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.

Burbank Entrepreneurship Programming

Unicorns Sightings on the Eastside @LA TechWeek
Friday, June 9, 2023
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Gordon Biersch Burbank

Join us for an exciting networking event and find out more about the next generation of leading founders and VCs in Burbank! Come and network with prominent founders, visionary VCs, and respected government representatives. ​This is your chance to tap into their knowledge and experience, connect with fellow founders and investors, and gain valuable insights into the future of entrepreneurship and venture capital within the region. Founders and investors of all levels are encouraged to attend. Join us for an unforgettable event!

This event is a part of #TechWeek - a week of events hosted by VCs and startups to bring together the tech ecosystem.


Untapped Startup Pitchfest Burbank
Thursday, June 29, 2023
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location Details to Be Announced

Mark your calendars and prepare for a thrilling in-person event featuring dynamic startup pitches, top tier VC’s, and the chance to network with up-and-coming tech talent! Our partners at Untapped Ventures will handpick five of the most innovative early-stage founders in LA and beyond to pitch in front of our esteemed panel of judges for the chance to win a sizable investment.

Seize the opportunity to learn from seasoned entrepreneurs and investors, and ignite your own entrepreneurial aspirations – we look forward to seeing you there!

Want to attend as a competitor? Submit your pitch today here! Deadline to Apply: June 16 at 5pm PST

For more info, visit: https://www.untapped.ventures/pitchfest

NOW OPEN: Untapped  Startup Academy Burbank
January 2023 - June 2023
In partnership with Untapped Ventures, the City of Burbank Economic Development Department is debuting a new entrepreneurship program. The Untapped Startup Academy Burbank is a self-serve online program with world-class playbooks and tools for start-ups and founders to consume and work on at their own pace. Participants will have access to ten hours of online content known as the ‘Untapped Method’, and can participate in monthly live group mastermind coaching calls for support. The Academy seeks to benefit early-stage startups and founders in building successful venture-scale ‘ready to launch’ startups. Join today for:

  • Access to 25 hours of content specifically created by experienced entrepreneurs to help you in your journey,
  • The opportunity to get funding for your idea or startup,
  • 1:1 founder coaching with expert entrepreneurs, and
  • Real-world experience by pitching your idea to real investors
  • 'Mastermind' conversations
    • May 30 - Fundraising


The Burbank Tech Talks are organized by The City of Burbank and The Burbank Chamber of Commerce, in Partnership with Untapped.

Consulting services in Burbank, CA

Consulting and Job Seeker Services

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.