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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


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 Member Real Foods Farmacy Makes One-Stop-Shops for Health

February 25th, 2014 – Posted by Hub LA
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This month we’ve been looking at how Hub LA members are innovating in the food sector. When we heard about Chris Maloney’s startup real foods farmacy, we were instantly excited. Real foods farmacy develops small healthy grocery stores in fitness centers. We sent Chris some questions to learn more about his interest in healthy lifestyles and doing socially conscious work. Describe your company, real foods farmacy, and how you got the idea to start it [...] Read More


Hub LA Member Launching Social Cafenterprise: Manifesto Cafe

February 19th, 2014 – Posted by Hub LA
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Gourmet food in DTLA’s Skid Row? Might seem crazy to many, but not to Hub LA member Hassan Nichols. Hassan and his business partners are opening Manifesto Cafe in April. The cafe is more than a food provider. Hassan envisions the cafe serving the community in a much more substantial way: by offering a gathering place, job opportunities, aesthetic brightness to the neighborhood, and healthy and affordable food options that also happen to be quite [...] 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


Hub LA Shares: 10 Steps to Making a Great Fundraising Video

November 14th, 2013 – Posted by Hub LA
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For our blog series “Hub LA Shares,” we’ve asked our members to share their expertise on something they’re passionate about professionally or personally. In this post, Steph Belsky of Lucid and Mike Tringe of CreatorUp joined forces to give us some pointers on how to make an effective fundraising videos. Perfect for nonprofits about to make their annual appeal or anyone looking to start a crowdfunded campaign, their “share” embodies the fantastic results of a [...] Read More


Meet Our Members: Dr. Rishi Manchanda

July 25th, 2013 – Posted by Hub LA
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Meet Rishi! Rishi is a physician, public health leader, and social entrepreneur. Dr. Manchanda is the President and Founder of HealthBegins, a startup that provides training and tools to help clinics address patients’ social needs and community factors that drive disease. He is the lead physician in a clinic for high-utilizing homeless veterans at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System and also serves as the Director for Health System Transformation at Charles R Drew [...] Read More


Hub LA Media Lab featured in FastCompany!

June 27th, 2013 – Posted by Hub LA
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“A Co-Working Media Lab To Let Anyone Get Creative” by Zak Stone Reblogged from from FastCoExist.com The Hub L.A., the Los Angeles outpost of a global co-working collective, is now offering high-tech equipment to let its users make all the media they want. It’s easy for writers or other laptop-bound freelancers to stave off isolation at a co-working space or, more cheaply, at a coffee shop (where I find myself writing this sentence). But for [...] Read More


Coming May 2013: Media Lab at Hub LA

March 20th, 2013 – Posted by Hub LA
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Exciting News from Hub LA CEO and Co-Founder Elizabeth Stewart Our team and the growing community of members at Hub LA recognize the tremendous opportunity we have to bring together individuals and teams from two powerful communities dedicated to creating positive change: the social entrepreneur and start-up community; and the artistic, creative community. Because of the society-shaping power of these two groups, we are expanding Hub LA’s facilities to include a Media Lab scheduled to [...] Read More