Class is in: 4 more college incubators in LA to know

School is back in session, so let's take a look at 4 more of LA's premier college incubator programs.

Written by John Siegel
Published on Sep. 13, 2016
Class is in: 4 more college incubators in LA to know

Earlier this summer, Built In LA featured four of LA's premier college incubators, detailing how each school is following a promising trend of colleges across the US that offer additional resources to young entrepreneurs in a safe, academic setting. 

But there are a ton of colleges in the LA area, so we decided to see what other schools around town have got up their sleeves when it comes to fostering innovation. Here are four more to check out:


Hub101 - Cal Lutheran University

On the campus of Cal Lutheran University in Westlake Village, there exists a place that combines the functionalities of a coworking space, a classroom and a networking event. Hub101 is designed for early stage startups to help them define repeatable business models, identify problems and find the right solutions — all with the ultimate goal of helping the startup position itself well for fundraising. The three-month program includes a coworking membership, mentoring and access to a robust pool of potential talent.


Fred Kiesner Center for Entrepreneurship Business Incubator - Loyola Marymount University

Marina Del Rey is home to numerous tech startups and is a particularly prosperous part of LA's tech community. As the community continues to grow, its college (which is technically Marina Del Rey-adjacent) is seeing its own entrepreneurial program start to flourish. The Fred Kiesner Center for Entrepreneurship Business Incubator is aimed at enhancing the experiences of students in the entrepreneurial program, offering access to entrepreneurs and investors and giving advice from some of LA's most esteemed tech figures. Located in the Hilton Center for Business, the incubator counts Activision founder and Startup Engine chair Howard Marks as one of its advisors.


LA Biospace - California State University, Los Angeles

Cal State LA's LA Biospace is an incubator that focuses on bioscience startup companies. A state-of-the-art 20,000-square-foot building will house the program starting in 2017. The program is run by Howard Xu, a professor in microbiology and the director of incubator development and programming. To date, the project has secured $3 million in seed funding from the County of Los Angeles and $3.2 million from the US Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration. 


CSUF Startup Incubator, Mihaylo College of Business and Economics - California State University, Fullerton

Located on CSUF's Placentia campus, the CSUF Startup Incubator is designed to help early-stage startups in the hunt for seed capital, all while offering practical advice from a network of seasoned entrepreneurs and business professionals who are more than willing to help out. The incubator features an open layout, with pod-like work areas for teams to work in — along with meeting spaces and private office spaces — to take advantage of. 

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