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February 27, 2018

MAKE IT is hiring! Apply now

Join our team! We are excited to announce we are hiring our first full-time staff member. We are seeking a self-starting Program Coordinator as we take the organization to the next level and launch our new Catalyst Program.

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Los Angeles Manufacturing Ecosystem Study

The MAKE IT IN LA initiative was inspired by a comprehensive study of businesses across Los Angeles County, with a survey of 1600 companies, in-depth focus groups, and GIS analysis that uncovered some important opportunities to support and connect manufacturing entrepreneurs. Learn more with this interactive StoryMap.


The Art of Manufacturing


episode bonus

September 7, 2017

Kevin Czinger: Divergent 3D

3D printing micro-factories—not electric vehicles—might be the key to sustainability and innovation. We learn why, from the CEO of Divergent 3D.

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episode bonus (segment)

Jeff Krause: Society of Manufacturing Engineers

The CEO of SME shares his insights on manufacturing trends plus a sneak peek at what to expect at WESTEC next week in this segment of the latest episode.

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episode 14 (season two)

June 15, 2017

Courtney Nichols Gould: SmartyPants Vitamins

How to launch and grow a consumer product in a complex retail environment.

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episode 13 (season two)

June 8, 2017

Rodney Brooks: Rethink Robotics

Busting myths about the future of the workforce, with a serial entrepreneur and AI visionary

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