SCALE is designed to inspire a generation of students, entrepreneurs, and investors to pursue entrepreneurship for the development and advancement of novel technologies with aerospace applications and to build businesses here in Los Angeles.
Each team selected for the program will receive personalized instruction and engage with potential corporate clients and investors. The 13-week program is designed to help teams set milestones, develop products, find the market fit and get customer traction, and secure the next round of funding. Teams will have access to Starburst’s huge network of aerospace companies and become part of an ecosystem that includes Starburst and UCLA alumni, established aerospace entrepreneurs, investors, corporate partners, customers, academic researchers, and more.
Los Angeles has a deep-rooted aerospace heritage, local world-class universities graduating more engineers per year than anywhere else in the nation, and a leading venture capital presence; with SCALE, it reinforces the region as a global capital for aerospace startup development. The program is remote during the COVID-19 pandemic but will be hosted in Los Angeles once it is safe to do so.
SCALE is run by Starburst in collaboration with UCLA, federally funded by the EDA Venture Challenge, and backed by industry and authorities across the greater Los Angeles area.