The Hub LA 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


Introducing: Community+

April 3rd, 2014 – Posted by Helen Grossman
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Community is the feeling of camaraderie with others because of shared values or interests, and plus is the myriad skills and diverse perspectives collectively harnessed for good. Community+ is Hub LA. Community is the foundation for everything we are working toward. It’s the basis for meaningful collaborations and meaningful impact. I asked some members to share their “pluses” and made a video using them. It was so fun to see how members interpreted the offerings [...] Read More


“Silent Waves” Photo Exhibit Makes a Splash at Hub LA & Red Pipe Gallery

April 1st, 2014 – Posted by Helen Grossman
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Photo lovers, beach visitors, social enterprise supporters: be sure to visit Hub LA and Red Pipe’s photography exhibition “Silent Waves” between April 5 and April 19! Douglas I. Busch is a renowned photographer whose work has appeared at the Getty Museum, LACMA, the Santa Monica Museum of Art, among others. In this new exhibition, he explores light, color, and form through the digital medium – a marked transition for the artist who had previously been [...] Read More


April is Month of the Food Trucks at Hub LA!

March 27th, 2014 – Posted by Hub LA
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Get revved up for Month of the Food Trucks! We love our weekly community lunch time at Hub LA. Every Wednesday at 12:30ish, we take a few minutes away from our computers, put our work on pause, and meet members of the Hub LA community – new and old. It’s casual, but often spurs new collaborations and friendships. For the month of April, we’ve decided to spice things up a bit during community lunch hours. [...] 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


Open Forum: Share & Learn About Crowdfunding

March 10th, 2014 – Posted by Hub LA
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Are you interested in the sharing economy? Have a crowdfunding project you’re looking to launch and wondering what platforms to use or how to prepare? We’re excited to share that we are beginning a collaborative program this month to provide the casual and conversational skill sharing you’re looking for. Open Forum: Crowdfunding will cover the ins and outs of crowdfunding platforms, best practices, and trends. This isn’t your typical boring panel; this is a conversation [...] 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.


NEW: Media Lab Office Hours for Members!

February 17th, 2014 – Posted by Hub LA
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In addition to the suite of Hub LA member office hours we announced in January, we’ve added new opportunities in conjunction with the Hub LA Media Lab. These new Office Hours offer consultations for creative members who need business advice on their films or projects, as well as opportunities for other Hub LA members to seek creative consultations from our Media Lab members. New February Hub LA Office Hours Film Financing and Distribution, hosted by [...] Read More


Elizabeth Stewart Listed in FastCompany’s MCP 1000!

January 30th, 2014 – Posted by Hub LA
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Yesterday, the magazine Fast Company launched a new resource on their website dedicated to following and covering the 1000 Most Creative People in Business. They’ll post updates, bios, track collaborations between these leaders, and keep readers aware of new developments coming from the group. We’re thrilled to announce that our very own CEO and co-founder Elizabeth Stewart was part of this group of innovators. Here’s how FastCompany introduced MCP1000 yesterday: Today Fast Company launches the [...] Read More