SoCal has a powerful network of distinct local hubs of innovation
Southern California has innovation ingrained within its culture and an abundance of compelling assets throughout the region that help founders build great companies. We know that the key to building a vibrant startup ecosystem is surrounding founders with a supportive community and timely access to vital resources (talent, funding, mentors).
We are actively engaging with local leaders throughout the region to partner with existing innovation community organizations or, when needed, to establish new ones. The communities listed below represent where the most innovation currently resides in a concentrated geography, as determined through an analysis conducted in partnership with BCG (more info on our methodology below).
We are empowering local innovation communities as well as SoCal-based vertical industry groups (e.g. life sciences, aerospace, etc.) to develop their own websites to showcase the communities’ unique assets and narratives about what their community can build and produce for the world.