Pedal To The Metal: 5 LA Accelerators To Jumpstart Your Idea


For months now, you’ve been set on making your business idea come true. You have the idea set in stone, and you’ve mastered your plan down to a T, but you just need a little bit of a financial push and some proper coaching on how to get your business off the ground. But don’t worry, there’s plenty of help available to get you up and running!

If you’re looking to kick your business into gear in Los Angeles, you’re in the right place. Now, more than ever, today’s prosperous world of Silicon Beach has been able to churn out successful companies, all with the help of accelerators and incubators that are designed to make your business grow at an exceptional pace. To give you your first boost in helping your startup grow, we’ve listed some great accelerators and incubators in LA that will set you up with the tools you need to get your idea to a million-dollar level. (You can thank us later.) ;)


1. Science, Inc. Santa Monica, CA

As one of Silicon Beach’s most successful accelerators, Science has been able to implement its transformation strategy taken from experience at leading technology firms like News Corp, American Capital, AOL, and IAC to many fresh startups. They’ve got you covered on everything from technology, digital marketing, human resources, product, design, and business development, and have racked in 12 acquisitions, over $1B+ in exits, and have founded 8 companies. If companies like Medium, This Is Ground, Dollar Shave Club,, and Dog Vacay can hang with these guys, you should too. Trust us, you’ll be in good hands.


2. Launchpad LA - Los Angeles, CA

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Named as “the top Accelerator in Southern California” by PandoDaily, and ranked #5 by Forbes, Launchpad is one of the one of the most established startup accelerators in Silicon Beach. Launchpad is a strong believer in all of the startups that become a part of their program, offer investments, free office space for four months, access to a grandiose network of mentors, investors, and advisors, and those are just some of the perks. Just to give you an idea of some of the brands that they have helped in the long run, they’ve helped launch Jukin Media, ParachuteDanceOn, Big Frame, and Pose just to name a few. Looking to be up on the ranks alongside these brands? Launchpad is for you.


3. MuckerLab - Los Angeles, CA

You can think of MuckerLab as school for startups. MuckerLab dedicates itself to all of its students, making sure they’re tapping in onto all the details that will make their business succeed, and having established CEO’s mentor them as well. With companies like StyleSaint, TaskRabbit, and Bloom Nation, you can see how strategies followed by MuckerLab has made companies like these widely successful. 


4. Amplify - Venice, CA

Both a creative workspace and a curriculum-based accelerator, Venice-based Amplify is one of the OGs when it comes to accelerators in LA. Amplify has been able to add 40+ startups businesses to its portfolio, including RadPad, Sensay, Clutter, and The Bouqs. Not only do they invest in your idea, but they also offer amenities and creative workspace to you as a coworkers, making sure you feel right at home.


5. Originate - Los Angeles, CA

Established as a digital product development and venture firm, Originate helps design, build operate, and invest in transformative software products. They look for some of the brightest and boldest innovators to work with, and help them reach their business goals with their team of designers, developers, product strategists, and investors. If you’re looking to build a digital product, work with teams that have helped Flipagram and MileIQ become successful, and are ready to become a partner (not a client) with an accelerator, Originate is made for you.

Priscilla Castro

Director of Social Media at Create & Cultivate