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  • Member Spotlight: Jae Chang Jae Chang does Start-Up Operations for Bootstrap Legal at BLANKSPACES Downtown LA. Bootstrap Legal, founded by Amy Wan, reinvents the user experience around legal services, by using AI to automate real estate private equity fund documents. Jae graduated from the University of Southern California where he received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with ...
  • Introducing BLANKSPACES Pasadena! Now Open       When I opened our first BLANKSPACES location in 2008, coworking was barely a word and we were the first space in SoCal. Almost 10 years later we’re proud to have thrived and expanded along with the coworking movement, allowing us to adopt this new location. Formerly known as EpicSpaces, the beautiful BLANKSPACES Pasadena (bP) is ...
  • Member Spotlight: Nicole áBeckett, SameSide “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” -Margaret Mead   BLANKSPACES Member, Nicole áBeckett, is a busy woman. Not only is she a business owner, wife, mother, world traveler, political activist, and International Business teacher, but she is also a true leader (she ...
  • Surprise: Recessions don’t spark business startups More than half of 2009’s Fortune 500 companies launched in bear markets…When the dust has cleared, this recession will have spurred more new businesses than past downturns because the percentage of those who are unemployed will remain persistently high.
  • What Is The Mark Of An Innovative Entrepreneur? Innovation is the driving force behind the success of any startup. However, because innovation means to break away from the pack, rebel against the status quo and follow the path that diverges to the road less traveled, does the idea of innovation fly in the face of management rules? In other words, is it possible ...
  • Crashing from the High Can Suck As artists, whenever we do something that’s in alignment with our purpose, with our dream, we get a high. Whenever I get lost in a project, whether it’s alone or collaborating with others, I feel so damn good. Time flies, the mind is quick and alert, the body feels light and flexible, and my Spirit is ...
  • Rethinking the Idea of Networking By MentorNight Crew Running a successful startup without a doubt requires thinking outside of the box. As time moves forward, technology changes, public opinion changes, and ideas change. As such, an entrepreneur constantly needs to keep an ear and an eye out for new ideas, and re-think old ones. One idea in particular that needs reevaluation is ...
  • As Aaron Sees It…™ Pivot or KO: “Pivoting Your Startup” By Aaron Abram “The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place. I don’t care how tough you are, it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is going to hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about ...
  • Watching Movies Is Good for You By David O’Grady A few years ago I traded in a 15-year career in journalism and public relations for the opportunity to work toward a PhD in Cinema and Media Studies at UCLA. Part of my current occupation includes teaching undergraduates how to watch film and other visual media through the lenses of history, theory, and ...
  • Make a Ruckus By Brian Tippy “I’m not signing that thing,” said an angel investor when I inquired about a non-disclosure during our first meeting. “My job is to listen to pitches. I’ve heard hundreds. The chance of an idea overlap is inevitable.” In other words, a startup idea without execution is worth less than the cocktail napkin I ...

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