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Opportunity for California Entrepreneurs in Eligible Counties to Participate in a Business Development Program

Innovator Program


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Geographic Focus
USA: California: Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Ventura, or Orange counties

Important Dates
Deadline: 06/09/23 11:00 PM PDT Save

Grant Description
Opportunity for California entrepreneurs in eligible counties to participate in a business development program. The program is intended for businesses developing green technologies. Successful applicants will receive marketing and promotion opportunities, coaching, discounts on office space, and networking opportunities. Eligible businesses must have a significant presence in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Ventura, or Orange counties.

Program Benefits:

  • Monthly coaching with a LACI Executive in Residence (EIR)
  • Opportunities to engage with peers and industry experts through workshops, networking events, and LACI’s Alumni of more than 315 Startup Founders
  • A time efficient, low-demand curriculum delivers high-impact opportunities and growth
  • Participation in LACI and partner events and showcases, including LACI’s signature showcase Power Day event(s) with 100+ angel, venture capital, corporate strategic, and family office investors Inclusion in newsletters and startup updates sent to LACI partners, investors
  • Invitations to community building opportunities with LACI founders
  • Promotion as a LACI Startup via LACI’s website and social media
  • Inclusion in LACI newsletters and startup updates sent to LACI partners, investors, stakeholders, and community
  • Deep discounts on desk space, LACI’s Advanced Prototyping Center, and membership at the La Kretz Innovation Campus in Downtown Los Angeles
  • Possible opportunities for inclusion in news/media features
  • There is no cost to apply and the Innovators program is FREE for participants selected


Additional Eligibility Criteria
- Have a cleantech solution that addresses Clean Energy, Zero Emissions Transportation, or Smart & Sustainable Cities: Circular Economy
- Own or license a novel proprietary technology
- Have a significant presence, operations, or sales plans in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Ventura, or Orange Counties
- Established some proof of concept or TRL 3 with critical function
- Must be based in the United States.

Pre-Application Information
Jun 9 2023 11:00 PM (PDT)

LACI's Pipeline team is available to support you through the application process. They will be holding open info sessions and one-to-one founder calls throughout the application window. They encourage applicants to take advantage of these resources. Contact staff for more information.

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Term of Contract
One-year program

Contact Information
Apply online:

If you’re unsure about your eligibility or have questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the Pipeline Team at

525 S. Hewitt Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Phone: 213.358.6500

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