Founders Business Accelerator

Accelerting small business in the City of Los Angeles


Apply for the Founders Business Accelerator today and join the alumni of LACI entrepreneurs who are creating impact!

 

Accelerate Your Skills . Accelerate Your Network . Accelerate Your Business

LACI’s Founders Business Accelerator (FBA) increases the economic, community, and environmental impact of small businesses and micro-enterprises throughout the City of Los Angles. During this free 6-month virtual program, you will develop a powerful strategy to grow in today’s rapidly changing business landscape, receive training and individual support from LACI’s highly accomplished Executives-In-Residence and other industry experts who will teach you how to strengthen your business plan, tap into vital resources, and accelerate your success!

You will connect with fellow entrepreneurs and a vast network of successful LA based business owners while you:

    • Create or revitalize a business plan modeled for success
    • Develop new channels to increase revenue
    • Expand your customer base
    • Access vital funding resources
    • Research and analyze trending and predictive market data
    • Receive technical development guidance
    • Reduce your environmental impact and cost of doing business
    • Increase your social and economic impact
    • Become a leader in your community
LACI is actively recruiting entrepreneurs for a limited number of FBA seats.

Competing in today’s marketplace can be tough, but we know there are powerful changemakers among us and everyone deserves a chance to make an impact. That’s why we invite entrepreneurs from underrepresented communities – women, founders of color, formerly incarcerated, veterans, and individuals with disabilities – to apply today and prepare for impact.

15
Entrepreneurs
7
Executives in Residence
24
Weeks of Coaching
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Endless Opportunities

LACI FBA Cohort Members with EIRs 

LACI Founders in the News

What Founders Say

“We joined the LACI FBA program to take our company to the next level. The staff and mentors were very knowledgeable, providing guidance through their own experiences, as well as a great support network of resources.”

Lyn Pacificar, Founder
Herbalaria 

We joined the program because we were looking for support and mentorship and a network of like-minded business owners who want to change the world. We’ve had such a positive experience, we learned about growing and funding our business, and tapping into all the resources that exist out there.”

Celia Ward-Wallace
Co-Founder, South LA Cafe 

“Our team was excited to be a part of the FBA program because we really wanted to scale our company and join the LACI community. Without the mentorship and the business and legal support the program provides, our team would not be where we are today.” 

Grace Park, CEO
NuLeep

Apply for the Founders Business Accelerator today and join the alumni of LACI entrepreneurs who are creating impact!

315
startups served
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$679MM
in funding
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$308MM
in revenue
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2430
jobs created
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$543MM
in long term economic impact
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LACI has been recognized as a top 10 business incubator worldwide by UBI for 6 years. 

We want to thank the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development, Councilmembers Marqueece Harris-Dawson and Monica Rodriguez, plus our partners at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), Bixel Exchange, PACE Finance Corporation, Vermont Slauson Economic Development (VSEDC), The Opportunity Fund, Small Business Development Center (SBDC), and the County of Los Angeles DCBA for contributing with their wide array of resources for entrepreneurs. The Founders Business Accelerator is a free program designed to help your business grow and is made possible by the Community Development Block Grant funding via the City of Los Angeles and is run by the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI).

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