The showcase will feature groundbreaking technology from InVenture, ThrdPlace, iSocialite, AppMyForm, Recargo, City Innovation Group, and RideAmigos Corp. From web to widgets to mobile apps, these start-ups service entire municipal populations to increase civic engagement and improve the lives of citizens. The ticketed event will provide all attendees with early access, free consulting, and free use of these new tech-for-change products.
This event is being hosted in conjunction with Mayor Villaraigosa’s press conference at Hub LA on Monday April 1 in which the City of Los Angeles’ new “MyLA311” app will be officially unveiled. This new City mobile application allows Angelenos to submit 311 service requests, locate city resources, and pay city bills through their smartphones. By taking advantage of a smartphone’s GPS and camera, the app promises to make reporting complaints and finding city services simpler and more accessible.
On April 3, Hub Los Angeles will also announce it’s exciting partnership with the newly formed Technology Center created by the LA Chamber of Commerce and the Small Business Development Center. The Technology Center will provide advising, and resources for Hub LA member start-ups.
“As home to a new generation of business leaders and start-ups dedicated to building a sustainable economy, Hub Los Angeles has created a community of values-aligned entrepreneurs fueled by collaboration and innovation,” says Elizabeth Stewart, CEO, Hub Los Angeles. “The six start-ups featured at the Civic Innovation Showcase—all of whom are Hub LA members—are representative of this drive to use business to enhance our civic lives in Los Angeles and beyond. The wave of entrepreneurs using tech to drive social change is about to explode in Los Angeles. The city is a playground for social entrepreneurs driven by the need to solve large urban issues.”
Civic Innovation Showcase and MyLA311 Launch Party
Hub Los Angeles 830 Traction Avenue, Third Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90013 Parking lot fee $5-$7: free street parking available on Traction Ave.