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Activating the DTLA startup ecosystem.

In partnership with the Office of the Los Angeles Mayor 

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WHAT WE DO

We support startups during the most critical stage of their growth cycle by connecting them to office space, mentors and resources.

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Unlocking Innovation

We’re laying the foundation necessary to rapidly grow the startup ecosystem in Downtown Los Angeles's by providing access to a multitude of vital resources

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Supporting Collaboration

We’re assembling a diverse team of technical and creative talent to be involved in building the country's next entrepreneurial hub

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Reinforcing  Community

We're amplifying trades that currently exist in DTLA and supporting growing industries by activating a different vertical every program cycle


OUR ACCELERATOR-LIKE PROGRAM OFFERS

Space

We provide access to free or affordable office space and amenities in the heart of DTLA.

Resources

We supply startups with the tools and partnerships they need to build a thriving business

Mentors

We source the most qualified, experienced and dedicated
startup coaches in Los Angeles

Network

We open up our contact books to strategically align teams with key influencers

Support

We nurture each company through the most critical stage of the growth cycle

Fundraising

We walk you through all the steps of fundraising from deck building to pitch delivery


AS SEEN IN

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MEET THE 2016 COMPANIES

 

GRID110 is working with some amazing companies for its 2016-2017 vertical in Fashion Tech. 

Find out more about them:


Flatlay is a social publishing toolset and marketplace that helps people build, share and monetize product related content. The platform hosts a community of users and tastemakers curating, collecting and earning rewards based on purchases made or influenced using Flatlay™ posts and collections tagged. 

The platform allows brands, retailers and advertisers to upload products, offers and content with the ability to directly initiate campaigns with their next brand advocates. Content can be distributed anywhere (web & social channels) using the mobile apps and website.

www.flat-lay.com


Lumenus is pioneering the future of smart-clothing by creating the platform for smart wearable lighting. Lumenus’ tech-laced apparel embeds LEDs directly into clothing for both consumers and industry and is designed to save lives. What is truly defining is the Lumenus software, which is the ‘brains’ of the system and truly “optimizes lighting to maximize visibility” The lighting is fashionably integrated into performance apparel and accessories—Lumenus has launched their own private label which will be available in 2017 as well as working with existing brands to integrate the 1st of its kind Lumenus hardware and software to enhance products and companies you already know and love!

www.lumenus.com


NailSnaps is the world’s best way to transform social images into salon-quality custom nail wraps that can be applied at-home in minutes. No mess. No toxicity. No dry time. Next level personal expression, literally at your fingertips. NailSnaps manufactures top quality nail wraps you can't find elsewhere. Available on AppStore and online, NailSnaps ships to 24+ countries and is loved by cutting edge influencers and artists like Michelle Phan, James Wild, and Olga Kay.

www.nailsnaps.com


FUNCTIONAL, SLEEK, AND DURABLE ALL DAY BAGS DESIGNED TO SIMPLIFY YOUR LIFE

Successfully funded on Kickstarter, PERSU bags are designed to simplify your life with its sleek design and highly-functional features. From boxing gloves and yoga mats to tech accessories, these luxe all day bags can hold it all. With its original zippered-off removable and washable interior, PERSU bags are easier to clean and more practical than any other athletic, work, or weekender bag on the market. This is the fitness and daily travel accessory that finally meets the needs of the modern and active lifestyle.

w ww.persucollection.com 


Reeelit helps you own what you love, guilt-free. Think of it as the evolution of the layaway. As you save in installments, Reeelit will also look for deals on the items you want. It’s automated savings meets price alerts in one platform. This web app simply unlocks the potential of your own cash flow, so you can buy what you thought you couldn’t afford through savings, not credit. 

It's time to shop smartly. 

www.reeelit.in


The GRID110 Team

  Stephen León Kane, Grid110 Chair, is founder of Arbiclaims and a small business/startup attorney. He advises legal tech start ups and Bixel Exchange/L.A. Chamber of Commerce small businesses. Stephen is involved in a variety of grassroots DTLA projects and serves as Area Wide Resident Director for Downtown LA Neighborhood Council. Double Stanford alum/fan. Die hard Lakers and Dogers fan.

 

Stephen León Kane, Grid110 Chair, is founder of Arbiclaims and a small business/startup attorney. He advises legal tech start ups and Bixel Exchange/L.A. Chamber of Commerce small businesses. Stephen is involved in a variety of grassroots DTLA projects and serves as Area Wide Resident Director for Downtown LA Neighborhood Council. Double Stanford alum/fan. Die hard Lakers and Dogers fan.

