Los Angeles Startup Community, Mentorship and Events

When you’re building a tech startup in Los Angeles, speed is crucial. But your current network may be holding you back, leaving you with unanswered questions, missed opportunities, and wasted time. Join Founders Network to connect with a curated community of authentic LA tech founders who can provide the guidance, connections, and support you need to accelerate your success.

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Learn, Network, and Engage with entrepreneurs in Los Angeles

Los Angeles’ diverse ecosystem and thriving entertainment industry have fueled its emergence as a formidable player in the startup scene. With cutting-edge companies like Snapchat and Tinder, along with emerging players in artificial intelligence and virtual reality, LA provides a fertile ground for ambitious startups to thrive and make their mark on the global stage.

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Founders Network, understands the needs and aspirations of startups in LA. We recognize the value of a supportive community and have cultivated a global network of experienced mentors and like-minded entrepreneurs to empower our members. Whether it’s through our mentorship program, networking events, or access to investors, we are dedicated to fostering the growth of LA’s startup ecosystem and helping founders thrive in this exciting entrepreneurial landscape.

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Peer mentorship program with fellow tech

Instantly connect with peers in Silicon Valley who can help you solve problems and reduce trial and error.

Global, stage and local founder forums

Answer your questions quickly with experience-based insights from founders who have been there.

Pitch practice with tier 1 VCs

Hone your pitch with top-tier VC feedback and increase your chances of securing funding.

Proactive support and introductions from staff

Make meaningful connections with partners and investors via warm intros from our staff.

Biannual global conferences

Come together with startup founders, investors, and industry experts for in-person networking and insights on the latest trends.

Accelerator grade discounts

Access discounts on essential services for startups, including accounting and software tools, to save money and accelerate growth.

Exclusive local Founders Network events

Attend exclusive events with authentic founders who understand what you're going through.

Our Los Angeles Startup Community's Local Leadership Team

Our local leadership team consists of a dedicated group of Los Angeles-based founders who volunteer their time and expertise to support the growth and success of the chapter.
Adrian Garcia

Chapter Director

Adrian Garcia is the founder and CEO of FynCom. He is an expert in process efficiencies, digital currencies, and the creation of business process automation tools that help sales, tech, and marketing teams make their customers happier. Adrian gravitates towards cutting-edge technology and digital innovations.

Andrew Jacobson

Growth Chair

Andrew Jacobson currently serves as president of Navio Networks, Inc., president at Tensormark, Inc., and advisor at Gammite Ventures, and is an active angel investor in technology and startups. He has invested in Eventbrite, Paypal, Xoom, ChowNow, Gyft, Extreme Networks, Bridg, Weev, Silicon Spice, Air Media, Stream, and Therma.

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Resources and Communities

Los Angeles (LA) is a dynamic city with a thriving startup ecosystem and a diverse range of resources and communities that support entrepreneurs and startups.

Venture Capital Firms: LA boasts a robust venture capital landscape, with prominent firms like Mucker Capital, Upfront Ventures, and Greycroft Partners. These firms provide funding, mentorship, and strategic guidance to startups in LA, fueling their growth and success.

Startup Incubators and Accelerators: LA is home to several renowned startup incubators and accelerators that offer valuable support and resources. StartEngine, Amplify.LA, and Launchpad LA are prominent examples that provide mentorship, funding opportunities, and access to a strong network of mentors and industry experts.

Co-working Spaces: The city offers a range of co-working spaces that cater to startups’ workspace needs. Locations like Cross Campus, CTRL Collective, and WeWork provide flexible office solutions, collaborative environments, and networking opportunities for startups to thrive.

Networking Events and Meetups: LA hosts a vibrant array of networking events and meetups, providing opportunities for entrepreneurs, investors, and industry professionals to connect, share knowledge, and forge collaborations. Events such as LA Tech Week, Innovate LA, and Startup Grind LA offer platforms for idea exchange and relationship-building.

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