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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 City

Stubbs Alderton Precellerator Program
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP is one of the leading start-up law firms in Southern California. We pioneered a fixed fee start-up package making the formation and organization of your start-up as seamless as possible. Our Preccelerator Program is a new platform offered to select start-up companies out of our Santa Monica office that provides interim office space and sophisticated legal services, with the objective of helping you grow your idea from business concept to funded startup. The Preccelerator Program provides free co-working space and other perks for 5-6 promising young startups. Santa Monica

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 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.Los Angeles

ChickLabs
ChickLabs is an incubator and accelerator for women-led organizations and products for the female demographic. Orange

Disney Accelerator
Disney Accelerator, powered by Techstars, is helping today.s technology innovators turn their dreams for new media and entertainment experiences into reality. Los Angeles

EvoNexus
EvoNexus. is the business incubator of CommNexus., a leading non-profit 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 pro-bono 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. San Diego

Frost Venture Partners
Frost VP is a highly focused investment and incubator vehicle created by Stuart Frost designed to quickly and thoroughly exploit the tremendous opportunities available today in the cloud and big data revolutions. Stuart Frost founded DATAllegro in 2003 and sold the company to Microsoft in 2008 for $275m (26x trailing revenues). Frost VP was created to be a robust and scalable vehicle to take these activities to a whole new level. Aliso Viejo

LaunchpadLA
Launchpad LA is a mentorship organization designed to help young entrepreneurs based in Los Angeles get the guidance and relationships 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).Santa Monica
K5Launch 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

MediaCamp
Media Camp, a Turner/Warner Bros. initiative, is a comprehensive accelerator program that educates entrepreneurs and enables them to build innovative media businesses. Key features of Media Camp include presentations and workshops focused on media technology, formal mentorship from media industry experts, community events and knowledge sharing, as well as direct investments including partnerships and vendor relationships. Los Angeles

MuckerLab
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.Santa Monica

Be Great Partners
Be Great Partners is a leading technology incubator in Los Angeles with only one mission in mind: building successful products by investing in talented entrepreneurs.Los Angeles

OCTANe LaunchPAD
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. Aliso Viejo

Founder Institute
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. Los Angeles

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

Science Inc.
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. Santa Monica

StartEngine
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 region.s top angel investors, VCs and influencers.Westwood
The Design Center The Design Accelerator is an incubator aimed at helping startups grow by merging great design, cutting edge technology and business strategy to create innovation. Associated with The Art Center College of Design and Caltech. Pasadena
Greenwings Biomedical Greenwings Biomedical translates promising biomedical inventions and technologies from research projects into successful products, and bring these to the market by either getting the projects acquired in early-exit transactions or launching independent, commercial ventures. Pacific Palisades
Viterbi Startup Garage Viterbi Startup Garage is a 12 week technology accelerator program that includes $20k in funding, space, strategic and financial resources and access to world-class mentors, and hands-on product, marketing, legal and fundraising support. It was created by the USC Viterbi School of Engineering in collaboration with Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and United Talent Agency. It is the brainchild of Ashish Soni, Founding Director of VSi2 and the Startup Garage. 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.

Glendale

Los Angeles Business Technology Center

Altadena

Brighthouse

Brighthouse is the startup incubator of TrueCar's Scott Painter and SharesPosts's Greg Brogger.

Santa Monica

Ventura Ventures Technology Center

The Ventura Ventures Technology Center (V2TC) is a high-tech business incubator developed in partnership with the City of Ventura and the Ventura Chamber of Commerce.

Ventura

Annenberg Innovation Lab

Los Angeles

BLACK

El Segundo

Elevator Labs

Elevator Labs is a business incubator focused on creating new startups.

Los Angeles

Nantworks

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Los Angeles

Science Inc.

Science Inc. is incubating and developing new digital businesses.

Santa Monica

Frost Venture Partners

Frost Venture Partners is incubating a portfolio of "big data" and cloud software firms.

San Juan Capistrano

West Health Incubator

The West Health Incubator is a medical technology incubator.

La Jolla

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.

Santa Monica

Founder Institute LA

The Founder Institute is an early-stage startup accelerator that helps entrepreneurs create meaningful and enduring technology companies.

Santa Monica

Jewish Jumpstart

Jumpstart equips leaders of Jewish & interreligious with knowledge, relationships, & support to build stronger communities, & transform the world.

Los Angeles

LA Startup Club

Startup and entrepreneur support group.

Los Angeles

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.

Glendale

CALSTART Project Hatchery

Pasadena

BLACK

El Segundo

StartupMinds

West Hollywood

STARTUP50plus.com

Marina Del Rey

RESULTS.com

Los Angeles

PUSH Offices

Los Angeles

EvoNexus

EvoNexus. is the business incubator of CommNexus., a leading non-profit 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.

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.

Irvine

Mediacamp

Media Camp, a Turner/Warner Bros. initiative, is a comprehensive accelerator program that educates entrepreneurs and enables them to build innovative media businesses.

Burbank

LMU CBA Business Incubator

Business incubator primarily for students and alumni of LMU.

West Los Angeles

Ventura BioCenter

Thousand Oaks

Center for Entrepreneurship and Growth

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Thousand Oaks

seedHIT

Pasadena

Bixel Exchange

The Bixel Exchange provides mentoring, education, and other services to emerging startups.

