BusinessWire – March 21, 2017 – Green Commuter Successfully Launches the First All-Electric Vanpool Service in the U.S. Using Tesla Model X, 7 Passenger SUVs

MarketWatch – March 14, 2017 – Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator Launches Diversity in Entrepreneurship Advisory Council for Women and Minority Owned Small Businesses

CSUN Launches First VARJAM Event

Mayor of Los Angeles – March 2, 2017 – Mayor Garcetti Releases Progress Report on Sustainable City Plan; Two-thirds of All 2017 Goals Accomplished Early

PR Newswire: Cision – February 9, 2017 – US Commerce Dept Awards $500,000 to Cal State LA, Biocom Institute and Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator for LABioStart Boot Camp.

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 […]

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, Councilmember 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 […]

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 […]

Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence

Los Angeles Daily News – February 06, 2017 – LA Residents Get First Ride in Self-Driving Shuttle During Inaugural Autonomous Vehicle Road Trip

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, […]

Yahoo! Finance – January 24, 2017 – New Resource Bank and Green Commuter Finalize Agreement to Finance the Launch of Vanpool and Car Sharing Program Throughout Southern California

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.

Fred Walti in Los Angeles Business Journal

Fred Walti, the founding chief executive of the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator, is stepping down after six years at the helm, Los Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Thursday.

dezeen – January 13, 2017 – JFAK Converts Brick Warehouse in LA Into “Cleantech” Hub

Sculptural light chutes and a vibrant living wall are among the features at this adaptive reuse project by American firm JFAK Architects, for environment-focused companies in Los Angeles.

LACI Launches 2017 Sustainability & Technology Cluster Group Meetings for Energy – Transportation – Water – Waste & Sustainable Materials Built Environment – Agriculture & Food Science

A Full-House Gathering of Government, Industry and Research Participants for the Transportation Tech Cluster Included On-Demand Transit Plan through FASTLinkDTLA   Plans to Put LA’s Clean Energy Industry on the Map Announced at First Quarterly Meeting for Energy Generation & Storage Cluster LOS ANGELES, CA – January 12, 2017 – The Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator […]

SYS.COM Media – January 12, 2017 – VR Pioneer Announces Groundbreaking AI and Entertainment Collaboration Today at AI ShowBiz Event at LACI Center in Downtown LA

“Brett Leonard and Ryan Sheffer embody the spirit of mentorship that we are excited to have on display today at the world’s first conference dedicated 100% toward exploring the intersection of artificial intelligence and the entertainment industry,” added Molly Lavik who is also the creator of today’s Lionbridge #AIShowBiz Event.

Snaps IPO May Make Silicon Beach Worth Silicon Valley Rival – The Mercury News

In October the city held the grand opening of its La Kretz Innovation Campus, a 60,000-square-foot, $47 million accelerator for cleantech startups in the Arts District of downtown Los Angeles.

Los Angeles: A Look Back at 2016 – LA Mayor Eric Garcetti

This was an incredible year for Los Angeles. Here are our highlights of everything we accomplished together in 2016.

Wells Fargo Adds 10 Clean-Tech Startups to Innovation Incubator

Program helps advance energy efficiency for commercial buildings by providing startups with cash grants and in-kind resources to accelerate innovative clean technologies   SAN FRANCISCO, January 11, 2017 Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) today announced it has selected the third round of clean technology startup companies to join the Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2), […]

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Year in Review: 2016 – LA Downtown News

The Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator hit its final milestones, with the state-of-the-art facility in the Arts District taking more startup companies into its portfolio and wrapping up construction on an R&D center in conjunction with the LADWP. The $47 million LACI is one of a handful of incubator hubs for budding clean technology companies in […]

Carbon Trust, World Bank Team Up to Combat Climate Change, One SME at a Time – Sustainable Brands

Earlier this year, the World Bank announced a fundamental shift in its role of alleviating global poverty, by refocusing its financing efforts towards tackling climate change through the lens of SMEs. Last month, the group launched a new Climate Business Innovation Network (CBIN) during COP22 in Marrakech to help commercialize and diffuse clean technologies through […]

