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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.

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: Los Angeles Venture Capital Directory

Cayenne Consulting's directory of venture capital, angel, and private equity investors in Los Angeles and Orange County.

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: EO Los Angeles

The Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) is a global, peer-to-peer network of more than 12,000+ influential business owners with 173 chapters in 54 countries. Founded in 1987, EO is the catalyst that enables leading entrepreneurs to learn and grow, leading to greater success in business and beyond.

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: 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: 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: S.C.O.R.E. of Los Angles

SCORE Los Angeles offers FREE business mentoring, low-cost or no-cost business training, and numerous templates and tools to help you start or grow a business.

Organizations: S.C.O.R.E. of Orange County

Orange County SCORE offers FREE business mentoring, low-cost or no-cost business training, and numerous templates and tools to help you start or grow a business.

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: TechZulu

TechZulu is an independent news organization delivering stories of the technology industry by showcasing the people and companies in the Southern California ecosystem.

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.

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