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Accelerators provide strategic support, human and financial capital, and network connections to rapid-growth companies. 
Central LA

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Grid 110

Details:
Grid 110
800 Wilshire Blvd Suite 200, LA, CA 90017
(424) 257-0289
Application Process:
  • Idea to Prototype – first step towards viability for first-time entrepreneurs and early-stage companies. Complete application online and if selected, an interview will be scheduled
  • Residency Program – for startup teams (2-5) who have moved beyond the idea phase and are looking for support with customer acquisition/growth, financial modeling, business plans, hiring and pitching. Complete application online and if selected, an interview will be scheduled
Program Requirements:
N/A
Industry:
N/A
Perks:
Access to Cross Campus DTLA for duration of the program with discounted rate extension, direct feedback from leading innovators, entrepreneurs, mentors/advisors, connection with the Grid 110 network, discounted or free attendance to workshops and events

Food Centricity

Details:
Food Centricity
LA Prep Campus 230 W Ave 26 LA, CA 90031
Application Process:
Request an informational call or meeting at http://foodcentricity.com/food-business-strategy
Program Requirements:

N/A

Focus areas:

Food and beverage industry

Perks:
Helps with ideation, market research, branding, product development/formulation, product testing, small-to-medium batch food process, packaging, and launching, access to Food Centricity’s expertise and network

Founder Institute

Details:
Founder Institute
https://fi.co/home
Application Process:

Apply online, $50 fee

  • Early deadline: 12/10/17. Accepted members: $1,099 for 3.5 month program
  • Final deadline: 02/04/18. Accepted members: $1,299 for 3.5 month program
  • Written component and Predictive Admissions Assessment
Program Requirements:
Program duration from 02/19/18 – 05/28/18. Required to complete weekly program assignments
Focus areas:
N/A
Perks:
Intensive curriculum, committed startup mentors, support with investment, part-time friendly, actionable training, global network, postgraduate support

K5 Labs

Details:
Application Process:
Apply online via http://k5ventures.com/apply/. Must present a well-defined product/business model, website and prototype, proof of concept through market trial or initial traction, in-house technology development. Applications open and accepted on a rolling basis
Program Requirements:
Technology-oriented companies, especially those focusing on mobile, social, local, and internet marketplaces
Focus Areas:
A 3.5 month, high-intensity mentorship driven seed funding program that helps entrepreneurs build the necessary framework to launch their companies. Must be a high-growth tech company with preferences in AI, machine learning, predictive analytics, robotics, fintech, foodtech, digital health, medical devices and biotechnology. Companies that have attended an incubator or accelerator program previously or companies that have already launched. Has to be a US based company, preferably located in Southern California or willing to relocate for duration of the program
Perks:
Company receives maximum of $25k in pre-seed funding; advisors/mentors help build company’s product, gather market validation, and develop a viable business model; provide a co-working space, mentor office hours, legal services, website design/hosting help, and other professional services 

Techstars

Details:
Techstars
800 Wilshire Blvd Suite 200, LA, CA 90017
Application Process:
Techstars doesn’t accept pitches by phone or web. The best route is to apply to one of their accelerator program via their website when applications open. For more information, visit https://www.techstars.com/contact/https://www.techstars.com/contact/
Program Requirements:
Techstars chooses 300 companies to join a three month mentorship-drive accelerator. Program culminates with Demo Day where companies will get the chance to show the progress they have made since beginning the program
Focus areas:
N/A
Perks:
Invests $120K in companies, provide hands-on mentorship and access to the Techstars global network and monthly alumni events

Launchpad LA

Details:
Application Process:
Not accepting applications at this time
Program Requirements:
Co-founders must be willing to relocate to LA for duration of the program. For the first investment (usually $50k), Launchpad LA receives around 6% common stock of your company. The second investment (usually $50k), which is your option to take or decline, is offered as a convertible note with a maximum valuation cap. If you’ve raised significant capital already, Launchpad LA may adjust our offer as appropriate.
Focus areas:
N/A
Perks:
Offer each accepted company $25k-100k, free office space in Santa Monica for four months, large network of mentors, investors, advisors

Disney Accelerator

Details:
Application Process:
Application must include only non-confidential information; Disney will only treat information as confidential if the information is covered by a formal, written confidentiality agreement signed by Disney prior to disclosure
Program Requirements:

Begins in late June and concludes with Demo Day in October

Focus Areas:

