selection of screenshots of Grid110 participants organized like a Zoom virtual meeting
Grid110, a 501c3 clean technology start-up incubator dedicated to helping entrepreneurs launch their businesses, kicked-off its first virtual program earlier this month via ZOOM due to COVID-19.

Twenty companies were selected for its spring 2020 cohort. The first program is a Residency Program, which is designed for early stage companies that are typically post-launch and have evidence of traction/validation in the form of users, revenue and/or funding.

Several companies were also selected for its Idea to Product (I2P) program, which supports ideation and concept stage entrepreneurs.

Through their two cohort-based accelerator programs, Grid110 provides founders in Los Angeles with a growing community of fellow entrepreneurs, expert mentorship, and crucial resources. Their goal is to foster a thriving entrepreneur community in Los Angeles.

EWDD administers and supports Grid110 through Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding.

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This story is part of the EWDD UPDATES from the week of April 27, 2020. Read this issue and more.