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Powered by Quake Capital, West Coast Challenge is a two-day event with a startup showcase, entrepreneurship panels, venture talks, and career fair, enabling startups, investors, corporations and professionals to discover, create and shine your venture together. 

We are fortunate to have the following VC firms speaking on stage:

  • CrossCut
  • Embark Ventures
  • Plug and Play LA
  • I(x) investments
  • B Capital
  • Morpheus Ventures
  • Silicon Valley Bank
  • 3L Capital
  • Tech Coast Angels
  • Grid 110
  • Bixel Exchange
  • Mucker Capital
  • Amplify LA
  • Backstage Capital
  • Sway Ventures
  • TenOneTen Ventures
  • PLG Ventures
  • Alpha bridge 
  • Luma Ventures

With many more in attendance!

Apply for West Coast Challenge to exhibit with us. 

Showcase your company, products or services to connect with a highly relevant industrial audience.


This event is open to all startups that want to apply!


 To be eligible to participate applicants need to 
  • Complete an entire venture detail page in Spark xyz and 
  • Answer the three additional questions

There will be two rounds of applications, culminating in a video interview. 

We look forward to finding the best of the best to introduce to the LA venture capital ecosystem!


  • Grand prize is $200,000 in funding from Quake Capital and a spot in their accelerator
  • Top 50 get a full sponsorship package of benefits worth $402,000 
    • Airtable
    • Amazon
    • ADP
    • Google
    • Brex
    • Carta
    • Digital Ocean
    • Docusign
    • Docsend
    • Klenty
    • Notion
    • Pipedrive
    • Scalegrid
    • Sendgrid
    • Smooch
    • Standuply
    • Stripe
    • Twilio
    • ZenDesk
    • Zoom
    • & Many more!
  • Showcase booth to meet investors and recruit from the top universities in Southern California

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