Here’s What’s Happening at LA Tech Week

LA Tech Week is ready to take over the city with presentations, panels, and networking events.

Registration is on an event-by-event basis, with the full list of events here. While many events—such as dot.LA co-founder and Executive Chairman Spencer Rascoff’s Tuesday presentation—are sold out, there is still plenty to do as the week kicks off.

From crypto meet-ups to comedy roasts, here’s what to explore at LA Tech Week.


Monday:

LA Tech Week Hackathon: This week-long event lets designers, data scientists and engineers collaborate to explore how tech can make LA a better city. Featuring panels, workshops and one-on-one sessions, groups of up to four will be judged by people from companies such as Google, Coinbase and TikTok. The virtual kick-off is Aug. 15.

Female Founders and Funders Meetup: Alpaa.io CEO Manuela Seve and UMANA House of Funds founder Ba Minuzzi are hosting a space for female founders and investors to network and forge connections. Aug. 15 from 5 pm to 8:30 pm in Venice.

CryptoMondaysLA: blu3dao’s Jess Furman will explore the future of Web3 and acquiring funding for new media projects. Aug. 15 from 6 pm to 8 pm in Venice.

Tuesday:

Scaling the Data-Driven Way: Learn how data infrastructure can help scale your business from Libgem Analytics, a software company dedicated to data-informed growth. Aug. 16 from 12 pm to 1 pm in Santa Monica.

Film, Visual, Metaverse, NFT Creators Showcase & Mixer: AI video and music licensing and mapping platform AV Mapping hosts an NFT creatives, metaverse artists and visual filmmakers meet-up to demonstrate how AI-informed music can change content creation. Aug. 16 from 1 pm to 4 pm in Venice.

Founder Panel: Building Startups in LA: Weekly startup newsletter Unicorner will bring together founders from Subject, Elude, SoLo Funds, Ruth Health, Jurny, Topia and Sugar to discuss LA’s startup ecosystem. In-person registration is closed, but metaverse attendance remains open. Aug. 16 from 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm in Glendale.

Scaling Up: The Transition from Venture to Growth w/ 3L, Jump Capital, March Capital and Stripes: 3L, Jump Capital, March Capital and Stripes will join Gamefan’s Joe Ferencz, Metropolis’ Alex Israel and DISQO’s Armen Adjemian to discuss taking companies from venture -stage to growth stage. Aug. 16 from 4 pm to 6 pm in Santa Monica.

The Future of Work: Calm Company Love’s Najva Sol, ComplYant’s Shiloh Johnson, Holisticism’s Michelle Pellizzon and Grid110’s Elisabeth Tuttass will discuss how companies can navigate in-person, remote and hybrid work environments. Aug. 16 from 5:30 pm to 7 pm in Hollywood.

Hadrian – Factory Tour, “From SaaS to Space” Panel, and Happy Hour: Aerospace and defense startup Hadrian will walk people through its almost-complete second factory in Torrance. Afterward, Hadrian software engineers and product managers will discuss how they switched from SaaS to space. Aug. 16 from 4 pm to 6:30 pm in Torrance.

Jay Davis Roasts LA Tech Guys: Unwind with comedian Jay Davis as Erik Griffin (“Workaholics”) and Jenn Sterger from “All Elite Wrestling” join actor Jamie Kennedy, as well as actor Esau McGraw and writer J Chris Newberg to roast the LA tech scene. Aug. 16 from 7 pm to 10 pm in Hollywood.

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