11 Startup Accelerators and Incubators in Los Angeles


Update: This post is a little outdated. I’ll be writing a new one soon. In the meantime, check out Coloft Academy in Santa Monica: classes and workshops for tech entrepreneurs!

Recently, I’ve been shared a few lists of Los Angeles startup accelerators and incubators. I’ve taken those lists, visited the various websites, and collected the key pieces of information for anybody considering applying to them. Enjoy!

If you notice any information is missing or incorrect, please let me know in the comments!

Start Engine (@start_engine)
Focus: Technology Startups
Length: 90 days
Funding: $8000+$3000 per co-founder up to $20,000
Cost: 8-11% Equity Stake plus potential warrants
Founders: Howard Marks and Paul Kessler Read More
Mentors Include: Co-Founder Activision, Founder of JDate.com, Co-Founder of Beachmint, Co-Founder Savings.com, Exec VP KSwiss Read More
Next Class: January 5th, 2012
Application Due: November 30th, 2011

Mucker Lab (@muckerlab)
Focus: Internet software, services and media entrepreneurs.
Length: 12 weeks
Funding: Up to $21,000 in funding
Cost: 6% Equity Stake
Founders: Erik Rannala, William Hsu, Greg Bettinelli, Yan David Erlich Read More
Mentors Include: Co-Founder of LegalZoom, Creator of Farmville, CEO of Ad.ly, VP Product Management of Twitter, Co-Founder of Rincon Venture Partners, VP of NFL.com, CEO of Unsubscribe.com Read More
Next Class: January 2012
Application Due: December 15, 2011

Upstart.LA (@upStartLA)
Focus: Tech entrepreneurs
Length: 12 weeks
Funding: Up to $18,000 in funding
Cost: 6% Equity Stake
Founders: Dan Dato, Bruce Brown Read More
Mentors Include: Founder of Startup Partners, Founder of Appmosis, Co-Founder of Hip Chameleon, Founder of TVtracker.com  Read More
Next Class: January 2012
Application Due: Late Applications may be considered until the program begin. Read More

LaunchpadLA (@LAunchpadLA)
Focus: Technology Startups
Length: 3-4 months
Funding: $50,000
Cost: Equity Stake
Founder: Mark Suster
Mentors Include: Founder and CEO of Idealab, Co-Founder of Ad.ly, Founder of Namesake, CEO of Docstoc, Co-Founder of Rincon Venture Partners, CEO of Breakmedia, President and CEO of Myspace Read More
Next Class: January 2012
Application Due: December 5, 2011

K5Launch (@k5launch)
Focus: Technology Startups
Length: 3 months
Funding: $15,000-$25,000 per team
Cost: 3-8% Equity Stake
Founder: Amir Banafatemi, Ray Chan, David Cheng, and Kai Tao
Next Class: January 2012
Application Due: November 30, 2011

Originate (@originatelabs)
Focus: Products and Technologies in the Web and Mobile Space
Funding: Technology Resources (software development)
Cost: Equity

Amplify.LA
Founder: Paul Bricault

Science (@scienceinc)
Focus: Internet businesses
Founders: Mike Jones, Tom Dare, Mike Macadaan, Ryan Sit Read More

NantWorks Accelerator (@nantworks)
Focus: Web and Mobile Applications
Length: 3 to 4 months
Funding: Provides seed funding
Founder: Patrick Soon-Shiong, M.D.

Founder Institute LA (@founding)
Focus: Technology Startups
Length: 4 months
Funding: None
Cost: $900 + 3.5% Equity Stake + $4000 at first capital raise over $100,000
Founder: Adeo Ressi
Mentors Include: CEO & Co-Founder 1800-Dentist, Founder of Atari, Inc. & Chuck E. Cheese, CEO of Ferrazzi Greenlight, CEO of METal, Partner of Clearstone Venture Partners Read More

LA Cleantech Incubator (@LACIncubator)
Focus: Cleantech
Length: Per month basis
Funding: None
Cost: as low as $300/mo
Founders: LACI is a result of the Clean Tech Los Angeles (CTLA) alliance among the Mayor’s office, the City’s universities, the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation, the Los Angeles Business Council, the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, LADWP and the CRA/LA.


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