WEEK OF January 15th


Pasadena 3D Printing Meetup – Open Discussion
Tuesday, January 16, 2018, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Supplyframe DesignLab, 30 East Del Mar Blvd, Pasadena, CA

Did you get a new machine over the holidays, or finally have time to try that project you’ve been wanting to try? Are you frustrated because things aren’t going the way you hoped? This month we won’t interrupt you with a speaker; we’ll just have time to hang out, share wisdom or confusion, and compare notes. Bring a cool print or a machine you’re working on, or feel free to come even if you’re just wanting to know what the technology looks like and what it can do. Thanks as always to our host, the fabulous Supplyframe DesignLab and to our Innovate Pasadena sponsor for our snacks. RSVP

Pasadena Entrepreneurs’ Mastermind Meetup
Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 6:15 PM to 8:30 PM
Goldstar office, 141 S. Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA

Only those who’ve been in a Mastermind session know how powerful a Mastermind session is. And when you apply that power to the energy and imagination of entrepreneurs, it can be truly awesome. If you’re an entrepreneur, potential entrepreneur or someone with experience to share, you’re going to love this meetup. RSVP

SBA Loans: The Alternative to Venture Capital
Friday, January 19, 2018, 8:15 AM to 9:30 AM
Cross Campus, 85 N. Raymond Avenue · Pasadena, CA

Whether you are a start-up or an existing business looking to grow and expand, there are a multitude of options available for consideration. One such option is a Small Business Administration Loan (SBA). It’s a great alternative to venture capital and you won’t have to give up any ownership in your company or start-up. In a collaborative presentation by representatives from the Small Business Administration and E-Central Credit Union, you will hear how a SBA loan works, how to get started, and why an SBA loan may be an excellent financing option. RSVP

e-Gaming and e-Sports: The Opportunities Abound
Saturday, January 20, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Cahill Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics, 1216 E California Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91106

Nothing in history has changed the way we live, work and play like the Internet. The rise in reliability of streaming video and access to high-speed internet has created a powerful new class of media consumers whose disruptive viewing habits are driving an innovative new market in the field of e-Gaming and e-Sports.

Once dismissed as a fringe phenomenon, e-Gaming and e-Sports has quickly evolved and exploded in popularity through amateur on-line games and professional competitions where thousands of fans attend live events in arena-sized venues as millions of people watch on-line. A powerful and growing audience has emerged, signaling big changes for the Video Game and Sports Media industries, creating new opportunities for brand sponsorship, media rights, location-based entertainment, advertising and marketing. An influential and highly desirable online audience is on the move. Are you?

Join us for an industry panel discussion for the opportunity to hear from four e-gaming and e-sports pioneers and entrepreneurs for an insider’s look at this wildly expanding industry. You’ll learn how they started in the business, the current industry trends, and what opportunities are out there for game developers and entrepreneurs to enter the e-gaming and e-sports industry. Register


WEEK OF January 22nd


Inaugural Cyber Happy Hour – CTF Grand Prix of SoCal
Monday, January 22, 2018, 1:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Everbridge, 790 E Colorado Blvd, First Floor, Pasadena, Ca 91101

We are very excited to announce that Innovate Pasadena Cyber Happy Hour has partnered with Tevora and The Walt Disney Company to produce the first ever Cyber Happy Hour CTF Tournament! We also have the proper incentives to award the teams who ‘Win’, ‘Place’, or ‘Show’ (1st, 2nd, 3rd).

Details for registering your team to compete with some of the most talented teams in the country, can be found at our Platinum sponsor’s Capture the Flag Tournament Registration page (you must register to compete). Register Now!

WordPress Pasadena Developer Meetup January 2018 New Year Edition
Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Cross Campus, 85 N. Raymond Avenue · Pasadena, CA

The WordPress Pasadena Developer Meetup is distinct from the General WordPress Pasadena Meetup in that we’ll be pursuing more developer-oriented topics for discussion and presentation. Come on out and join us to share your new/ongoing projects or even be inspired to start something new! RSVP

How to Ask for It
Friday, January 26, 2018, 8:15 AM to 9:30 AM
Cross Campus, 85 N. Raymond Avenue · Pasadena, CA

Learn 2 simple + effective ways to get more of what you want for your business. Niko Everett will share her painfully awkward stories (don’t judge!) and the simple tools she was forced to master in order to raise the 10 million she needed to scale her idea. RSVP


WEEK OF January 29th


Pirates, Innovation and Rum!
Monday, January 29, 2018, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Pasadena Playhouse, 39 S El Molino Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101

The Pasadena Playhouse is producing an unconventional, immersive production of Pirates of Penzance. It’s like nothing that’s ever been done in the Playhouse before, and the Innovate Pasadena community is warmly welcomed to come and get a close-up look. We’ll have music, giveaways, tasty food, and of course, Pirate-style rum drinks. Everyone is able to wander the stage, play with the props, network, eat, drink and be pirate-y. Space is limited so registration is required to attend.  RSVP today!

Parking is conveniently located directly across from the theatre at 40 S El Molino Ave. for $5 after 5:00 PM. Street parking may also available.

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Hackaday LA January Meetup
Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Supplyframe DesignLab, 30 East Del Mar Blvd, Pasadena, CA

Join us for the first Hackaday LA meetup of 2018! We’ll have to two great talks from Carlyn Maw and Nikita Pashenkov, enjoy food & drink, and celebrate with fellow hackers to kick off 2018 right. RSVP