2021 Founder Showcase Livestream


Fela Akinse Salubata

Fela Akinse

Kenetia Lee PopUP CleanUP

Kenetia Lee

PopUP CleanUP
Imani Schectman Open Market

Imani Schectman

Open Market
Ray McKenzie StartingPoint

Ray McKenzie

Jamie Busby Gotham

Jaime Busby

Devon Dixon BingeWave

Devin Dixon

Dennis Dortch Black & Sexy TV

Dennis Dortch

Black & Sexy TV


Plug In South LA’s Tech Accelerator Program stimulates opportunities for dynamic businesses and business owners in our Black and Latinx communities. We create success by enabling and supporting startups and entrepreneurs in South LA and other diverse communities around the country.

big mission. big goals. big team.

  • Help empower the growth and success of emerging technology businesses
  • Plant, water, and nurture the community’s entrepreneurial spirit for minority groups and underrepresented neighborhoods
  • Expose our communities of talent and entrepreneurs to rich industry knowledge, top tier experts, and investors
  • Plug our communities into a lush network of world-class mentors and advisors

program outcomes

Investor ready     Support product development     Go-to-market strategy

who is eligible to apply

  • Full-time dedicated Black and Latinx founders with the skills and determination to grow
  • Startups with proof of product-market fit
  • We welcome any field, sector, or industry – and especially love anything tech
  • Connection to South LA and related communities

about the program


  • 12-week program
  • Small cohort of ten early-stage founders
  • Consistent 1:1 mentorship and follow-ups
  • High engagement, guest speakers, workshops and business development

program benefits & features

  • Does not take equity
  • Introductions and business development
  • High-powered network of mentors and advisors
  • Insider fundraising advice and strategy
  • Strategize go-to-market plan
  • Product design & development support
  • and more