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Avisare Receives Mayor's Award
Congratulations to Bixel Startup LAunch entrepreneur Sky Kelley of Avisare on being recognized as outstanding small business by the Small Business Administration and the Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti! Kelley was awarded on May 1 at an event kicking off this year’s Small Business Week.
Avisare is a centralized network for all businesses to discover new opportunities, post opportunities and bid for contracts using one universal profile.
Bixel Exchange Partner CSUN Hosts 2nd Annual Bull Ring Challenge
On May 2, Bixel Exchange partner CSUN hosted the 2nd Annual Bull Ring New Venture Competition Finals. As part of the competition, students from CSUN’s David Nazarian College of Business and Economics developed the skills and knowledge necessary to evaluate the feasibility of an idea and to ultimately pitch, launch and grow a new venture. The final five teams pitched their products to a panel of judges for the opportunity to win a trial membership to LACI@CSUN, sponsorships and startup capital. Congratulations to Sleepyhead, an e-commerce sleep startup, on their win! Learn more about the competition.
Check out Startup LAunch's Coworking Day!
On April 27, Bixel Exchange’s Startup LAunch Program hosted its monthly Coworking Day at the L.A. Area Chamber. The event gives our entrepreneurs a space to share ideas and provides an opportunity for cross collaboration between startups in the program. Check out our Snap story from the event!
Calling all L.A. County high school students!
Snapchat stickers are a fun way to add expression to snaps and chats. Every day, Snapchatters can choose from hundreds of colorful stickers designed by Team Snapchat to express their excitement, appreciation, hunger, sleepiness or anything else with a drawing or cartoon.
Together with Snap Inc., we're unleashing the creativity of L.A. students. The challenge: encourage high school students to design a sticker pack themed to High School: A Day in the Life. The student designers of the top 20 sticker packs will have the opportunity to visit Snap Inc. headquarters in Venice for a meet and greet and workshop hosted by the Snapchat design team! Learn more.
Do you have a business idea you want to start?
One of the largest entrepreneurship programs in Latin America is now in Los Angeles! Aiming to inspire and empower Latino and Latina entrepreneurs in L.A., Televisa Foundation and Univision 34 are launching the POSiBLE Accelerator Program, which offers training, tools, access to resources and more opportunities to take early stage startups and business ideas to the next level. The program is free, open and anyone can register and build their business model canvas online until May 6. Top startups will be chosen to present at the POSiBLE LA Entrepreneurship Summit on May 20. Learn more.
A Day in the Life of Bixel Exchange...Snapshots:
General Assembly, Bixel Exchange and the Association of IT Professionals gaining insights from L.A. startup CTOs.
Kara Weber and Lizzie Francis of BrilliantVC dropping knowledge at a Startup Grind event.
Bixel Exchange Co-founder Sean Arian at L.A. City College’s CTE Regional Symposium.
Sean Arian speaking with L.A. City Councilmember Mike Bonin at #HackFosterCareLA.
Until we sync again,