Nov 28, 2018
From fashion to aerospace to cleantech to social enterprise startups, innovative founders are using blockchain technology to revolutionize manufacturing & raise capital across the map – inside and outside the cryptocurrency universe. Come join us at this months Dollars & Sense series to learn more about how this technology can impact your business.
Oct 10, 2018
Are you a purpose-drive company, or do you aim for social impact? You might be eligible for investments and grants from surprising sources. This event is part of our Dollars & Sense: Creative Financing series with LACI. Tentative date: Oct 10.
Aug 1, 2018
You can raise capital without angel or venture financing! Learn about creative sources of equity capital to invest in the growth of your company: strategic investing, family offices, the Toronto Stock Exchange, reverse mergers, and more. This event is part of our Dollars & Sense: Creative Financing series with LACI.
May 23, 2018
Debt has a bad rap, but don’t be afraid! Learn how to effectively tap into a wide spectrum of tools to help grow your company, from microfinance and venture debt to asset-based and export financing. This event is part of our Dollars & Sense: Creative Financing series with LACI.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Dec 13, 2016
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.
Dec 1, 2016
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.
Nov 16, 2016
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.
Jun 23, 2016
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.
Jun 22, 2016
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.
Jun 21, 2016
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.
Jun 21, 2016
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.
Jun 17, 2016
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.