Startup Guide Los Angeles

Los Angeles has long been a haven for creators. But what was once an auspicious ecosystem for the arts has quickly transformed into a bonafide startup mecca.

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What do Tinder, Hulu and SpaceX have in common? They all have roots in Los Angeles, one of the most dynamic cities in the world for tech, gaming and entertainment startups. LA has the third largest startup ecosystem in the US, according to the 2018 Global Startup Ecosystem Report. The city also boasts five of Forbes’ top 30 colleges nationwide. Throw in the rich history of LA as the world’s epicenter for arts and entertainment, and you’ve got a recipe for an inspired community of creatives keen on founding the businesses of tomorrow.


Startup Guide Los Angeles features all the need-to-know resources, programs, spaces and tips for any new business. It also features interviews with some of the founders and investors who have successfully challenged the historical dominance of Silicon Valley to establish their very own hub: “Silicon Beach.”


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Published November 2019

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If you look today at some of the most successful people in the world, it’s not about money; it’s about the impact they are driving as human beings.
Ann RosenbergSAP Next-Gen
Be willing to take the risk, because otherwise why are any of us doing this? Let’s not play safe.
Shivani SiroyaTala
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