With 18 million people, from 180 countries, speaking 140 different languages, Los Angeles is one of the most diverse cities in the United States. As the world's 19th largest economy, L.A. makes an ideal home for more than 244,000 businesses, with more minority- and women-owned businesses than any other in the nation. Plus, its vibrant tech scene produces four times the GDP of Silicon Valley - and in 2015, Silicon Beach received $4.5 billion in venture capital investment spread across 240 companies, making it fifth in investments out of 133 national metro areas. In 2016, Los Angeles County's net assessed valuation was $1.336 trillion.
While L.A. has developed into one of the premier centers of startup, entertainment and cultural activity, its strengths also extend to consulting, finance, health care and consumer products. What does this mean to you? Unparalleled access to companies, guest speakers, mentors and internship opportunities.