Past Meetup

Women in Tech: Intro to the LA Startup Community

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Presented by: General Assembly + Girls in Tech, Los Angeles + WITI

Instructor: Tara Brown, LA Makerspace

Drinks and snacks will be provided by The Honest Company

This free class is an orientation to help you get acquainted with the exciting world of tech in Los Angeles. In this special Women's edition, we will showcase female founders that have founded amazing companies and canvas key events/meetups to attend. In edition to covering the basics, we will talk about VCs, blogs, hot issues, and other resources you should know about. Don't worry, guys are welcome too!

Girls in Tech (GIT) is a global organization focused on the engagement, education and empowerment of likeminded, professional, intelligent and influential women in technology. Girls in Tech, Los Angeles (GITLA) is committed to mentoring girls of all ages to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and to become future technology leaders. WITI is an organization empowering women in business and technology to attain their professional goals. With a global network of smart, tech-savvy women, WITI has powerful programs and partnerships that provide connections, resources, opportunities and a supportive environment.

Drinks and appetizers will be provided by The Honest Company, a monthly subscription providing parents with non-toxic, ecofriendly, beautiful family products founded by Jessica Alba, Chris Gavigan, Brian Lee and Sean Kane.

About the Instructor:
Tara Brown is an accomplished tech entrepreneur, educator and opinion writer. She is the Technical Director at UC Irvine and the Co-founder and Executive Director of LA Makerspace, a non-profit community space for makers and tinkerers of all ages to create and collabotrate. She also runs Represent.LA, an open-source map of LA tech startups and DIY Girls, a group for women who want to hack on software and harware projets. She previously worked at Microsoft and regularly blogs about women in technology.


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