2021 Impact Report

Our mission is to foster science & technology innovation for a sustainable planet.
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Supporting Diverse Startup Founders.

We're committed to providing an accessible, safe, respectful, and welcoming environment for all.
Our Values

America's Seed Fund

We help startups use SBIR & TABA grant funding to translate ideas into sustainable enterprises.
SBIR & TABA Funding

Venture Fellows program

Do you have an idea to make your community more resilient, equitable & sustainable?
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Heal.LA Initiative

Heal.LA is a new collaborative initiative to improve the health & wellness of Los Angeles County and beyond.
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Our mission is to foster science & technology innovation for a sustainable planet.

Larta Institute is a non-profit organization accelerating entrepreneurship & innovation. Since 1993, we have helped over 6,000 startups translate their ideas into sustainable enterprises – our alumni have raised over $5 billions in funds. 

Let’s feed, fuel, and heal the world. 

Planet. People. Profit. Impact.

Our programs are designed to help create triple-bottom-line ventures, aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. 

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Browse & apply to join our open programs, including commercialization accelerator & assistance programs for SBIR/STTR government grant awardees, and private startup accelerators supported by our ecosystem of partners.

We help inventors & startups utilize SBIR/STTR government grant funding to move their idea from early-stage R&D to a sustainable enterprise for global impact.

Since 2004, we have partnered with government agencies to offer leading cohort-based Commercialization Assistance Programs (CAP) and a robust menu of Technical & Business Assistance (TABA).

Heal.LA’s Bioscience & Healthcare Accelerator Program is committed to nurturing and scaling innovations that positively impact the health and wellness of communities in the Los Angeles region.

The 6-month program offers entrepreneurs a unique combination of guidance and education backed by world-class experts in the life sciences industry.

Do you have an idea to make your community more resilient, equitable & sustainable?

The Ventures Fellows program is a 9-month hands-on experience – we invest in diverse innovators to pilot good ideas that help communities become more resilient in response to the impacts of climate change.

We invest in promising founders and startups who are working to feed, fuel, & heal the world.

Our co-creation studio model invests resources and expertise in sustainability-focused ventures to prepare them for seed or Series A funding.

We invest capital into impact-driven startups alongside our active funding network.

Access our global innovation platform & ecosystem.

Larta’s network includes some of the most forward-thinking startups, investors, businesses, philanthropists, community organizations, and government agencies.

Our innovation platform & ecosystem power our startup programs to accelerate new science & technology – by providing a unique combination of connections, resources, and funding.

Latest Content & Events

New Venture Fellows program to support women- and minority-led ideas, creating more resilient, equitable, and sustainable communities in U.S. cities.

Each year the NOAA: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration awards approximately $10M in grant funding to U.S. small businesses through the SBIR Program (America’s Seed Fund) – this early-stage non-dilutive funding empowers innovators to develop new technologies that can foster a more sustainable planet.

Led by the California Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA) within and the California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz), the Inclusive Innovation Hub (iHub²) program’s investment will help accelerate regionally focused strategies to spur innovation and diversification across industry sectors and geographies while attracting entrepreneurs from underserved business communities. 

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