Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Accelerator Demo Day Season Kicks Off Tomorrow
It's a new year, and another batch of accelerator startups, as Demo Day season in Los Angeles kicks off this week. The first Demo Day of 2013 in Los Angeles is tomorrow, as MuckerLab launches its latest class of startups; fellow Los Angeles accelerator StartEngine has its first 2013 demo day scheduled for January 30th. The two are just a couple of the accelerator groups in the region which have been the driving force in early stage startup activity and funding, by providing mentoring, early stage seed funding, and a structured program designed to get startups to the next level. Most of those accelerators are geared towards a "graduation" of sorts for startups at the end of what is typically a three-month program, through a "Demo Day" aimed at potential angel and venture investors. However, not all of the area's accelerators are running class-based Demo Day presentations.
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