Why has tech failed to deliver to improve teaching and learning?

As we’ve mentioned in past blog posts, the Los Angeles area is poised to be the shining example of collaborative progress between tech companies, government, and community. This is why we get so excited when we meet with other thought leaders in the area who see pain points in this tech-government-community Venn diagram and are …

Neil Spears
Neil Spears

Who is my Representative and how do I get in touch with them?

At ScaleLA, we’ve gotten this question a few times. “Who is my representative at city hall, in Sacramento, and/or in Congress?” Fortunately, this question is easy to answer, the harder question is the follow up: “Okay, so what is the easiest way to get in touch with my representative?” The easiest answer is, “Join ScaleLA. …

Taylor McPartland
Taylor McPartland

Your Business AND Government or VERSUS Government

In California, the most heavily regulated state in the nation, it’s easy to ask the question: is it a matter of your business AND government or VERSUS government?  A visit to the State of California’s somewhat-consolidated permit and regulation website demonstrates that even the most mundane business turns up pages of related federal, state, and sometimes …

Will Semmes
Will Semmes

3 Reasons Why Startups Should Work With Government

If you’re an entrepreneur in  today’s political climate, it can be difficult to see why startups should work with government. Turn on the news and you’re bombarded by a constant stream of political infighting that seems to have little impact on your business. It’s tempting to tune this out and focus your energy back on …

Taylor McPartland
Taylor McPartland