About Us

About 805 Startups

We Build and Foster Authentic Relationships For Our Members

Our main focus is in cultivating strong relationships with corporations and local government along the 101 corridor and giving them a platform to establish symbiotic relationships with startups.

This gives corporations an upper hand in innovation, early access to strategic mergers/acquisitions, and a deep talent pool to recruit from.

This gives local governments insights into retaining and attracting new businesses, a method to create new jobs, and access to workforce & economic development programs in their local economy.

For startups, they gain industry insights, potential strategic partners to accelerate their growth, mentors & advisors, and a pathway to exiting in their future.

OUR MISSION

805 Startups helps our members to grow as individuals and to grow their companies.
Every strategy and every action taken is objective oriented to foster growth. Doing so helps an entire startup ecosystem to grow.

805 Startups achieves this by

  • Organizing startup related events
  • Raising awareness for startups
  • Building relationships between local businesses, corporations, universities, government, and startups
  • Connecting people together through our vast network
  • Lobbying local politicians to get involved in the growth of their local startups
  • Identifying key weaknesses and implementing strategies to overcome them
  • Helping people to grow as individuals and to grow their companies

OUR BENEFITS TO MEMBERS

Gained Through The 805 Startups Network

1,600 MEMBERS AND RAPIDLY GROWING

STARTUPS & SMALL BUSINESSES

  • Founders
  • Employees
  • Mentors/Advisors

INVESTORS

  • Angel Investment Groups
  • Venture Capital Firms
  • Venture Debt Lenders
  • Crowd Funding Portals
  • Real Estate Investors/Developers

GOVERNMENT & CORPORATE LEADERS

  • City and State Officials
  • National/International Corporations

UNIVERSITIES & FOUNDATIONS

  • Program Directors
  • Deans
  • Alumni
  • Students
  • Managing Directors
  • Operations Managers

ACCESS TO PREMIERE CO-WORKING SPACES

We are building partnerships with:

  • Hub101 – Westlake Village
  • Office Evolution – Westlake Village
  • ImpactHub – Santa Barbara
  • Cross Campus – Downtown LA, Old Pasadena, Santa Monica, Southbay

and more coming

FUNDRAISING SUPPORT

805 Startups can provide:

  • Feedback on your pitch
  • Feedback on your investment/pitch deck
  • Feedback on your fundraising strategy
  • Introductions to investors, incubators, and accelerators

BUSINESS CONSULTATION

805 Startups can consult on:

  • How to Start Your Startup
  • Frameworks/Workflows to developing a startup
  • User Experience (UX) Research, Design, and Implementation
  • Business/Traction/Marketing Strategies
  • Validation Testing
  • Prototyping/Development
  • Finding Co-Founders
  • Recruiting/Hiring/Vetting Talent

and more

PERKS FOR YOUR BUSINESS

We are arranging many discounted services with our partners and sponsors to benefit your business:

  • CPA/Accounting Services
  • Law/Attorney Services
  • Insurance Services
  • Domain Registration
  • Hosting Services
  • Banking Services
  • Internet/Phone Services
  • Travel Services

and more coming

PERKS FOR YOUR PERSON

We are arranging discounted services with our partners and sponsors to benefit your person:

  • Gym Services
  • Fitness Training Services
  • Pilates Services
  • Spin Services
  • Yoga Services
  • Nutritional Services
  • Mindfulness Services
  • Biking Services

and more coming

We strongly believe that having a healthy mind and body is a key contributing factor to being productive and achieving success.

Get These Benefits & More

OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM