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Startup Resources

Service Providers for Southern California's startup and high tech industry
<< Back to service provider listings This is a list of local business incubators, which provide resources, facilities, and business advice to new businesses, in particular focusing on high tech businesses. In addition, a list of other non-area resources for finding a business incubator is also included.

Southern California Business Accelerators


Name Description Amplify LA is a hands-on startup accelerator and entrepreneurial campus in Venice, California. Located in the heart of Silicon Beach, Amplify is perfectly positioned.physically and programmatically.to help our companies thrive. We have an unmatched team of investors, mentors and executives who are committed to helping our founders build their startups into strong, scalable, successful companies. Amplify Start Engine is a rapid accelerator focused on helping Los AngelesWestwood based technology startups build a solid foundation for success in 90 days. Created by Howard Marks, co-founder of Activision, and Paul Kessler, one of the most prolific investors in Los Angeles, Start Engine will provide local startups with the essential resources and counsel they need to become successful, self-directed businesses. Start Engine offers a team of mentors who have proven themselves as successful entrepreneurs . not professional investors . ensuring that its startups are guided by the right people for the right reasons. Early-stage companies in the web, mobile and ecommerce space are encouraged to apply for the program which completes four cycles per year, culminating in Demo Days that are attended by the region.s top angel investors, VCs and influencers. K5 hosts, invests, and accelerates early stage game-changing, technology-driven businesses led by visionary founders. K5 is run by successful entrepreneurs and investors, and provides an intensive three-month mentorship-driven investment program for Southern California based startups. We carefully select companies via our online application process, and use entrepreneurial hands-on mentorship along with pre-seed funding to help them build their products and prepare for their next milestone, most likely the next round of funding. Program graduates will have the opportunity to pitch to a network of investors and venture capital firms on our K5 demo days. Orange County City Los Angeles

StartEngine

K5Launch Launchpad LA is a mentorship organization designed to help young Santa entrepreneurs based in Los Angeles get the guidance and relationships Monica needed to help take their companies to the next level. It combines the best venture capitalist in Southern California, many experienced entrepreneurs and executives and a select group of service providers who are committed to working with early-stage companies. Launchpad LA was founded by Mark Suster (2x founder & CEO, VC at GRP and author of www.BothSidesoftheTable.com), who runs the program with Adam Lilling (3x founder & CEO including Pentagon Music acquired by Virgin and BiggerBoat backed by First Round Capital and Tim Draper) and Joshua Roth (3x startup CTO including Viva Group (dba Rent.com/eBay) and NTI / Blackboard, 1x founding CEO of Amuzu).

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Description MuckerLab is a privately funded startup accelerator focused on incubation-stage Internet software, services and media ventures in the Los Angeles market. Based on a mentorship-driven model, MuckerLab provides entrepreneurs with funding, puts them through a structured, three-month-long program and gives them access to a deep network of top-tier mentors and advisors. MuckerLab works side-by-side with Southern California.s best technology entrepreneurs to enable them to build, launch, and finance their exceptional businesses, while helping to cultivate a more vibrant technology ecosystem in Los Angeles. LaunchPad is OCTANe's hand.s-on, pro bono accelerator for start-up companies in the technology, life science, and clean tech industries. LaunchPad doesn.t just provide advice and feedback. Companies that fully participate in the LaunchPad program receive a highly detailed and quantitative evaluation of their business plans. Using advanced analytics, LaunchPad can provide specific recommendations, gap analysis, strengths and weakness analysis, investor perceptual maps, and likelihood of being funded. LaunchPad.s dataset contains thousands of data points on business plan elements gathered from hundreds of companies across all Southern California high tech industries. LaunchPad CEOs know exactly what elements of their business plans differentiate them from other startups and which parts of their plans need improvement. Entrepreneurs tell us there.s nothing else like it. The Founder Institute is the World's Largest Startup Accelerator, with over 650 graduate companies across 37 cities, 22 countries and 5 continents. Through our four month program, you can launch your dream company with expert training, feedback, and support from experienced startup founders and CEOs - while not being required to quit your day job.

