Carren's Pitch

Life by Design

So much of funding goes toward tech businesses now that your good ol' well-designed business can sometimes fall by the wayside. I was glad to find people like Imprint who have found their niche helping young, creative businesses get their start. 

Text by: Carren Jao
Edited by: Anne Colby
Published: 13 June 2014, Los Angeles Times

Imprint Lab team members at a 2013 event are John Hall, left, Jenifer Maxwel, Julia Huang, Tanya Raukko, Kevin Kim and Jeffrey Ng. (Ben Clark)
Imprint Venture Lab is looking for creative entrepreneurs with ideas for consumer goods, food, apparel and social-good businesses that have the potential to become iconic brands.

The Long Beach-based incubator has up to $3 million to invest in a handful of creative and design startups. "We're interested in talking to anyone with a great idea, even if it's just sketched out on a paper napkin," says Tanya Raukko, Imprint managing partner. [read more]


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