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Most accelerators require traction. We don’t. If you’re accepted, you’ll receive $20k+ in funding in a Y-Combinator SAFE. We’ll take 4-10% in shares. Later stage, we can invest up to $100K.

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Genius is hitting a target others can’t see. Mentors can help you see that target, but they are busy and hard to find. Leave it to us to make those introductions.

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California is the best place in the world to build a tech startup, but up north isn’t the only option. Would you rather build your company in the fog or in the sun?

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Building your company is part of your life, but it’s not your whole life. What will you do when you’re not working? Whether it’s beach lifestyle, culture and the arts, entertainment, or sports - Los Angeles is a world class platform.

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Would you rather set up shop where you can try to repeat history, or where you can create the future? All the ingredients for a startup hub are here, but LA hasn’t peaked yet. Get in on the ground floor.

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MAGNET FOR TALENT

SnapChat and Space X are already here. To build a company of that caliber, you’ll need engineers, creatives, and salespeople. Los Angeles has top-rated schools like CalTech, UCLA, USC, and others whose graduates want to join your team.

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Ron Miller




Ronald D. Miller is an entrepreneur’s entrepreneur having visualized, founded built and sold five companies through management buyouts, private equity firms, private investors and public markets. Ron’s success has been publicly recognized as a four time Inc. 500/5000 Award recipient and as an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year Award Finalist. As a Venture Partner, Ron brings his deep expertise as a leader and operator at many companies which he has taken to exit.

He is especially passionate about cause-based entrepreneurship and holds the trademark for "Doing Well by Doing Good."

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Howard Marks

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Howard Marks is a technologist and co-founder of ATVI (11B+ market cap) and other successful games companies. He started his first company in his of University of Michigan dorm room selling software for the Apple II. He understands how hard it is to start up a company with no industry experience, having done it together with his business partner.

His core belief is as technology continues to transform our work, tinkerers will inherit the earth.

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Paul Kessler

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Paul Kessler is co-founder and a Partner at Start Engine and is Principal and Founder of Bristol Capital Advisors, LLC. Mr. Kessler has extensive experience in all aspects of financing emerging growth public/private technology and bio technology companies. Mr. Kessler is recognized as a prolific investor, financier, venture capitalist and operator having completed over 500+ investments. Companies that he has directed investments in, founded, or provided early seed capital to include Allis Chalmers, Contango, Cheniere Energy, Derycz Scientific, The Los Angeles Film School, Genesis Biopharma, Miller Energy, and Rodman and Renshaw.

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