City Santa Monica

MuckerLab

Aliso Viejo

OCTANe LaunchPAD

Los Angeles

Founder Institute EvoNexus. is the business incubator of CommNexus., a leading nonprofit high-tech trade organization based in San Diego. Our mission is to stimulate the growth of new high technology companies in our region. EvoNexus is San Diego.s only community-supported, fully probono technology incubator. We provide full services . furnished office space, domain experts and mentors, and the opportunity to leverage our wide network of business and VC contacts . to start-up companies striving to achieve sustainability. And unlike many other incubators, we provide these services entirely free of charge. Our incubator companies are under no financial or IP-related obligation to EvoNexus when they graduate. Science creates, scales and acquires successful digital businesses by bringing together the best ideas, talent, resources and financing through a centralized platform. We focus on three things: developing new businesses, providing emerging startups with operational strategy and capital, and transforming later-stage Internet ventures with new talent and innovations. Created by entertainment and technology trailblazers, io/LA is a lively and social destination where creatives and tech pioneers connect. Hollywood and Silicon Valley converge; new synergies lead to new businesses. Are you a traditional content producer? io/LA is your avenue to new media. A tech innovator? io/LA is your access to LA creative. Any time you like. Located on Hollywood Boulevard.s Walk of Fame, io/LA houses three distinct yet related spaces.a cafe that.s open to the public, an expansive co-share workspace available to members, and our incubator.the space designated for selected projects that are funded and mentored by io/LA. San Diego

EvoNexus

Santa Monica

Science Inc.

Hollywood

IO/LA

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Description We create and operate pioneering companies. Our companies are based on ideas that challenge the status quo, and change the way people think, live, and work. We commit to treat our employees, companies, partners, and communities with complete fairness, respect, and excellence.

City Pasadena

Idealab Originate partners with statups to help them develop their software products. Originate Labs Los Angeles

Incubators Applied Minds Applied Minds provides inventions and "inventors for hire" to companies. The company is backed by Kleiner Perkins and Millenium Ventures. Los Angeles Business Technology Center Brighthouse Brighthouse is the startup incubator of TrueCar's Scott Painter and SharesPosts's Greg Brogger. Annenberg Innovation Lab BLACK Elevator Labs Elevator Labs is a business incubator focused on creating new startups. Nantworks N Science Inc. Science Inc. is incubating and developing new digital businesses. Frost Venture Partners Frost Venture Partners is incubating a portfolio of "big data" and cloud software firms. West Health Incubator The West Health Incubator is a medical technology incubator. Cal-X Stars Accelerator Cal-X Stars Accelerator is applying to be a member of the TechStars Global Accelerator Network. We are a unit of www.leonhardtventures. Founder Institute LA The Founder Institute is an early-stage startup accelerator that helps entrepreneurs create meaningful and enduring technology companies. Jewish Jumpstart Jumpstart equips leaders of Jewish & interreligious with knowledge, relationships, & support to build stronger communities, & transform the world. LA Startup Club Startup and entrepreneur support group. VoiVoda Labs VoiVoda is a technology acceleration fund focused on B2B startup companies. Even though we are based in California, we believe that there are great companies led by passionate entrepreneurs worldwide. CALSTART Project Hatchery BLACK StartupMinds STARTUP50plus.com RESULTS.com

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Glendale Pasadena El Segundo West Hollywood Marina Del Rey Los Angeles

PUSH Offices EvoNexus EvoNexus. is the business incubator of CommNexus., a leading non-profit hightech trade organization based in San Diego. Our mission is to stimulate the growth of new high technology companies in our region. EvoNexus is San Diego. Faststart Studio Our goal is to put Americans back to work by assisting entrepreneurs in launching their companies. These new companies will employ workers, grow networks of suppliers and ultimately generate new revenues that will benefit our communities. Mediacamp Media Camp, a Turner/Warner Bros. initiative, is a comprehensive accelerator program that educates entrepreneurs and enables them to build innovative media businesses. LMU CBA Business Incubator Business incubator primarily for students and alumni of LMU. Coworking

