A reader recently asked me for advice on getting settled in LA and involved in early stage tech businesses. He wanted a sort of “quick way” to get involved and network his way into the scene and find out the best opportunities, companies, entrepreneurs, and investors in the LA area. I’ve prepared a list here for those who are ever seeking similar advice.
You’re going to have to get out there and do the networking yourself, but these resources are a good place to start. Most of them can be subscribed to via email where you’ll get alerts about news and events worth exploring. I tried to set the links to that you’ll be taken directly to the email sign up / calendar of events pages for convenience.
So without further adieu, if you’re new to LA and looking to get involved in early stage ventures / startups, here’s a list of good places to start your journey:
- Dealmaker Media LA
- Founders Institute
- General Assembly LA
- LA Startup Digest
- LAUNCH Conference / Jason Calacanis
- LAVA (Los Angeles Venture Association)
- PandoMonthly LA Events
- Siemer & Associates Events
- Southern California Tech Central
- Technology Council of Southern California
I know I’m missing quite a few, so please let me know in the comments here and I’ll add them. Happy Holidays!