Technology, media, entertainment

Perks:
Investment capital, access to co-working space at Disney’s creative campus, mentor support/guidance from Disney executives, entrepreneurs, investors and business leaders from entertainment and technology communities
Teams will work with 40+ participating mentors

StartEngine

Details:
StartEngine
10960 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024
https://www.startengine.com/
Application Process:
Program Requirements:
  • Small online public offerings: StartEngine charges 6% of amount raised paid at the time of the disbursement(s)
  • Large online public offerings: Charges 8% of the amount raised paid at the time of the disbursement(s) for international investors (outside of US
  • Initial coin offering: Raise capital using digital currency
Focus Areas:
N/A
Perks:
No starting costs to launch until you raise money, no lawyers, accountants, or marketing agencies required, build your own campaign page with user-friendly editor, 24/7 chat assistance with StartEngine team, access to suite of informative resources, marketing assistance, webinars, and other tools for successful campaigns
West LA

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Amplify

Details:
Amplify
1600 Main St. Venice, CA 90291
http://amplify.la/
Application Process:
Submit an investor deck online including info about your team, product, traction, and funding-to-date. In addition to your application, Amplify encourages all applicants to find a mutual connection to refer you to the accelerator program
Program Requirements:
At least one co-founder must stay in LA for the duration of the program
Perks:
Provide $100k-250k in funding, access to high-quality talent and addition capital from investors, free workspace at Venice campus, extensive hands-on mentorship, free or highly discounted services including hosting, legal, banking and more

Brand Knew

Details:
Brand New
10351 Santa Monica Blvd. Suite 202 Los Angeles, CA 90025
Application Process:
For more information, call (310) 277-0918
Program Requirements:

N/A

Industry:

Digital agency and technology accelerator

Perks:
$75,000 worth of services across legal, financial, hosting, and real estate, environment that promotes productivity and creative collaboration, Access to network of experienced entrepreneurs, investors, and leading technologists, offers product development, branding, and social marketing services to select start-up ventures in exchange for equity

Cal-Xelerator

Details:
Cal-Xelerator
604 Arizona Ave (ROC #107) Santa Monica, CA 90401
Application Process:

Apply online for the 108 Day Launch Bootcamp Program at http://calxelerator.com/application/

Program Requirements:
Cal‐Xelerator invests up to $100,000 into four startups three times a year. Each Launch Bootcamp is an intensive 108 day program where entrepreneurs are guided by seasoned Cal‐X mentors who bring to bear their network of investors, partners, service providers, and most importantly, potential customers. The most promising companies that emerge from their 108 Day Launch Bootcamp will be invited into the Cal‐Xelerator Stars business accelerator program
Focus Areas:
Business accelerator with special focus on cardiovascular and social impact innovation startups
Perks:
Mentoring in business model, pitch deck, business plan, company videos, websites, social media marketing, software prototype development, patenting strategy, microlicensing, crowdfunding campaign development, movement development, sales and distribution strategies, digital marketing, product development, team building, advisor board development, trade show strategy and implementation, blog development and content. Software and hosting for up to 1 year free of charge, extreme discounts on rental cars, Group Healthcare coverage across the Cal-X family companies, Los Angeles Venture Association (LAVA) one year free

CoAccel

Details:
CoAccel
1541 Ocean Ave Santa Monica, CA 90401
Application Process:
Apply by emailing [email protected] or call 424-777-3872
Program Requirements:

3 month program

Focus Areas:
N/A
Perks:
1 on 1 intensive coaching sessions and group sessions to ignite new awareness and creativity and increase self confidence/motivation

Cornerstone Accelerator + Innovation Fund

Details:
Cornerstone Accelerator + Innovation Fund
1601 Cloverfield Blvd. Ste 600 South, Santa Monica, CA 90404
Application Process:
Program Requirements:
N/A
Focus Areas:
Cloud-based technology
Perks:
Expertise to advise growing startups in key business areas including technology, sales, customer support, and marketing; Cornerstone Edge platform allows startups to introduce and integrate offerings with one of the largest SaaS user bases in the world; Innovation Fund companies have direct access to Cornerstone’s broad network of clients, partners, executives, and more
Selectively funds a few companies each year with individual investments ranging from $250k-$1 million in size