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Los Angeles Nextspace @ Amplify Pomona Poly Founders Pasadena Office & Company Los Angeles rainforest.LA Real Office Centers (ROC) The 44,260-square-foot ROCSanta Monica location, last occupied by Google, will Santa have more than 200 socially conscious, shared-workspace environments with space Monica for as many as 150 small companies. Los Angeles Silver Lake HQ Los Angeles The Farmhouse Long Beach WE Labs Santa Working Village Monica Culver City NextSpace - Culver City Van Nuys MaxLab Los Angeles KleverDog Los Angeles Jellyfish Cartel Los Angeles J Space beta Los Angeles IndieDesk Los Angeles Idyllic Nerd Commune Los Angeles Hub Los Angeles Los Angeles Droplabs Santa Cross Campus Monica Santa CoWorks Space Monica

Coworking Plus Coloft Aperiodic Industries Action Factory LA Viterbi Innovation Institute UCLA California NanoSystems Institute The South Bay Entrepreneurial Center PortTech Los Angeles Originate Inc New Deal Studios Los Angeles CleanTech Incubator Hatch

Torrance Santa Monica Los Angeles El Segundo Los Angeles Los Angeles Torrance San Pedro Los Angeles Sylmar Los Angeles West Hollywood

Silverlake HQ Silverlake HQ is a place to build good things, providing workspace, community, Los Angeles events, and collaboration for technology entrepreneurs and startups on the east side of Los Angeles. Technology Organizations Technology Council of Southern California Entretec TechBizConnection OCTANe Los Angeles Venture Association Caltech/MIT Enterprise Forum Central Coast MIT/Enterprise Forum San Diego Software Industry Council UCSD CONNECT Gold Coast Business Forum Tech Coast Venture Network Orange County Venture Group Torrance Pasadena Santa Ana Aliso Viejo Los Angeles Pasadena Santa Barbara San Diego La Jolla Westlake Village Tustin Costa Mesa San Diego Irvine La Jolla

San Diego Venture Group TiE Southern California University of California San Diego ThursdayNights Santa ThursdayNights produces invitation-only events to convene the decision-makers and Monica investors at startup and emerging growth media and technology companies in the

greater Los Angeles region. LACEOs LA CEOs brings together CEOs, Founders, Entrepreneurs, and Board Members to help startups and growth companies accelerate success. LA CEOs conducts regular meetings that are both educational and supportive for CEOs and Founding Executives. SCORE Los Angeles Green Business Base Camp Green Business Base Camp operates conferences focused on green businesses. Southern California Business Incubators CALSTART Project Hatchery, Pasadena Incubator EC2 at USC ECompanies idealab! Koffler Ventures AccelTech & NASA Commercialization Center Pasadena Enterprise Center Redondo Beach Information Technology Center ThinkTank.com UCLA Venture Development Program ViaSpace Technologies

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startup guide LA
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Alcatel Ventures

Alcatel Ventures is a value added venture capital partnership that invests in privately held companies which command unique technology. Alcatel Ventures invests primarily in US technology companies that address large or rapidly growing market opportunities related to hardware and softwarewireless communications, computer networking, telecommunications infrastructure, optical components and networking, the Internet, and unique semiconductor chips.

Alcatel Ventures is primarily focused on investing in early stage technology companies, although it will consider later stage investments where a minimum return of five times or more is likely. Alcatel Ventures typical investments are between $500K to $6 million in any given round. Alcatel Ventures is headquartered in Los Angeles and has offices in Silicon Valley, San Diego, Boston and Seoul, Korea.

GRP Partners
GRP Partners was founded in 1996 with the mission to help entrepreneurs achieve their goals of building big, transformative businesses. The partners of GRP have been involved with many startups over the years, of which 15 stand out companies have achieved exit valuations above $1 billion. Were proud of this accomplishment and the diversity of teams that weve backed notably that all of our biggest wins have come from outside of Silicon Valley. Our last fund is the single best performing fund in the United States according to the independent industry database, Preqin. (Preqin 2000 Vintage Funds >$100mm)

Provenance Ventures

Provenance Ventures is a venture capital firm that focuses on developing seed and early-stage social technology companies. The firm places value on the building of sustainable, high growth businesses through partnerships with entrepreneurs and operational execution.

