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🌴 Upcoming: Founders & Investors, Female Funders, Philanthropy, #NFTLA

#014: Want conference insights? Last call for event tomorrow!! Fireside w/ Joshua Y. Lee (Ardius acq by Gusto) & Scott Howard (House of Ventures)

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Welcome to issue #014 of Emerging LA

Happy Tuesday!

Even though the weather is all over the place this week, we have many exciting events over the next few days and in the upcoming weeks!

With events ranging from founder & investor meet-ups to health tech community happy hours, there is something in store for everyone.

Last week, some big conferences took place, and we attended and took notes at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) & USC’s Southern California Blockchain Conference (SCBC).

A question for you all: 

Would you be interested in a bonus issue filled with insightful notes & takeaways from these conferences?

👉 Reply and let me know!

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.

The 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!

Enjoy the read, and see you soon.🌴

Events in this Issue:

  • Featured Event: 

    • LA Investors & Founders in Culver City - tomorrow night! (3/27)

  • More Events:

    • Harvard Alumni talk on Indigenous nations in DTLA (4/9)

    • HealthTech LA at Cedar Sinai in West Hollywood (4/11)

  • Others

    • The Female Funders Club (03/27)

    • Venice Innovator Party: #NFTLA (03/28)

    • Democracy in Action: Philanthropy's Role in 2024 (04/02)

🔥 Featured Event

Our top event that we recommend you check out!

LA Founders & Investors on 3/27 in Culver City!

Join us tomorrow night for our joint event with AI LA!

The LA Founders & Investors event has proven to be a community favorite every month.

We have filled 166 slots of the 200, which is the venue’s capacity. Last chance to sign up!

See the agenda:

  • ​6pm: Networking

  • 7pm: Fireside chat between:

    • Joshua Y. Lee (Founder of Ardius, acq. by Gusto)

    • Scott Howard (GP of House of Ventures)

  • 9pm: Close

⚠️ Please pre-register, as space is limited. Tickets are required for entry and will not be sold at the door.

One guest per ticket– please have QR code open upon arrival.

More Events

Upcoming events from our team and community partners!

Healthtech LA Panel & Cocktails on 4/11 in West Hollywood

Immerse yourself in the heart of LA's thriving healthtech, medtech, & life sciences startup scene!

Hear from local industry leaders on how to navigate LA’s growing ecosystem.

This is hosted by Emerging LA, Chasing Rainbows, Cedars Sinai Health Ventures, Sunset Ventures, and Mercury bank.

👉 Click here to sign up

Harvard Alumni talk on Indigenous nations on 4/9 in DTLA

Join us for a gathering of Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) alumni from Greater Los Angeles!

​The meetup will have a fireside chat titled "Sovereignty Matters: HKS builds its capacity to serve Indigenous nations".

HKS alumni will be prioritized, but if there is room, we will accept Harvard alumni from other schools and our friends from LA interested in policy.

Feel free to sign up; we will do our best to accommodate.

👉 Click here to sign up

📆 Other Events

Additional events that you may see us at around LA!

The Female Funders Club (03/27)

Join our network of female investors, which includes angels, LPs, GPs, and more, dedicated to empowering women in tech investment. This event focuses on education, community building, and sharing investment opportunities, exclusively for tech-oriented investors looking to start or advance their journey.

👉 Click here to sign up!

VIP: Venice Innovator Party #NFTLA (03/28)

​Join us for a beautiful evening. The market's bullish turn promises a night of vibrant conversations and genuine connection. Mingle with the community's brightest as we unveil a revolutionary announcement to redefine the NFT landscape. Celebrate the future with us, under the bright lights, and be part of the next big leap forward.

👉 Click here to sign up!

Democracy in Action: Philanthropy's Role in 2024 (04/02)

Join us on April 2, 2024, from 6:30-8:30 pm at Sawubona, Marina del Ray, CA, for a pivotal event on enhancing our democracy through philanthropy. Gain insights from leaders like Tiana Epps-Johnson and network with those safeguarding our democratic processes.

👉 Sign up here

(mention Brandon Hoffman from Sunset/Emerging LA in question #6)

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