Innovation in the City Posts

Fare Conversations Dinner Gathers Food Sector Innovators at Hub LA

July 8th, 2014 – Posted by Hub LA
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Since April, Hub LA has been partnering with Whole Foods Market. The partnership has developed out of a mutual appreciation for the role that food plays in building community. And when Whole Foods began bringing delicious meals to our weekly community lunches and monthly wine downs, we saw the effects immediately: more people showing up, livelier conversations, and a tighter community. Last week, Whole Foods, Hub LA, and Team Friday used food to bring together [...] Read More


New Media Meets Music Education at GuitarPick.fm

June 19th, 2014 – Posted by Hub LA
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Chris Mendez is a Hub LA host on Tuesdays and Thursday evenings and hosts office hours every Saturday for Tech Startups. When he’s not at Hub LA, Chris works at KUSC, a classical radio station. He’s been instrumental in developing the app Geotunes, which allows users to listen to songs based on a city, landmark, or event as they explore an interactive map that places the songs in context. Geotunes was a finalist at for [...] Read More


Solutions Forum Brings Collaborative Problem Solving to Hub LA

April 22nd, 2014 – Posted by Hub LA
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The Solutions Forum is a popular Hub LA program in which Hub LA members act as “consultants” for a day to help a nonprofit address some of their most pressing issues. The Solutions Forum is a member-driven event, meaning it was conceived by a member and is put on by members. We are proud to partner with Jesse Clarke on the Solutions Forum, so we asked her to write a bit about this awesome program [...] 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 x Conscious Magazine Meet Up!

March 3rd, 2014 – Posted by Hub LA
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This Thursday, March 6, we’re working with our friends at Conscious Magazine to gather LA’s social entrepreneurs, innovators, and all those passionate about communities that make a difference. Conscious, based in New York, is visiting Los Angeles to prepare for its upcoming California issue, set to come out in the Spring.


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


Let’s Jam! GovJam LA, June 4-6, at the NEW Hub LA Media Lab

May 21st, 2013 – Posted by Hub LA
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WHAT is GovJam? This June, join us at GovJam LA, presented by the Hub LA and friends. Global GovJam is a 48 hour global event where teams of Gov folks and private citizens work together on the challenges faced by public services. Teams will collaborate to come up with innovative solutions to real-world problems. Participants will apply design principles and multi-disciplinary expertise to develop ideas through to prototypes. While the theme is government, the objective [...] Read More



Hub LA Civic Innovation Showcase 2013

March 26th, 2013 – Posted by Hub LA
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Celebrating seven LA-area start-ups and the launch of the City of Los Angeles’ new MyLA311 mobile application WHAT: Civic Innovation Showcase & City of LA’s NEW MyLA311 App Launch Party WHEN: April 3, 2013, 7pm-10pm WHERE: Hub LA, 830 Traction Avenue, Third Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90013. Parking lot fee $5-$7: free street parking available on Traction Ave. RSVP: $20 online/$25 at the door; ticket price include early access, free consulting, and free beta apps [...] Read More