Tech Coast Angels


Shelter Capital Partners is a Southern California based private investment fund, focused on investments in technology and technology-enabled companies at all stages of development, principally in the media, wireless/communication, enterprise software, and semiconductor industries. We also invest in other areas where market or technological changes are creating opportunities for new industry leaders.

Clearstone Venture Partners


Founded by Bill Elkus in 1998, Clearstone Venture Partners is a venture capital firm with offices in Santa Monica and Menlo Park, California. The firm manages over $650 million of committed capital in the technology sector, and has helped finance early-stage rounds in numerous successful companies such as eToys, Overture, PayPal, United Online, MP3.com, Jump and eMusic.

Rustic Canyon Partners


Rustic Canyon Partners is an early stage venture capital firm that invests in exceptional entrepreneurs building transformational companies.

Anthem Venture Partners

The Anthem team has over 50 years of investing, operational, and entrepreneurial experience. We have founded successful technology companies and have served as trusted advisors to leading companies across a range of industries. Most importantly, we have invested as angel or institutional investors in more than 35 companies with a track record of IPOs and M & A events that have produced exceptional returns for our investors. We bring this collective track record to every investment we make.

Rincon Venture Partners

Rincon Venture Partners is heavily resourced relative to our capital base so that we can invest at an earlier stage in a companys development. This allows us to fund companies in the gap between true seed financing -- from founders, their friends and family and angel investors -- and typical early-stage VC, which has become much less early-stage as fund sizes have grown.

Redpoint Ventures
Since 1999, the Redpoint team has been partnering with visionary founders who create new markets or redefine existing ones. From the earliest stages, we have supported MySpace, Netflix, TiVo, Juniper, RightMedia, Zimbra, LifeSize, Fortinet, HomeAway, among many others, helping them transform their industries.

Karlin Ventures
Karlin Ventures is an early-stage venture capital fund based in Los Angeles. We are value-add partners helping entrepreneurs who take contrarian approaches to create impactful solutions to big, interesting problems. Karlin Ventures is an affiliate of Karlin Asset Management, a private investment firm managing over $1.4 billion of unleveraged equity capital.

growth stage capital

Palisades Ventures
Palisades Ventures is a Los Angeles-based VC fund making growth stage investments in systems, services, software, and hardware companies that are driving the adoption of leading edge Information Technology, communications, and media technologies.

New World Ventures


New World Ventures works side-by-side with entrepreneurs to build market-leading information technology companies. Founded in 1996, our team brings over 100 years of venture capital and entrepreneurial experience, and has extensive expertise in helping high-growth companies navigate the challenges they face. Our multi-stage approach provides flexibility and enables us to play an active role in a companys growth throughout its lifecycle. As a member of The Pritzker Group, New World Ventures has access to a deep pool of capital and a broad array of strategic connections.

Crosscut Ventures
We are a seed-stage venture capital firm that uses our expertise and network to help passionate entrepreneurs build great com

incubators

Mucker Lab
MuckerLab is a 3 to 6 month program that includes up to $21k in funding, office space, access to world-class mentors, and hands-on product, marketing, legal and fundraising support.

Science
Science creates, scales and acquires successful digital businesses by bringing together the best ideas, talent, resources and financing through a centralized platform. We focus on three things: developing new businesses, providing emerging startups with operational strategy and capital, and transforming later-stage Internet ventures with new talent and innovations.

Amplify

Amplify LA is a hands-on startup accelerator and entrepreneurial campus in Venice, California. Located in the heart of Silicon Beach, Amplify is perfectly positionedphysically and programmaticallyto help our companies thrive. We have an unmatched team of investors, mentors and executives who are committed to helping our founders build their startups into strong, scalable, successful companies. Amplifys accelerator program is four months of intense collaboration: within companies, between companies and, o f course, with the Amplify team. Our curriculum, designed from the ground up, is designed to help entrepreneurs amplify their business. We invest between $50,000 $150,000 in seed funding for a 5% 15% stake. We also provide free workspace at our Venice campus and extensive hands-on mentorship. Our portfolio companies also benefit from a variety of free or highly discounted services including hosting, legal, banking and more. We are very hands on. We get very involved. We want to see our companies succeed. Amplify LA also partners with NextSpace to offer a coworking space in Venice.

