Hub LA is about the power of people taking action for a better world. Our mission is to drive social innovation forward in Los Angeles. Anchored by 8,000 square feet of creative space for working, meeting, and gathering in the heart of the Arts District in Downtown LA, we curate a talented, diverse cross-section of Angelenos interested in making impact. Our member services and programs combine the best of an innovation lab, cafe, business accelerator, shared office space, and community center to create a culture rich for meaningful encounters, productive work sessions, exchange and inspiration, the keys to driving social innovation forward. Hub LA is part of the global Impact Hub Network.
Learn Do Share (LDS) is a grassroots innovation engine; a combination of events, labs and peer production. We are a community for open collaboration, design fiction and social innovation. LDS is led by Lance Weiler and a global team of data scientists, storytellers, technologists, and designers. The three words LEARN, DO and SHARE embody our philosophy: we learn from everyone. we do by prototyping. we share what we learn. Our events and labs are gatherings for ad-hoc groups to meet, ideate and work out concepts for a common good. Our peer production cycles help groups stay together to co-create prototypes of their collective imaginations. The most prominent examples are Caine’s Arcade, My Sky Is Falling, and The BUKE. Our books, documentaries and projects are carried forth by our participants to inspire other people to do the same. LDS works closely with Freedomlab to run, think and do labs, around the world focused on social innovation.
Tech Bullpen is an ongoing initiative of Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin, providing a forum for civic and tech leaders to connect and innovate with local government. Tech Bullpen was spurred by the launch of the city’s first open data site ControlPanel.LA and the desire of many Angelenos to put the City’s data to work for the public good. We’re opening up the doors and the books of City Hall to designers, coders, hackers, data wonks, and folks interested in rolling up their sleeves to make good things happen in our city. Let’s get to work.
LA2050 is an initiative to create a shared vision for the future of Los Angeles, and to drive and track progress toward that vision. We achieve this through research and reporting, online and offline events, and capital development. Spearheaded by the Goldhirsh Foundation, LA2050 has looked at the health of the region along well-defined indicators, and made informed projections about where we’ll be in the year 2050 if we continue on this current path.
inLA is a membership organization comprised of leaders of technology companies, venture capital firms, serial entrepreneurs, major universities and growth-focused professional services firms who share a common vision for expanding and improving Los Angeles’s growth economy and attaining recognition as the world’s hub for boundless creativity and innovation.
The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, as a trustee for the current and future welfare of the region, seeks the full prosperity of the Los Angeles area. The Chamber champions economic prosperity and quality of life for the Los Angeles region by being the voice of business, promoting collaboration and helping members grow.