Los Angeles

Greenwings Biomedical

Greenwings Biomedical incubates exceptional biomedical innovations into exceptional ventures. Our focus is on biomedical devices and software products enabled at their core by highly innovative algorithms and software-based intelligence.

Pacific Palisades

The Design Accelerator

The Design Accelerator is an incubator aimed at helping startups grow by merging great design, cutting edge technology and business strategy to create innovation. Associated with The Art Center College of Design and Caltech.

Pasadena

Disney Accelerator

Disney Accelerator, powered by Techstars, is helping today’s technology innovators turn their dreams for new media and entertainment experiences into reality.

Los Angeles

ChickLabs

ChickLabs is an incubator and accelerator for women-led organizations and products for the female demographic.

Orange
Coworking

Nextspace @ Amplify

Los Angeles

Poly Founders

Pomona

Office & Company

Pasadena

rainforest.LA

Los Angeles

Real Office Centers (ROC)

The 44,260-square-foot ROC–Santa 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.

Santa Monica

Silver Lake HQ

Los Angeles

The Farmhouse

Los Angeles

WE Labs

Long Beach

Working Village

Santa Monica

NextSpace - Culver City

Culver City

MaxLab

Van Nuys

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

Los Angeles

Cross Campus

Santa Monica

CoWorks Space

Santa Monica

Coworking Plus

Torrance

Coloft

Santa Monica

Aperiodic Industries

Los Angeles

Action Factory LA

El Segundo

Viterbi Innovation Institute

Los Angeles

UCLA California NanoSystems Institute

Los Angeles

The South Bay Entrepreneurial Center

Torrance

PortTech Los Angeles

San Pedro

Originate Inc

Los Angeles

New Deal Studios

Sylmar

Los Angeles CleanTech Incubator

Los Angeles

Hatch

West Hollywood

Silverlake HQ

Silverlake HQ is a place to build good things, providing workspace, community, events, and collaboration for technology entrepreneurs and startups on the east side of Los Angeles.

Los Angeles

Workzones

Coworking and office space.

Santa Barbara

Connect Ventura

Coworking space.

Ventura

OfficeLocale

Coworking space.

Thousand Oaks
Technology Organizations

Technology Council of Southern California

Torrance

Entretec

Pasadena

TechBizConnection

Santa Ana

OCTANe

Aliso Viejo

Los Angeles Venture Association

Los Angeles

Caltech/MIT Enterprise Forum

Pasadena

Central Coast MIT/Enterprise Forum

To promote a unique process and atmosphere to develop and strengthen the entrepreneurial community in the Central Coast through interaction with experienced executives who have successfully navigated the challenges of building an organization.

Santa Barbara

San Diego Software Industry Council

San Diego

UCSD CONNECT

La Jolla

Gold Coast Business Forum

Westlake Village

Tech Coast Venture Network

Tustin

Orange County Venture Group

Costa Mesa

San Diego Venture Group

San Diego

TiE Southern California

Irvine

University of California San Diego

La Jolla

ThursdayNights

ThursdayNights produces invitation-only events to convene the decision-makers and investors at startup and emerging growth media and technology companies in the greater Los Angeles region.

Santa Monica

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.

Santa Monica

SCORE Los Angeles

Glendale

Green Business Base Camp

Green Business Base Camp operates conferences focused on green businesses.

Los Angeles

California Coast Venture Forum

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Santa Barbara

LA Mayors Council of Innovation and Industry

The Los Angeles Mayor's Council on Innovation and Industry is committed to the support of LA's vibrant business ecosystem. The council was formed to help spread the word about our amazing city and to find ways to foster its continuing growth.

Los Angeles

Ventura County Economic Development Association

CEDA is a 62-year-old organization, recognized as regional voice of business on issues affecting the economy in California and Ventura County.

Ventura

Economic Development Collaborative - Ventura County (EDC-VC)

The Economic Development Collaborative-Ventura County (EDC-VC) is the business resource for companies of all sizes doing business in Ventura County.

Camarillo

Women's Economic Ventures

WEV helps small businesses succeed by providing a nationally recognized training program, access to start-up and growth capital and ongoing assistance as your business grows.

Santa Barbara

Small Business Development Center - Ventura County

Every business starts with a bright idea. Whether you need help getting your idea off the ground or want to grow your business, we’re here for you.

Camarillo

USC Stevens Institute for Innovation

The USC Stevens Center for Innovation is a university-wide resource for USC innovators in the office of the Provost.

Los Angeles

Innovate Pasadena

INNOVATE PASADENA (IP)aims to promote local collaboration across business and education in order to attract and retain companies, entrepreneurs, innovators and investment capital.

Pasadena

Alfred Mann Foundation

Pasadena Bioscience Colaborative

Pasadena

Southern California Business Incubators

CALSTART Project Hatchery, Pasadena Incubator Pasadena
EC2 at USCLos Angeles
ECompaniesSanta Monica
idealab!Pasadena
Koffler VenturesLos Angeles
AccelTech & NASA Commercialization CenterPomona
Pasadena Enterprise CenterPasadena
Redondo Beach Information Technology CenterRedondo Beach
ThinkTank.comDana Point
UCLA Venture Development ProgramWestwood
ViaSpace TechnologiesPasadena

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