TECH Hack Day 2018 is an event where computer science, programming and media arts students can come together to collaborate through innovative problem solving, learn through hands-on curriculum and develop relationships with industry professionals.


Bixel Exchange is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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