LA Mayor Steps up Fight Against Climate Change in Boost to LA 2024’s “Green Games” Commitment – Around the Rings

Discussing the new initiatives Mayor Garcetti said: “Reducing L.A.’s carbon footprint means looking at all angles, and buildings are the single greatest source of greenhouse gases in Los Angeles — which is why I set targets in my Sustainable City pLAn to reduce energy use in existing buildings by 14% by 2025 and 30% by […]

Can Cleantech be Egypt’s Greatest Wealth Generator? – Fred Walti – Wamba

The Egyptian cleantech ecosystem is a few years behind its cousin, pure tech, but the sector is beginning to show signs of consolidation.

Government Must Finalise New Bankruptcy Law to Attract New Entrepreneurs: LACI (Fred Walti, Egypt) – Daily News Egypt

CEO of Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) Fred H. Walti determined three key factors to attracting American startups to Egypt.

Next Wave (Tony Morberg, China)

Tony Morberg was invited to Shenzhen China to deliver a renewable energy and Cleantech global overview to over 800 investors and entrepreneurs at the 2016 Qianhai International Science and Technology Innovation Summit in December 2016. This event was held by InnoHub, a top Chinese incubator with five operating incubators in China (Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou and […]

1834 Magazine Mention – December 9, 2016 – Brooklyn Industrial Revolution: Driven By the Need to Improve City Living, New York is Leading the Way in the Next-Generation Manufacturing

Leaders in Water Sustainability Gather at LA Kretz Innovation Campus

Gubernatorial Candidates John Chiang and Antonio Villaraigosa Shared Their Vision for a More Sustainable California at the Innovate x Water 2016 Conference Los Angeles, CA—November 18, 2016— Water sustainability solutions and innovation were the hot topics this week with two significant events on California’s on-going drought held at Downtown LA’s La Kretz Innovation Campus. City […]

#AISHOWBIZ, The World’s First Conference Dedicated to Intersection of AI and Entertainment Comes to LA January 2017 – MARKETWIRED

Cal Net Technology Group and Original Shark from Shark Tank, Kevin Harrington, Announce Shark Tank-Style Contest Winners

An Investor Lemon Starts to Squeeze Some Lemonade – EnergyWire

By trial and error and sheer necessity, the clean-tech industry is starting to develop an alternative ecosystem for developing, proving and commercializing clean-tech hardware.

Why Hardware Incubators are Critical to the Future of Making Things – Inc42

Hardware is hot — and poised to get hotter.  Venture capital investment in connected device hardware startups reached approximately $1.48 Bn in 2014, more than triple the amount two years earlier. Meanwhile, the ‘fairy tale’ acquisitions of Dropcam, Nest, Beats, and Oculus — and the IPOs of Fitbit and GoPro — fuel public interest and […]

Top 10 Startup Ecosystems in the World 2016 – VentureBeat

The top 10 haven’t changed, but there has been movement within the rankings.

Long-Awaited Arts District Park Opens – Downtown News

DTLA—The Arts District is in the midst of an unprecedented residential burst. The 320-apartment Garey Building opened in July. At 950 E. Third St., a mega-development with 472 rental units is under construction. In September, plans were unveiled for a $2 billion development highlighted by a pair of 58-story towers. The list goes on and […]

AIA|LA Design Awards Go To Roberts Pavilion and LKIC

Los Angeles, CA – October 25, 2016 – JFAK is proud to announce that it garnered two awards at the prestigious 2016 Design Awards program Monday night, October 24, 2016, hosted by the American Institute of Architects Los Angeles (AIA|LA). Roberts Pavilion, a state-of-the art athletics, fitness and events center at Claremont McKenna College, earned […]

LA Cleantech Incubator To Build Global Innovation Network – Business Line

Partners with Centre for IIM-A, T-Hub Hyderabad, October 25: Fred H Walti II, President and Chief Executive Officer, Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator, is on a mission in India. Having managed to groom scores of start-ups in the cleantech space, he is seeking to build a global network of innovation, helping entrepreneurs come on its platform. […]

