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Interested in startups but don't know where to start? Let us help you navigate the tech scene and introduce you to entrepreneurs attempting to change the world. Our free events include "Intro to the LA Startup Community" and "Fireside chats" with some of most well respected CEOs in LA, both of which are followed by drinks and networking

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Master LinkedIn and Get That Job

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THIS EVENT HAS SHIFTED TO A WEBINAR FORMAT. You must RSVP using this link to receive full event webinar information: https://generalassemb.ly/education/master-linkedin-and-get-that-job/los-angeles/135694 **WEBINAR LINK WILL NOT BE PROVIDED THROUGH THIS EVENT PAGE** About This Event: If you're like most people, you created a LinkedIn profile and have since forgotten all about it. Trouble is, 95% of recruiters are using LinkedIn to find candidates for their open roles, so it is a place you'll want to prioritize in your job search. In this workshop, we will help you create a great looking LinkedIn profile that is optimized for recruiter searches. Then we will talk more about how to utilize LinkedIn to connect with the right people within the organizations you're targeting. LinkedIn can be a powerful tool to bump your resume to the top of the pile during your job search. So bring your laptops and let's get ready to master LinkedIn and get that job! Takeaways: - Refresh your LinkedIn profile so it is appealing and optimized for your target roles - Go above and beyond the basic profile so you can truly stand out - Ensure you're set up to be found by recruiters - Learn to utilize LinkedIn as a tool to connect with people in your target organizations About the Instructor: Brooke McCord: Certified Coach, Ama La Vida I am a Certified Coach at Ama La Vida, an innovative coaching company that helps people find and design a life that brings them greater fulfillment and elevated success. I love having deep conversations that lead to deep connection, seeking the truth and asking why, and challenging previous thoughts and beliefs. The things that I love and value did not align with my previous job as a Healthcare Consultant. It was a “good” job, but I never felt ignited or passionate or happy; I never felt like the work I did mattered and was ready to move on. This unhappiness led me on a search to find a job that aligned with who I am, and I’m so happy that it led me to a job where I get to do that for others. I love applying my personal and professional experience to support my clients’ goals. Everyone has a unique approach to finding happiness and wholeness, and I will help you uncover yours. My clients often find success in certain areas yet struggle in others, including career transition, confidence, and leadership. I specialize in helping them uncover their potential and elevate their life and career. If you are interested in learning more about how I can support you or someone you know, please don’t hesitate to get in touch: [masked]. About Our Partners: Ama La Vida: Ama La Vida is an innovative leadership and career coaching company with a mission to help people love what they do. Our certified coaches support individuals to design fulfilling careers and teach managers to coach so they can become more empowering leaders. Through our innovative eCoaching platform, we are making coaching more affordable, scalable and results-oriented than ever before.

Fireside Chat with Jim McKelvey, Co-Founder of Square

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THIS EVENT HAS SHIFTED TO A WEBINAR FORMAT. You must RSVP using this link to receive full event webinar information: https://generalassemb.ly/education/fireside-chat-with-jim-mckelvey-co-founder-of-square/los-angeles/137533 **WEBINAR LINK WILL NOT BE PROVIDED THROUGH THIS EVENT PAGE** About This Event: Join us for a fireside chat with serial entrepreneur, inventor, philanthropist, artist, and author, Jim McKelvey to discuss his new book, THE INNOVATION STACK: Building an Unbeatable Business One Crazy Idea at a Time. The Innovation Stack is a thrilling business narrative that's much bigger than the story of Square. It is an irreverent first-person look inside the world of entrepreneurship, and a call to action for all of us to find the entrepreneur within ourselves and identify and fix unsolved problems--one crazy idea at a time. We'll discuss how Jim fell into the world of startups, the bumpy path of entrepreneurship, how entrepreneurs can pivot during today's climate and what projects he is currently working on. About the Panelists: Terry Rice: Founder, Terry Rice Consulting & Expert-in-Residence, Entrepreneur magazine Terry Rice believes all businesses, no matter how large or small, should have access to the critical resources and information needed to grow. His professional experience includes client-facing roles at organizations including Facebook and Adobe. During his career, he’s consulted hundreds of organizations including Walmart, Bonobos, Warby Parker and FedEx. As a business consultant, he serves as a conduit to make these best practices available - and scalable - to entrepreneurs and small businesses. As the Marketing Expert-in-Residence at Entrepreneur magazine, he provides need to know information through his work as a VIP contributor. He's also the author of the upcoming book Start Your Own Consulting Business: Your Step-By-Step Guide to Success, published by Entrepreneur Media. An engaging and informative presenter, Terry has been a featured speaker at industry events including Social Media Week and SXSW. He also serves as a startup mentor at organizations including Amazon, Techstars and the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute. Terry is a father, husband and proponent of both mental and physical health. His mission is to show people how they can achieve professional success without sacrificing their personal life. Jim McKelvey: Co-Founder, Square Jim McKelvey is a serial entrepreneur, inventor, philanthropist, artist, and author of The Innovation Stack: Building an Unbeatable Business One Crazy Idea at a Time. He is the cofounder of Square, and served as the chairman of its board until 2010, and still serves on the Board of Directors. In 2011, his iconic card reader design was inducted into the Museum of Modern Art. McKelvey founded Invisibly, an ambitious project to rewire the economics of online content, in 2016. He is an Independent Director of the St. Louis Federal Reserve.

