Entrepreneurs

The City of Burbank champions the entrepreneurial spirit and offers many programs that provide opportunities for the start-up and small business community through our Burbank Entrepreneurship Programming. For more information, consulting appointments, or customized training opportunities, please contact us at 818.238.5198 or econdev@burbankca.gov.

Entrepreneurship Programming

Untapped Incubator Burbank: Now - Jun.'24

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The Untapped Incubator Burbank is a FREE self-serve online program featuring world-class playbooks and tools for start-ups and founders to consume at their own pace. Participants will have access to ten hours of online content known as the ‘Untapped Method’ and can also participate in two group mastermind coaching sessions led by George Bandarian, Founding Partner & CEO of Untapped Ventures. The Incubator seeks to benefit early-stage startups and founders in building successful venture-scale ‘ready to raise’ startups, participants receive:

  • Access to 10 hours of content created by experienced entrepreneurs;
  • Online and in-person group mastermind coaching sessions;
  • Funding opportunities for your startup, and
  • An opportunity to participate in the June 2024 Startup.Burbank Pitchfest.

Burbank Tech Talks:

The award-winning Burbank Tech Talk event series include annual events and networking opportunities to help entrepreneurs succeed, Events will cover topics including how launch your new businesses venture, and current trends in AI. Event details can be found below, stay tuned for registration info and details. More events to help support your entrepreneurial goals, will be announced. To sign-up for program updates or for more information, please e-mail: econdev@burbankca.gov

STATE of AI 2024 - February 28, 2024 5PM - 8PM

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  • Learn trends within current state of the AI venture landscape
  • Understand how to source AI startups
  • Evaluate opportunities to maximize your investments in AI, and
  • Network with key players in the industry!

Founder Mastermind - March 2024 - Registration Link Coming Soon 
A unique Founder Mastermind experience including 90-minutes of expert coaching.

Startup.Burbank Pitchfest- June 2024 - Registration Link Coming Soon 
The 6th Annual Startup.Burbank Pitch Fest will return in 2024. Entrepreneurs will take the stage to pitch their focused startups and receive feedback and mentoring from an expert panel of judges. Winners will receive a variety of mentoring and business consulting services including an in-kind sponsorship of $5,000 in Product/Market Fit coaching, playbooks, and tools from Untapped. Applications will be released in spring 2024.

More events to be announced, to sign-up for program updates or for more information, please e-mail: econdev@burbankca.gov

The Burbank Tech Talks are organized by The City of Burbank, Upstart Valley, and The Burbank Chamber of Commerce.

Consulting services in Burbank, CA

Consulting and Job Seeker Services

Consulting
One-on-one professional business consulting services are offered free to Burbank entrepreneurs and businesses in partnership with the Burbank Public Library. Led by experts from SCORE, a nonprofit organization and a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), a broad range of topics are available for mentorship including:

  • How to Start or Grow Your Business
  • Financing Opportunities For Your Business
  • Operational Management
  • And much more!

Services are currently available virtually online Tuesday's and Thursday's between 11am - 2pm. Consulting services are by appointment only, to sign up for a 1-hour appointment, please visit: Burbank Score

For access to free business templates, eguides, checklists, blogs, infographics, videos and other helpful resources, visit the SCORE website.

Valley Economic Alliance Business Assistance Program
The Alliance helps businesses strengthen their fundamentals through a network of pro bono, reputable advisors. Free consultations are available to help business owners to identify opportunities, resolve problems, and make important decisions that impact their businesses.  For more information, please visit: The Valley Economic Alliance

Job Seeker Resources
Burbank Employment Connection provides access to free tools and resources for job seekers including job search, resume writing, unemployment assistance, interview coaching, and more. Tools for learners and veteran's resources are also available. Click here for more information.

Training opportunities in Burbank, CA

Customized Business Training Opportunities

Free, specialized, on-site training for you and your employees to help meet the unique needs of your business. Limited to Burbank businesses only. Sample topics include:

  • Introduction to Management
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Excellent Customer Service
  • Managing Conflicts

Co-working Spaces

Collaborative work spaces are a hotbed for attracting and fostering new talent and reflect Burbank's entrepreneurial spirit.