Dodgers Accelerator

Details:
Dodgers Accelerator
12777 W. Jefferson Blvd. #101 Los Angeles, CA 90066
Application Process:
Each application will be reviewed by the selection committed and narrowed down to 20-30 finalist teams. R/GA, the Dodgers and its ownership organization will interview the full team where they will be given the opportunity to pitch their products/services via an in-person meeting, video, or conference call. Selected startups will then be notified of acceptance. Apply online via https://www.f6s.com/dodgersacceleratorwithrga/apply
Program Requirements:

Program runs for about 3 months and teams must be in the US during the program

Focus Areas:

companies creating new platforms for real-time sharing of game highlights, community-based content creation tools for brand and organizations, and innovative cleaning technology for high-performance sports apparel

Perks:
Connection to resources of the LA Dodgers, its ownership and partner organizations, and R/GA’s global network to provide startups with access to industry partnerships, distribution channels, and strategic support

Expert DoJo

Details:
Expert DoJo
395 Santa Monica Place, Unit 308 Santa Monica, CA 90401
Application Process:
Program Requirements:
12 week accelerator program
Focus areas:
Product/hardware, FinTech, MedTech, EduTech, SAS, B2C, Apps, Games, VR, Inventors, Service
Perks:
Connects entrepreneurs and startups with advisors/investors, workshops and networking events, strong startup community in Silicon Beach, investments into startups ranging from $25,000-50,000, world-wide applications with only small periods of time required to be physically in Silicon Beach

Fastlane

Details:
Fastlane
1260 26th St. Suite 400 South
Santa Monica, CA 90404
http://www.hackomotive.com/fastlane/
Application Process:
Invitation to take part in Fastlane is sent to select teams who show great promise at Edmunds’ annual hackathon, Hackomotive. The Fastlane accelerator program offers those teams an opportunity to take their products to the next level. Apply to participate in the three day competition at http://www.hackomotive.com/
Program Requirements:

3 month program (June-August) where teams must go through an iterative process of product ideation, validation, and learning through constant interaction with their primary consumers. Culmination of the program is Demo Day where teams present their final product offering to the Fastlane Board and entire Edmunds staff. Edmunds doesn’t seek any equity position of intellectual property rights as a condition for access to the program and benefits

Focus Areas:

Automotive industry

Perks:
Access to facilitated strategy and innovation workshops that help companies identify their primary consumers, business models, market segments; mentoring from entrepreneurs and experts in the automotive industry; access to Edmunds’ distribution channels and dealer network for market insights and product testing; access to Edmunds’ award-winning office space and resources in Santa Monica; access to collaborative activities with fellow Fastlane participants

French Accelerator

Details:
French Accelerator
6363 Wilshire Blvd Suite 111 Los Angeles, CA 90048
Application Process:
Program Requirements:

French companies looking to break into LA market

Focus Areas:
Helps innovative French startups to enter the US market and scale their development
Perks:
Market analysis, business planning, operational set-up, sales and marketing execution, valuation and fundraising, expert guidance to funding early-stage companies and companies’ exit strategy

Muckerlab

Details:
Muckerlab
202 Bicknell Ave. Santa Monica, CA 90405
http://www.muckercapital.com/muckerlab/about/
Application Process:
Create a startup profile to apply at https://angel.co/mucker-lab-2017/apply
Program Requirements:
No set duration or start date, the average company will work with MuckerLab for about 12 months, but have been as short as 3 months or as long as 24 months. Companies only “graduate” when they have achieved mutually agreed upon business, customer, and financing milestones. Companies must be in the Los Angeles office for a majority of the program, but not required to stay after the program ends
Focus Areas:
Diverse industries from media, entertainment, payments, eCommerce, adtech, social, mobile, local and more
Perks:
Muckerlab invests between $21k-150k in exchange for a 7% to 12% equity stake; amount and equity stake depend on capital needs and state of business. Strategic and operational value to companies with over hundreds of years of operating experience, bring business development, customer development, advisory, recruiting, and financing opportunities to portfolio companies

CalXStars Business Accelerator

Details:
CalXStars Business Accelerator
2000 Main St, #333 Santa Monica, CA 90405
(424) 291-2133
www.calxstars.com
Application Process:
Invitations are given to promising companies that emerge from Cal-Xelerator’s 108 Day Launch Bootcamp
Program Requirements:
5-year program
Focus Areas:
Regenerative medtech, regenerative economy
Perks:
N/A

Inovexus

Details:
Inovexus
9465 Wilshire Blvd Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(424) 284-4058
www.inovexus.com
Application Process:
For more information contact Inovexus through website or call (424) 284-4058
Program Requirements:
Geared towards early stage French companies poised for growth and potential exit in the US
Focus Areas:

