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Homeboy Industries’ Innovative New Business Venture Will Create Employment Opportunities for Formerly Gang-affiliated and Previously Incarcerated Men and Women

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This self-driving mini-bus could help make traffic fatalities a thing of the past

By Steve Scauzillo, San Gabriel Valley Tribune Mike Swords of the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator purposefully stepped in front of the self-driving mini-bus doing circles around an empty parking lot in the rain. Quickly sensing the pedestrian, the on-board cameras relayed a signal to the autonomous vehicle’s computer, which told its brakes to engage. The […]

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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, 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 Award […]

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 […]

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#techies Win Contract Opportunities from Former Wall Street Investment Banker – Black Enterprise

Sky Kelley is no stranger to being a #techie. Yet, throughout her career, receiving strategic insights and knowledge has paved a road to success.

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Innovative Recycling Brings Second Chances to People Who Need Them – Mashable

What do you get when you transform trash into jobs? For one LA-based recycling company, it means a whole new way of doing business.

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You Could Charge Your Car with 60 lbs of Nuts – CNN Money

A startup working at LA’s clean tech incubator is developing a way to convert shells from nuts like almonds and peanuts into energy to power cars and homes.

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Plans to Build an Entire City with Net Zero Greenhouse Emissions Among Discussions at LACI January Leadership Council Meeting

Pictured: Robert Fortunato, LACI Built Environment Executive-in-Residence; Steve Churm, FivePoint Chief Communications Officer; and Michael Swords, LACI VP Partnerships (Photo credit: Ken Lee) Bi-Monthly Gathering Featured Keynote Address from LA City Controller Ron Galperin, Open Data Initiatives in the City of LA, LA Metro on Measure M and the Japan External Trade Org LOS ANGELES, […]

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New Resource Bank and Green Commuter Finalize Agreement to Finance the Launch of Vanpool and Car Sharing Program Throughout Southern California – Business Wire

New Resource Bank has approved a $1.5 million line of credit to facilitate Green Commuter’s fleet expansion to 30 all-electric, long range, 7-passenger vehicles. With this financing, Green Commuter will launch its vanpool, car share and fleet replacement program geared to disrupt traditional commuting in Los Angeles.

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50 LA Startups to Watch 2017 – Built in Los Angeles

As it becomes clear to the rest of the world that Los Angeles is no longer just a hub for entertainment, the amount of tech talent and new companies popping up means 2017 will be a big year. For our annual top 50 startups to watch list, we looked at companies founded within the last […]