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#008: Investors & Founders with AI LA, Wharton & Harvard, Gaming Meetup, Love Noir, SoCal Alliance Climate Tech MCJ, Healthcare with Techstars ScaleHealth, Female Funders Club

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Welcome to issue #008 of Emerging LA

For those who don’t know me (yet) – hello! 👋

I'm Brandon Hoffman, the founder of Emerging LA. After stints on Wall Street and Silicon Valley, I was excited to return home to Southern California in 2019 and settle in Los Angeles.

My vision for Emerging LA is an IRL community that unites people together to unlock LA’s full potential as a top emerging tech ecosystem in the world!

I believe in the power of community because community changed my life

My goal is for this community to play a role in shaping yours.

Enjoy the read, and see you soon! 🌴

Events in this edition:

  • Featured: LA Founders & Investors with AI LA

  • Upcoming: Wharton & Harvard, Gaming Meetup

  • Others: Love Noir, Climate Tech, Healthcare, Female Funders Club

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The top event we recommend you check out!

LA Founders & Investors (Santa Monica): 02/21 Wednesday 5-8p​​

We are happy to announce that we will be hosting another LA Founders and Investors event due to popular demand.

Hosted by AI LA, Emerging LA, and Sunset Ventures.

In our previous event, we had 200+ attendees and fireside chats with the founding partner of Mucker Capital and the co-founder and CEO of Honey, which sold to PayPal for $4B!

​Join us again for an evening of connection and inspiration at a fireside chat with a local entrepreneur and investor.


  • ​5pm: Networking

  • 6pm: Fireside chat with two special guests*

  • 8pm: Close

*Please note: The VIP guests will be revealed closer to the event day.

​​This has a paid ticket in order to make sure it is a high quality event and opening it up to everyone.

No approval process is required!

But hurry up…

We are already at 50% after opening up this week, and will offer guaranteed admission until we reach 100%.

👉 Sign up here!

Upcoming events from our team for various audiences, topics, and themes!

Wharton & Harvard VC Happy Hour (Santa Monica): 02/09 Friday 5-6:30p

Join us in celebrating Wharton MBA students on their LA VC trek!

Open to Penn & Wharton grads, Harvard alumni, LA-based Ivy alumni, local school alumni, and tech & venture enthusiasts.

Hosted by Emerging LA with the Wharton (VC Club & SoCal Alumni) and Harvard (local chapters for HBS, Harvard alumni, and HKS).

Click here to sign up!

Gaming Meetup (arcade in Sherman Oaks): 02/13 Tuesday at 6:30-8p

For those of you who don’t make it out to the DICE Summit, join us for a local celebration.

Come meet gaming friends, studios, operators, investors, and startups at LA’s best arcade bar! Hosted by Emerging LA and Brandon Hoffman.

Click here to sign up!

📆 Other Local Events

Additional events that you may see us at around LA!

Love Noir: Valentines Day Soirée: 02/17 Saturday at 6-9p

Indulge in a soiree of elegance and flavor at this exclusive evening of upscale networking, food delights + wine pairings, and philanthropic patronage in support of Feed The Need LA, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Hosted by BTS California and Vis-A-Vis Hospitality.

Click here to sign up!

The Female Funders Club: 02/22 Thursday at 5.30-7.30p

This will be the third monthly gathering of the Female Funders Club (FFC) in LA, exclusively for investors. This is a great opportunity to meet with like-minded women and advance in the world of tech investing. These monthly meetups are dedicated to networking, empowerment, sharing insights, and fostering community.

Click here to sign up!

Welcome to LA: Hosted by ScaleHealth, Sidebench, Techstars Healthcare, BioscienceLA, and StartUp Health: 02/25 Sunday at 5.00-7.00p

ScaleHealth, Sidebench, Techstars Healthcare, BioscienceLA, and StartUp Health are teaming up to provide an extraordinary happy hour event. We hope to see you at this evening of networking, collaboration, and celebration with the leading innovators in HealthTech. The evening will be sponsored by Mercury, UBS, Fenwick, and Clearwater.

Click here to sign up!

Climate Tech AMA with MCJ Collective & Third Derivative (virtual): 02/27 Tuesday at 3.00-3.45p

Join us for an exclusive AMA session tailored for climate tech startup founders! Get insights and advice on scaling your venture directly from seasoned investors Cody Simms and Pilar Carvajo Lucena, with moderation by tech startup expert and investor Iván Markman. 

Click here to sign up!

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