Mar 20, 2018
We are excited to be partnering on the “BOLD: Beyond the Concept” series in 2018. While planning to bring a product to life, finding the right manufacturing partners is an important step. We’ll help you decide when and how you should keep production close to home.
Feb 14, 2018
Is your company’s growth limited by lack of financing? Learn creative avenues to finance your business, from factoring and fintech to ICOs and social impact investments.
Nov 30, 2017
Learn the basics of designing and manufacturing luxury leather bags and shoes at this Factory Tour Workshop at a local factory in Downtown LA. Limited to 12 participants.
Nov 14, 2017
A conversation with Tim O’Reilly, the “Oracle of Silicon Valley,” about his new book “WTF?” Hear his predictions of the future of technology and how it will impact our society and our businesses. Hosted by LiveTalks LA.
Oct 6, 2017
Explore the Arts District with fellow entrepreneurs, manufacturers, local brands, and the business community. Enjoy behind-the-scenes factory tours and demos, mini-workshops at the LA Cleantech Incubator, and an evening V.I.P. celebration hosted by COMUNITY and the LA Mayor’s Office.
Sep 13, 2017
Our inaugural Factory Tour Workshop is aimed at hardware entrepreneurs getting ready to scale their product. We visit an Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) supplier and an injection molding facility. [Click to see photos from the event]
Sep 12, 2017
Join the LADWP, the City of Los Angeles, and other experts to learn how your business can tap into local resources and incentives, in a rap session emceed by host of The Art of Manufacturing podcast Z Holly. This free luncheon is part of WESTEC; we have a limited number of comp tickets available.
Jul 26, 2017
Planning and executing your product launch is critical to thrive–or just survive–in today’s repidly changing landscape of retail. Learn the steps, from pricing and packaging, to customer engagement and the order you approach each channel.
Jun 28, 2017
Why do some products succeed spectacularly and others never take off? Product strategy experts in competitive intelligence, customer insights and design share their perspectives and help two entrepreneurs refine ideas in real-time, in front of the audience.
Jun 15, 2017
Our Chief Instigator Z Holly moderates a panel of makers in apparel, space, and entertainment, as part of the Radical Optimism series that explores what it means to be from LA.
May 31, 2017
Kristine Upesleja, Director of FIDM’s Textiles Lab and Principal at Madisons Innovative Materials, kicks off a conversation with a talk on the future of textiles and how to use them.
Apr 26, 2017
Whether you are a purpose-driven brand or a manufacturer that wants to increase customer loyaty and profits, join Carolyn Casavan to learn how to implement sustainable practices in your factory or supply chain and communicate your commitment to your customers.
Apr 18, 2017
From Indiana to Silicon Valley, automation and the future of work is top of mind. Join us for a premiere of documentary short “Before the Bridge” presented by 72U, followed by a panel discussion moderated by MAKE IT IN LA’s Z Holly. Free event, RSVP mandatory.
Mar 22, 2017
You have a prototype, but now what? Whether you’ve designed a garment or an electronic device, you can work with contract manufacturers (CMs) to get your product manufactured; find out how. Durolabs founder Michael Corr will provide practical advice for getting your product off the ground.
Mar 20, 2017
Join Starburst Accelerator, the TechCouncil of Southern California, and MAKE IT IN LA for an evening with drone industry experts and thought leaders in DTLA. Meet the rising stars of the UAV universe as we discuss the trends, innovations and predict how UAVs are changing the way we live. Use discount code DRTCOSC.
Mar 11, 2017
Ellen Bennett, founder of Hedley & Bennett, hosted one of her renowned #BennettBrunches to celebrate local manufacturing. Entrepreneurs came together to make food and break bread together.
Feb 22, 2017
New digital platforms enable emerging brands to gain awareness quickly and drive sales. Rick Kanter of barrio.la breaks down how to plan and execute your digital strategy. You’ll leave with DIY skills, a practical resource guide, and new confidence about maximizing your social media potential.
Jan 26, 2017
Connect with local talent and the L.A. tech community at this first ever job fair of its kind in LA. Attend for free or host a booth for $100 to meet 4,000+ registered job seekers! This event at the REEF in DTLA will be the who’s who in local tech, so don’t miss an opportunity to connect with potential technologies and partners that could help scale your business.
Jan 25, 2017
The box is the new storefront! In the first “MAKE IT Monthly” event for 2017, learn how you can design a customer experience that leaves a lasting impression. Take a tour of packaging innovator Lumi, hear insights from CEO and founder Jesse Genet, and share ideas with other entrepreneurs and manufacturers.