Bixel Exchange Tech Update – April 11, 2019

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b1_students.jpgL.A. Tech Talent Pipeline reaches more than 1,000 student applicants for 2019 summer internships

Bixel Exchange’s L.A. Tech Talent Pipeline program has geared up once again to place as many students as possible into internships with tech companies all around the greater Los Angeles region. As of April 1, we received more than 1,000 student applicants interested in securing an internship this summer. Our team is now hard at work conducting interviews and assessing each candidate’s skills in order to place qualified individuals with eager employers. We are excited to see all the great work our candidates accomplish this summer! If you are an employer interested in hiring summer tech talent, sign up here.



b2_coworking.jpgBixel Exchange hosts coworking day @ Ethos Society

On March 28, Bixel Exchange traveled to Ethos Society, located in the heart of Koreatown, to host this year’s second, jam-packed coworking day organized by our Startup LAunch and L.A. Tech Talent Pipeline teams. Bixel hosted 39 startup companies, 20 community partners, 10 advisors and 20 community college students. Startup founders had access to 12 one-on-one sessions and, for those who were ready, access to a fundraising roundtable. Younger startups participated in the pitch clinic where seasoned veterans in marketing, research and funding gave them valuable feedback on their progress. L.A. Tech Talent Pipeline students had a chance to interview with startups to prepare them for internships and potential jobs within those same companies. So, what does one do with all the connections we have made? We do it all over again! Our coworking day takes place on the last Thursday of every month, so stay tuned for more details and come make startup history with us!



b3_jointinterviewday.jpgBixel Exchange teams up with the Chamber for interview day in South L.A.

On March 30, L.A. Tech Talent Pipeline joined the Chamber’s health care pathways program at our first joint interview day at Vernon-Central YouthSource Center in South L.A., in partnership with the Coalition for Responsible Community Development (CRCD). More than 35 opportunity youth, including foster and transition-aged youth, participated in mock interviews for paid summer internship opportunities with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente, Snap Inc. and other companies. This work would not be possible without the partnership and support of foster youth-serving agencies and programs such as the Guardian Scholars programs, the Pritzker Foster Care Initiative and the Aspen Institute. Read more. See the photos.



b4_Lorals.jpgBixel celebrates huge wins at Backstage Capital, Grid110 and Quake Capital

Bixel Exchange would like to congratulate several startups who have been accepted into various accelerators around L.A. Melanie Cristol, founder of Lorals, a women’s lingerie company, has been accepted into Backstage Capital’s first cohort, an exclusive honor that only 25 startups get to share from a pool of 1,800 applicants. Anna Gabriella Casalme founder of Novelly, an enterprise that empowers young people to become global citizens, has been accepted into Grid110’s Idea to Prototype and Residency 2019 spring cohort. And Catherine Geanuracos, founder of CityGrows, a digital solutions company that streamlines government operations, was accepted into Quake Capital. They will go on to receive access to free office space, mentorship and other critical resources to bring their company to the next level. We wish them luck and can’t wait to see what they do down the road.



b5_makerfaire.jpgDigital and media arts judges needed

Attention all digital and media arts specialists! This year, Centinela Valley Union High School District (CVUHSD) is hosting the “CVUHSD DMA Portfolio Review” at the fifth annual South Bay Maker Faire at Hawthorne High School on May 4, 2019, from 10 a.m. to noon. This event showcases the best of Lawndale High’s Academy of Media Arts, Hawthorne High's Technical Arts and Design Academy and Leuzinger High's Multimedia Careers Academy. Judges are needed to help review the students’ portfolios and provide feedback, so if you are someone who is in the film/video, photography, game design or digital arts and animation fields, we are seeking you. Sign up today and be the mentor you wish you had in high school! For more information, contact Hatha I. Parrish at 310.263.3177 or



Until we sync again,

Bixel Exchange


Upcoming Events

NEXTGEN: Seize the Opportunity
April 11 | 6 - 8 p.m.

Join the United Way of Greater Los Angeles for an inspiring evening featuring a panel of leading entrepreneurs and investors, including Startup Launch Director Kat Yalung, who will share their startup journey and discuss how the principles of innovation and entrepreneurship can be used to better our community.

  Business Series: Sales Techniques and Strategies
April 16 | Noon - 2 p.m.

Getting the most out of your sales efforts is an undervalued aspect of running a business. In this L.A. Law Library class, learn how to develop an effective strategy for reaching your sales goals.

AI Earth Summit 2019
April 18, 2019 | 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.

The AI LA community is focusing on sustainability and climate change in April. We are living in a serious environmental crisis, but the approach has been to problem solve in silos. AI LA is curating a group of environmental scientists, technologists and community members to discuss pressing issues in facilitated breakout sessions.

  Content IS Marketing: Creating Great Content for Your Target Audience
April 25 | 8 - 9:30 a.m.

The most important aspect of your marketing strategy is the content you are producing, publishing and advertising. Come to the Chamber’s next Tech Thursday, led by Lily Hart of Hart Digital Marketing, where she will break down what content marketing is and how it relates to your marketing goals.


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