Our mission is to foster the most thriving, inviting & inclusive community for entrepreneurs in Los Angeles. Our work impacts individuals who are often overlooked by traditional entrepreneurial ecosystems. That’s what drives us to make the entrepreneurial path more equitable, inclusive & accessible.


4 Submitted Ideas

  • CREATE ·2024 Grants Challenge

    Community Business Accelerator

    The Community Business Accelerator empowers underrepresented entrepreneurs in LA, focusing on scaling community-based businesses. This program addresses a critical need identified through our extensive experience in serving and receiving direct feedback from over 400 local businesses: the gap in support at the inflection point in creative industries, from their MVP offering to established product-market fit. Through this program, we will provide comprehensive support in business growth planning, scaling, and market strategy.

  • CREATE ·2020 Grants Challenge
    🎉 Winner

    Grid110 South LA

    Grid110 provides free accelerator programs (no cost/no equity taken) to early stage founders in Los Angeles, connecting them to a growing community of fellow entrepreneurs, expert mentorship, and critical resources. We’re expanding programs into South Los Angeles, which is primarily Black & Latinx. Given the mere fraction of funding/loans allocated to women and people of color particularly, it’s imperative that support be prioritized to historically marginalized communities in an effort to level the playing field for economic mobility.

  • CREATE ·2018 Grants Challenge

    Grid110: Idea to Prototype

    Grid110 aims to educate 100,000 entrepreneurs in Los Angeles through free digital curriculum. We plan to adapt our in-person Idea to Prototype curriculum so that it can be delivered widely online.

  • CREATE ·2015 Grants Challenge

    Were creating an ecosystem of entrepreneurs and growing new businesses.

    This summer we opened our first Grid110 space in DTLA. We plan to open multiple spaces throughout downtown and around LA, that use an-accelerator type model to support the growth of startups, as well as provide programming and public events. Each space will focus on a different industry, creating sub-communities within the LA startup community and connecting the dots on an overall ecosystem.