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Ulule x Bank of the West Pitch Pitch: Women Entrepreneurs & Impact Makers

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Industrious Los Angeles 5th and Flower

444 Flower Street

#13th floor

Los Angeles, CA 90071

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Hey Los Angeles, are you ready to give a boost to the local entrepreneurial ecosystem? Join us and empower entrepreneurs to take action!

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Bank of the West and Ulule are touring California for the Act for Impact Pitch Pitch Series. These events will showcase female and social impact entrepreneurs who are launching their projects

🎤 A selection of inspiring and creative entrepreneurs will get the chance to pitch their project to you.

⚡️ Your support will give them the boost they need to take their project to the next level! #ActForImpact

🚀 On February 26th, the series will continue in Los Angeles! Join us to be a part of the ActForImpact movement and connect with other local impact makers!

AGENDA OF THE NIGHT

6pm: Doors open; Enjoy hors d'oeuvres and drinks, mingle with other professionals, and meet the entrepreneurs

6:20pm: Welcome presentation

6:30pm: Pitch presentations, judges choose the finalists, audience voting

7:15pm: Networking hour

Drinks and bites will be served!

THE JURY

PROGRAM PREVIEW

Get a glimpse of our recent San Francisco event below

EVENT HOST:

Industrious 5th and Flower: Situated in the heart of downtown LA, this space is located in FourFortyFour South Flower, a striking, 48-story, stainless steel and glass office tower. Featuring three outdoor terraces, sun-drenched rooms, and best-in-class amenities, you've never experienced a workplace quite like this. Learn more here

PARTNER:

Bixel Exchange Center for Tech and Innovation: The Bixel Startup LAunch Tech SBDC is the impact-driven tech incubator at Bixel Exchange, the innovation and tech center of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce. They empower ALL tech entrepreneurs to launch and sustainably scale their companies. Through collaborations with corporate and civic organizations throughout L.A., including accelerators, incubators, co-working spaces, venture capitalists, angel investors and private equity firms, universities, research institutions, innovation labs and government, Bixel helps connect entrepreneurs with valuable information, resources and support within the L.A. tech community. Learn more here.

Bixel's Monthly Coworking Day will happen at Industrious in the afternoon on the 26th. Come check it out and learn more about their mentoring resources

https://february2020coworkingday.splashthat.com/

PROGRAM PREVIEW | TOP IMPACT MAKERS

Get a glimpse of the selected projects below 🌏 🤝 Come meet and get to know these social enterprises, social impact projects, and female entrepreneurs.

One Million Acres Project - Fair-trade indigenous made bracelet that funds the protection of an entire ACRE of endangered rainforest.

Danny Blue is the founder of OMA, a social enterprise with a mission to protect one million acres of endangered rainforest while empowering indigenous artisan communities to rise out of poverty through the sale of our OMA bracelet. Every bracelet sold funds the protection of an entire ACRE of rainforest, the planting of a tree in areas that have already been destroyed, and the creation of a fair trade job for the marginalized indigenous communities that we work with.

Lit Soul Candles - Crystal infused, mindfulness candles made in 'upcycled' soup cans. Every candle purchase provides food and opportunites to someone living on Skid Row.

Lit Soul Candles are crystal infused coconut wax candles made in upcycled soup cans. Every candle purchased provides food to individuals experiencing homelessness. Over the past year, they have developed a unique business model which will allow them to provide job opportunities to those in need! Their goal is to expand the traditional one for one business model by hiring who we help !

Rad Max Vintage - A collection that allows you to connect to people

Laura MacDonald is the founder of this vintage clothing brand that has grown in the last year! She is selling vintage NFL, NHL, NBA, MLB, college, and ski apparel from the 80s & 90s. She started her journey of manufacturing of her own vintage style ski suits and now she’s raising in order to hire a designer & pattern maker for her potential ski suits that she will be selling online.

The Light - A Visual Music Album Stage Production

Margaret De Bellis is the founder of this entertainment production. She will be using the funds for her audiovisual storytelling experience. The live audiovisual show combines multiple art forms and next-generation entertainment technology in a theatre setting. The Light transports audiences into alternate worlds where they will embark on a quest to discover, The Light.

