JPMorgan Chase features LACI as part of $30M, 5-year national small business initiative

LACI is proud to have the recognition and continued support of JPMorgan Chase & Co (Chase) under their Small Business Forward initiative, a five year, $30 million initiative that supports small businesses by connecting them to critical resources to help them grow faster, create jobs and strengthen local economies. Initial support focuses on four geographic clusters: Los […]

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It takes a cluster to raise a startup

The people and partners in LA’s cleantech cluster are awesome.  Combine creativity with methodology… mix deep resources with nimble innovation… add smart policy… season with expertise… and finish with a dash of fun.  Its a recipe for breakthroughs.  Here’s a snapshot of some recent collaborations with partners that are simply stellar to work with.

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LACI and Partners Win US Department of Energy Support

Award validates California’s first statewide coalition that helps startups commercialize clean technologies from idea to market adoption. The Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) will receive more than $729,000 from the US Department of Energy to establish the California Cleantech Commercialization Coalition (4C) program, the first statewide partnership to provide comprehensive support to clean energy startups. Led […]

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Autodesk and Honda Join Leadership Council

LACI warmly welcomes Honda and Autodesk as valued members of the Cleantech Leadership Council, a driving force behind the sustainable and thriving clean technology ecosystem in Los Angeles. Honda continues to push its agenda of sustainability and innovation by setting a goal to reduce CO2 emissions by 30% from its global products by 2020. The LACI family will […]

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Cleantech Workforce Needs Becoming Clear

The California Center for Sustainable Energy (CCSE), in concert with LACI, has published a new study that centers on green jobs in LA.  The report - Clean Energy and Clean Tech Workforce Needs Assessment and Strategy for the LA Region – was developed and prepared by Estolano LeSar Perez Advisors and funded by the Union Bank Foundation. As […]

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Shark Wheel Gains Traction

“Like most great inventions, you fall into it. It’s an accident,” says the man behind the wheel, Zack Fleishman. It started out as a quirky rendition of a long-board wheel but has been validated as a real innovation that outperforms a normal wheel and has set the skateboarding community abuzz. The company has now sold and delivered over […]

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Innovation Fund SoCal

Revoterial and PickMySolar Win $125,000 from Innovation Fund SoCal

Congrats to Revoterial and PickMySolar for winning a combined $125,000 from the Kauffman Foundation backed Innovation Fund SoCal.  The LACI Portfolio Companies nabbed 2 of the 3 funding opportunities available in the initial award today, announced by the fund managers Long Beach City College (LBCC). Awardees were selected through a competitive review process that included an […]

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Hyperlight Energy Cuts Ribbons and Breaks New Ground

SoCalGas, the California Energy Commission, and San Diego State University have combined forces to bring LACI Portfolio Company Hyperlight Energy’s cutting-edge technology to life. The Hyperlight demonstration project produces hot water and steam using an innovative solar thermal design that is much cheaper than the current model. Hyperlight’s innovation will help commercial, industrial and agricultural facilities throughout […]

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Save the Date: GloSho Returns on October 6-7 in LA

GloSho’14, the 2nd annual cleantech Global Showcase, brings international leaders back to the heart of LA on October 6-7 to do business. Information, speakers, video and tickets for GloSho’14 can be found at http://glosho.la The landmark Los Angeles Theater Center will host GloSho’14, amid beautiful theaters where the sessions will take place and a grand atrium lobby that […]

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