The Downtown Long Beach Alliance (DLBA) has teamed up with Long Beach Downtown Development Corporation (DDC) and the Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship at California State University, Long Beach to promote The
Sustainable Tech Intellectual Property Series (STIPES)
in the 2018 MY LA2050 Activation Challenge.
Serving as one of five finalists for the award within the Create category, STIPES aims to impact minority and woman-owned firms, number of high-growth startups, patents per capita, and more. The series is focused on providing the tools and skills needed to identify and file patents and other intellectual property protections related to green/sustainable technologies, launching scalable businesses promoting entrepreneurship.
This STIPES proposal is also in alignment with the City’s Economic Development Blueprint, adopted in 2017, that defines priorities leading to the creation of businesses, well-paying jobs, and increase the standards of living for Long Beach’s diverse residents. The Blueprint advances a 10-year vision for Long Beach to serve as “the city of opportunity for workers, investors, and entrepreneurs.”