Entrepreneurs

Burbank Economic Development champions the entrepreneurial spirit, and supports programs that nurture and inform the next generation of business talent. Burbank’s entrepreneurial programs help your business with the resources to inspire, empower, and grow. For more information, consulting appointments, or customized training opportunities, please contact us at
818.238.5198 or econdev@burbankca.gov.

Burbank, CA tech talks

Burbank Tech Talks

Network with fellow entrepreneurs and startup companies while gaining valuable insights from pioneering leaders. To register for the events below, click here.

JUNE 26 | 12 pm – 1:30 pm
Fireside Chat
VC Mark Mullen, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Bonfire Ventures

JULY 24 | 12 pm – 1:30 pm
The Future of Gaming & Entertainment: AR, VR, & Beyond
Brent Bushnell, CEO of Two Bit Circus

SEPTEMBER 12 | 4 pm – 6 pm
Startup.Burbank Pitch Festival
Entrepreneurs will take the stage to pitch their startups and get feedback and mentoring in front of a live audience. Join us for a fun event supporting the local entrepreneurial ecosystem.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Jesse Draper, Founding Partner, Halogen Ventures

A limited number of pre-screened startups will be selected to pitch at the event. To apply or for more info, please e-mail: david@techfire.co

Consulting services in Burbank, CA

Consulting Services

One-on-one professional business consulting services offered free to Burbank businesses and led by experts from the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC).

A broad range of topics available for discussion include:

  • How to Start or Grow Your Business
  • Financing Opportunities For Your Business
  • Operational Management
  • Additional Business Resources
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
Testimonial for The Introduction to Management Training from a Local Business:

“The engaging training seminar provided by the City of Burbank was informative, very well structured and provided the managers with actionable tips. They left with a good understanding of their responsibilities as leaders and felt equipped with tools to effectively lead their teams. The feedback from the attendees was extremely positive".

sue dickinson, senior director of human resources, connectivity, inc.