Resources 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


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


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


New Hub LA Programming to Get Your 2014 (and Your Business) Started

January 6th, 2014 – Posted by Hub LA
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Great ideas are constantly a-brewin’ here at Hub LA, and we want to make sure that our members have the resources to turn their ideas into realities. One of the unique qualities of our community is that Hub LA members are always looking for opportunities to share their talents and expertise with other community members. Hub LAers want to help! Which is why we’ve created a slew of new programs in which some Hub LA [...] Read More


HUB LA Holiday Schedule

December 20th, 2013 – Posted by Hub LA
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Hub LA staff and members came together last night at Angel City Brewery to celebrate the holidays over some Jenga, giant Connect 4, and, of course, kegs. It’s been a fantastic year here, made possible by the generous spirit of such a supportive and vibrant community, and we couldn’t be more excited to see what 2014 has in store for Hub LA and all of our members. Here’s our holiday schedule for Christmas and New [...] 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


Hub LA Shares: Five Lessons from Self-Publishing “How to Give Half Your Work Away for Free”

November 1st, 2013 – Posted by Hub LA
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This is the first installment of a new blog series, “Hub LA Shares.” We’ve asked members to share their expertise on something they’re passionate about professionally or personally. For the first post, verynice‘s founder Matthew Manos shares some of his take-aways from writing and self-publishing a book about verynice’s innovative business model. Matt’s book


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


New Year, New Programming, New Membership: Launching Hub LA Workbench and Hub Accelerate

January 9th, 2013 – Posted by Elizabeth Stewart
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By Elizabeth Stewart CEO and Co-Founder, Hub Los Angeles As 2013 begins, I’m excited to watch the success and momentum building at Hub LA. Several members are ready to close seed rounds of funding, structure their social enterprises, build boards of exceptional advisers, create value for their first set of clients, and launch crowdfunding campaigns. Each step in moving from idea to execution is no small feat and is celebrated here, which is why we [...] Read More