The next tech disruptor company will come from our accelerator program. Designed for Black and LatinX founders who are focused on solving big problems in Healthcare, Fintech, Digital Media, Climate Control and Sustainability Efforts in historically marginalized communities. We are ready to seed your growth.
Founders whose companies expand beyond the listed sectors with a good business idea and sound marketing plan should also apply. Every accepted applicant will build their venture capitalists network, discover new ways to scale their business, and have a partner in growth beyond the program end-date.
Hybrid participation options are available with an opportunity to secure up to 100K in equity investment post accelerator. Make the move to take your business from startup to Fortune500.
Help empower the growth and success of emerging technology businesses
Plug our communities into a lush network of world-class mentors and advisors
Expose our communities of talent and entrepreneurs to rich industry knowledge, top tier experts, and investors
Plant, water, and nurture the community’s entrepreneurial spirit for minority groups and underrepresented neighborhoods
Deployment of $40K in Grants to Diverse Health Care Tech Founders
Potential Pilot Partnership Program with Health Care Provider
Seed Investment Post Accelerator Program
VC Office Hours / Capital Access Networking Opportunities
Product Development Support
Who is Eligible to apply
Full-time dedicated Black
and Latinx founders with the
skills and determination to grow
Any field, sector, or industry – and especially anything tech
Startups with proof of product-market fit
Connection to South LA and related communities
Tech Accelerator Program At A Glance
Small Cohort of 8-10 Early Stage Founders
Consistent 1:1 Mentorship & Follow-Ups
High Engagement, Guest Speakers, Workshops, and Business Development
Strategize go-to-market plan
Does not take equity
Introductions and business development
High-powered network of mentors and advisors
Insider fundraising advice and strategy
Product design & development support and more
“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, Esqapes Immersive Relaxation
"I truly feel that the Plug In South LA team is 100% vested in our success beyond the program and living into the organization's mission and vision of bridging the investment and connection gap to help us build and scale our business."
"Working in an intimate environment and receiving feedback directly from my mentors and peers helped reshape and refine my business realities. This was one of the best experiences I've had as an entrepreneur."
Benjamen Janey, Cohort 1
State Zero Ventures
Two Bit Circus
BCG Digital Ventures
MaC Venture Capital + Atom Factory
Ten One Ten
Wolverine Angels, Crowdsmart
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