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Hero House Glendale

A startup hub in Southern California where entrepreneurship, technology, and capital converge into an unstoppable force
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ABOUT US

Hero House is an entrepreneurship hub in Glendale, CA that combines the scientific potential of local leading universities with the expertise and network of business leaders in entertainment, aerospace, bioscience, advanced transportation located in the Los Angeles area.
Southern California is home to entertainment industry giants such as Walt Disney, Paramount, DreamWorks, Warner Bros., NBCUniversal, MTV and others;

Hero House is established by the in-house venture capital fund SmartGateVC.
 

SmartGateVC is a seed venture capital fund that is the initiator of the Hero House and GateWay Program. The fund invests in deep tech companies that graduate from the program, as well as backs promising deep tech founders of the Hero House community. 

 

The fund is backed by notable Venture Capital Firms and Investors, among them Tim Draper and a number of serial entrepreneurs. It has invested in 20 early-stage companies at the edge where science and entrepreneurship join to disrupt the status quo.

 

SmartGateVC is a value-add investor providing hands-on technology and business development support to companies.

 

OUR INVESTMENTS

 
Los Angeles

GateWay

Acceleration Program.

A Glendale based accelerator connecting business development talent and opportunities in the SoCal area with the deep tech teams in Eastern Europe

12-week individual development  program tailored to establish growth frameworks, advance sales, and prepare for a seed round.

 8 weeks of on-site in-person customer interviews, sales meetings, and investor introductions to grow sales in the US, implement customer development and raise funding.

Guidance from scientists of leading universities in the LA area, such as Caltech, USC, UCLA for the development of AI models, making path-breaking advancements, and product design refinement. 

Support for US companies for setting up professional, yet cost-efficient tech teams in Eastern Europe.

TIMELINE

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Call for Business Students

to work with deep-tech startups building cutting-edge solutions in Robotics, AI/ML, Quantum computing, Biotech and more.
 

OUR STARTUPS HAVE ACCESS TO...

top tire co-investors and follow on investors

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and more ....

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up to $100k in Cloud and Firebase credits for 12 months, G Suite credits for new domains.

AWS Activate Credits and 1 year of AWS Business Support.

Access to free IBM Cloud credits for more than 130 unparalleled services.

Access to DigitalOcean's cloud for 12 months (up to $100k credit), free technical training, mentorship.

90% discount for all HubSpot services.

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over $500k perks and benefits 

Free access to personal plan for 2 year for all-in-one website building platform.

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Access to credits  and mentorship to use cloud-based email infrastructure.

All-in-one transactional email platform. Free 100,000 emails and push notifications with no restriction on features.

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Credits to use Zendesk services for 12 months.

Unless services for free for 1 month and with 20% discount on all plans after that.

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We join the Stripe atlas network to help entrepreneurs start a global business.

Error tracking, monitoring, and anomaly detection for building applications with10% discount.

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​​APM offering error tracking, performance monitoring, dashboards, host metrics, and alerts.

Infrastructure for your customer data.  6-month FREE usage.

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A tool to generate pixel-perfect apps designs with 50% discounted for 3 months. 

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Industry-leading UI wireframing software for free for 3-months.

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Co-working and co-living space infused with startup spirit of SF
with 10% discount. 

Immersion programs designed for entrepreneurs to provide training, mentoring, networking opportunities with 20% discount.

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20% discount on tickets for Techchill conference, one of the most awaited events for the Baltic startup ecosystem. 

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Intuitive tool for creating infographics, informative charts, and more with 20% discount.

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influential customers & partners 

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OUR COMPANIES WERE FEATURED BY...

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HIGHLIGHTS

STRATEGIC PARTNERS

 
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Hye Rise Investments is a group of seasoned entrepreneurs and executives that invest in companies with strong vision, grit, and resilience. Hye Rise is an in-house investment company and is looking to invest in companies that graduate from Hero House programs.

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The Armenian Engineers and Scientists of America is a non-profit organization with a mission to enable and empower the Armenian STEM community worldwide. The collaboration ensures the establishment of strong ties among researchers, scientists, and business talent for creating a new wave of companies built based on cutting-edge technologies.

 

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