What kind of companies? Don’t worry I’ll bring you up to speed. Rated as one of the top 10 global incubators, the LA Cleantech Incubator (LACI) is the City of Los Angeles’ official business incubator for clean technology and provides key support to high profile teams on the rocky road to commercialization. Though based in LA, the impact doesn’t stop at the county lines. Many LACI portfolio companies are shaking things up across California and around the world. A local example, CarbonBLU, is mixing things up right here in Roseville. The Incubator can  connect with our own growing cleantech hub as they collaborate with other regional incubators like BlueTech Valley (a CleanStart Partner) and internationally with Clean Tech Open. CleanStart works in parrallel with LACI by bringing more companies to its attention and expanding the opportunities we can provide to companies here in Sacramento.

Last Wednesday, nine of these companies visited our capitol for a day of meetings with legislators and agency staff. CleanStart was able to catch up on all the hype at the company showcase to cap off the day. From aviation to roadways to kid’s play toys, LACI companies are taking on massive industries and long standing practices to help pave a green future.

See a full list of the Sacramento visitors below:

Ampaire  – Revolutionary Commercial Electric Aircraft

Advanced Paving Technologies – World’s First 3-D Asphalt Paving Machine

Advanced Vehicle Manufacturing – Reinventing Transportation

Bears for Humanity – Worlds First 100% Certified Organic Stuffed Toy Collection

CarbonBLU – Empowering Proactive Decision Makers (Check out their profile)

Rain Systems – Save 50% off your current landscape water consumption

Repurpose – Sustainable Tableware

Tiny Farms – Hardcore Nutrition, Easy on the Environment

Xtelligent – Traffic Signal Control for Today and Tomorrow


Kate is a recent graduate of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and has a strong background in entrepreneurship and global politics. After helping launch an AgTech startup on the central coast, Kate is back in her hometown looking to take her experience into the world of Cleantech and help grow the Sacramento region.