Our Value Proposition
As an entrepreneur, why think about becoming a part of LACI? What can we bring to your party? Why not enroll in a private acceleration program or work with some experienced angels? All of these have their place, yet LACI offers something different: we will provide you with an unfettered environment, people who can help you wrestle with the issues you face every day, and we will open the doors for you that will speed your entry into the market.
We call successful applicants “portfolio companies” because we invest ourselves in your success. It costs a lot of money, time and effort to “incubate” a company. Yet, the results are worth it as research shows that companies which are nurtured in an incubator have an order of magnitude greater chance of being successful.
LACI is not your everyday incubator either. We are a central part of the City of Los Angeles’ economic development strategy, which means that we attract a lot of attention and help. The city has a very big vested interest in making us – therefore you – successful. That’s why we have close working relationships with the Mayor’s Office, the LADWP, the CRA/LA, the LAEDC, and all of the region’s great research universities and labs—Caltech, JPL, UCLA and USC. All of these resources are being trained on your success.