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LACI’s incubation program supports seed to Series A startups who are ready to deploy their technology into the California market. The two-year program supports startup companies working on solutions for zero emissions transportation, clean energy and smart and sustainable cities through market access and customer introduction opportunities, hands-on advisory services and business coaching, investor introductions, clinics and workshops, founders-only networking events, LACI and partner-hosted events, desk space and access at LACI’s facilities.

Incubation Program

  • Geography – Market presence in California with easy access to Los Angeles
  • Diverse: Founder or boards are from underrepresented groups
  • Sectors – Clean energy, zero emissions transportation and smart and sustainable cities
  • Company Stage – Go-to Market: seed to series A; mostly in revenue with demonstrated market traction
  • Impact – Commitment to economic, environmental and corporate values impact

Benefits Overview

  • Advisory services, investor introduction services, customer introduction services, high visibility and facilities access
  • Introductions to policy makers and stakeholders in city and state government
  • Speaking opportunities at LACI events and partner events
  • Promotion and visibility via LACI communication and marketing tactics
  • Engage with LACI pilots team team to identify technology demostration opportunities

Advisory Services

  • Executives in Residence (EIR) – dedicated EIR for business coaching, who will help set milestones and a roadmap for your engagement with LACI
  • Investor relations and investment Support – introductions to investors, guidance on fundraising strategy, and assistance in preparing for due diligence
  • Subject matter experts in energy and transportation – guidance and research for market opportunities and go-to-market tactics
  • Business services such as HR, legal and communications

Space and Community

  • Hot desk access is included in the LACI Incubation program. Additional discounted desks rentals or office space to be negotiated outside of program costs
  • Access to reserve conference rooms
  • Free access to all event space on La Kretz Innovation Campus
  • Discounted membership to the LKIC Advanced Prototyping Center
  • Monthly Founders gathering
  • Opportunity to showcase your technology or brand on campus