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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


August Food Trucks

August 5th, 2014 – Posted by Hub LA
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Food truck Fridays continue this month with an amazing(ly delicious) line-up of mobile cafes! Stop by the Hub lot every Friday this month for Friends Friday – your free trial day of working out of Hub LA – and for Food Trucks between 12:30 and 2:30pm. Plan accordingly:


Imagination Foundation Gears Up for Creative School Year

July 30th, 2014 – Posted by Helen Grossman
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On the same day last year, a group of children made shadow puppets in Capetown, South Africa while a group of students in London built a House of Fairy Tales. On the side of the globe, a group of tweens built an obstacle in their New Jersey front yard while families at a community center in Seattle built a pirate ship. On any other day, we’d brush off this coincidence as after school play, but [...] Read More


TED Radio Hour Tells Stories of Tech for Good

July 16th, 2014 – Posted by Hub LA
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If you didn’t catch the TED Radio Hour last weekend on NPR, it’s definitely worth a listen. The episode – “The Hackers” – shares the stories of TED speakers who are using science and technology to “hack” some of the world’s biggest problems (or as we call it, social innovation). Covering everything from “deextinction” and climate change to computer viruses, these stories of empowered individuals and teams who are using modern tools to improve the [...] 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


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 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