Why Us

Key Differentiators

Through our affiliation with the No. 1 public university as part of UCLA Anderson's Price Center, we offer a unique value to our startups, including:
Kelly Wheeler (EMBA ‘23)

“Reflecting on my experience at UCLA Anderson, the Venture Accelerator stands out as the highlight. I have become a firm believer in the success of my company, the founders of our cohort, the LA startup ecosystem, and the potential for increased capitalization of underrepresented founders.”

Kelly Wheeler (EMBA ‘23)

Select Mentors and Advisors

Our mentors and advisors come from a wide range of industries and offer constructive, practical and valuable feedback to cohort companies. Each one gives our companies access to extensive networks and critical contacts.

Select Partners Providing Exclusive Discounted Resources

Our 38 partners and service providers equip our cohort companies with exclusive access to discounts and content that complement our customized, immersive curriculum. We also offer non-dilutive “proof-of-concept" grants that help our companies scale.
JP Morgan


Access to Best-in-Class Thought Leadership and Talent to Hire

Through our affiliation with the No. 1 public university in the U.S., we offer our cohort companies access to professors who are pioneering business research across industries — keeping them on the cutting edge in various fields. We also position our companies well to find talent across campus, making hiring for internships and full-time roles easier.
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Customized curriculum curated by the Accelerator team