ScaleLA’s Big Foray into Healthcare

ScaleLA’s healthcare focus is taking the next step forward by launching a member’s only healthcare startup studio in West Los Angeles. The 15,000 square feet creative office space is located at the cross-section of Santa Monica, Westwood, Venice, Play Vista, and Culver City. Members will have access to an amazing facility designed for collaboration and …

Kelly Chu
Kelly Chu

Let’s talk about Rent

Before reading this article, please note that there is no agenda in this piece and the thoughts expressed in this piece are those of the author and not necessarily representative of ScaleLA as an organization. Los Angeles is a city of diverse thought. It’s often said that this is one of the rare cities across …

David Turkell
David Turkell

Entrepreneurs: Get Involved

Entrepreneurs throw around the word “disrupt” as casually as “innovate” or “iterate.” Every day, there is a new startup “disrupting” some aspect of the service industry. But do we really need one more service that will deliver food right to our couch? And on-demand valet services are nice, but are they contributing measurable good to …

Taylor McPartland
Taylor McPartland

The Big Picture

There is no more diverse city in the world than Los Angeles and the potential for economic and cultural success at our current time is more promising than ever. With the rise of the Expo Line, public transit has finally bridged the Eastern and Western corners of the city for an affordable cost for the …

David Turkell
David Turkell

Introducing Mentor2Mentor

My name is India Williams and I am proud to serve as the official Program Director for Mentor2Mentor (M2M), ScaleLA’s new entrepreneurial youth mentoring initiative. As a Senior Entrepreneurship and Business Law major at Loyola Marymount University, I understand the potential for endless innovation and originality by all residents of the region, regardless of their …

India Williams
India Williams

The Convergence Between Tech and Politics: 3 Takeaways from the Georgia 6th

Government relations and political professionals have an insatiable appetite to utilize technologically advanced tools for their issue advocacy and political campaigns. As a result, there has never been a better time for leaders in the tech community to insert themselves into the political debate and figure out how to best mobilize voters, solicit contributions, and …

Brian Kaissi
Brian Kaissi

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