Start Engine

Start Engine is a rapid accelerator focused on helping Los Angeles-based technology startups build a solid foundation for success in 90 days. Created by Howard Marks, co-founder of Activision, and Paul Kessler, one of the most prolific investors in Los Angeles, Start Engine will provide local startups with the essential resources and counsel they need to become successful, self-directed businesses. Start Engine offers a team of mentors who have proven themselves as successful entrepreneurs not professional investors ensuring that its startups are guided by the right people for the right reasons. Early-stage companies in the web, mobile and ecommerce space are encouraged to apply for the program which completes four cycles per year, culminating in Demo Days that are attended by the regions top angel investors, VCs and influencers.

Launchpad LA

Launchpad LA is a startup accelerator in Santa Monica, CA. Launchpad LA was founded as a mentorship organization in 2009 by Mark Suster (GRP Partners, bothsidesofthetable.com) with the goal of helping talented local entrepreneurs build relationships, get funded, and grow while remaining in Southern California. The idea came from our frustration with seeing LA companies receive funding from Northern California VCs and then choose to relocate their teams. Indeed, Launchpad LA began as a true collaboration amo ng the areas top VCs with a shared interest in seeing a robust tech community continue to grow and thrive in Los Angeles.

Startup UCLA
Startup UCLA seeks to develop a culture of startup thinking on campus; to connect students with alumni who are successful in the startup world and with the rapidly growing Southern California startup community; to give students opportunities to learn the basics of startup thinking; and to provide a community in which students can develop and launch their early-stage ideas.

Los Angeles CleanTech Incubator

LACI invests in promising cleantech companies by committing time, advice & connections that help them succeed. Los Angeles has launched its cleantech business incubator to accelerate development of cleantech start-ups by offering flexible office space, CEO coaching and mentoring, and access to a growing network of experts and capital. LACI is the business equivalent of baseballs farm system: it identifies local talent, nurtures it, and helps it get to market, resultin g in more jobs and a bigger green economy in Los Angeles.

Idealab
Bill Gross started Idealab in 1996 to create and operate pioneering technology companies. The structure of Idealab has allowed us to test many ideas at once and turn the best of them into companies, attracting the human and financial capital necessary to bring them to market. Many of these companies were among the first to introduce new business ideas to the market.CitySearch, now a part of IAC, established the category of local online community directories.eToys demonstrated the tremendous potential for online consumer retail and became one of the most recognized brands during the early days of e-commerce. Overture Services, which began life as GoTo.com, was the first company to introduce the concept of paid search the business model that powers the multibillion-dollar online search market. Idealab continues to explore a range of technology frontiers. New models for improving the search experience are at the core of several companies currently growing inside of Idealab. Moving beyond the Internet, we have spawned companies with breakthrough technologies in mobile technologies, robotics, and renewable energy among others. Idealab also continues to partner with leading venture capital firms and other strategic investors to provide the resources to maximize the potential of these companies. In addition to capital, Idealab provides a full range of resources to infuse start-ups with the support they need to rapidly introduce innovative products and services. Resources include office space and the accompanying office services, development and technology, product and graphic design, marketing, financial advice, human resources, competitive research, legal, accounting and business development support and services. In addition, Idealab provides advice on strategy, branding and corporate structure.

groups

LA Tech Happy Hour

Imagine if there was a place, where at one table an entrepreneur meets her next $100,000 investor. Adesigner meets a new client, a web developer with a great internet startup. A PHP engineer meets a charismatic founder that excites him with his vision, so much so that he can picture leaving his day job for the exhilarating experience of working tirelessly for technology stock options that could be worth millions one day...

We're building this community.

