The Hub LA Posts

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


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


Hub LA Summer 2014 Fellowship Opportunity

June 2nd, 2014 – Posted by Hub LA
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Hub LA Communications Fellowship, Summer 2014 Do you love to write, report, and blog? Are you a social media maven? Are you looking to launch a career in marketing, branding, journalism, or communications? Apply now to be the Summer 2014 Hub LA Communications Fellow. Our need: An energetic team player to assist with communications and marketing needs. Opportunities: • Commitment to Hub LA at 15/hrs week • Work closely with Digital Content Curator • Contribute [...] Read More


Chris Cherrie Brings Canadian Wisdom & Design Prowess to GLBT Sex Education

May 28th, 2014 – Posted by Helen Grossman
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Chris Cherrie works at verynice, a design and branding consultancy based out of Hub LA’s Media Lab. He may be young, but he’s driven. And Canadian. He founded Fraternize, an educational site for men to share experiences, knowledge, and questions about sexuality, dating, and sex. He’s broadening access to information about sex and gay culture that’s not taught in mainstream classrooms but is increasingly necessary given the prevalence of dating apps. You’re a wunderkind working [...] Read More


NEW: Hub LA Summer Hours!

May 20th, 2014 – Posted by Helen Grossman
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We know it’s hard to leave Hub LA every day at closing time, especially during the summer when it’s still light outside. That’s why, beginning next week, we’re launching new summer operating hours! Dive head first into your work after the long Memorial Day weekend, and take advantage of our new schedule: MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY: 9am – 8pm TUESDAY, THURSDAY: 9am – 10pm SATURDAY: 10am-4pm Note: Hub LA is frequently booked for evening events. Our [...] Read More