Posts taggedHub LA members

Startup with a Side of Curing Cancer

March 26th, 2014 – Posted by Helen Grossman
Tags: , , / High Impact Angelenos, Innovation in the City, Profiles, The Hub LA / Respond to this post »

When you visit Hub LA, you’re likely to spot Neeraj Kapoor scribbling unintelligible math equations on our whiteboard walls. Neeraj and his business partner Stephen Chen founded Learn to Be, an online tutoring service that offers 24-hour, completely free services. I caught up with Neeraj to learn a little more about the work he’s doing and who else from the community he’s been working with on his various projects. What is Learn to Be? How [...] Read More


Hub LA Member Launching Social Cafenterprise: Manifesto Cafe

February 19th, 2014 – Posted by Hub LA
Tags: , , / Socent News / Respond to this post »

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


Skateboarding Documentary “I am Thalente” Brings Two Hub LA Members Together

January 2nd, 2014 – Posted by Hub LA
Tags: , , , , , / Crowdfunding, Hub LA Partners, Media Lab, Profiles, The Hub LA / Respond to this post »

Move over Tony Hawk. There’s a new skateboarding talent in town: Thalente. Thalente Biyela’s inspiring narrative is one that makes his skateboarding talent even more remarkable. The South African teenager was homeless since the age of nine. He was illiterate. He posted a video online asking for skateboarding sponsors. The video went viral. He moved to California and, through the support of pro-skater Kenny Anderson, became internationally recognized in the pro-skateboarding world. Then there’s Natalie [...] Read More