LA Lean Startup Circle

ince 2010 LeanLA has helped Los Angeles tech entrepreneurs build successful businesses by learning and practicing Lean Startup techniques. We are smart and driven high tech entrepreneurs that have learned how to discover customers and build products that they want. Our startups achieve sucess faster that most because we get out of the building to talk to customers, use agile software development to decrease time to market and leverage continuous deployment to learn as fast as possible. This is what Lean Startups are all about. Our laser focused mission attracts the brightest entrepreneurs in Southern Califormia. Our guest speakers like Eric Ries, Steve Blank, Dan Martell and Hiten Shah share their stories and techniques so we can all learn from each other.

FounderPanel
FounderPanel has the top tech founders on the top panels. FounderPanel is where tech founders learn how to be successful

LA Tech Meetup
A monthly show-and-tell where FIVE people get FIVE minutes to wow the LA tech community. Nerds, creatives, entrepreneurs, and investors welcome!

Santa Monica New Tech

We will be meeting monthly to showcase new technology from around the world followed by networking. 5-6 presenters give a demo of their product or service and participate in Q&A (5+5min). The idea is to promote new technologies and give them exposure to a tech-interested public, as well as potential clients, employees and investors. Finally, to provide inspiration and networking opportunities to those who want to find their passion by watching and interacting with others who are pursuing what they love. Marvel at the latest in cool technology! Watch some slide decks and ask questions!

LA Django
We are a group of people who love and use the Django web framework. Whether you consider yourself a professional developer, a hobbyist, or are simply curious to see if Django is for you, please join us for our monthly meeting!

Entrepreneur Meetup - Los Angeles

Calling all ASPIRING & CURRENT ENTREPRENEURS! Are you ready to take your business to the next level? Are you ready for Massive Success? If so, then this is the Meetup for you...#1 Entrepreneur Meetup!! Meet an expansive network of successful entrepreneurs to share tips and problem solving techniques, attend events, business seminars, trainings, travel, and most importantly Successful Entrepreneur Guest Speakers with plenty of Networking Opportunities and watch your business network grow!

Blacks In Technology - Los Angeles

The goal for Blacks In Technology Los Angeles (BIT-LA) is to create a vibrant community of like-minded African American technology professionals, innovators and enthusiasts who are working with or interested in Web-based and related technologies. Were talking the whole techie gamut from bloggers, digital media specialists, community managers and web masters to web designers, social media strategists, developers, online marketing experts, recruiters, software developers and project managers. And of course the doors are wide open for those folks who are simply just passionate about all things technical.

We will meet regularly at least once a month for fun socializing and high level talks on the technology topics. We plan to feature educational meetups to learn latest technical developments in fields of interest. We also look forward to hosting mashup events with many of the multitude of great tech groups based in Los Angeles. We also plan to participate in local startup events and help bring together Los Angeles-based developers and web entrepreneurs for possible business opportunities. We feel this will be an excellent venue to exchange ideas and talk about web technology, innovation, open source, share our knowledge and experience with one another. Tell us how technology is changing the world. Anyone interested in tech is welcome!

LA Machine Learning

This is group which gathers to discuss topics in machine learning. This could be classification, clustering, neural networks, loss functions, graphical algorithms, information retrieval, data mining, artificial intelligence, search, game theory, computational learning theory, reinforcement learning, collaborative filtering, recommendation systems, bioinformatics, or really anything having to do with large scale data analysis and prediction. The usual format is to select a topic and/or paper for members to read before the meeting to discuss. We might at a later point host several hackathons or have demos. All levels welcome from beginners to research scientists. This is intended to be a very inclusive group.

Carbon Five Hack Nights

Carbon Five hosts a bi-weekly, intimate hack night for developers who want to code and collaborate for a couple of hours after work. Bring your own project or work with someone else. Developers of all experience levels are welcome. We'll kick off with a very brief daily-style intro where everyone gives their name, says what they're working on and whether or not that want a hand... then we'll get our hack on. There will be at least a couple Carbon Five folks around to help out. Doors open around 6p and we'll keep hacking until 9 (sometimes later). Bring your laptop and a project to work on. We'll provide the infrastructure, food, and beverages.

