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"socalTECH provides breaking news coverage of Southern California tech companies, including venture funding, business news, and interviews with local technology entrepreneurs and industry luminaries."

Article: Why Los Angeles Will Outpace Silicon Valley As The Tech Startup Capital

"Fantastic weather, lots of space, entertainment and media experts, and lots of tech talent means that Los Angeles is fast becoming the city of choice to run a tech startup."

Coworking: Coloft

An awesome co-working space in Santa Monica.

Events: LA County Technology Week

Hosts high-profile events for technology entrepreneurs in So Cal.

Events: Los Angeles Startup Weekend

Startup Weekends are 54-hour events where developers, designers, marketers, product managers and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products, and launch startups.

Events: StartupDigest Los Angeles Event Calendar

Calendar of all of the awesome entrepreneur and startup events in Los Angeles, Orange County, Ventura County, and Santa Barbara county.

Incubators: Business Technology Center of Los Angeles County

"The Business Technology Center of Los Angeles County (BTC) is dedicated to the development of high technology firms through business management assistance, technical assistance, and the coordination of available financial resources. The BTC is presently focused on companies transferring and commercializing technologies from Federal Laboratories and Universities."

Incubators: LA Cleantech Incubator

"Los Angeles has launched its new cleantech business incubator to accelerate development of clean tech start-ups by offering flexible office space, CEO coaching and mentoring, and access to a growing network of experts and capital."

Incubators: MuckerLab

MuckerLab is a 12-week program that includes up to $21-$150k in funding, office space, access to world-class mentors, and hands-on product, marketing, legal and fundraising support.

Investors: Keiretsu Forum-- LA Chapter

Los Angeles chapter of world's largest investor group.

Investors: Pasadena Angels

Angel investor group in Pasadena.

Investors: Tech Coast Angels

"Tech Coast Angels is California's largest angel investor network, with over 300 members from virtually every background and industry."

Organizations: Amplify LA

Amplify is a hands-on startup accelerator and multi-faceted entrepreneurial campus in Los Angeles.

Organizations: K5

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.

Organizations: LA CEOs

LA CEOs brings together CEOs, Founders, Entrepreneurs, and Board Members to help startups and growth companies accelerate success.

Organizations: Launchpad LA

"Launchpad LA is a startup accelerator and 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 VCs in Southern California, many experienced CEOs and a very select group of service providers who are committed to working with early-stage companies."

Organizations: LAVA: Los Angeles Venture Association

The Los Angeles Venture Association supports the development of emerging growth and middle market companies in Southern California by creating an environment to provide access to financial, professional and technological resources.

Organizations: Los Angeles Lean Startup Circle

Since 2010 LeanLA has helped Los Angeles tech entrepreneurs build successful businesses by learning and practicing Lean Startup techniques.

Organizations: OCTANe

"OCTANe connects people and ideas with capital and resources to fuel technology growth in Orange County. Our members represent Orange County technology executive leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, venture capitalists, academicians, and strategic advisors, all working together."

Organizations: Southern California Biomedical Council

Promotes and supports biomedical and biotechnology research, development, and manufacturing in the Greater Los Angeles region for economic development and job creation.

Organizations: Startup California

The Startup California Partnership provides resources and connections to help young companies grow.

Organizations: Technology Council of Southern California

"The Technology Council of Southern California is the premier forum for the region's technology leaders, providing events, connections, information and resources to help technology companies succeed. "

Resources: Los Angeles & Orange County Venture Capital Directory

Directory of venture funds, angel investor groups, major corporate investors, SBICs, and other related entities based in the LA/OC region. Also includes a few non-local funds that have invested in LA/OC businesses.

Resources: Los Angeles Business Assistance Program (LABAP)

Services to small businesses and entrepreneurs, formally known under the name of the Los Angeles Business Assistance Program (LABAP) are now offered through The BusinessSource Program at six centers throughout the city of Los Angeles.

Resources: Los Angeles Startup Map

A map of startups, accelerators, incubators, coworking spaces, investors, consultants, hackerspaces, and events in Los Angeles County.

Resources: Orange County Startup Map

A map of startups, accelerators, incubators, coworking spaces, investors, consultants, hackerspaces, and events in Orange County.

Resources: Startup Foundation

"Called the Startup Foundation, the program is a grassroots initiative that helps cities build and establish ecosystems that will support more high-growth entrepreneurs, startups, and ultimately, jobs."


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