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April 1, 2018

The Art of Manufacturing is Back!

Season Three of The Art of Manufacturing podcast is here, with more innovation, more insights, and more crazy stories from founders and pioneers trying to "make it" in LA and beyond. Find it on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, iHeart Radio, Google Play Music, Stitcher, TuneIn and other popular platforms. Subscribe to never miss an episode!

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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 35

May 16, 2018

Julio Ruiz: LiquidSky Sports

A skydiver with an unusual past delivers custom apparel for action athletes and Hollywood by adopting new digital design and manufacturing technologies.

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episode 34

May 9, 2018

Natasha Case & Freya Estreller: Coolhaus

Cult favorite ice cream brand Coolhaus started in a broken down postal truck at the Coachella music festival. Two founders explain how they’ve stayed true to their quirky past while scaling with manufacturing partners and keeping their marriage intact.

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episode 33

May 3, 2018

Felix Ejeckam: Akash Systems

Space! Diamonds! Startups! Cubesats could soon be streaming live video of anywhere on earth and beaming broadband data to the last three billion people around the globe. This innovator is using his revolutionary diamond composite material to bring this future to life.

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episode 32

April 26, 2018

Ashley Crowder: VNTANA

Holograms and hardware: just one piece of VNTANA’s strategy to become the go-to platform for brands to engage with customers using AR and mixed reality.

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