Digital video, sports tech, virtual reality, cyber security, artificial intelligence

Perks:
Inovexus gives necessary tools for raising and investing capital, offer broad business strategies and specific vertical expertise to deliver industry insights, brand management and marketing strategy, legal aid, and experience with exit value optimization

Startup UCLA Summer Accelerator

Details:
Startup UCLA Summer Accelerator
200 De Neve Drive Covel Commons 203 Los Angeles, California 90095
Application Process:

UCLA students and alumni apply online at https://startupucla.com/apply/

Program Requirements:

Intensive 10-week summer program for tech start-ups, must attend all evening events, participate in Silicon Valley trip and Demo Day at UCLA, stay involved with Startup UCLA and its alumni network after the program ends

Industry:

Web technology and design

Perks:
$5k stipend provided to each team, co-working space provided for 7-9 teams; meet top entrepreneurs, investors, and experts in the industry; $5k of Amazon Web Services credits, complimentary legal guidance from Manatt Digital Media, trips to Silicon Valley and Santa Monica, meals provided 2-3 times per week during evening events

Cedars-Sinai Accelerator

Details:
Cedars-Sinai Accelerator
8601 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048
http://www.techstarscedarssinaiaccelerator.com/
Application Process:
Apply online at www.f6s.com/techstarshealthcareaccelerator/apply, must provide video that describes team and business
Program Requirements:

Program duration September-December, must be in the area during the program

Focus Areas:

Technology that advances patients or healthcare professionals to better track, manage, and improve health/healthcare delivery

Perks:
Investment of $120k; access to Cedars-Sinai’s clinical expertise and information infrastructure; mentorship from Cedars-Sinai’s physicians, researchers, healthcare professionals and executives; access to Techstars’ network of 7,000+ entrepreneurs, investors, mentors, corporate partners; dedicated office space in Cedars-Sinai Innovation Space; access to 400+ perks valued at more than $1 million from sponsors, mentor companies, and others across Techstars’ network; Demo Day

Coplex

Details:
Coplex
475 Washington Blvd Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
Application Process:
Program Requirements:

Strong founding teams with subject-matter expertise, strong business experience, and sound new startup concepts are great matches for Coplex’s Startup Accelerator. Your team doesn’t need to know how to code. Bring your own financing and keep your equity or apply to be considered for an investment from the Coplex Ventures fund

Focus Areas:

Working with non-coding, subject matter expert founders to co-create new software companies

Perks:
Streamline company growth through Coplex Lean Process

Funk Ventures

Details:
Funk Ventures
15332 Antioch St #119 Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
http://funkventures.com/
Application Process:
 Include a link to your company’s executive summary or write a few paragraphs about your venture at http://funkventures.com/contact/. If interested, Funk Ventures will contact you for more information. If you wish to mail a business plan or sample product, please mail to Funk Ventures – 15332 Antioch Street #119 Pacific Palisades, CA 90272. Get in touch if you know someone who can make a trusted introduction as well.
Program Requirements:

Acceleration program geared towards promising pre-VC companies that demonstrate an innovative product or service, but are not quite ready to attract capital from venture capital or institutional investors. Your company must be aligned with Funk Ventures’ mission-driven philosophy to make a significant contribution to people, society, or the environment. Preference for companies in their pre-Series A stage and located in Southern California, within a max 2-hour drive time from Santa Monica. Complete teams aren’t necessary as Funk Ventures often helps create management teams, board and advisors.

Focus Areas:

Companies that can provide positive impact for people, society or the environment

Perks:
Provide assistance, hands-on support and set strategic/operational goals for accelerate companies so that they are in a position to receive venture funding as quickly as 6 to 12 months (Funk Ventures is also a venture capital firm)

Stubbs Alderton + Markiles, LLP Preccelerator

Details:
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP Preccelerator
1453 3rd Street Promenade Suite 300 Santa Monica, CA 90401
Application Process:
Apply online at https://stubbsalderton.com/preccelerator/application/. Once submitted, someone from Stubbs Alderton & Markiles’ review committee will contact you
Program Requirements:

Accepts 10 young and promising startups each term

Focus Areas:

N/A

Perks:
Free 24/7 co-working space on a rolling basis, including free wireless access and conference rooms for meetings and presentations; access to real-time legal advice and transactional legal services on site under standard $2500 startup fixed-fee arrangement; access to in-house educational workshops; potential introductions to network of investors and other service providers; access to robust Preccelerator Perks Portfolio with other $250,000 worth of discounted services and benefits; access to seasoned mentors

The International Business Accelerator

Details:

The International Business Accelerator (near LAX)

9100 S Sepulveda Blvd, Ste 208 Los Angeles, CA 90094

(310) 319-1199 &  www.iba.io

Application Process:

Apply online at http://www.iba.io. Once submitted, someone from the IBA review committee will contact you

Program Requirements:

Accepts 4-8 young and promising startups per cohort. Must be interested in expanding to international markets. Tech, service and physical product companies should apply from any sector.

