Breaking into Development: LA’s Creative Economy

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We're bringing awareness to the technological revolution that is happening in Los Angeles while educating prospective candidates about the types of skills needed to be competitive in the job market so that communities are informed about the way to market themselves to prospective employers.

Brand Storytelling: 5 Essential Tips for Your Startup’s Success

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There are essential questions to attribute your startup’s success. How should Founders tell their brand story? What role does product play in the brand story? What are tactical ways to drive momentum? How should Founders think about their brand message and brand promise? How did your brand story evolve in the first couple of years […]

December 2021 Pitch Practice

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Join fellow founders for a collaborative session where you will practice your pitch, get feedback, network and level up.

January 2022 Office Hours

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Office Hours are virtual one-on-one meetings where founders connect with industry experts. Sign up for Office Hours to build your venture, fine tune your brand, expand your professional network, and learn the ins and outs of startup funding.

Raised a Series A — Now What?

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Join us for a Q&A and fireside chat style conversation with Joe Fernandez. Joe will be sharing his unique story and breaking down the key milestones in raising a Series A (or higher) and the process that follows. Joe Fernandez is a three time founder. His past two companies (Klout and Joymode) were acquired, and […]

Pitch Practice

Thurs, April  21, 2022 4:00 PM PST Online Register Now ← View All Events  

Finding Your Customers: Tips for Success

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Join the PledgeLA, Grid110 and Plug In South LA teams to learn more about how founders can better understand their customers when it comes to markets, customer profiles, how to connect with them and more! We’re excited to invite Kendra Bracken-Ferguson, Founder of BrainTrust, who will lead a discussion on customer engagement best practices for early stage […]

Data Visualization Strategies for Effective Storytelling for Pitch Decks and Presentation

Join us to learn about chart types and features to effectively communicate important information. We’ll discuss templates and approaches to blending narrative with data insights, and we’ll share guidance on color and shape selection with additional data visualization principles. Juan Sebastian Vasquez is a data practitioner currently working with a digital media company focused on […]

Let’s Talk Money: How to Level Up Your Financial Pitch

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​Join the PledgeLA, Grid110 and Plug In South LA teams to learn more about what investors are looking for when it comes to early-stage business finances, and how to pitch your company when you’re pre-revenue or building traction. We’re excited to invite Kameale Terry, Founder of ChargerHelp!, who will lead a discussion on how to level up […]