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Startup incubators are collaborative programs designed to help new startups and early-stage businesses by providing resources like office space, seed money, legal counsel, and network connections. 
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Bixel Exchange Startup Development Program

Details:
Bixel Startup LAunch Program
350 S. Bixel St., Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 580-7584
[email protected]
http://bixelexchange.nationbuilder.com/startup
Application Process:
Complete online application at http://bixelexchange.nationbuilder.com/launch. If determined a fit for the program, an assessment call will be scheduled. If you pass the assessment call, you will be assigned and connected to a Bixel Exchange advisor. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
Program Requirements:
Work with startups year round at no cost and no equity. All applicants must submit a pitch deck or business model canvas.
Industry:
Technology.
Perks:
Offers non-equity and no-cost incubation to launch and sustainable scale your business; serves startup community in LA, Santa Barbara, and Ventura Counties; collaboration with corporate and civic organizations enable the Bixel Startup LAunch Program to connect entrepreneurs with valuable resources within the LA tech community; one-to-one advising; access to curated resources and workshops, educational Tech Salons, Chamber Innovation & Technology Council events, networking opportunities and an influential community of tech leaders.

Blackstone Launchpad

Details:
Blackstone Launchpad
https://www.blackstonelaunchpad.org/
Application Process:
Accessible to various universities across the US; currently available to USC and UCLA students.
Program Requirements:
Must be a student at the previously identified universities. Not necessary to have prototypes for business concepts, but must have ideas and willingness to learn.
Industry:
No specific industry.
Perks:
1-on-1 mentorship for individuals or startups at any stage in any industry; share knowledge and best practices, post jobs, and find team members across the global network; provide resources and exclusive deals to help teams get started from software to online courses; use specialized applications and tools to help get your startup off the ground and scale; does not take equity.

Bunker Labs

Details:
Bunker Labs
800 Wilshire Blvd #200 LA, CA 90017
[email protected]
https://bunkerlabs.org/los-angeles/
Application Process:
Program Requirements:

Bunker Labs is a national not-for-profit organization helping veterans, their spouses, and active duty service members start and grow businesses. a 12-week program specifically tailed to fit the schedules of busy professionals who have a desire to pursue entrepreneurial endeavors.

Focus Areas:
Specifically targeting veterans who want to start and grow businesses.
Perks:
connections to people, resources, and support; learn from seasoned mentors and advisors who have run organizations from startups to Fortune 500 companies; provide laboratory environment for startups to experiment with their ideas and business concepts

LA Prep

Details:
LA Prep
230 W Ave 26, LA, CA 90031
(213) 403-1620
Application Process:
Program Requirements:
N/A
Focus Areas:
Food industry. 
Perks:
50 pre-approved state-of-the-art kitchen spaces, 3 loading docks, on-site parking, health and safety support, Health Department intern on-site, logistics and dock receiving assistance, can hold gluten-free, organic and third-party certifications; demonstration/test kitchen; classroom space; co-working space; conference rooms; support from industry experts with experience, expertise and contacts to help guide your success.

Seedpod

Details:
Seedpod
(818) 469-3658
https://www.seedpodbrands.com/#seedpod-hello
Application Process:
Apply for Seedpod’s Greenhouse Program by contacting them through https://www.seedpodbrands.com/contact/
Program Requirements:
Must be a driven entrepreneur with a passion for natural, better-for-you nutrition and want to propel their business to greater heights
Focus Areas:
Food industry and natural beverage industry 
Perks:
Access to a team of industry veterans, market-validated growth roadmap, and necessary infrastructure to take your business to scale, office space/equipment provided, on-site office manager, on-site project manager, on-site controller, experienced food and beverage professionals on-site

Revyrie Los Angeles

Details:

Revyrie
Los Angeles
http://revyrie.com/

Application Process:
Contact through http://revyrie.com/#contact, but referral only at this time. 
Program Requirements:
N/A
Industry:
Emerging technologies.
Perks:
Shared office space; creates motivated teams and experienced advisory board to guide the startup to a fiduciary event.

