The activation challenge is part of the greater LA2050 initiative. We’re working to move Los Angeles toward five goals.

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Grid110: Idea to Prototype

Grid110, Inc.

Non-profit organization

Grid110 aims to educate 100,000 entrepreneurs in Los Angeles through free digital curriculum. We plan to adapt our in-person Idea to Prototype curriculum so that it can be delivered widely online.



What does your organization do?

Grid110 creates pathways to success for early stage entrepreneurs and activates the Los Angeles startup ecosystem.

Please describe the activation your organization seeks to launch.

Grid110 provides support for early stage entrepreneurs through cohort based, accelerator style programs. This is currently limited to an application process due to physical bandwidth and resources. We aim to repurpose the curriculum we’ve developed in our Idea to Prototype program so that it can be delivered online and widely, possibly through video or chat bot experience. The goal is to provide the tools, framework, and structure to expand an idea and to acquire the validation you need.

Which of the create metrics will your activation impact?​

  • Minority- and women-owned firms
  • Venture capital investment
  • Unemployment (and opportunities) for the formerly incarcerated

Will your proposal impact any other LA2050 goal categories?

  • LA is the best place to CONNECT

In what areas of Los Angeles will you be directly working?

  • Central LA

How will your activation mobilize Angelenos?

  • Trainings and/or in-person engagements
  • Influence individual behavior
  • Connect Angelenos with impactful volunteer opportunities

Describe in greater detail how your activation will make LA the best place to create?

Grid110 will make LA the best place to CREATE by growing new companies through community.

We’re building a community of entrepreneurs, doers, movers shakers, and business makers, and we’re currently stimulating the economy in Downtown LA by supporting the growth of startup companies, and ultimately creating jobs.

Grid110 supports early stage businesses and innovative companies by providing a free workspace, mentoring and access to resources. It’s our aim that startups participating in our program will be able to scale with a stable trajectory, thus stimulating economic development in LA.

Now in our 4th year of programming, we have shown a track record for supporting early stage entrepreneurs through critical challenges, who have gone on to create jobs, lease office space and scale their businesses. Creating jobs and keeping talent in LA is a hugely important byproduct of our programing, and major part of why we’re doing what we’re doing.

We want to take our 4 years of learnings and utilize existing platforms that can enable us to adapt and deliver our curriculum to anyone, anywhere. We want to specifically focus marketing to underrepresented minority communities and social enterprises to provide access to education, tools and resources

How will your activation engage Angelenos to make LA the best place to create

Grid110 will make LA the best place to CREATE by growing new companies through community.

We’re building a community of entrepreneurs, doers, movers shakers, and business makers, and we’re currently stimulating the economy in Downtown LA by supporting the growth of startup companies, and ultimately creating jobs.

Grid110 supports early stage businesses and innovative companies by providing a free workspace, mentoring and access to resources. It’s our aim that startups participating in our program will be able to scale with a stable trajectory, thus stimulating economic development in LA.

Now in our 4th year of programming, we have shown a track record for supporting early stage entrepreneurs through critical challenges, who have gone on to create jobs, lease office space and scale their businesses. Creating jobs and keeping talent in LA is a hugely important byproduct of our programing, and major part of why we’re doing what we’re doing.

We want to take our 4 years of learnings and utilize existing platforms that can enable us to adapt and deliver our curriculum to anyone, anywhere. We want to specifically focus marketing to underrepresented minority communities and social enterprises to provide access to education, tools and resources

Please explain how you will define and measure success for your activation.​

Metrics for success:

  • Engagement with the platform

  • Completion of the courses

  • Business entities created

Where do you hope this activation or your organization will be in five years?

We hope to be monetizing this nationally and hopefully engaging entrepreneurs everywhere.


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