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ECO is a new multidisciplinary festival and ecosystem gathering designed to foster innovation for a sustainable planet. Our event in Los Angeles served as a crucial platform for learning, collaboration, and practical solutions.

By engaging with communities on the frontlines of today’s most urgent climate change and environmental challenges, we aim to identify and accelerate groundbreaking innovations that can make a real impact. Bringing together 200+ forward-thinking startups, investors, businesses, philanthropists, community organizations, and government agencies, ECO moves beyond traditional conversations to collective action.

We empower change-makers to shape a future where sustainability is not just a buzzword, but a tangible reality. Together, we can forge a path towards a healthier and more resilient world.

ECO ‘23 Program Highlights

Larta Institute Open House

Monday, December 4

This event highlighted Larta Institute’s 30 years of groundbreaking innovations, the impacts, and opportunities for the future. Activitiesincluded curated talks, interactive briefings, prototype viewings and a light networking reception.

Heal.LA Demo Day

Tuesday, December 5

Larta’s Heal.LA Demo Day event showcased innovations tackling  healthcare challenges in underinvested communities. Activities included portfolio showcases, interactive discussions, action planning, and a networking reception.

Venture Fellows Demo Day

Tuesday, December 5

Larta’s Venture Fellows Demo Day event showcased entrepreneurs tackling climate change in underinvested communities. Activities included portfolio showcases, interactive discussions, action planning, and a networking reception.

NOAA SBIR Demo Day

Wednesday, December 6

Larta’s NOAA Commercialization Assistance Program is a partnership initiative designed to support SBIR Phase II grantees in translating R&D into commercially viable enterprises. Activities included a portfolio showcase, interactive discussions, action planning, and a networking reception.

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About Larta Institute

Each year, we select over 500 founders and ventures to join our startup accelerators. We provide innovators with access to our programs, ecosystem, and funding, which all play a vital role in supporting the development and implementation of their solutions.

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