LA Startup Email Newsletters and Events

by Ryan on December 25, 2012



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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:

  1. Amplify.LA
  2. Coloft
  3. CrossCamp.us
  4. Dealmaker Media LA
  5. Founders Institute
  6. General Assembly LA
  7. LA Startup Digest
  8. LAUNCH Conference / Jason Calacanis
  9. Launchpad.LA
  10. LAVA (Los Angeles Venture Association)
  11. PandoMonthly LA Events
  12. Siemer & Associates Events
  13. SocalTECH
  14. Southern California Tech Central
  15. StartupsUncensored
  16. Technology Council of Southern California
  17. TechZulu

I know I’m missing quite a few, so please let me know in the comments here and I’ll add them.  Happy Holidays!

  • benkuo

    Nice summary of the many resources here!

  • Tony Karrer

    You might want to list: http://cc.tcosc.org/

  • The Founder Institute has a great program for idea-stage startups. Lots of networking and introductions.

    CoFoundersLab.com  helps you to find cofounders for your startup. We all need CTOs right :)? They host great networking events too!

  • Thanks so much for the suggestions Anna. I will add them to the list shortly. Cheers!

  • Hi Anna

    Are you aware of whether or not FI / CFL have LA based email newsletters that can be subscribed to? If so, can you send over links?
    Thanks in advance.

    Ryan