Socent News Posts

August Food Trucks

August 5th, 2014 – Posted by Hub LA
Socent News / Respond to this post »

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
Tags: , , , , / High Impact Angelenos, Hub Global, Socent News / Respond to this post »

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
Resources, Socent News, Uncategorized / Respond to this post »

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
Tags: , , , , / Events, High Impact Angelenos, Innovation in the City, Socent News, The Hub LA / Respond to this post »

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
Tags: , , , / Member Shares, Profiles, Socent News, The Hub LA / Respond to this post »

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
Tags: , , , , , / High Impact Angelenos, Innovation in the City, Member Shares, Profiles, Socent News, The Hub LA / Respond to this post »

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
Tags: , , , , , / High Impact Angelenos, Profiles, Resources, Socent News, The Hub LA / Respond to this post »

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
Tags: , , , , / Hub LA Partners, Socent News, The Hub LA / Respond to this post »

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
Tags: , , , / High Impact Angelenos, Innovation in the City, Resources, Socent News, The Hub LA / Respond to this post »

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