Supporting Organizations

With the support of academic, community and industry organizations, PortTech Los Angeles provides clients access to the experts they need to make their businesses successful.

Advanced Transportation Center of Southern California

Advanced Transportation Center of Southern California | The e4 | Advanced Transportation Center of Southern California serves as the advanced transportation industry resource for the region. The Center was designated by the California Energy Commission and covers the counties of Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, Imperial, Riverside, and San Bernardino.


AltaSea | AltaSea brings together science, business and education to generate innovative solutions to the global challenges of sustainability. Located on an iconic 35-acre campus in the Port of Los Angeles, AltaSea works to demonstrate how the ocean is integral to the well-being of humankind and the health of the earth.


Advanced Manufacturing Partnership of Southern California | AMP SoCal unites a broad-based consortium of 86 dedicated organizations that have come together to transform the Aerospace and Defense industry with a focus on advanced manufacturing technologies from additive manufacturing to model-based engineering and design. Home to companies like SpaceX, AeroVironment and Sapphire Energy, the Southern California region is positioned in the vanguard of the future avionics and aerospace industries.

Business Incubation Network of Southern California

Business Incubation Network of Southern California (BINS) | BINS, through the sharing of best practices, economic metrics, leveraging success, client referrals and cooperation, will strengthen the network of support services for new business creation and accelerated growth for early stage companies resulting in an expanded funding base for member organizations and new job growth within the region.

California Institute of Technology

California Institute of Technology (Caltech) | Caltech is a world-renowned science and engineering research and education institution, where extraordinary faculty and students seek answers to complex questions, discover new knowledge, lead innovation, and transform our future.

Cleantech Open

Cleantech Open | Cleantech Open is a non-profit organization that runs the world’s largest accelerator for cleantech startups. Their mission is to find, fund and foster entrepreneurs with big ideas that address today’s most urgent energy, environmental and economic challenges.

City of Los Angeles Economic & Workforce Development Department

City of Los Angeles Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWDD) | The EWDD's goal is to steer economic development in a manner that yields thriving businesses, and creates job training and career opportunities for the City of Los Angeles. We work every day to deliver a strong and committed workforce, sustainable neighborhoods and profitable communities throughout Los Angeles.


California Manufacturing Technology Consulting (CMTC) | CMTC is a non-profit that offers consulting solutions and manufacturing services for large and small companies. Their industry experts work closely with Southern California manufacturers to help prepare them to compete at a higher level in the changing global marketplace.

e4 Mobility Alliance

e4 Mobility Alliance | The LAEDC e4Mobility Alliance’s mission is to promote and further develop Southern California as the leader in advanced transportation including maximizing plug-in electric, natural gas and fuel cell vehicle adoption rates; fleet conversion; ride sharing and a range of e-mobility solutions that will enhance a robust manufacturing cluster and infrastructure deployment resulting in job growth and investment through appropriate levels of public and private funding; technology transfer; workforce development; and policy initiatives.

Green Marine

Green Marine | Green Marine is an environmental certification program for the North American marine industry. It is a voluntary, transparent and inclusive initiative that addresses key environmental issues through its 11 performance indicators. Participants are shipowners, ports, terminals, Seaway corporations and shipyards. The cornerstone of the Green Marine initiative is its far-reaching environmental program, which makes it possible for any marine company operating in Canada or the U.S. to reduce its environmental footprint by undertaking concrete and measurable actions.

Harbor Association of Industry and Commerce

Harbor Association of Industry and Commerce (HAIC) | The Harbor Association of Industry & Commerce (HAIC) was established in 1975 to be a collective voice and advocate for the harbor business community. HAIC is a non-profit industrial and commercial trade association which serves as a united voice on trade, transportation, energy, environmental and land-use issues affecting the South Bay and harbor business communities.

International Trade Education Programs (ITEP)

International Trade Education Programs (ITEP) | ITEP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that connects the international trade business community to the classroom in order to develop career-ready, college-prepared high school students.

Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator

Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) | LACI has launched its cleantech business incubator to accelerate the development of cleantech start-ups by offering flexible office space, CEO coaching and mentoring, and access to a growing network of experts and capital.

Los Angeles Regional Small Business Development Center

Los Angeles Regional Small Business Development Center (SBDC) | The SBDC helps small business owners succeed with low-cost training and no-cost one-on-one advising from experienced entrepreneurs and industry experts. The SBDC has been hosted by Long Beach City College since 2006 and in that time has helped hundreds of area business owners increase their sales, obtain loans, streamline operations, utilize new technologies, expand into new markets, and position themselves for long-term growth.

