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MAKE IT Textiles

May 31, 2017

MAKE IT – Future Textiles: How to Use Tomorrow’s Materials Today

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.

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Jun 28, 2017

More MAKE IT Monthly Events to Come!

Join us every fourth Wednesday of the month for our #MAKEITMonthly events for talks aimed at helping manufacturers and entrepreneurs embrace business and technology trends to scale their businesses and connect with each other. Join our community and never miss an inviation. Click here for our calendar of regional events.

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Past Events

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    May 3, 2017

    SwitchPitch Los Angeles

    Enterprises pitch the startups! MAKE IT IN LA is pleased to support this unique opportunity for established companies and government agencies in the space sector to discover and source innovative startup solutions.

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    Apr 26, 2017

    MAKE IT – Purpose-Driven Manufacturing: Improve Your Bottom Line with Ethical and Sustainable Practices

    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.

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    Apr 18, 2017

    Hello, Tomorrow

    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.

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    Mar 22, 2017

    MAKE IT – From Prototype to Scale: How to Partner with Contract Manufacturers

    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.

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    Mar 20, 2017

    LA Drone Summit

    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.

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    Brunch table

    Mar 11, 2017

    #BennettBrunch

    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.

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    Feb 22, 2017

    MAKE IT – Social Media for Emerging Products: DIY Tips for Big Results

    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.

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    Jan 26, 2017

    TechFair LA

    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.

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    Jan 25, 2017

    MAKE IT – Direct-to-Consumer Packaging: Delighting your Customer in a New Era of Retail

    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.

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    Dec 13, 2016

    Authentic Radicalism

    MAKE IT IN LA partners with Not Just a Label, for the latest in their Authentic Radicalism series, bringing together radical thinkers, vanguards and industry-shakers at NeueHouse Hollywood to discuss redefining LA’s place on the fashion axis. Watch the live stream at notjustalabel.com at 11am Pacific.

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    Dec 1, 2016

    MAKE IT MONTHLY – Smart Prototyping: Turning Your Idea into a Real Product

    Learn from three experts how to take your product idea through proof of concept, and prepare it for full scale manufacturing. Networking and tour of newly opened Advanced Prototyping Center follows. Hosted by the LA Cleantech Incubator.

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    Nov 16, 2016

    How to “Make It” in L.A. – an evening of drinks and dialogue

    The MiA (Made in America) Project co-hosts an evening of drinks and discourse aimed at designers, manufacturers, and retail brands, about the state of affairs of the manufacturing community in Los Angeles.

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  • Oct 19, 2016

    CM Roundtable – Hardware

    Contract manufacturers in hardware share best practices.

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    Oct 7, 2016

    CM Roundtable – Softgoods and Apparel

    Contract manufacturers in apparel and soft goods share best practices.

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    CM Tours

    Aug 19, 2016

    Karl Kani #makermeet

    Urban streetwear pioneer Karl Kani opened his studio for our first #makermeet.

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    Jun 23, 2016

    The Future of Sustainable and Healthy Food

    L.A. Prep hosts a conversation for MAKE IT IN LA Week with local food production innovators who are reimagining sustainable and healthy food, using new approaches from biotechnology and hydroponics to new ecommerce and delivery models.

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  • Jun 22, 2016

    Locally Made: From Idea to Successful Retail Brand

    MAKE IT IN LA partner Localism hosts a luncheon at Maker City LA for MAKE IT IN LA Week. Leading members of the locally made movement sit down with West Coast editor of Entrepreneur magazine to explore how a brand can take a good idea through design and local production, and bring it to market in a competitive retail environment.

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    Jun 21, 2016

    The Future of Manufacturing

    To kick off MAKE IT IN LA Week, L.A. Mayor Garcetti and his team unveil the results of the MAKE IT IN LA Study followed by a conversation with local manufacturing pioneers about the future of manufacturing, entrepreneurship, and what it means to make in LA.

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    Jun 21, 2016

    Aerospace Makers Social

    MAKE IT IN LA partner Starburst Accelerator and friends host an evening with manufacturing industry leaders discussing the “Factory of the Future,” to share views on how advanced materials, robotics, IoT, deep learning and other trends are shaping the future of aerospace and high-­tech manufacturing, as part of MAKE IT IN LA Week.

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    Jun 17, 2016

    MAKE IT IN LA Week

    Join the MAKE IT IN LA coalition in celebrating President Obama’s National Week of Making June 17-23, with carefully curated events across industries from aerospace to retail brands and food, kicking off with the launch of L.A. Mayor Garcetti’s MAKE IT IN LA initiative.

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