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

The most valuable resource I gained through it all are the connections. I now feel like I have some key advisers and mentors that I can call on, regardless of what the future holds.

Micah Jackson, Cohort 1
Founder, Escapes Immersive Relaxation

South LA's Premier Tech Community

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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

2021 Founder Showcase Livestream

meet the founders