High Impact Angelenos Posts

Hub LA Member Syama Meagher Brings Big Brand Strategies to SocEnt Fashion Startups

April 16th, 2014 – Posted by Helen Grossman
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Syama Meagher [pronounced: Sha-ma] is a retail strategist and a social entrepreneur. An expert on the business side of the fashion industry from previous gigs at Barney’s, Gucci, Ann Taylor, and Macy’s, Syama now runs a merchandising consultancy Scaling Retail. She also teaches Fashion Merchandising at FIDM. Syama loves working with social enterprises and wants to make it possible for the little guys to learn from the big dogs. She makes a series of videos [...] Read More


Startup with a Side of Curing Cancer

March 26th, 2014 – Posted by Helen Grossman
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When you visit Hub LA, you’re likely to spot Neeraj Kapoor scribbling unintelligible math equations on our whiteboard walls. Neeraj and his business partner Stephen Chen founded Learn to Be, an online tutoring service that offers 24-hour, completely free services. I caught up with Neeraj to learn a little more about the work he’s doing and who else from the community he’s been working with on his various projects. What is Learn to Be? How [...] Read More


Hands-On Startup Workshops at Hub LA

March 18th, 2014 – Posted by Hub LA
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Got a startup? Maybe just an idea that’s been brewing in your head for some time? Hub LA is adding a new resource to our roster of business development tools: Startup Workshops hosted by Startups Unplugged Advisory founder and Hub LA member Paul Orlando. Paul Orlando is something of a startup guru. He’s the founder of Startups Unplugged Advisory, which helps startups grow, and he also co-founded AcceleratorHK, a mobile startup accelerator. He has unique [...] Read More


Hub LA Member Real Foods Farmacy Makes One-Stop-Shops for Health

February 25th, 2014 – Posted by Hub LA
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This month we’ve been looking at how Hub LA members are innovating in the food sector. When we heard about Chris Maloney’s startup real foods farmacy, we were instantly excited. Real foods farmacy develops small healthy grocery stores in fitness centers. We sent Chris some questions to learn more about his interest in healthy lifestyles and doing socially conscious work. Describe your company, real foods farmacy, and how you got the idea to start it [...] Read More


Hub LA Shares: 10 Steps to Making a Great Fundraising Video

November 14th, 2013 – Posted by Hub LA
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For our blog series “Hub LA Shares,” we’ve asked our members to share their expertise on something they’re passionate about professionally or personally. In this post, Steph Belsky of Lucid and Mike Tringe of CreatorUp joined forces to give us some pointers on how to make an effective fundraising videos. Perfect for nonprofits about to make their annual appeal or anyone looking to start a crowdfunded campaign, their “share” embodies the fantastic results of a [...] Read More


Hub LA Shares: Five Lessons from Self-Publishing “How to Give Half Your Work Away for Free”

November 1st, 2013 – Posted by Hub LA
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This is the first installment of a new blog series, “Hub LA Shares.” We’ve asked members to share their expertise on something they’re passionate about professionally or personally. For the first post, verynice‘s founder Matthew Manos shares some of his take-aways from writing and self-publishing a book about verynice’s innovative business model. Matt’s book


Meet Our Members: Fine Artist & Theme Park Designer Zofia Kostyrko

October 28th, 2013 – Posted by Hub LA
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Meet Zofia! Zofia is a fine artist, sculptor, creative director, theme park designer, and skateboarder. Her portraiture aims to capture the inner spark and the complex connections between artist, viewer, and subject. Currently, twenty five of her portraits of famous ocean explorers are featured in an exhibit at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Zofia was formerly a Disney imagineer, where she conceptualized theme park design. She is now working on the plans for a new [...] Read More


MEET OUR MEMBERS: Jessica Meaney of Safe Routes to School National Partnership and Los Angeles Walks

September 23rd, 2013 – Posted by Hub LA
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Meet Jessica! Jessica Meaney works as the Southern California policy director for the Safe Routes to School National Partnership, working on transportation policy priorities specifically regarding transportation finance, equity, and data collection/evaluation. She is also on the steering committee of Los Angeles Walks, a volunteer based pedestrian advocacy group that makes works to walking safe, accessible and fun for all Angelenos. Jessica enjoys being part of efforts to strengthen communities through improved transportation investments and [...] Read More


Meet Our Members: Dr. Rishi Manchanda

July 25th, 2013 – Posted by Hub LA
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Meet Rishi! Rishi is a physician, public health leader, and social entrepreneur. Dr. Manchanda is the President and Founder of HealthBegins, a startup that provides training and tools to help clinics address patients’ social needs and community factors that drive disease. He is the lead physician in a clinic for high-utilizing homeless veterans at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System and also serves as the Director for Health System Transformation at Charles R Drew [...] Read More


Meet Our Members: Andrew Gibbs, CEO and Founder of TheDieline.com

January 18th, 2013 – Posted by Hub LA
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Meet Andrew Gibbs! Andrew Gibbs founded TheDieline.com, the world’s number one package design website, in 2007. Formerly the Creative Director for the leading beverage development company in the nation, Andrew now serves as CEO of Dieline Media LLC, where he oversees TheDieline.com, The Dieline Package Design Awards, and The Dieline Package Design Conference. He is also author of Box Bottle Bag – The World’s Best Package Designs from TheDieline.com. Why did you become a Hub [...] Read More