Entries by LACI

The La Kretz Innovation Campus is a Finalist for the Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence!

Congratulations to John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects (JFAK), Los Angeles Department of Water & Power, City of Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering, Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator, Mayor Eric Garcetti, Councilmember Jose Huizar, Morton La Kretz, the community and all city agencies who made this project possible. Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, the Rudy Bruner […]

U.S. Commerce Dept. Awards $500,000 to Cal State LA, Biocom Institute and Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator for LABioStart boot camp

Contacts: Robert Lopez, Cal State LA, (323) 343-3044 robert.lopez@calstatela.edu Carolyn Hawley for Biocom, 619-849-5382 Carolyn@canalecomm.com Laurie Peters, LACI, (213) 358-6542 lpeters@LACI.org   LOS ANGELES AND SAN DIEGO– California State University, Los Angeles and its partners the Biocom Institute and the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) have been awarded an i6 Challenge grant of nearly $500,000 […]

Cleantech Hub Opens in Downtown LA – L.A. Biz

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator are now working side by side at a newly renovated, state-of-the-art green-tech campus in downtown L.A. The 3.2-acre La Kretz Innovation Campus, located in a former furniture and fabric warehouse at 5th and Hewitt Streets in the Arts District, houses the LADWP’s […]

Long-Awaited Arts District Park Opens – Downtown News

DTLA—The Arts District is in the midst of an unprecedented residential burst. The 320-apartment Garey Building opened in July. At 950 E. Third St., a mega-development with 472 rental units is under construction. In September, plans were unveiled for a $2 billion development highlighted by a pair of 58-story towers. The list goes on and […]

The home solar market is full of sales tricks, but this LA startup wants to change all that. – San Gabriel Valley Tribune

What ridesharing services Uber and Lyft did to taxis, Max Aram and Chris Blevins are trying to do to the home solar industry. The founders of the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator award-winning startup Pick My Solar said they have witnessed too many high-pressure sales tactics from quantity-over-quality solar companies pulling the wool over customers’ eyes […]

LA’s Clean Tech Incubator Has New Downtown Campus

A project to nurture clean technology businesses opens a permanent campus in Downtown Los Angeles Arts District Friday. The La Kretz Innovation Campus now houses the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator in a once-crumbling brick warehouse on Hewitt Street along the L.A. River. It’s been made over into a modern launch pad for new businesses that […]

LA Opens Cleantech Incubator to Partner with Innovators on Green Technology

LA Opens Cleantech Incubator to Partner with Innovators on Green Technology “The La Kretz Innovation Campus embodies the ambition and forward thinking that make Los Angeles a world center for green industry,” Garcetti said. “This campus will foster innovation, create jobs and set an example for cities everywhere,” he said …

La Kretz is L.A.’s HP Garage

Look out Mountain View and Cupertino, La Kretz Innovation Campus in the Arts District is closing hard. La Kretz is L.A.’s HP Garage. It is the place where L.A. entrepreneurs, engineers, scientists and policymakers are collaborating, promoting and supporting the development of clean technologies and L.A.’s green economy. The Innovation Campus was where I was […]

Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator Officially Opens Cleantech Hub

Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator Officially Opens Cleantech Hub The Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) has officially opened up its La Kretz Innovation Campus, its own building at 5th and Hewitt Street, the incubator said on Friday. The LACI–which is run by the City of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Department of water & Power, […]

LA’s New Innovation Campus Takes Founders Up A Notch

LA’s new innovation campus It takes a cluster to create an innovation community. That’s now happening in the downtown Los Angeles so-called arts district as the startup frenzy increasingly expands to new turf. The new innovation campus near the Los Angeles River in a grubby warehouse area is becoming a cool, fixed-up hub for creative energy to transform […]