Los Angeles Venture Association

Los Angeles Venture Association (LAVA) | Since 1985, LAVA has been providing forums where entrepreneurs and executives of start-up, emerging growth and late stage venture funded companies actively meet and learn from fellow executives, investors, bankers, financial advisors and other providers of professional services.

Ocean Exchange

Ocean Exchange | Ocean Exchange was founded in 2010 as an international platform to accelerate the adoption of innovations with working prototypes. The organization is a solutions-focused organization conducting a continuous search for Best in Class, proven solutions to the world's most pressing problems.

Pacific Gateway Workforce Investment Network

Pacific Gateway Workforce Investment Network | Pacific Gateway Workforce Investment Network is a public agency serving Long Beach, Signal Hill, and the Los Angeles Harbor communities. The organization connects adults, youth, and businesses to opportunities - job seekers to employment, and businesses to skilled workers.

Port of Los Angeles

Port of Los Angeles | The Port of Los Angeles, a department of the City of Los Angeles, was a founding partner of PortTech and continues to support the organization with financial, technical and personnel resources. The Port of Los Angeles, America’s Port® and the premier gateway for international commerce, is located in San Pedro Bay, 25 miles south of downtown Los Angeles. This thriving seaport not only sustains its competitive edge with record-setting cargo operations, but is also known for groundbreaking environmental initiatives, progressive security measures, diverse recreational and educational facilities, and LA’s emerging waterfront destination.

Port of Long Beach

Port of Long Beach | The Port of Long Beach is the premier U.S. gateway for trans-Pacific trade and a trailblazer in innovative goods movement, safety and environmental stewardship. As the second-busiest container seaport in the United States, the Port welcomes 4,000 vessels a year carrying trade valued at $155 billion. A major economic engine for the region, the port supports hundreds of thousands of jobs in Southern California.

San Pedro Chamber of Commerce

San Pedro Chamber of Commerce | The San Pedro Chamber of Commerce played an instrumental role in founding PortTechLA and continues to support our work by connecting entrepreneurs and small businesses to crucial resources within San Pedro. Since 1906, the San Pedro Chamber has effectively promoted, supported and advocated on behalf of the San Pedro business community to make San Pedro a better place to live, work and visit.

The Propeller Club of Los Angeles - Long Beach

The Propeller Club of Los Angeles - Long Beach | The Propeller Club of Los Angeles - Long Beach is an international maritime organization dedicated to promoting the interests of international commerce, shipping transportation, and supporting industries including governments and communities. The Propeller Club's objective is to provide a forum for discussion and to promote public education regarding critical maritime issues.

UCLA California NanoSystems Institute

UCLA California NanoSystems Institute | The California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) encourages university collaboration with industry and facilitates the rapid commercialization of discoveries in nanoscience and nannotechnology. CNSI members are faculty at UCLA and UCSB and are thought-leaders in four nanosystems research areas including energy, environment, health-medicine and information technology.

UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation

UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation | The Luskin Center for Innovation unites the intellectual capital of UCLA with forward-looking civic leaders to address the most pressing issues confronting the local community, nation and world. The Center is organized around initiatives that seek to translate world-class research and expertise into real-world policy solutions. Current initiatives include Sustainable Energy for California and Electric Vehicles & Alternative Fuels.

USC Stevens Center for Innovation

USC Stevens Center for Innovation | USC founded the Stevens Center for Innovation to serve as a university-wide resource for USC innovators. The Center uses a unique combination of creativity and pragmatism to advance breakthrough research and transform bright ideas into real world products and services allowing USC research to have the greatest societal impact.

Wilmington Chamber of Commerce

Wilmington Chamber of Commerce | The Wilmington Chamber of Commerce is one of PortTech's founding partners. Through the Chamber, PortTechLA clients have opportunities to network with Wilmington business owners and community leaders. Since 1904, the Wilmington Chamber has worked to promote, support and enhance a positive business environment that improves the quality of life for everyone in Wilmington.


YPE | Founded in 2005, YPE aims to facilitate the advancement of young professionals in the energy industry around the world through social, educational and civic service oriented events. Our 40,000+ members participate in events in over 50 Chapters world wide. The desired outcome of YPE is to foster an environment where members can learn from each other’s experiences, share industry knowledge and discuss career matters.