Startup Summer Festival 2022 brings the startup community together in Los Angeles!
By Hanieh Arefian
Los Angeles has already proven to be an area where entrepreneurs can come to live and start successful companies. We have seen this with some of Plug and Play’s most recent investment stories such as Honey, which was acquired by PayPal in 2019 for $4 billion. As one of the leading accelerators, Plug and Play, heavily supports innovations in the LA startup ecosystem and collaborates with many LA-based startups.
The Startup Summer Festival sponsored by Plug and Play, Peachscore, StartEngine, Ten Ten, Fox 11 Los Angeles, Cooley, Stonks and many more supports entrepreneurship in downtown LA and helps our city continue to be recognized as a global innovation hub.
The festival had 3 major agendas. The Startups Expo which showcased the latest and greatest innovations, panel discussions around the future of LA tech hosted by Megan Pormer (talk show host at FOX11 LA), and the Peachscore startups’ award and networking.
The event was full of surprises, especially for Nicola Leggo, founder of Now You’re Clean, who won the Peachscore Startup award. the event judges selected a Peachscore company among all 50 startups. Now You’re Clean, is the female founder-owned company that is bringing the first fully automated self-service dog wash spa & boutique based in NYC that is differentiated through convenience, cost efficiency, and customer-centric innovation providing an unparalleled dog wash experience.
We want to thank our event host Plug & Play and TenTen Wilshire for putting together an amazing event, and the panelists that joined us for providing some very interesting dialogue about the startup ecosystem. We would also like to thank all of our attendees for coming to the event and for helping make it a huge success for everyone involved. We are looking forward to our next event and hope more people can continue to join us as we shape the future of the startup ecosystem and early-stage businesses!