Bixel Exchange Tech Update – May 23, 2018

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Startup LAunch joins Plug In South LA for Urban Tech Connect
Last Thursday, the Bixel Exchange Startup LAunch team attended Urban Tech Connect, a conference for the next generation of tech entrepreneurs to connect, collaborate, create and receive counsel. It was incredible to see our whole tech community alive and together in support of a diverse and inclusive tech gathering! Angel investors, venture firms like Cross Culture, L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti and our Startup LAunch advisors and startups were in attendance. Rapper Chamillionaire discussed being an angel investor and partnering with leading investor Mark Suster of Upfront Ventures. A HUGE thank you to Plug In South LA for having us! Check out the full lineup here.



b3_accelerator.jpgBixel Exchange celebrates California Endowment and mitú accelerator graduates
On May 22, Bixel Exchange celebrated our California Endowment and mitú fellows as they wrapped up their five-week accelerator focused on social justice issues facing the Latinx community. All of the fellows received a certificate of completion from the accelerator program. Many of the fellows are going on to pursue professional degrees and careers in the digital and visual media industries. We wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors and look forward to seeing all the great work they will do!



b4_aspen2.jpgBixel Exchange attends Aspen Institute convening
L.A. Tech Talent Pipeline Director Lindsey Heisser attended the Aspen Institute Opportunity Youth Forum Spring Convening in Seattle, WA, to connect and learn from other opportunity youth practitioners across the U.S. The week included work site visits around Seattle; keynote speakers encouraging communities of ‘belonging’; open conversations with all parties involved, including the youth; what and how to use data to drive impact; and breakout sessions that highlighted career pathways work, including best practices and visualizations. All great conversations and work that we are excited to implement in our L.A. Tech Talent Pipeline program!



Until we sync again,

Bixel Exchange


Upcoming Events

May 24 | 1-5 p.m.

Come hear how Los Angeles’ tech sector is helping L.A. County improve outcomes for foster youth and families in L.A.! Join the conversation about what we as a community can do to ensure foster families and caregivers help children heal, develop and thrive!

  Find a Developer: Startups Pitch for Engineers
May 30 | 6-9 p.m.

One of the biggest hurdles for a startup is finding a chief technical officer or a developer team to build the product. Bixel Exchange, Made in South LA and Code District are teaming up to connect you with top talent and other resources that will help you get your project launched. At this pitch event, each startup will have five minutes to pitch their company to a room full of engineers with diverse skill levels, with the opportunity to hire an engineer! Startups at any stage can participate.

Startup LAunch May Coworking Day
May 31 | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Join the Bixel Exchange Startup LAunch Program for a coworking day on May 31 at the L.A. Area Chamber. Our monthly coworking day encourages startup founders to share knowledge, resources and support. Sign up and receive advice from two advisors focused on MVP/product and Director Kat Yalung. Anyone interested in our program is invited to attend!

June 20 | 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Join us for a full-day conference focused on growing and celebrating business -- from the information, insights and resources that guide us, to the stories and people that inspire us. This event brings together entrepreneurs, professionals and thought leaders from companies large and small, across the Southern California region, for a business development conference and networking event hosted by the L.A. Area Chamber and the U.S. Small Business Administration, Los Angeles Office.


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

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

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