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Bixel Exchange announced as Tech Done Right National Challenge winner
Bixel Exchange has been announced as one of the 10 winners of Kapor Center's first-ever Tech Done Right National Challenge. The Challenge recognizes organizations that are building a more diverse and inclusive tech economy across the country. More than 120 applications from 48 U.S. cities were submitted. All of this year's winning organizations focused on increasing representation for people of color in the tech economy through tech talent or entrepreneurship/venture capital programs. As part of the award, Bixel Exchange will receive a $100,000 grant, which will help us to expand our initiatives connecting underrepresented talent from 29 L.A. area community colleges to high-growth jobs and opportunities in tech. Read Kapor Center's full post to learn more about Tech Done Right and all of the award recipients.
Snap Design Academy visits L.A. Philharmonic and Art + Practice
On July 3, our Snap Design Academy students received a special tour of the Walt Disney Concert Hall by the marketing and design team for the L.A. Philharmonic. Led by Amanda Lester, assistant manager, audience development and insights, L.A. Philharmonic, the students learned about the 100-year history of the organization and how their design and communications has evolved to be part of the community.
The following week, the students headed to Leimert Park to visit Art + Practice to learn about how the organization has evolved around the needs of their community. Art + Practice is a small team successfully helping homeless and foster youth break the cycle and find new direction in their lives.
Startup LAunch Tech SBDC welcomes 25 new advisors
Bixel Exchange's Startup LAunch Tech SBDC is thrilled to welcome 25 new advisors, taking the core team of advisors from 15 to 40! Over the past few weeks, we have met incredible individuals invested in the entrepreneur and startup space looking to pass on their knowledge and expertise to new startups. With their own unique specialities and superpowers, these new advisors are ready to start sharing their experience in marketing, fundraising, growth and more.
A day in the life of Bixel Exchange ... Snapshots:
July 12, 15 and 16
Our Startup LAunch Tech SBDC team hosted three onboarding sessions at the L.A. Area Chamber for their newest cohort of startup advisors.
L.A. Tech Talent Pipeline students had another opportunity to visit TOMS headquarters in Playa Vista for a focus group, preview of TOMS upcoming fall and winter lines and a tour of the facilities.
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