The Fabric of Sustainability

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THIS EVENT HAS SHIFTED TO A WEBINAR FORMAT. You must RSVP using this link to receive full event webinar information: https://generalassemb.ly/education/the-fabric-of-sustainability/los-angeles/135719 **WEBINAR LINK WILL NOT BE PROVIDED THROUGH THIS EVENT PAGE** About This Event: From fast fashion to cotton, the list of ways we consume fashion that have an adverse effect on our environment and other species is a long one. But is there hope? The fashion industry is known for creating trends, and now it’s working on its most important trend yet: sustainability. Saving the earth one thread at a time has slowly started to weave its way into the fabric of the fashion industry, and in recent years, new and innovative materials, products and brands that value and centre around people and the planet have started to emerge in the mainstream. These new brands are tackling a range of issues, from the use of materials and the conditions of workers around the world, too shaping consumption patterns and behavior. Learn with us as we talk to fashion companies leading the way In sustainability. Takeaways: - Network with Industry leaders - Understand trends for the sustainable fashion industry - Learn the impact of sustainable shopping and sustainable fashion production - Learn consumption patterns and behaviors within fashion About the Panelists: Annie Agle: Director of Brand and Impact, Cotopaxi In her role as Brand and Impact Director, Annie steers the Cotopaxi’s giving and community efforts and works to create a symbiotic relationship between suppliers, customers, and peers. With a decade of experience in corporate social responsibility, Annie makes sure that every aspect of Cotopaxi’s brand is leverage to generate a positive benefit to society and the communities the company touches. Tina Bridges: CEO, Orlando Fashion Week Tina Tillett Bridges Ceo and Founder of Orlando Fashion Week since 2012. She started Orlando Fashion Week to provide a platform for local fashion designers, models and talent within Central Florida. Tina has been in the fashion industry for over 40 years. She has worked in the apparel manufacturing, numerous retail organizations and was a professor in fashion at The international Academy of Design and Technology. Kathrine Nasteva: Sustainable Fashion Strategist & Co-Founder, LOZENA Kathrine is a startup founder, international development professional, and a sustainable fashion strategist. She led operations for LOZENA, an ethical luxury womenswear brand, achieving recognition with style influencers, publications such as Vogue and ELLE, and on the runways of international fashion weeks. Prior to realizing her own passion for entrepreneurship, Kathrine collaborated with women leaders in Africa and Latin America & the Caribbean to create impactful training and mentoring programs to help them grow their businesses. Samantha Barela: Co-Founder & President, Seam Seam is the intersection of hospitality, sustainability, and fashion. We are redefining the travel experience by offering the ability to travel lighter and have the perfect rental wardrobe waiting for you in your hotel closet – no extra shopping, packing, or baggage required. Damon Washington: Co-Founder & CEO, Seam Seam is the intersection of hospitality, sustainability, and fashion. We are redefining the travel experience by offering the ability to travel lighter and have the perfect rental wardrobe waiting for you in your hotel closet – no extra shopping, packing, or baggage required.

Learn to Human Better (in a Pandemic)

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THIS EVENT HAS SHIFTED TO A WEBINAR FORMAT. You must RSVP using this link to receive full event webinar information: https://generalassemb.ly/education/learn-to-human-better-in-a-pandemic/los-angeles/129738 **WEBINAR LINK WILL NOT BE PROVIDED THROUGH THIS EVENT PAGE** About This Event: Have your thoughts and actions gone (understandably) off-road recently? Even in normal times, we aren't always wise as to how often we go dark inside our own heads. Not to mention the fact that we have little clue as to where our (inner) light switch is on an average day. So imagine NOW! Thankfully, we have some answers for you. At Handel Group, we teach people how to human better. If Fedex, Google, and Snap (!) can be verbs, why not human? In this webinar, you'll learn the top tips for managing your mind and getting yourself into the right actions each and every day during this time. Yes, even in these extraordinary circumstances. And, yes, even (and especially) from home. About the Speaker: Laurie Gerber: EVP & Head Coach, Handel Group Passionate about personal development, Laurie has been coaching individuals and groups for over 15 years. She spreads her message of empowerment through public speaking at events like the 2019 TedX Brooklyn, live international conferences, one-on-one coaching, virtual coaching courses, and on radio and in TV appearances such as the Dr. Phil Show and the TODAY show. Laurie also hosts daily community coaching calls and regular webinars for groups including General Assembly, AllBright, The Network of Women New York and Zoosk, providing life, sex, and relationship advice to thousands of humans per month. Laurie considers herself an ‘angel recruiter’ because she is busy looking for other people who share her mission to instill more joy and peace in the world. She feels blessed to spend her days doing work that makes her proud and she is inspired by Handel Group clients for having the gumption and guts to look at themselves honestly. She lives in Manhattan with her husband and three kids. About Our Partners: Handel Group: HANDEL GROUP is a renowned corporate consulting and life coaching company dedicated to teaching people how to realize their personal and professional visions. Our straightforward and innovative method has changed the lives of thousands of private and corporate clients and has been taught in over 50 educational programs and institutes of learning including MIT and Stanford Graduate School of Business. THE HANDEL METHOD™ takes a revolutionary approach to life. Through this innovative coaching process, you will come to know and love yourself, resolve your personal history, and manage your mind. You will develop Personal Integrity® and align your heart, mind and actions with your dreams. You will see and understand yourself from a different perspective and experience your life with newfound compassion, humor, and honesty. We specialize in improving the quality of people’s lives on a personal, professional, and educational level through the four divisions of our company.

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Women in Tech: Founders Edition

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