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🌴 New Events: Spatial XR Samsung Meetup at AWE Conference & more

#021: Samsung Spatial XR Meetup at AWE, AI's Future of Work w/ Kindo & Riot Ventures, Future of Creativity w/ Lightspeed Faction

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📃 Summary of Issue #021

New Emerging LA Events - June 10, 2024

The month of Grads & Dads! June is gearing up to be a busy month before everyone heads off to vacation in July.

Kids are already starting to have graduation ceremonies, and Father’s Day is this coming weekend.

Here in LA, an exciting new initiative called #EarlyStageLA is collaborating with local communities to make June a productive month of meetups & events for founders & investors around town.

This month will be busy for Emerging LA, with 4 events on the docket!

This month, there will be something for everyone, with every type of emerging technology making its way into the event themes: spatial XR, AI (yes, more AI AI AI), and blockchain digital assets.

More importantly, I love discussing how emerging tech will impact the industries and experiences that matter in our everyday lives.

I am excited about the events, which feature panelists, themes, and attendees from various industries: consumer, Media, Gaming, Design, Sports, the Future of Work, and Cybersecurity.

Hope to see you at one (or more) of the following events!

 Hint: Try to catch the lightning deal below ⚡ 😉 

Emerging LA hosts events that you don’t want to miss!

Spatial XR Mixer with Samsung at AWE Conference in Long Beach (Wed 6/19)

Come to Long Beach for the AWE 2024 Conference, the world's largest event for AR/VR, and meet the Emerging LA tech community for happy hour!

​We welcome all founders, investors, and operators excited about emerging technology that will unlock spatial experiences across all industries and everyday life.

​This event's co-hosts will be Michael Shim (Samsung Next) and Brandon Hoffman (Sunset Ventures).

Note: Early-bird tickets end in 2 days on June 12th!

Future of Work x AI - Mixer and Panel with Kindo AI in Santa Monica (Thur 6/27)

​Hear how AI will advance the future of work, especially regarding data privacy and cybersecurity.

Come listen to a fireside chat between an accomplished founder and an investor who was an early believer!

  • Ron Williams (Co-Founder/CEO of Kindo.AI): 3X founder, and 3X Security executive at 3X Unicorns - Riot Games, Clover Health, Bird Global. Kindo has raised over $30M in capital and is one of the hottest AI companies in Los Angeles.

  • Steve Marcus (Co-Founder/General Partner at Riot Ventures): Steve’s current portfolio includes Desktop Metal, Toast, and Shield AI, and his prior investments include Okta and Stripe. Previously, he founded 6 hardware/software companies. Riot is an LA-based multi-stage VC firm.

​​The co-hosts will be Brandon Hoffman (Sunset Ventures), Todd Terrazas (AI LA), and Janet Feldman (Diversis Capital).

Note: Early-bird tickets end this week on June 14th! … but the earliest will catch the free ⚡ deal

Future of Creativity - Mixer and Panel with Lightspeed Faction in Santa Monica (Fri 6/28)

Hear how emerging technologies will shape the future of creativity and the media industry, especially regarding content creation, IP, royalties, and ownership.

​​​The co-hosts are Wharton Digital Asset Club's Brandon Hoffman (Sunset Ventures) and ​Timothy Khoury (Lightspeed Faction), and in collaboration with Todd Terrazas (AI LA).​​​

  • ​​TBA - panelist

  • ​​TBA - panelist

Note: Early-bird tickets end this week on June 14th!

More Events

Go check out our friends’ upcoming events!

Investors on Tap: Untapped Ventures in Glendale (6/11)

Untapped Ventures is an early-stage fund in Glendale that is on a mission to help uplift humanity.

​By leveraging our powerful network and unique methodology, we found and fund companies that Uplift Humanity through AI.

👉 Click HERE to sign up


Come hang out at the beach with AI founders and investors. Space is limited, so only founders and investors will be approved.

AI LA collaboration with Emerging LA and Sunset Ventures as part of the #EarlyStageLA initiative.

👉 Click HERE to sign up

LA Summer Party by Wharton + Penn at Automotive Museum (7/18)

​The Wharton Club of Southern California and Penn Club of Los Angeles are excited to invite Wharton and Penn alumni and their guests to our Summer Gala event at the Petersen Automotive Museum. (open to non-alumni!)

In what promises to be a unique experience, we will be eating, drinking, and socializing amidst some of the most iconic cars in history.

👉 Click HERE to sign up

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