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Innovate SCV 2017

The City of Santa Clarita is home to companies, both large and small, that are revolutionizing the way business is done. From virtual reality advertising to handheld 3D mapping, Santa Clarita is an area known for innovation and will spend the next month celebrating it. The Santa Clarita Business Incubator will host Innovate SCV, a series of events in partnership with Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation, the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), and College of the Canyons, to highlight entrepreneurship and innovation. Access the entire calendar here, or scroll down to read more about exciting upcoming events. 

Upcoming Events at the Santa Clarita Business Incubator

Entrepreneurship Series brought to you by SBDC and the City of Santa Clarita | 12:00 - 1:00 PM | 10/12, 10/26, 11/2

Some are entrepreneurs or naturally entrepreneurial. The Entrepreneurship Series is an opportunity to explore the “entrepreneur in you”. The featured one-hour session will highlight entrepreneurship as an option to generate income and cash flow, provide steps to start a formal business, and explore how to develop a business model to bring your vision to life. Participants will also be introduced to resources to help you take the next step in starting or growing your business, or transitioning from current activity into a formal business. • Common Characteristics of an Entrepreneur • Types of Entrepreneurs • Entrepreneurship Economic Impact • Find Out How Entrepreneurial You Are • Determine How to Proceed with Your Business Idea

Get October 12 Tickets | Get October 26 Tickets | Get November 2 Tickets

How to Pitch to an Investor Series | 12:00 - 2:00 PM | 11/9, 11/16

Ever had an idea you wanted to pitch to an investor? However, not only were you unsure of how to pitch, but you couldn't find interested investors. There is an effective way to build a Pitch Deck that tells the story of your business while keeping potential investors engaged. Learn how to identify ways to target your pitch for different audiences, build realistic financials and craft actionable business models. Over two sessions, the following topics will be covered: Part 1:  Learn Critical Elements to help Understand the Mind of the Investor, Work with a Pitch Deck Framework and Create an Effective Pitch, Learn to Anticipate Questions that Investors Frequently Ask, Develop a Realistic Investor Call to Action, Identify Ways to Target Your Pitch to Different Audiences

Get November 9 Tickets | Get November 16 Tickets

Developing a Business Model | 12:00 - 1:00 PM | 11/30

This is the ideal workshop where business owners at all levels will learn how to build, design, and define a business model. A business model is what defines a business and its practice. In this workshop attendees will learn how to first define their business model. They will be introduced to a business model canvas as a tool.  Business Idea to Business Model  Introduction to the Business Models  Steps to Define, Design and Build a Business Model

Get November 30 Tickets


Other Innovate SCV Events

Ideaction - Turn Your Idea Into a Business | 6:30 - 8:30 PM | 11/7 | Steamwork Center

Calling all entrepreneurs, startups, investors, freelancers, consultants, mentors, advisors, designers, developers and folks with a fabulous business idea in the making… Join us for Ideaction – a multi-group meetup and let’s turn your idea into a business! 

Get Ideaction Tickets

Access to Capital - How to Find Smart Money To Finance Your Business Plans |  6:30 - 8:30 PM | 11/9 | Steamwork Center

Should you get a loan, angel or venture investments? What type of capital is right for your business? How does each form of capital impact your ownership and control of your company? What is the ideal business profile for each type of institution or investor? Get all of the answers from our very experienced and LOCAL SCV panel of experts.

Get Access to Capital Tickets

Startup Grind Santa Clarita Presents Rahul Sonnad, Co-Founder & CEO of Tesloop | 6:30 PM | 11/14 | Status Not Quo

Join the Startup Grind Santa Clarita Chapter, powered by Google as we host Rahul Sonnad, Co-Founder & CEO of Tesloop. Tickets include food and drinks so please plan on being there to nosh & network.

During Rahul's career he has experienced numerous successes including a $100 million exit. You will not want to miss this opportunity to hear directly from an Entrepreneur that has achieved various levels of success within the software domain and now ventures to change the transportation sector.

Get Startup Grind Tickets 

Startup Weekend 2017 | November 17-19 | College of the Canyons University Center

Startup Weekend SCV is a unique opportunity for developers, designers, and business people to team up and build a startup in just 54 hours! This event that happens all over the world can help you get from zero to a new company by Sunday night!

Weekend activities include rapid-fire startup pitches, prototype building, customer development, coaching and feedback by local mentors, a keynote speaker, concluding with a Shark Tank-style judging session.

This opportunity provides you with a challenging, engaging, and risk-free space to test out that great idea you’ve been hanging on to (or help someone build theirs).

Get Startup Weekend Tickets

Are you ready to take your startup to the next level? This could be the opportunity you have been waiting for to launch your company into the spotlight! 

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So why do businesses love the Santa Clarita Valley?

(We thought you'd never ask!)

The Santa Clarita Valley is Los Angeles County's most business-friendly location with a highly educated workforce and a variety of industries that keep our economy strong. Not only do companies love it here -- but their teams do too. Housing for every budget, great dining and entertainment options, excellent schools, miles of hiking and biking trails, and low crime rates make the SCV an ideal live/work/play location.




Check out the video below to learn more about Nuhubit Software Studios, City of Santa Clarita Business Incubator occupants. 



Innovate SCV is part of Innovate Los Angeles, a countywide effort spearheaded by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation to promote the region as a leading global center for innovation and entrepreneurship. For more information about the Santa Clarita Business Incubator and the listed events, please contact the Santa Clarita Business Incubator at (661) 290-2211.  To find out more about Innovate Los Angeles, visit Innovate.LA or

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