LDR Ventures Incubator

Details:

LDR Ventures Incubator
(323) 905-4537
[email protected]

ldrventures.com/about/incubator/

Application Process:

Apply online via website.

Program Requirements:

Company should have a clear problem their product addresses, possess industry advantages, have a strong founding team, and an understanding of the market and competition they face.

Industry:
Emerging fashion and consumer lifestyle brands.
Perks:
Investment, free office space in LA, venture mentors and investors, partnership and hands on support

LA BioStart Bioscience Entrepreneurs

Details:
LA BioStart Bioscience Entrepreneurs
5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90032
(323) 343-3000
http://www.calstatela.edu/LABioStart
Application Process:
Please email the following to [email protected], with a subject line including “Winter 2017/2018 boot camp application” and your “First Name” and “Last Name”. Please submit all listed materials as attachments in a single email including cover letter, resume/CV, and executive summary of a draft business plan. More details listed at http://www.calstatela.edu/LABioStart/bootcampapply
Program Requirements:

N/A

Industry:
Bioscience startup companies
Perks:
Collaborate with faculty on-site, option to utilize university equipment beyond the incubator, recruit current students as interns or employees, campus amenities and resources including dining, arts and cultural programs; offers a 20,000 square foot building for workspace; offers research space with fully equipped labs for lease; office and shared conference spaces available

USC Stevens Center for Innovation

Details:

USC Stevens Center for Innovation
1150 S Olive St Suite 2300 Los Angeles, CA 90015
https://stevens.usc.edu/

Application Process:
Program Requirements:

Innovators must be affiliated with USC

Focus areas:
Licensing of technologies, expanding industry collaborations, support startups for societal impact beyond traditional academic means
Perks:
Help you build the right leadership team; Legal Office Hours Program offers complimentary legal guidance to USC innovators and startups; access to USC Stevens Office Hours for one-on-one meetings with licensing and corporate collaborations associates; USC Stevens Seminar Series and other events present expert discussions

LA Cleantech Incubator

Details:

LA Cleantech Incubator
525 S Hewitt St LA, CA 90013
laincubator.org

Application Process:
Once you apply, we vet your plan and experts help with the first filter. If that looks good, the next step includes an in-person interview, financial review and reference check. If that looks good (and we’re both still excited), then the real work begins! Expect 3-6 weeks once you hit submit. Apply online at https://laincubator.org/companies/apply-now/
Program Requirements:

N/A

Focus areas:
Cleantech, sustainable industries, startups with an environmentally friendly focus
Perks:
Provide state-of-the-art programs, proven tools and connections to partners, mentors and advisors
Westside

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Sidebench

Details:

Sidebench
10317 Washington Blvd Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 893-3589
[email protected]
http://sidebench.com/

Application Process:
Program Requirements:
N/A
Focus Areas:
Technology
Perks:
close-knit team of problem solvers with diverse backgrounds and specialities who are dedicated to continuously challenging the industry standard to help you at with your business

UCLA Anderson Venture Accelerator

Details:
UCLA Anderson Venture Accelerator
110 Westwood Plaza, E-301, Los Angeles, CA 90095
Application Process:
Call (310) 794-3004 or visit office to inquire
Program Requirements:

For emerging UCLA entrepreneurs, students, or qualified alumni

Focus areas:
N/A
Perks:
10,000 square foot on-campus space enables vital collaborations among entrepreneurs, researchers and students across multiple disciplines; 24/7 wireless equipped co-working space for as many as 45 people; presentation area with state-of-the-art audio/video capability; small/medium-sized conference rooms; copy/print facilities; kitchen and access to UCLA Anderson’s research librarians; guest speakers, topical seminars and “demo days” for resident companies

