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The Long Beach Accelerator™ provides early stage startups with the resources and runway they need to flourish.
   

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Long Beach Accelerator is not your typical accelerator. It was established with you in mind with full support from the city, private investors, and our local university. Program participants will have access to capital from the LBA fund to support you through this acceleration and expansion phase. You will have real government access to help you navigate through the regulatory maze and provide resources and guidance at every level. You will also have access to key industry partners and some of the largest markets in the world.
   

Agile Programming

The Long Beach Accelerator is a tailored 4-month program that starts with weekly workshops and mentorship focused on determining market fit, business strategy and operations, and sales and marketing. The remaining four weeks is focused on preparing for demo day to secure additional seed funding for continued growth and expansion.

Funding & Beyond

Each startup will be assessed individually and will receive between $75,000 to $100,000 of in-program funding in exchange for a total of 6-7% equity. Startups will be provided creative space to work alongside a community of founders in downtown Long Beach.

Unique Access

Cohort members will have access to successful mentors, industry partners, and city and university resources depending on their company needs.  Entrepreneurs, we are sure you will agree–once you’re properly prepared, access is vital.

 

Proudly catalyzing today’s founders to become tomorrow’s leaders:

Why Long Beach?


The city of Long Beach is committed to helping the most promising entrepreneurs succeed and build great innovative companies in Long Beach. As part of the economic blueprint created in 2015, the city of Long Beach is committed to investing and building the infrastructure that supports innovation and technology startups to scale and grow.
$5B
in ongoing public and private investment
$65M+
investment in fiber infrastructure

Countless reasons to take the next step.

 

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5.6k
new residential units under construction or in the pipeline
10th
most walkable city in the US, with 1.3 miles of urban waterfront
69K
new college grads/year within a 30 mile radius

The Long Beach Accelerator™ mission is to accelerate early stage startups with mentoring, seed funding and an exit strategy. We are also committed to one unwavering principle — that you can do it all with the support of the City of Long Beach, a community from which you can recruit top talent and also call your home.

Along with a business-friendly environment, Long Beach offers a place where employees can live, work and play. I welcome you to join me in learning why Laserfiche is proud to be headquartered in Long Beach — one of greatest cities in America — and how your company can also accelerate your business here. 

Thomas Phelps IV
Long Beach Accelerator™ Chairperson
 

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12/15

Winter Cohort Application Deadline


This 14-week program is intended to achieve maximum acceleration for YOUR company, and to that end, it will be tailored to your company, industry, and stage/needs.

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