Innovation in the City Posts

How Viral Marketing Launched a Successful Startup: REP Interactive

October 22nd, 2014 – Posted by Hub LA
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Repost from Hub LA Member CreatorUp’s Blog. See the original post here. Mike Tringe, Founder of CreatorUp, wrote this blog post after a JuiceUp morning on October 10. JuiceUps are our twice-monthly (every second and fourth Friday) power breakfast and networking event featuring successful entrepreneurs providing insight to their best practices, experiences, and social missions. CreatorUp co-hosts JuiceUps with Hub LA. On October 10, Mike Tringe moderated a Q&A and interview with Steve Gatena, founder […] Read More


Event Recap: Civic Innovation Lab Launch

September 17th, 2014 – Posted by Helen Grossman
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When Hub LA launched in September 2012, we had this question in mind: How can we accomplish real, substantive change as individuals, as the intersection of individuals, as organizations and businesses? On Sunday, we saw change in action at the launch of Civic Innovation Lab. Civic Innovation Lab is a novel ten-month long community-driven solutions forum that aims to tackle issues plaguing Los Angeles using design challenges drawn from the city’s Open Data. Conceived by […] Read More


Statistics+Policy=Impact: Meet Hub LA Member Norman Gilmore

August 27th, 2014 – Posted by Hub LA
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As we focus on Civic Innovation this month, it seemed obvious to learn more about the work Norman Gilmore is doing in a professional capacity as well as in his civic engagement in his neighborhood council. I asked Norman about the relationship between statistical modeling and civic engagement – how can we best use statistics and forecasting to affect policy and the decisions that our institutions make? Don’t let that intense question scare you away […] Read More


Guest Post: 5 Tips for Taking Your College Project to Real Life

July 30th, 2014 – Posted by Hub LA
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5 Tips for Making Your College Project Real Guest Column by Hub LA Member Scott Fairbanks Whether in art, business, engineering, or another major many students worked on a project at some point in college that seemed worth pursuing. Maybe you developed a particularly compelling product concept, or maybe it’s a large-scale art project, or even a new restaurant idea. But how do you go from “that’s an interesting idea” to actually making it happen? […] Read More


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.