Los Angeles, known worldwide for Hollywood and its entertainment industry, is also a diverse hub for various innovative startup companies. These startups, since their manifolds in 2020 or later, have been working tirelessly to improve and enrich various communities. Here are a few examples of community-oriented startups doing miracles on a daily basis in LA.
These Los Angeles companies are revolutionizing the community sector, focusing on industries including tourism, fashion, healthcare, non-profit, and more. They are driven by their mission to provide opportunities, connection, improvement, participation, attract investment and amplify the voice of their communities.
Below is a highlight of each company, their industry, location, founders, a brief description of their work, their website link and their social media links. The aim is to provide an overview of their work and illustrate the impact they are making in their respective communities.
Well Traveled, focusing on the Communities, Tourism, Travel sectors, is a member’s club offering travelers trusted recommendations and exclusive perks. They also enable travelers to connect with local communities. You can find them on Facebook, @welltraveledco on Twitter and LinkedIn.
Actively Black is an athleisure brand and sportswear retailer that uplifts and invests in the Black community. Founded by Lanny Smith, the company aims to improve the physical and mental well-being of the community. You can reach them through their Facebook page, @activelyblack on Twitter, or their LinkedIn Page.
Liberate, a mental fitness studio founded by Olivia Bowser, offers an approachable, safe space for people to proactively work on their mental health. You can connect with them through their Facebook page, @liberatestudio1 on Twitter, or their LinkedIn Page.
A non-profit organization, africaActive, assists communities dealing with challenges such as immigration, food security, mental health issues, lack of opportunities, and education. Visit their Facebook page, and LinkedIn Page.
Resilientship is designed to aid young women navigating through the challenges of a cancer diagnosis. Engage with them through their Facebook page, @resilientship on Twitter, or on their LinkedIn Page.
Flique Editorial is a web platform for people from all walks of life, helping them to exchange their viewpoints. To learn more, check their Facebook page, @fliqueeditorial on Twitter, and their LinkedIn page.
Founded by Ben Relles, Good To Vote is an organization to ensuring readiness for all to vote. To date, it has registered more than 160,000 voters. For more information visit their LinkedIn page.
Founded by Brett Goldstein, Jacob Peters, and Michael Houck, Launch House helps emerging leaders level up and live better. Join Launch House for learning and fostering professional development. More information can be found on their LinkedIn page and @launchhouse on Twitter
Jamee Bateau and KingPeter Cazeau’s Staout is a short-form video app, focusing on creators of color, encourages them to become entrepreneurs. Visit their website and see what they have to offer.