We are focused on industries and verticals where Long Beach has established sector ecosystems and expertise and the LBA can provide exceptional value. To that end, applicants that fall within a competitive industry or vertical (Logistics/Supply Chain, HealthTech, GreenTech, BlueTech, Aerospace, Cybersecurity, and EdTech) will be considered with higher priority. However, other industries and verticals will be considered on a case by case basis, as long as LBA feels there will be significant value added beyond the investment to the startup applicant.
To be considered your company must meet all the following requirements:
- Market opportunity greater than $1BN
- At least one founder is working on your startup full time
- Unique defensible IP or a model that is able to build a moat are preferred
- Status of product: at least ready to build beta, beta complete better
- US Incorporated startups
What an Applicant can Obtain
The Long Beach Accelerator has graduated 29 companies, five of which have received acquisition offers. The 8 companies of Cohort 5 are now in session. LBA companies have raised $17M+ and earned over $4M in revenue.
Thinking of applying? Hear what our alum have to say about it!
"Do it! The LBA is a top-tier program, and the small community and close attention you get are parallel to none. Sunstone is also an amazing investment partner for your business."
"The Long Beach Accelerator is the real deal. If you’re looking for feedback and guidance to help propel your business forward, this is it. Bring an open mind and a willingness to learn, and be prepared to hit the ground running. The icing on the cake…the connection among a cohort of like minded entrepreneurs."
"Do it! The people you meet at LBA are experienced, intelligent, and genuinely invested in helping you grow and succeed. You will get access and support in helpful and deliberate way while exposing you to assistance you may not have even known you needed!"