Hero House Entrepreneur-in-Residence Community


Since our launch, our team at SmartGateVC and Hero House has been dedicated to helping talented founders execute their vision from day one. More recently, our expansion to Southern California has enabled us to help companies from Armenia and broader Eastern Europe scale to the USA. We’ve spent the last 4 years working with founders and helping them build their startups, and we understand the unique challenges founders often face.


That’s why today SmartGateVC is excited to announce the launch of the Hero House Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR) community. Based at Hero House Glendale, the EIR community is designed for industry professionals and entrepreneurs to build a strong network of peers and work closely with one another.


The community will have events that take place starting July 2021. Members will get access to networking opportunities, office hours, a workspace at Hero House Glendale, and potential funding from our in-house investors—SmartGateVC and HyeRise Investments. Unlike some of our other programs, this is not a formal accelerator or incubator; rather, it is a community-based learning and networking experience.


You should consider joining the EIR community if any of the following apply to you.

  • You have just launched your startup and are looking to interact with like-minded founders, mentors, and investors

  • You’re currently working in a full-time job (or have recently left a job) and are exploring future opportunities

  • You are a serial entrepreneur and are launching your next venture


If you’d like to learn more, please visit the EIR website.