Focus Areas:

Cross-border growth & financing thereof.

Perks:

Personalized business coaching and customized cross-border market entry plan. Access to network of expert mentors and advisers including legal, finance, tax  and IP including office hours with a Big Four Global Accounting Firm and more.  Overseas matchmaking and equity and non-equity finance advising.

South Bay

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Starburst

Details:
Starburst
721 N Douglas St, El Segundo, CA 90245
Application Process:
Submit interest to a specific event online via http://starburst.aero/#parallax-apply
Program Requirements:
N/A
Focus Areas:
Aerospace
Perks:
Access to seed funding from top business and venture capital firms dedicated to aerospace, defense and security; access to largest aerospace group stakeholders to get your first $1 million contract; access to office space located in cities worldwide; strategy consulting; mentoring from aerospace business experts  

The Launchpad Agency

Details:
The LaunchPad Agency
1240 Rosecrans Ave Suite 120, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(888) 661-9711
Application Process:
Contact The LaunchPad Agency via their website for more information on their programs
Program Requirements:

N/A

Focus areas:

Go-to market strategy, viral advocacy, social/digital media, funnel optimization, creative design, content communications, influencer communities and public relations

Perks:
N/A

Concept 21

Details:
Concept 21
936 Hermosa Ave #107 Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
(310) 798-0079
Application Process:
For more information, call (310) 798-0079 or email [email protected]
Program Requirements:
N/A
Focus Areas:
Outdoor and athletic industry
Perks:
Forge industry connections, and receive resources and guidance needed to bring companies to the next level

South Bay Entrepreneurial Center

Details:
South Bay Entrepreneurial Center
1215 El Prado Ave Torrance, CA 90501
http://thesbec.org/
Application Process:
Program Requirements:
Open to small and mid-size South Bay businesses
Focus areas:
N/A
Perks:
Learn from experienced mentors and collaborate/share experiences with other entrepreneurs; attend/participate in events with the brightest entrepreneurial minds in the South Bay at SBEC’s educational and networking events
San Fernando Valley

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Hanhai Studio

Details:
Hanhai Studio
250 E Olive Ave Suite 201-202 Burbank, CA 91502
(747) 477-1388
Application Process:
Send required application materials as attachments via email to [email protected] Application materials should include project manager and coordinator’s name, title, phone number and full business plan (basic information of the company, management team, core product or service, industry and market analysis, business model and marketing strategy, progress of implementation)
Program Requirements:
2-week program in Chengdu. Must be a company registered in the US or China, must have completed business plan and demonstrated market success, companies should be in Series A financing stage or later and seeking expansion into China
Focus Areas:
Aims to create a zero-distance platform between Chinese creative companies and Hollywood through regular training, incubation and investment
Focus Areas:
Connects companies internationally through a platform in creative production, animation and technologies; facilitate collaboration between US and Chinese companies with an emphasis on expansion into China through market development and establishment of satellite offices; offer $25k-100k seed funding to qualified startups

805 Startups

Details:
805 Startups
31416 Agoura Rd, Westlake Village, CA 91362
(818) 538-6373
Application Process:
Sign up online
  • Premium membership: $20/month
  • Student membership: $20/month
  • Platinum membership: $50/month
Program Requirements:
N/A
Focus Areas:
Wide range including accounting, back-end development, government, co-working, CPA, graphic design, legal services, marketing, service provider, user experience
Perks:
Purpose-driven events, mentors, industry insights, discounted services from partners/sponsors, constructive feedback, consulting services, introductions
INLA 2016 Event Series

INLA 2016 was our two week, countywide celebration of the breadth of innovation and creativity within our region. With 160 events in 2.5 weeks and over 650 hours of programming, InnovateLA 2016 was a great success and now we’re gearing up to make 2017 even better.
Click the book to the right to learn more about where we’ve been, where we went and most importantly, where we’re going.