Jewish Jumpstart

Details:
Jewish Jumpstart
2801 Ocean Park Blvd #348 Santa Monica, CA 90405
(424) 273-5867
Application Process:
Contact via [email protected] or call (424) 273-5867 for more information
Program Requirements:
Must be a Jewish nonprofit, philanthropist or foundation dedicated to supporting innovation and established organizations seeking to foster a culture of innovation and entrepreneurialism
Focus areas:
N/A
Perks:
combine elements of an incubator with a think tank, action laboratory and leadership network; help businesses get incorporated, set up accounting systems, technology consulting, web and desktop publishing, development training, board development, networking, organizational oversight, grant compliance and assessment, and resource sharing; act as a fiscal sponsor for emerging organizations to get grants from other funders

Greenwings Biomedical

Details:

Greenwings Biomedical
15332 Antioch Street, Suite 438
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
(310) 807-5786
http://greenwingsbiomedical.com/

Application Process:
Contact at http://greenwingsbiomedical.com/contact.html. There will be a first-pass assessment of how well intellectual property Greenwings is shown by universities, corporations, research labs and individuals matched their “sweet spot” and includes determining if the original researchers/inventors are ready, willing, and able to collaborate with us in the incubation process
Program Requirements:

Greenwings accept intellectual property that is too early for venture funding. Original researchers and inventors work in our projects as scientists and engineers while Greenwings act as executive managers.

Focus areas:
Biomedical devices, software and digital-health products enabled by highly innovative algorithms and software-based intelligence
Perks:
Develop a product that demonstrates clinical and market viability, attract capital and an A-team to launch the project as an independent venture, bring products to market, reach a liquidity event that provides a return to stakeholders

Business Incubator at LMU

Details:

Business Incubator at LMU
(310) 338-2344
[email protected]
http://cba.lmu.edu/centers/fredkiesnercenterforentrepreneurship/businessincubator/

Application Process:
Program Requirements:
At least one founder must be an LMU student or graduate. The business idea should show potential to make significant impact
Focus Areas:
N/A
Perks:
Provides physical workspace, supports through small funds to help get the venture started, provide guidance/advice from entrepreneurs, subject-matter experts, alumni and faculty members, offer opportunities for students to partner with other motivated students, form connections to seasoned entrepreneurs, investors and professionals from the greater business community

California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA

Details:

California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) at UCLA
570 Westwood Plaza Bldg 114 LA, CA 90095
Santa Monica, CA 90401

(310) 267-4838

cnsi.ucla.edu/incubator/ 

Application Process:
Apply online at https://cnsi.ucla.edu/entrepreneurship/apply. Admission to the Incubator is through a competitive review process in order to focus resources on the most promising companies. Intended for highly motivated early stage companies seeking space for a short period of time (no more than two years) while they conduct key de-risking activities necessary to attract follow-on investment or acquisition
Program Requirements:

Company must have enough working capital to cover Incubator fees for six months; company must not be incorporated for more than three years; company’s primary place of business will be physically located in the Incubator; preference is given to companies with relationships with UCLA

Focus areas:
Companies developing transformative technologies to address unmet societal needs in Health and Medicine, Energy, Information Technology and the Environment
Perks:
Modular space provides resident start-ups various conference/interaction rooms, flexible spaces, and direct access to six state-of-the-art Technology Centers that include a wide range of instruments including optical, electron and scanning probe microscopy, semiconductor epitaxy, cleanroom fabrication and foundry as well as high-throughput screening; laboratory and co-working spaces

Santa Monica Youth Tech Program

Details:

Santa Monica Youth Tech Program
(310) 434-2612

[email protected]
http://www.santamonicayouthtech.com/

Application Process:
Apply online via website. Promising applicants will be invited to interview. The Selection Committee will review applicants and make admission decisions. Acceptance and rejection notices will be emailed
Program Requirements:

Six week program where students enrolled in high schools in Santa Monica or are residents of Santa Monica are encouraged to apply. Program is free of charge, but students must be capable of learning advanced technology and business concepts while working in a fast-paced environment. Students are required to attend program Monday-Friday from 9:00am-4:00pm. Alumni are required to participate in annual alumni events and quarterly mentor meetings until their college graduation to maintain their active status

Focus areas:
Civic-oriented startups
Perks:
Applies lean startup methods, teaches coding, helps build leadership skills, enable critical thinking, and provides collaboration between experts/mentors and students

