Over 400 Black and Latinx Founders have found investor, capital, and mentor connections through Plug In's suite of programs—changing the lives of startups and the tech industry itself.

Whether a start-up, a tech professional, or an investor looking for promising talent, we welcome you to join our growing network of future tech stars.

Black and Brown founders face significant barriers in accessing essential resources like capital, education, and information needed for meaningful participation in California's innovation-driven marketplace. This leads to a severe lack of investment, with less than 2% of venture capital funds reaching Black and Brown startups, perpetuating existing disparities.

Growth Requires Fuel
i.e Capital & Opportunity

Doing anything alone is a way of the past. To give startups the support they need, Plug In helps founders find these 2 types of fuel to ignite their projects. We recognize the under-tapped and undiscovered talent in the Black and Latinx community and help hone business plans, make connections, and support the path from early-stage to full grown business.

Join our community. We're excited to help you hit your 10x potential.

Through our Plug In Programs, we engage and empower Black and Latinx early stage entrepreneurs. We have 3 major programs. Our Tech Accelerator, the Power Huddle Pitch Series, and UTC Conference. But there’s much more.

Ongoing Resources

Week to Week Help

Month to Month Access to VIPs

Our 3 major programs specifically cater to Entrepreneurial Startup Nurturing within Plug In.

Our Tech Accelerator helps build unique and talented early-stage startups. Power Huddles help startups listen, learn, pitch, and get feedback from VCs and tech pros of various levels. UTC Conference unites founders with our greater community, connecting the network back together to align year-to-year. As the world changes and tech grows, so does our community.

Prepare to raise capital

Develop and frame business strategy and pitch

Define opportunities to grow and scale your business

Connect with local leaders for mentorship and guidance

Who We Work With

Pre Seed

Early Stage

Later Stage

Tech Pros

Venture Capitalists

Angel Investors

Membership Testimonials

“We appreciated the industry experts the program offered. It's helpful to hear people's perspectives. I think having access to a program like this, it allows for a lot of us that have these natural skill sets to build scalable products.”
"Participating in Plug In South LA was an intentional choice to find people who share my background, make friends. I was looking for community, and I found it. Having a place like Plug In South LA where you get to meet and build community is especially important. It's a non-judgemental place where you get to speak your mind and share ideas. The program helped with making some introductions to potential investors, but more than that, I think the takeaway from me was community and tools."
"I thought the high touch, small group experience was very beneficial. Most other accelerators have very large cohorts and it is easy to get lost in the mix. Your team [Plug In South LA] was amazing about taking the time, energy and focus to invest in each one of us."

Our Membership Programs

Tech Accelerator Program

Our Tech Accelerator Program stimulates opportunities for dynamic businesses and business owners in our Black and Latinx communities by enabling and supporting startups and entrepreneurs in South LA and other diverse communities around the country.

Power Huddle Pitch Series

Power Huddles are innovative, interactive series that cultivate the next generation of founders in Los Angeles and beyond, connecting them to mentorships, vital buiness resources, and an ever-growing entrepreneurship ecosystem.

Urban Tech Connect Conference

Urban Tech Connect is an annual conference for under-represented communities to plug in to the greater technology ecosystem and to network with other founders, VCs, angel investors, tech influencers, and industry leaders.

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