Bixel Exchange Convenes Leaders in L.A. Tech, Education and Government to Build L.A.'s Tech Talent Pipeline
Bixel Exchange’s Tech Salon highlights career pathways into L.A. tech, and the need for reform
LOS ANGELES, CA — Bixel Exchange, the Center for Innovation & Technology at the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, hosted Tech Salon: How To Get A Tech Job In Los Angeles on Nov. 14, with presenting sponsor California State University, Northridge (CSUN). More than 150 people attended the event at Cross Campus, Santa Monica, to hear panelists from across L.A.’s private and public sectors, including leaders from top tech companies.Read more
When 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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
2015 was an exponential growth year for us. Join us in a look back at our success!Read more
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?Read more
Look 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.Read more
As 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.Read more
OP-ED: Leaders from public and private sectors must step up to ensure local tech community continues to click.
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?Read more
Bixel Exchange Launches New Startup Center
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.