Bixel Exchange Tech Update – Nov. 21, 2019

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b1_coworkingday.jpgBixel Exchanges celebrates community for the last Coworking Day of 2019

Thank you to all who attended our L.A. Tech Founders x Talent Coworking Day, the last one of 2019! This event brought familiar faces and introduced new ones who connected over similar passions, challenges and opportunities. We heard from speakers on an array of inspiring stories about overcoming adversity and how to thrive in Los Angeles, including Corneil Montgomery, Mike Gatto and our panel of esteemed judges. This year we introduced the Bixelite of the Year Pitch Off competition, where five startups shared with us why they are the next generation of CEOs in L.A. CreditStarter was named 2019’s Bixelite of the Year. From our Founders x Talent panel to our roundtable sessions, the day was packed with activities that aimed to bring the community together, create new connections and connect talent to opportunity. We want to thank Maesto Coffee, General Assembly, Verizon, Deloitte, Delta, AT&T and our attendees for taking the time to make this event possible. We hope to see you again in 2020 with more Coworking Days! See the photos.

As a special gift from our host, General Assembly, they are offering a $25 credit towards any GA workshops using code 2learningnewthings.



b2_futureofwork.jpgL.A. Tech Talent Pipeline across the city

L.A. Tech Talent Pipeline (LATTP) Director Lindsey Heisser was a panelist at the inaugural San Gabriel Valley Future of Work Conference, in partnership with Pasadena City College, that tackled questions around workforce trends, talent gaps and job seeker preparation. Heisser shared insights from the tech and media industry on the soft skills employers are seeking when hiring and innovative training models.

LATTP Manager Jaideep Upadhyay joined L.A. Youth at Work Senior Manager Ever Hilleprandt to present to students in the Coalition for Responsible Community Development’s high school program at Los Angeles Trade Technical College. They both shared potential career opportunities in their respective programs and provided the students with tips on how to craft their resume and nail their first interview.



b3_PICKL.jpgCongrats to PICKL on being named top tech in Long Beach!

Bixel Exchange is always proud to hear when our startup founders get recognized for their amazing achievements and potential. The Tech Tribune researched some of the best tech startups, and one of our startup founders, PICKL, was recently named one of the 2020 Best Tech Startups in Long Beach. The judging criteria was based on revenue potential, leadership teams, brand/product traction and a competitive landscape. Read the full article.



b4_HelloAdvisr.jpgGet your new Pricing Survey Report from HelloAdvisr

HelloAdvisr has released a new Pricing Survey Report. The report looks at how startups and founders approach pricing and how startups compare based on objectives, pricing ownership, process and systems. The report also shares advice on how to get more out of your pricing today. Get your free copy of the report here.



b5_DLA.jpgLearn coding and programming in YWCA’s Digital Learning Academy

YWCA Greater Los Angeles is ramping up for their upcoming free coding and programming class, part of the Digital Learning Academy. Classes will start Dec. 2, 2019, and run for six weeks. Learn more and download the application. For any questions, call 213.516.3515 or email



b6_LACI.jpgThe Founders Business Accelerator is accepting applications!

The Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator's Founders Business Accelerator is a free business accelerator program for entrepreneurs from the City of L.A. to expand their small businesses, make more money and increase their social, economic and environmental impact. Participants will learn how to define their market and tap into new markets with business skills such as customer discovery, Business Model Canvas and brand building from seasoned experts. Learn more and apply.



A day in the life of Bixel Exchange ... Snapshots:

b7_a_Manny.jpgNov. 15

Activision employee and former L.A. Tech Talent Pipeline student, Manny Hernandez, met with participants in Compton Unified School District’s eSports Tournament to speak about his career journey and to provide insight on how to enter the video game industry.


b7_b_womensday.jpgNov. 19

Startup LAunch Operations & Community Manager Elianne Rodriguez attended the Women's Entrepreneurship Day celebration at L.A. City Hall. The event recognized the significant impact women business owners have made on the L.A. economy.



Until we sync again,

Bixel Exchange


Upcoming Events

Family Feud Los Angeles Venture Capital Edition - L.A. Panel 2019
Nov. 22 | 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Join venture capitalists from across L.A. to learn about their investment theses, what they look for when they are investing and how they decide if they want to invest in a startup. During the event, you will learn how to enhance your investment, effectively drive and scale revenue growth, legal and accounting steps and more!

  TOMS Giving Tuesday Tech Career Community Day
Dec. 3 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Are you a student interested in getting your foot in the door of the tech industry? Join Bixel Exchange for our second annual Giving Tuesday Tech Career Community Day with TOMS. The event will feature multiple career panels, speed networking and mock interview rounds with industry professionals. This is a great chance for you to establish a direct relationship with people already working in the industry or to broaden your network. Register today!

Women Leading the Way
Dec. 5 | 12:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Bixel Exchange is partnering with WFN and Entrepinayship to highlight top female entrepreneurs and passionate women in business. Join us for a special female founder office hours, panel and networking opportunity with other women leading the way and the Bixel Exchange team. Feel free to bring a +1 who is looking for resources and access to launch or grow their business!

  AI LA Holiday Social
Dec. 10 | 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

AI LA is excited to end the year on a high note, celebrating all things human and artificial with IBM and friends on Dec. 10 in downtown Los Angeles. Show up with your ugliest sweater (or come as you are)! Food is included with your ticket.


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

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