"Participating in Plug In South LA was an intentional choice to find people who share my background, make friends. I was looking for community, and I found it. Having a place like Plug In South LA where you get to meet and build community is especially important. It's a non-judgemental place where you get to speak your mind and share ideas. The program helped with making some introductions to potential investors, but more than that, I think the takeaway from me was community and tools."