Science

Details:

Science
1447 2nd St Suite 200 Santa Monica, CA 90401
http://www.science-inc.com/

Application Process:
Contact through website at http://www.science-inc.com/contacts.html
Program Requirements:

N/A

Focus Areas:
Mobile media, e-commerce, and socially-driven marketplaces
Perks:
Science develops a thesis, tests the concept and then brings in like-minded talent to help execute and scale. Science makes a minority investment and works with existing companies to develop innovative products and customer acquisition plans to achieve growth
San Gabriel Valley

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Business Technology Center

Details:
Business Technology Center
2400 N Lincoln Ave Altadena, CA 91001
(626) 296-6300
http://btc.lacdc.org/
Application Process:
Program Requirements:
Meeting with advisory board at least once per quarter, must chair a monthly roundtable CEO discussion, must attend at least four workshop/seminar sessions per year. For five years following graduation, you must advise the administrator of any location changes in addition to participating in surveys while in the program and for five years after graduation
Focus areas:
Technology
Perks:

Mentoring service with an in-house advisory board for your organization and limited business assistance/direction in addition to informal meetings, internet access, telephone service, custodial and janitorial services, 24/7 facility access, parking, utilities, copier/fax, receptionist, postage, interns, LCD projector, overhead projector mail handling, eligibility for CDC loan program, building maintenance, conference rooms, video conferencing, vending machines/coffee, signage with company name on lobby directory/suite entrance, consultations with Administrator, referrals to resources in the business and capital investment community, binding machine, networking opportunities

Idealab

Details:

Idealab
130 W. Union Street, Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 585-6900

https://www.idealab.com/

Application Process:
There is no open submission process. They pride themselves on generating ideas internally. Since we generate ideas internally, we do not accept submissions of business plans. Contact Idealab at https://www.idealab.com/contact.php
Program Requirements:
N/A
Focus areas:
Technology
Perks:
N/A

Pasadena Bioscience Collaborative

Details:
Pasadena Bioscience Collaborative
2265 E Foothill Blvd Pasadena, CA 91107
(626) 507-8487
Application Process:
Contact at http://pasadenabio.org/contact/, email [email protected], or call (626) 507-8487 for more information
Program Requirements:
Must have rent/security deposit of the current rental rate of $1400/month; must have $2 million General Liability Policy naming Pasadena Bio Collaborative Incubator as Certificate Holder; provide proof of funding greater or equal to $100k; half-page description of the company; provide research plan; must be incorporated in the US
Focus areas:
Biotechnology
Perks:
Provides scientific entrepreneurs with cost-effective resources, shared office space and shared or pay-for-use equipment they need to succeed while retaining 100% of their intellectual property; mentors and resources in both science and business industries; tenants can participate in discounted purchasing programs through two local trade associations SoCalBio and BioCom; if renting from Pasadena Bio, you also get access to interns, pre-apprentices and lab assistants

Cal Poly Pomona Innovation Orchard

Details:

Cal Poly Pomona Innovation Orchard

3801 W Temple Ave Pomona, CA 91768
[email protected]
http://cppilab.org/io/

Application Process:
Program Requirements:
Business ideas welcome from Cal Poly entrepreneurs and the greater Pomona community
Focus areas:
N/A
Perks:

Open-space environment for startup companies to disperse ideas, energy, and collaborative power; access to conference room and general office space; access to equipment for prototyping and product creation

LabLaunch

Details:
LabLaunch
605 E Huntington Dr Suite 103 Monrovia, CA 91016
(626) 408-2203
Application Process:
Contact LabLaunch by phone (626) 408-2203 or email [email protected]
Program Requirements:

N/A

Focus areas:
Bioscience technology
Perks:
Access to an array of shared equipment and lab space at affordable rates, co-working and dedicated desk space; all products are available month-to-month and companies have an option to get a discount for pre-paying six months or one year; business administration services so companies may focus on taking their technology to the next level; Wi-Fi, business address/mailbox, receiving and short term storage of sensitive samples, use of meeting/conference rooms, coffee

CALSTART

Details:

