Empowering Communities through Innovation and Collaboration

The Story

"In a groundbreaking partnership, USCF and LACI are uniting their strengths to champion a greener, more sustainable Los Angeles. As pillars of community empowerment and technological innovation, our collaboration promises to reshape the city's future. Together, we're committed to driving positive change, fostering inclusivity, and creating a lasting impact that benefits every Angeleno."More than 375 founders have been supported with hands-on mentorship, business tools, and valuable introductions to investors, to help their startups unlock their full potential and scale! Startups in LACI's Incubation Program also receive opportunities to gain unprecedented access to partners like LADWP, LA Metro, Edison International, and the City of Santa Monica. Startups go further, faster, together with LACI.2024: The year of the Startup

Are you looking to level up and scale your cleantech startup next year? LACI is looking for cleantech changemakers to join our Incubation Cohort 8, launching Spring 2024. Is that you? Applications for our Incubation Program is https://laincubator.org/incubation

Program Benefits

Advanced Curriculum: 45 hours of in-depth lessons based on LACI's
extensive experience with cleantech startups.
Dedicated Mentorship: Weekly advisory sessions with an Executive in Residence.
Funding Opportunities: Up to $500,000 in equity funding and debt
financing through LACI’s Impact Fund and Debt Fund.
Investment Advisory: Expert guidance from LACI's Investment Team.
Perks & Platforms: Access to $160,000 worth of tools and platforms to
bolster your startup's growth.
Power Day: Present at our annual pitch event attended by investors,
corporates, utilities, and government agencies.
LACInvestor Talks: Monthly events to connect with potential investors
and partners.
Workspace Discounts: Enjoy discounted rates on desk space or private
offices at the La Kretz Innovation Campus and Advanced Prototyping
Center in Downtown Los Angeles.

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Overview of Our Programs, and Upcoming Cycles:

Incubation Program: Dive into LACI's Incubation Program, a comprehensive platform designed to nurture cleantech startups in Los Angeles. The program kicks off with four months of rigorous workshops, personalized coaching, and strategic roundtables, focusing on market entry, investor readiness, and pilot initiatives. Post-curriculum, startups embark on a journey defined by a tailored business roadmap, encompassing fundraising, product evolution, market penetration, team expansion, pilot rollouts, and forging partnerships.

Founders Business Accelerator: LACI's Founders Business Accelerator (FBA) is dedicated to amplifying the socio-economic and environmental contributions of small businesses and micro-enterprises across Los Angeles.

  • Next Recruitment Cycle: Mark your calendars for early 2024!

Green Jobs Workforce Development Program: LACI's Green Jobs initiative is a transformative program, offering participants from underrepresented communities a blend of technical training, recognized certifications, career mentorship, comprehensive case management, and job retention support, all aimed at propelling them into the green economy.

  • Next Recruitment Cycle: Gear up for early 2024!

Join us in our mission to foster innovation, drive sustainability, and empower communities.