STEPHEN LEÓN KANE
CHAIR

  Justin is the Founder of Caseworx, an edtech startup focused on transforming case studies into video-based collaboration platforms. He is a Creative/Line Producer who has produced for MTV, AOL, Reebok, Zippo and many other companies around the world, and is Adjunct Faculty at Cal State University, Los Angeles. He holds a BA from Indiana University, an MFA from UCLA and believes deeply in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

 

Justin is the Founder of Caseworx, an edtech startup focused on transforming case studies into video-based collaboration platforms. He is a Creative/Line Producer who has produced for MTV, AOL, Reebok, Zippo and many other companies around the world, and is Adjunct Faculty at Cal State University, Los Angeles. He holds a BA from Indiana University, an MFA from UCLA and believes deeply in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

JUSTIN WOLSKE
BOARD MEMBER

  An internet denizen since the early days of AOL via 14.4kbit/s, Miki Reynolds has over 10 years of experience working in technology, ranging from digital marketing and creative services to web development and e-commerce. Miki is a taco enthusiast, aspiring yogi, proud UCLA Bruins alum/fan and supports the growth of the LA startup community as the DTLA City Manager for General Assembly.

 

An internet denizen since the early days of AOL via 14.4kbit/s, Miki Reynolds has over 10 years of experience working in technology, ranging from digital marketing and creative services to web development and e-commerce. Miki is a taco enthusiast, aspiring yogi, proud UCLA Bruins alum/fan and supports the growth of the LA startup community as the DTLA City Manager for General Assembly.

MIKI REYNOLDS
BOARD MEMBER

  Megan is the founder of M Collaborative, a boutique marketing agency that works with companies to build community, and make a greater social impact, both online + offline. Throughout her career she has worked with a range of businesses, from fortune 500 companies, to nonprofits, alongside apps, and with personal brands. She’s addicted to innovation, hackathons, pop culture,  and speaking in front of audiences, both to educate and entertain.

 

Megan is the founder of M Collaborative, a boutique marketing agency that works with companies to build community, and make a greater social impact, both online + offline. Throughout her career she has worked with a range of businesses, from fortune 500 companies, to nonprofits, alongside apps, and with personal brands. She’s addicted to innovation, hackathons, pop culture,  and speaking in front of audiences, both to educate and entertain.

MEGAN SETTE
BOARD MEMBER

  Prashant is a technology entrepreneur and investor. He is a Co-Founder of Akido Labs and a Director of University of Southern California's D-HEALTH. Previously, he Co-Founded Qrew Software (acquired by Tripos) and the non-profit GiveChange. His two favorite topics of conversation are: 1) Surfing, and 2) Disrupting "old" industries.

 

Prashant is a technology entrepreneur and investor. He is a Co-Founder of Akido Labs and a Director of University of Southern California's D-HEALTH. Previously, he Co-Founded Qrew Software (acquired by Tripos) and the non-profit GiveChange. His two favorite topics of conversation are: 1) Surfing, and 2) Disrupting "old" industries.

PRASHANT SAMANT
BOARD MEMBER

  Jared is a software engineer, a Director of University of Southern California's D-HEALTH, and Co-Founder of Akido Labs, a healthcare IT startup that makes it far easier to interact with health data. Before Akido Labs, Jared Co-Founded GiveChange and was a PhD engineering student at USC.

 

Jared is a software engineer, a Director of University of Southern California's D-HEALTH, and Co-Founder of Akido Labs, a healthcare IT startup that makes it far easier to interact with health data. Before Akido Labs, Jared Co-Founded GiveChange and was a PhD engineering student at USC.

JARED GOODNER
BOARD MEMBER

Co Founder & CEO at Tieks

Co Founder & CEO at Tieks

KFIR GAVRIELI
FASHION TECH ADVISOR

Co Founder, CEO DAILYLOOK

Co Founder, CEO DAILYLOOK

BRIAN REE
FASHION TECH ADVISOR

Chief at This Is Ground & Co Founder at Science Inc.

Chief at This Is Ground & Co Founder at Science Inc.

MIKE MACADAAN
FASHION TECH ADVISOR

Co Founder at Wade & Belle

Co Founder at Wade & Belle

DORI HOWARD
FASHION TECH ADVISOR

Shareholder at Stradling

Shareholder at Stradling

FRANK GRANT
FASHION TECH ADVISOR

Founder at Hudson Jeans

Founder at Hudson Jeans

PETER KIM
FASHION TECH ADVISOR

Vice President Marketing at Beats by Dre

Vice President Marketing at Beats by Dre

JASON WHITE
FASHION TECH ADVISOR

 

 

 

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