LA Web/Mobile Software Entrepreneurs

This group was started to create a forum for experienced and aspiring web/mobile software entrepreneurs: product strategists, CTOs, hackers, CEOs, COOs, designers, developers/engineers, Scrum coaches, information architects, project managers. We will meet frequently to dscuss the rapidly changing web/mobile consumer software space: - New technologies - New apps! - Cutting-edge hardware releases - Startup process and incubation - Open systems - Development process efficiency/theory - Idea iteration - Business models - Finance - friends/family to Venture Capital - Product design and best practices If you know any superstar entrepreneurs, please tell them about this group so we can build the most experienced group of software entrepreneurs in the area.

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SoCal Kanban/Lean Software

More and more folks in the software, systems, engineering, and business communities have gotten hooked on the two great-tasting philosophies of agile and lean. They are using these techniques to build awesome technology companies. This group has events that will help members connect and grow their tech companies using these philosophies.

Long Beach Tech


Long Beach Tech is a network of Entrepreneur, Designers, and Techies with a passion for making Long Beach a tech hub.

Hacks and Hackers LA

The worlds of hackers and journalists are coming together as reporting goes digital and Internet companies become media empires. Journalists call themselves "hacks," someone who can churn out words in any situation. Hackers use the digital equivalent of duct tape to whip out code. Hacker-journalists try and bridge the two worlds. This group is to bring all these people together -- those who are working to help people make sense of their world. It's for hackers exploring technologies to filter and visualize information, and for journalists who use technology to find and tell stories. In the age of information overload, all their work has become even more crucial. This group aims to help members find inspiration and think in new directions, bringing together potential collaborators for projects and new ventures. Please also check out our blog at http://hackshackers.com Help us build the future of media!

Female Entrepreneurs in Technology LA

Female Entrepreneurs in Web Technology is a group designed for women (and men) to get together and inspire, support, share stories and tips about making their way through the Startup environment. Whether you're a designer, developer, entrepreneur or investor, this group is for you!

CoFoundersLab

Looking for a co-founder? CoFoundersLab, a company dedicated to helping entrepreneurs find co-founders can help. Whether youre looking to join a startup, seeking someone else to join your venture, or open to either, CoFoundersLab is for you. CoFoundersLab does the matchmaking process via two FREE services: an online matching platform at CoFoundersLab.com and in-person Meetups.

TWO simple steps to get started connecting with thousands of potential co-founders: Go to CoFoundersLab.com and create a free online profile. Join a Co-Founders Wanted Meetup in Santa Monica and/or Pasadena. Santa Monica events are held at Cross Campus and Pasadena events are held at the Business Technology Center of LA. Meetups are held quarterly at a minimum. Good luck! 1. 2.

coworking space

IO/LA

At io/LA, creators from technology, entertainment and media collaborate, challenge and develop new products and projects. io/LA is a state of mind no less than a physical address committed to the extraordinary and unexpected, the groundbreaking and disruptive. For LA creatives, io/LA is something more, too: a path to ownership and distribution models that have remained out of reach. Until now.

Coworking Plus
Coworking Plus provides professional office space for entrepreneurs, start-up businesses, home businesses, small businesses and corporations. We have an atmosphere that stimulates, inspires and motivates business productivity. Coworking Plus a professional environment for professional people where you can meet with your clients, colleagues and investors in a first class executive setting.

Hub LA
Hub LA is about the power of people taking action for a better world. We are a new kind of membership club dedicated to the individuals and teams building the local, sustainable economy in Los Angeles and beyond. Anchored by a physical place in the heart of the Arts District in Downtown LA, the Hub offers members access to 4,000 square feet of creative industrial space to work, meet, learn, collaborate, and play; a curated community of values-aligned individuals and companies; and custom programming and events focused on personal and professional development. We combine the best of a cafe, innovation lab, business accelerator, serviced office, and community center to create a place for meaningful encounters, productive work sessions, exchange and inspiration all with the ambition to spur social innovation.

Coloft

We are a community and work space focused on empowering entrepreneurs, startups, & freelancers. We love tech. We believe in awesomeness.

