The San Gabriel Valley is the birthplace of many innovative companies - many of which choose to stay in the region and profit from the rich resources of locally-educated professionals.
Lab Launch Inc.
605 E Huntington Dr #103, Monrovia, CA 91016
Pasadena Bio Collaborative Incubator
2265 E Foothill Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107
Major Local Innovators
Often cited as one of the top ten universities in the United States, CalTech is one of the few institutes of technology in which is primarily devoted to the instruction of pure and applied sciences. It is also the home of JPL, the NASA-owned research laboratory that builds America’s satellite and jet propulsion technology.
Founded in 1996, Idealab is the longest running technology incubator. It has created over 150 companies with more than 45 IPOs and acquisitions. Idealab looks for big problems in the world that have technology solutions and test many ideas in parallel. When one shows great promise, they recruit a team, spin it off into a company, and help them grow a successful business.
Innovate Pasadena has built a vibrant ecosystem where innovators and entrepreneurs thrive. As a mostly volunteer organization, made up of entrepreneurs, business leaders, and creators from all fields, they leverage the community to create a network between entrepreneurs and Pasadena’s cutting edge institutions, resources, and knowledge. They frequently hold creator meetups, lectures, and mini-conferences.