The Industry of Innovation – LA Dreams

There is a palpable fervor in the air of Los Angeles that promises to change the way Angelenos conduct business and live our lives.  We’re not talking about the remaining days of our nation’s political stage, but the industry of innovation that is booming here in Los Angeles. In September, the second annual Los Angeles […]

Hyderabad and Ahmedabad Two Important Cities for Cleantech: Fred Walti – The Dollar Business

In India LACI has tied up with CIIE, IIM Ahmedabad’s Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship and T-Hub (Telengana Hub) of Hyderabad, for launching green tech incubators. Fred said he is also keen that other cities in India too would make a beginning in the field. Discussing the methods LACI would use in the penetration […]

Silver Jubilee Celebrations

Managed by the Sikh Educational Society (SES), Sri Guru Gobind Singh Collegiates Public School, Sector 26, on Wednesday celebrated its silver jubilee with great enthusiasm and fervour. Hazuri raagis of Sri Harmander Sahib, Amritsar, Bhai Lakhwinder Singh and Bhai Ramanpreet Singh of Gurdwara Nadha Sahib performed kirtan after the bhog ceremony of akhand path. SES […]

PU Discusses Support of University-based Incubators for Student Startups

HANDIGARH: President and CEO, Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) USA Fred H Walti II interacted with the scientists/ faculty members and students from the Chandigarh Region Innovation and Knowledge Cluster (CRIKC) institutions at Panjab University (PU) here on Wednesday. As many as 150 students and faculty members from different CRICK institutions participated in the interaction. […]

LA’s New Innovation Campus Takes Founders Up A Notch

LA’s new innovation campus It takes a cluster to create an innovation community. That’s now happening in the downtown Los Angeles so-called arts district as the startup frenzy increasingly expands to new turf. The new innovation campus near the Los Angeles River in a grubby warehouse area is becoming a cool, fixed-up hub for creative energy to transform […]

LADWP Opens New Campus Downtown – Los Angeles Sentinel

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power engineers will work alongside cleantech experts and startups to test green technology ideas and practices at the La Kretz Innovation Campus that officially opened on October 7 in downtown Los Angeles.

VentureWell and Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator Partner to Accelerate Cleantech Startups

LADWP and LACI Launch Full Day of Green Technology Activities with Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Featuring Mayor Eric Garcetti and City Leaders

Cleantech Hub Opens in Downtown LA – L.A. Biz

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator are now working side by side at a newly renovated, state-of-the-art green-tech campus in downtown L.A. The 3.2-acre La Kretz Innovation Campus, located in a former furniture and fabric warehouse at 5th and Hewitt Streets in the Arts District, houses the LADWP’s […]

Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator Officially Opens Cleantech Hub

Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator Officially Opens Cleantech Hub The Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) has officially opened up its La Kretz Innovation Campus, its own building at 5th and Hewitt Street, the incubator said on Friday. The LACI–which is run by the City of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Department of water & Power, […]

La Kretz is L.A.’s HP Garage

Look out Mountain View and Cupertino, La Kretz Innovation Campus in the Arts District is closing hard. La Kretz is L.A.’s HP Garage. It is the place where L.A. entrepreneurs, engineers, scientists and policymakers are collaborating, promoting and supporting the development of clean technologies and L.A.’s green economy. The Innovation Campus was where I was […]

LA Opens Cleantech Incubator to Partner with Innovators on Green Technology

LA Opens Cleantech Incubator to Partner with Innovators on Green Technology “The La Kretz Innovation Campus embodies the ambition and forward thinking that make Los Angeles a world center for green industry,” Garcetti said. “This campus will foster innovation, create jobs and set an example for cities everywhere,” he said …

LA’s Clean Tech Incubator Has New Downtown Campus

A project to nurture clean technology businesses opens a permanent campus in Downtown Los Angeles Arts District Friday. The La Kretz Innovation Campus now houses the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator in a once-crumbling brick warehouse on Hewitt Street along the L.A. River. It’s been made over into a modern launch pad for new businesses that […]

Grand Opening of La Kretz Innovation Campus Celebrates New Cleantech Hub for Los Angeles

LADWP and LACI Launch Full Day of Green Technology Activities with Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Featuring Mayor Eric Garcetti and City Leaders