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Enhance Your Creativity: It Isn’t Always Pretty

November 20th, 2014 – Posted by Hub LA
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Guest post by Hub LA member Jana Carey. This blog is the second in a five-part series on Enhancing Your Creativity. Hub LA is reposting with permission from Jana’s blog. “I always get it perfect the first time,” said no one ever. I’ve said it before, chances are if you are reading this post you are an artist, writer, entrepreneur, visionary, innovator and/or global game changer. Maybe its’ still just a yearning in your heart [...] Read More

Hotel Hack Brings Social Innovation to Hospitality Industry

November 7th, 2014 – Posted by Hub LA
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After months of planning with the Cornell School of Hotel Administration, we designed Hotel Hack, a special, curated weekend event that builds off the intentional community at Hub LA and the collaborartive relationships among a group of talented, insanely different people who care about making an impact. Our Hotel Hack turned thirteen hand-selected Hub LA members and LA social innovators into experts in residence, consultants to the hospitality industry at this pivotal moment. The economy [...] Read More

5 Ways to Craft a Powerful Story for Your Business

October 21st, 2014 – Posted by Hub LA
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Guest post by Hub LA Member Michael Kass As founders and entrepreneurs and generally smart people, you spend countless hours on business plans and market data. But the reality is that investors and supporters won’t care about your data unless you make them care. Unless you get them excited about what you can do for the community and for them. Unless you can connect them to the passion you have for whatever you’re setting out [...] Read More

Meet the Wonderful Humans Behind Humanize Health: Christine Carrillo and Helen Lee

September 25th, 2014 – Posted by Hub LA
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Meet Christine Carrillo and Helen Lee. Though they’re relatively new Hub LA members, they jumped into the Hub LA community from the get go. Their consulting firm, Humanize Health, works with healthcare providers to optimize their systems to achieve the best results for their companies and for patients. Now, Christine and Helen are in the midst of developing a new platform from the other side: humanizing the healthcare system for patients as they navigate insurance [...] Read More

NEW Office Hours: Growth Strategies for Product Makers

September 19th, 2014 – Posted by Helen Grossman
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One of the early jokes of Orange is the New Black is that main character Piper Chapman (played by Taylor Schilling), before going to prison, was just your average WASPy New Yorker, starting an upscale lotion line with her best friend and business partner that they hope to sell at Barney’s. Though she goes to prison before seeing her lotions hit the shelves, she uses her ingenuity to craft soap for Red when she is [...] 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

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

July Food Truck Schedule: Keep On Truckin’

July 1st, 2014 – Posted by Hub LA
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Hub LA Friday Food trucks have been a smashing success – we’ve had everything from waffle fries, hamburgers, reubens, and mac-n-cheese to Cuban sandwiches. Every Friday, from 12:30-2:30pm, we’re hosting food trucks in our lot off Traction Ave. in the Arts District. We know there are plenty of good food options around, but pencil these trucks in so you can plan your visit to Hub LA ahead! July 4: HOLIDAY! Pro: Take the day off. [...] Read More

Hub LA Member Kristopher Fortin on Making Impact Through Journalism

June 27th, 2014 – Posted by Hub LA
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Meet Hub LA member Kristopher Fortin! He’s a journalist formerly at the Orange County Register, and he is a leader in the LA chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. Kris’s work epitomizes the Hub LA ethos: he is expanding access through technology and storytelling. I sent him some questions about why he does the work that he does, not only for NAHJ-LA but also as a storyteller dedicated to representing the Latino story, [...] Read More