Today we are thrilled to say that we are tripling down on Los Angeles with the launch of Techstars LA. Together with Techstars Music and Techstars Healthcare in partnership with Cedars-Sinai, Techstars LA will be our third active startup accelerator program in Los Angeles. Techstars is indeed #LongLA!
The startup ecosystem in Los Angeles is diverse and growing. Having been in LA for the better part of 11 years, I’ve witnessed this phenomenal change first hand. At the growth stage, Los Angeles is home to companies as varied as SpaceX to Snapchat to The Honest Company. At the early stage we are seeing an amazing distribution of startups working on all sorts of hard problems and opportunities.
Techstars LA will take a horizontal focus and will accept tech startups from around the world that are innovating across a wide range of industries and challenges and seeking to build a deep network across the Los Angeles tech ecosystem.
At Techstars, we’ve been committed to and engaged in Los Angeles for some time. We’ve been active investors in LA startups including involvement with Scopely, Realty Mogul, Home Hero, Two Bit Circus, and many more. We launched our first accelerator program in Los Angeles in 2014 with Disney Accelerator, powered by Techstars. And just this past summer, nearly every Techstars program across the USA had at least one LA-based company in attendance.
In 2016 alone, we have to-date invested in more than 15 LA-based startups across the global Techstars ecosystem. And our LA-alumni network will soon exceed 100 members. This active and growing network adds to our excitement in launching Techstars LA.
Applications for Techstars LA will open in January 2017 and the program will run beginning in July 2017.
If you’re a corporation interested in partnering with Techstars to bring this accelerator to LA, please email email@example.com. If you are interested in applying to the program, please check out our Application Toolkit.