CALSTART

48 S Chester Ave Pasadena, CA 91106

http://www.calstart.org/Homepage.aspx

Application Process:
There are four ways to join CALSTART:
3) Mail membership application to CALSTART Attn: Member Services 48 S Chester Ave Pasadena, CA 91106
4) Call Membership Director Kimberly Taylor at (626) 622-6229
Program Requirements:

Membership open to all companies seeking information and collaboration between clean transportation leaders in industry, academia, business, finance, government and nonprofit organizations. Membership levels: Basic ($1950), Basic Plus ($3950), Full ($3950), Full Plus ($7950)

Focus areas:
Specializing in creative clean mobility solutions, assisting organizations involved in planning, developing, testing and implementing transportation and mobility programs
Perks:
Access to funding and program partnership opportunities with CALSTART; access to CALSTART industry/policy networks; access to CALSTART’s timely and accurate legislative and regulatory updates, alerts and issue briefs; access to CALSTART “FYI” Bulletins on policy/funding; access to CALSTART’s member database with complete contact information for each member company; access to CALSTART strategic brokering of partnerships; opportunity to participate in CALSTART program committees and working groups; access to Webinar series; discounts on selected CALSTART conferences/workshops; link to your company’s press releases from CALSTART website – plus additional perks at http://www.calstart.org/Libraries/Member_Services/CALSTART_MemberBrochure_6up.sflb.ashx

The Design Accelerator

Details:

The Design Accelerator
Hillside Campus 1700 Lida St Pasadena, CA 91103
http://www.artcenter.edu/academics/accelerator.html

Application Process:
For more information, email the Marketing and Communications Department at [email protected]
Program Requirements:
Startups are selected based on their ability to demonstrate the value of human-centered design in support of advanced technologies and potential to disrupt the marketplace
Focus areas:
Technology, design
Perks:
Advisors work closely with each entrepreneur over an extended period, focusing on customer discovery and concept validation

Center for Training, Technology & Incubation

Details:

Center for Training, Technology & Incubation (CTTI)
Innovation Village at Cal Poly – 3801 W Temple Ave Bldg 55 Pomona, CA 91768

(909) 869-3154
http://www.innovationvillage.org/ctti-about.html

Application Process:
For more information, call (909) 869-3154 or contact at http://www.innovationvillage.org/contact-us.html
Program Requirements:

Emerging medium-size companies with a promising product or service when income levels, business plans, or product prototypes may not be fully developed

Focus areas:
initially directed towards aerospace technology but now reaching across emerging companies with any promising technology
Perks:
Opportunity to lease office and wetlab space; offer companies resources as the need arises; CTTI tenants are able to work among other entrepreneurs and collaborate with Cal Poly Pomona researchers and students; offers flexible terms and scalable space options within Innovation Village, a 65-acre business/research park
Gateway Cities

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Incuvation Labs

Details:

Incuvation Labs
11428 E Artesia Blvd Suite 28 Artesia, CA, 90701
(562) 402-4598

http://incuvationlabs.com/

Application Process:
For more information, contact through http://incuvationlabs.com/contact-us
Program Requirements:
N/A
Focus areas:
N/A
Perks:
N/A

Imprint Venture Lab

Details:

Imprint Venture Lab
228 E Broadway Long Beach, CA
http://www.imprintlab.com/

Application Process:
For more information, contact through http://www.imprintlab.com/contact/
Program Requirements:
Company must have a relevant concept, story, solution, and consumer; the product must have flexible brand scalability; company must possess a natural, organic momentum; companies should fit personality-wise with Imprint Venture Lab
Focus areas:
Creative-driven businesses in multiple sectors
Perks:
Work with a team with experience across strategic planning, marketing, creative, design, retail, product development, and operations; empower creative entrepreneurs in building revolutionary concepts; complementary expertise to drive success with founding teams; hands-on operational discipline balanced with creative freedom; strong network with influential creatives and resources
South Bay

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The Innovation Incubator @ CSUDH

