Dear friends and colleagues, 

Fall is here, and there is so much is going on it makes my head spin: a new business portal, events, programs. Want to host an event for Manufacturing Day or Innovation Week? See below! Also, we are seeking contract manufacturers that are willing to share their best practices working with emerging companies. Please pass the news along to others that might be interested.

Also, I can't belive the first season of The Art of Manufacturing podcast is close to wrapping up already. It felt like just yesterday when I was still learning the ropes, but since, we've garnered thousands of listeners, heard from fans around the country, and gained five-star reviews on iTunes. Helping amazing entrepreneurs tell their stories has been so rewarding. Thanks for all of your support! Please subscribe on iTunes to catch up on episodes and keep listening into season two.


Krisztina 'Z' Holly
Chief Instigator, MAKE IT IN LA
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LA Business Portal

LA is open for business! By popular demand, the City of Los Angeles has created the LA Business Portal, an easy-to-use single interface for registering your business across all levels of government. Access it from your desktop or mobile device. Check it out!

Contract Manufacturing

Our manufacturing study revealed a big opportunity to connect contract manufacturers with entrepreneurial customers, best practices, and each other. We are engaging contract manufacturers now to help advise us on future programming. Contact us if you want to help.

Manufacturing Day

On October 7, local factories and facilities will be opening their doors to the public to celebrate this White House inspired national celebration of manufacturing! Are you a manufacturer? You can still get added to the map! More information here:

Manufacturing is Sexy!

The Art of Manufacturing podcast has taken off to rave reviews, featuring weekly conversations with inspiring entrepreneurs. Get a sneak peak into what it takes to "make it"--from goat soap and hip-hop fashion to advanced materials and food tech. Subscribe now and never miss an episode. Help us grow our community: tell your friends and connect on our Facebook Group.

LA Innovation Week 

October 6-21 LA celebrates Innovation Week, from tech and making to the arts and civic engagement. Who says a week has to be seven days? There is way too much happening in LA to limit it to a week! Add your event to the calendar, or register for one of more than a hundred events.

Karl Kani #makermeet

Urban streetwear pioneer Karl Kani opened his studio to an intimate group of social media influencers for MAKE IT IN LA's first #makermeet. The goal of #makermeets is to spotlight movers and shakers around LA, and show that manufacturing is sexy! More information here, and listen to Karl's inspiring interview.

Community Profile: Noramay Cadena

Cohort 3 is about to begin for L.A.'s only pure hardware accelerator, Make in L.A. Learn more about this unique program from it's rockstar co-founder, Noramay Cadena in our monthly community profile!

Get Connected!

Our coalition of partners is busy hosting events from a Debt Financing Webinar by Food Centricity to Laser Cutters and Beer at HexLab Makerspace. Check out our event page and calendar of regional events. Follow us on social media (@wemakeitinla on Twitter and Instagram or our Facebook page) or join the conversation on our Facebook Group The Art of Manufacturing!

For events, episodes, and news, check out the MAKE IT IN LA website.
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