BLANKSPACES

BLANKSPACES is a community of entrepreneurs, freelancers, and start-ups, where we provide flexible office plans available by the hour, day, and month. We're located in Los Angeles, CA in the Mid-Wilshire area, central to Hollywood and media firms. Collaboration and camaraderie are the key reasons why members often hire each other. At BLANKSPACES, you 'work for yourself, not by yourself.

CraveLab
LA CraveLab has opened in Downtown LA at the corner of 2nd and Figueroa St. We are a group of entrepreneurs, freelancers, designers, and developers who expanded our current office into a collaborative space/office share to provide a working space for others like us, including start-ups and organizations.

Working Village

Working Village is a creative and technologically advanced workspace designed to meet the diverse needs of micro businesses, freelancers, home-office workers, entrepreneurs, start-ups, tech workers, writers, designers and other savvy professionals.

NextSpace
NextSpace Los Angeles is located on the corner of Main & Culver Boulevard, we have the only corner office in downtown Culver City, whoohoo! Originally The Heart of Screenland, Culver City is a progressive community and has become a powerful multi-media spot and a mecca for creative industries, and now, the home of our third location, NextSpace LA!

Cross Campus

Cross Campus is an engine of creativity and innovation, housed at our state of the art 11,000 square foot space at 820 Broadway in the heart of Santa Monica. Our goal is to inspire creative collisions through space design, learning platforms, and extraordinary events, fostering member-driven collaboration that ultimately leads to game changing ideas and enterprises. As a member of Cross Campus, you are part of a select community of doers. You enjoy a workspace that is designed to inspire and built to support the needs of entrepreneurs who aim high. Our classes & events give you the opportunity to participate in a dynamic learning experience that goes far beyond the norm.

Real Office Centers (ROC)

The 44,260-square-foot ROCSanta Monica location, last occupied by Google, will have more than 200 socially conscious, shared-workspace environments with space for as many as 150 small companies. Real Office Centers is an industry-leader in shared office space, creating social environments that are both engaging and productive for up-and-coming entrepreneurs. This three-story property has already generated significant interest from prospective young and tech-savvy tenants due to the limited supply of creative office space within the West Los Angeles area. ROCSanta Monica will offer industry-leading shared office environments geared towards the high-tech and entertainment industries, which make up a significant proportion of Santa Monicas business and community landscape. ROCSanta Monica is undergoing a multi-million dollar interior reconfiguration, which will include conference facilities, a kitchen, coffee bar and top-of-the-line furnishings.

WeWork
The physical social network. On the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and La Brea, our first building in LA is beautiful, stylish and convenient. Our members in LA range from filmmakers and production companies to social media entrepreneurs and innovative tech startups.

multiday competitions

LA Startup Weekend
Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 400 past events in 100 countries around the worl

local news source

socalTECH

socalTECH.com provides up to date news and information about high tech companies in Southern California, including interviews, a calendar of local events, and a database of technology firms in the region.

national news source

TechCrunch

Y Combinator Hacker News

PandoDaily

blogs & websites

Venture Hacks
Good advice for startups.

TechMeme
In 2013, knowing what's changing in technology is required to understand the cultural currents and business events reshaping the world. If you've been watching the tech industry evolve, it won't surprise you that social networks enable political revolutions, brand new companies can acquire millions of customers in months, or the world's most valuable company built that wealth on products that didn't exist five years ago. Techmeme is the foremost source for tracking these changes. By presenting a summary of the day's essential reports and analysis on a single page, Techmeme has become the technology news site of record for people both within and beyond the industry.

Paul Graham
Paul Graham, founder of Y Combinator, blogs about startups.

A VC
Musings of a VC in NYC. Fred Wilson is a VC and Principal of Union Square Ventures.

Both Sides of the Table


Entrepreneur turned VC. Mark Suster is a 2x entrepreneur who has gone to the Dark Side of VC. He joined GRP Partners in 2007 as a General Partner after selling his company to Salesforce.com. He focuses on early-stage technology companies.

Chris Dixon
Venture capitalist at Andreessen Horowitz.

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