Tech matchmakers: how Bixel Exchange brings students and startups together

builtinLA_logo.pngWhen it comes to technological innovation, the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce isn’t necessarily the first thing that comes to mind. But within the 128-year-old organization there exists a team that is dedicated to fostering the next generation of tech superstars years before they have to worry about seed rounds or hiring pushes.

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L.A. Area Chamber announces new director of Bixel Exchange Startup Development Program

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LOS ANGELES, CA — The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce today welcomed Kat Yalung as the new director of Bixel Exchange’s Startup Development Program – a Small Business Development Center (SBDC) partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Bixel Exchange is the Chamber’s emerging technology center. In this role, Yalung will lead the development and implementation of Bixel Exchange’s core business advisory services, helping foster more than 200 tech startups each year.

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Bixel Exchange celebrates three years of strengthening Los Angeles' tech sector

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The Los Angeles region has been a hub of innovation and commerce since its earliest days. But as recently as five years ago, the City − known for its bright lights and big screens -- was still very much in the shadows of Silicon Valley when it came to technology.

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A look back at our success

2015 was an exponential growth year for us. Join us in a look back at our success!

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Bixel Exchange Connects LA’s Tech Entrepreneurs with Key Advisors

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There’s no denying that LA’s tech scene is exploding at an enormous pace. 

Fueled by a combination of the area’s emerging strength in venture capital, homegrown engineering talent, maturing startups, and city-backed initiatives, Los Angeles is becoming a talent magnet for locals and new arrivals to build their digital dreams.

But if you have a good idea, where do you begin?

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Innovation: Finding help from above in the city of angels

nzherald.pngLook no further than Los Angeles, the fastest-growing region for innovation within the United States and a case study for the development of a fast moving high-tech economy.

Though existing in Silicon Valley's massive shadow, Los Angeles has undergone substantial change to move from being the creative capital of the Western world to a thriving hub for technology and entrepreneurs.

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Tech Startup Lands Angel Investors Thanks to Bixel Exchange

sbdcla.pngAs a leather goods merchandiser for Louis Vuitton, James Chang saw something missing in the world of fashion. “Clients would come in with clippings from magazines or pictures on their phone and want to buy the item, but didn’t know where to get it,” explains Chang. So Chang and business partner Chirag Shah, who met in business school, came up with the idea for Frenzy, a website that compiles content from popular fashion magazines, blogs and websites. More than that, however, Frenzy is a “Shazam for fashion” where users can search for products using words or images, find them and buy them instantly.

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Forging Links to Los Angeles

LABJ_LOGO.pngOP-ED: Leaders from public and private sectors must step up to ensure local tech community continues to click. By Sean Arian.

L.A.’s tech scene is taking off. But how fast, how far and in what direction? And what role, if any, is there for L.A.’s business, civic and political leadership to play?

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SoCal Tech - Bixel Exchange Launch

Bixel Exchange Launches New Startup Center

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Adding one more startup incubator/accelerator to the long list in Los Angeles, Bixel Exchange launched Thursday, to offer up mentoring and classes to local startups. The new center was created by the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce. According to the Bixel Exchange, the new technology center will provide mentors and advisors, informatoin and educaiton, and connections to the local community. The center will focus on adtech, mobile, digital and social media, gaming and clean tech.

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LA Times - Development center for tech start-ups launches in Los Angeles

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When tech entrepreneurs look back at their bumpy launches, a common lament is, “If only I had known.”

To shorten the list of regrets for the next Snapchat or Facebook, the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce and Small Business Administration on Thursday launched Bixel Exchange, a small-business development center focusing on technology start-ups

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