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Intro to the LA Startup Community w/Mike Macadaan

This free talk is an orientation to help newcomers to the startup scene get acquainted with the exciting world of tech in Los Angeles. We will canvas key events/meetups to attend, people, companies, VCs, blogs, hot issues, and more. Learn the role of key players such as Los Angeles UX & UI Meetups, Startup Weekend, Creative Mornings, Maker Studios, Machinima, Nation Builder, Factual, Riot Games as well as Science Inc and the Accelerator / Incubator ecosystem. Afterwards you are welcome to network with a number of prominent folks in the ecosystem.

For more information or to RVSP, go to: https://generalassemb.ly/education/intro-to-the-la-startup-community/los-angeles/6875

About Mike Macadaan 
Mike is Co-founder & Partner at Science, leading brand & design initiatives for companies such as Dollar Shave Club and DogVacay. He's a user experience, design and brand pro, as well as an entrepreneur. With a background in interaction design, visual design and product development, Mike has developed and improved products for over 14 years. His experience in creating multidisciplinary strategies and tactics to solve research, design, and differentiation problems has repeatedly lead to positive results. 


Prior to Science, Mike was the Creative Director behind the Myspace redesign. In this role, Mike was at the forefront of developing contextually appropriate methods towards attracting and developing top talent, user research, interface standards and improving the product experience. This served as the foundation for moving the offering from the legacy social network to a social entertainment destination. 

The majority of Mike’s 14 years of leading companies in the area of UX has been in and around Silicon Valley for companies such as AOL, Intuit, TechTV and numerous startups. While he has a global presence in the greater Product Design community, he resides in Los Angeles. He is actively involved with the local maker community as the inventor of the Cord Taco and Founder of This is Ground, a Los Angeles based leather goods company.


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  • Miki

    One more thing! We'll have a collateral table, so you're welcome to bring promotional flyers/cards to promote your startup, business or service.

    August 13, 2014

  • Miki

    Quick note on parking: there's typically available free street parking in the area or you may also park in the lot adjacent to The Hub. Parking is $10, but Hub validation will get you $5 back from the attendant.

    August 13, 2014

  • Travis C.

    Excited to meet everyone and help others where possible. I designed marketing and seeding plan for "Kobe vs. Messi" for Turkish Airlines, 137MM views.

    1 · August 9, 2014

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