Kheops - make women attractive without being overexposed

Kheops is a clothing brand designed by a young Project Runway participant, Victoria Cocieru. Her clothes are for women who want to be different, stay classy while being unique. Deconstructed designs, fitted or oversized silhouette it's what makes their brand different and unique.

Pete Brown Junior Tennis Program - We're launching local food markets

The Pete Brown Junior Tennis Program is operated at Harvard Park nestled in a residential area of South Central. The Pete Brown Program offers free weekly supervised on-court professional tennis coaching and training to children of all levels from ages 5 to 18 in order to offer them sport opportunities and help them grow their passion.

We are now starting a pilot farmers’ market in the suburbs of LA in order to teach and inspire low income familie about local and healthy food. The first market is going to take place on March 12th. We need the funds in order to expand this program.

Resurrection Dice - transforming the plastic that has been discarded into dice

Laura Narvaez wants to start making dice that would make an impact on the environment and so they came up with Resurrection Dice! In the tabletop roleplaying game community the more dice you have the better! By transforming the plastic that has been discarded into dice, will give new life to something that would have otherwise ended up in our oceans or landfill with its use at an end. The money would be used to make the machines that they need to start this project, like the plastic shredder, the plastic extruder, and the dice molds.

AthletixCBD - CBD patches for Breast Cancer patients

Ann Marie's mother died from Breast Cancer and thus she arrived in California to make CBD patches for Breast Cancer patients. The patches are transdermal patches with high mg CBD for patients going through Cancer therapy. They are placed on the breast where millions of CBD receptors are in women's breasts that naturally produce the Bliss Molecule through our Mother's Milk. Recently she finished the first prototype, but she needs the funds to fulfill the run of product needed.

LEND YOUR LOVE - created with a love for nature + wellness of the mind, body, and spirit

Everything is handmade with the intentions of inspiring conscious living. The funds will be used to open a community space in South LA to provide workshops, education, and empowerment to the urban community. The money raised will go towards serving the community in sustainability, conscious living, empowerment and creating a healthier more thriving community.

Off-The-Grid, On-Wheels - A Mobile Sustainability Non-Profit

This future non-profit aims to inspire radical social change and activism through mindfulness-based sustainability initiatives and workshops in under-served, low-income communities. Improving the standard of living for people and bettering the health of our natural environment are inextricably linked, and addressing the needs of one, we address the needs of the other. The funds from any donations will go directly toward purchasing our workshop materials/ sustainable donation items (i.e. plants, pots, reusable water bottles, menstrual cups, zero-waste lunch kits, and much more), as well as the eco-friendly van conversion.

The City Cleaners - Recyclable clothing bags

When Josiane Kluber set up my business, she made it a priority to reduce this waste, and have invested in an alternative solution: the reusable garment cover bags. The reusable bags also remove the need for other disposables such as tissue paper covers, twist ties, rubber bands, clips, and staples. She needs funds in order to buy equipment to make new reusable cover bags. She’ll ask her customers to bring her old clothing which she’ll use to for these new cover bags she’s going to make herself.

Rx Los Angeles - Vegan, cruelty-free, and phthalate-free, and all of the candles

The two sisters believe in providing beautiful clean fragrances that everyone will love with sustainability in mind. Their fragrances are all developed and blended in house. Their whole collection is vegan, cruelty-free, and phthalate-free, and all of the candles are made with 100% non GMO soy wax. They want to concentrate on local artisan markets and pop ups. The funding will be used in order to expand their popups with a fleet of electric bikes with attached cargo trunks. They are eco friendly, and having them has allowed them to travel around the city with ease, teaming up with local shops who are pushing for more local handmade products.

Plant Paper - a cleaner way to wipe

PlantPaper makes tree-free, toxin-free toilet paper that protects your most precious environments. Made from minimally processed FSC-certified bamboo in 100% plastic-free packaging, PlantPaper offers a softer, stronger, cleaner way to wipe that won't poison earth's waterways or customers' bloodstreams. Bamboo's high tensile strength, along with our unique dot matrix pattern, keeps customers clean without linting or tearing. Through our subscription program, PlantPaper also saves customers the inconvenience of schlepping bulky boxes of TP home from the store, and ensures you never run out. Plantpaper protects our most precious environments.

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