Details:
The Innovation Incubator @ CSUDH
1000 E. Victoria Street, Carson, CA 90747
(562) 688-2709
We Empower Social Entrepreneurs    
www.csudh.edu/incubator
Application Process:
Contact https://www.csudh.edu/incubator/how-to-apply/ for more information

Focus areas:
Technology, and Other
Hybrid Incubator/Accelerator.
Three pillars: Coach + Collaborate + Cultivate.
Incubator Program is 12-months for start-ups (with proof of concept)
Accelerator Program is 9-months for existing businesses (2 plus years)
Focus is on Innovation, not limited to any one industry.  Innovation crosses all industry lines.
Serves CSUDH Students, faculty, and Staff, and Alumni, plus the greater Los Angeles Region Community.
Clientele includes: First Generation Entrepreneurs, Women, Veterans, Under-Represented Minorities (URM), Generational Groups: Baby Boomer, Millennials, & Gen Z.
Incubator includes access to volunteer Primary Mentors and Secondary Subject Matter Expert Mentors

Redondo Information Technology Center

Details:
Redondo Information Technology Center
811 N Catalina Ave Suite 1020 Redondo Beach, CA 90277
(310) 698-3400
http://www.techcenter.net/
Application Process:
Contact at http://www.techcenter.net/about or call (310) 698-3400 x107 for more information
Program Requirements:
N/A
Focus areas:
Technology
Perks:

220,000 square feet of space, ample bandwidth, provide access to power supplies and technology that is normally out of reach for many startups and small businesses; multi-use office and incubator space; state-of-the-art conference room

PortTech Los Angeles

Details:
PortTech Los Angeles
222 W 6th St Suite 1010 San Pedro, CA 90731
(310) 519-1801
Application Process:
Complete application at http://www.porttechla.org/tech-startups-wanted/2-uncategorised/226-porttech-client-inquiry or contact Director of Client Services, John Domhowski at (310) 519-1801 or [email protected]
Program Requirements:

Your innovative product or service addresses complex industry challenges in energy, environment, safety/security or transportation/logistics business sectors. Your technology can be scaled to provide sustainable solutions for a wide variety of industry challenges. You must be past the R&D phase and have a working prototype ready to be tested in a pilot project at the demanding port industrial complex. You must be customer-focused and interested in scaling your business to address opportunities in the global marketplace

Focus areas:
Dedicated to advancing the adoption of alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies
Perks:
Provides the opportunity for teams to build industry relationships and connect them to potential customers; provides expertise, connections, and resources to help grow your early stage company
San Fernando Valley

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Consortium for Technology and Innovation in Pediatrics

Details:

Consortium for Technology and Innovation in Pediatrics (CTIP)
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles 4650 Sunset Blvd Mailstop #84 LA, CA 90027
(562) 402-4598

http://www.scctip.org/new-page-3

Application Process:
For more information, contact through http://www.scctip.org/contact/
Program Requirements:
N/A
Focus areas:
Advancing pediatric device development and technologies
Perks:
Experts advise aspiring device developers on the manufacturing process, intellectual property protection, regulatory oversight, funding opportunities, clinical trial design and commercial partnerships; provides feasibility analysis tools, resources, and services as well as assembles and educates pediatric product development teams

Hub101

Details:

Hub101 
31416 Agoura Road #105, Westlake Village, CA 91361
http://www.hub101.la/incubator/#

Application Process:
Program Requirements:
10 week program culminating in a formal Demo Day presenting to investors and accelerators
Focus areas:
Creative-driven businesses in multiple sectors
Perks:
      • Month 1: Learn
        • Business model canvas
        • Customer discovery and validation
        • One on one mentor time
        • Get legal/IP help
      • Month 2: Execute
        • Connect with product development experts
        • Meet strategic partners
        • Learn and implement lead generation and digital marketing techniques
        • Develop investor pitch deck and practice with real investors
      • Month 3: Grow
        • Connect one on one with a variety of investors including angels, venture capital, and small business banks
        • Build and execute a crowdfunding campaign
        • Pitch coaching and practice
        • Formal Demo Day in front of investors and accelerators
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.