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

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 members will be able to hold formalized “Office Hours” to work with other Hub LA members on their business, covering everything from marketing to finance to giving a great pitch. Members and Hub LA management have volunteered their time to make this programming possible and valuable to our members, and so we are can’t wait to launch these opportunities as early as this coming Thursday!

Get ready for a new slate of Hub LA Office Hour programming in 2014.

Get ready for a new slate of Hub LA Office Hour programming in 2014.

HUB LA is proud to offer three types of office hour resources for members.
Hub LA Team: consults offered by Hub LA staff member office hours
Member2Member: consults offered by Members
Partner: consults offered by HUB LA selected partners


Programs designed to help members better connect with other members, potential collaborations, and programming ideas.

Hub LA Team: Member Connections: Giving & Receiving
Hosted by Arianne Edmonds, Community Curator of Hub LA
Weekly, every Wednesday: 10:00am-12:00pm in the Impact Meeting Room
Come visit Arie for a one-on-one session to discuss how to plug into the Hub LA community, share your gifts and ideas for how to improve Hub LA, and receive support for your projects and goals. Sign-up for 30 minute sessions.
Email [email protected] to schedule a time to meet.


Tools to help your business take off.

Hub LA Team: Social Good Start-Up Strategies
Hosted by Elizabeth Stewart, Co-founder and CEO of HUB LA
Last Thursday of every month: 3:00pm-5:00pm
Schedule a time to stop by, and receive social enterprise start-up support. Come ready to discuss your business model, B Certification, financing, legal structures, and organizational design for making impact with your start-up.
Email [email protected] to schedule a time to meet.

Member2Member: Refining Investor Pitch Decks and Visually Communicating Your Start-Up
Hosted by Hub LA Member Matt Manos, Founder VeryNice, and Elizabeth Stewart, Co-founder and CEO HUB LA
Third Tuesday every month, 9:00am-12:00pm
Bring a draft of your investor deck for feedback and ideas on how to visually communicate and simplify your pitch.
Email [email protected] to schedule a time to meet.

Partner: Get Feedback on Your Investment Pitch from a VC
Hosted by Hub LA Member Arjan Shuttle, Managing Partner, Core Innovation Capital
Last Monday of each month: 4:00-6:00pm
Looking to find equity investment for your social enterprise start-up? First step, prepare your investor deck and presentation. Come meet with Arjan, a real live impact investor interested in supporting Hub LA social entrepreneurs. He will provide constructive feedback on your pitch and raising early-stage investment capital.
Send your investment deck to [email protected] as first step to setting up an appointment with Arjan.

Member2Member: Marketing and Branding
Hosted by HUB LA Member Michelle O’Grady CEO of TeamFriday and ProjectSix
Second and Fourth Tuesdays of each month, 4:00-7pm
Bring your marketing and brand questions for a one-on-one consult where Michelle will give feedback and brainstorm ideas with you.
Email [email protected] to schedule a time to meet.

Member2Member: Tech Start-Ups and Development

Hosted by Hub LA Members Chris Mendez, Paul Olund, and Diego Prats
Weekly, every Saturday: 12:00pm-2:00pm
HUB LA members and tech wizards Chris Mendez, Paul Olund, and Diego Prats are here to help members expand their online business strategies. Get assistance on everything from a wireframe and app flow to UX design strategy and branded content creation.
Email [email protected] to schedule a time to meet.

Member2Member: Demystifying Small Business Lending and Securing Capital
Hosted by HUB LA Member Bruce Dobb, CEO of Concerned Capital
2nd and 4th Thursday of every month, beginning January 9: 5:00pm-7:00pm in the Impact Room
Learn what lenders look for, and how to translate your small business story into an investment deck that will get you in the door of a bank. Bruce can also help you identify the best lender for you.
Email [email protected] to schedule a time to meet.

Member2Member: UX design and establishing your web presence
Hosted by HUB LA Member and General Assembly instructor Jenn de la Fuente
2nd and 3rd Wednesday of every month: 10:00am-12:00pm
Office hours with Jenn is a great opportunity to get feedback on your UX design or how to set up your website and establish a robust web presence.
Email [email protected] to schedule a time to meet.


Programs to nurture the creative side of your business.

Member2Member: Creating impact through storytelling
Hosted by HUB LA Member Michael Kass, Founder of StoryImpact
Second Tuesday of the month beginning January 14: 4:00pm-6:00pm
Working on fundraising, community building, a speaking engagement, or your own personal branding, come by and chat with Michael about how to improve your storytelling techniques to connect with your audience, make an impact and create a lasting impression.
Email [email protected] to schedule a time.

Partner: Telling your story through video
Hosted by HUB LA Partner Youth Speak Media Solutions
First and Third Thursday of the month: 4:00pm-7pm
Creating or finishing that promotional video for your organization, start-up or crowdfunding project? Come by and bring your storyboard, or rough cut for some fresh perspective from the team at Youth Speak Media Solutions.
Email [email protected] to schedule a time.


One Response to “New Hub LA Programming to Get Your 2014 (and Your Business) Started”

Richard FrankMarch 2nd, 2014 at 1:31 pm

This is awesome! I strongly suggest/recommend/encourage the membership at large to participate in the HUB Office Hours in whatever capacity then can, or need. Where does one start? Become a member, read the fabulous list of offerings above - pick one that seems safe and in your ballpark of needs, prepare, do it, listen, interact, learn and DO! Satnam.

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