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Start-Up Tech Accelerator Kick Off Meeting

  • Industrious 500 N Brand Blvd 20th Floor, Glendale, CA 91203 United States (map)

Calling All Entrepreneurs!
We Need Your Help Building a
Start-Up Tech Accelerator from Scratch!

The City of Glendale received a $1 million grant secured by Senator Anthony Portantino from the State of California to launch a start-up accelerator. Accelerators offer mentoring, marketing, networking, investment opportunities and other services early-stage companies need to progress to the next level.

The City is hosting a meeting to seek feedback from start-ups, accelerators, potential operators and community members on how a Glendale-based accelerator would best serve YOU and make the greatest impact for the City and the region.

Join us as we discuss the future of the $1 million funding.

  • Start-Ups: Help us develop a program that you want…and need.

  • Corporate Companies & Community Partners: Help us lead a program that could benefit your employees and maybe even your bottom-line.

  • Potential Operators: See first-hand the ripe innovation market in the Tri-Cities and Northeast LA region, and make recommendations on how to attract top operators.


  • 5:00 - 5:15: Check - In

  • 5:15 - 5:30: Opening Remarks

  • 5:30 - 5:45: Glendale as a Start-up Community
    Findings from recent surveys, Glendale Tech Week, and an updated Glendale Tech Strategy, led by Cecilia Estolano, Co-Founder Estolano Le Sar Advisors

  • 5:45 - 6:15: Break-Out Discussions – Guided Conversations

    • Start-Ups

    • Corporate Companies & Community Partners

    • Potential Operators

  • 6:15: Summary & Next Steps

  • 6:20 - 6:30: Question & Answer

Light appetizers and refreshments will be provided.


  • Free 90 minute parking is available at the Orange Street Parking Structure (222 N. Orange St., Glendale CA 91203) located 0.4 miles away from Industrious

  • Parking at 500 N. Brand is also available for $1.50 every 15 minutes, maxing out at $15 after 2.5 hours.

RSVP by October 15


If you have more questions about the Accelerator, please email Jennifer Hiramoto or call her at (818) 548-2005.

Earlier Event: September 21
Floating Signifiers
Later Event: October 23
Tech on Tap: Technology and Education