Plug In South LA has announced its third tech accelerator program focused on Black and Latinx communities.
In a press release announcement, it was revealed that they are looking for startup founders focused on healthcare tech, climate and sustainability, digital media, and educational technology. The benefits of the tech accelerator will include potential grants of up to $40,000 as well as possible seed investments and pilot partnerships. Mentors in the program will include leaders and executives from the California Health Care Foundation, Courtside Ventures, RareBreed Ventures, and Zeal Capital Partners, among others.
“We are keen to help Founders secure capital and investment plus help them leverage the LA start ecosystem to develop traction and momentum around their company,” notes Derek Smith, founder of Plug In South LA, in the press release announcement.
In addition to the new tech accelerator, Plug In South LA is known for Urban Tech Connect, a prominent annual business conference that equips tech company founders from African American, Latinx, and underrepresented communities in Los Angeles and beyond with a platform to plug in to the greater technology ecosystem and to network with other founders, VCs, angel investors, tech influencers, and industry leaders.
Plug In South LA cultivates a space for conversations and networking focused on creating a community and hub for innovation in South LA. From conferences, tech demos, workshops, and intimate salons, Plug In offers members modern and contemporary programming aimed at entrepreneurship, innovation, technology, and creativity.
For more information about the tech accelerator, check out the Plug In LA website.